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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: June 24, 2013, 07:24:58 PM »
sunset 5 min ago, iPhone 4s
Great picture Michael! Great sunset colours.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:49:44 PM »
Some old, some new...  The best pics I like the most among my macros...  It's simply the best lens and most loved lens that I have.
AWESOME
Yes, absolutely fabulous!

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First, I have to wonder why you would want to be in the server business. There are so many technical issues to keep up with and so many companies do it so much better than you can for so much less.

+1,000,000,000

Don't host unless you want to get into the hosting business.

I do IT for my day job...and I have server class boxes in my office I'm wanting to get back up and running. I had my own servers Pre-Katrina, and have just NOW settled down really rather than moving so often. I want to get them back up and going again.

I run my own email server, and I have boxes that are more than enough for hosting my own web server(s). I have the equipment and I do it also for fun and interest. I have a business acct from Cox cable, and am free to host and run whatever servers I want, so, why not?

I'm looking to maybe learn wordpress or some other blogging software and do that.

Photography and videography, aren't my only hobbies, and when I do them for business needs, I get to write them all off as business expenses for tax purposes.

So, I don't see it as that much of a detriment, and I like being in full control of my stuff rather than paying someone else when I don't really need to.

If I got to some level where I was growing bigger and my time became more valuable shooting editing than geeking out, then sure, I'd look at outsourcing, but this really isn't that much of a burden you all seem to keep thinking it is...?

cayenne
Wow! Let us know when it is up and running. :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 08:28:34 PM »

Clover Hill by Eric Sturdivant, on Flickr

trying to do something with the "super moon"
I think it is great. Too many clouds in the sky at this time. Hope some of them clear by the time the moon rises.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:59:47 PM »
A foggy night back in January :

one last walk par Eneade, sur Flickr
Nice! It could be a scene from a thriller.

Yeah, and the dog turns out to be the killer! Great shot.
You dont give away the endings of thrillers!  >:(

 ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Wildlife Tips?
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:58:02 PM »
Thanks.  Bear, whales, birds (espcially eagles), people at the buffet, etc.

I'd be looking for an 800mm lens... people at buffets can be dangerous and you don't want to get real close.
Ha ha ha! So true - you don't want to mess with that lot - they are an "endangering" species. They'll run you over if you come in between them and the buffet table. I would even add a 1.4x multiplier to the 800mm ;)

I'm surprised you both neglected to recommend a weather sealed body/lens for the inevitable cruise ship buffet line food fights.  ;)
I figured a 800mm coupled with a 1.4x would help him get shots from the crows nest. ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:24:01 PM »
(sigh)  I'm returning the 6D today (purchased on Thursday).  Decent camera but a little slower and a bit "plastic-y" (minor gripe).  You guys were right.  I've got to get an identical body.  damn... time to save!!!
By the time you have saved may be the 7D2 will be out!

Oops! I this thread is not in the rumors sections ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Wildlife Tips?
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:12:47 PM »
Thanks.  Bear, whales, birds (espcially eagles), people at the buffet, etc.

I'd be looking for an 800mm lens... people at buffets can be dangerous and you don't want to get real close.
Ha ha ha! So true - you don't want to mess with that lot - they are an "endangering" species. They'll run you over if you come in between them and the buffet table. I would even add a 1.4x multiplier to the 800mm ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:07:29 PM »

This is an HDR treatment.  Five bracketed exposures combined in Photomatix.  I was actually only about 6' away from this goose as I was shooting.  Looks farther because I was maxed zoomed out on my 24-70 2.8L II.  I spent 30 minutes in the water inching my up on him.

And this is what was directly behind my back. This was taken 10 minutes after the previous shot but turned 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

I live in Northwest Florida and this flock of Canada geese has taken up permanent residence.  They've been around for several years and never go home to Canada.  They gather in this same spot every night taking advantage of the free feed that is thrown out by two or three women that come here every evening with buckets of corn and bread scraps.
Excellent pictures! I guess the geese figured out about the potential change in immigration laws and they are probably not truly naturalized Canadian Geese ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Wildlife Tips?
« on: June 23, 2013, 02:03:06 PM »
Thanks.  Bear, whales, birds (espcially eagles), people at the buffet, etc.
For birds I usually set AI Servo AF case 1, M with auto ISO or Tv and center focus. Shutter speed for birds and whales should at least be twice the focal length; never shot a bear so cant say - and I am basing this from my experience with my 100-400L @400. People at a buffet I guess you will need to change the AF mode for the AI servo if the person you are tracking is ducking in and out of the crowd...

You know, Gary, eml58 and a couple of others would be the goto people for this. They shoot wildlife. Take a look at this link for a bird shot by Gary. Some of your answers are there.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8079.msg282972#msg282972

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 23, 2013, 01:53:34 PM »

This one is cropped maybe 20%:  6D  300  500th  F8  ISO 1250

Jack
Nice!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 01:44:52 PM »
A foggy night back in January :

one last walk par Eneade, sur Flickr
Nice! It could be a scene from a thriller.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 01:41:48 PM »
Lovely shots!

+1 Beautiful light.
Thanks guys. Well, that is what happens when you have a professional star, professional weather, a professional camera and a dope who can depress the shutter - ok - and frame the picture ;)

I would have missed the last one - I was walking off back into the house after taking the sunset pictures when I glanced back and noticed this shot...

As you can imagine, the images are edited with split toning done heavily! This is the first time I am doing it. Any advice/critique is very welcome. I cant seem to get the blue sky and orange hues come together. I need to experiment some more. Any tips?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Favorite new feature in LR 4/5
« on: June 23, 2013, 02:10:28 AM »
Upright.


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First, I have to wonder why you would want to be in the server business. There are so many technical issues to keep up with and so many companies do it so much better than you can for so much less.

+1,000,000,000

Don't host unless you want to get into the hosting business.

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