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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 23, 2014, 05:34:06 PM »
Thanks a lot, folks.  Yes, owls are really extraordinary creatures and a pleasure to photograph when the opportunity is there.

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:13:23 PM »
Jazz.....  a.k.a. The Princess

10+ years of age, 15 kids, 25 grand kids, lost count of the great grand kids.


On duty as a St.John Ambulance Therapy Dog visiting shut-ins at nursing homes, retirement homes and hospitals.


Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:07:24 PM »
Great Grey Owl

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f4 L lens for sports photography?
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:41:40 AM »
Here is a link to a rugby match I shot a couple of years ago using that lens on my 1D Mark IV.  It's not as spectacular as my 300/2.8 but it did a credible job.....


Hope it's what you are looking for.

Lenses / Re: Canon 400L 5.6
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:14:09 AM »
For years, I shot birds with my 1D4 and 300/2.8, both with and without extenders.  I will soon be 72 years of age and that combination was starting to get heavy to tote around.  Last spring, I elected to purchase a 5D3 to pair with my 400/5.6 in an effort to lighten the load.

To put it succinctly, I've been delighted with the combination.  It's light, fast and produces great image quality.  The 400/5.6 is a fast focusing lens to begin with and it turned out to be quite impressive with the great AF of the 5D3, which is both fast and accurate.  In my book, it's a match made in heaven.

I will post a sampling of images shot with the 5D3 and 400/5.6 below.  I suggest you open them full size by clicking on them to get a good idea of the image quality.

As the 400/5.6 does not have IS, I suggest you make a point of keeping the shutter speed high enough to compensate.  I try to shoot at around 1/800 second and up.  The 5D3 can handle high ISO if needed.  It also stands up well to cropping if needed.

I hope this helps.

I'll send him another message...

He let me know that they've identified an isue with a caching plugin, and are working on a fix.

Thanks, Neuro.  Appreciate your help, as usual.  :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 15, 2014, 09:13:24 AM »
Mandarin drake...


Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 14, 2014, 04:25:29 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...

Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

Fantastic...I love it. :)

Thank you very much.  :D

I have this terrible need to want stuff.  :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 14, 2014, 02:23:01 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Well, here we are almost two months later and the site still does not update.  I tried all 3 browsers..... Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome.

It only changes when something new is posted by CR.

This is getting really old.  :(

I can't believe I actually read this entire thread.  I have to get a life.  :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.3 Released
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:01:52 PM »
Still no clean HDMI. That's it!! I am selling this overpriced camera! Nikon D4s next! ARROGANT Canon!

And please consider this Canon:  Not all who own the 1DX are sports idiots or ornithologists, some just want the best possible low light performance for their creative work!

I work and shoot in the dark (video and stills). And the 1DX has one stop ISO advantage over the 5D Mark III, and has way less color banding when lifting shadows than the 5D Mark III. But after Canon gave the 5D Mark III clean HDMI the advantage is less than before on video.It is certainly possible to give the 1DX clean HDMI, since the 1DC hast it. But Canon finds it more convenient to force me into selling my house to buy the 1DC, than to give the 1DX the same features as the Nikon D4 !!!

Enjoy your D4s.

One of the sports idiots and ornithologists.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gura Gear Launches New Color for Bataflae
« on: January 08, 2014, 06:05:41 AM »
$45,000 worth of gear (give or take).

That's a lot of eggs in one basket.   :o

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:56:38 AM »
Mute Swan.....

Thanks for looking.

Thanks a lot.  :D

Stunningly beautiful portrait Harv. The pose is perfect and the light is amazing. I would put this on my living room wall.

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