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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 12, 2013, 12:39:03 PM »
Elk Island park, Alberta.  Not fenced and not exactly pleased with me. ;)

Jack

Run Jack, Run!!  ;D
I have to agree.  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: An incredible photo op with a wild Red-tailed Hawk.
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:21:30 PM »
Wow! Great pictures!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 09, 2013, 09:43:18 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.
Excellent shot! Yes the 70-200 II is a lovely lens!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:14:46 PM »
Max, serendipity, jack, great pictures.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:44:36 AM »
Yesterday was Bee-eater day.

Photo 1: Bee-eater Ballerina
Photo 2: Takeoff

Very nice!  I've certainly not seen any of those out here! :-[
Thanks. Apparently they are distributed from Europe to Australia - Wikipedia says "The bee-eaters have an Old World distribution, occurring from Europe to Australia"
Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee-eater#Distribution.2C_habitat_and_migration

These ones here are green bee-eaters...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2013, 06:24:56 AM »
Here are some hummingbird shots.

Lovely!
The first one is my favorite, because of composition and the wings motion blur.
But maybe you could have talked to the spider to clean up before the shooting  ;)
+1

Lovely pictures!

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: November 07, 2013, 03:00:05 AM »
A portrait shoot I did this past weekend.  This young lady could easily grace the cover of any magazine in the world if she wanted to pursue a modeling career.  But noooooo!!!  She wants to be an electrical engineer.  Go figure.



Intelligent, Smart as well as Pretty, hard combination to beat.

Also a nice Image.
Hey! Electrical engineers rock!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 07, 2013, 02:50:23 AM »
thanks so much! ;D

Lemmy, that particular shot, is just an absolute corker, really, great shot.
Lemmy, you are so good at these shots! Even the ones you have posted before - just fab! You even got the sun in the right position in your earlier shots! You have to describe how you do it.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:06:41 AM »
Yesterday was Bee-eater day.

Photo 1: Bee-eater Ballerina
Photo 2: Takeoff

 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:35:45 PM »
So many good pictures here from yesterday. Thank you for a great start in the morning.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:33:24 PM »
One of my favorites so far for 2013:



Very nice shot Mack!
Very nice shot! I like the Crane one too. The difference is that the black head is merging with the black in the rest of the body...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:32:06 PM »
From yesterday.... a handful of food around here and you are almost guaranteed to get a few chickadees

What a wonderful image Don!  This brings me back to my boyhood!  I grew up on Cape Cod and we had Chickadees all over the place!  I never see them here in Central Florida but I'm told they're around...

I remember every winter, we would stand out on our back deck and have some suet and sunflower seeds in our hands and the Chickadees would come and actually land on our outstretched hands and take seeds and/or suet from us!  It was really neat.  I miss there song too!

Thanks for posting, it's a really sharp image!  As Carol Burnett used to say, "thanks for the memories!"  :D
From the spring.... hope you enjoy them...The last one was a bit tricky trying to do everything with one hand while the bird hopped around on the other hand...

Ha!  Yes, Don!  That's exactly what I'm talking about!  Thank you so much!  Very enjoyable for me indeed!  I appreciate you taking the time to find them and post them... I miss those little rascals!

I remember when I was a kid, I had names for them and thought at the time that I could tell one from another from my backyard families of Chickadees!  lol... I did learn their songs well and could call them in at almost anytime...

Thanks again my friend, that was very cool!  8)
Very cool pictures!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:04:04 PM »
My muse is back! Yes, Mr. Hawk payed us a visit today. He came to cool his feet as you can see. I took 88 snaps. Various combinations of 100-400L and the 70-200L with and without the 1.4x. This one is with my 5D3, 100-400L+1.4xiii - so @540mm. 1/320, f8, ISO 320. I have not wiped off the EXIF so you can examine it.

I am entirely satisfied with both the lenses with and without the 1.4xiii. I have noticed that when the pictures are not sharp it is due to shake. AFMA values with and without the 1.4xiii is the same for both lenses! So AFMA of the 1.4xiii is 0. I am happy.  :)

Very nice RPT!  I like the lighting too!
Thanks. There is a lot of shade in the garden due to trees. The sun had just peeked over the clouds and so you see this mixture of light coming thru between the leaves and the shade.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:04:34 AM »
My muse is back! Yes, Mr. Hawk payed us a visit today. He came to cool his feet as you can see. I took 88 snaps. Various combinations of 100-400L and the 70-200L with and without the 1.4x. This one is with my 5D3, 100-400L+1.4xiii - so @540mm. 1/320, f8, ISO 320. I have not wiped off the EXIF so you can examine it.

I am entirely satisfied with both the lenses with and without the 1.4xiii. I have noticed that when the pictures are not sharp it is due to shake. AFMA values with and without the 1.4xiii is the same for both lenses! So AFMA of the 1.4xiii is 0. I am happy.  :)
A great muse, very inspirational, love the shot :)
Thanks! This hawk made so much noise that I had to go and take pictures. He stayed in the garden for over an hour until I got too close :)

I guess he figured I was not going to harm him and flew off only after I got to within about 4 mt of him.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:58:46 AM »
Finally got a good shot of a red back fairy wren, I am pretty happy with these two shots. 70-300L at f5.6

red-back-fairy-wren by Synkka~, on Flickr

red-back-fairy-wren hidden by Synkka~, on Flickr
Nice shots! What was the distance to the bird? with a 70-300 it had to be close. How did you manage that?

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