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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 06, 2014, 11:07:32 PM »
Black Neck Stork

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 05, 2014, 07:11:37 PM »
Taken in the forest. Enjoying a fresh nut

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Hi,

I use a 1DX with WFT-E6 for still photography and it works fine.

Today I made video with the Rode VideoMic Pro plugged straight into the camera and used the EOS Utility to change camera settings and did a bit of recording.
At editing time I noticed that there is a clicking noise on the audio, about two clicks/second.
I removed the WFT-E6 from 1DX, reshot and the clicking noise is gone

Has anybody experienced this as well?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 01, 2014, 09:17:43 AM »
I just love these birds, they have so much fun and they live in "families", mostly they group at seven to eight birds
1DX, 70-200 F2.8 II, 1.4X, iso 100, F8, 1/250 plus EX-600 flash with Better Beamer

I especially like the second one in the series. You really have captured the frolicking  ;D

Thanks very much !!
I grew up in the Netherlands and moved to West Australia some ten years ago. The wildlife, especially the birds are amazing. Furthermore, the night sky, the Milky Way is just incredible.

I am still saving for a 400 F2.8 or 600 F4.0, just can't make up my mind as a do a lot of sports photography

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Macro / Re: Some recent flower stuff
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:18:53 AM »
Hi Chauncey,

excellent photos !!!!!!!!!

I have attached some photos taken at the Singapore Orchid garden, which is beyond believe...

If You are interested in West Australian Wild flowers then drop my a private message

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 31, 2014, 02:26:33 AM »
Herrons are interesting!
Which Photo was the first in the sequence?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:28:38 AM »
One more

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:19:32 AM »
I just love these birds, they have so much fun and they live in "families", mostly they group at seven to eight birds
1DX, 70-200 F2.8 II, 1.4X, iso 100, F8, 1/250 plus EX-600 flash with Better Beamer

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:05:17 AM »
Blue Wren, West Australia.
7D, 70-200 F2.8 II +2.0X, iso 1000, F9, 1/250

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Photography Technique / Re: How do I get the whole picture sharp?
« on: April 30, 2014, 06:00:19 PM »
As mentioned before, focus stacking or using a tilt shift lens will help

Check the website from helicon:

http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconsoft-products/helicon-focus/

I use it a lot for my macro work and it works!

Not cheap though

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I use photoshop CC on Mac and I do NOT have that issue.
Never had problems all the way back to CS5.

No clue what is going on with your setup

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Better Beamer for ~35$.
For bird photography in low light, probably the best thing I ever bought

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Software & Accessories / Re: Fail to contact support Reikan (Focal)
« on: March 08, 2014, 08:06:14 AM »
This must be a glitch, I have had excellent support of these guys in the past especially with respect to get it to work with 1DX

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Something that is worth mentioning, your health!!!
A lot of people get very sick when hiking in Nepal, but the biggest risk is altitude sickness, it can be life-threatening.
There is an excellent book on this, see
http://www.amazon.com/Medicine-Mountaineering-Other-Wilderness-Activities/dp/0898863317

I know that this a forum about photography, but the risk of altitude sickness, is something that can not be stressed enough. It can happen to anybody, and in general, for some peculiar reason, the most fit people get it!

Anyway, as said before, it it will be a fantastic trip

Ben

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Hi,

if you go high up in the mountains, there are a few (obvious) things to note:
1) There is limited mains power (220V), so recharging batteries can be problematic
2) Because of low temperatures, battery life is shortened
3) the light can be very bright, even at iso 100, 1/8000 and F18 I had over exposed images, so take ND and circa Pol filter, if you can afford, take a big stopper.
4) Nepali people are extremely friendly and will be very interested in your gear, so take time to explain
5) If you can find it, take an old fashioned Polaroid camera and give the pictures to the local people, they will be extremely gratefull
6) Nepali will treat you with great respect, please return the favour
7) The average Nepali wage is very low, a school teacher earns about 800$/year

Hope this helps a bit,

I have been to Nepal many times and it has become a second home, I am sure that you will have the time of your life!

Ben

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