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Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds on 100-400L with 70D
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:51:00 AM »
I have always loved the 100-400L. It used to be my most used lens.

I posted some older pictures (with a 30D) here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12203.msg339490#msg339490

Since I upgraded to ff I bought many extra lenses, so I use it less often. Here a more recent one from a finch taken in Madeira in a rainy semi-cave with a waterfall (not much light there). I chose to bring the 100-400 over the 70-200 2.8 on that trip as I wanted to travel light yet remain versatile. No regrets.

5D3, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/320. ISO 3200, handheld, uncropped (near minimum focus distance)

IMG_0783 by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:41:13 AM »
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

All from my good old 30D (I upgraded for that vacation from the 10D) and 100-400L (which I still own).

2 Lions, Masai Mara: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped

2 Lions, Masai Mara by Vossie_NL, on Flickr\

Unknown bird of prey, Serengeti: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 330mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 640, handheld, uncropped

Bird of prey, Serengeti by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Impala, Serengeti: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 330mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped

Impala, Serengeti by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Liones, Serengeti: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 330mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 200, handheld, uncropped

Liones, Serengeti by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Kingfisher, Lake Natron: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped (taken at minimum focus distance!)

Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Lake Natron by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Lilac-Breasted Roller, Tarangire: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/11, 1/160, ISO 100, handheld, uncropped

IMG_3823 by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Elephant, Tarangire, EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped

IMG_3937 by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Red Colobus Monkey, Jozani Forest (Zanzibar), EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO 320, handheld, uncropped (taken at minimum focus distance!)

IMG_4377 by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:15:42 AM »
Last summer rented the 600 f/4 II for a weekend to capture kingfishers at the "Oostvaardersplassen" in The Netherlands. I got quite lucky.

5D3, 600 f/4 L II + 1.4x III, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 1250. I did not use a tripod but was sitting on my knees with a fallen tree as support. The image is uncropped. The amount of detail that this lens can resolve (look at the feathers and water droplets at full res) is amazing.

IMG_3067 by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:04:47 AM »
2 from Cascata delle Marmore in Italy

5D3, 24-70 2.8 II, f/11, 1/200, ISO 200, uncropped

IMG_4797 by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

5D3, 135L, f/2.8, 1/8000, ISO 400, uncropped

IMG_4849i by Vossie_NL, on Flickr

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: November 24, 2013, 05:15:09 AM »
Ondrea by Jesse Herzog, on Flickr

Cool shot. Cool pose. I really love these hay rolls.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« on: November 24, 2013, 05:09:09 AM »
Here's a recent one I took with this lens @ f/2 on a trip to Kyoto.

Very nice shot. Will do well as an enlargement on your wall.

Camera Body Gallery / Re: Axalp 2013 with EOS 1Dx
« on: November 24, 2013, 04:57:00 AM »
Great shots!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Elk vs. Photographer
« on: November 24, 2013, 04:45:00 AM »
I saw this story on fstoppers. Apparently the elk eventually had to be brought down by rangers as it had lost its fear of humans. So quite a sad ending to this story.

Here is the link to the fstoppers coverage: http://fstoppers.com/photographer-has-a-close-encounter-with-an-elk

This is ridiculous!!! Whoever made such decision of killing the animal reminds me of the crudity of the us government in which it represents

Well, there is cruelty, and there is necessity. I am not sure I'd consider this cruel. I've been in fairly close proximity to bull elk before...not exactly by choice, but they didn't seem to like it either because they still feared humans. You have to understand, these animals are HUGE. They can be much larger than the one in this video, and extremely powerful. An elk that has lost its fear of humans can be of significant danger...to be frank, I am quite surprised at how benign  this "attack" was...the guy could have, and should have, been shredded and trampled. (Why he kept clicking away with his camera is beyond me...I'd have been as silent as a mouse.)

If they did not put it down...what are the chances it would have ended up getting killed by a car, or had a more deadly encounter with a human being? Certainly higher than normal, and if it killed a human? Is the death of a human not more meaningful than the death of a single animal (one which is otherwise supremely protected in the US as it is)?

Finally, putting down a rogue animal like this, while certainly sad and not something you want to see, pales in comparison to the kinds of atrocities of sport shooting of lions, rhino, and other truly beautiful creatures that occurs in Africa by wealthy individuals from all over the world, or when thousands of animals are killed for no other reason than for the pure pleasure of it by 'guerrilla' troops in various African countries, the senseless killing of tigers in China, the near decimation of forest elephants again in Africa, the decimation of silverback guerrilla jungle habitat (again, in AFRICA), etc. If you want to get on a cause for preserving animals, just check out Africa. There are true, senseless atrocities against wild animals there that are decimating animal populations, and that nothing done in the united states for decades comes close to.

Well said!

Macro / Re: Autumn Gilt
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:55:12 PM »
Good plasticity and colors. This will work well on large canvas without distracting.

Did you do special things to get this lighting?

Landscape / Re: Lonely Walks
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:52:11 PM »
I like the original better. The person is much smaller in that picture and therefore the feeling of being lost is more pronounced in the original. Well that is the feeling that the image calls upon me at least.

Great pic juga!

Landscape / Re: Tree - 7 shot vertical stitch
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:48:40 PM »
Auch. This hurts my eyes. Contrast and color much too harsch for my taste. Sorry...

Street & City / Re: Street - Bangla Town East London
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:46:09 PM »
The color pics are way too harsh in their contrast and saturation. This gives an unnatural look. The b/w can take that harshness better.

Portrait / Re: Great Smile
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:44:25 PM »
The contrast it too high for my taste. It does not do the subjects much good.

Portrait / Re: Couple shots of my children
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:43:01 PM »
Nice snapshots.

Abstract / Re: Bring Me Home
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:41:36 PM »
Good sense of humor in this pic. I like it.

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