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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 07, 2013, 02:35:40 AM »
One more from today

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 07, 2013, 01:42:54 AM »
Practicing BIF shots with my heron friend today (even though the background shows a construction site, he is not a crane ;D). Most of the shots were really bad ( I still have a long way to go) so these are the best of the lot. Suggestions/comments welcome. 7D/ 70-200L f/2.8 II.

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Lenses / Re: Why Does the 100-400L Sell So Well Still ?
« on: June 06, 2013, 06:54:35 PM »
And that is only slightly less likely than seeing pigs flying over snowbanks in hell. 
Mmmmmmmmm, barbecue!!!!
And ice cold drinks, too ;D

C'mon people, it's hell. You're making it sound fun and all, but realize that as you're ferried across the Styx, you'll be issued a Nikon D3200...with an AF kit lens (not AF-S), the DR crippled so it's worse than any Canon sensor, and locked in Small JPG mode.


What?! No Canon...I'm not going! :o

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Lenses / Re: Is the 16-35 L II worth its price?
« on: June 06, 2013, 05:18:11 PM »
I've used my 16-35IIL so much, it's one of my heavy use lenses. It's the only lens I've ever had to replace the front element on. I've had a number of ultra wides over the years and the 16-35IIL is the best of the lot. While it's not a modern lens and could do with some serious upgrading, it's still the most versatile ultra wide available on the Canon mount.
Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4 dii. A sharp lens, but flare control was apalling and the distortion was the worst I've ever seen in a lens.
Sigma 12-24 HSM, an odd lens. Hard to put filters and mine has awful corners with any aperture bigger than f11....but that angle of view is amazing and it's the most corrected lens for angular distortion I've ever seen.
Canon 17-40L, it's a lovely lens. Relativly cheap, sharp enough and very versatile. I only sold mine because I needed the f2.8 aperture.
Canon ef 16-35IIL, while far from perfect it's the most versatile ultra wide lens there is. Great colours and contrast, nice sunstars, epic build.
Once upon a time ultra wides were the re-mit of pro photographers and considered a niche lens. These days, everyone's got one...but one questions why? Many sit on shelves gathering dust because the 24mm end on most zooms is usually wide enough for most uses. I think this lens get a lot of unfair critisim. My advise is to stop looking for optical perfection and get out there and use it.










Simply gorgeous! :)

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Lenses / Re: Why Does the 100-400L Sell So Well Still ?
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:01:11 PM »
because its an awesome lens.  sure, compared to some other lenses out there it doesn't compare.  however, for the price - its hard to beat.

Here are a few shots i got of an osprey less than two weeks ago.

Really nice. I like #2 the most :)

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Lenses / Re: Why Does the 100-400L Sell So Well Still ?
« on: June 06, 2013, 03:25:06 PM »
And that is only slightly less likely than seeing pigs flying over snowbanks in hell. 

Mmmmmmmmm, barbecue!!!!

And ice cold drinks, too ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 06, 2013, 03:36:07 AM »
a few taken today...7D, 100-400L

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 05, 2013, 09:28:17 PM »
Black-capped Chickadee

Beautiful shot. Nicely done.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:47:31 AM »
Snowy Browed Flycatcher

MALE


FEMALE


Absolutely gorgeous!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 04, 2013, 05:19:26 AM »
Komodo National Park, Indonesia.

5DMK II 100f/2.8 L IS Macro, Shot @ f/22 & 1/60th ISO160

Seacam Housing, 2 x Seacam 150 Strobes.

Fantastic...ROTFL ;D

edit- or maybe could also be Statler and Waldorf, the 2 old men on the Muppets ;)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:51:57 PM »
1Dx
600mm

Very nice, Gary. Great capture. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:13:52 AM »
A few from today...still working on learning BIF (a couple from many other failed attempts).

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:33:52 PM »
More Loriketts

Those little guys are so colorful. Nice work. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:32:50 PM »
Hiked to a remote point - captured an amazing range of birds. Here are two.
Martha's Vineyard -  60D with a 100-400mm
American Oystercatcher and a Black Skimmer.  ( the Skimmer breeding range is expanding Northward it seems.)
Nice pic's. The Skimmer in flight looks great :)

+1 :)

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