I am currently out out in western Queensland on the edge of the Outback capturing spectacular images with the 1DX coupled up with 24~70mm L 2.8 II. Out here in Longreach the stars at night are simply stunning, being far inland from light pollution. Longreach is home to the QANTAS Foundation Museum, making for an excellent photographic opportunity.
The only filter used on sea gulls was a circular PL filter. We at the moment have stunning blue skies and weather (May-Sept) before we hit the buildup to our wet and cyclone season... I tend to use a PL on most coastal and aerial work here over water. Aerial pics attached: Corio Bay - Great Keppel Island 1DX + 17~40mm L 1:4
For DB. a few more recent images from my IDX + 20~70mm. Photographs captured in Yeppoon, Central Queensland Aust. After working the world in TV media (cammo) I can honestly say...paradise found! Kind regards, Outback
Being in Australia, I was one of the few lucky ones to pick up my 1DX on 4th July. My long awaited pre-ordered 20~70mm L 2.8 II arrived 1st September. Paired up, I consider I have the sharpest of the sharp, both with lens and camera. Simply the best from Canon