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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 07, 2013, 05:54:58 AM »
Totally amazing shots everyone. I am blown away. Thanks for posting. :)
I agree. Now I am wondering how to save money for the 600mm! May be I'll hit on a bank. ;)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 07, 2013, 12:44:11 AM »
Same Lion, but out in the Open where I was able to Fill Flash.

1Dx 400f/2.8 L II, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/200th ISO1000
Lovely! She is posing for you. Look at the expression!

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: December 07, 2013, 12:41:41 AM »
And yes, they do have wolf in them. They need space. The flat was not good for it so he went off to a sheep farmer when he was 4.

Have you checked lately that the Sheep Farmer is still around ??

In Australia the German Shepard (The Dog I mean) was an illegal Animal from after the 1st World War until the 50's, It was felt that if the German Shepard's (with their Wolf Genes) got into the Dingo population in outback Australia we would have an interbred animal that was capable of devastating the Sheep population, at some point someone decided it was a fanciful idea and allowed the Dogs into Aus. We've had little luck in Aus with introduced species, Rabbits (the long eared variety), Rats, Cane Toads, Fox's, English People (As against the Good Scots & Irish types   ;) ), long line of disasters.
LOL!!! You forgot the Indians ;D But then you probably retired from Australia by then ;)

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: December 06, 2013, 12:25:01 PM »
He looks a bit like the family dog, doesn't he? ;)

I suppose so, if your into keeping a Wolf as a Family Pet, Beautiful Animal & a Lovely Capture.
I was about to mention yesterday that he reminded me of our silver German Shepard that we got in 85. And yes, they do have wolf in them. They need space. The flat was not good for it so he went off to a sheep farmer when he was 4.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 06, 2013, 12:20:33 PM »
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...

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Lovely shot. I really like it. Well done Dustin.
+1

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:39:17 PM »
Eldar, I'd rather be shown than assured.   :)
My particular interest is in bird photography, which is one of the fields in which the 200-400mm is being touted as ideal.
So far, the bird images I've seen taken with this lens all have that 'zoom lens look', lacking the crispness, contrast, colour rendition and bokeh of a high quality prime.
In my experience of reviewing hundreds of thousands of bird images online, these qualities are visible even at web sizes.
If you had to make a living shooting bird images, would you seriously choose your 200-400mm over a 500mm or 600mm prime?
I got the 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x for sports and wildlife. For this purpose I believe it is the ultimate lens (at the moment).

For birds I prefer the 600 f4L IS II, often combined with the 1.4xIII extender. But that is not because of optical quality, but for reach. I had the 400mm f2.8L IS II also earlier, but I sold it a while after I got the 200-400, because it is that good. But the 600 stays, because it is a phenomenal lens and it covers a different need.

I donĀ“t know what it takes to convince you, but I have attached the color version of my avatar, shot with a 1DX at 560mm, f5.6, 1/200s and ISO400.
Absolutely lovely! Both the BW and colour versions are great.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: December 04, 2013, 10:17:08 AM »
Here's a few more...its gone now, back to Canon in Newport News, Virginia

Lovely pictures!

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Printer is just a tool - so you either need it or not. Just like anything else.
Nail on the head man!

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The following formula solved my problem with regard to Canon printers and their ink "issue."

1. Find alternative ways to print. I've found several that do not cause me to own a printer.

2. Favorably describe you printer in a posting on Craig's List.

3. When the CL buyer hands you a $50 bill, hand him the printer.

4. Use part of the $50 for a bottle of good bourbon.

5. Problem solved.

I'm glad the damn thing is gone and haven't missed it for even one minute.
+1 on each of those points except #4. You get a 10 for that :)

I guess unlike some of the folks here I don't need to print much. The kids are all grown up and all that...

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This business of printers burning off ink is the reason I don't have a printer since 2006! A three minute walk from my house are two printing places and a photo studio. So I can have the pick of printers I want to print on.  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:06:57 PM »
OK, I finally did a set up for my waxwing friends.  First I cleared my pond of all the snow -whew.  Then I got out the garden hose and stretched out all 200 feet of it over there this morning after the sun was coming up.  Then I invited my friends to model for me once I got the water distributed.  Unfortunately, they would not behave!! ;)  What a bunch of troublemakers.

6D 300 X2  1600th F8  ISO 1600

Jack

Lovely shot!
Yup! Great shot. I liked the other one too. :)

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Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:00:54 PM »
ten years from now ... who cares, just go out there and shoot with what is available, today! 

As Don Haines has it in his signature ... The best camera is the one in your hands
+1

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 02, 2013, 11:57:16 AM »
We don't have big cats in my neighbourhood, but this small one jumped at me after running quite rapidly. Shot @f2



You can be thankful it was not a big cat ;)

Nice capture!

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Landscape / Re: Slot Canyons- Canyon X and Upper Antelope, Grand Canyon
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:09:59 AM »
Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing.

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:01:55 AM »
Thank you Rienzphotoz and Click! 

Yesterday we had one of the best sunsets of the year.  Unfortunately Cabrillo National Monument closes at 1700 and the colors were still going as we were being kicked out of the park.  This was taken just down the road at the Ft Rosecrans National Cemetery.  6" : f/8 : ISO 400  24mm

Amazing ... I was so caught up in the beauty of the skies, did not realize it was a cemetery ... very nice.
+1
Absolutely stunning!

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