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    April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    Let's make general comments about either the caption contest or the photo contest in this thread to cut down on the amount of chit-chat between contest entries. Have fun,
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    Re: April 2007 Photo Contest.

    Wow Stefan! Excellent shot!
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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by adamanteus View Post
    Wow Stefan! Excellent shot!
    Thanks. Rick had already seen an edited version of it, though.

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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    Great, why couldn't I have asked for a camera with good macro instead of zoom. That's me not thinking again, or thinking of taking pics of things like eagles while camping (not very often).
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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    I wish my camera was better, that and that some of my snakes would sit still and let me take pretty pics of them do you need a really high mega pixal?
    I'd make stars of them don't they understand?

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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    High megapixels don't help that much, but bigger cameras always take better pictures. If you can easily fit it into a pocket, then it's not good enough.

    And if it has a built-in phone, then don't bother at all. It's a phone with a camera function that can just barely compete with the worst of the low-end webcameras on the market. Except that I got my ancient Creative webcamera to take better close-ups.

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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by zirliz View Post
    I wish my camera was better, that and that some of my snakes would sit still and let me take pretty pics of them do you need a really high mega pixal?
    I'd make stars of them don't they understand?

    my problem exactly
    and my most attractive snakes are the ones who will least hold still
    and the curiousity I love so much about them, makes their heads go out of focus
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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    I think Stefan is probably right about size being important. Lens size = lens quality. When I photographed the spiders earlier in this thread I had ideal conditions, bright sunlight, stationary subject etc. But even with my compact camera on macro and at maximum quality (5.1 MP). The resulting pictures just don't come up to scratch. I guess the way to get top notch close-ups, like Stefans, is to use a Digital SLR (with a larger lens than any compact can offer)....Oh, and no small degree of talent!
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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    Panasonic DMC-FZ5. It's cheap but it's big (medium-sized, actually).

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    Re: April 2007 Photo & Caption Comments Thread

    Holy smoke, Sid! Did you get a new camera? I think I liked competing against the old Sid better .

    Otis Lee,
    First, welcome to the forum! Perhaps you could tell us a bit about yourself and the snakes you keep in the "Welcome Lounge?" Second, I think you submitted the same picture twice in the photo contest. If so, please feel free to submit a third picture, and I'll delete the second one. Cheers,

    Rick

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