Photo of a visitor

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dave, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    On the 8th of this month, I took this photo of a visitor
    in one of Durban's many gardens, (this was in the
    Japanese Gardens) and as said, he was also only a visitor.
    Very well a daily visitor, but he and the rest of the
    crew(s) are in and out there. Sometimes see what they
    can harvest at the houses in the vicinity, or in the
    mountains or forests; gone for a few hours
    and back in the afternoons. Clever, they know that
    is the time when people back from work and go for a braai
    (Braai - pronounced br-eye- is the South African version
    of a barbecue) or simply a stroll, and they love
    handing out snacks.

    I know because I get there quite often, about 5 kilos
    from I live.

    http://home.intekom.com/davesplace/012.jpg

    Dave
     
    Dave, Oct 27, 2006
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  2. Dave

    KatWoman Guest

    super cute
    Is that an orangutan??
    my sister works at the zoo here and will give a talk and she is looking for
    a great orangutan photo to use for the raffle prize to raise money for trees
    to feed them in the wild of (brunei? Borneo>?) I forget where she said, but
    I volunteered my printing services.
    Have you got any pictures you might be willing to donate?
    http://www.miamimetrozoo.com/press-room.asp?Id=23&rootId=10
     
    KatWoman, Oct 27, 2006
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest


    No, this is the blue vervet monkey. Big populations of them
    are living here in the city, and despite the fact that they are
    wild animals, they are instinctive tame to people and trust us.
    Examples of how tame they are, and how big (small:) they are
    can be seen on the first page at:
    http://home.intekom.com/davesplace/durban.html

    Are you asking only about orangutan pictures or more animal photos?
    Somewhere I have orangutan photos - got to search therefore -
    you are welcome to have it.

    here I opened the Miami Metro Zoo page now...
     
    Dave, Oct 27, 2006
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  4. Dave

    KatWoman Guest

    ..
    yeah for this project it does need to be orangutans
    those monkeys had a similar cheek pouch so I thought maybe it was a baby
    orang
    I hear monkey's running wild in human areas can be quite a nuisance
    sort of like seagull's when you're fishing, little theives!
    is that your little girl?

    My sis needs a legally released picture
    I think the curator will have one she could use.. (Ron Magill)
    we are supposed to have a really world class zoo here
    there have been many improvements since Hurricane Andrew in 1993 (destroyed
    the aviary)
    and the weather is great for tropical animals (we have no polar bears, but
    we have Asian tigers)
    the exhibits try to mimic the animal's natural habitat's.
     
    KatWoman, Oct 27, 2006
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  5. Dave

    KatWoman Guest

    PS you have to go through quite an academic course to become a zoo docent
    like my sister
    she has set me straight
    nope - that is definitely not an orangutan.
    WE have a friend who lived in Kenya many years HIs best photos were of
    WILDLIFE and he made the prints for Peter Beard's books
    and used to tease my hubby about shooting "wildlife" as our wildlife
    subjects were mostly human and mostly female.
    He lost most of his original slides and prints from his warehouse destroyed
    in Hurricane Andrew. He and his son made a before-after book of the city.
    I cherish my t-shirt with a favorite cheetah photo (it cannot be
    replaced).........
    http://www.geocities.com/hurricanene/hurricaneandrew.htm
    http://www.geocities.com/hurricanene/and3.jpg
     
    KatWoman, Oct 27, 2006
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  6. Dave

    Dave Guest

    otherwise you could have had this same one.
    Original is 45.16 cm wide & 33.87 cm high @ 72 ppi
    or 10.84 cm X 8.13 cm @ 300 ppi
    You hear right, very very right! They even get into houses with the
    people still there to steal food. Specially if spoiled, they can be
    problematic, but like you said, so cute.

    My daughters girls; and they call me by my name
    'cause we're friends. They even paddle (kayaking) with me.
    The TigerWoman on P3 is my wife.
    Asian tigres you said - sometimes I think a tiger is the most
    beautifull animal in the world; untill I look at a lion cub, or
    a MaCaw, or a little horse, or...

    It is way passed midnight - see you later today
     
    Dave, Oct 27, 2006
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  7. Dave

    Dave Guest

    of that I am sure - in some ways more difficult to work with animals
    than with people. A vet, for instance, must know much more
    than a human doctor. Animals can not talk human language.
    and gorillas in Mid-Africa.

    sheezzz!!! We are so lucky that we do not know hurricanes
    and so forth! 180 mph - wonder how they measure the speed.
    The photos are shocking.
    You people have hurricanes over there - we have taxi's
    hooting, sometimes as from 4 am, when passing in the streets.Can not
    really compare, I know.

    How about a photo of that cheetah T-shirt - with the content of course
     
    Dave, Oct 27, 2006
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  8. Dave

    Dave Guest


    do me a favour - read a few reviews on the Fujifilm FinePix S9600
    and tell me what you think of it. Not the 9500 but the 9600.
    It was announced a few weeks ago over where you are, and is not here
    yet. I intend getting one, and would like to get a professional view
    of it. I am using the Finepix 5000 and would not like to be without
    the 10 X optical zoom. What do you think of it, for somebody who's
    income is not from photography?
     
    Dave, Oct 27, 2006
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  9. Yes I have some Oran u tan pictures but they are feeding on a man made platform
    in the Borneo Rain Forrest. All Monkey are not our friends. I forget the name
    but think it is a makac or something similar caught in the act of stealing a
    packet of biscuits from some german tourists.

    What we really went for is pictures of Proboskis Monkeys - they are quite rare
    and it takes a lot of luck and patience to get near to them.

    We have used Borneo, generally called Sarawak as Holiday destination for some
    years. Used it like the Brits use Spain !

    Borge in sunny Perth, Australia
     
    nesredep egrob, Oct 28, 2006
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  10. Dave

    Mike Russell Guest

    Did you get a model release?
     
    Mike Russell, Oct 29, 2006
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  11. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Dave, Oct 29, 2006
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  12. Dave

    KatWoman Guest

    well of course I am partial to the big cats
    The curator gave my sis a gorgeous photo of a 54 old female orangutan from
    their own zoo
    I printed it on my Epson 1800 on matte paper 12x18 size image WOW
    it looks great.
    I see you are married to a CAT woman too!! LOL.
     
    KatWoman, Oct 29, 2006
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  13. Dave

    KatWoman Guest

    I am not the photographer my husband is
    so not a good one to ask about cameras
    he uses CANON 10 D and we are thinking of upgrading when budget allows for
    more megapixels (or can rent it if necessary for certain jobs)
    and we will purchase a stabilizer lens before January (70-200 2.8 zoom tele)
    without a tripod digital is very sensitive to movement so purchase of light
    weight tripod is also on the shopping list

    My comp is going on two years old so may be time to replace it also
    on the wish list is a monitor for the studio to see the shots as we are
    shooting
    as of now the comps are in another room

    my personal snapshot camera is old now but it was great in its time
    Minolta dimage 7
    has a decent built in lens and decent zoom capabilities
    and some nice features
    I even have an adapter to use it with the strobes
    (I made my husband use it to try digital before we got the Canon, which he
    hated at first but is now a fan)

    we have an enormous investment in EF lenses and although they do work as
    promised, I felt Canon should have told us that IS would be needed. We chose
    Canon of course because of all the lenses compatibility and it was not
    really a lie but misleading. So now we have to buy lenses we thought we
    would not need to buy again.
    already have a 300 mm manual
    and a 300 EF 2.8 $$$$$
    and so many others
    It looks like we have to start over buying equipment at near retirement age,
    digital like computers is dated in 2-3 years requiring expensive upgrading,
    not like a 35mm SLR that had similar features and design for over 20 years!!

    So far only the SONY has put stabilization into the camera where I think it
    should be. Maybe look into that brand.
     
    KatWoman, Oct 29, 2006
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  14. Dave

    Mike Russell Guest

    LOL - I thought I recognized one of our celebrities.
     
    Mike Russell, Oct 30, 2006
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  15. Dave

    Dave Guest

    ooops, my mistake, I assume you are the photo-editor:)
    Funny that some advanced digital cameras do not have a stabilizer
    but my wife's cell phone (Samsung D820) freezes the images.
    My Fuji does not freeze the subject and I can not even make a phone
    call from it.
    Mine is Pentium 4 Intel 1.6 (bit more than 1 gig Ram) but my main
    programs is Corel Painter 9.5 & CS2 - (& newsgroups of course:)
    so, this is li'tl bit more than 2 years, but for the moment the camera
    is of more importance. Can you believe there was a time when we
    had no comps! The TV time:-0
    2 things I love about your Minolta is the tiff's and the
    bulb - 30 seconds speed.
    If you want to replace it, follow me:
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06082412fujis9600.asp

    a photographer never retires. The pro's retire and become amateurs
    again:) (hobbyists) but at least you won't need the lenses.


    I must admit, I were actually only looking for confirms that my
    decision about the Fuji is on the spot. I drove to Umhlanga this
    morning, to Kodak. Had it in my hands - the familiar Fuji feeling,
    SLR-type like the Minolta - but the price is much higher then what I
    have seen on http://www.sacamera.co.za/products.php?cat=140
    (and... I still must convince my Katwoman - the Tigerlady:)

    Dave
     
    Dave, Oct 30, 2006
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  16. Dave

    Dave Guest

    On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 14:29:31 -0500, "KatWoman"
    I framed the photo A3 size, with the inscription 'unpredictable'

    Dave
     
    Dave, Oct 30, 2006
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  17. Dave

    Dave Guest


    Here's more paparazzi shots - some else's...
    Have you ever listened to Condoleezza Rice & Hillary Clinton on the
    stage? Do you realise that Condoleezza said "The next bush in the
    White House will be mine" (!)
    Here is a paparazzi movie from the White House.

    Your earphones on and increase the volume a bit *before* you click on:
    http://i.euniverse.com/funpages/cms_content/13180/HillaryCondi_HoDown.swf
    Dave
     
    Dave, Oct 30, 2006
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  18. Dave

    Cynicor Guest

    So where do you get the 3mm screw-on polarizer filters for the D820?
     
    Cynicor, Oct 31, 2006
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  19. cute song... kk

     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Oct 31, 2006
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  20. Dave

    Dave Guest


    ag don't be cynical, cynicor
     
    Dave, Oct 31, 2006
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