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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 16, 2014, 06:32:29 PM »
SOOC jpeg. 

Macro / Re: first attempt at stacking macro shots :: )
« on: May 16, 2014, 06:27:23 PM »
i.e. willingness to set the tripod up perfectly only to find your subject decided to peace out while doing so ahahaha.

Indeed... but my question had a certain background: Afaik most really good macro (stacks) of insects are done with the animals frozen, tied down or simply killed... with these subjects, the viewer cannot tell the difference except wonder however the photog managed to set up the beautiful lighting and persuaded the animal to cooperate.

This is (one of) the reason I seldom do insect macros these days, it's fun for recreation, but what good is crawling through the woods and chasing butterflies and dragonflies if catching and killing them produces the better shots? My stacks are usually of mushrooms, they only grow outdoors, you cannot farm most of the at home and you can integrate the surrounding so you see it's actually outdoors :-o


I know some people do that, but I would never dare... I think half the fun of it for me is in trying to spend enough time to get an image of a bug just on its daily grind. I understand your disappointment with the shittier method for sure, but not quite sure why your turned off to macro of bugs entirely as a result. You can 100% capture incredible photos without staging anything, I think the first one I posted is a prime example.

I had ZERO background in macro or stacking. I spent maybe 5-10 minutes on google, and maybe a total of 2-3 mins getting the photos themselves. Editing/stacking was maybe another 10 mins tops...

I'd say give it another go :: )

I know one photographer who puts his insects in the fridge just long enough for their metabolism to slow down to a point where they are almost asleep - and then shoots them.

Macro / Re: first attempt at stacking macro shots :: )
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:11:19 AM »
Here is one of mine - natural light and processed same as your image. 5 shots.

How did you people manage for the animal to remain stationary while doing the focus stack?

Well I had to do about 6 different sets of photos as it was outdoors, with a bit of breeze and on top of that the caterpillar was moving!

Focusing had to be very quick, timed between a lul in wind and whilst it stopped for a moment.

I suppose one needs a lot of patience and quick focusing ability :)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:05:26 AM »
While this picture technically violates the pictures in this thread (by being shot with an iPhone), I still can*t resist.. I am feeling soooooo happy now!:)


Congrats - have fun :)

Abstract / Re: This image may have been photoshopped
« on: May 16, 2014, 01:32:50 AM »
While we wait for the next rumour of the 7D2, 5D4, speedlight700, or the 400F5.6II.... let's have some fun. Post some images that may have been photoshopped... I'll lead off with Godzilla's kitty....

Its not photoshopped - these cats are native to New Zealand ;)

Lenses / Re: What about those lens weights?
« on: May 14, 2014, 07:02:01 AM »
Weight doesn't bother me, but size does - I love the 300 f/2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 IS II, but they are beasts and take up a lot of room in my bag.

Same here - Weight is ok but size can be an issue.

I'm only 5'6" but happy to carry my 1DX with 400 2.8 II on a mono pod whilst 5DIII with 70-200 2.8 on a BR around my neck.

Works well for me.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 14, 2014, 06:53:02 AM »
Ef100 f2.8 on 5Dmk3.

I really like this one. Well done Menace.

Thanks Click. I spotted this one at my 3 year old's play school so asked the teacher if I could photograph it.

Gave them a large print of the caterpillar too as a thanks for letting me shoot - everyone was happy :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wiley and the Grey Ghost
« on: May 14, 2014, 04:37:13 AM »
Great series....

yes, totally agree. Nive work, 2n10.

Now if you only had a picture of him catching a road runner :)

Don, didn't you understand it? Wile E. Coyote will never catch the Road Runner!
Beep! Beep!  ;)  ;D

Thanks Maximillian.



(Spare 45 minute?)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 14, 2014, 03:02:23 AM »
EF400, 1/1000, ISO1250m f2.8.


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 14, 2014, 02:01:22 AM »
Ef100 f2.8 on 5Dmk3.

Macro / Re: first attempt at stacking macro shots :: )
« on: May 14, 2014, 01:59:05 AM »
Well done - do show us some more :)

Here is one of mine - natural light and processed same as your image. 5 shots.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:38:33 AM »
Puffin, how many sand eels can you get in your mouth, the answer lots.


Site Information / Re: How often you visit Canon Rumors?
« on: May 13, 2014, 04:48:43 PM »
Yes, So many times ( 3-5 times ?)per day, Depend on my business,  to come to Learn some thing new and talk to all of our friends.
Well, Both CR and FB are very addiiction to me, But It better to drink beer alone and watch the Old Movie on TV.----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Thanks to all of my friends to talk to me and teach me the new tricks ( to the Old dog like Me).
Have a great work week.

Its lovely to have you on CR Mr Surapon Sir :)

Lenses / Re: What about those lens weights?
« on: May 13, 2014, 07:15:23 AM »

Compare the 400mm f/2.8 IS 1 vs 400mm f/2.8 IS II

There is a huge difference in weight between the 400 I & II - IQ of the I was great whilst the II is simply stunning and its much lighter to carry around :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking about moving from a 1Dx back to 5D MkIII
« on: May 13, 2014, 05:26:05 AM »
Hi Surapon & Menace - I was just commenting on the thread - jasonsim is the OP asking the question.  I couldn't be happier with the two bodies and feel extremely fortunate to have both  :) 8)


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