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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:03:27 PM »
Couple of them.
-r

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 26, 2015, 08:34:18 AM »
Beautiful image!  Well done.
-r

Really happy with how this turned out.  Five shot panorama with Canon 5D MKii and Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro at F/13 iso 100.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 14, 2015, 01:29:08 PM »
I really like Carolina Wrens.  Their songs are very nice.
Thanks for posting, very nice photo.
-r

Carolina Wren in northern Florida.


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Software & Accessories / Re: how to backup photos in the field?
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:27:33 PM »
Saving to iPAD is good for viewing, not for backup.  I found that the images extracted back from an iPAD have a much smaller files size and numbering system is dictated by the iPAD, thus Apple.  The resulting file is more than adequate for the web, but not good for serious use.
-r

Personality, I use my iPad.
I can spend one to four days at a race track, shooting speeding motorcycles. I would save my cards to the iPad in the evening, but I also had the option of saving during the lunch breaks.
With the 7D, I would save roughly 800 pictures every evening in jpg format. but I know that if you shoot RAW, the iPad will save and restitute in RAW format to your computer when you return home.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 2015 wishlist
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:23:39 PM »
tpatana and jdramirez,
I have trouble with Dragon Voice and Siri, too.  I'm a naturalized citizen myself, so English accent is not like native speakers here.  However, the voice recognition programs are fairly sophisticated these days that they "learn" the users' speech well enough.
I know the buttons on the camera well, but I still have to look at what I'm doing.  Adding voice system shouldn't be detrimental, it should help.  I am against having dictation on computers, especially in a crowded room, if everyone starts to dictate to their computers, imagine a classroom situation.  But, the camera is held against the face, an inch from the mouth, a whisper of the command would be adequate.
That's my humble thought.
-r


... a Canon system with voice recognition built in ...

I'm not completely sure what you mean. But if I read you correctly, that's not good idea.

For one, I don't need to take my eye from VF to change settings.

Second, although the voice recognition has gotten much better over the years, it's still struggling with foreign accents.

Sometimes when we're bored, I'll start asking stuff from Siri or the Android-Siri (can't recall the name at the moment). I've lived only 9 years in Usa, so I still have some accent. It's hilarious how wrong the Siri can guess what it thought I was asking.

So especially if it's busy moment, I DON'T want to try to change settings with voice commands. I'm sure 90% of the time I can do the change faster with the dials, plus 95% of the time it'll be set correct for sure.

I didn't want to say anything, but I agree... Not to mention that you can have your eye in the optical view finder and you can hit the shoulder buttons and adjust the settings accordingly... and there is a dot on one of the buttons to help you orient your fingers... so you can change on the fly if you practice so it is 2nd nature.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 12, 2015, 03:00:54 PM »

Stefano,
The first words out of my mouth upon seeing your photo:  "HOLY COW!!!"
-r


Dramatic Clouds (HDR)
Canon Rebel XTi
08/04/2011

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 12, 2015, 02:57:52 PM »
Thank you DPC.  Appreciate your comment!
-r


A few shot today.


Nice! I like the first one in particular.  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 2015 wishlist
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:51:47 PM »
I was shooting icy waterfalls today, and a chunk of ice fell at the place I was shooting.  Unfortunately, I was adjusting the ISO setting and totally miss an interesting shot.
So, my wish is to have a Canon system with voice recognition built in.  Shouldn't be too difficult, commercial GPS devices have them already.
This would be like:
   Camera, set ISO 500,
   Camera, set aperture 5.6
   Camera, set shutter 250
   Camera, focus 4 by 20 (in a 50 by 30 grid).
You get the idea, the user won't have to take eyes off the view finder.
Hope Canon does that!

Now, you hear it here first!!
-r

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Abstract / Re: Textures...
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:33:06 PM »
Got one today in an icy pond.
-r

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 11, 2015, 08:18:39 PM »
A few shot today.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 10, 2015, 11:18:55 PM »
Larry,
Your photos added real gems to this topic, in additional to those other contributors here who gave us superb photos.  Speaking for myself, I love to see your photos.  I'm sure a lot of us are happy you made your photos available here.
I read that you got the idea of using a baby carriage to tote your gear around from a gun carriage, so this means you have a camera carriage 8)!  Both shoot!  One with bad results, the other with good results.
Keep posting!
-r

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 10, 2015, 11:04:04 PM »
Beautiful!
Angelic!
-r

shot one handed as the chickadee swooped past...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:42:20 PM »
Larry,
Truly great photos.
-r


Very nice work. I'm trying to decided if I want the new 7D MK II as I'm now using the 5D MK II and was interested in the 1.6 crop factor for wildlife.

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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:28:47 PM »
I'd like to add one taken in November at Curio Bay over looking the Bluff in New Zealand.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:58:11 PM »
Cog,
The mingos (my daughter, when she was young, called them mingos) are cute.  This is seriously a nice picture.
-r



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