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Scunner
26-Dec-07, 16:01
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa265/jeanforbes/pen2.jpg

starry
29-Dec-07, 19:33
Oh wow, where was that taken ?
They look fantastic, I love penquins.

Scunner
29-Dec-07, 22:49
This is where I saw them
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa265/jeanforbes/boulders.jpg

starry
30-Dec-07, 13:27
I want to go !!

I once wrote to Jim and asked him fix it for me to feed the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo.
He never wrote back [disgust]

astroman
31-Jan-08, 22:00
I want to go !!

I once wrote to Jim and asked him fix it for me to feed the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo.
He never wrote back

Starry, here's a couple of penguin photos I took at Edinburgh Zoo late last year. Enjoy...

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/astroman_caithness/MacaroniPenguin.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/astroman_caithness/EmperorPenguin.jpg

Boozeburglar
01-Feb-08, 00:11
Here is a salient lesson in what you can achieve with a good eye and a reasonably 'cheap' camera.

These are astonishingly good images, beautifully composed.

Olympus make amazingly good compacts, I used to use an early 2 meg camedia and it was bought from me by an astronomer, long after everyone had moved to 5 meg sensors, purely due to the low light/long expo performance.

Nothing beats good glass and large photosites.

For the pixel count obsessed, take note this is a 4 meg cam.

The best images I have seen so far on Caithness.org, Astroman.

astroman
01-Feb-08, 00:48
Here is a salient lesson in what you can achieve with a good eye and a reasonably 'cheap' camera.

These are astonishingly good images, beautifully composed.

Olympus make amazingly good compacts, I used to use an early 2 meg camedia and it was bought from me by an astronomer, long after everyone had moved to 5 meg sensors, purely due to the low light/long expo performance.

Nothing beats good glass and large photosites.

For the pixel count obsessed, take note this is a 4 meg cam.

The best images I have seen so far on Caithness.org, Astroman.


Glad you liked the photos - I believe most of the credit for the photos has to go to Olympus though.

I've found this camera (Olympus C-750) to be very versatile and capable of producing better photos than some compacts with almost double the megapixel count. I certainly have no plans for parting with it anytime soon - it has served me well.

Riffman
07-Feb-08, 19:24
Indeed splendid pictures! I have an Olympus C-360 that I got 4 years ago, only 3MP but so clear I have printed them at 30x20 inches no problem!

Its just a shame that it has developed a battery fault and no longer works for more than 5mins.

I have around 8,000 pictures that I have taken with it! [lol]

rob16d
22-Feb-08, 16:53
We should turn this into the photography section! Hehe!

nemosia
18-Mar-08, 12:37
Hi Scunner,

Boulders is a great place. I liked the sign in the carpark.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i160/nemosia/caithnessbf/signa.jpg

Lots more to see around there too. On a pelagic out of Simonstown we had Shy, Black-browed and yellow-nosed Albatross; both Southern and Northern (Hallís) giant petrels, sabineís Gulls, white-chinned petrel; manx, great, cory's and sooty shearwaters amongst others.

Scunner
20-Mar-08, 12:37
Usually I associate penguins with snow, but in SA they are on the beach. We also saw some whales, in the distance, and Kruger Park is an experience not to be missed.

Margaret M.
23-Mar-08, 00:39
Very impressive, Astroman.