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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: Today at 01:19:54 PM »
Weixing...those are great!

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The view from Torghatten, a spectacular mountain on the northern coast of Norway, with a natural hole through it. This is taken from the hole.

5DIII, 1/160s, f5.6, ISO100, CPL filter


That's a great view

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: Today at 12:01:58 PM »
A shot from the oceanografic in Valencia


Really nice shot Ashran.


+1
very nice close-up

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: Today at 08:19:36 AM »
All Sigma lenses have focusing problems! I had two of the a 24-700 and 70-200 last versions - I sent them to be calibrated with my body and then everything was ok.

This is FALSE.  I have two Sigma lenses that have had no focusing problems.  (I don't consider improving AF accuracy with in-camera AFMA to be part of a "problem.")

But the 50 Art that I received did have erratic, unreliable AF that could not be helped with AFMA.

So, if online chatter can lead to Sigma fixing the problem, we aren't helping by using sweeping, ranting statements such as "All Sigma lenses have focusing problems!"

I stated this before and say this again: I did not and do not have AF problems with my 50Art. And I agree with YuengLinger.  It is wrong to make statements like "All Sigma lenses have focusing problems!" - it is not true. Sigma did a great job with the Art series.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 21, 2014, 11:50:54 AM »
Thanks candyman.

That's the best I can get out of the Canon EF 75-300 USM III, soft lens, given to me almost for free. Gonna upgrade my tele soon, as I'm starting to use it more and more. :)


Right...and the upgrade will be 70-300L? It is a wonderful lens

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 21, 2014, 11:48:58 AM »
@candyman, thank you.

The Mosedale valley had a village in the middle before it was flooded and dammed to make a reservoir in 1929, creating a supply of water for Manchester. They removed and relocated the village, there was a church and made the water tower out of the old church. The water tower houses the Dam control.


That's an interesting story. Never thought the tower was part of a church.


Nice followup serie. I like the camping spot. Not afraid that with a storm you will get stones on the tent?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2014, 11:34:37 AM »
Milano
Thats an awesome photo Eladio!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 07:55:20 AM »
Thanks guys!

Yeah, it's a zoo, if I had been this close to one with no fence to protect me and he/she was eating I'd probably be eaten as well, lol. And I've heard they are super shy, so it would require some effort to see it in the wild, not many of them here either.

They have a big area to live in in the zoo, no cages or crap like that. They're treated as nice as they can be without being free.




I am planning to visit a Zoo next weekend with family. But honestly, I do not like Zoo much....since I like to see animals in freedom in their natural habitat. But, sometimes a Zoo is the only way to protect some animals from extinction...unfortunately. And, it is the only way to show children those wildlife animals in real-life instead of Discovery or National Geographic TV. I took my son a few times. Next weekend my daughter will come for the first time...at least in the age that she is aware of those animals.
This is the Zoo...famous in Europe...   
http://www.burgerszoo.com/


I absolutely agree about zoo's, but at least in Scandinavia I think they do well in caring for the animals and treat them nicely. Would LOVE to go on a wildlife safari some though.


Btw this Zoo has a wonderful Safari part. Lions, Rhinos walking free. I am sure I will not be able to shoot such beautiful photos as Eldar and Edward do. Though I will give it a try - even if it is a Safari within a Zoo.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:57:35 AM »
Thanks guys!

Yeah, it's a zoo, if I had been this close to one with no fence to protect me and he/she was eating I'd probably be eaten as well, lol. And I've heard they are super shy, so it would require some effort to see it in the wild, not many of them here either.

They have a big area to live in in the zoo, no cages or crap like that. They're treated as nice as they can be without being free.



I am planning to visit a Zoo next weekend with family. But honestly, I do not like Zoo much....since I like to see animals in freedom in their natural habitat. But, sometimes a Zoo is the only way to protect some animals from extinction...unfortunately. And, it is the only way to show children those wildlife animals in real-life instead of Discovery or National Geographic TV. I took my son a few times. Next weekend my daughter will come for the first time...at least in the age that she is aware of those animals.
This is the Zoo...famous in Europe...   
http://www.burgerszoo.com/

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:41:57 AM »
But we saw the awesome Lynx at least, lol.

Wide open with the 200 f2






Wonderful shots. Those are in Zoo or in wildlife?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:33:25 AM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:51:37 AM »
Finally getting a chance to look back at some woodpecker shots.  Thought the dual eyelid was pretty cool.  Unfortunately when eyelids are closing the head is moving and critical focus is tough (with a 6D anyway).

Jack

Some great close-up shots! Nevertheless the 6D is a wonderful camera.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:53:45 PM »
From last week's fullmoon.


Tranquillity by ARSiega, on Flickr


Great photo! Nice results with the 70D and 800 ISO

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:50:21 PM »

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:49:10 PM »
Here are a few images of Haweswater Resevoir in Cumbria I took as part of a commission of the British Company United Utilities

5DMKIII with 16-35mm F2.8 MKII, 70-200mm F2.8 IS MKII and Polariser and 10 stop ND

Haweswater Reservoir, Derelict Barn, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Reservoir, Derelict Barn, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Reservoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Reservoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Reservoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Reservoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Tower, Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Tower, Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater moonscape, Haweswater Reservoir, Derelict Barn, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

This one is completely lit by the moon shot at 11-30pm, the night before the super moon last week.

Haweswater Reservoir Sunrise, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Sunrise


That's a very nice serie!
What is the story about the tower? What is it? part of a lost castle?

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