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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:56:22 PM »
when I saw this, I instantly knew, that I had to take a pic in b&w.

Cool!  Pun intended!   ;)

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:55:41 PM »
Few from me :)




Seascapes okay?







Cheers! :)

Very nice!  I really like #3 the best!  Thanks for sharing!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:50:44 PM »
Tanzania 2013

1Dx 200-400f/4
Shot @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/1600th ISO400

Edward, you are blessed to be in the presence of these amazing beasts on such a regular basis!  Your eye and your gear are an unbeatable combo!  So very cool!  8)

All the best!
Ken

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:48:19 PM »

She is begging me for mercy... Lol.

Lovely Image Sanj, also Lovely Lady.

But, I think The Everly Brothers beat you to the punch re your line on mercy etc, with their Song "All I have to do is Dream"   8)

Goes something like this

Dream, dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream, dream

Or, Maybe not.

Lovely image Sanj!  I'm surprised you didn't try telling us that she was begging you for a spanking! lol! ::)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:43:51 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.

Beautiful photo, J.R. What bird is that?
Yes, that combo is nice. Like you, I wish for more reach. I dream of the 600mm and then wake up ;D

Hey, who knows, perhaps that new 150-600mm they've just announced will be affordable and with good IQ and AF!  :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Please let me introduce myself...
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:41:53 PM »
It's a pleasure to meet you Max!  Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum!   :D

All the best!

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:22:54 AM »
Sorry, but that's exactly the look why HDR is no more interesting for a lot of people ;/

With all due respect that is also exactly the look why a lot of people like to give HDR a try, such as myself. Different strokes for different folks.

With all due respect, yes.  Both...  ::)

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:19:59 AM »

I agree with you Rowbear!  Very nicely done and the boat/boater definitely adds to it and gives it a story... I like it a lot! 

Good to see the lowly 7D's are still out there shining and excelling in areas that some say they aren't even made for... Very nice and welcome to the forum!  :D

Btw, you seem to have a couple dust specs toward the top right in the sky field...  ;)

Thanks Ken.  :)

Eeeekk, I have to get it cleaned... again :o

Here's another one.

Camera    Canon EOS 7D
ISO    100
Focal Length    10mm (EF-s 10-22, 16mm in 35mm)
Aperture    f/11
Exposure Time    0.2s (1/5)



Thats outstanding Robert!  What a beautiful image!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:16:10 AM »

Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. It previously was considered a subspecies of the Oriental Magpie-Robin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Magpie-Robin

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 700mm

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Story behind the photo:

I almost did not bother taking a photo of this Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) thinking this was just another Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) that is extremely difficult to photograph because it rarely, if ever, stays still. I was also disinterested in picturing the Fantail here because I can easily do it from the comfort of my backyard.

What peaked my interest was its behaviour of staying rather stationary in the trees and it not spreading its tail into a fan. Another thing that caught my eye was the white and black feathers being of a slightly different pattern. Anyways, for those curious this is another lifer for me and what is more an endemic bird that can only be found in the Philippines.

For those who would want to take a photo of dark feathered birds you generally need to overexpose by 2-stops to get the bards to show up but you have to be mindful of balancing it out to consider the white feathers as well.

Wonderful Paolo!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:14:27 AM »
Yesterday was Bee-eater day.

Photo 1: Bee-eater Ballerina
Photo 2: Takeoff

Very nice!  I've certainly not seen any of those out here! :-[

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:12:04 AM »
Recently took a trip to San Francisco. Took lots of photos with my 5D3. Also, just got a Flickr account. I will try to post some using my Flickr. I hope this works. Here are some hummingbird shots.


C69A1056-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1801-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1881-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A2217-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr

Awesome Serendipidy!  These look a bit more challenging as captures than Harry!  Congratulations, really, really nice!  I like them all quite a bit but I really love the last one... not sure why but that black background has something to do with it for me and the almost macro image of the flowers... really nice set! 

It looks like you've toned down the BB a little bit too, I like it!  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« on: November 07, 2013, 08:52:32 AM »
Hi again everybody,

By reading and re-reading all your thoughts and comments, I guess I have a clearer picture in my mind now. The only thing that made me consider the (rumoured) 7D Mark II is the fact that, being it a crop sensor, it might give me more reach, but then I will have to compromise, somehow, on IQ. The 1DX has got it all, so I guess I'll go for it. Also, I think I'll get rid of the 7D, since I rarely use it now (only in bright, sunny days) and, moreover, I don't need 3 cameras.

Dave, congratulations on your decision!  I think you made the very best choice!  Also, I think once you start shooting with your new 1DX, you'll be surprised how much reach you're not needing, the AF and the IQ being so much better than your 7D, you'll be able to very easily crop for your extra reach without any issues in quality degradation. 

Also, be careful, seems like lot's of 1DX owners get some sort of itch for 500mm - 800mm L glass! 

Congratulations again on your decision, I'm looking forward to seeing your 1DX images!! 

All the best!  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: November 07, 2013, 07:58:24 AM »
Is there a website that I can watch for updates or news or any of that sort of thing regarding ML?
They have got a nice forum: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum ... look in the "new ports" section for updates on your camera, generally you will want to use the nightly releases since they include the latest features/fixes and are probably more stable than anything else.

Thanks Marsu!

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: November 07, 2013, 07:54:09 AM »
I took this one a while back. I rushed when I saw this gentlemen go by. I think it adds value to the image.

Camera    Canon EOS 7D
ISO    100
Focal Length    70mm (112mm in 35mm)
Aperture    f/8
Exposure Time    0.0166s (1/60)



Larger view here: http://www.robertgravel.ca/Nature/Varia/i-q6WSrd9/0/X2/20%20juillet%20%28Moore%20et%20rivière%29-4600-Modifier-X2.jpg

I agree with you Rowbear!  Very nicely done and the boat/boater definitely adds to it and gives it a story... I like it a lot! 

Good to see the lowly 7D's are still out there shining and excelling in areas that some say they aren't even made for... Very nice and welcome to the forum!  :D

Btw, you seem to have a couple dust specs toward the top right in the sky field...  ;)

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