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Lenses / Re: What about those lens weights?
« on: May 08, 2014, 10:48:19 PM »
If you may have noticed the 50mm's IQ has improved through the years as well. Perhaps that has an influence on the weight.

As Mt Spokane mentioned there are times when newer lens means lighter as well. I honestly would not have bought a 400/2.8 IS in its Series 1 form and waited for the Series 2. I also wouldnt buy a 600/4 IS in its Series 1 form and waited for the Series 2.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:29:20 PM »
Surfers are some of the most upbeat and optimistic people I know. I hope their attitude will inspire us all that life must go on and that we must go back to our regular routine to give us a semblance of normalcy.

Guiuan Island located in the southern-most tip of Eastern Samar is known as the best surfing waves in the Visayan part of the Philippines. It directly faces the Pacific Ocean where typhoons are born. Being the case this was where Typhoon Haiyan came from and first made landfall.


"The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun" - Phil Edwards by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/250 f/16 70mm ISO 160

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiuan,_Eastern_Samar

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Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:28:19 PM »
Surfers are some of the most upbeat and optimistic people I know. I hope their attitude will inspire us all that life must go on and that we must go back to our regular routine to give us a semblance of normalcy.

Guiuan Island located in the southern-most tip of Eastern Samar is known as the best surfing waves in the Visayan part of the Philippines. It directly faces the Pacific Ocean where typhoons are born. Being the case this was where Typhoon Haiyan came from and first made landfall.


"The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun" - Phil Edwards by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/250 f/16 70mm ISO 160

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiuan,_Eastern_Samar

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Great exercise as well surapon!

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Either lenses are targeted to those who need the f-number and IS. Doesn't matter whether you be wealthy or not as so long as the money's there the thing will get purchased.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:53:08 PM »
Life is slowly going back to normal. The simpler life in the province.

Children are jumping into saltwater from the foundation of the old Sulangan Bridge in Eastern Samar. The day was so hot that one is tempted to join in to cool down.


Sulangan Bridge by alabang, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:52:26 PM »
Life is slowly going back to normal. The simpler life in the province.

Children are jumping into saltwater from the foundation of the old Sulangan Bridge in Eastern Samar. The day was so hot that one is tempted to join in to cool down.


Sulangan Bridge by alabang, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:34:05 PM »

Male Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a pigeon which is a  widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts  of the Indian Subcontinent and east through Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia  and Indonesia, to northern and eastern Australia. The dove is also  known by the names of Green Dove and Green-winged pigeon. The Common  Emerald Dove is the state bird of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

It has a number of subspecies, with three existing in Australia,  longirostris from the Kimberly, Western Australia to Cape York  Peninsula, chrysochlora from Cape York Peninsula to southern New South  Wales as well as Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, and natalis from  Christmas Island.

This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands,  farms, gardens, mangroves and coastal heaths. It builds a scant stick  nest in a tree up to five metres and lays two cream-coloured eggs.  Breeding tends to occur in Australia spring or early summer in  southeastern Australia and late in the dry season in northern Australia.

Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional  sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.  It often flies low between the patches of dense forest it prefers, but  when disturbed will frequently walk away rather than fly. They are  particularly good weavers when flying through forests. When flying they  expose a buff underwing and a chestnut colour of their flight feathers.

The Common Emerald Dove is a stocky, medium-sized pigeon, typically 23  to 28 centimetres (10 to 11.2 inches) in length. The back and wings are  bright emerald green. The flight feathers and tail are blackish, and  broad black and white bars show on the lower back in flight. The head  and underparts are dark vinous pink (in chrysochlora, more brown in  longirostris), fading to greyish on the lower belly. The eyes are dark  brown, the bill bright red and legs and feet rufous.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Emerald_Dove

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Best viewed on a Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68583595/male-common-emerald-dove-%28chalcophaps-indica%29-by-paolo-dolina

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:21:19 PM »



Male Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a pigeon which is a  widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts  of the Indian Subcontinent and east through Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia  and Indonesia, to northern and eastern Australia. The dove is also  known by the names of Green Dove and Green-winged pigeon. The Common  Emerald Dove is the state bird of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

It has a number of subspecies, with three existing in Australia,  longirostris from the Kimberly, Western Australia to Cape York  Peninsula, chrysochlora from Cape York Peninsula to southern New South  Wales as well as Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, and natalis from  Christmas Island.

This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands,  farms, gardens, mangroves and coastal heaths. It builds a scant stick  nest in a tree up to five metres and lays two cream-coloured eggs.  Breeding tends to occur in Australia spring or early summer in  southeastern Australia and late in the dry season in northern Australia.

Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional  sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.  It often flies low between the patches of dense forest it prefers, but  when disturbed will frequently walk away rather than fly. They are  particularly good weavers when flying through forests. When flying they  expose a buff underwing and a chestnut colour of their flight feathers.

The Common Emerald Dove is a stocky, medium-sized pigeon, typically 23  to 28 centimetres (10 to 11.2 inches) in length. The back and wings are  bright emerald green. The flight feathers and tail are blackish, and  broad black and white bars show on the lower back in flight. The head  and underparts are dark vinous pink (in chrysochlora, more brown in  longirostris), fading to greyish on the lower belly. The eyes are dark  brown, the bill bright red and legs and feet rufous.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Emerald_Dove

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Best viewed on a Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68583595/male-common-emerald-dove-%28chalcophaps-indica%29-by-paolo-dolina

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