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Theater, Concert and Event / Re: My first Ballet photography in my life.
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:03:08 AM »
Dear Surapon,
You're most humble.  I saw your photos and they are high quality.
Looks like you'll have a great session of photography, wish I could join you, but I'm maybe 4 hours from you in VA.
Maybe you can share some result of your lessons soon.
(PS., I'm coming to Graham for a one day technical training.)

Theater, Concert and Event / Re: My first Ballet photography in my life.
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:37:09 PM »
A great lesson!
The guide could be used in a lot of other occasions where the background is dark and the subject is lit.
Thanks for sharing your notes.  This time you're the teacher!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Black Rapid Backpack Strap
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:21:29 PM »
I, too, have the SunSniper strap, bought it so I could hang my camera from my camera bag, and feel secure because of the steel cables inside the strap.
I really didn't like it too much at all.  If I need to get gear out of my bag, I need to unhook the SunSniper from the bag.  Just not convenient whatsoever.  And the camera has to be put somewhere.
The strap is definitely very well made, strong and secure.  I also love the ball bearing connector of the SunSniper design to the camera body, best design.  I bought one such connector just to put on the Black Rapid strap, so that no amount of twisting could loosen the 1/4 inch screw connected to the camera.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: GPS GP-E2 on 5DIII
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:34:18 AM »
I use the same GPS on my 5D3 in Hokkaido nearly 2 years ago, and after the initial lock on to the signal which took a second or two, all subsequent shots were normal, no delay at all.  Most of the time, I left the GP-E2 on even while traveling in a vehicle, so I can create a travel trail.
What is the setting on your camera that may cause the delay?

Underwater / Re: Australias Leafy Sea Dragon
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:54:50 PM »
I only asked for you to post more photos, not the locations of these wonderful creatures, flora or fauna.  I'm well aware of poachers' deeds.  The better the locations are protected, both by laws or by secrecy, the better they are preserved.
Just as I wrote to Mr Bean, keeping the environment prestine is about what we can do.
My rant is over for now.

Underwater / Re: Australias Leafy Sea Dragon
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:23:03 AM »
Tremendously impressive!
Australia is surely a very different place on earth.  Much diverse environment, flora and fauna.  Just in the last few days, another CR member, Mr Bean, posted photos of Australian orchids,;boardseen#new.
Sure hope you'd post more of the local scenes.

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:57:30 AM »
Thanks Lionrock. They are found in southern parts of Australia. I live about an hours drive NE of Melbourne, and my property backs onto a reserve of around 30 acres, which has these orchids. There's roughly 50+ types of orchids, green hoods, sun orchids, wax lips, etc in the reserve, but usually in small groups. The two above were in a group of 10-12 in the space of a small room, if that helps. At the moment, I'm trying to track down a Bearded Orchid, which appears as a single plant, in the space of an acre or so (well, there's usually about 5-6 in that area). Not easy to find, but fun when you do :)

Mr Bean,
Australia is unique that most of its flora and fauna are indigenous.  It is also rare that its plants are sold overseas.  Please post more of your orchids here.
Habitat for these precious plants are getting smaller, hope you can keep your part of the habitat pristine.
I return a pic with one of ours, though purchased.

Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:05:02 PM »
Welcome to the dilemma.
My story is not much different from yours.  I started drooling after the Canon 200-400mm lens, but after renting it for 2 weeks, I feel I can't wield the monster so well because of my 5'4" size.  Still love the lens.  So, after a long while sulking about the lens, I started lusting after the 300mm.  Boss lady even went with me 3 weeks ago 520 miles to B&H to look at the 300!  It is hand holdable, not sure how long I can shoot with it, though.
But, my thought is that with a X2 on my 70-200 f/2.8 II, I have the reach, maybe not the sharpness nor light gathering capability of a f/2.8.  Still the combination on a full frame will give me enough use.
Now, my hope is for the introduction of the mark II of the 100-400.  And hope that it would be a big improvement over the current model.
Now, unlike you, there is not many exotic wild life where I live (adjacent to the Jefferson National Forest), just small birds and deer, so a long lens is used only on occasion, and I travel to foreign countries annually, but air travel with heavy gear is not encouraged.
Hope you come to a satisfying decision.  Keep us informed.

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:04:39 PM »
A couple of Spider Orchids, which are out at the moment. Native to the area, some of these are quite rare, due to habitat changes and land clearing, unfortunately.

5D3 with 100mm L IS macro + MT-24EX Macro Flash.

Beautiful orchids!
May I ask where these come from?

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:41:05 PM »
I have visited Japan a few time, and it is a great place.  I talked to my wife just yesterday about going back to visit again.
I would like to ask you for permission to use your Autumn Kyoto photo as a subject for my wife to paint in watercolor.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:17:35 PM »
To Sunnystate,
Super sunset photo, just gorgeous!

Beautiful hummies.


Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:11:02 PM »
I offer one.

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:07:32 PM »
Very breath taking abstract of Kyoto!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:13:33 AM »

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:37:39 AM »
Really well done with the stop motion flash.
Post more!

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