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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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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f2.8L IS II Repair
« on: August 10, 2013, 02:30:59 PM »
but if it's as simple as opening the lens and tightening a few screws
Sean, It is never "simple". Like the rest said, send it to an authorized service center.

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but it did made skin look great.
I hope you have insurance that covers "stuff"...

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Lenses / Re: 100-400 f/4-5.6 or 200-400 f/4 "little brother"
« on: August 10, 2013, 02:15:03 PM »
...I also thought that the price of $2k was a mistype of $12K. I hope it is.
Where the beep am I going to get $12K from? OK, don't answer that!  >:( ;)

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Lenses / Re: 100-400 f/4-5.6 or 200-400 f/4 "little brother"
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:53:14 PM »
200-400mm f/4 for around $2K.  Wake up, please, or stop whatever pharmaceutical regimen you're on.
And I was going to say that there should have been a third option - "It depends... (18% Grey)" but then, there were these two reality check posts! So. Well, dreamers make reality happen. The world has had so many naysayers. And there are the Wright brothers. Not just the ones who got a "heavier than air" contraption to fly. So 200-400L IS V @ under US$ 2,000? And that is not written in the European numerical format! Well, very possible.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:15:02 PM »
Jack, I enjoy your posts and pictures. They are great.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:11:34 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...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:03:28 PM »
:) The rains have abated and the birds are out! And yes, not another Hawk picture from me. That chap seems to have ditched me. Never mind, there are may more fish in the sea or birds in the air!

So here are a couple of Hornbills - one adult and a juvenile and the parent has got a delicious treat! They come to this tree next to my house to feast on the caterpillars there!


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 10, 2013, 08:28:14 AM »
I find it interesting that this thread is full of 1DX shots but it's not good place at all if anyone comes here to see what the 1DX image quality is like.

You can only post low quality photos here and most photos are heavily edited with added sharpness and noise reduction.
I don't know what the purpose of this thread is but if it's meant to be a place to show off how amazing the image quality of the 1DX is it does a really poor job at it. These might as well be shot with a 450D

Don't mean to diss anyone but just saying if you are looking for 1DX image quality "proofs" this is not the place.
Well, in all fairness, the title does say "Anything shot with a 1DX" and not "1DX image quality proofs" ;)

However, I do find the quality of so many pictures posted on this thread to be superb. I don't know what you are cribbing about!

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Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »
When I was in Saudi Arabia, 81-84, one did see such sights. Not often, but you did see them. And if you did spy such a sight you looked away! And remember that was before Saudi got "liberalised" due to the first Gulf war!

In '81, my (then) brand new AE-1 nearly got taken away because we were fishing on a construction site in Al Jubail. It was only because of a very kind Scottish police chief and his equally kind Saudi assistant that I only lost the film roll! Apparently we were on one of the summer palaces of a very wealthy individual. We were told it was the King's palace! We were lucky not to get thrown in the slammer! The Scott said something that has stayed with me since. He said "This is Saudi Arabia. Don't take your camera outside your camp! In fact just go to work do your work and come home and watch tv. Don't do silly things like this. If you want to take pictures, take them inside your camp or better yet, in your room!". On my next vacation, I dropped my camera off in India. The only time I broke his rule was when I took pictures of camels crossing the road between Al Jubail and Dahran on way to the airport for my vacation!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:33:17 PM »
Here is a shot I took with the 5D III and the 100L

to see more of my photos check my facebook fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/CastilloPhotoDesign
Castillo, that's an awesome image!  Well done!
Splash and Awe!

Superb!

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