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Messages - Kerry B

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:13:32 AM »
One of my favourite images of two Vervet monkeys at close of the day.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:57:27 AM »
A Marabou stork in silluette, shame about the background colour.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 24, 2014, 12:52:49 AM »
Taken at a Hawk Conservancy Centre a few years ago

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 05:09:45 PM »
For me the so called specs of the new 7DMk11 are not ground breaking and are somewhat of a disappointment given the length of time Canon have had to develop this new camera. I was certainly hoping for an improvement in the Canon sensor technology, if the facts are correct we will not see this in this camera.

In essence are the rumours regarding specs for this camera any different to what the Canon 1Dmk1v has to offer, and this is a camera that is 4 years old.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:37:10 AM »
Grey Backed-Fiscal. Taken with 5dmk3, canon 300mm f2.8mk2 with 1.4mk3 extender.

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Great shots Krisbell.

This image has been posted on another thread, taken with 5dmk3, cropped a fair bit, but still shows how good this combination is. Love it.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:15:10 AM »
Nice image Lemmy Shoyu

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:24:45 AM »
Not the most difficult of birds to get in flight, but useful for practice.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:27:00 AM »
A few from my front garden, very common but still nice to see.

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Stunning candyman, great capture

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:26:52 AM »
Thanks for your comments guys.

islanderMV, this photo was taken last year with the mki 300f2.8 lens on a Canon 7D. This bird was hand reared and eventually released in the wild. It has never left its area of birth and has paired up with another barn owl. I know the owner of the land and was told that they were providing photo opportunities. I was hidden behind a stone wall with camera on bean bag, I was also partially covered in a canvas top to hide my form, Just waited and managed 5 shots. I was no more than 10metres away from the bird.

I did go back to the same spot but never got the same luck again.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 23, 2014, 09:34:32 AM »
I do like Barn Owls, taken a little while ago.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:45:31 AM »
Thanks all for your comments.

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Lenses / Re: Safari 300 2.8 Mkii or 200-400 1.4x
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:55:34 AM »
Whilst not South Africa I did go on a specialist photographers safari to the Masai Mara last September and going again this September. I had the same dilemma as you, in the end went with the 300f2.8mk11 on the 5dmk111. What a combination for early morning shots and late evenings f2.8 was the norm. Got some stunning Leopard/Cheetah shots at ISO 5000 with shutter speeds below 1/20 second. Those photographers who had the 200-400 and 500f4 were not able to get the shots required.

Of course these big lenses came into their own when photographing in better light. When this happened I added either the 1.4 or 2x extenders, both mk111 and they were just brilliant.

For me the 300f2.8 is the most versatile lens around. Do you really need to spend £10k for a lens that you have principally got covered. The other factor is weight the 200-400 is a hefty beast and takes some handholding whereas the 300f2.8mk11 is comparatively light.

I did take two bodies with me namely the 7d which was only used very occasionally. I also took a 70-200f2.8mk11 lens which was used for closer subjects. I had no problem with dust and was able to change lenses without any issues.

Hope this helps and have a great time.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 15, 2014, 11:41:56 AM »
Artic Tern with sand eel taken on the Farne Islands UK

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