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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 03, 2015, 01:56:04 PM »
The woodpecker weasel picture reminds me of the parable of the scorpion and the frog, and how the frog carried the scorpion over the river.  Lo and behold later in the article the writer included a picture of a big fat scorpion.

Great picture but inquiring minds want to know what camera and lens were used.  I tried to get exif info off several article pictures but failed.  Since the photographer copyrighted it I'd assume he has a blog somewhere.

Doing more research.

My memory might be off (I will recheck later and update) but I remember the EXIF said something like: Canon 70D + EF300/2.8L

Edit (after rescuing a pizza from the oven): His photo was taken with body/lens as mentioned above. 1/640s, f/4.5, ISO 100
Also confirmed by Sporgon (look below this post).

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:34:31 AM »
Hope this is okay to post here but I thought the audience of this thread would appreciate this . . .

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31711446

Anyone got anything similar???  I've never seen anything quite like it.

I've seen a Space-shuttle piggybacked on a jumbojet, but when I read that article (in translation on a Swedish nature site) this morning I'd to admit it was the very first time I'd seen a piggybacked weasel on a Woodpecker.

Didn't see that fragilesi beat me to it  :)

Shouldn't be a problem. Good to have multiple sites that links to this story. It's so unique that the petite Swedish site that I found it on was swamped with traffic to the extent that it crashed. BBC & ITV should be better prepared to take on the visitors. People will need to see it for themselves to believe it, or to scrutinize the photos to figure out if they're manipulated in some way.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:25:41 AM »
Hope this is okay to post here but I thought the audience of this thread would appreciate this . . .

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31711446

Anyone got anything similar???  I've never seen anything quite like it.

I've seen a Space-shuttle piggybacked on a jumbojet, but when I read that article (in translation on a Swedish nature site) this morning I'd to admit it was the very first time I'd seen a piggybacked weasel on a Woodpecker.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: March 03, 2015, 06:29:59 AM »
Needed a serious fix of colours after the bland months of almost-winter. Visited the fruit and vegetables market down in the southern parts of my home town.
Shot some bell peppers and tomatoes. Colourful veggies..

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:53:07 AM »
I continue to use this lens on my 6D and 5D111, but with caution. One can not go any wider than 13mm or there is a potential for the mirror to hit the real lens element. To make it work, you only need to remove the black plastic piece around the rear element. You will get some vignetting at 13mm, but for the price of this lens, you can't get close with full frame lens!

Hmmm, I didn't even know it was possible to attach an EF-S lens to a FF body.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:43:20 AM »
Hi, in balearic island. Albufera de Mallorca

1d4 300 2.8 is 2xIII
780mm

Great shot, Tonial!
Catching a Kingfisher BIF like that... It's marginally easier (just barely) than getting a lock on a SR-71 in mid-flight. ;)

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: March 02, 2015, 07:40:42 AM »
Bokeh moon....

Yes, you may hit me now. :) I have such a bad sense of humour.

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 02, 2015, 07:30:25 AM »
A chapel at Mölle, Sweden.

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: March 01, 2015, 06:05:06 AM »
I was out looking for various birds yesterday, and in a marshy area was a small dry tongue of land under trees where I could stand and spot/shoot. After a few minutes (without any birds) I turned to shoot the old pole I leaned my gear on.
Came out with this: "Round and around"

Edit:
Removing photo. It only got 3 views. No reason to leave it online in this forum.

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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:29:41 AM »
I'm an unemployed system administrator, so what differentiates me from you two former posters is that I can shoot more often than PrivateByDesign, but have to ignore my G.A.S. a lot more than JCarapet.

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Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: February 27, 2015, 03:10:14 PM »
Sad indeed.
My first memory of him were from the TV series of Mission: Impossible, but he will forever be remembered for playing Mr Spock in Star Trek. Didn't know of his interest and skills in photography until about a year ago. Now, the curtain is forever down.

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Abstract / Re: Frost on the window
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:29:11 PM »
It's cool to see all these old Nikon shots and the extensive use of filters. Sure you are in the right forum?

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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:55:29 PM »
"AFMA" can mean roughly: You get what you deserve, if you don't read the manual properly.

Don't blame the camera. Or the lens.

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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:59:22 AM »
I have both the 7D and the 7dii. I had the 7D for nearly a year and the 7Dii was supposed to be  an upgrade for me.
Both cameras were set to the same exact settings (or as close as possible given that the shutter speeds have slight variations, etc.).  I was shooting horse races using both the 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II and the 3oomm f/2.8 L IS prime lens.  On day one I used the 7D and 7Dii with the 70-200 lens alternating cameras one race after the other.  On day two I alternated cameras race by race using the 300mm.  RESULTS:  Both the 7D and 7Dii shot identical quality shots using the 70-200mm.  Using the 300mm prime lens, only the 7D shot in-focus shots one after the other.  Nearly every shot taken by the 7dii was blurry.  I spent a solid week testing and retesting.  Same results.

There is something inherently wrong with here.  Compatibility issues? Maybe?  I sent the 7Dii back to B+H which honored their 30-day return policy.

Now my search for an upgrade to the 7D continues.  I thought the 7Dii would be that upgrade but it turned out to be a huge disappointment!
Ok, so since you've done such thorough testing I'm sure you have a few test shots to show us the effects you are seeing.
All lenses had been properly AFMA'ed to the bodies, right?

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Software & Accessories / Re: UniqBall
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:33:31 AM »
Good info, Mackguyver!
Smart solution by someone who dared to think outside the box. Far better to twitch ones knob a little extra, than to curse a forgotten adapter.

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