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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 06, 2013, 12:29:50 AM »
Beautiful waterscapes everyone. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 05:29:18 PM »
...I think they now recognize me from my Harry bird partnership, since now when they see me, a crowd forms and they start booing and shouting obscenities at me. ;D

lol  ;D ... Go get your heron friend.  ;)

"I'll be back" ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 05:05:41 PM »
Hey Serendipidy,
Must be an awful lot of fish where you are too.  Any worth photographing?

Jack

The canal/ditch water is stagnant, brackish and murky. Sometimes it smells bad and some fish die. The tilapia are the only fish I see and they are often at the surface gulping air. There are hundreds and hundreds (maybe even thousands) of them. At the slightest movement, they all dive and disappear in a split second and you can no longer see them. This is a survival tactic since the herons here swoop down and grab the slow ones (usually at night).

Here are a few shots I just took in my yard to illustrate the fish density. I think they now recognize me from my Harry bird partnership, since now when they see me, a crowd forms and they start booing and shouting obscenities at me. ;D


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:29:10 PM »
Hey Serendipidy, it seems some folk on other forum threads don't have a sense of humour or humor!  ;D

Jack

Hi Jack. Loved your waterscape photo. Some people don't appreciate a good amphibian when they see one. ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:27:32 PM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
7D, 100-400L, f/7.1, ISO 320, handheld


Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)
+1

Serendipity, I have a couple of questions:
  • I thought you got a 5D3 didn't you? I see that these are shot with your 7D. Have you tried shooting the heron with the 5D3?
  • What is the heron's name? If he does not have one, may I suggest you call him TT. Tilapia Terminator! ;)

Thanks, rpt.

I bought the 5D3 2 weeks ago. Tried it out for 1 week (see my 5D3 Heron shots on page 162 from Aug 25 of this thread). Since I don't know how to really do AFMA or see if a camera or lens is good, I took it to the Canon Service center with my 11 month old 70-200L II (still under warranty), and they sent them off to CA, USA for calibration. Said it would take 10 business days, so I'm anxiously awaiting their return (soon, I hope).

LOL..good suggestion for a name for the heron. Could call him 'Arnold" for short. My wife asked me his name and all I could come up with was Harry the Heron.  ;D
If you are going to invest in software for AFMA, FoCal is good. I use it. If not, neuro has shared a link on this forum a number of times. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Photography-Tips/AF-Microadjustment-Tips.aspx.

I was thinking about getting Reikan FoCal in the not too distant future.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:25:24 PM »
Here's a few of "TT or Arnold or Harry the Heron" from today.

7D, 100-400L

lol  ;D I like Harry the Heron better  :)

Very nice shots Serendipidy. Those are great close-up.

Thanks, Click. I just push the shutter button. That silly bird does most of the work. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:22:53 PM »


Great shot. I especially like this one. Well done.
This is a classic chauncey picture. He has done these before. He usually has more in the frame. Lovely picture. Actually I like all of them. The cormorant on the swan's back is classic!

+1...gorgeous, almost dream like.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:14:10 PM »
Lovely shots Paul. The last one is stunning. Reminds me of my sailing days out of Largs.

+1....Beautiful. I like your's also, Sporgon.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:10:18 AM »
Not wanting to be outdone here's my waterscape from today.  ;)

Jack

This probably fits better in one of the wildlife threads (as it is not really a waterscape). ;)

Jack,

I guess he toad you off...so just frogetaboutit ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:54:36 AM »
Here's a few of "TT or Arnold or Harry the Heron" from today.

7D, 100-400L

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:48:35 AM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
7D, 100-400L, f/7.1, ISO 320, handheld


Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)
+1

Serendipity, I have a couple of questions:
  • I thought you got a 5D3 didn't you? I see that these are shot with your 7D. Have you tried shooting the heron with the 5D3?
  • What is the heron's name? If he does not have one, may I suggest you call him TT. Tilapia Terminator! ;)

Thanks, rpt.

I bought the 5D3 2 weeks ago. Tried it out for 1 week (see my 5D3 Heron shots on page 162 from Aug 25 of this thread). Since I don't know how to really do AFMA or see if a camera or lens is good, I took it to the Canon Service center with my 11 month old 70-200L II (still under warranty), and they sent them off to CA, USA for calibration. Said it would take 10 business days, so I'm anxiously awaiting their return (soon, I hope).

LOL..good suggestion for a name for the heron. Could call him 'Arnold" for short. My wife asked me his name and all I could come up with was Harry the Heron.  ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:25:40 AM »
Great shots. I especially like the Osprey. Well done!

+1...love all 3 shots!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« on: September 04, 2013, 06:04:47 PM »
Will someone please tell me that this is all in my imagination and that I haven't made a terrible mistake.

It's all in your imagination and you haven't made a terrible mistake.   :)
LOL...+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 04, 2013, 01:57:32 AM »
Hey Serendipidy, I hope your heron friend doesn't leave you!  It'd be worse than a divorce or death in the family.  :) I know how addicted to the pond I've become this summer and everything changes around here late October!  Then there is almost nothing. :(  Well not quite, there are always chickadees and nuthatches and woodpeckers but you freeze your fingers shooting.

You must have the world record for the best BCNHeron photos.  Must be an awful lot of fish where you are too.  Any worth photographing?  Jumping fish??

Jack

Thanks Jack. Here, we only have 2 seasons....raining and not raining. ;D

My house is on a drainage ditch which is usually about 2-3 feet deep and 15 feet wide. It is brackish since it eventually drains into a small lake and finally, the ocean. In the ditch, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of various sized Tilapia. I rarely see them jump (and could never get a photo of that) except when a larger fish, such as a barracuda (some live in the lake), is after them. The water is usually very murky and often also smells bad from decaying vegetation and all the fish pooping or dying.

On one of the clearer days, I will post a photo of the fish schools in the ditch.

I do not miss the cold winters of the central N. American continent.

Cheers

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 04, 2013, 12:02:04 AM »
The big stabbed fish who escaped and some of the "pirate" ducks

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