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  • Jackie Clark,

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    I haven't taken photos of any foliage for a while, but here's some I prepared earlier....this one's a fluke shot. It was taken at the zoo 3 years ago, and I have no recollection of taking it at all, nor do I know what it is. I obviously just thought it was pretty, which it is.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    And this one I like because this is an original Amalgamated Brick and Tiles pipe.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Jackie Clark,

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    It was taken at the zoo 3 years ago, and I have no recollection of taking it at all,

    You must have been at one of those gigs at the zoo ;)

    nor do I know what it is.

    its like this one, but different leaves, so not like this one ... and I don't know what either is except that one could be an australian pretend dwarf Pohutakawa. Poor effort if you ask me, but your not so as Craig would say, there you go and here we are. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5735 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    The Chatham Island variety?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2219 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    The Chatham Island variety?

    Which one?
    Actually, on reviewing the photos it probably is if you mean my photo. So, not so bad.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5735 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    The Chatham Island variety?

    Is that the same as the Kermadec Pohutakawa? Which is what all my Tui and bird photos are in.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Which is what all my Tui and bird photos are in.

    Looks like it. I noticed the Waxeye in that link, they are so cute.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5735 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I noticed the Waxeye in that link, they are so cute.

    There's 100s in our Kermadec at the moment. And those Goldfinches are around still, but proving elusive when the camera comes out.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    These Capture threads are wonderful escapes (eg from this morning's fog), and I'm in awe of the photographers' eyes and talents. I am getting severe cases of camera envy -- reduced to prowling the net sightseeing. Has anyone a recommendation for a digital compact with excellent picture quality, manual functions, a good zoom with a 24mm wide-angle, a rangefinder and a metal body?

    I mourn my Canon S70; it was most things I wanted in a camera and small enough to take everywhere. The Fuji F500 I bought in haste just doesn't feel right, and I don't think the pictures are near as good. Or is it me?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hebe,

    Has anyone a recommendation for a digital compact with excellent picture quality, manual functions, a good zoom with a 24mm wide-angle, a rangefinder and a metal body?

    Envy no more - get out and grab yourself a camera! I love my Panasonic Lumix DMC FH25. It's at the cheap end of the range. Bought it originally because I felt limited by photographing the cats with the camera on the computer! The Leica lens is at it's best on wide angle and macro, it loses it a bit on zoom. File size is way bigger than is really necessary! A good range of functions to play with. Easy to use - ah but no rangefinder. Viewing screen is a good size though and makes all pictures look wonderful!
    I'm sure Jackson will have some ideas, I know he has a more advanced model of the lumix too.....
    : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2002 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    Has anyone a recommendation for a digital compact with excellent picture quality, manual functions, a good zoom with a 24mm wide-angle, a rangefinder and a metal body?

    The tricky bit will be the 24mm lens with a rangefinder. Most compacts have dropped the rangefinder altogether. My pick right now would be the Canon G12, which has all that, except the 24mm lens (35mm). You could stand further away. ;-)

    Anyway, I'm not familiar with many other brands, being a bit of a Canon fan, so would be worth looking around a bit. Heard good things about both Lumix and Olympus.

    ETA: Ha. Nora got there first. Have been impressed with the Lumix, definitely, but not 'officially' my camera. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Nora, Thanks. I have been eyeing the Lumixes, then got seduced by Leica (which breaks the budget). That red dot....

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    got seduced by Leica (which breaks the budget). That red dot....

    Happens to the best of us. You might be interested in this then.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    Mmmm. that G12 looks alluring too....this time I will be patient. I will go shopping without my plastic.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    I'm also a cheerleader for the Canon G-series, but might like to talk to the nice folk at Photo and Video International. The staff are very knowledgeable about all the brands and features, and they also have a high turnover of good secondhand items. For instance, a new G-series model won't give you much change from $1,000, but they sometimes have second-hand ones for around $250-$300 (although you will have to watch this page to see them come in).

    Their prices are not always the cheapest in town but they offer brilliant service and support, and often do discounts.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    I have an (now getting on) Canon S3, and expect to be replacing it with another Canon model. Mainly because most of the Canon Point and Shoots you can add the CHDK firmware to the SD card and get the camera to do all kinds of things normally impossible in a model of its price range.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 824 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    Back to cameras after going a round with EQC and Fletchers today (went well I think) .... I like that shop too! Bought the Fuji there, and I can see why they recommended it, but it doesn't "speak" to me like the Canon and my old Nikon. Do you think different brands produce different colour tones?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to David Hood,

    Mainly because most of the Canon Point and Shoots you can add the CHDK firmware to the SD card and get the camera to do all kinds of things normally impossible in a model of its price range.

    Now there is something I will investigate; I had no idea I could 'pimp my camera'. thanks.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Lachanalia in a bed of Oxalis

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2002 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Lachanalia in a bed of Oxalis

    Scary radioactive plants! :-)

    Nice photo.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    These feet ain't made for branches...

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    and another pukeko posing from this morning

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    and a waxeye from this evening

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jos,

    These feet ain’t made for branches…

    Good lord, I've never seen them do that! Great shot.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jos,

    and another pukeko

    I knew a Canterbury farmer who used say "it's so wet the pukeko are wearing gumboots".

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

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