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Desert Fox's Pictures
« on: June 29, 2016, 12:25:52 AM »
I have been taking a number of pictures and just thought I would share them. They are big images.

Osprey Nest on Beaver Dam pond


Lizard - Not sure what type - taken in my yard


Large Dragonfly - Not sure what type - taken on my porch


Flowers on a stump in the middle of Beaver Dam pond


Funnel Web - taken in my yard 
Have two basic types of funnel web spiders in Virginia
Grass Spiders and Barn Funnel Weaver
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 06:29:39 AM by Desert Fox »
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 06:30:41 AM »
Thought I would change the title to post pictures in general that I have taken
USS Gerald Ford
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 03:21:47 PM »
Virginia class submarine (Could be a Sea Wolf possibly)
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 04:24:24 PM »
Cool, quite diverse subject matter.

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 05:31:44 PM »
It was going to originally be just nature pictures but decided that I would post anything I just thought was interesting.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 04:47:43 AM »
I really like the dragonfly. :)

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 06:59:19 PM »
I was taking my dog for a walk and saw a beetle taking dog excrement away
I thought it was pretty cool so I took some pictures
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 06:13:26 PM »
Osprey in Seaford Virginia
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 06:29:46 PM »
Thought I would change the title to post pictures in general that I have taken
USS Gerald Ford

Has she fallen down yet?
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 06:36:43 PM »
I have some pictures of Enterprise on my camera I took today which I will try to post later or tomorrow.
She is still pretty intact. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2017, 07:08:57 PM »
I have some pictures of Enterprise on my camera I took today which I will try to post later or tomorrow.
She is still pretty intact.
I took pictures of Enterprise with a mixed escort of US and Soviet warships. Things were getting frisky and the Admiral ordered all ships to take a boat-load of pictures to cover maneuvering. I was using a Mamiya 645 1000s and shot eighteen rolls of film.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2017, 07:19:45 PM »
I took pictures of Enterprise with a mixed escort of US and Soviet warships. Things were getting frisky and the Admiral ordered all ships to take a boat-load of pictures to cover maneuvering. I was using a Mamiya 645 1000s and shot eighteen rolls of film.

Picture taking today is very different than it was. . . .Talking to my sister and stated that if you see something interesting, you can just take out your cell phone and take what would once have been considered professional quality. Now, I do have a couple of digital cameras because they have optical zooms but still you can often get great pictures with cell phones. 
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2017, 08:10:31 PM »
I took pictures of Enterprise with a mixed escort of US and Soviet warships. Things were getting frisky and the Admiral ordered all ships to take a boat-load of pictures to cover maneuvering. I was using a Mamiya 645 1000s and shot eighteen rolls of film.

Picture taking today is very different than it was. . . .Talking to my sister and stated that if you see something interesting, you can just take out your cell phone and take what would once have been considered professional quality. Now, I do have a couple of digital cameras because they have optical zooms but still you can often get great pictures with cell phones.
CCDs have a way to go before they beat that 645. I could blow up pictures to four by five FEET and not lose much in the way of resolution. My telephoto lens was 23 inches long. Got a great picture of the captain of a Krista flipping me offf.  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 03:23:32 PM »
Got a nice picture of the ex USS Enterprise a few days ago that I thought I would post?

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 04:38:48 PM »
CCDs have a way to go before they beat that 645. I could blow up pictures to four by five FEET and not lose much in the way of resolution. My telephoto lens was 23 inches long. Got a great picture of the captain of a Krista flipping me offf.  ;D

I won't dispute that, but how often do you need to blow up photos that big? For most of us, digital provides pictures as good as our computer screens can display. I do only three things with my pictures: I look at them on my computer; I post them on line where others look at them on their computers, and I make 4X6-inch prints for my non-computer-using friends. For me, a nice telephoto lens would make a lot more difference than higher resolution. But I'm not willing to carry the weight when hiking. (I'm going to have to rent a camera with a decent zoom for my trip to Churchill, MB, this fall.)
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