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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:28:10 PM »
Edward, That series was magnificent! Perfection in every way, I´m impressed!
+1000
Wow! Excellent pictures.

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:08:38 PM »
My brain.  :o
ROFL!
 ;D ;D ;D

For me it is the intervelometer. 0 uses in a year and now ML has that built into the firmware.
Other than that, it is the 40 shorty... Somehow the 24-105 seems to be the lens of preference for me.

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Lenses / Re: advice for new lens?please
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:00:36 PM »
It would help if you described what you would be shooting.

I find my 24-105L very useful. I have used my 40mm, 70-200 and 100-400 extensively too. It is all about what you need to click and how far you are from it. My last travel was with the 24-105 and the 100-400 and the 1.4 multiplier. The 100-400 got used the most as I was shooting birds...

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Photography Technique / Re: How to get eyes tack sharp?
« on: August 02, 2014, 10:48:56 PM »
You have some great responses here. First ensure AFMA is done. Next read the following. Although it says 1dx, it applies to 5d3 too.
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/files/education/technical/eos_1d_x_explained/AF_guide_EOS-1DX_eng.pdf
http://www.grantatkinson.com/blog/understanding-canon-eos-1dx-autofocus-firmware-ver-2-0-3

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Sooty Grouse
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:48:33 AM »
Nice pictures!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Photos from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:46:22 AM »
2-3-4:  House Finch (Male)

5: House Finch (Female)

11: Pied-billed Grebe (not 100% sure)
Thanks!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Photos from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:21:50 AM »
Very nice series rpt.  Well done.
Thanks. I  will post more later this week. You should try DualISO on ML. It works great!

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Animal Kingdom / Photos from Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:02:09 AM »
Yes, I have not been posting pictures for a while. Well, I was is Costa Mesa, California for 4 weeks and discovered in the third week that the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve was just 15 minutes walking distance from my hotel. Luckily, I had taken my 5D3 with the kit lens, my 100-400 and the 1.4x. So I went over to the preserve a few times - four or five I think. There is a good amount of wildlife there. This is the first tranche of pictures. The important thing I want to share with you is that I have been using MagicLantern for several months now - only for Dual ISO. I find it is great! You guys should try it. There is a request. I am lousy at identifying birds let alone birds from another continent. I would appreciate if you guys would educate me :)

So here goes:
*Edit: redid the sizes...

#1.

RPT_7478-dualiso by Rustom, on Flickr

#2.

RPT_7305-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


#3.

RPT_7310-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


#4.

RPT_7319-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


#5.

RPT_7333 by Rustom, on Flickr


#6.

RPT_7368-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


#7.

RPT_7435 by Rustom, on Flickr


#8.

RPT_7439 by Rustom, on Flickr


#9. Yes, it has motion blur and is out of focus but I like it :)

RPT_7446-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


#10.

RPT_7453-dualiso-a by Rustom, on Flickr


#11.

RPT_7464 by Rustom, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Using viewfinder and square images
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:32:34 PM »
stick some black tape across each side of the VF? :)  :P

yay another use for canons black tape!
;D

What would we ever engineer without black tape (or duct tape)?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 29, 2014, 03:16:39 AM »
Cockpit of the B-29 Super Fortress "FiFi"

B-29 FiFi Cockpit B&W © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr
Nice!

Obviously he needs to engage the reverse gear before taking off...
 ;)

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:31:02 PM »
Petach, lovely pictures! Love the first one.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:25:20 PM »

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My retina is curved. My eyeballs do not contain multiple elements. IF flat sensors were "simpler" to design for, I am quite disappointed that we have not evolved that superior level yet!
+1

I guess it is time to begin R&D on printing silicon wafers :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:17:40 PM »
Rodeo action yesterday with the 1dx and 70-200 and 300 2.8.

Full sun at high noon so the light was quite harsh and from straight above, but i did the best i could
Very nice!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: June 14, 2014, 03:15:57 AM »
This particular image was a bit difficult. Not enough light on the animal, lots of branches in the way and a fairly bright background. Worst problem though is my total lack of competence and knowledge of the post processing techniques/software.

And it is true Edward, I have loads of images from this trip. We shot most of it early in the morning and in the evening (before opening and after closing of the park) and there are lots of tall trees in the park. It was also overcast, so lighting was not that easy.

Here´s a lynx, chewing on a bird he caught (look at his right angle of mouth ;))
5DIII, 70-200 f2.8L IS II @200, f2.8, ISO8000
Wow! great shot Eldar! What was the shutter speed? Were you shooting in Av?

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