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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 25, 2013, 10:04:32 PM »
On this first day of Christmas
Serendipidy gives to you...
5 ducks a swimming (sorry, I couldn't find 7 swans :D)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. :)

a partridge in a pear tree...
maybe a grouse in a pine tree?

Jackson_Bill,

That is perfect (yes, I had to count them ;D). Great Christmas spirit. Maybe we could start a thread where all the 12 days of Christmas gets posted...sorta like a scavenger hunt.

Happy shooting in the new year. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:53:44 PM »
Cute. Very nice shot serendipidy

Merry Christmas my friend  :)

Thanks, Click. Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
On this first day of Christmas
Serendipidy gives to you...
5 ducks a swimming (sorry, I couldn't find 7 swans :D)


5 Baby wild ducklings, Oahu, Hawaii by EricJ777, on Flickr

Thanks for a wonderful year seeing all your great photos and learning about photography.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. :)


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:24:29 PM »
Zebra Finch.

EF400 f2.8 IS, f5.0, ISO 320, 1/1600.

Wonderful capture, Menace. Such a beautiful colorful bird and the pose, framing, sharpness and creamy bokeh are all outstanding!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:19:14 PM »
My contribution to the 5Dm3 image pool.

Lovely photos. I especially like your first one. Well done. :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:18:12 PM »
Thoughtful daughter on Christmas eve
5DIII, Zeiss Otus 55/1.4, f1.4 ISO1600

Fantastic. The composition, subject, colors, lighting and bokeh are all superb! Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas. :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d mk III, the honeymoon is over
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:10:53 PM »
I love UPS because they are consistently awful. I know if I get the alert my package has been delivered and I haven't had a knock at my door I know to check the house at the end of my road that is #520 since my house is #620. It blows me away how often this happens. Even with stuff that says "Signature Required." Amazing!
I spent a significant amount of my life working in transportation and I am not a big fan of the owner/operator structure (Fed-Ex) nor the extreme union structure (UPS), both have weaknesses. Fed-Ex was great in the 80's and 90's but UPS has the edge now in my opinion and I am on their black-list. All UPS packages must have a signature if delivered to my address due to a pair of shoes from Amazon that "evaporated" from the doorstep with my wife home all day waiting and listening for the truck (motivation=her new shoes). Driver came out the next day, insisted he made the delivery to our house, I told him he did not, took months but we did get the credit for the shoes and now the only deliveries that are made to our house and do not require a signature are the ones miss-delivered to our house for the house 2 doors down. That happened just last week, Amazon order of movies and the package was ripped open. I made the final delivery and requested our neighbor file a complaint with Amazon.

All of my deliveries are made to my work now, wine, camera equipment and shoes!

Chris

To solve these delivery problems, I propose that Fed-Ex and UPS merge. The new company could be called Fed-Up ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 24, 2013, 01:28:44 PM »
Merry Christmas Paolo.  :) Very nice shot.

+1

Merry Christmas everyone and happy shooting in 2014. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 24, 2013, 01:26:40 PM »
My new favorite hawk photo! Just made it a couple hours ago at sunset:

Ferruginous Hawk: 7D + 600/4 II, 1/400s f/6.3 @ ISO 400


Very nice indeed Jon!


+1...wonderful capture.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 24, 2013, 01:25:41 PM »
Scott in FW - looks like a Cooper's Hawk..which are very similar to a Sharp-shinned except a few attributes such as a squared off tail which I'm unable to tell in this shot.  The Sharpie's have a black marking over the eye sometimes as well as their calls are higher in pith than a Cooper's.  That being said, I'd lean on a Cooper's.

Don - Love the Snowy Owl shots - truly excellent for the gear you had handy..most enjoyable

Dolina - nice work on the The Brown Shrike photo..the chest markings look most similar to that of a Nutmeg Mannikin (not native for us - Asian bird).  Here in the US we get only the Loggerhead (aka the Butcher Bird) and the Northern Shrikes.

Here's a male (red shaft) Northern Flicker shot here in southern Cal today at the tail end of dusk at 12,800 ISO with a 400mm and a 5D Mark 3 hand held


Northern Flicker (12256) by Revup67, on Flickr


That's a phenomenal shot for ISO 12800. Clear and sharp. Good pose on the bird, too! :-)



+1....wow, ISO 12800.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 24, 2013, 01:23:39 PM »
A Quick heron shot.

Really nice. Beautiful bird and sharp. Great composition and lovely reflection.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 24, 2013, 01:21:15 PM »
After 4 hours of shoveling snow, I went for a walk... I spotted this Snowy Owl on top of a hydro pole... the only lens I had with me was a 70-200, but in spite of the short reach it came out ok.... (Image is heavily cropped)  Santa, I could use a 600F4 this year.... I've been very good :)


Beautiful bird. Nice shot Don.

+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 24, 2013, 02:39:38 AM »
Yesterday, a rival tried to intrude on Harry's feeding grounds and he chased the newcomer off. I was lucky and caught some of the action with the 5D3 and 100-400L. 


2 Rival Night Herons Fighting by EricJ777, on Flickr


2 Rival Night Herons Fighting by EricJ777, on Flickr


2 Rival Night Herons Fighting by EricJ777, on Flickr


2 Rival Night Herons Fighting by EricJ777, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d mk III, the honeymoon is over
« on: December 23, 2013, 12:25:51 PM »
Unfortunately, $h!t happens. Frequently, expensive $$$hit.  If your wife needed medical care, would you take her to the local clinic (the one that already misdiagnosed her once), or to the research hospital in the city?   "Your other girlfriend" is sick, send her to Canon ASAP.

+1

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