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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:05:23 AM »
RAW only. I regret that I did not start earlier than 2009. Having a lot of photos JPG only. I am much better with development photos today than in the past. Looking back on those JPG there is just a little more that can be improved. Development cost time. But I got that routine now. Returning home I first mark the photos with stars (1- not good, 2-good but not worth it, 3-good candidate, 4- very good / choice. I never give 5) Then I focus on the 3 and 4 stars. Checking exposure, WB, contrast, highlights, noise reduction, saturation and more. I use DxO Optics Elite icw Filmpack for special presets (for example Black & white). And I use Lightroom 5 also with add-ons that come with presets for effects. So yes, it cost time. But hey photography is fun...isn't it? !

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: September 09, 2014, 11:14:57 AM »
Great shots Don. I really like the second one.


+1
Beautiful

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: September 09, 2014, 11:12:41 AM »
A nice morning.



Excellent shot. Nice those drops of water.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 09, 2014, 11:09:48 AM »
Football
1dx and 300 2.8IS

Cheerleader shot at 10,000 ISO.


Yeah, great shots! What a lens. Dreaming about it!

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The beautiful Lake District, Lake Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria UK

Having this 2 miles away is a photographers dream and my inspiration to be a photographer.


Great shots Tom. Love it!

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I live in the Netherlands in the city with the one bridge too far.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 06, 2014, 05:03:21 PM »
Some Greater Yellowlegs shots from earlier this week, Washington shore.
Those are awesome! I like them very much.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 06, 2014, 07:43:43 AM »
These two were fighting over lunch today. The one on the left won...


RPT_7748
by Rustom, on Flickr
Good Timing and great shot!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2014, 03:22:05 PM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:52:46 AM »
Hi I´m Marcelo. A couple hours ago during a storm an Iguana fell from a tree on the roof of the house.
Canon 60D | EF-70-300 f4-5.6 IS


Love it! Excellent shot. Well done.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:35:26 AM »
One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

Very nice first post. I really like your pictures.

Welcome to CR  :)
+1 Wonderful!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: September 02, 2014, 12:02:41 PM »
Flower
I like this flower. Thanks!

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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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