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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:11:39 AM »
Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania.
Staying at the Freycinet Lodge, I happened to be in the right spot at the right time :)
5D3 with 100mm L Macro.


Beautiful!

What is the red spot toward the bottom left, in the water?
Thanks Krob78. The red spot is flare from the lens. It could be deemed a distraction, and I could remove it, but I tend to do little to my images in PP other than a little tweaking with the contrast, saturation, NR and sharpening.
 

Yes, I thought as much.  It's a lovely image.  I'd remove it.  It's almost like removing dust in this case, I don't think it brings anything to the image but as you mentioned, it's a bit distracting in this particular case...

Just my thought anyway, no offense I hope...  ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 9 released
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:08:48 AM »
Okay, so I'm going to upload 5 images... 1 is the original saved as a jpeg, no editing.  2nd will be a crop of the noise factor after hitting "auto tone" in the "basic" section of LR5.  3rd will be my LR5 edit, 4th will be the DXO auto edit and lastly I took my LR5 edit and sent it through DXO as a tiff file and let it do what it would to the already edited image.

I don't know if this is helpful or not or anyone is interested for sure, but here it is, this is an image I thought about tossing after seeing the severely underexposed original...

All the best!  :)

I had to run the last two through DPP to resize in order to upload.  They are DXO auto edit first, then LR5, DXO auto edit combination 2 lastly...

Like to hear your thoughts...

For the record, I prefer the last image, the Lr5 & DXO combo image... I like the way it handled the background better...  Colors of the Heron aren't quite as flat...

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 9 released
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:04:06 AM »
Okay, so I'm going to upload 5 images... 1 is the original saved as a jpeg, no editing.  2nd will be a crop of the noise factor after hitting "auto tone" in the "basic" section of LR5.  3rd will be my LR5 edit, 4th will be the DXO auto edit and lastly I took my LR5 edit and sent it through DXO as a tiff file and let it do what it would to the already edited image.

I don't know if this is helpful or not or anyone is interested for sure, but here it is, this is an image I thought about tossing after seeing the severely underexposed original...

All the best!  :)

I had to run the last two through DPP to resize in order to upload.  They are DXO auto edit first, then LR5, DXO auto edit combination 2 lastly...

Like to hear your thoughts...

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 9 released
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:49:34 AM »
Okay, so I'm going to upload 5 images... 1 is the original saved as a jpeg, no editing.  2nd will be a crop of the noise factor after hitting "auto tone" in the "basic" section of LR5.  3rd will be my LR5 edit, 4th will be the DXO auto edit and lastly I took my LR5 edit and sent it through DXO as a tiff file and let it do what it would to the already edited image.

I don't know if this is helpful or not or anyone is interested for sure, but here it is, this is an image I thought about tossing after seeing the severely underexposed original...

All the best!  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:38:06 AM »
This buffalo ran right by me up in the Tetons:


IMG_6661 by yorgasor, on Flickr

And a prairie dog from Devils Tower, WY


Ellen!  Ellen! by yorgasor, on Flickr


Wow!  :-X

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:37:04 AM »
Pademelon @ Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
5D3 with 100mm L Macro.

That's pretty neat!   :D

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:32:51 AM »
Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania.
Staying at the Freycinet Lodge, I happened to be in the right spot at the right time :)
5D3 with 100mm L Macro.


Beautiful!

What is the red spot toward the bottom left, in the water?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II vs Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:07:15 PM »
Does the 70-200 limit you at times? I plan on getting both lenses but it's I'm not sure which one to start with.

Having 70mm as the widest focal length could be very limiting.  In general, I'd agree with the recommendations to get the 24-70 II first.  However, you listed outdoor portraits as your main use, and landscapes second - I think the 70-200 II is a better lens for outdoor portraits. 

A suggestion, since you say you'll be getting both eventually: consider getting the 70-200 II and the 40mm f/2.8 pancake now.  The latter delivers surprisingly good IQ, is f/2.8, and is relatively cheap.  When shooting events, I often use the 70-200 II hanging from a Blackrapid strap attached to the lens collar.  I keep the 40/2.8 in a pocket, and if I need wider than 70mm I swap lenses, leaving the 70-200 hanging from the strap and handholding the body with the pancake lens.

+1  I love my 70-200mm f/2.8mm IS II for outdoor portraits!  It opens up lots of possibilities!  Even Scott Kelby, shooting on the dark side loves and recommends 70-200mm f/2.8 for portraiture, inside and outside!  I like it outside the best however.  Indoor portraits can be limiting depending on the venue...   I'd grab that one if you'll be doing that much more outside portraiture...

The 40mm pancake is a great option as well...  :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 2
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:02:36 PM »
I Love red pandas, very cute to photograph

red-panda2 by Synkka~, on Flickr


Very nice!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:00:19 PM »
One more - 100mm 2.8L Macro IS

Awesome East Wind!  I got one like this about a year ago but with my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II.  Great image but obviously not macro, I need one of these 100mm f/2.8 lenses!! 

Really nice image!  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:00:06 PM »
From yesterday.... a handful of food around here and you are almost guaranteed to get a few chickadees

What a wonderful image Don!  This brings me back to my boyhood!  I grew up on Cape Cod and we had Chickadees all over the place!  I never see them here in Central Florida but I'm told they're around...

I remember every winter, we would stand out on our back deck and have some suet and sunflower seeds in our hands and the Chickadees would come and actually land on our outstretched hands and take seeds and/or suet from us!  It was really neat.  I miss there song too!

Thanks for posting, it's a really sharp image!  As Carol Burnett used to say, "thanks for the memories!"  :D
From the spring.... hope you enjoy them...The last one was a bit tricky trying to do everything with one hand while the bird hopped around on the other hand...

Ha!  Yes, Don!  That's exactly what I'm talking about!  Thank you so much!  Very enjoyable for me indeed!  I appreciate you taking the time to find them and post them... I miss those little rascals!

I remember when I was a kid, I had names for them and thought at the time that I could tell one from another from my backyard families of Chickadees!  lol... I did learn their songs well and could call them in at almost anytime...

Thanks again my friend, that was very cool!  8)

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:56:27 PM »
I have a few things on this page like vignetting and corner sharpness and a coma and corner sharpness comparison to the 14L II.  I need to rent the 14L II again so I have them at the same time and do some proper comparisons.  http://www.extremeinstability.com/lens14mm.html


That's a wise choice! 

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:23:47 PM »
Yep, still enjoying this lens!



Very powerful image Dustin!   :)

Thanks, Ken.  I really liked it, too.

You're welcome!  Dustin, is this someplace local to you?  The rocks leading into the image are very rough and almost unnatural looking, not unnatural in a bad way, just large and jagged... I'm not expressing it very well but it's giving it quite a different feel than your typical lake image...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:20:39 PM »
From yesterday.... a handful of food around here and you are almost guaranteed to get a few chickadees

What a wonderful image Don!  This brings me back to my boyhood!  I grew up on Cape Cod and we had Chickadees all over the place!  I never see them here in Central Florida but I'm told they're around...

I remember every winter, we would stand out on our back deck and have some suet and sunflower seeds in our hands and the Chickadees would come and actually land on our outstretched hands and take seeds and/or suet from us!  It was really neat.  I miss there song too!

Thanks for posting, it's a really sharp image!  As Carol Burnett used to say, "thanks for the memories!"  :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:17:03 PM »
Here's one from a few minutes later - full body, but not as dynamic of a shot.  I love the distant, defocused clouds I had that day, though:



Really nice Mack!  I like it a lot!  But I really like Woodstorks!  They are so prehistoric looking!  Catching him bringing fodder home for the nest is a great image!  Yes, the bokeh is really nice too!   :)

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