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  1. Jock Elliott

    Fake skies

    Quick walk at Frear Park in Troy, NY. As we are strolling, I said to the Spotter-in-Chief, "These skies look fake; like some artist's idea of what a sky should look like when he has no real idea." Cheers, Jock
  2. Jock Elliott

    Not everything visible from Oakwood today was a cloud . . .

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  3. Jock Elliott

    Beautiful skies today . . .

    from the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY. Cheers, Jock
  4. Jock Elliott

    I've never seen THIS before . . .

    squirrel eating a pine cone. Cheers, Jock
  5. Jock Elliott

    Oakwood Cemetery today

    Cheers, Jock
  6. Jock Elliott

    Ospreys at 1200mm -- RX10Mk4 vs. HX400V

    Also: Cheers, Jock
  7. Jock Elliott

    Osprey chick "disses" parent

    Cheers, Jock
  8. Jock Elliott

    It's all about the green . . .

    (and the shocking orange too) Cheers, Jock
  9. Jock Elliott

    Battle of the Sonys -- at 300 yards

    Ospreys -- waaaaay the heck out there, at an estimated 300 yards on an abandoned bridge pier. RX10 Mk4 at full optical and digital zoom vs. HX400v also at full optical and digital zoom. RX10: HX400V: All shots SOOC jpegs, handheld. Comments? Cheers, Jock
  10. Jock Elliott

    Pushing the limits . . . a story of failure

    4 am. The spotter-in-chief, returning from the bathroom, says, "Look out that window . . . " A full moon, clouds scudding across it . . . a highwayman's moon! A lyric springs to mind: As I was a-goin' over the Cork & Kerry Mountains I met with Captain Farrell, and his money he was countin'...
  11. Jock Elliott

    The eagle has landed . . . someplace else

    Here's the old nest, abandoned (on Goat Island, across from Peebles Island, NY): The new nest, seen from the bridge: A little closer, on the island: One of the residents: Cheers, Jock
  12. Jock Elliott

    Oakwood Cemetery overlook this AM

    Cheers, Jock
  13. Jock Elliott

    Panorama-arama

    Three panoramas shot today at "the cloud factory" . . . the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery. First two shot vertically oriented. Stitched together with ICE. All three romanced just a little with DXO9. Cheers, Jock
  14. Jock Elliott

    Birds, already

    Love my RX10 Mk4! Cheers, Jock
  15. kyteflyer

    Nikon P610 at work

    Photographing the face of a killer.
  16. Jock Elliott

    Signs of spring

    Cheers, Jock
  17. Jock Elliott

    Just another moon shot . . .

    In the lightening sky this AM at full optical and digital zoom with a ton of exposure compensation rolled in. SOOC: Romanced with Luminar 3: Here's what the first shot, with my usual -.3 exposure comp, looked like: And, just for fun a few minutes later, the "foul weather camera" (Oly...
  18. Jock Elliott

    Curious ice patterns, Oakwood Cemetery ponds

    Cheers, Jock
  19. Jock Elliott

    Some pix from the Lake Ontario trip -- after romancing with Luminar

    Cheers, Jock PS -- let me know if you want to see the originals.
  20. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island this am

    And the spotter-in-chief struck again: Cheers, Jock
  21. Jock Elliott

    Chimney Bluffs State Park

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  22. Jock Elliott

    Sodus, NY, and Lake Ontario

    Threatening skies on the way out. Mist rising off the hills. Some panoramas stitched together with ICE: A couple of shots from the XP90: Cheers, Jock
  23. Jock Elliott

    Additional goodies from our walk at Oakwood Cemetery

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  24. Jock Elliott

    The spotter-in-chief strikes again

    The first thing you need to know is my better half, aka spotter-in-chief, is one-eighth Mohawk native American. She looks about as native as, say, an Irish step dancer, which is to say not at all. There are times, however, when she exhibits freakish distance vision and preternatural awareness of...
  25. Jock Elliott

    The epic grandeur of the skies

    A couple of panoramas, stitched together with ICE and shot different days at the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, NY. Cheers, Jock (unrepentant sky junkie)
  26. Jock Elliott

    Another heart-breaking pretty day at Peebles Island . . . this time with the "big gun"

    All within the space of 90 minutes. Thanks, RX10! Cheers, Jock
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    Lunchtime at Peebles Island

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  28. Jock Elliott

    Find the blue . . .

    Oakwood Cemetery today. Cheers, Jock
  29. Jock Elliott

    Fooling around with post-processing HDR

    The original: DXO 9 HDR preset: Aurora HDR 2018: Comments? Cheers, Jock
  30. Jock Elliott

    RX 10 sky freak panorama

    Five panels shot at the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery today, stitched together with ICE. For a sense of scale, check the spire about 1/3 from left edge. Cheers, Jock Cheers, Jock
  31. Jock Elliott

    These are for Luke . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  32. Jock Elliott

    After five long years . . . finally published as a nature photographer . . . see also "patient endurance"

    The theme of my early morning devotional last Wednesday was "patient endurance." I remember thinking: "doesn't sound like fun to me." At noon, coming back from a doctor's appointment, the better half says, "better check your messages." There is a call from an editor at The Conservationist...
  33. tonyturley

    Panasonic FZ1000 II

    The rented FZ1000 II arrived this afternoon, and as the battery was already fully charged, I immediately loaded a card and headed out the door for a walk around the yard. It feels smaller than it looks in photos and simulations, and it took me a few minutes to figure out the AF spot setup. I...
  34. Jonathan F/2

    Superzoom The Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens - Best Lens for the 2020 Pandemic!

    * Crossposted on TalkEmount I've been shooting this lens all of July and I don't say this lightly, but the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens has my vote as the best super zoom lens ever (my previous vote went to the Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD VR) and best lens for the 2020 pandemic! It's...
  35. Jock Elliott

    Comet Neowise

    Really faint, really hard to shoot, light pollution . . . still fun to try. Original: Romanced with Luminar: Cheers, Jock
  36. dougpayne

    Nikon Impressionistic effect from superzoom atmospheric distortion.

    Taken with my Nikon S9700 at Carpinteria, Calif. a few years ago. carpinteria_beach_Coolpix9700_June20 by D Payne, on Flickr
  37. Jock Elliott

    Got some lovely scum here . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  38. Jock Elliott

    A short review of what a superzoom can do

    Wide view from Oakwood Overlook two days ago. See the little tiny bump in the center of the horizon? Cue the big gun. Looking slightly to the North at full wide: Full zoom: Cheers, Jock
  39. Jock Elliott

    Troy, NY, May 9, 2020, 5:27 am

    'Nuff said. Cheers, Jock
  40. Jock Elliott

    Awww. . .

    (What, you need a caption?) Cheers, Jock
  41. Jock Elliott

    Small backyard safari

    The better half said there was a hummingbird in the quince bush. I didn't find it, but sat and captured a few snaps of things that caught my eye. And one from Peebles Island yesterday: Cheers, Jock
  42. Jock Elliott

    INCOMING!!!

    Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY, today: And one of the geese that landed ticked off another one. Love the RX10 Mk IV. Cheers, Jock
  43. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island (Waterford, NY) today -- RX10 Mk4

    Full optical and digital zoom: Long may she wave: Cheers, Jock
  44. Jock Elliott

    April in upstate New York

    Cheers, Jock
  45. Jock Elliott

    Big old moon . . . fooling around with post-processing . . . RX10 Mk IV

    Huge partial moon hanging in the sky this AM. Put the RX10 4 in full auto mode to see what it would do. Could hear it chattering away, making multiple images and stacking them. Got this: Put it in P mode and rolled in a bunch of minus exposure compensation: Ran it through DXO 9: Ran...
  46. Jock Elliott

    Oakwood Cemetery Island under attack -- documentary proof

    Here's a map of the ponds at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY: The map doesn't show the small island in the pond at the left, but here it is, complete with a small footbridge for access: And here's the attack: And here's where we think the offenders live: Now, I don't quite get why the...
  47. Jock Elliott

    Sony RX10 Mk IV -- nice focus move

    Normally when I go out for a stroll with the RX10 MkIV, I set it up in P mode with a central focus rectangle. Yesterday, while walking at Oakwood Cemetery, the spotter-in-chief points up and says "hawk." (She noticed it because of a shadow traversing the ground; she's uncanny like that.) I...
  48. kyteflyer

    Nikon Coolpix P950

    A P900 upgrade. Apparently shoots RAW too. I suspect that, finances allowing, I will be all over it. https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/compact-digital-cameras/coolpix-p950.html
  49. Jock Elliott

    RX10 MkIV -- Six months into the mission

    In May, 2019, I purchased the Sony RX10 MkIV. It was a big leap for me, spending nearly two kilobucks on a camera . . . a non-trivial expenditure. Would it deliver what I needed or would I find myself, a month or two later, scouring the photo review sites, looking for the Next New Thing? I'm...
  50. Jock Elliott

    A conversation about autumn leaves

    About three weeks ago, the better half (aka spotter-in-chief) and I were marveling at the beauty of the autumn leaves . . . the beauty, variety, and intensity of the yellows, oranges, and reds . . . heart-breaking gorgeous. Then two questions occurred: (1) how come we don't see pink and what...
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