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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 17, 2013, 10:57:09 AM »
Scott - So how do you post more than 4 images at once?
If your images are on another site, you can use the image tag by using the first button on the second row. There is no limit then. His seem to be on Flickr...

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:33:36 AM »
I am over the moon. I got this lens yesterday. I have been coveting it for a long long time. Last week I mustered the courage to ask my wife, Erica if I could get it and she said "Sure you can!". :) actually  :D

Last night I checked it out and figured that I need to AFMA it...

Moving on - last week we discovered a number of caterpillars on one of our plants on the terrace. We (the humans) decided to "save" them! So we got the pot in the house. Well, all went well for a day but later we discovered that caterpillars were missing and there were splatters on the wall. Erica discovered a gecko slinking around the wall near the pot. So the pot promptly went back to the terrace and we (the humans - but then you knew that already...) decided to "save" four caterpillars and left the rest on the shrub in the pot. So the chosen few went into a shoe box and Erica made holes on the top so they could breathe. Leaves were added in the box for good measure. Some hours later, I see a caterpillar on the floor! So we open the box. Guess what! None inside! So we search. Well, the box was put on an old hat stand and we discover that three of them have gone to different places on the stand. Here is one of them sitting on the edge of a mirror on the hat stand.

Well, this one (photo attached below) seemed anchored. The other two seemed to be a bit more mobile so we transferred them over to the shrub in the pot.

As a dutiful member of the click-a-snap-when-you-can society, I submit to you this picture, taken with live view focus.
So 5D3, 70-200L IS II, @200, 20s (under white cfl light), f11, ISO100 and EC +1. The distance to subject was close to MFD...




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Landscape / Re: Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 11-12 2013
« on: August 15, 2013, 11:50:02 PM »
Here's a video of two timelapses I shot this weekend.   

Awesome. Nice job !
Lovely!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 15, 2013, 12:28:21 PM »
In another thread, there has been some discussion of the benefits of higher fps.  Here's an example of a moment that I might have missed with slower than the 8fps of my 7D.  Of course, I might have caught it with a single shot, too.  I figure my chances were better with the 8fps. :)

7D, 70-200/2.8, cropped a bit.

Harris Hawk (or mouse in flight), Cincinnati Zoo Bird Show

Deadly! No pun intended! Fantastic picture. That is a scrawny mouse! The hawk must be very hungry.

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Landscape / Re: Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 11-12 2013
« on: August 15, 2013, 12:22:03 PM »

The earth rotates 15 degrees every hour so how many hours were you out? About 3 or so I am guessing looking at the variation in the angle of the streaks...

I like the picture :)

Thanks! And good guess, I think the pictures spanned from roughly 10:30 to about 1 AM or so. It was quite the show :)
:)
The monsoon season (English for mausam {used both in Hindi and Urdu} - Seasons or probably a better translation is weather...) here in India - so clouds and rain! Well, I'd prefer rain to a shower of comet tail...

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Landscape / Re: Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 11-12 2013
« on: August 15, 2013, 06:25:23 AM »
Granted, this was over the course a few hours, but they were all from the same night. This was the first time I've seen or had a chance to shoot any meteors-- are they normally roughly in the same direction? I was a bit surprised with how scattered some of them seemed.

This is a compilation of a few shots from the other night.


Excellent shot. It looks like you might have actually gotten some meteors from different showers. I can see a bunch coming from the same radiant, and there are a couple others that seem to streak cross-wise to that radiant. Wonder which storm those were from...

Light pollution is such a pain. I headed out about 35 minutes from down, well south of the Denver area, for the Geminids last year. I am thinking I might need to drive more like an hour to get to darker territory this year.
The earth rotates 15 degrees every hour so how many hours were you out? About 3 or so I am guessing looking at the variation in the angle of the streaks...

I like the picture :)

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 15, 2013, 02:06:47 AM »
Nice photos Yablonsky.  Love the reflections off the shiny surface of the plane in the second photo.
Yes, lovely! On the third one too!

Btw, the first shot, what maneuver was that? Looks great! Falling leaf? May be not.

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Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: August 15, 2013, 02:00:09 AM »
Thinking of getting a canon extension tube to use with the 100 2.8....is it worth it?  Does anyone here use extension tubes on there 100?

Thanks
North
I got the 25mm from canon first and two months back I got the Kenko set too. Have not shot extensively with them but I did not find too much difference in the feel. They both use the same air though ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 2x and 1.4x mk3 extenders
« on: August 15, 2013, 01:55:57 AM »
Nice, maybe I should try with my 1200/5.6.
;D
Let us know when you take a picture of ... Jupiter  ;D

First shot it didn't fit the screen completely so I had to step back couple feet.
Ha ha ha!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Those of you clamouring for GPS info
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:53:15 PM »
failed link when i looked...

Huh... it was up yesterday... If I see another link with this info on it, i'll repost it
They have taken it off! I saw it 14 or so hours back...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 13, 2013, 12:47:36 PM »
The common cry of Avian photographers world wide:

@#$!!**#$  branch !!!

( juvenile Cooper's Hawk )
Rofl! Happened to me on Saturday and Sunday!

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Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:52:35 PM »
Just a reminder that the Canon teleconverters will not work with the macro lenses.

The 100mm macro may not work with a Canon teleconverter, but the 180mm macro does.
If you add a 12mm macro extension tube it will work.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 11, 2013, 03:26:48 AM »
So this morning (close to noonish) a Crow Pheasant came visiting our garden. I stalked him and he did not seem too bothered about it although he would keep something between us - a bush or even a leaf. Here are three pictures. Not too good, but they'll do.

The first was shot without flash ISO 25600, 1/1000th, f8 I thought quite usable though you can see noise when you blow it up - but that is expected of ISO 25600...

The second one is shot with flash so ISO 400, 1/200, f8. The classic "No pictures darling" as he/she races across :)

The third one also with flash,  ISO 400, 1/200, f8. Apparently even the late birds get the worm!

All taken with 5D3, 100-400L. The flash is 600EX-RT.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: August 11, 2013, 03:10:08 AM »

This little guy was just too cute: 6D 300 F2.8 II X2 III 4000th  F6.3  ISO 4000.  I should have pulled my shutter speed back down but forgot - duh.

Jack
Lovely one Jack. That bird has one hell of a straw :)

Like Serendipity said - I wish we had humming birds here in Pune too... But I got shots of a Crow Pheasant today - posting it on the Birds page...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 10, 2013, 03:26:41 PM »
For you...an unedited "proof" of a lacrosse game shot in the evening with poor light...NO EDITING done other than a crop.  Shot Jpeg

The 450 certainly couldn't produce an image like this at iso 3200 in poor light at 12fps...NO other camera could except maybe the D4.
1dx
300 2.8

F2.8
ISO 3200
1/640
I wish I had 6K US$ to spare :)
So looking at the picture, can one do that in the game and not be fouled? That looks aggressive...


yes...there's quite a bit of contact in lacrosse.  fun sport, growing quite quickly here in the US.
Wow! Like field hockey, if the opponent got to your "wrong" side, you could hit the chap with your hockey stick and claim you "missed" the ball... Personal experience - on the receiving side...

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