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Sports / Re: Water skiing..is this any good?
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:58:08 AM »
Ivan, Steven, lovely shots!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:52:50 AM »
So the Tailed Jays are back in the garden. These days they have chosen another shrub to sleep on. This is one of the pictures I took a couple of weeks back. If you look at the red and black marking on the wing, it looks like the multi-colour print registration is a bit off

RPT, nice shot...If one is into "bugs"!  ;)
Yes..I think the registration is off on the wings. let's hope the technician isn't making a lot of reprints!
The 100L is a killer lens, extremely sharp and excellent for non-macro work as well...I think it may be the sharpest lens that I own...
Thanks.

I am very into bugs. Both the living and digital kind ;)
On the digital bug side, I handle both software development and QA...

I love the 100L. I am happy I got it.

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Lenses / Re: Budget lens for birding ?
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:08:05 AM »
Vikram, I used to have EF 100-400L IS, which is a great lens but I sold it and got Sigma 150-500 OS for better reach and I found the push pull to be a bit awkward ... my copy of the Sigma 150-500 OS is just as good as my earlier 100-400L IS lens if not better.
The Sigma 150-500 OS sells for about $1000 (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/549255-REG/Sigma_737101_150_500mm_f_5_6_3_DG_OS.html) which is well within your budget, giving you enough money left over to buy:
1. a good quality filter
2. a Lens Coat Lens cover (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/652524-REG/LensCoat_LCS150500M4_Sigma_Lens_Cover_Realtree.html)
3. an external flash
4. a Better Beamer flash extender (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=better+beamer&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=) this will come in handy to illuminate the birds so your images get a nice separation and pop
Here are a couple images made last week with the Sigma 150-500 OS (using an external flash + better beamer)

Nice pics. I like the catchlight in the eyes.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:01:13 AM »
So the Tailed Jays are back in the garden. These days they have chosen another shrub to sleep on. This is one of the pictures I took a couple of weeks back. If you look at the red and black marking on the wing, it looks like the multi-colour print registration is a bit off :)
5D3, 100L macro, 1/200, f11, 400 ISO with flash.
Hope you like it :)


Hi RPT, perfect timing, and perfect Image, some advice if you can, I've loads of Macro experience in Underwater Photography, but really just starting to enjoy above water Macro, have the 100f/2.8 L IS and was about to order the MT-24EX, any advise on this ??, have you used it at all ??
Thanks. Actually I have very little experience in macro photography. This was taken with the 600EX-RT mounted on top of the camera. In fact the 100L is my first real macro lens. All earlier "macro" pictures were taken with general lenses at distances close to the min focussing distance.

Sorry cant help you on this one but I am sure there are a number of others who would be able to help.

Btw, underwater macro sounds like fun!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:25:59 AM »
Some more images from my Feb trip to the lake where the migratory birds come. Taken with my 5D3 and 100-400L. Both of them taken with the following settings: 1/800, f6.3. The flying Egret was at ISO 100 and the one standing on the boat was ISO 160.




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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:10:31 AM »
So the Tailed Jays are back in the garden. These days they have chosen another shrub to sleep on. This is one of the pictures I took a couple of weeks back. If you look at the red and black marking on the wing, it looks like the multi-colour print registration is a bit off :)
5D3, 100L macro, 1/200, f11, 400 ISO with flash.
Hope you like it :)



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Lenses / Re: Budget lens for birding ?
« on: April 21, 2013, 01:53:12 AM »
I vote 100-400L. I have one since 2007. I have not had any dust problem with it. I used it with the 300D and now with the 5D3 and it works fine. I have used it to shoot the moon hand held at 400mm with a shutter speed of 160 and it came out sharp! So the IS works well in my experience.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 20, 2013, 11:11:41 PM »
Mick,
Great shot! Looks fantastic :)
Did you get out of the way in time ;D
Well, he posted the picture didn't he ;)

But seriously Mick, could you describe how you took the picture and lived to post it?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 20, 2013, 11:05:11 PM »
(Snip!)

Well, this building is in PA steel country...but it is a coal-sifting plant. I am so fascinated with the place I spend whole weekends there!
Hmm... Allentown? I was in Bethlehem in 99 - twice... Stayed at the Hampton inn across 22. Liked the fall stay better than the Feb stay...

I drive thru Allentown and Bethlehem on the way to coal country...Frackville and Wilkes-Barre areas are a treasure- trove for shooting. I see photos everywhere I look.

One of the nicest Images I've seen on this site, very striking.
It is a very striking image. Kind of mystical aura about the subject. So many story possibilities.

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Lenses / Re: which lens to keep
« on: April 20, 2013, 01:14:00 AM »
I m new to this, ok I have 24-105 f/4L IS and 24-70 f.2.8L, which one should I sell, I only could keep one lens and want to keep the best
Thanks for help
You need to state what kind of photography you do particularly what kind of light you shoot in. What camera you use.

However, you seem to be a beginner so I'd say either one is fine. Is the 24-70 the latest lens? If it is the 24-70L f2.8 II ,  I would keep it.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 20, 2013, 12:00:59 AM »
Early Bird....
13NX3013 by PVC 2012, on Flickr


That was me circa 1999...

Which one ;)

Sorry, too tempting to pass up :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 19, 2013, 09:42:19 PM »
(Snip!)

Well, this building is in PA steel country...but it is a coal-sifting plant. I am so fascinated with the place I spend whole weekends there!
Hmm... Allentown? I was in Bethlehem in 99 - twice... Stayed at the Hampton inn across 22. Liked the fall stay better than the Feb stay...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:02:22 AM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:10:59 AM »
Great Blue Heron, Inner Reflection..
Lovely! What do you do to get these blue shades in the water and the sky. In my pics it goes to white :(

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:05:00 AM »
Splish Splash, not taking a bath...
Catching Breakfast!
Fantastic capture!

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