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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:40:46 AM »
There was this Drongo on the same tree. He picked such a spot that I had to go around to get the branch (that you see to the left side) away from him. Unlike his mate, he was not skittish. He sat there in all his majesty and I was the one who blinked - well, departed. As I started the car I could see that he was still sitting there. 1/500, f/4, ISO 100, 7D2, 70-200 II + 1.4x @125mm.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:24:04 AM »
7d Mk II
300mm f/2.8L II + 1.4x III extender
2x 600ex-rt flashes (you can see them both in the eyes)
1/200 @f/4.0, ISO 160
I'm, yet again, floored by the images that comes out of the 300/2.8L. Amazing work, nonac! *all thumbs up*
+1

Are those snow flurries or rain drops?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:21:49 AM »
One more from the 28th of December. 1/500, f/4, ISO 100, 7D2, 70-200 II + 1.4x @125mm

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2015, 09:30:13 AM »
Lovely pictures here!

I humbly add a Bee-eater taken on the 28th of December 2014. I love the picture. Credit goes to my shiny new 7D2, the sturdy old  100-400L and to the pretty Bee-eater. The settings were M; 1/1250, f/7.1, ISO 250 shot @400mm.

BTW, all the oof and blurry shots I get from the 7D2 are mostly user error (hand shake or shutter speed not high enough) or subject movement. Not the 7D2.

Nice work. I'm jealous of your new 7D2 ;D. Keep posting 8)
Thanks. It took a while to get used to there being so much more pixel density compared to the 5D3. For the first two weeks most pictures had blur. Motion blur. I really needed to kick up the shutter speed compared to the 5D3!

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: January 03, 2015, 10:50:28 AM »
Readjusted a bit and reposted. I like the other one the way it is.
Yes, I like that image better too. The negative space and the contrast on that image does make it better. I thought you had cropped that image and so I thought that you could move the crop rectangle a bit.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 03, 2015, 08:31:26 AM »
Lovely pictures here!

I humbly add a Bee-eater taken on the 28th of December 2014. I love the picture. Credit goes to my shiny new 7D2, the sturdy old  100-400L and to the pretty Bee-eater. The settings were M; 1/1250, f/7.1, ISO 250 shot @400mm.

BTW, all the oof and blurry shots I get from the 7D2 are mostly user error (hand shake or shutter speed not high enough) or subject movement. Not the 7D2.



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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: January 03, 2015, 08:10:51 AM »
I clicked here thinking this would be something WAY different.  WAY WAY different.   ;D

Nicely captured none-the-less.

I know. Disappointing huh.
I did not feel any disappointment - since I don't know French ;)

French is easy. On my travels, I've only needed three phrases:

je ne parle pas francais
parlez vous anglais
voulez vous coucher avec moi

Learn those and you're golden.
Looks like I am half way there! I know #2. I figured out #1. And don't laugh! I shall soon Google #3 and I will be golden!  :P

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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: January 03, 2015, 12:04:19 AM »
I clicked here thinking this would be something WAY different.  WAY WAY different.   ;D

Nicely captured none-the-less.

I know. Disappointing huh.
I did not feel any disappointment - since I don't know French ;)

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: January 03, 2015, 12:02:15 AM »
The softness is intentional. I like the dreamy effect.
I love it. May be move the flower a bit to the right...

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Macro / Re: Another pink orchid set
« on: January 03, 2015, 12:00:55 AM »
I think the orchids look just great. I think it is the plain dark background that makes the whole picture look like a sterile lab specimen - kind of a picture for a Botany textbook if you know what I mean. I love the stacking and the lighting otherwise.

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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:47:08 AM »
Lovely!

A few questions for you:
1. What did you use to stack the images?
2. What did you use to take the images? Did you use ML?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: December 29, 2014, 09:02:39 PM »
Cat -1, remote control helicopter 0.....
Ha! Ha! Ha! Love the "don't ever do that to me again" look!

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Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 26, 2014, 11:06:46 AM »
Hello all, this is my first post on this Forum, and picked this thread as it's amusing me :)
I've submitted my vote ("use manual when stuck").
The thread reminded me of my all-time favourite manual - for a Lubitel 166B TLR I had in the 80's. It looks like it was translated from Russian into English, but by someone who wasn't fluent in either!
Features such classic advice as:
"“It is enough to raise a little reflex viewfinder cover to see deep between the light protective hoods large and for any illumination distinct clear image according to which it is easy to fit frame limits when the object is already found or to find a new scene.“
Got that straight? ;)
Cheers,
    Marlon
Wow! I had one too! Not sure of the exact model but look at my profile pic :)

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Canon General / Re: Merry Christmas and A Happy Holiday Season to All
« on: December 25, 2014, 12:30:14 PM »
Merry Christmas to all.

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Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 25, 2014, 12:28:13 PM »
I often Google things that I cannot figure out instead of looking them up in the Canon manual which is written in such a complicated way that I cannot understand what is said there unless I know it already.  Frankly I am sick and tired of being told that I should not swallow the battery or give it to a child to eat, either.
;D ;D ;D

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