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Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 25, 2013, 02:43:34 PM »
To relax, have fun and giggles.

What I do not get is why so many try to meddle with my past time.  ;D

Get a life, fool! Or better yet quit your day job and do something more lucrative like being a call center agent.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:41:55 AM »
Thanks  jrista .

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 23, 2013, 02:20:00 PM »
Thanks bjd and bwfishing. Lovely images scarey. Wicked shots JR.


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.[17][18][19] 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.[20][21] The timing of their migration is very regular with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and departure in April.[22] During their winter period, they go through a premigratory moult.[17] 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][23]

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.[24]

They feed on mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[25] Like other shrikes, they impale prey on thorns. Small birds and lizards are also sometimes preyed on.[26] 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.[27]

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

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite

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Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Available Mid 2014?
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:54:54 AM »
I do not expect it to be cheaper than a 500/4 IS II.

What I want to know is the weight of the thing. Is it heavier than a 600mm IS II (3920g)? It was reported to be heavier than the 400/2.8 IS II (3850g).

What I want to know is what will be Canon's response to Sigma's 135/1.8 OS. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:23:25 PM »
THanks Krob78 and Dustin.


Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Zitting Cisticola or Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis), is widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa (outside the deserts and rainforest), and southern Asia down to northern Australia. A small bird found mainly in grasslands, it is best identified by its rufous rump, lacks any gold on the collar and the brownish tail is tipped with white. During the breeding season, males have a zigzagging flight display accompanied by regular "zitting" calls that has been likened to repeated snips of a scissor. They build their pouch nest suspended within a clump of grass.

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

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

Philippine birds

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:59:41 PM »
Thank you Dustin. :) ALso saw your comment on my flickr. It was suggested I clone out the rusted metal bars. Will do so in the future.

Lovely tits! :)


Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023

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

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/

Philippine birds


That is one gorgeous image.  The color is just fabulous!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:22:00 PM »
Lovely tits! :)


Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023

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

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/

Philippine birds

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I am unfamiliar with Sigma marketing terms so this is a 135mm with an aperture of f/1.8 with Optical Stabilization for a full frame camera?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: April 20, 2013, 07:02:07 PM »

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) by alabang, on Flickr

The White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) is a waterbird of the rail and crake family Rallidae that is widely distributed across Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. They are dark slaty birds with a clean white face, breast and belly. They are somewhat bolder than most other rails and are often seen stepping slowly with their tail cocked upright in open marshes or even drains near busy roads. They are largely crepuscular in activity and during the breeding season, just after the first rains, make loud and repetitive croaking calls.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-breasted_Waterhen

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

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: April 20, 2013, 07:01:50 PM »

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023

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

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: April 20, 2013, 07:00:19 PM »

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: April 20, 2013, 06:59:49 PM »

Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) by alabang, on Flickr

Anas luzonica is endemic to the Philippines, being recorded from all the major islands and eight smaller islands. Records since 1980 derive from c.30 localities, most on Luzon and Mindanao. Records from Siquijor and the Sulus remain unsubstantiated. A steep population decline was evident by the mid-1970s, with high numbers recorded at only a few sites in the following decade, e.g. Candaba Marsh (Luzon) which probably supported many thousands in the early 1980s. Subsequent local extinctions and near-disappearances have occurred in several significant sites, including Candaba Marsh and Buguey wetlands (where several thousand were recorded in 1983). Important current areas include Polillo Island (240 seen and an estimated 3,000 present in 1996), Subic Bay (600 seen in 1997), Magat dam (2,000 were seen in 2001) and Malasi lakes (1,320 were recorded in 2002), Luzon. Other recent records come from Mangatarem, Pangasinan (east of Zambales Mountains IBA) where 70 individuals were counted on the Barabac River inside the Manleluag Spring National Park, Cantilan mangroves in Surigao del Sur and from a mangrove fishpond in Bicol Region, Southern Luzon1. In 1993, its population was estimated at 10,000-100,000, but by 2002 fewer than 10,000 birds were thought to remain.

Source: http://83.138.144.95/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=439

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: April 20, 2013, 06:59:16 PM »

Miriam Quiambao by alabang, on Flickr

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