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You should go to your CF card manufacturer's website to download their file recovery software.  I know my Sony and Transcend cards have this option and I imagine others would have this application, too.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 07, 2012, 09:07:23 PM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.

Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?

Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.

Wow! That is something! You must have shot a pile of photos.

I also experimented with my 60D's video.  The original HD footage is much clearer -- I had reduced resolution to upload to YouTube: 
YCNH 3270 Small | Large

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:33:09 PM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?
Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:21:57 AM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:06:49 AM »
LSV - I didn't think we had any Yellow Crowned Night Herons here - though I did note you mention "rare".  According to whatbird.com this bird doesn't in southern Cal.  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/53/_/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron.aspx.  Was there any mention as to what the Yellow heron was doing in this part?  Fascinating and good eye !


You know birds -- the last visit to the OC was 35 years ago! It was an adult that time in 1977.  San Diego County has some coming over from Mexico from time to time.  I'd learned of this visitor from our local (very excited) birders.  Looks like he has become a permanent resident.

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PowerShot / Re: Christmas Camera, Under $100US ??
« on: December 02, 2012, 10:29:36 PM »
Current deals:
 
Canon PowerShot SX150 14MP 12X Optical Zoom Digital Camera (RED) for $99.99 Free Shipping at Target.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16MP 5X Optical Zoom Digital Camera for a low $119.99 after coupon code: "TURKEY10". $5-$6 Shipping at JR.com

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 01, 2012, 03:40:50 AM »
Rare appearance of a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Beach, CA.  Taken with 60D + EF 100-400mm, at 400mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec and 150 ISO.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Im looking into getting a new camera
« on: November 14, 2012, 01:40:58 AM »
Costco has a T3i Bundle for $780 + free shipping + Tax.

Includes:
EOS Rebel T3i Body
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II Lens
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Type II Lens
Canon Rebel Gadget Bag
8GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card

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EOS Bodies / Re: Plan to get a 5D3 for $1
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:08:50 PM »
I nominate Bernie Madoff to run the plan...only complication is he may be a Nikon shooter.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: November 10, 2012, 03:24:41 AM »
Good review, but I was distracted by multiple instances of incorrect usage of "it's" for the possessive pronoun "its".  It's worth mentioning because it is a formal review.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New crop bodies coming!
« on: November 09, 2012, 06:50:38 PM »
Definitely true, CR2+ ... Nate Silver said so.

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But, Canon has just announced new cool caps!

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Lenses / Re: Protective filter [for Canon 15-85]
« on: November 03, 2012, 04:21:43 PM »
You want cheap? Get a non-Canon hood on Ebay -- good protection AND better IQ.  I got a good one for 4 bucks.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:39:45 PM »
It's probably a tangent to this thread, but a friend with deep roots in Japan explained to me the powers behind companies like Canon and Nikon. In Japan, they have zaibatsu which roughly translates to conglomerates and Nikon is backed up by a giant, Mitsubishi. They started several hundred years ago as trading companies and provided finance for big manufacturing companies later. They are the equivalent of the Rockfellers and JP Morgans.  There are four or five large ones, despite attempts to disassemble them after the second world war. The largest being Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Sumitomo and others.

Nikon belongs to the Mitsubishi group. But, surprisingly, both Sony and Canon belongs to the Mitsui group...which would have made the tie up between Sony and Canon more natural than the current Nikon/Sony arrangement.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 25, 2012, 09:26:54 PM »
rpt, thanks. I used a 60D and EF 100-400mm, Aperture priority f/8.0, 400mm, 1/500s, ISO auto 200. I still only shoot in Jpeg, a little embarassing, but I'm a beginner and too lazy to deal with RAW.

Here's another one, heavily cropped, same settings except ISO 320.
Thanks. While I was shooting with my 300D, I only shot JPEG. Since I got the 5D3, I switched to RAW. I can tell you it is a big difference in the edit. Try it. If you are skeptical, shoot RAW+JPEG. I am sure you will like the flexibility. Oh, and get Adobe LR 4.2 if you don't already have it. The second shot is great too. How far we're you from the bird?

I'm guessing I was about 15 meters from the Osprey. Luckily, it was so windy that he decided to move to a lower branch, very smart bird.  I will definitely try RAW in the near future. Thanks

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