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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 22, 2014, 08:13:09 AM »
Cool series dpc!

Wish we had those here, Northstar.  Best I can hope for is the California Quail.  Here is a female on the way back from getting a drink. 

1DX : 600/1.4@840  1/2000 : f/6.3 : ISO 640

Nice shot ERHP ...great bokeh!  The female pheasant looks a bit like your quail...the male is so much prettier though.

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Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:31:40 PM »
Dear Friends.
Sorry , I am not the Lawyer or an Attorney. It happen  to me many times, And I have the copy of this page" The Photographer's Right"  in my pocket and let the read, and I ask for they name and ask --If they are Lawyer or Attorney or not ?, and write  their name on my notes book---After that No problem at all.
Enjoy.
Surapon.
PS, To all of my friends---Please copy and print " The Photographer's Right" and keep in your Camera bag, One day you will need them.

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/tutorials/photography_law_rights.html

Love it!  Here dude, read this!  (That's OK, you can keep it!)  That should keep them busy for a while!!  LOL!   8)

LOL...so funny.

thanks surapon!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:23:27 PM »
another shot from my trip in early april to the red kite feeding farm (gigrin) in mid wales ,the sight of a couple of hundred of these swooping in for a hour or so of feeding frenzy is well worth the 200 mile round trip for me .plus i always seem to pick good weather when i go ,not that common in mid wales  ::)

let us prey by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging, on Flickr

very cool shot blackfox!

thanks click!

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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:16:04 AM »
I shoot indoor sports frequently, mostly using my 70/200 and 24-70 with a 1dx...My 300 2.8 is rarely used for indoor stuff.

With that said, If I didn't own a 1dx or a 300 2.8, (your previous situation) and I was looking to upgrade my gear, I would definitely choose to spend the $7000 on the 1dx versus a 3002.8ii. 

If you had said I'm going to be shooting field sports, then yes, the 300 with your 5d3 would probably get you more bang for your buck.

Return the 300, buy a 1dx, sell a 5d3 and use the money saved for another lens.





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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:52:41 AM »

IMG_2792 by ecka84, on Flickr

Looks beautiful....what part of the world is that?

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Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:49:43 AM »
Humans....perfectly imperfect!

If you shoot in public enough, you'll eventually have this issue so it's a great forum post.

Lots of good advice and stories.

Scott...sometimes bad things happen to good people.   Just shake it off.







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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:46:07 PM »
Nest building from a pair of Osprey on an early Sunday morning.  This "platform" sat empty last year so it's good to see it get some use. 

The platform is located in field near a lake in a rural part of Minnesota...about 90 of these were built when they reintroduced Osprey to the area 20 years ago.

Because there are no trees within 200 yards of this particular platform, it's difficult to get close without the Osprey flying off. (usually away from me)

I got lucky with a couple shots when they returned.

1dx w/ 300 2.8IS w 1.4X

1/2000
iso 250
f4

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:15:00 PM »
love the colors - driving through the countryside and saw this guy off to the side of the road.

male pheasant
1dx 300 2.8 IS with 1.4x at 420
f4
iso 640
1/2500th

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Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 19, 2014, 08:54:48 PM »
DXO mark one of the most trusted resources online

Whoa ! Steady.

( It's the 11th of April to day. You missed out a 1 ).

wow...dxo says it's a bad lens = it's probably a great lens!

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Landscape / Re: Total Lunar Eclipse - #1 of 4 - April 2014
« on: April 19, 2014, 04:54:30 PM »
And jrista with regard to the composites, now you are just showing off.  Good work.

LOL. Yeah, a little.

Thanks. ;)

LOL...I was thinking the same thing but I'm very glad that you are!!  Great shots and composites!!

well done jrista!   

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: April 19, 2014, 04:14:54 PM »
When we finally get rid of the snow where we live, all Norwegians fill up their cars with skis, clothes and excessive volumes of food and drinks, and travel to the mountains to find more snow ::)
 
5DIII, 24-70 f2.8L II at 39mm, 1/500s, f11, ISO100, with CPL filter

funny!  ;D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 15, 2014, 03:44:46 PM »
two more for show & tell
beat it up in Photoshop added glow & grain
1Dx 85mm 1.2
I put one more color up

nice shots Gary...pretty girl....they sure grow up fast eh?
north

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Canon General / Re: Insurance for Camera gear
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:22:35 PM »
An agent might give a nice camera gear discount because he's also insuring a mansion and two Mercedes for the client  ::)  ;)

Actually, I don't have an agent (nor a mansion or even one Mercedes).  We have State Farm only because we 'brought it with us' when we moved from California.  Because of the insurance regulations in MA, State Farm does not write policies for new customers in the state.  So, there are no agents here, only a Policy Service Office (one for the whole state). 

Perhaps I'm getting the official rate, and some agents elsewhere are sticking it to their customers?    :o

I wonder if the difference between ours is partly attributed to the fact that no agent is receiving a commission? 

Either way, it's a bargain. 

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Canon General / Re: Insurance for Camera gear
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:49:40 AM »
State Farm seem a bit random with pricing, 15k cover for $187 vs 17k for $176

Clearly, because I'm paying $7.60 per $1K coverage, a much lower rate than either of the above.

An agent might give a nice camera gear discount because he's also insuring a mansion and two Mercedes for the client  ::)  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Insurance for Camera gear
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:33:38 AM »
Unfortunately, none of the State farm agents in Houston agreed to a stand-alone policy. I think it differs by location and the agent involved.

Do you have a homeowners/renters policy with them?  I'm pretty sure that's the only way they'll write a Personal Articles policy.  It's the same policy that covers jewelry, fine art, etc., above the basic limits on the primary policy, so if you have home/rental coverage with them, and the agent still won't write a PA policy, I'd get a new agent or call State Farm directly.

+1

Also....I would add that a $180 annual policy for personal articles insurance isn't the type of business that a ST Farm rep would want to take.   Too much risk, too little reward for the agent.  IMO

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