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


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

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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.

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

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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.


+1
Well said!


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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?

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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!

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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...

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Animal Kingdom / Re: Ashy Thrush (Geokichla cinerea)
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:39:55 PM »
I am jealous for all the great birds you get to see. Much more boring fauna where I live...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Butterflies in the Desert
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:38:26 PM »
Great work indeed.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Elk vs. Photographer
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:37:32 PM »
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

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Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2013, 02:53:30 PM »
+1 for Eldar  :)

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