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Animal Kingdom / Re: Sooty Grouse
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:48:33 AM »
Nice pictures!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Photos from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:46:22 AM »
2-3-4:  House Finch (Male)

5: House Finch (Female)

11: Pied-billed Grebe (not 100% sure)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Photos from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:21:50 AM »
Very nice series rpt.  Well done.
Thanks. I  will post more later this week. You should try DualISO on ML. It works great!

Animal Kingdom / Photos from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:02:09 AM »
Yes, I have not been posting pictures for a while. Well, I was is Costa Mesa, California for 4 weeks and discovered in the third week that the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve was just 15 minutes walking distance from my hotel. Luckily, I had taken my 5D3 with the kit lens, my 100-400 and the 1.4x. So I went over to the preserve a few times - four or five I think. There is a good amount of wildlife there. This is the first tranche of pictures. The important thing I want to share with you is that I have been using MagicLantern for several months now - only for Dual ISO. I find it is great! You guys should try it. There is a request. I am lousy at identifying birds let alone birds from another continent. I would appreciate if you guys would educate me :)

So here goes:
*Edit: redid the sizes...


RPT_7478-dualiso by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7305-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7310-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7319-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7333 by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7368-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7435 by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7439 by Rustom, on Flickr

#9. Yes, it has motion blur and is out of focus but I like it :)

RPT_7446-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7453-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


RPT_7464 by Rustom, on Flickr

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Using viewfinder and square images
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:32:34 PM »
stick some black tape across each side of the VF? :)  :P

yay another use for canons black tape!

What would we ever engineer without black tape (or duct tape)?

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 29, 2014, 03:16:39 AM »
Cockpit of the B-29 Super Fortress "FiFi"

B-29 FiFi Cockpit B&W © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr

Obviously he needs to engage the reverse gear before taking off...

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:31:02 PM »
Petach, lovely pictures! Love the first one.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:25:20 PM »

My retina is curved. My eyeballs do not contain multiple elements. IF flat sensors were "simpler" to design for, I am quite disappointed that we have not evolved that superior level yet!

I guess it is time to begin R&D on printing silicon wafers :)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:17:40 PM »
Rodeo action yesterday with the 1dx and 70-200 and 300 2.8.

Full sun at high noon so the light was quite harsh and from straight above, but i did the best i could
Very nice!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: June 14, 2014, 03:15:57 AM »
This particular image was a bit difficult. Not enough light on the animal, lots of branches in the way and a fairly bright background. Worst problem though is my total lack of competence and knowledge of the post processing techniques/software.

And it is true Edward, I have loads of images from this trip. We shot most of it early in the morning and in the evening (before opening and after closing of the park) and there are lots of tall trees in the park. It was also overcast, so lighting was not that easy.

Here´s a lynx, chewing on a bird he caught (look at his right angle of mouth ;))
5DIII, 70-200 f2.8L IS II @200, f2.8, ISO8000
Wow! great shot Eldar! What was the shutter speed? Were you shooting in Av?

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 13, 2014, 11:42:11 PM »
eli72, mackguyver, nice pictures!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Auto ISO
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:19:11 PM »
Conventional wisdom is that you use Tv mode for action shooting; 'sports mode' (the runner on the mode dial of so-equipped cameras) is based on Tv mode.

I never quite understood this, starting with my first EOS (620) I was annoyed that in pure Tv w/o any scene program gimmicks, the camera goes to wide open asap - *shudder* think 50/1.8. This makes tracking difficult and might result in a too thin dof for the scene. Av with min. shutter speed fixes this problem.

With Magic Lantern, I actually use Tv mode for "walkaround tourist/landscape" as a "as deep dof as possible" mode: Set the shutter time you think is appropriate, rest assured the dof will not drop below a limit you've set, then let the camera choose an even deeper dof if good light allows it.

And Manual fixes all of that... :)

Really?  I read it, but it wasn't obvious.  To what page number are you referring?


Lol! It took a few seconds but the penny finally dropped ;D

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:13:52 PM »
Lovely shots Viggo!

Dear Canon make it 1 TB Free for ALL :)

Dear Canon,

Please don't.

The running costs would have to be met by loading prices on camera equipment. I'm sort of fine with that happening for iPhones etc., because those things have a limited life anyway and it's an ongoing thing to budget for. But I keep my camera equipment for decades.

BTW, it's Sunday evening on a holiday weekend here in Australia, and the Australia and NZ site is "currently undergoing testing and maintenance" by gurus. (For those who don't know, a "guru" is an expert on Unix and open source software. Generally they come with beards.)
Same here and I am logging on from India. So may be their Geography is not too good - apart from other things... ;)

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