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Canon General / Re: Lens advice for shooting Yellowstone winter
« on: March 04, 2015, 11:24:37 PM »
Maybe think about the Tamron 150-600mm.  Pretty affordable, lots of reach and versatility.  It's not the sharpest thing in the world at 600mm but it really isn't that far behind lenses that cost twice as much. 

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:30:08 PM »
Here is my front yard

IMG_2981 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Telephoto landscapes / seascapes
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:28:55 PM »
Sunset, Canon 5d mkii tamron 150-600mm at 600mm

IMG_2981 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 23, 2015, 10:48:04 PM »
My backyard a couple days ago.  Canon 5d mkii pano with 200mm f/2.8 ii

IMG_2928-Edit by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 23, 2015, 10:45:56 PM »
Red Tailed Hawk I saw today.  He was pretty far away and I didn't have my monopod so its not the best shot.

IMG_2950 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 23, 2015, 10:44:03 PM »
Ice on chain

IMG_2933-Edit by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: which 200mm lens to get
« on: February 21, 2015, 02:03:04 AM »
My 200mm F/2.8 II might be my favorite lens, it is super light weight, affordable, sharp and has incredible bokeh.  It's just a lens to do it all, it even autofocuses fast on my 5d mkii!

IMG_1741-2 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Hawaiian Nene Goose by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

House Rock by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Barn Owl on Snowy Day by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_8904 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Water Dump by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:27:39 PM »
The groomer put bows in her hair.  She is the least girly dog ever!  I don't think she enjoys them.

IMG_2890 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:58:06 PM »
Grey Seals at the dune of Helgoland, Germany.

Great shots, I wish I'd have had access to my current gear back when I was frequently at Helgoland in the 90s ... but a film camera with a mushy 100-300 usm lens doesn't cut it. It's certainly one of the best to see those!

A whole bunch of my favorites
IMG_8836 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

I originally didn't want to reply in this thread because it means "subscribing" to it and getting no ends of notifications ... but this shot made me do it anyway - one of the nicest I've seen recently! That's because it's not your usual lion or zoo animal, but something less exotic in its authentic environment.

You should definitely send this one to some competition or try to spread it further than just CR or your flickr page, even though it doesn't seem to look directly into the camera but that's the way these animals are. The horsies I usually shoot also insist on looking right next to the camera because that's the way their vision works.

The framing is a liiiittle off for my taste, if it's cropped/rotaed maybe recover some space below the goat or try to use the heal brush to copy/paste some rock if possible. I'm very prone to leaving not enough space below whatever I'm shooting, and it's the same here, but maybe it's just my impression?

Thank you to everyone who liked my work.  I'm very proud of the goat photograph as it required a lot of work to get.  This was photographed at the tallest peak around me at a hight of 9,596 feet.  The hike took in total about 6 or so hours and I had about 30 pounds of gear on my back.  While I was taking a photograph of the landscape, that goat tried to eat my hat!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: February 15, 2015, 02:17:06 AM »
A whole bunch of my favorites

IMG_1741-2 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Hawaiian Nene Goose by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Bald Eagle by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_3558 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_4376 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Barn Owl on Snowy Day by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_7995 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_8836 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_8904 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_9762 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_0488 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_3890 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help - I have an EOS500D - Looking to upgrade
« on: February 01, 2015, 01:41:38 AM »
I upgraded from my 500D/T1i to a 5D MKii.  I haven't tried out the 70d or 7d mkii but I can only image the 5d still has the edge in overall image quality.  The autofocus on the 5d isn't great but it can definitely still be used for sports.  When I was out with an injury, I photographed my cross country team without much problem.  At least for the courses we were on, I could get incredibly close and use my 17-40mm stopped way down for some motion blur.

Some example XC shots

IMG_5009-2 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

IMG_4959 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

and a fun shot from track and field

IMG_6428 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 27, 2015, 01:08:53 AM »
Really happy with how this turned out.  Five shot panorama with Canon 5D MKii and Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro at F/13 iso 100.

Palisades Falls at Sunset by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: January 27, 2015, 01:04:10 AM »
My third attempt at m42.  Canon 5d mkii and Tamron 150-600mm at 600mm f/6.3, 1 second iso 6400, 115 light frames and ten dark frames.  Stacked in DSS and edited in lightroom.

116 seconds by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr


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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 25, 2015, 09:31:27 PM »
Really happy with how this turned out.  Five shot panorama with Canon 5D MKii and Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro at F/13 iso 100.


Palisades Falls at Sunset by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:39:08 PM »
The Sigma 24-105 must have not been in production for even a year.  This makes me wonder what lenses have had the shortest production run.  Someone should make a list.

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