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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:41:07 PM »
Common Waxbill - Honolulu Sept 8
60D and my old Tammron 70-300 - (small easy to pack).
A flock of these birds surrounded me as my wife spent 5 HOURS shopping at the swap meet around the Aloha stadium, thank god I brought my camera. I did some urban birding and saved my sanity.
Only 5 hours, sorry to hear that your wife is ill.  ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 23, 2013, 02:18:43 PM »
Some of mine, unfortunately all taken with captive Birds (cheating I guess).
And some more.......

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 23, 2013, 02:17:33 PM »
Some of mine, unfortunately all taken with captive Birds (cheating I guess).

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:03:24 AM »
Ken and all the others have inspired me to also try out a few of my sunsets. Here you go........

I'm loving what I've seen so far. You have to be prepared, or very quick when the opportunity presents itself.

Cheers Brian

Nice, especially the second one. What lens did you use?

Hi, Canon 24-105 at 24mm on a 5D3.
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:14:48 AM »
Ken and all the others have inspired me to also try out a few of my sunsets. Here you go........

I'm loving what I've seen so far.
You have to be prepared, or very quick when the opportunity presents itself.

Edit: I straightened the horizon on the second one. Thanks for the tip.

Cheers Brian

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: October 10, 2013, 02:45:08 PM »
So would anyone happen to have instruction showing how to disassemble the lens to clean the dust out of the inside?
Sorry, found some instructions (Just need to use the correct search string).
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:59:58 AM »
Hi, here (after a long abstinence) a few "Watery Birds". Nothing special but I do like the Bokeh in the water.
I'm glad you've all being keeping standards up while I was busy <G>

Forgot to say, top two are Moorhens, bottom one is a Coot.
Cheers Brian

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Lenses / Re: How to clean lenses ?
« on: August 23, 2013, 10:43:49 AM »
Still no one answered my question lol. Is it safe to clean the lens and LCD screen with alcohol wipe ?

alcohol should be used sparingly. On glass it should be fine, although I am not sure how the coatings react over long term use.  On plastic, alcohol can leach things or alter the plastic, depending on the plastic. Perspex becomes turbid after long term use.  Given that one does not know how the plastic of the lens or the body reacts, it's probably better to avoid it. Also, the LCD screen, I am not sure if that is actually glass or plastic.
I have a screen protector on my LCD, so just wipe it with a cloth (and some breath) if necessary.
For the lens elements, first rocket blower to remove dust as much as possible. You don't want to wipe the lens when scratchy dust particles are on it. A brush can help release particles. Only then I use microfiber cloth or clean cotton cloth to wipe, again with some breath if necessary. If there are some persistent grease spots, only then some lens cleaning fluid.

+1.
Taught to do it this way on a Short Digital Photography Course by a Professional.
Not needed Alcohol yet. Well not for the Lenses anyway.

Beware. A guy I knew in the military was told to clean his tape heads with Alcohol,
he tried it with Beer! Go figure.........

Cheers




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Lenses / Re: Pimped my lens!
« on: August 23, 2013, 08:54:21 AM »
Fine, if you are standing among zebras.
I beg to differ. You'd very easily lose the lens then!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop help required: LAB
« on: July 05, 2013, 08:49:42 AM »
yep sometimes it greys it out, try this, before going into apply image, get into the channels panel and pick the A channel(or any single channel) so its the only one visible.

edit: And yes, both methods are doing essentially the same thing, remove all info of the selected channel, you might want to duplicate your layer first!
Meli,
got it now. Works perfectly. Thanks.
Cheers Brian

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop help required: LAB
« on: July 04, 2013, 08:22:14 AM »
from image menu > apply image > bg layer >channel A, set it to subtract (numbers in the side should be something like 2/128

Alternatively, just fill the A channel with 50% grey
Hi Meli, thanks very much.

I assume through this that I am removing all information from that channel?

Last night I couldn't get it to work as "subtract" was greyed out, I'll need to look into that.

Cheers Brian

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Site Information / Re: Can't upload photos
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:33:52 PM »
I am perplexed.  After posting successfully a couple of days ago, I can't upload photos to the forum for about 48 hours.  I can post words but no pictures.  I tried JPEG all less that 4096 MB (quite a bit smaller, in fact) using multiple pictures and cannot get them to load.  I have tried both Firefox and IE.  I've disabled and re-enabled cookies, pop-up blockers And turned my antivirus software on and off.  When I load an attachment and click post, I see a message "Waiting for Canon Rumors" but then the page goes blank dn nothing ha been posted.  I know this is a photo forum and not a computer forum, but I'd appreciate any ideas from out there. 

I am not a geek (sorry) but I am fairly adept at using a PC and making adjustments to the OS and the device.  FWIW, I've been using a Win7 Pro with 8GB mem and have lot's of disk space.

Thanks.  I've seen something like this posted here before but could not find that thread.

JP
There is simply something wrong with the JPEG, and the CR site cannot display it.
Try other ways of creating the picture, or converting it,  Its just a pity there is no error message.

I dont think the 800x800 is valid any longer. I've posted larger pictures:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=14200.msg265606#msg265606




Cheers Brian

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Software & Accessories / Photoshop help required: LAB
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:16:09 PM »
Hi,
I'm trying to do something pretty simple, as usual I can't get it to work. While working on a picture
in LAB mode, I turned off the "A" channel, and it was a pretty nice effect. So I thought, I'd like to
save a version of this picture with those colours, unfortunately that doesn't seem to work.
You can switch them "A", "B" or "Luminance" off, make them invisible I guess, but they are always
saved.
So anyone any ideas how I can do this?

Cheers Brian 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 21, 2013, 05:58:27 AM »
The Eurasian Sparrow hawk is shot from 5 meters, 100 iso and 65 mm (in my garden). I did only a crop from landscape to portrait.
The Common Kingfisher is shot from 13 meters, 80 iso and 1200 mm. The height was 2.2x more. So from the 12Mp, 2.5Mp is left?
Hi nice shots. So did you happen to be 5m away when the Hawk landed or did you manage to move there?
Cheers Brian

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