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Animal Kingdom / Re: DragonFly Series
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:31:51 PM »
This was the very first image I took, the day my brand new 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens arrived, back in 2011!  Needless to say, I kept the lens!  ;D
7D & 70-200mm f/2.8 II

I really like those shades of green.
Thank you Click!  I thought the shades of green were very interesting as well.  I caught this one totally unprepared, as I walked outside to look for some birds, my lens cap slipped from my pocket and as I turned to pick it up, I saw this Green Dragonfly land in a patch of thick grass right by my feet!  I just stayed my ground and took a couple snaps before he flew off!  I won a local contest with this one and it was also featured in an annual Calendar that one of our local banks produces each year. 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:21:07 PM »
These birds are rescues
The eagle was found shot and is now blind in one eye
Not sure of the owl's story
The handler was just wrapping up some sort of presentation in one of the wings of the Banff Springs Hotel and let me take a few hurried photos
For some reason when I look at these photos they seem sad






Very nice images Nineyards.  They do evoke emotion, I might add.  They're really nice, I like the tones and the color.  Thanks for sharing.  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:13:45 PM »
Very nice shot Krob!

HereĀ“s a spanculating Japanese Crane.
1DX, 200-400 f4L 1.4x @560mm
1/800s, f7.1, ISO250
Thanks so much Eldar!  This little guy of yours reminds me of our Sand Hill Cranes!  :D

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Photography Technique / Re: Family Picture with Dogs
« on: June 12, 2014, 01:24:01 PM »
Definitely not my favorite of the day but the family loved this one... I brought them all down to the dog's level, as the dog, although quite large, still couldn't get up to their level and balance the composition real well.  Actually, remembering back a couple years when I did this one, the dog did rather well, all the standing portraits with the dog, the people failed...

Additionally, we took lots of candid images of the different family members interacting with the dog and those became very special for the family.  But as a whole "family" portrait, they chose this one, without the guys on the end being cropped in quite so tightly.  They also reneged on the Golden hour session, as one of the family members had to leave early and spoil it! 

Anyway, just submitting as an idea...  ;)

OH, and I had a 580 EXII on camera right for rim light and another 580 II on camera left, back towards me a bit, to eliminate some shadowing...

This was their back yard...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:30:20 AM »
Great Egret w/breeding Plumage
Just missed the Golden Hour...  :(
100-400L
1/1000s
f/5.6
ISO 3200

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Here my first post: shot with a 60D and a 70-200 2.8 IS
Shot in Colcha Canyon in Peru in 2012.
Very interesting bird Bombad!  I've never seen one before.  Welcome to the Forum!  ;D

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Great Egret w/Breeding Plumage just passing the Golden Hour..  :(
100-400L
1/1000s
f/5.6
ISO 3200

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Lenses / Re: One problem with my 100-400L
« on: June 05, 2014, 11:48:56 PM »
I had soft focus issues with my 100-400L also.  I was hardly ever even using it anymore on my 7D or my 5D3.  I was really not happy with the reach on my 70-200 f/2.8 II, although the sharpness and IQ was amazing, especially compared to my 100-400L. 

Shortly after becoming a CPS member, I decided to send my lens in for a check up, calibration, etc., as I finally decided to just sell it.  I got it back at the end of the week and decided to put it on my 5d3 and see if it acted any differently.  Well, it was focusing worse!  So I redid the MFA on it and low and behold, I had to recalibrate it to "0"!!

Since that day, it's been hard to tell if my 100-400L is sharper or my 70-200 f/2.8 II is sharper!  Now my 100-400L is on there most of the time, unless I'm shooting Real Estate.  My 70-200L rarely comes out to play anymore!  Funny isn't it?  I wouldn't hesitate to send it in!    They also discovered some other issues with my lens and I received a nice discount on the repair, enough to cover my expense of becoming a CPS member! 

So I join the chorus of other voices, Send it in! 

All the best!  Let us know how it turns out for you!   :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:59:41 PM »
One of my dove photos just hit the first page of popular on 500px. First time any of my photos have gotten quite that far. Given that it was a from-the-hip shot without ANY planning or artistic goals whatsoever, I'm pretty stunned:

http://500px.com/photo/66945531?from=popular

UPDATE: Now it's the first image in the second row of the popular page! :D Pulse is 99.7. I wonder if it will hit the top row before it's pulse is knocked back at 24hrs...

Congrats
That should help justifying the 600?

Congrats and Good Luck!  It's a great image!   ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:49:38 PM »
This is a great thread, glad it was revived.  Not to hijack the thread by any means but not having the 300L, has anyone tried the 1.4xIII or the 2xIII on there 100-400L?  My copy is very sharp and I really love it.  Just wondering if the teleconverters would work equally as well with my 5dMk III and my 100-400mm, offering me 560mm with the 1.4xIII on the long end and 800mm with the 2xIII on the long end of my 100-400mm??

Thanks in advance!   :D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:40:09 AM »
A couple from my first successful outing with the 1D X + 300 f/2.8 IS II & 1.4x III:

Snowy Egret @ 420mm f/4 1/500s ISO 400:


Anhinga @ 420mm f/4 1/1000s ISO 4000:


Double-crested Cormorant @ 300mm f/2.8 1/1250s ISO 320:

Mack, it looks like you and the 1Dx are becoming fast friends!  Great images!  I love the detail and sharpness in #2 and Excellent composition in the third, love the log, the colors and the separation from the background, exceptional shot!   ;)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:31:58 AM »
The lens was a 300mm f2.8
That shot is totally awesome!

That is very kind of you.

There are some more at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/smclaren/sets/72157634895659081/

AND AGAIN!! AMAZING!!  thanks for posting the link.  That's one of the best BIF fishing series I've seen... The incredibly still water just outside the splash, capturing the reflection just adds to the excellence, along with the great color and wonderful sharpness of all those images.  Really Superb!  Very Motivating!   Thanks again!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:29:46 AM »
The lens was 300:

A M A Z I N G. ONE OF THE BEST PHOTOS EVER
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!  WE'VE ALL SOUGHT THAT IMAGE!!! EXCELLENT!!  :o

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:23:40 AM »
Great Crested Grebe, Mating dance II
600mm f4L IS II, 1.4xIII extender
1/1000s, f13, ISO800
Seriously Eldar, these are Awesome!  Congrats, fantastic images!  :P

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: March 29, 2014, 12:10:36 PM »
 >:( I agree with others that it is quite annoying that Canon doesn't seem to acknowledge this issue.  One of the big problems with it, is that it doesn't do it every single time you use the lens.  When you spend close to $100 to send it in to Canon, there is a good chance that the lens won't do it, while in there possession.

What the Canon technician told me was that they tried it 3 or 4 times and it didn't present with the issue, so they cleaned it and shipped it back to me.  It was clicking within 4 images of me getting it back and using it...

They suggested it was the camera and told me to send that in too.  I commented that it did it with my XSi, my 7D and my 5D III and my son's 5D II.  Should I send all my cameras in, I asked?  Yes, he said... No thanks...  :(

The lens still does it periodically and yes, it still pisses me off!  I'm going to sell it and get a new one...

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