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yea but my point and click does have a manual focus on it but not the focus ring u have to manual focus it though the menus

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most of the point and shot dont and did not know any did untill i found it , i have pentax A30

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TheUltimateGamer wrote:
egarrard,

I cant do that thing that you done on your last picture how do you do it if you dont mind.

The thing when you make the background blurry and your eyes focus on the main object how is done?

Thanks

I used a 300mm lens and the widest (low number) aperture it had. The combination of the magnification and the wide aperture made the area that is in focus, front to back, very small. That way, the background turned out blurred and only the flowers were in focus. You can see some of that effect in the first picture too. It's just not as extreme.

I could have focused manually, but that was shot with autofocus. That's one of the benefits of a DSLR. You can see in the viewfinder what you are focusing on. That's not so easy with a 2.5" LCD.

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matty_1210 wrote:
first 1 to guess what it is
Gun barrel.

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nope guess agian

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Azalea Blooms:

Purple Iris:

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Kindom934 wrote:
damn, the color is so true! It's not even funny when compared to mines, LOL.

you can improve yours with setting the camera to a higher contrast. photoshoping also helps.:beer

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What kind of a camera do u have? Probably not DSLR, lol.

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From what I see, he uses.... A Sony DSC-P200 and is using Adobe Photoshop Elements software

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Thats the cam my sister uses. It's not a very good cam for photographic shots. My sister only uses it for snaps. It's not the worst cam though.

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i had a sony DSC-P93 was good at the time but i have a pentax A30 realy good point and shot

o yea and stop taking pictures of flowers come on men

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Hey guys,
Yesterday my mom came in with the mail and showed me a letter from pictures.com. One of my waterdrop pictures got into the semi-final of the great anual amateur photgraphy competion. It will even be published in a book called "Endless Journeys". I still can't believe it. Already with 15 being published in a photography book.

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can any 1 explane what an SR camera is and well done nilzxx what picture did u enter

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matty_1210 wrote:
can any 1 explane what an SR camera is

I have to assume you mean SLR.
In which case, it stands for Single Lens Reflex..
I could explain it, but hold on.. Let me find a link (I am a terrible typing teacher)

Here on wikipedia..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-lens_reflex_camera

If you do not understand that, then just PM me.. I will go into more detail..
I've had SLR cameras for over 20 years....
And dSLR for at least 3 years...

The d=digital, but I am sure you knew that..:thumb

This is assuming that, this is what you meant.. Otherwise, I am not sure what you mean on SR.
Please elaborate..

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no its says SR on my camera but i think it means some think different

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nilzxx wrote:
Hey guys,
Yesterday my mom came in with the mail and showed me a letter from pictures.com. One of my waterdrop pictures got into the semi-final of the great anual amateur photgraphy competion. It will even be published in a book called "Endless Journeys". I still can't believe it. Already with 15 being published in a photography book.
Congratulations! :thumb

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I have to assume you mean SLR.
In which case, it stands for Single Lens Reflex..
I could explain it, but hold on.. Let me find a link (I am a terrible typing teacher)

Here on wikipedia..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-lens_reflex_camera

If you do not understand that, then just PM me.. I will go into more detail..
I've had SLR cameras for over 20 years....
And dSLR for at least 3 years...

The d=digital, but I am sure you knew that..:thumb

This is assuming that, this is what you meant.. Otherwise, I am not sure what you mean on SR.
Please elaborate..

No. On Pentax cameras, that is called "Shake Reduction". It is image stabilization that is built into the camera, not the lens. It offsets to some degree the movement of your hands and the movement of the camera when you push the shutter button. It doesn't help if your subject moves. (see my pics below for a visual aid)

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can not see any pics

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The pics I talked about above.

The first is of a hummingbird. The little devils don't sit still. It's obvious that SR couldn't deal with its movement. Only a faster shutter speed would do that.

For something that doesn't move so fast, SR does pretty well. This is an Eastern Towhee I shot handheld. See the difference.

Finally, a European Starling making a pig of himself.

:camera

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this is my first go at stitching see what u think

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u can have muilt row as well so if ur taking a picture of some think big u can get a bigger megapixel picture as well as i did that 1 with my 10mp camera and made it 56 megapixels

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Some from the local garden club's park.

Daylilies:

Climbing Rose:

A Praying Mantis egg casing due to burst forth at any time:

:camera

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Wow, lots of great pictures since the last time I payed a visit to this thread.

Awesome job guys! :Thumb

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TT is coming up soon so i will try to get some good pic of that with my point and shot camera

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Audi TT? :P

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lol no Isle of Man TT races

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matty_1210 wrote:
lol no Isle of Man TT races
Go for it! That should be a nice subject.

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i will have a go at it but its had but iv only got a point and shot for a start plus them bikes do like 180mph and as close as a feet some times

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Seen at a local turf farm.

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Ohhhhh pretty rainbow! Good job man. Amazing photos as always.