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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:35:26 AM »
1Dx Tanzania

Hello Edward, that's a beautiful close-up photo of the elephant.
That red eye.....it is to express he didn't like you taking his photo? Or you were too close?
Yup, lovely picture.

Red eye means he had a bit much to drink the previous night. Specially if it shows up on a B&W pic.  :P

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:32:31 AM »
Nice shot, LovePhoto! The 600 is great for the moon.


It's also great for other space stuff. Orion's Sword:





Canon EOS 5D III
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Orion Atlas EQ-G (Rowan Belt Mod)
Really, really dark skies
Over 2h 20m total exposure time


Absolutely fabulous!

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:10:27 PM »
A shot of my daughter and her one month old baby. Produced this one in B&W and thought it worked well.

Needed the IS so this was shot on the ubiquitous 24-105L at about 95mm
And a proud Grandpa he was :) Congratulations! Very nice picture!

Thanks Eldar !

Ordering my pipe and slippers next week  ;)
Nice picture! Congratulations!

And by pipe do you mean a L lens?  :P

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I don't have the 600mm but the 200-400 1.4x. That lens is a little smaller and I did put it in a Gura buttaflae 26L. I didn't have any problem caused by the dimension of that bag. I was travelling Britisch Airways on which I was lucky to take 23kg of hand luggage in the plane.
For my visit to Uganda at the end of the year, I'm seriously doubting about getting a 600mm, cause there are a lot of birds to see (more then 450 different types). So I'm looking for the Gura buttaflae 32L but unfortunately, this bag is already for a long time in backorder, even at the site of the manufacturer.
The buttaflae is a real nice bag for along lens. The 32L can accommodate a 600 or even the 800mm. From outside dimensions, they really don't look that big. My Buttaflae 26L looks much smaller then my Lowepro 500AW in which I can not load the same quantity of gear, but who looks much more impressive and will/is outside of the acceptable range for all airlines for hand luggage.
So there are products on the market in which you can load a 600mm and take it with you inside the airplane. Take a close look to the outside dimensions before you buy. The weight is of course very dependent on the airline themselves, but most of the time, if the bag does not look to big, they don't ask to place it on the scale.
You da boss! 23 kg of hand luggage? Do tell us how you did that!

And if I were to be able to purchase a lens like the 600L, I would not check it in.

I had about 17kg loaded in a gura gear battaflae 26 (1dx, 5d3, batteries, 200-400, 70-200, 100 macro, 16-35, 50, flash, tripod head, backup-unit, ND-filters,...)

The max allowance was 23kg
http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/hand-baggage-allowances
Wow! Thanks. I thought for us in cattle class it was 8 kg...  I will now have our admin look at BA.

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I don't have the 600mm but the 200-400 1.4x. That lens is a little smaller and I did put it in a Gura buttaflae 26L. I didn't have any problem caused by the dimension of that bag. I was travelling Britisch Airways on which I was lucky to take 23kg of hand luggage in the plane.
For my visit to Uganda at the end of the year, I'm seriously doubting about getting a 600mm, cause there are a lot of birds to see (more then 450 different types). So I'm looking for the Gura buttaflae 32L but unfortunately, this bag is already for a long time in backorder, even at the site of the manufacturer.
The buttaflae is a real nice bag for along lens. The 32L can accommodate a 600 or even the 800mm. From outside dimensions, they really don't look that big. My Buttaflae 26L looks much smaller then my Lowepro 500AW in which I can not load the same quantity of gear, but who looks much more impressive and will/is outside of the acceptable range for all airlines for hand luggage.
So there are products on the market in which you can load a 600mm and take it with you inside the airplane. Take a close look to the outside dimensions before you buy. The weight is of course very dependent on the airline themselves, but most of the time, if the bag does not look to big, they don't ask to place it on the scale.
You da boss! 23 kg of hand luggage? Do tell us how you did that!

And if I were to be able to purchase a lens like the 600L, I would not check it in.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:45:33 AM »
very nice shots Larry.
+1

Very nice! Love the flamingo.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:43:04 AM »
Gang Gang, female. Spotted a few today. They have been very active. The tricky bit when photographing them is they fly in an erratic flight path, making it difficult to pan. But, when it works, it's fun :)

5D3 with 300mm f4L.

Lovely shots. It is very hard for me to get birds this size in flight but I am learning :)

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Congrats!! This is one of my must check sites on a daily basis!!
Keep up the great work!
Rushfan21122
+1. Well, actually +2. I must check it at least twice in the day.

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Photography Technique / Re: How to frame a good bird/animal shot
« on: February 08, 2015, 09:09:02 PM »
I crop the images (when possible) such that the eye is on the intersection of the thirds. So top right or bottom right for the direction the bird is flying in your image. This works if you are taking a side shot. If it is a frontal shot, then centering it works as well as the thirds rule. Like takesome1 said, whatever makes you happy  :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:51:20 PM »
Awesome. Well done Edward.
+1

Lovely!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:48:41 PM »
Really nice pictures, serendipidy!

I mostly like the palm leaves. Because of that geometrical pattern and the tiny white hair and waterdrops.
About composition: did you try to do this motive diagonal? (Not this specific picture. Surely won't work. I meant reframing)
Might give it an extra touch if it brakes out of the rectangular order.

Thanks Maximilian. Sorry for delay, but just read your reply. Good suggestion about diagonal framing. I took this and cropped again on diagonal several tries.
These look lovely!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:47:12 PM »
Love this lens for portraits too.
Snow Day by Philip DiResta, on Flickr
What a delightful smile!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:39:41 PM »
Cog, ERHP, lovely pictures.

If the owl had hands it would look like a little person!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:36:26 PM »
Image was taken after a pair of eagles tried to swipe this guy’s dinner. He took off with his doggie bag and went deep into the trees.

7D2 with 100-400 II


That's a bloody great shot. Well done!
+1

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