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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:48:15 AM »
Back end - Zebra Finch

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:44:13 AM »
5D III

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 01, 2014, 05:51:45 AM »
5DIII. 70-200 @ 200, f2.8, ISO320, 1/1000

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 29, 2014, 12:35:55 AM »
Natural dark background

I love your shot Menace. Well done.

Thank you Click (and thank you my 400! too)

:)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 28, 2014, 08:09:57 PM »
Natural dark background

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Lenses / Re: Ordered 300mm 2.8 II; tips/suggestions
« on: March 27, 2014, 04:16:31 PM »
I finally made the jump to big glass. I shoot autoracing each weekend and had been using cheaper alternatives to get me the reach beyond my 70-200 I needed. I was wondering what tips &/or suggestions current users would have. I used the lens back in Vegas when CPS was in town and loved it. Is there any other accessories I should buy along with the lens?
Congrats!  You're going to love it!  The items I would suggest, in order are:

1. The 1.4x III and 2x III extenders, if you don't have them already
2. A decent monopod, again, if you don't have one already
3. The RRS or other brand replacement foot, assuming you're using Arca-Swiss clamps, which is great because the foot slides right into the clamp
3. The 52mm drop in CPL - it will help cut down on windshield/windscreen glare, helps a lot in harsh light, slows the shutter speed down like a ND filter for panning shots
4. A smaller carrying bag.  The suitcase gets a little old/big and I went for a cheap ($40) Ape Case ACPROLC18 Professional Large Lens Case to carry my lens to my shooting locations

I bought and returned the LensCoat for the lens.  I just didn't like it.  It felt bulky and there are plastic "windows" that cover all of the controls.  You can cut them out, but for $80 or 90, I didn't think that was something that should be necessary.  Others swear by them, I just didn't care for it.  I kept the LensCap, which is a cheap neoprene and hard plastic lens hood.  It's MUCH cheaper to replace than the $200 Canon cap!  Also, don't lose/break the hood, it's $400!

I might be forgetting other items, but those are what I use.  The drop in filter holder and some good ND gel might also be good for motorsports to really slow down the shot for panning, but I haven't used that personally.

+1
Well said.

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Put me down for 135 IS :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:04:18 AM »
Hi Menace.
Wow, lovely shot, a face only a mother could love!  ;D

Cheers Graham.

Emu

Thanks Graham :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 02:48:50 PM »
Emu
Great shot.  Look on his face is fantastic!

Thanks wildlifeandmore - it was a privilege to get close enough to get that shot.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 02:47:17 PM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:34:08 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

You are most welcome North.

And no I don't mind at all - in fact I feel honoured :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 02:12:47 AM »
Emu
Very nicely captured.

Thanks Rienzphotoz - It was taken earlier today :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:22:24 AM »
Emu

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:14:50 AM »
6D - Puppy love

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