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ripples created as swan eats
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ripples created as swan eats
ripples created as swan eats
© Debi Hom
 
 
 
Lem Metro

member since: 8/15/2002
    Nicely done. The ripples seem to move and the color is spot on. How fast was your shutter speed?

11/29/2002 6:09:36 PM

 
Debi Hom

member since: 6/28/2002
 

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. My digital camera (Fujifilm Finepix 2800) doesn't let me control shutter speed - It's all automatic.

 
Mark Oxley
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/22/2001
 

Fantastic Debi, the way the ripples catch the light make for a very interesting image, I found myself looking at this for ages. Postition of the swan is just right too.

 
Lem Metro

member since: 8/15/2002
 

 
  Sandstone Outcropping
Sandstone Outcropping
Near rim of The Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
© Lem Metro
 
I had a Fuji 2800Z for awhile. It was a nice little 2MP point and shoot. Here is an example from my Colorado trip in August. I switched to the Canon A40 because it has full manual mode and excepts add on lenses at about the same cost as the 2800.

 
Debi Hom

member since: 6/28/2002
 

Thanks, Mark. I don't think I ever noticed the ripples swans make before - now that I take my camera with me wherever I go, I see things I never saw before.

Gorgeous photo, Lem. Someday I hope to get out west and see all those amazing sites. About the Canon A40, does it have as much zoom as the 2800Z? I'm asking because my camera broke recently, and will cost $180 to fix, so I'm considering just gettting a new one. But I really love the zoom and I know it's hard to find a 6X optical zoom on an not-too-expensive camera. The manual and add-on lenses would be nice, but I am really a beginner and not ready to use them yet anyway. I'd like to stick with smart media cards, b/c I already have them (and the card reader).

 
Lem Metro

member since: 8/15/2002
 

I mixed up the 2800 and the 2400Z models, Debi. Mine was the 2400Z with a 3X optical zoom. I see now that yours has a 6X optical. The Canon Powershot A40 also has a 3X optical zoom.
$180 for repairs sounds serious since the camera only costs around $270 to replace. What about the warranty? Aren't you covered?
The Fuji 3800 is just like yours, with a 3MP sensor added. I've seen it advertised recently at around $300. Olympus offers 6X with their C-700/720/730 models. They are a bit more expensive, starting around $300 for the 700 and over $400 for the 730.

 
Lem Metro

member since: 8/15/2002
 

I mixed up the 2800 and the 2400Z models, Debi. Mine was the 2400Z with a 3X optical zoom. I see now that yours has a 6X optical. The Canon Powershot A40 also has a 3X optical zoom.
$180 for repairs sounds serious since the camera only costs around $270 to replace. What about the warranty? Aren't you covered?
The Fuji 3800 is just like yours, with a 3MP sensor added. I've seen it advertised recently at around $300. Olympus offers 6X optical zoom and Smartmedia with their C-700/720/730 models. They are a bit more expensive, starting around $300 for the 700 and over $400 for the 730.

 
Cathy M. Gromball
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/27/2002
 

Congratulations Debi! Beautiful shot!

Cathy :)

 
Debi Hom

member since: 6/28/2002
 

Thanks Cathy!

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

Fantastic looking ripples. You caught them well with just the right light.

 
Debi Hom

member since: 6/28/2002
 

Thanks Mette!

 
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