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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:21:45 PM »
Canon7D with f/2.8 300mm II + 2xTC, iso 400, 1/320 - 1/500  f/5.6

These are at the limits of resolution as the kingfisher was quite far away. I was hand holding the light combo with the 300mm + 2xTC. The kingfisher hovered with head dead still, dived and came up with his catch.
That first image is really cool Alan!  8)  For just a split second, I thought you had a hummer there!  Nice job!  Hard to catch these fast as rocket little guys!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:18:34 PM »
African Pink Backed Pelican

Rebel
f/5.6
1/250
iso 200
Cool, haven't seen them before!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:17:53 PM »
Cattle Egret

Rebel
f/5
1/250
iso 800
Cool image... He seems to be very intense... Too bad so dark out at that time or heavy shade, sunlight would have lit up his coloring really nice.  I do like his interesting pose!  Nice image Renegade!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:14:36 PM »
Hi guys,

Took this picture of a crow a few months ago. Would love some feed back!


Nakano Crow by meronpanichiban, on Flickr
I agree with Rev on this one Meadow... Unless you can bring out some more of the details under his breast level in post, color may have been better.  More contrast between the background and the subject may have helped him pop a little, but the background seems a little too much and not enough to me to be able to get a good B&W on this one...

Great attempt!  His/her pose was really kind of cool.  I like birds with expressions!  Cheers!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:11:57 PM »
revup67,

Absolutely gorgeous shots. Your quest for the Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot reminded me of a movie I watched last week... ;)
+1 Way to go Rev!  Your description reminded me of this movie too!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:06:32 PM »
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revup67,
Absolutely gorgeous shots. Your quest for the Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot reminded me of a movie I watched last week... ;)

Thanks so much for the kind words !  it was well worth the 45 minute journey..can't wait to return there. Thinking about now buying a tent again, well almost :)

Here's that same Kestrel as a BIF


American Kestrel by Revup67, on Flickr
Great job on the American Kestral Rev!  Man they fly fast and are hard to catch on the fly... Congrats!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 12:42:12 PM »
It was kind of irritating that they didn't throw in an OEM grip or a new sling instead of the Canon strap... I kind of wanted them to throw in the new 600 RT speedlite too, but they would have no part of it...  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 12:39:27 PM »
 ::) Do it and like it!  8)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 12:38:44 PM »
 >:( I don't like the prices either. >:(

 :-\But I don't like being without a 5D Mark III even more... :-\

 ;DFound the best deal I could, ordered my Camera.  Get's here in a couple days, I already forgot how much I paid, I just can't wait to put it in my hands! ;D

 8)Just get what you want and don't look back!  I paid too much for dinner last night too, but man it was good! 8)

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Canon General / Re: necessity of photography school
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:13:15 AM »
A few photography school related questions.

for those who went to school, do you feel like you learned a great amount, or was it more of a business decision to have a diploma.

And from 1 to 10, where would you say you were at before and then after 1 = not knowing you can take off the lens on a slr.  10 = Neuroanatomist

And lastly, could you have learned the same from the internet and experienced friends?
The more you learn, the better equipped you can be!  Then again, there is the "School of Hard Clicks", which has worked out well for many!  School may take some time off the learning curve though!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:09:07 AM »
Congratulations on the keeper; your wife.
Oh and you'll love the camera, simply awesome! Get started reading about the functions and the manual on the Internet, lots of neato burrito stuff. :)
Advance reading of manual on the internet, Excellent idea!!  I'll have to do the same thing, my new 5D Mark III just shipped this morning!! My Christmas starts on Saturday!!   ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:07:12 AM »
 :) :D ;D :P  Congratuations!! 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:27:42 PM »
My 2499$ 5D3 package just came in. It has everything as promised and is in perfect condition. (Of course no 24-105L)

Great deal but took nearly 3 weeks to arrive.  :P
Sweeeet!!  Very nice Ramon, I finally now have FF envy! :P

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Lighting / Re: 580ex II advice
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:25:16 PM »
Post-purchase dissonance is normal. We all suffer from it from time to time, usually just after we've spent a chunk of change whilst knowing that there is a slightly better (perhaps marginally superior) model a bit further up the product line.

Two things I will say though: (i) usually it is better to get the latest model, and pony-up the extra cash (after a few months or even years it will seem worth it), and (ii) the additional features in the newer model are typically there as a result of photographer demand e.g. the colour gel filters (and holder) that come with the 600EX-RT and of course the built-in radio trigger - line of sight is a real pain when you're using multiple strobes (I've triggered 3 flash units with the IR trigger in my 7D) especially with the annoying blinking red AF-lights on the slave units that I have to angle towards the direction of my DSLR.

Notwithstanding all of the above, Canon gear retains a decent used market price, so have fun with your strobes (stick your 60D on a tripod in the garden @ night and use 2nd-curtain on your 580-II and try painting with light, or stick a macro lens on and shoot Orchids close-up with 2 or more strobes in the dark, the results are fun), and when you've mastered flash photography, you can always trade-up.
++1  :)

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Below are a pair of 100% crops from shots at ISO 3200, one from the 1D X and one from the 7D.  I wonder which is which?   ::)

I could guess because I know crappy 18mp iso performance :-p ... but as written above, downsize that to forum web size (like 800px wide) and ask again... that's why I say iso performance has to be considered in relation to final output size, though I admit I'm a pixel peeper and have a hard time convincing myself.

Ok...how about now, with the original full images downsized?  I know that I can certainly tell them apart, even at 800x533.
Thank you!  8)

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