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Lenses / Re: Can someone please school me on Reikan FoCal??
« on: March 03, 2015, 08:58:26 PM »
How about 500W
I use a 500W halogen lamp. Gets me to the lighting levels needed. Earlier I was using CFL and the results were not predictable.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:44:42 AM »
land vs cityscape

I really like your first picture. Nicely done.
+1

That one is superb. There is a bright spot near the foot of the mountain on the left. Any idea what that is?

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:37:10 AM »
Here is my front yard

IMG_2981 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Wow, having that in your front yard...I wouldn't go anywhere anymore...  ;)

Neither would I!

Lovely shots Andy!

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Sports / Re: 25 Pdr Artillery pieces.
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:31:50 PM »
Nice shots!

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Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: March 01, 2015, 07:39:32 AM »
It is sad, but I guess the only guarantee in life is death.

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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: March 01, 2015, 07:34:49 AM »
I passed out of college as an electrical engineer and worked as one for 7 years. Then switched to writing software. Have been in the software industry since 84. Currently I am a director in a software product company looking after the delivery of one of the products and also responsible for the QA, training and documentation teams for the whole company.

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: February 23, 2015, 09:11:33 PM »
A misty morning in Pai, Thailand


Beautiful B&W. Well done Robert.
+1

Just beautiful. The contrast is perfect.

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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 21, 2015, 12:41:47 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D    (for the 1200L advise)

I prefer zooms.

My standard lens on the 5D3 is the 24-105. I use the 100-400L for birding and the 100L for macro. I have hardly used my 70-200L and the 40mm pancake.

On the 300D I used the 18-55 a lot! zoomed in with my feet. Again, 100-400L for birding.

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Photography Technique / Re: How to frame a good bird/animal shot
« on: February 21, 2015, 12:30:52 AM »
Here is one of mine. The bird was far out. You can see the settings and the crop I chose in the image below and the output from Lightroom. The first one is a screen capture. Comments and suggestions are welcome. I got the eye and the eye in the reflection on the right intersections of the 1/3rds.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Paradise Tanager (Ecuador)
« on: February 20, 2015, 08:34:34 PM »
Lovely! Were you also high up in the canopy? It looks like you shot it from a similar level.

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Photography Technique / Re: Advice for upcoming "can't-miss" shot: PRACTICE
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:45:55 PM »
See if you can get access to the room a week or more in advance to practice.  If not, see if you can get more detail about the inside of the room, e.g. dimensions, ceiling height, color of walls and ceiling, etc.  Then collect all the advice you can find, write it down as a series of options, and practice, test, practice, test.  Recruit your son or someone else to be your practice model.  There is no substitute for practice in comparable circumstances.

Also, see if you can get your son to wear a tie or stuff a hanky in his pocket that's 18% gray so you can do color correction later.   :)   But seriously, a pure white hanky visible in the scene could give you a base for color balance.  Alternately: before or after the ceremony find an opportunity to sneak up to the presentation position and get a shot of a gray card under the same lighting.

Don't wait, start planning and practicing now.
+1
When I took pictures of my daughter getting her diploma, it helped to shoot a number of people who came up before her. That way, when her turn came, I got every shot conceivable. I was probably 20 to 25 feet away and I used the 24-105 on my 5D3. No flash was needed as it was outside in the evening and the light was good.

Maybe you rent or borrow another body so you have the 24-105 and the 80-200 on body and you can swap when needed.

Get new enloops for the event.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 19, 2015, 01:18:43 PM »
A red-throated diver (loon) that turned up locally this week. 5D3+500L+2xIII (handheld).


Power! Handheld of 500L with 2xIII
Great series.
+1


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Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 09:21:01 PM »
Very sorry to hear that.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: February 15, 2015, 08:45:52 AM »
Some lions from Kenya in november 2014

Beautiful series. Nicely done.
+1

The first one looks like it puked the whole pile :P

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