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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:26:04 AM »
Great Grey Owl

Beautiful image Harv!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:22:50 AM »
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Their bodies are beautiful though!  Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!  I would love to see one sometime that was just a freak of nature with a full head of feathers, just for giggles! Nice image!  Good head study!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:21:17 AM »
Tried a high key look with this one...

I tend to like it Chauncey.  I think the radius setting could be pulled in a bit though in order to reduce that edging around their heads and necks... great attempt.  As I said, I tend to like it myself...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:16:52 AM »
maybe a little off topic but its got a bird in it!

7D 500 f4 IS USM 1.4x II
That's cool!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:15:42 AM »
Eastern Screech Owl

85mm 1.2L on a 5D Mark II
I can't tell you how much I really love this image BW!  Composition is awesome, the charred tree, it's overall just a really great image, congratulations! :)

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:58:49 PM »
Good review, sounds like another viable option.  I've stayed on the canon path with regard to lenses except with my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and I really like it a lot... only because of my experience with it, would I be willing to try something like this, but I'd have to try before I buy...  ;D

Would f/8 autofocus on the 5D be a pipe-dream? otherwise, i'm excited about what it could possibly bring...  video i don't care that much about, since i barely use it now... red AF points would be nice but i have gotten use to it now! f/8 autofocus would be awesome though... sigh...  doubt it will happen though. Either way, bring it on!

I bought a 1.4x in anticipation...

I had thought of getting a 1.4x in anticipation as well for use with my 100-400L but didn't pull the trigger. I was not putting too much faith in Canon delivering the firmware update as scheduled.
I've always wanted to try the 1.4 III on my 100-400, but really wanted to see the results with it on my 7d as much as my 5d3... I think it could be quite awesome for some birding and wildlife...

hmm, maybe I should "pull the trigger" on that too!  Is Version III the one with the trigger? ???

Canon General / Re: Random Thoughts
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:46:51 PM »
What do you do when....

A photo lab renders a photo that doesn't match your edit?
You need to provide them with a file that matches their printer profile.  They should make a copy of the profile available. Start Here:

A client thinks you are a photoshop guru who can make the photo look totally different from what was present. For example, I've had brides want me to change a horses ears from being pricked backward to forward, remove salt shakers from tables, etc. What is appropriate and reasonable in this circumstance? I am a photographer not a photoshop guru.

Those things are commonly done in photoshop.  You might hire someone to do it, or learn.  However, unless you do that type of thing frequently, its not likely worth the effort of learning it. Its common to move eyes apart or closer, to make a face look better, or make a nose smaller. :)
Agreed!  In my workflow I commonly will hit blemishes, possibly lighten up the bags or wrinkles and that's it.  I do additional editing for my clients and discuss it up front.  If they are wanting roads removed or wires, chairs, people or anything else, fixing teeth and the such, they know right up front that they will incur a charge of $100 per hour for the extra editing requirements. 

If they know they want it upfront, it is a part of my contract with them.  If they don't decide until the day of the shoot, I always have a short amendment to the contract with me or I write it in and we all initial it on the original contract that I take to the shoot with me...

If they really want the editing, they always pay for it.  Sometimes they will ask if I can give them a better deal, like $50 per hour.  I'll generally bend... but I'll always charge for it!  ;D

Lenses / Re: 100-400 f4.5-5.6L or 2x extender
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:50:40 PM »
Of course if you decide to rent, why not rent a 600mm with a good tripod?  or a 500?   I own the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II and the 100-400MM L.  I often think about selling the 100-400mm and picking up the 2x tc to use with the 70-200mm but I just have a hard time doing it, I love the 100-400mm almost as much as the 70-200mm, especially on my 5d MK III. 

It's a hard choice but I've heard a lot of people on the forum say that the 70-200mm with the 2x III TC will give you just as sharp and beautiful images as the 100-400mm by itself... I already owned both, before I thought about the TC.  Now I think about getting the 1.4 ver. III TC for my 100-400mm, especially when I think about tossing it on the 7D! 

Difficult choices, but for a wonderful trip like the one your getting ready to take, I'm leaning with BWFishing and thinking renting would be a great option, I'd still rent at least a 500mm though rather than the 100-400mm...

Good luck, hope we get to see some of your images after you get back!

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: New 5D3 Firmware Spotted!!!!!!!
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:31:51 PM »
Won't be long now! 8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it too late to buy a Canon 7D?
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:25:47 PM »
We've seen 7D bodies as low as $999 NEW in recent times.  Its not hard to find one for not much more than that right now.

Fantastic deal in a camera for that sort of price.

Yes, a little noisy at higher ISOs.   But, on the other hand... its a bit of a sports car in its focusing and frame rate.  You have to be the judge.  Right now, for the money, nothing Canon has can touch it for wildlife or sports.

For real world prints, or realistic screen/eframe display, the noise limitations are really not too limiting.  For pixel peeping... thats another story.
Nothing other can touch it that is, unless you go to the 1DIV, 1Dx...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:23:48 PM »;topicseen
Its starting to show up.  A couple or three weeks until its released.  This gives them a little time to see if any bugs are found.  You can test for 10 years with a hundred beta testers, but a million users can find things in a week or two.
+1 ;)

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Need some help in editing.
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:16:41 PM »
And here are the other two!  :o

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Need some help in editing.
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:14:30 PM »
 ;D Okay, that was fun!  I made 4 different edits.  Used LR4 only, NIK only and LR4 & NIK combined on one or two...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:27:35 AM »
Strictly natural light for this photo.  I took the picture about one hour after sunrise, the sun was still fairly low in the sky and was shining from my left to my right.  There was a very light haze and the sunlight was somewhat diffused as a result.  The light really highlighted the bird's eyes and brightened his feathers for me.
I'd have to agree, the ambient shot the IQ on this one over the top!  Great image!

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