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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.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d9_1384414331

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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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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Tripod heads?
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:21:44 PM »
I had Gitzo heads (still have actually, because nobody wants to buy them), but gave up. Replaced them with RRS and the only thing that irritates me is that I didnĀ“t buy the right thing in the first place.

Indeed.  I have two ballheads, a monopod head, and a gimbal head from RRS, and all are top notch.  As for RRS being conservative in their support ratings, this is their TQC-14 travel tripod, which is rated at 25 lbs.



I don't know how much RRS owner Joe (pictured above) weighs, but I'm 180 lbs and couldn't resist trying that when I got my TQC-14.  There was a little flex in the legs, but only a little (nd those legs are far less robust than those on my TVC-33).

That's pretty convincing. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 14, 2013, 04:05:23 AM »
FinnishAmateur, I love that shot.  Welcome.

Jack

+1...very nice photo!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 14, 2013, 04:03:45 AM »
This big boy liked to be had fed. A favorite treat was leftover biscuits.

Isn't that dangerous? Also, don't make eye contact! ;D
He was raised from a calf and was a big gentle pet for those that knew him. Unfortunately he died of a disease caused by parasites in the liver. He would come when called expecting a hand out.

Now I understand. Sorry that you lost your friend.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:11:53 AM »
This big boy liked to be had fed. A favorite treat was leftover biscuits.

Isn't that dangerous? Also, don't make eye contact! ;D

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:10:08 AM »

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:57:09 AM »
On my recent trip to SF, I went to the SF Flower Conservatory for some orchid shots and they were having a butterfly display. Much easier than doing it in the wild.
5D3, 70-200f2.8Lii @ 190mm, 1/160s, f/9, ISO 2500, handheld ambient light.


C69A1140-dpp-c by EricJ777, on Flickr

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:39:20 AM »
Thought the Goldish color was interesting in this little guy...

1/640 sec
ISO 1250
f/10
100-400mm

Very nice, Ken. The green really compliments the butterfly's gold and brown colors.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:35:33 AM »
Eye of the...
Well, Alligator!  ;D

There is something eerie about the reptilian eye.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:33:36 AM »
As Don would say, just another Heron...  :)
GBH...
1/200s
ISO 800
f/13
350mm

Ken...I love that shot. Perfect composition, beautiful bird with a nice pose, lovely colors and great bokeh. Great job!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:31:14 AM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.

Those are simply fantastic! I like #'s 1 and 3 the best.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:23:12 AM »
Snow leopard, 5D3, 100-400L @ 400mm, handheld, ambient light, ISO 2000. Through a wire fence at the San Francisco zoo.


C69A0974-dpp-c by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:16:30 AM »
smallfries and steven kessel,
Beautiful dragonfly shots. I remember that Krob recently posted a pink colored dragonfly photo. Now I've seen two. :)

That makes two of us!  ;)

Hi Krob,
You posted a reply to steven kessel while I was typing my reply. You were faster on the draw. ;D

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