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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 30, 2014, 10:17:05 AM »
Here's "Smiley" (named Smiley for what appear to be rows of teeth on his jawline)

First image Smiley....second image Smiley with distracting nearby "scenery" that almost caused me to miss the shot!  ::)  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 30, 2014, 09:48:02 AM »
Last light...

serene.  beautiful.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 30, 2014, 08:55:38 AM »
My first ever hummingbird photos!   (I'm mostly a sports/people shooter)

Shot while hiking

handheld
5d3
70-200 2.8ii
1/2000
iso 250
f5

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Lenses / Re: Ordered 300mm 2.8 II; tips/suggestions
« on: March 30, 2014, 08:40:42 AM »
tip - don't use it for street shooting in sketchy areas

suggestion - enjoy what many agree is Canon's best lens. 

I can honestly say that i've never used the lens hood on my 300 2.8ISi, who wants to carry that thing around?

congrats!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod & Head - $500 or less
« on: March 30, 2014, 07:00:09 AM »
I have an induro tripod and ball head ....and I like them both very much.   They seem very well made.

Good luck.

http://m.indurogear.com/products/induro-cgt114.aspx

I have an Induro monopod and I like it a lot, it's rated to support 50 pounds.  I can't seem to find a lens that weighs 50 lbs for rent, though!  1000mm f/2...

Lol   ;D


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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod & Head - $500 or less
« on: March 30, 2014, 06:46:40 AM »
I have an induro tripod and ball head ....and I like them both very much.   They seem very well made.

Here's a kit for $490...carbon.

http://m.indurogear.com/products/grand-turismo-alloy-8m-tripod-kits/

And for a little less money, the aluminum.

http://m.indurogear.com/products/grand-turismo-alloy-8m-tripod-kits/

Good luck.

http://m.indurogear.com/products/induro-cgt114.aspx

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Mooses
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:50:35 AM »
In Glacier National Park.

Very nice Longexposure!

Must have been great to be there.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 28, 2014, 08:41:19 PM »
A wild Golden Eagle dines out on Red Fox

Red fox already dead?  (Or do GE's prey on fox?)

Great shot mick!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 27, 2014, 08:51:31 AM »
Focal length = 300mm, f/5.6, iso 125, 1/250 s

This is at the sweet spot of the lens

Lots of nice pictures Alan!  I especially like this one.

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I just realized that i didnt answer your question.

Answer...not much.

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I highly recommend Sun Xavier mission near Tucson--it can be gorgeous if the lighting is just right.

http://www.sanxaviermission.org

As for the boneyard, it is truly an amazing place to photograph and I was lucky enough to do so a few years ago when I knew the base commander there. If you don't know someone on base, I understand there are bus tours, but at the time, I was told the bus tours don't allow photography. That may have changed. You'll definitely need to check that out ahead of time.

If you can go north a few hours, Sedona has the gorgeous red rocks to photograph.

thanks Vived...much appreciated.  I'm going to look into the boneyard and the sun xavier mission. 

sincerely,
north

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:28:13 AM »
Emu

Menace...I was scrolling down the screen looking at all the great bird images when I found this guy looking me straight in the eye!  Great shot, thanks for posting it.

I saved it for my iPad lock screen...here's a screen grab.  Hope you don't mind.

Take care,
North

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:15:34 AM »
I will take criticism openly. I am here for that.

1dx. Zeiss 35mm f1.4

Your photo has a calming influence on me...the scene is so peaceful.   I like it.

Question, is that smoke in the background? 

Take care,
North

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I tried the 135 for a couple weeks and then returned it.  I found the AF less reliable than my 70-200 2.8ii when shooting indoor sports.




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