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EOS-M / Re: Why do I keep my Eos M?
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:14:25 PM »
I've occasionally used it as a small walk-around- but usually in full auto mode (especially when the gf uses it).
The only other reason I keep it is for "digiscoping"- I got an adapter that lets you sit the camera on the eyepiece of a scope for taking photos of birds. The small size is really nice for this. I don't do this very often but I like the option.

That, and I figure there's pretty low chance of being able to sell it now. Might as well keep it.

GrassyPronghorn1  on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2014, 02:52:35 PM »
please help me identify this guy or girl, I think this is a vermilion flycatcher, female, in Galapagos islands, march

I googled "Galapagos flycatchers" and there is actually a Myarchus flycatcher called the Galapagos flycatcher! Might be it.

Jealous of your trip! nice shots.

Caribou, North slope, Alaska
Toolik Caribou in Snow fs 1805  on Flickr

Pronghorn, Wyoming
run run run pronghorns 1523  on Flickr

Am I doing this right?
pronghorns in background 1524  on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 25, 2014, 03:41:07 PM »

A few from mid-day yesterday. Crappy lighting. Most of these are pretty heavily cropped.

Cedar Waxwing, Arboretum 10-23-2014 1886 on Flickr

Oregon Dark-eyed Junco, Arboretum 10-23-2014 1885 on Flickr

Green Heron, Arboretum 10-23-2014 1883  on Flickr

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600mm availability
« on: October 22, 2014, 12:03:08 AM »
Mine took late June -> late September, also from B&H.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: October 21, 2014, 04:14:34 PM »
Thanks Everyone! If you say nice things you might get more foxes.

Toolik-Red-Fox  1724  on Flickr

Toolik-Foxes-fs 1781  on Flickr

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 21, 2014, 01:47:01 AM »
Thanks everyone!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 21, 2014, 01:42:37 AM »

Some hand-helds with a 6D. The first has some sharpening in post, but the 2nd and 3rd are un-sharpened. The first and third are somewhere between 50 and 100% crop.

Sharp-shinned-Hawk 1880  on Flickr

RB Nuthatch1 1830  on Flickr

Juvie Cedar Waxwing 1833  on Flickr

IS is pretty good, because this sucker is LONG at 600mm. I ended up ordering a 400L while waiting for the Tamron to be delivered, and I think I'm going to sell the 400L and keep the Tamron.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:20:35 PM »
I got a 6D over the summer but still haven't really gotten used to it. If anything the AF seems a little slower/worse than the 60D, but the difference isn't that big. It pairs so well with the 70-300L though.

Toolik-Foxes-fs 1770  on Flickr

Toolik Ptarmigan in Snow fs 1803  on Flickr

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:06:16 PM »
The 10-18 seems like it might be a good match (if you already have an EF/EF-S ->M adapter).  Getting good reviews and pretty small. Any reason not to go this route?

I just got a 6D, kept my 60D as a backup/beater camera, so the M is relegated to times I'm bringing some sort of backpack or shoulder bag while playing tourist but not so much that I'm bringing one of the bigger cameras. Debating whether to invest in a wide-angle (trip to Italy coming up), or pare back even more and spend the money on something like an RX100iii that takes great photos but is more limited in focal length. 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is spectacular- tough to photograph (at least for me) but worth a stop. If you make it to northwestern Colorado, Dinosaur National Mnt and Flaming Gorge are also great.

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