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Image Spotlight: Janet Rowley (JRsbugs)
By Nancy Polanski on August 9, 2010

I don't know of anyone else like Janet. She takes great photos......mostly of bugs. Her floral photos and garden photos are also very pretty. She's agreed to stand in our Spotlight this week and tell us all about herself. She has an interesting story to tell.

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KAMasud
Jan 15, 2013 3:13 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Janet I tip my hat to you. Now I feel better after reading your interview and can understand that very very confusing post you sent me once. Just now I am analysing your birds thread and I think it will take me a few more days to reach the end. Wonderful pictures, be they of creepy crawlies Glare or birds Lovey dubby . Never mind the glare Thumbs up .
Sorry, as per your advise I checked up 5200 and it has not been released as yet in this part of the world but I have advanced booked mine. Changed my mind about the D90 which I have a sneaky feeling you knew I would.
Best Regards I tip my hat to you.
Arif.
ImageJRsbugs
Jan 15, 2013 3:49 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Oooooh Arif, why do I feel embarrassed to be under the spot light (once more)?! Hilarious!

I'm pleased you are enjoying the birds and bugs!

I'm not sure I would like a camera with so many Megapixels as the Nikon 5200, fine for landscapes and if you want to print very large posters. Otherwise, the photos I found would be so large in terms of MBs it would be almost impossible to reduce them enough.

The D90 has now really been superseded, I have bought a D7000 which is closer to a professional camera and at the moment is a very good price. I still haven't got around to setting it up though! Cold weather, flooding .. Rolling my eyes.

KAMasud
Jan 15, 2013 10:19 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
GoooooD Morning Janet, I know to many megapixels in very little real estate but I don't think they are going to start reducing, maybe increasing further plus reduce the sensor real estate. Shrug! Your common sense and their greed, do you honestly think that common sense can prevail over greed Blinking .
Janet, not to many options plus I rather liked another one but that is no more in production. You are an artist and I novice, you can utilise the D7000 but I have just graduated from celluloid to digital and things still feel creepy Crying . After twenty years of hibernation even a Cyber Shot feels funny and like you I don't have a collection of lenses Hurray! . Will have to start from scratch Rolling my eyes. won't I, but then here I might have an advantage over you, no not experience ( I tip my hat to you. Madam you are still my instructor) but in the lenses department.
Bugs are slow creatures so I never got the opportunity to see your reflex's in action but wow, bird shots Whistling I cant catch butterflies and you are catching Kites in action, starting to feel an antique in front of a spring chicken. Kudos to all of you Thumbs up .
In a nut shell, I need a body and what you normally get here are either Cyber Shots, bridges(hate digital, control want manual), D320, D7000 or second hand. One even you will agree is redundant and the other to advanced. This 5200 is a special order that I have placed but it seems to be coming via Turtle back Sad . Placed the order very next day of your telling me to do so, end November .
Regards,
Arif.
ImageJRsbugs
Jan 16, 2013 7:07 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Goood afternoon Arif. Good luck with the 5200, I was very tempted myself with all those pixels as it gives more cropping power so if you don't have a macro lens you would (should) still be able to take photos of the smaller insects with some success. It can be bought cheaper than the D7000 at it's much reduced price! I will be very interested to see how you get on with the 5200 when you get it, waiting must be very frustrating!

Ahem, I told you to buy the 5200? Rolling on the floor laughing

Bugs in the true sense are often slow, but flies, bees, wasps and other insects can be very difficult to capture as they often (usually) don't sit around for their photo to be taken. You have to act very quickly! Hilarious!

I only use the macro lens with a 2x teleconverter, I have the 18-50mm kit lens I got with the D40X originally which is good for wide angle shots but I rarely use it. I sold my zoom lens on ebay to help pay for my macro lens, they don't come cheap. The good thing about Nikon lenses is the older lens can be used on the latest cameras although functions may be limited.

I'm no spring chicken! An antique can exercise it's rusty parts and with time the spring chicken effect may emerge. Photos can hold our semi-youth forever. Sticking tongue out





KAMasud
Jan 17, 2013 7:49 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
As long as our mind maintains it youthful or childish approach to life we are doing good Smiling agreed. Good evening Janet, yes you told me to get 5200 otherwise I was going for D90. Never mind what ever reflexes left, memory is not exactly up to the mark is it?
You are correct about quite a few insects being difficult. I have been giving some thought to taking butterflies pictures but they don't exactly wait and pose do they. Then I have a breeding pair of crested Himalayan bulbuls Crying you have not taught me how you do it. Still trying may get to your level some day but so far, zilch.
Hope you had a wonderful day.
Regards,
Arif.
ImageJRsbugs
Jan 17, 2013 9:09 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Memory can be polished up Arif! Repetition is good for improving memory, so the more you do something the better your memory will be. I can now remember many of the names of insects! If I can't remember all of it I usually remember part of it, then all it takes is a search in the start menu to bring up all options of photos I already have with the name in.

To get birds, an auto zoom lens is your best bet for a start but you will learn how to move with the birds and to adjust focus at the same time. It's something like patting your head while rubbing your tummy with the other hand. Whistling Using the semi-suto programmes can be of help when learning. It's very much a matter of studying the paper manual and trying settings, that stretches your brain power no end as paper manuals tend to be disjointed in their information so you have to refer to different sections and be able to put it all together. Brain exercise! Hilarious!

You will find worrying and thinking about how to do things is worse than actually trying it. Oh, if I did tell you to get the 5200 then I am surely accountable? Rolling on the floor laughing

Today has risen to -2C! We had around -10C last night, the ground is covered in snow and we are expecting more.



KAMasud
Jan 20, 2013 12:34 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Janet memory, I think I have forgotten more then what the younger generation knows but what little is left is still way ahead. It is eyes that are getting weak and glasses, maybe I might get used to them some day. Stripping rust from hull plates with a chipping machine has taken their toll on my hands small joints Whistling back damaged in four places in sailors brawls Rolling my eyes. . Just normal wear and tear Rolling on the floor laughing .
Never mind about the 5200, I just need a body to get used to digital equipment. Lenses some I have the rest, just a matter of collecting according to requirement. Now here I need glasses due to digital print settings but this Cybershot took me three months to get used to, now I have no need for glasses. I have learn't if I do this what will happen and if I do that what will happen. Life goes on Shrug!
Wow, false summer. Over here the same, 20c and 6c. My plants are getting confused totally but I saw real hard frost today. A new bout is on its way for you all.
Regards,
Arif.

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