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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.

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:

Cheers Brian

Software & Accessories / Photoshop help required: LAB
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:16:09 PM »
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
So anyone any ideas how I can do this?

Cheers Brian 

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

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 11, 2013, 12:13:17 PM »
Black Vulture

Black Crowned Night Heron (Canon 1Dx, 300mm 2.8 II)

I love your bird pictures MRLinVA. Nice and sharp. Looking forward to see more of them. :)

+1, very nice. Is it me or does that BCN Heron only have one leg? :o
Perhaps a pirate..aarrrgghh :)
We had a Blue Tit in the garden which we thought only had one leg, it would lean against things.
And on the ground hop about on one leg, using a wing to steady itself if it was in danger of falling over.
Sometime later we did see the leg a few times, so it must have been injured somehow.

Obviously we called her "Eileen"  8)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 09, 2013, 03:22:07 AM »
Nice Captures Serendipidy, The Eye on this Bird is just Tack Sharp, as well as a little scary, well done.
"Scary"?    Downright spooky if you ask me.
If he does leave you sometime, do you think his parting words will be

" so long, and thanks for all the fish!"  8)

Cheers Brian

Rosedale may be nice. North Yorks Moors Railway Steamtrains.  Scarborough Castle? 
Hole of Horcum (sp?) maybe.
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:08:46 AM »
Very young Thrush.
Cheers Brian
Lovely! You must be feeling like a proud grand dad ;)
Sure am. There's six of them though and that nest is getting very tight, so they'll be out soon.
Still, I hope they'll cost me less than my own kids did (still do).:-\
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 28, 2013, 01:24:35 PM »
Went out today to try and practice/learn BIF. Tried the suggestions made by this forum and I'm starting to improve and get some keepers (I hope).Best 3 out of about 60 tries (in some shots, the bird wasn't even in the frame :(). 7D, 70-200L/2.8 @100,130mm ISO100, TV 1/800s, Aperture 2.8-4.0, hand held, cropped, DPP. Comments to help me improve are welcome. Thanks. :)
Well I think you are getting there. Keep it up. And I'm jealous that you have a pet Heron!
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 28, 2013, 01:21:23 PM »
Some from a recent trip to South FL.  Enjoy!





I really like the colours and sharpness of the first one.
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 28, 2013, 01:19:08 PM »
Very young Thrush.
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 26, 2013, 12:35:47 PM »
Sorry rpt...I didn't realize the gravity of the situation 8)
Ha ha ha  ;D
Serious matter this defying gravity stuff. This guy hasn't got the hang yet, or it doesn't work when you are wet. Whatever, he's still holding on. Didn't Douglas adams say "you just need to forget to fall down"?
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 26, 2013, 12:26:24 PM »
Damp dark day here today, the Squirrel was in focus till he jumped. AF just didn't follow him though.
Still thought I'd post it anyway. I hope it isn't my best animal shot!
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 26, 2013, 08:33:32 AM »
I guess this is a Sparrow Hawk, after an unsuccessfull hunt in our garden this morning. Had to take it through the window, and its a very dull cold day here.
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 25, 2013, 02:12:20 PM »
Seven of our thrushes (six of them are being sat on by the mother here).

Cheers Brian
Lovely! Is she nesting inside your house? There seems to be three light sources showing up in her eye and one looks like a fluorescent tube light.
In our shed. I had the light on to see if it would help my webcam, it looks down into the nest.
If I go in the shed then she just sits there very still, so I avoid eye contact. Obviously I try to
keep out of the shed, and now all are hatched a lot of time she's not sat on the nest. So we get
along OK.
Cheers Brian
Fabulous! Sometimes they just know they are safe. I am trying to communicate with the hawk that frequents our garden. Let us see how it goes - so far he lets me talk and hangs around for a while :)
I think in the end you are just part of the environment, they know that you pose no great danger if they are around regularly. The birds (Mainly magpies) run around behind our dog stealing his breakfast on a morning.
But its a long way from tame.
Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 25, 2013, 02:08:41 PM »
Good lord! Gravity seems to be malfunctioning at that spot. ;)

Well said  ;D

Nice shot fohtohz.  8)

thank's all :-)

So are they all in focus? Which one did you center on?
Cheers Brian

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