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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:44:31 AM »
These shots were taken with an SX-50 in "green box" mode, full zoom plus digital zoom (4800mm equivalent) handheld. To the naked eye the ducks were just dots and you could not tell what kind of bird they were.

I realize these shots are not National Geographic quality, but for a cheap P/S zoomed out like that, it is amazing that you can get this much detail and that the IS actually worked!

That is amazing - a handy device to be able to take a picture while birding and check out the details later.

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Have you thought about a BlackRapid Sport sling?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:58:05 PM »
Ya gotta love a fast frame rate!
7D, 500 f4, cloudy day

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That was cruel.
:-)
As someone who has been waiting for a 7D update for years, it was everything I wanted

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 29, 2014, 09:03:57 PM »
A lovely Spring day in WY (not).

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Mooses
« on: March 29, 2014, 09:01:06 PM »
some great shots in this thread.
These are so-so, the light was really tough this AM. On the other hand, I didn't have to go far. A cow and calf were working over the trees in the park. I noticed the magpies in wildlifeandmore's shots too - they must be trying to feed on the ticks.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Mooses
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:35:28 AM »
And they rather like my trees! ;)  Especially the willows.

Jack

I hear that! One in our backyard...
BTW, have you seen the book by Charlie Craighead - "Who ate the Backyard?"

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I am still trying to understand why it is not guaranteed to get a sharp picture with AI server for stationary objects with shallow dof as long as light is enough. But there won't be any focus confirmation beep. Considering there is no AF lock with AI Servo, it is not possible to do focus and recompose with it right?. Do I need to always switch to one shot AF with focus and recompose.
Thanks

Why would you want to focus and recompose using AI servo, anyway? THe point of AI servo is to track moving objects. If you're going to focus and recompose, the subject has moved and you're OOF again.

Regarding your question on the lack of a sharp picture: From my experience with AI servo, which I use at least 75% of the time, that mode will "hunt", especially if you are hand-holding a long lens and there is a little motion. Combined with the need for more precise focusing when you have a shallow depth of field, the AI servo mode can end up with the focus somewhere other than you want it to be.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 22, 2014, 12:34:40 PM »
Although, it seems we've been focused on the carnivores. How about a vegan?
Why not vegan?  This guy eats both!

True, although I doubt he's eating sagebrush.
No tags in the ears - was that one of 610's cubs from a couple of years ago?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 22, 2014, 12:01:27 PM »
Although, it seems we've been focused on the carnivores. How about a vegan?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 22, 2014, 11:59:08 AM »
Would this be take-away?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 22, 2014, 11:08:10 AM »
A killdeer on a cold spring morning - ice crystals on his back feathers

You think he (or she) is standing on one leg because of the cold?

Don't know for sure. My guess is its more about resting than the cold. I'm not sure how much the birds feel the cold in their legs. They're really nothing more than bone, skin, and tendon.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 22, 2014, 12:49:40 AM »
Peregrine Falcon

Very nice. I don't see them often.
still a little cold in your neck of the woods?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 21, 2014, 11:22:14 PM »
and one more cedar waxwing

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 21, 2014, 11:12:55 PM »
A killdeer on a cold spring morning - ice crystals on his back feathers

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