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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:01:41 PM »

+1
I almost never have a level horizon. Usually always off about 1 degree (usually must rotate counterclockwise to correct). I have pondered this and some thoughts:
1) my head or eyes or brain is tilted
2) I rotate the camera slightly when I press the shutter
3) maybe the sensor is rotated slightly in relation to the viewfinder
4) you just can't consistently be perfect

It cannot possibly be number 4. And it therefore cannot be 1 or 2 either.

This means the reason must be number 3.  ;D

What perfect logic. ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 03, 2014, 03:58:58 PM »
serendipidy, how cool - I saw the same kind of thing back in the summer of '12 - they're vicious little fighters, aren't they?:


Nice capture.
Yes, I was surprised how they went at each other with their big feet and claws.
Kind of humorous to watch. ;D

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 03, 2014, 03:47:18 PM »

Nicely done Sporgon...sometimes the horizon can be tricky can't it?


Thanks Northstar. Yes it can, in fact I have an alarming inability to hold the camera level. I think it's probably because I tend to look through the camera with my head tilted to one side. I normally have to rotate my images anti clockwise, and it's surprising just how much image area you loose if you have to rotate even 1 degree.

+1
I almost never have a level horizon. Usually always off about 1 degree (usually must rotate counterclockwise to correct). I have pondered this and some thoughts:
1) my head or eyes or brain is tilted
2) I rotate the camera slightly when I press the shutter
3) maybe the sensor is rotated slightly in relation to the viewfinder
4) you just can't consistently be perfect

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 03, 2014, 05:06:14 AM »
These 2 moorhens got into a big fight several days ago. I think it was over a female. ;D


Moorhens Kickboxing by EricJ777, on Flickr


Moorhens Kickboxing by EricJ777, on Flickr


Moorhens Kickboxing by EricJ777, on Flickr


Moorhens Kickboxing by EricJ777, on Flickr


Moorhens Kickboxing by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:56:44 AM »

Awesome shot - I can't believe you were so close.  All of the night herons I've run into are really shy.
Not if it is serendipity's heron Harry  ;)
Anyway, lovely shot willhunt. You should put a copyright notice on your pictures.

LOL. Speaking of Harry, here are a few shots of him swallowing a Tilapia I helped him catch several days ago.


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr

rpt...What are the advantages of putting a copyright notice on your photos? And how do you do it?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:47:53 AM »


Really great Heron photo. Nice work. If he hangs around, he'll need a name.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:45:42 AM »
Steven, mackguyver, great shots guys. Well done

+1

The awesome photos posted here always amaze and inspire.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 02, 2014, 04:26:12 AM »
Taking a stroll

EF400 f2.8 IS

Take it easy big fella!  Nice shot.

+1...nice kitty ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 02, 2014, 04:25:10 AM »
Lovely shots Dylan!

Happy new year to all.

+1

Yes, Happy New Year everyone. :)

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Photography Technique / Re: Great Article from Canon USA., PRO Product Team
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:56:10 AM »
Thanks for sharing Mr Surapon.

Happy New Year.

+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:40:37 AM »

Female Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) by alabang, on Flickr

The Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) is a small passerine bird found  ranging from West and Central Asia to South and Southeast Asia. About  sixteen subspecies are recognized through its wide range with many  island forms. It is a familiar bird of countryside and open scrub or  grassland where it is found perched at the top of short thorn trees or  other shrubs, looking out for insect prey. They pick up insects mainly  from the ground, and were, like other chats, placed in the thrush family  Turdidae, but are now considered as Old World flycatchers.

They nest in cavities in stone walls or in holes in an embankment,  lining the nest with grass and animal hair. The males are black with  white shoulder and vent patches whose extent varies among populations.  Females are predominantly brownish while juveniles are speckled.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Bush_Chat

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 500mm

Notes: Framed as is, no crop & handheld

Beautiful capture, dolina. Well done.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:36:47 AM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 28, 2013, 07:11:36 PM »
I went for a walk today, with the intent of taking pictures of snow-laden trees so I brought along a wide angle zoom and some pumpkinseeds to snack on.  I stopped to take pictures and pulled out my bag of seeds for a quick snack and  had a few chickadees show up.

normally I would laugh at the idea of songbird photography at 40mm.... But with these birds there was no problem getting close enough....
Cool! I have never experienced anything like that :)

Remarkable.
Don is the bird whisperer. :)

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Lenses / Re: EF 400mm f/5.6L IS on the Way?
« on: December 28, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »
The current 400/5.6 prime is already optically better than the 70-200/2.8L IS II + 2x TC, and the bare zoom is better than the bare 200/2.8 prime.

Which is why there's no need for a 400/5.6L IS if the 100-400L is replaced.  The version II will very likely be better optically than the current 400/5.6L, have IS, focus just as well if not better, have better MFD and be able to zoom out as a bonus.  Sure it will be expensive but who thinks a 400/5.6L II will come in under $2,500?  The zoom will sell more and therefore benefit more from the cost reduction you get from volume production.

I don't disagree, at least from the consumer's perspective.  The zoom would be more popular.   As I stated, from a business perspective, the current 100-400L sells well...very well!  By some reports, Canon sells more 100-400's than 70-300L's, despite the latter being newer and sharper.  If Canon has both a new 100-400 and a 400/5.6 designed and production-ready, it might make business sense to release the new prime first, wait a couple of years, then release the new zoom.

I'm an old man...I don't know if I can wait that long ;D

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 28, 2013, 07:06:35 PM »
Coming from a T3i, I was pleased with everything the 6D has to offer and I didn't really miss the 5dIII's AF system.

Lovely shots.

Welcome to CR  :)

+1 8)

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