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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:39:21 AM »
I'd get a new camera everytime I "need" a new one. All four of my bodies are 4ish years old. If I start shooting as frequently as once a week I may upgrade all of em to the next bodies Canon will release.

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300-600 f/5.6 w/1.4x TC
« on: December 07, 2013, 08:11:30 PM »
300-600 should weigh about 3kg. Would sell between $7,300-11,800. I'd love to see a EOS body that can AF at f/8 at more than 1 AF point.

If you scroll down there is a patent for a 600/4 with built in 1.4x TC. Should weigh about 4.1kg. Would sell for north of $13,500.

Patents are probably filled to deter other manufacturers to make such products in the future.

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300-600 f/5.6 w/1.4x TC
« on: December 06, 2013, 10:05:54 PM »
Should weigh about 3kg,

Will Canon be selling bodies that can AF at f/8 other than the center AF point?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 06, 2013, 08:22:45 PM »
Thanks everyone and lovely images everyone!


Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) by alabang, on Flickr

The Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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

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

Settings: 1 sec ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 400mm

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:41:47 PM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/50 ƒ/5.6 ISO 2500 800mm

I do not know what flower it is. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:30:43 PM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/50 ƒ/5.6 ISO 2500 800mm

I do not know what flower it is. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

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Oh my, the Philippines will be getting this before the US. Take that Apple!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: December 05, 2013, 12:03:26 AM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

Philippine Birds

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 320 800mm


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Why this awkward pose?

In the first 100 exposure of this bird I have so far, this is the best image to show off the sunbird's colorful throat.

Why did you go birding on a workday?

I went birding on a workday so I could bring my cousin's kids (aged 5 to 17) to a forested area near their sister's home (30km away) as a respite from Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. You see these kids are survivors of the said Super Typhoon. Though their homes in Tacloban City just experienced very minor typhoon damage their schools were completely destroyed and many of their friends, classmates and neighbors are among the more than 5,800 dead and more than 1,700 missing.

How can you (yes YOU) can help?

Go to your nearest Red Cross or directly to http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate and donate. Any amount is help.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 05, 2013, 12:01:41 AM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

Philippine Birds

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 320 800mm


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Why this awkward pose?

In the first 100 exposure of this bird I have so far, this is the best image to show off the sunbird's colorful throat.

Why did you go birding on a workday?

I went birding on a workday so I could bring my cousin's kids (aged 5 to 17) to a forested area near their sister's home (30km away) as a respite from Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. You see these kids are survivors of the said Super Typhoon. Though their homes in Tacloban City just experienced very minor typhoon damage their schools were completely destroyed and many of their friends, classmates and neighbors are among the more than 5,800 dead and more than 1,700 missing.

How can you (yes YOU) can help?

Go to your nearest Red Cross or directly to http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate and donate. Any amount is help.

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Weight is a factor.

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They could be beta testing the damn thing on us Asians before shipping it elsewhere. We tend to be more forgiving.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:50:24 AM »
Thank you serendipity and click.


Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Brown Shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that  they have a high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to  the same locations each winter.[20][21][22] They begin establishing  wintering territories shortly on arrival and their loud chattering or  rattling calls are distinctive. Birds that arrive early and establish  territories appear to have an advantage over those that arrive later in  the winter areas.[23][24] The timing of their migration is very regular  with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and  departure in April.[25] During their winter period, they go through a  premigratory moult.[20] Their song in the winter quarters is faint and  somewhat resembles the call of the Rosy Starling and often includes  mimicry of other birds. The beak remains closed when singing and only  throat pulsations are visible although the bird moves its tail up and  down while singing.[5][26]

The breeding season is late May or June and the breeding habitat  includes the taiga, forest to semi-desert where they build a nest in a  tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.[27]

They feed mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[28] Like other  shrikes, they impale prey on thorns.

Small birds and lizards are also  sometimes preyed on.[29] A white-eye (Zosterops) has been recorded in  its larder.[5] They typically look out for prey from a perch and fly  down towards the ground to capture them.[30]

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

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

Settings: 1/400 ƒ/5.6 ISO 2500 800mm

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:48:38 AM »

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Brown Shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that  they have a high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to  the same locations each winter.[20][21][22] They begin establishing  wintering territories shortly on arrival and their loud chattering or  rattling calls are distinctive. Birds that arrive early and establish  territories appear to have an advantage over those that arrive later in  the winter areas.[23][24] The timing of their migration is very regular  with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and  departure in April.[25] During their winter period, they go through a  premigratory moult.[20] Their song in the winter quarters is faint and  somewhat resembles the call of the Rosy Starling and often includes  mimicry of other birds. The beak remains closed when singing and only  throat pulsations are visible although the bird moves its tail up and  down while singing.[5][26]

The breeding season is late May or June and the breeding habitat  includes the taiga, forest to semi-desert where they build a nest in a  tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.[27]

They feed mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[28] Like other  shrikes, they impale prey on thorns.

Small birds and lizards are also  sometimes preyed on.[29] A white-eye (Zosterops) has been recorded in  its larder.[5] They typically look out for prey from a perch and fly  down towards the ground to capture them.[30]

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

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

Settings: 1/400 ƒ/5.6 ISO 2500 800mm

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