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EOS Bodies / Re: The sound of silence
« on: April 23, 2013, 01:06:33 PM »
Written by Paul Simon sung by "Simon@Garfunkel"
That is the first thought that hit me. I just love that song!

And then there was the news of the bombing in Boston some days back - and in Tripoli and the killings in Nigeria and so many more deaths... for no reason. And as you can notice I am just talking about human deaths...
*sigh*

I wish we were "better" living beings...

902
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 23, 2013, 12:50:33 PM »
a beautiful dusting of snow came last night...
1dx
24-105
f10
iso 100
1/400
Blue, white and brown. Lovely picture!

Btw, what are you complaining about? If you want warmer weather come over to my place - Pune, India - a comfortable 38 degrees and I am talking C not F :).

No weather channel - the weather does not change that much...

903
Lenses / Re: which lens to keep
« on: April 23, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
Sell both and get a new 24-70 f2.8 ii
It's what I'd do and if your going to buy online in US, do it before this Internet wide sales tax kicks in which looks like is going to happen soon.
I was sad when I saw that. But think about it - "real" sellers will prevail and the duds who fleece the people on the internet will  - well , let us say (hopefully) expire. They say, there is no free lunch (or breakfast, brunch, dinner or happy hour - you get my drift?).

So action item. Buy soon! Or you will pay more.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:45:11 AM »
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
IM130780.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
IM131697.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):
IM132508.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)
IM131916.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)
IM132740.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)
IM133941.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

The pairs are great!

905
I'm telling you, the background wall of trees, the tree at right at the middle distance in the beam of light, the island of trees, the boat....those are all completely separate photos composited and blended beautifully.

have a look at this tutorial: http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-manipulation/create-this-breathtaking-photo-manipulation-of-a-tightrope-dancer-in-photoshop/


lol.. yeah thanks for that crap looking example.

even when i take my glasses of it still looks like a bad composit... that is hard to achive.



Yes, I agree, I think I'll shoot myself if i spend 8 Days learning the technique from one of the Guys mentioned, then end up with something as bad as "Tightrope Dancer", but i need to be careful with my humour here at CR, had one "warning" already today.



Na. that's just 'cos you're an Aussie !   ;D

See, racial profiling tight there!  ;)


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:36:23 AM »
Spur Cheeked Anemone Fish (Cousin to Nemo), Raja Ampat Birds Head Area Papua (Indonesian Part of New Guinea).

5DMK III Sigma 70/f/2.8 Macro, Shot @ f10 & 1/200th ISO200

I own only two Lenses that are not Canon, this & the Lovely Sigma 35f/1.4 Art Series.

WOW!   That shot has such nice lighting it looks like something from a dream.......
eml, fantastic picture! absolutely captivating!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 23, 2013, 02:49:18 AM »
RPT, eml58, Gary Samples, Lemmy and others; Your shots are all very amazing and an inspiration to us all.  It's wonderful to be associated with such a fine group of photographers that know how to properly use the tools we have to produce such beautiful images.

Attached are a few of my recent shots.  The in-flight images were taken with a 70-200 mm f/2.8L II USM + 1.4X and the Wood Duck in the water was shot using a 600 mm f/4.0L II USM.  No cropping on any of them.
Me? Thank you. I am nowhere close to the folks you list. However, thank you for your kind words. This forum has helped me get better. I have always been a lazy photographer...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 23, 2013, 12:18:45 AM »
Jesse Owens Track Classic:  3000M Steeplechase and man was that curve dark!  I couldn't bring it all the way up in post, as you can see.  Used the 300 f/2.8L I IS lens here, 1/500, f/2.8, and ISO 5000 with a little push in post.  This gentleman, Ben Miller, won the race.
Really! Looks like bright daylight to me ;)
Good to see you back :)

909
It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.
A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).
Canon always updates firmware when its is sent in.

yea someone will sue Canon for giving them the ability to AF at F8.
:)
I asked for that didn't I.

910
Don't thank me...thank www.tineye.com/ !!!  :P

See, you learn something every day! Thank you.

912
Lenses / Re: Trouble mounting a new 24-70 II
« on: April 22, 2013, 12:49:38 PM »
Sorry to hear about that. Hope you get a good replacement.

913
Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:57:11 AM »
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.
Trust in me; just in me...
:)

I love the colour. Fabulous!

Thanks - I will be submitting this in competition soon.  "Trust in Me" or similar is an interesting title
I always liked Jungle Book and would see it again at the drop of a hat!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:17:40 AM »
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.
Trust in me; just in me...
:)

I love the colour. Fabulous!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:12:24 AM »
As usual, outstanding shots.

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