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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:37:24 AM »
Lorakeet - Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach

5DMKIII - 70-200 2.8L II

Beautiful colored bird. Nice shot.

+1...lovely!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:33:02 AM »
Edward,

Wow! Whether above or below water, your photos are always amazing. 8)

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:28:53 AM »
Sunset from my yard yesterday. 5D3, 70-200L2.8ii


C69A2646-dpp by EricJ777, on Flickr


C69A2648-dpp by EricJ777, on Flickr


C69A2647-dpp by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:53:46 AM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.

Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:



Great shot!

In India there is a common insult dished out with the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe", the literal translation of which works out to "Owl's disciple". Owls are considered pretty dumb birds and the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe" is used to call someone an "Idiot". Most average Indians use this phrase a fair few times in a day!

Very few Indians can look at an owl shot without a chuckle.   

Cheers ... J.R.


In parts of the western world, owls are considered wise (even though they are not).
"The origin of the wise owl dates all the way back to Greek mythology. The owl represents Athena who was the goddess of wisdom."-source: Yahoo voices, Rachel Ellis, Yahoo Contributor Network

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:47:04 AM »
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Looks natural to me. I don't think I would have guessed HDR. Wish we had pretty fall colors like that here in Hawaii (leaves are either green or dead brown).

But on the other hand, in January you'll be Hawaii - and I'll be in Michigan looking at snow and bare trees, and freezing!

Good point ;D

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Lenses / Re: Handheld vs. tripod with the Great Whites
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:06:04 PM »
Cheetah IS....now that's something I never thought I would ever see ;D

That's it !!, Cheetah IS, and for all those Canon Knockers saying Canon are no longer being innovative, Canon have brought "Cheetah IS" to the Market first, Take that Nikon !!! & Sony to.

 :) :D ;D

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:02:02 PM »
Here's a recent fall landscape shot with my 6D and the 24-105mm lens. I gave it an HDR treatment to bring out the colors - hopefully it's not too over-the-top!

Looks natural to me. I don't think I would have guessed HDR. Wish we had pretty fall colors like that here in Hawaii (leaves are either green or dead brown).

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:55:15 PM »
And here's another Barred Owl - again at a bird rehabilitation center, although a different one from my earlier shots.

Well done, Pugshot. Sharp with nice bokeh and the red berries really makes it interesting with more color.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:53:02 PM »
@mackguyver:  if you want to see a great in-the-wild owl shot, check this out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edpost/10752117233/#in/photostream/

The photographer, Ed Post, has many other great bird shots, but the owl shot is incredible!


Wow! That is impressive. I wouldn't want to be a mouse in that scene.

I really admire those lucky souls who have the opportunity and stamina to trek around the world into the wild and take such amazing nature shots. I will have to be content to see it through their lens except for an occasional trip to a zoo. :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:41:34 PM »

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:38:52 PM »

Epic by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Very nice, Dustin. Beautiful clouds and sunset. What is that bluish-green aquamarine ;) stuff in the foreground?

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Lenses / Re: Handheld vs. tripod with the Great Whites
« on: November 14, 2013, 07:51:21 PM »
Hi Eldar, I like it, simple, in expensive.

There are a few products out there such as the Fly Cam, Steady Cam etc, mostly made for Video use, but also mostly entailing a hinge vest and arm arrangement.

As you mentioned, the 200-400f/4 brings a few small issues to the Party now, when hand holding it's a bit of a task operating the Zoom and Converter as well as the Camera, maybe we are looking at it from the wrong perspective.

Perhaps we should be looking at stabilising the Subject ??

LOL....Cheetah IS....now that's something I never thought I would ever see ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:44:53 PM »
Anyone see that video of the photog butting heads with an aggressive male elk for 7 minutes in Oct 2013 in the Smokey Mountains Park? I was worried about him, but it turns out OK. Scarey :o

Here is a link to the video.
Small | Large

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:41:35 PM »

Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great picture mackguyver. Well done.

+1...in the wild, too ;)

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