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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:18:25 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words on the Eagle photo. 

All photos taken with 5D M3 and 400mm L 5.6

Here's a few more:

Royal Tern

Royal Tern (10975) by Revup67, on Flickr

California Gull - 1st Cycle

California Gull 1st Cycle - in flight (10909) by Revup67, on Flickr

California Gnatcatcher (Federally protected species)  1

California Gnatcatcher (coastal female) (10887) by Revup67, on Flickr

California Gnatcatcher (Federally protected species)  2

California Gnatcatcher (female) (10881) by Revup67, on Flickr

White-crowned Sparrow (juvenile 1st Fall)

White-crowned Sparrow (10816) by Revup67, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 02, 2013, 12:08:15 PM »
Taken in Girdwood Alaska August of this year

"Girdwood, We Have Lift Off" (Bald Eagle 9920) by Revup67, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Long Exposures
« on: July 13, 2013, 12:29:12 PM »
A mid day shot with an ND B&W 10 stopper.  ISO 50, F22, 8 seconds, 21mm, full frame

On the Jetty (9077) by Revup67, on Flickr

when using the Canon 400mm 5.6 L lens with either the 3.5 limited or 8.5, there's a significant improvement in accuracy and speed.   Prior to this 4/30 update I found the lens a bit slow to focus.  I don't believe its my imagination but has anyone else notice a speed pick up on AF and perhaps even better accuracy while using this lens?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:26:10 PM »
Wilson's Warbler flying about at the Living Desert - Palm Springs, CA

Wilson's Warbler (8610) by Revup67, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 28, 2013, 12:19:54 AM »
Joshua Tree National park 4/24/13:

Hidden Valley (8295) by Revup67, on Flickr

Across from Skull Rock by Revup67, on Flickr

Pine City Trail to Boulders (8257-9) by Revup67, on Flickr

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« on: April 14, 2013, 03:38:36 PM »
I might try embedding meta tags - these are searchable and traceable.  there are also many forms of copyrighting images of which you can read more about here:

you don't state which copyright you are allowing such as All Rights Reserved or Attribution 3.0 Unported

also, embedding the images as BBCODE here vs. a straight upload would allow your web site to track an IP address when someone clicks the image.  This is a just in case you feel someone stole your work vs. here where you are not an admin and have no access to IP logs.

The heavy watermark embedded in these photos is not a safe secure way of protecting your work and may cause the interested party to look away vs. stare at the image as the watermark (as others state) is a bit obtrusive.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 09, 2013, 03:46:43 AM »
House Wren - taken on 4-7-13

House Wren (7298) by Revup67, on Flickr

Pacific-throat Flycatcher taken on 4-7-13

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (7217) by Revup67, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 09, 2013, 03:41:52 AM »
Overlooking the south Laguna Beach up on the cliffs

Sunset @ Badlands Park Laguna Niguel, CA by Revup67, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 07, 2013, 03:02:38 AM »
a Pacific-slope Flycatcher..taken at Casper's Park..southern California.

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (7142) by Revup67, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 08, 2013, 04:17:30 AM »
Excellent Eagle shots Bill

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) by Revup67, on Flickr

Because of this Vultures high contrast and lack of color it is typically a difficult bird to properly expose while in flight.  Finally this one turned out quite well.  The ambient light at this very moment was just ideal as well as the bird's altitude for a 400mm on a full frame.  It's tricky as you have to overexpose by 1-2 full stops to get the under carriage but then that kills the white beak..even highlight recovery is useless at that point.

Lenses / Re: Focusing Problem with 600mm f/4.0L IS II with 1.4X Extender
« on: February 17, 2013, 11:46:16 PM » calling Canon only yesterday and with a mere 5.6 L 400mm I had a difficult time focusing on a bird.  In speaking with canon that asked I checked the outside temps which were within normal range at 79° F, check the limiter either on this lens 3.5m or 8.5m and I was a good 30 feet away so either was OK (not sure what limiters if any are on the 600mm), made sure AI servo was off and on One Shot with single AF point (not the one used for Macro - saw your disclaimer that you had checked this.  It boiled down to there was not enough contrast that causes my lens not to focus properly.  Ultimately I wound up doing a manual focus.  I think you hit all the right steps but did you include the calculated MFD with the extender attached ?  I didn't see any notes on the eagle as to how far away your were and if you met the MFD total of lens and XTDr combined.

Neuro thanks for the fabulous breakdown on your use of Focal..excellent.  I have found all my shots on all 9 lenses are razor sharp now with Focal but as you say you need excellent lighting or don't waste your time and no vibration..stable flooring is key.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 16, 2013, 10:54:36 PM »
Anna's Hummingbird - up close n' personal

Anna's Hummingbird - Quail Hill by Revup67, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 03, 2013, 03:05:28 PM »
Public Access day at the Limestone Canyon park allowed for fabulous hiking, birding and breath-taking views such as this one. (in Orange County, CA)

"West Loma Trail" 3 Limestone Canyon - Southern California by Revup67, on Flickr

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