Certainly looks like a competent option for many...
BW, that's really a beautiful bird. I looked at your flicker image, I've got a lot of birds in that awkward spot! No worries, I'm even more impressed with it's beauty now! Do you know where those type of Vultures are from?Wow, that's huge as well. I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one! Do you have any images with the whole body?
Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Ken, it's one of my favorites for the same reason's too
Yes, well I have one other posted on my flickr account. I was in a hurry to change the settings because I thought the King Vulture was preparing for flight, but changed to jumping down to the ground. Pretty silly looking capture, but I like it anyway. Here is the link, as this thread is for portraits and did not want to post that image here...
Any rumors of a newer 5D Mark III or it being upgraded. I am about to buy one and if a newer model is around the corner I can wait.Seriously??? It's only been out for like a year... has it been a year?? Buy one. You'll love it.
Personally I think Canon has painted themselves into a corner with their mid-range cameras. The xxxD range offers exceptional value in terms of what you get and what you pay for it. The 1D and 5D series are workhorses. Where does that leave the xxD, 7D and 6D cameras? Let's face it, on paper the 700D has a better AF system than the 6D - except for centre-point zero-light capability. What's going to differentiate the 70D from the 7DII and the xxxD line?I've shot with a 7d since the end of 2009, I think it easily qualifies as a workhorse...
Agreed. Great Crested Flycatcher! Nice shots!Thanks Viggen, I appreciate your kindness!
Hi Ken!Okay Nikki, Thanks! I'll run with that! It did seem to bare some resemblence to the Brown-Crested as well but they do... I had to listen to calls of both to make a final determination and agree it's a Great-Crested Flycatcher. They do have the Browns down here as well but mostly in South Florida.
I think you are over-thinking the bird. Let's break it down...
It isn't a Western Kingbird because the tail does not have white edges on the outer feathers and the tail is not black.
It isn't a Cassin's Kingbird because they have a light grey head and a dull yellow breast.
What you have pictures of is a Great Crested Flycatcher. They have the beautiful lemon yellow belly and a reddish cinnamon colored tail. Plus, they are summer residents from the Great Plains eastward to the Atlantic Coast. The other two birds would be exceedingly rare finds in Florida.
I love the pictures (especially the second one!)
I always pay cash or debit. I have never bought any of my gear throughout the years with credit, not even back in the film days.I don't carry cash around much. I also don't use my debit card. I only use my american express CC on my purchases, including all bills setup as auto pay.
The key is pay off your balance every months, then your credit scores will be 800ish.
NEVER NEVER NEVER buy any stuff if you can't afford it. NEVER NEVER put balance on your cc just because your cc line is $20K -100K. Most cc companies are using compound interest to charge card holders.
Last but not least, buy it from authorized dealers bc it's your hard working/earning money.
I do that every month and I have never made a interest payment on either one of my credit cards. So now I have a great credit score but nothing to do with it. There's stuff I want to buy but I feel I will never be able to get it at this rate. I would love to have a 70-200 2.8 II and a 24-70 2.8 II and a 100 2.8 IS. I guess I could try selling my 24-105, 60efs, and my 50d because after using the 5d2 I hate using the 50d viewfinder.
I will travel to iceland in the end of june ... so i want to take photos with a new camera it will be very close ...It will be really close since it hasn't been announced yet and it's almost May! Good luck! Do you have a contingency plan if it doesn't hit the market until later in the year like August or September?
So it means that there is no new camera like 70d? :-(Certainly there is. Just speculation as to how it will be outfitted... We'll find out soon!
Agreed J, I didn't really forget that, I purposely didn't mention it though, yet I should have. I whole heartedly agree, for the money, it's a "best buy" for wildlife and sports, I absolutely love mine and can't seem to part with it, despite owning the 5d Mk III. I really love it and look forward to seeing what the 7D Mk II will offer if it becomes reality at some point this year...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.Nothing other can touch it that is, unless you go to the 1DIV, 1Dx...
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.
You forgot the qualifier "for the money". The 1DIV and 1D X are thousands of dollars, the 7D can be had for less than a thousand. For the money, nothing from any manufacturer can currently touch what the 7D can do for nine hundred bucks!
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking pastNice image Hannes! I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however. Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain. Nice image, none the less!
Lovely King Vulture!Much better. Did the new healing brush work in a fashion similar to CS6 or Elements 11 by any chance?
I installed Lightroom 5 Beta to try out its advance healing brush to remove obstructions like the blade of grass you see in the previous image.
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr
What do you think? Was the retouching noticeable?