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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 04, 2013, 06:35:34 AM »
A few from my yard this afternoon. 7D, 70-200mmL f/2.8 ISii, F/4.0, ISO 160 hand held (on top of ladder)

Common waxbills in Octopus tree

Mejiro (Japanese White-eye) in Octopus tree


Great shot serendipy.  8) Lovely pictures.
Yup! Lovely! I am saving up for a 70-200 ISII.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 04, 2013, 06:01:57 AM »
Some more pics from Africa :)

Very nice B&W pictures. I love your first one. Great shot.
He is very brave facing up to a bull elephant with a 70-300!

Excellent pics.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:37:33 PM »
I would have forgotten the car and just bought a 2nd 1DX.  ;)

the cost of the car was the same as the price of the 1DX . . .


My thoughts exactly!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:34:39 PM »
10 handheld exposures combined in photoshop
60d + 24-70 II


rozsutec by <CiD>, on Flickr
Lovely pano!

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United States / Re: New to the forum!
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:23:27 PM »
Lovely pictures! Welcome to CR!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Early EOS 70D Images Surface
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:26:14 PM »
Got the image in text translated to,

Hulgot squeeze ※ ^ \ image processing yield

° malgya
° White Balance
° Peokchyeo style
° East Lighting Optimizer
° Mayhem
° Sensitivity at 50
° hwaleong

NR
° 1 kkeumteun 6 records
° Color Space
° Full-length Under illumination hearing
° Songs calibration times
° chromatic aberration certificate.

I think I've found my new camera, since Mayhem is the one feature I've been waiting for.

" East Lighting Optimizer ": I can only assume that Canada, the United States and Europe will get the West Lighting Optimizer?

...I'm intrigued by the Peokchyeo style feature ... and a little relieved ... personally, I was getting a little tired of that Gangnam style stuff.

Finally ... songs calibration!  Yes!   I can load all my tunes into the camera!   Take that, Nikon!


I'm excited about the jukebox capabilities even though it only holds 6 records.   Given the size of the camera and sensor,I'm assuming it will only hold '45's.
What! No 78s? Won't work for me!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List [CR3]
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:41:20 PM »
Yet another thread that has degenerated into a sensor debate....

I shoot with a camera, not a sensor. My camera is a balance of a lot of factors. Today was spent in a kayak and camera choice was dictated by the ability of the camera to fit into a tiny drybag. I brought along a SX-50.... Not the best camera in the world but small and no lens changes... I shot macro shots of dragonflies, wide angle landscapes, and telephoto shots of birds. My DSLR and Lglass spent the day in a bag on the living room floor.... Yes, the DSLR is a better camera and has better glass, but sometimes our requirements call for compromises.

The 70D will be a compromise camera.... Not as good as a 1DX, but better than a rebel. The enthusiastic sales of the 60D indicated that there is a market for it, so it will probably sell quite well. It will sell well because it is a good combination of features for the price and it has the Canon name on it. The vast bulk of buyers will not care about sensors or DXOmark ratings, they just want a good camera that works.

I have to agree about using the camera that is suitable for the job I have a waterproof Olympus tough that when I go on my SUP (stand up paddle ) board I can have it on a lanyard around my neck. I get photos of birds sting rays and some lovely reflection shots. No way could I carry a DSLR even with waterproof casing I have to balance hold my paddle frame the shot and click hoping that I stay on my board. Photos are not always exactly what I want but they do hold a memory.
+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:51:40 PM »
It's been a while since I've posted.  I photographed this egret yesterday at Dana Point, Ca.  5D iii, 100-400 F 4-5.6 @400 mm, ISO 640, F8 @ 1/8000.  Cropped, and that's about it.
Great image Steve!  Thought I was in the 1dx forum for a minute there...  :)
Absolutely fabulous!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:01:14 PM »
Sloth bear, 2x leopard and Tiger...  all shot in Karnataka, India within 6 days of each other... lady luck was on my side! :)
I like the leopard leaping. They are all great.
Nice! Which sanctuary was this taken in?

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:57:09 PM »
Well this is a Sunset Cityscape really, or an Airportscape.

Anyway it's from our trip to the States. More to follow.
Magic!
Yup! Sporgon is a wizard! This forum has so many wizards it has helped me grow.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.

That's still a very nice paycheck.  What area are you in, if I may ask?

I would just like to edit images for wedding or event shooters.

Wedding income is one of the most reliable ways to make money as a photographer, but it is not only a lot of work, you have to have the right temperament.  You have to take charge, direct traffic, pose people, and manage personalities usually under serious time constraints.  I don't shoot a ton of weddings, but I am always exhausted by the end of the day.

My unique position this Saturday is that I am both the wedding photographer and the officiating minister (I have a second shooter for the ceremony).  I've done this before, and it definitely leaves me wiped.
Here is an idea - carry your camera as you conduct the ceremony and the punch line will be - "you can kiss the bride" - Click! I am pretty sure hardly anyone has done that! It could be your signature move and you could copyright/patent it... (for a small consideration ;)  )

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GIMP is free but similar to photoshop.
http://www.gimp.org/

Nikon and Canon have their own softwares. I am not sure if they are free.
Canon's DPP is free and comes with the camera.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:24:45 AM »
And finally, while I was up the ladder this afternoon shooting the waxbills, my Brazilian Cardinal friend landed in the octopus tree a few feet from me begging for another bread handout (even though I had already given him a whole slice just 30 minutes earlier). So I got down and gave him more.
7D, 100-400mmL @ 310mm, F/6.3, ISO 100, 1/1000s and 1/2000 s.
Lovely pictures!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 26, 2013, 01:27:29 PM »
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...
Did you AFMA the lens in macro shooting mode? If the lens works better on another camera then it is not the lens but something to do with the camera...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:44:23 PM »
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

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