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Old 01-02-2011, 10:43 AM
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Did you ever get a gift that was right smack on the money; something that you didn't ask for, but something that someone heard you say during the year, remembered it and gave it to you at just the right time?

Here's one. I've been wanting to update my photo lab for taking pictures of flies and, actually, for taking pictures of all sorts of things. Well, under the Christmas tree this year; completely disguised in a paper bag with a bow on it was the camera that I've been talking about since it came out; Nikon's Coolpix P-100. It will take pics down to 1.0 cm (0.4") without distortion.

I've been kind of like a kid with a new toy since I got it; I don't think that there's anything within a mile of me that I haven't snapped a couple of shots of. And it fits perfectly in my fly photo area.

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It's going to get a lot of use!

Thanks Marty!

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Old 01-02-2011, 11:06 AM
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Pretty cool setup. You must have been good last year.
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That is pretty cool! Like bjweller said you must have been really good last year.
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Aw.........come on, guys.................you know that I was.................. .............or at least, someone thinks that i was!

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Wow that's a great present Marty offered to you .... Allan ,my question is which camera did you use to take a pic of this camera?
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Allan: Wow, that is a great Christmas gift, congrats! I'm sure your going to have a blast playing with that new camera!

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Now that's Great! I have been recommending the Coolpix Cameras to posters asking about what might be a good choice by PMs. Everything I know about them is absolutely positive.
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Wow that's a great present Marty offered to you .... Allan ,my question is which camera did you use to take a pic of this camera?
Hi J-P,

I used my old Nikon Coolpix camera to take a picture of the new one.

The old one is a Coolpix model 4500 (circa 2000), still takes good close-up and regular pics, but doesn't have the capabilities or the optics of the new one.

Tob1 (Trygve) recommended it to me a couple of years ago for taking pics of flies, and for the money I have not been disappointed in it. But it will be gathering a lot of dust from this point forward, because this new camera is awesome!

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You do not have to splash out on a big set up like this. On my website many of the pictures are not photos. They were taken with a scanner. The flies were laid flat. Have a look
The Olive Matuka Streamer Fly
The White and Orange Matuka Streamer Fly
The Gray Ghost fly fishing Streamer Single Hook Lure

obviously this does not work fro dry flies but I wanted to take photos without having to see the vice. I took a piece of white wall paper and attacked the top to a box on a table. This gave me a white background without a crease or corner. Most dryflies if ties properly will stand up. It was simply a case of just takeing a photo. Some I just laid on their side like in the case of the hoppers

Have a look at these. What do you think?
Grizzly Wulff Dry Fly
Dave's Hopper fly fishing dry flies
Olive Humpy rough water attractor dry flies


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