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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:09:08 PM »
Some taken this afternoon in my yard of Japanese White-eyes (Mejiro). 5D3, 100-400L.
Lovely shots.  Excellent focus on the birds!  What were your settings?

Thanks CT John. All were handheld and using only ambient light while I stood on a ladder next to the tree (honey bees buzzing all around the flowering tree).
All were AE priority, f/5.6, 400mm (all heavily cropped and some PP in DPP), auto WB, auto ISO ( 1st 2 were 640 and last 2 were 320 ISO), spot AF one shot, TV was 1/400s for #2 and rest were 1/320s.

If you click on the photo, it takes you to my Flickr. There at the bottom on the extreme right lower side is 3 little dots together. If you click on the 3 dots, a menu pops up and the bottom item is "show EXIF data". Click on that and it lists all the EXIF.

I like your Kauai wild fowl photo. They are so colorful.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:21:46 PM »
This is disgusting.  People taking pictures of beautiful songbirds and here I sit in Alberta with 10" of snow and -25C.  It is sunny though and I do at least have Chickadees that visit me ;) 

Jack
That's some cold weather for November!  I won't give you the details of my weather in Florida - instead I'll post a bird that makes my climate seem cold - with the caveat that it was captive (and I should get rid of that distracting bokeh spot):


mackguyver,

Beautiful colors and nice sharp focus on the eye.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Fun with cameras
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:17:06 PM »
Guy in 2 has mental health problems.
That's a cruel assessment of one of our more prominent members...........   :'(

Very true.  The Guy in 2 doesn't have mental health problems.  He is clearly the best photographer ever.

+1...and look how happy he is too! ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:07:38 PM »
All of these beautiful and intersting birds.  How about some love for poultry?!?

Yummy ;D  Nice photo 8)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:43:47 AM »
Some taken this afternoon in my yard of Japanese White-eyes (Mejiro). 5D3, 100-400L.


C69A2827-dpp-c by EricJ777, on Flickr


C69A2804-dpp-c by EricJ777, on Flickr


C69A2777-dpp-c by EricJ777, on Flickr


C69A2745-dpp-c by EricJ777, on Flickr

There are some more on my Flickr page (just click on one of the posted photos to take you there).
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy them. :)

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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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