Okay, that was fun! I made 4 different edits. Used LR4 only, NIK only and LR4 & NIK combined on one or two...
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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!
Overlooking the south Laguna Beach up on the cliffsNice one Rev!
Sunset @ Badlands Park Laguna Niguel, CA by Revup67, on Flickr
canon 7d is a geat camera imo. in low light, it does not offer as low noise at high iso as canon 5d series or 1d series. however, images turning out might not be great when quality of light is not there even with full frame. thus, number of people are choosing using flash (when shooting candid) or video light (when shooting portrait) in low light even with full frame, even pro... i am not a pro, just want to let you know. i am a curious hobbyist who willing to learn (NOT pay) anything to make a great imageVery nice samples Ish, thanks for sharing!
i own 5d mark iii too, but still keep my canon 7d and canon 30d (mostly experiment and shooting my kids) for fun as well as backup, yet something that canon 5d mark iii cannot perform. for example: last weekend was my FIRST TIME of shooting bird. as if i did not have my canon 7d, i would probably not get any image or i would have to wait the bird get close to me.
in short, a crop mode camera is highly recommended if you do not own a long range tele-photo lenses:
here are some images that i shot last weekend with my friends. these are NOT that great, but hey first time of shooting. yet, i did not have flash, tripod (just camera and lens) since i do not have any experience about shooting bird. thing that i have learned after last shooting is flash duration...
note: these images has been cropped a lot, linked from facebook and shot with canon 7d, 70-200mm ii hand held... i am more about journalism than wild life
Thanks everyone for your comments so far. I have used the 7D but with the 75 - 300 f4-5.6 III usm lens. It's not a great one as its very soft. I might burrow a friends 70 - 200, although he has the f2.8 IS II USM version.G, if you have the funds get it with the 70-200 f/2.8 with IS II or IS I and don't look back. You'll love that lens and the way the 7d resolves it. When I'm shooting with my 7d I either have my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II on the camera or my 100-400mm L locked on... They are both awesome but for the sports I use the 70-200mm almost exclusively if it's indoors... The f/2.8 is huge for 7d... Someone else mentioned previously and I'll second it, the 17-55mm f/2.8 is killer for landscape work on the 7d...
Is there a massive difference between the f2.8 non IS vs the f4 IS? If I was to have a 7D would, is one better than the other? It would be used for sport and the occasional indoor event photog?
Cinnamon Teal. Photographed this morning. 5D iii, 100-400 F4-5.6L IS, ISO 320.Steven, that's gorgeous! Were you using a better beamer or some on or off camera flash? Great Job!