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  1. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    Thanks Glenn. I ordered the Phottix on Amazon and it will be here Thurs. Well before the Pocket Wizard even comes in. I suspect for my usage the PW might be overkill, and likely will cancel it. Thanks for your input.
  2. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    Thanks for the tip Jon, but the situation I have is living on water, no neighbors, and heavy thickets with lots of birds. I set up the camera with the 300mm + 1.4TC, but still could not get close enough. I'd rather use my 2.8, 24-70 and get real close, but it will require my NOT being there...
  3. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    WHEW! :smile:
  4. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    Well, the Pocket Wizards are indeed expensive. I've been using Allen's in Levittown, PA for some time and I like their service. Just parted with 500 bucks for the Pocket Wizard, the 99 buck cable fits the D300 and D700 (big deal). But, your reply concerned me in that are there problems with the...
  5. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    Not Just The Last Word Thanks all for your recommendations and contributions. Some very interesting products 'out there', making the final decision now. However this last comment may set the thread going again. Being a member of multiple forums, to include sports cars, guns, and...
  6. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    So let me understand, my hitting the shutter release with my finger, capturing an image via digital/electronic means, with an elaborate blind and/or a staged lighting set-up (think hummingbirds), and then digitally altering it with appropriate software is what photography is all about? GMA*B.
  7. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    Thanks for the defense against what I considered a silly response from pianissimo, likely looking for my sarcasm back so here it is. Considering depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, these variables are greatly affected by distance from subject. Being somewhat of a neophyte in post processing...
  8. johnpalamaro

    Does This Exist?

    Becoming more and more interested in bird photography, and fortunately being in FL, on water, and adjacent woodland, a few simple bird-feeders are yielding great results. I'd like to remotely trip the shutter on my D700 or D300, tripod mounted. That is, I can see the birds very well thru a...
  9. johnpalamaro

    Help Identifying NE Florida Bird

    So much for my great FL Birds books! GROAN. Thanks so much, I'm always amazed at the knowledge level. Had a nice painted bunting come visit a few days ago! Just a gorgeous bird, but (confession good for the soul), no memory card in camera! Shot away through kitchen window never noticed the...
  10. johnpalamaro

    Help Identifying NE Florida Bird

    I have consulted with all of my books, computer websites, and just can't seem to ID this bird. Got some close, but no cigar ID's but for the life of me does anyone know? Location, NE FL, heavy thicket of brush in adjacent lot, I live on water, tributary off of intracoastal, tidal. Feeders...
  11. johnpalamaro

    Pileated Woodpecker Help

    Ok, no photo because I'm too embarrassed to post them. I'm stymied as to how to take the shot. This woodpecker occasionally frequents a dead palm trunk only in the evenings, at about 5-6 PM Eastern time. The shot can only be taken (because of geography) facing some northerly component (e.g. 300...
  12. johnpalamaro

    Where In The World Is Carmen (Uhhh, Spalding12)?

    First of all, you aren't confused, you are just commenting for comment's sake. Your reply added even more sarcasm to an innocent thread. If you check on page one, Seneca asks: Does anyone have his phone number. I'll call if you give me number? Out of courtesy to Seneca I responded to her...
  13. johnpalamaro

    Where In The World Is Carmen (Uhhh, Spalding12)?

    While I'm sure there was no sarcasm in your statement as it's pretty rare on this site, others that know me and my relationship with Greg already know I have his number, so thanks for your kind words!:mad:
  14. johnpalamaro

    Where In The World Is Carmen (Uhhh, Spalding12)?

    I'm in the difficult and awkward position of refusing to release a phone number. Sorry folks, nothing against you and likely Greg would like to hear from you, but sorry.
  15. johnpalamaro

    Where In The World Is Carmen (Uhhh, Spalding12)?

    While it's none of my business why Greg's been absent from the site nor can I even guess why, I can assure everyone that he's fine. Another guess is that at some time he will be back with the same wit, zeal, etc.
  16. johnpalamaro

    The Giant of Woodpeckers the Pileated

    Curse you 'Red Baron'. Bolts informed me of these shots and I told him I even have the D700 set up with the F4/300 + converter. There's a rotten palm where woodpeckers visit daily. The pileated is a bit more rare, but I'm convinced the bird can actually hear me go in the house to get the camera...
  17. johnpalamaro

    PATRIOTIC THREAD - Keep it going

    What A Coincidence! I somehow thought our office location needed something at the main entrance. We recently had the sign refurbished and the thought of the American Flag went through my mind. Well, I think it looks great. The photo, well, leaves bit to be desired.:biggrin:
  18. johnpalamaro

    Bird Shooting 101????

    Thank You, All of You! Wow, some great tips and exactly what I was looking for. I felt a bit awkward and 'selfish' starting this thread in that what I wanted was the quick and easy techniques that many [most] of you learned by experience, time, and just plain hard work. That's a tad arrogant...
  19. johnpalamaro

    Bird Shooting 101????

    I look forward to it. I'm not tall, 5' 8" and my Manfrotto can go up pretty high, but wonder about these techniques.
  20. johnpalamaro

    Bird Shooting 101????

    A great coupla tips. I'm still having [lots] of trouble with BIF, to include focus, depth of field, finding the doggone BIF:biggrin: Maybe my lack of knowledge will show up with this statement, but handheld seems to be the only way as a tripod arrangment too slow to react to BIF (the...
  21. johnpalamaro

    Bird Shooting 101????

    Refresh browser, see my edit, and thank you!
  22. johnpalamaro

    Bird Shooting 101????

    I'm almost ready to pull my hair out until I saw this on going thread, with the THREAD TITLE: First trying at birding (pratice) I copied/pasted it and left its name intact. I've had varying degrees of failure (no real successes IMO) shooting local birds. I live in NE FL, on water so I have a...
  23. johnpalamaro

    D300 vs D700

    What a magnificent use of technology I understand and a great explanation. Thanks for taking the time and effort to write this. Soooooooo...having both ensures covering bases. Of course I'm being 'cute', but at least with this clear explanation one could at least decide 'what the predominant...
  24. johnpalamaro

    D300 vs D700

    Thanks so much. I remembered this from so long ago that I was thinking perhaps it was not true. Your description much better than mine. With regards to pixel size, that was read about a year ago in some 'trade rag' that pixel size does matter, ability to store more data/info, blah, blah...
  25. johnpalamaro

    D300 vs D700

    Ok, baring my ineptitude here, but you folks are the greatest. The 'sensor' on my D300 is not 'full-sized' while the one on my D700 is. Is this logic correct? Taking a picture, let's say with my 300 mm lens using the D300, I've 'squeezed' 12 mp on to a smaller sensor so in reality I have...
  26. johnpalamaro

    Still Mystified: Good People Penalized

    If my message was too subtle perhaps I should restate it. I am neither interested in purchasing used nor selling used equipment other than someone benefitting from my frivolous purchases. And while I could easily give away the equipment, I'd rather be a bit subjective and hope that it's going to...
  27. johnpalamaro

    Still Mystified: Good People Penalized

    Perhaps there's a thread going on that addresses this? However, here's at least one member's [my perspective] perspective on the elimination of the FOR SALE forum. I might add that I was/am not privy to the events that lead to the demise of this forum. I might also add that I am an active member...
  28. johnpalamaro

    OT - pet peeves

    A few years ago a government funded NHTSA study into the [major] causes of traffic/highway related accidents. Lots of money spent to come up with what we all already know: "Driver disrespect for one another..." The irony of it all tho' is that it [disrespect] is very contagious, indeed!
  29. johnpalamaro

    OT - pet peeves

    The New English Waiter/Waitress: Welcome to [enter restaurant name], "Have you guys been here before?" (I'm with my wife). I:"Yes, but my wife is not a guy." Waiter/Waitress:"Yeah, but we call everyone guys." I: "Men are guys." Waiter/Waitress: "You guys wanna order:biggrin:" The new...
  30. johnpalamaro

    My new Blade CX2

    Is Alan Szabo a member of this site? I was enthralled by this performance and would like to ask some questions. If not, thanks for posting the YouTube link...I'll take a dramamine the next time!:biggrin::biggrin:
  31. johnpalamaro

    Hit Me Like A Sledge Hammer!

    Excellent point. The thread wasn't meant to be as profound as the replies imply. But that's usually the case, isn't it? Perhaps the better message might be, and it was stated differently but the same idea, invest in lens, camera features are going to change as camera manufacturers attempt to...
  32. johnpalamaro

    Which Way To Go???

    Pick the one that will let you [go to] sleep at night, without continually 2nd guessing yourself. Money usually the wrong decision, pick what you really want!
  33. johnpalamaro

    Hit Me Like A Sledge Hammer!

    Sorry to edit/cut short your excellent post, btw, but to save some space I did so. I think Nikon will be forced to enter the megapixel race to combat Canon and the prolific P&S's that are now 14+, and perhaps move towards that Holy Grail of, and the number is faint in my mind, the 25-35...
  34. johnpalamaro

    Hit Me Like A Sledge Hammer!

    I sent my daughter my D100 and SB28, plus some lens that are by this cafe's standards, mediocre, as she has an interest in photography beyond P & S. I attempted over the phone to explain the relationships among ASA/ISO, f-stops, and shutter speeds, and decided that it was beyond the telephone...
  35. johnpalamaro

    Hit Me Like A Sledge Hammer!

    I posted it because, as I said, hit me like a sledgehammer. I have a D300 and a recent acquisition of a D700. Both cameras are fine for my use, in fact, overkill, in that often I just use my G10 P&S Canon when taking the motorcycle. I can now salve my conscience and stupidity by just saying...
  36. johnpalamaro

    Hit Me Like A Sledge Hammer!

    While this may be one of those MOTO moments (master of the obvious) this comment hit me like a sledge hammer. An acquaintance of mine who owns a few Nikon bodies made this comment, and I paraphrase: Good lens are long term but I've come to grips with the idea that the [Nikon] bodies are really...
  37. johnpalamaro

    My new Blade CX2

    I sent a PM to someone requesting this info, but thought I'd post it as well: I know little or nothing about RC Heli's but know I would like them e.g. no runway needed, less restrictive in terms of where to fly, etc. BUT, was wondering if this exists? Knowing it takes skill and there is a...
  38. johnpalamaro

    I think I have HAS (Heli Acquisition Syndrome)!

    BMW Cycles, Motorhomes, Nikons, Boats....GROAN No, no, no, no!!! I never should have looked at this. I can't begin to tell you of my toys...I've watched these for so long: In 1973 I lived in Ridgewood, NJ and was fascinated as a neighbor down the street was learning. He would hover about 5-10...
  39. johnpalamaro

    Help: Can This Be True?

    Am heading out for Christmas with son/grandchildren. Put some fresh batteries in the old SB28 and attempted to fit it on the D300. Yikes, can it be the D300 hot shoe does NOT accept the old SB28? Can't see what's stopping it but looks like I'm not going to be using it, at least this Christmas eve.
  40. johnpalamaro

    A Most Photographed Tree

    New high-end homes of course being pre-wired with appropiate CAT6 cabling for future technology and also with some pre-determined outlets buried underground for future decorations. Perhaps this was the case? Great picture...almost wish it was an ice storm picture but then again probably would...
  41. johnpalamaro

    The Joys of [Altered?] Photography

    Uhhhh, I think it's a lioness?
  42. johnpalamaro

    The Joys of [Altered?] Photography

    This particular shot was posted on a popular BMW motorcycle site and for some reason gave me a great belly laugh, reminiscent of 'Reader's Digest', Laughter, the Best Medicine. The caption on the photograph was 'laxative'. I'm not sure if it meets the 'code of decency' of this site, but...
  43. johnpalamaro

    A fruitcake recipe/joke - link added!

    Uhhhhhhh, the Whiskey?
  44. johnpalamaro

    Solstice Greetings

    An acquaintance (not elevated to friend yet) is getting married on Dec 21st. It's his 4th, you read correctly, FOURTH marriage: Darkest day of the year????
  45. johnpalamaro

    A fruitcake recipe/joke - link added!

    Hey, consider yourself lucky that fruitcake made the cut through the banned words :biggrin:filter. I once used the word 'niggling' on another site and the reply printed *******. Cute, but could your recommend a brand name?
  46. johnpalamaro

    Site Hosting Recommendations... Please

    FWIW, GoDaddy.
  47. johnpalamaro

    Weapons?

    A re-read of Dane's Inferno might be top of the list for 09. Can't remember where the lawyers were? But, I don't ever blame lawyers! My gosh, what a litigious society the USA has become. I tried purchasing a commercial leaf blower on line and was told that (cannot verify this except for a...
  48. johnpalamaro

    G10 Powershot Auto Battery Charger

    I thought that some of the membership might still use a point and shoot camera now and then when circumstances precluded bringing a full-sized SLR. I wanted a battery charger for my G10 that I could plug into my motorcycle 12VDC cigarette lighter plug AND standard 115VAC. This unit will...
  49. johnpalamaro

    Your kidding me...

    These plans are genuine profit builders. Depending on where you may sit relative to owning a company or working for a company, profit builders are definitely needed in many businesses just to survive. In the final analysis it's the decision of the buyer, but then again, I have seen some passive...
  50. johnpalamaro

    Would a 'Worst Christmas Sweater' thread be too mean?

    Did I Miss Something? Ok, I rapidly scanned the replies and did not see ONE sweater photo? Where's the beef or do I need to re-read the threadstarter. Great idea, but no pix? What gives?
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