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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 05:36:48 AM »
and as has been posted before..... proof that it was faked because if you look carefully in the left hand corner of the picture, you can see a housecat...

I was wondering where my cat went! Lost him shortly before Apollo 11 lifted off. ;D

He went Hollywood...

LOL...good for him. At least someone in our family made it big ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 17, 2014, 10:16:00 PM »
and as has been posted before..... proof that it was faked because if you look carefully in the left hand corner of the picture, you can see a housecat...

I was wondering where my cat went! Lost him shortly before Apollo 11 lifted off. ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: August 16, 2014, 04:35:24 PM »
dpc...Really great series of photos! Excellent work. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:51:30 PM »
Hello,
this is my first post on the forum...
Here's a young swan from two months ago. Quite a boring and over-shot species but a picture that I am personally happy with.



Gorgeous.
Welcome to CR. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:50:31 PM »
I really like your shots mikio, especially the Heron, it's unusual to see a Heron on a wire like this.
Thanks. But this picture was taken at a fish pond and there a lot of birds, including herons, prefer the wires just above the water.



Great shot! Now I know where they got the name for that 1990 Mel Gibson movie. ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 12, 2014, 02:54:47 PM »
Am in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with just the Tamron 150-600 + 5DIII. It was somewhat cloudy, but I got a succession of shots, handheld at 1/1250, iso 640, f/8 600mm. Here is a typical one.Would have done better with the 300/2.8+2xTC on the 70D or 5DIII.

Nicely done. Lots of details.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 12, 2014, 02:51:17 PM »
Green Heron -
I think he is saying... " Stop following me in that damn kayak, give it a rest already !
 How many photos do you need !!"
She loves to post when I'm around  ;)


Dylan,
Absolutely fantastic! Nice work. :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Unsharp Mask in DPP
« on: August 12, 2014, 02:46:49 PM »
How do they differ in the way they sharpen? When would you use one over the other and how much sharpening is usually required and how much is too much?
I just "googled" "how to set DPP by default to 'sharpness' instead of 'unsharp mask' for 5DMkIII images?" and couldn't find the solution to your dilemma. Maybe Canon can fix this in a future version.

Without going into technical details, 'unsharp mask' is contrast based and strongly sharpens edges. 'Sharpening' is a more overall effect, sharpening not only the edges but smaller details too but less significantly. The unsharp masking has quite an image altering effect, significantly boosting apparent sharpness but it also causes contrast changes at the edges themselves, not something I like. The unsharp mask creates more of a 'wow' effect, but the normally sharpened images are more pleasing to look at for longer.

Thanks for your reply. I didn't realize they were different. Hopefully my pp in DPP will be better now. :)

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 12, 2014, 01:53:57 PM »
In the absence of an actual photographer, copyright should belong to the person who owns the equipment.

It is the same principle as a remote camera. There is no physical human operator directing or framing footage, but the footage still belongs to the person who owned the camera.

It is not rocket science. This guy has been ripped off shamelessly, and people are trying to hide behind what they see as a loophole in the law.

After careful review and reflection, in my opinion (which is never wrong), I think you are absolutely correct. I don't know why they don't come to some agreement to compensate Mr. Slater and put an end to all this monkey business. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:50:57 PM »
Great shots everyone!
Love those puffins. They look so cute.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:47:28 PM »
Green Heron -
I think he is saying... " Stop following me in that damn kayak, give it a rest already !
 How many photos do you need !!"

LOL... ;D ;D ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:43:18 PM »

@gh4photosThose are some very nice photos !

Agree. Beautiful shots....well done! :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Unsharp Mask in DPP
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:26:06 PM »
How do they differ in the way they sharpen? When would you use one over the other and how much sharpening is usually required and how much is too much?
I just "googled" "how to set DPP by default to 'sharpness' instead of 'unsharp mask' for 5DMkIII images?" and couldn't find the solution to your dilemma. Maybe Canon can fix this in a future version.

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:19:34 PM »
Mackguyver's image reminded me of some of my older supermoon photos. Most of these were from a couple years back, when the supermoon was the closest in 18 years (March 19th, 2011 @ 221,565mi, vs. the 221,765mi of this year). When the moon is full, I don't usually try to photograph it in detail...there just isn't any.

But it makes for great artistic photos, if you can catch it lower in the horizon, behind a thin layer of clouds, or painting a sky full of whispy clouds:













Very nice series....I can almost hear a wolf howling.

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:14:05 PM »
P.S. even though I missed out on the supermoon, I did get a picture of another, brighter celestial body and though it was just for fun, at -2 EV it could almost pass for the moon, except for the 7:19AM time stamp ;)



Very beautiful photo. :)

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