One of Us, One of Us

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One of Us, One of Us

Postby ATJ on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:16 pm

Well, I did get a D7000 for my birthday. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it yet, but have taken 58 images. One minor problem I have is that Lightroom 2 doesn't support the D7000 and I'll need to upgrade to Lightroom 3 to get support. I'm hanging off upgrading until I can get someone to get me an upgrade package from the US (for US$95) instead of being massively ripped off by Adobe Australia who want to charge AU$136 for the exact same thing (downloaded from the US). In the mean time, I can use Adobe DNG Converter and import the DNG files.

Here is DSC_0001 - not great because the focus is a little off, but it is the first image:
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The second image is a bit better:
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Both the above images were taken with the D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, SB800 and mini diffuser.

Images 8 and 19 were taken with D7000, 60mm f/2.8D, pop-up flash and mini diffuser:
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I have 2 fungi images as well, but I have already hit my limit of 4 images.
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby Geoff M on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:37 pm

That third image is pretty cool.......and with pop up flash, you have done well. Very nice, even lighting, and I guess is as a result of the diffusion. Is the diffuser you use an 'off the shelf' item or some homemade device?
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby ATJ on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:51 pm

Geoff M wrote:That third image is pretty cool.......and with pop up flash, you have done well.

Thanks, Geoff.

Geoff M wrote:Very nice, even lighting, and I guess is as a result of the diffusion.

Yeah, the idea is to spread the light source over a wide area.

Geoff M wrote:Is the diffuser you use an 'off the shelf' item or some homemade device?

It is the eBay item that Gerry found. Cheap and very effective.
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby biggerry on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:55 pm

Nice one Andrew, I am keen to hear what you think of the D7000 as you get more use out of it. :up:
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:14 pm

Agreed, very even lighting, and you have even avoided the nasty red eye with the twin-tailed possum :D [at least it looks like it has two tails]
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby ATJ on Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:35 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:... the twin-tailed possum :D [at least it looks like it has two tails]

Possums have have a strip along the bottom of the tail with no fur. This is used to gain a grip on branches, etc.

OK, here are the fungi (Colin please identify):

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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby colin_12 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:01 pm

Hey Andrew,
Nice find it looks like Boletellus ananas to me.
Is it on the base of a gum or a Casuarina?
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby ATJ on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:27 pm

colin_12 wrote:Nice find it looks like Boletellus ananas to me.

Thanks, Colin.

colin_12 wrote:Is it on the base of a gum or a Casuarina?

The first one was up against a large rock. I think the pair were, too.
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby ATJ on Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:28 pm

ATJ wrote:
colin_12 wrote:Is it on the base of a gum or a Casuarina?

The first one was up against a large rock. I think the pair were, too.

I was wrong! I went back today to check them out again.

The single one was at the base of a burnt out stump. It has been quite a few years since a fire has been through there.

The two together were indeed at the base of a Casuarina.

I found another one that was not at the base of anything.
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Re: One of Us, One of Us

Postby colin_12 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:09 pm

Thanks Andrew,
Yes they seem to like burnt bark/stumps. I had only seen them on gums so being in association with Casuarina is interesting to add to the knowldge base. :up:
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