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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 19, 2013, 01:53:58 PM »
I've been thinking of taking some star shots. I've just been playing to see what comes out. But I quite like this one.


nice shot skulker... I'd like to learn more about how you shot this...could you briefly describe?

Thanks for the compliment  :-[ and also thanks to  RPT,Click and bornshooter.

This is a composite of 50 shots taken over 25 Min.

1) Each shot was 29 sec exposure, f4.5 ISO 1600. Tripod mounted 1Dx with 24-105 @ 24mm. using remote control.

2) Exposure, contrast etc adjusted on one and all the settings copied to the other shots. All shots made into small Jpegs.

3) open Jpegs in PS and record an action to select next image, copy, delete (this also takes you back to the previous image), paste in place, finally set the opacity to lighten.

4) play the action 48 times.  ;D
Have you tried StarStaX? http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:56:58 PM »
Juvenile Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

EOS 5d Mk III, 70- 200 f/2.8L II  + 1.4x III extender.  280mm,  1/500 sec @ f4.0, ISO 640
Awesome~!
Absolutely stunning!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:29:36 PM »
The BBC has an interesting article. Take a look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23714699. Will look at some of those softwares later today. I was also pleased to see Canon cameras and lenses in the pictures ther :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:11:05 PM »
I've been thinking of taking some star shots. I've just been playing to see what comes out. But I quite like this one.
Nice shot! Well framed.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: August 17, 2013, 01:36:16 PM »
Thanks guys. An update. After hanging on for a whole day, he decided to move and fell down :(

My wife picked him up and deposited him back on the shrub in the pot on the terrace. There are about 6 of them there now. I hope I get to photograph a butterfly emerging...

Does anyone know what kind it is? I see lime butterflies, black Mormons, tailed jays and one that looks like a tiger...

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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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