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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:27:19 PM »
white-faced ibis

Wonderful shot! Lovely to see them like this

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Lenses / Re: Canon MP-E 65 f/2.8
« on: August 30, 2014, 01:23:34 PM »
If you get one, pick up the oddly shaped lens hood (I got mine cheaply from eBay). You are that close to a subject that flare is a potential issue.

Use mine a lot with a 1Ds3 and 100D (higher effective magnification)
I have it mounted on a stackshot rail driven via Helicon Remote.

One other thing - I live in an old house with floorboards. I have to ask people to stop moving round when doing a stack at maximum magnification if not using flash (mt-24EX)

Here it is when I was taking photos of some very small chips (the observant amongst you may notice that the camera lead is not connected ;-)


That's some setup! Can you show us the result? Thanks

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Lenses / Re: Tanzania with minimal gear
« on: August 30, 2014, 12:34:43 PM »
I am back from my trip.  (BTW, it was with Overseas Adventure Travel.  A good balance of cost and quality, IMO.)

In the end, I took two bodies, a 5D Mark II and a 5D Mark III.  They share batteries/chargers, which was convenient.  I brought a half-dozen batteries, but 3 would probably have been enough, even with no electricity on some of our stops. 

I brought the 70-300mm, the Kenco extender, and the 24-70 f/4.  (At the last minute, I decided to bring that one over the 24-105.  It's smaller, newer, has better macro capabilities.)  I was pretty happy with that combination, but if I had to do it over again, I might take the 16-36mm f/2.8 instead. I missed going really wide.  Not really for landscape vistas, but for interiors and for stuff like the kopjes. 

300mm plus Kenco extender was generally long enough.  I didn't miss my 600mm f/4.  I did miss the speed of my faster lenses.  But considering weight and all, the 70-300mm was perfect.

Thanks for the advice, everyone.  It was really helpful.  Especially the tip about the filters.  I did not need my rocket blower.  I never used the circular polarizer.  But those B+W filters were gold.  Dust stuck to everything except those filters.


The 70-300L is truly a great travel lens.
I like your pictures. Especially the secretary. Most have been relatively close considering the OOF. Well done!





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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: August 30, 2014, 11:58:00 AM »
Big Lake, Strathcona County near St. Albert Alberta


Nice colors nineyards. Great picture.
Are those fish causing the circles?

Thank you candyman
I believe it's floating vegetation


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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:47:08 AM »
Big Lake, Strathcona County near St. Albert Alberta


Nice colors nineyards. Great picture.
Are those fish causing the circles?

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:45:49 AM »
Rough winter day


That's - I guess - a bit too tough for surfing ...
Wonderful in B&W!

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:45:04 AM »
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SUNRISE SURF
Great shot. No-one yet in the water and the beach patrol still having breakfast ;-)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:04:00 AM »
Whiskered Tern
Love the fully expanded wings. Very nice Somlu.

Not as good as your, but kinda similar shot  :)


Very well done. Like an airplane. Love it.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:02:59 AM »
Whiskered Tern


Great shot Somlu!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:16:32 PM »
Spider Monkey - shot earlier today.

EF400+1.4x III, f4, ISO250, 1/1000.


Just wonderful!
Eldar is right, he sure has the look of Ceasar....(Ceasar can be nice too)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:51:23 PM »
Young Forster's Tern taking a bath at low tide. - From kayak on Martha's Vineyard.

60D - 100-400mm @390mm, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1,000th


This is so great if you can take a shot on the same level as the bird or animal. It makes it special like coming real close. Reminds me of this tv nature program where they put a camera on the bird....it is amazing like you're flying with them.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Green-headed Tanager
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:48:40 PM »
Here's another beauty from Brazil. What a colour palette these guys have!

Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: 5
Exposure compensation: -1/3
ISO: 400
Lens: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM


Yes, wonderful colors! And great shot with the 7D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:47:24 PM »
northern flicker in the backyard

Beautiful shot. Nicely done.


+1 Great shot

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:28:00 AM »
To the Dynamic Range hunters just a small hint... the advantage of Nikon is only on the lower ISOs. If you need high ISO for sportsphotography or birds, the Canon is equal around ISO 800 with even better results on the higher ones.



Most people forget this, blame Canon but shoot with ISO1600 on a wedding.


Interesting. But a 6D for sports and BIF photography is really challenging.
A comparison with the 5D MKII or 1DX would be more logical....would it not?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:33:06 PM »
Thanks Guys for your comments, one more for the road, taken in the garden. Blue Tit for those who want to know.


I like it. Did you use the 300 or the 70-200 with ext or without?


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