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Great job everyone!

Some recent attempts.

Cliff Swallow


Tree Swallow


Barn Swallow


Turkey Vulture


Cassin's Finch squabble

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Interested in Hasselblad?
« on: May 12, 2014, 01:17:00 PM »

- The market leader delivers acceptable price and quality, but is never the best
- A Label and its reputation has a value and can be sold, either to sb else or it can be milked until its no longer there

No disagreement there. The "best" is always a subjective assessment, but it is certainly true that the incremental costs go up significantly as product quality goes from "excellent" to "best." There are also a diminishing number of buyers who are willing or able to afford the "best." Which is why most companies that offer the "best" tend to be small, niche market firms.

Canon is the marked leader, thats unquestioned. For sure pictures and videos can be taken by ther equipment, but either has their equipment the best specs or performance nor is it the cheapest (50L vs 50 1.4 Sigma).

Specs are subjective. In your specific example, the 50mm f1.4 Sigma may have marginally better optical performance, but build quality, reliability, consistency and durability are at least up for debate. For many buyers, those qualities can take precedence over a marginal improvement in optical quality

Further its not the most innovative, Examples are the Sig 18-35 zoom, again the 50mm Sigma which is the first affordable non Gauss 50mm, or the much better exmor sensors in the Sony / Nikon bodies.

You are cherry-picking innovation. Canon's dual-pixel technology is just one example where they are at the leading edge. You should really state that Canon is not the most innovative in the areas you want.

In sensor performance Canon is the worst of the bigger players now...

That's just false. Canon has the best performing full frame sensor available in terms of high ISO noise performance. Again, you are cherry-picking narrow areas of sensor performance and claiming Canon is "the worst." The same could be done for any brand of sensor. 

Whats later, when high end users do the switch in large numbers and newcomers buy whats said to be better it might be quite late...

What users are switching? Let's see some numbers. Because, all the numbers that have been published would indicate just the opposite.

Finally, let's have a dose of reality here. Cameras are a tool to produce a final product. The vast majority of final products being produced by cameras live on the internet. Even the lowest-priced APS-C camera available today is more than adequate for web-based final products.

The threat to Canon is not from being out-innovated by their peers. The threat is from a cultural change in how the mass of the public takes and uses pictures. The real need for innovation within the industry would be innovative ways to foster greater demand.

Excellent deconstruction.  Agree with you on the real need for innovation.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cuteness Overload
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:57:19 PM »
Beautiful job with the cuteness.

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Good timing in Copenhagen

Photo shot with: Canon 6D and Canon 70-200 2.8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77973666@N06/

Wow. I think we need to redefine what "good" means now...

I think "good" is a major understatement.

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Ultrawide Coming? [CR1]
« on: May 05, 2014, 05:08:00 PM »
Stupid rumor. Sorry I cannot believe it.

C'mon man, it is the year of the lens; this might be THE lens!  :D
Still it is even more stupid than other rumors  ;)

Just because it is not a lens you want?

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:18:31 PM »
As a birder with a 7D I like that it is to have great speed and so on.

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Cool, but on the other hand, I guess no other EF lens manufacturer will ever reach this number in the foreseeable future. I find it actually a tad "misleading".
But still happy about the quality and that it's still mostly made in Japan :)

While that is one way to look at it I believe the intended message is the number of a lens line by a manufacturer given the proprietary nature of lens manufacturing.  Canon does not make Nikon lens, etc.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:39:35 PM »
Thank you for your kind words...I don't know why I waited so long to join haha. Wonderful images being shared and great thread topic. Here are a couple more!

Great shots.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:38:12 PM »
Well done Pjay, awesome timing davidgator.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 27, 2014, 11:35:21 PM »
Franklin's Gull

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 27, 2014, 11:34:39 PM »
Some from today, Sunday.

Spotted Sandpiper


Mallard Ducklings


Mourning Dove


Black Crowned Night Heron


Clark's Grebe


American Goldfinch



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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 27, 2014, 11:28:36 PM »
Thank you candyman and click.  I wish I could take credit for engineering the shot. 

Great shots everyone.

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Canon General / Re: Something to lighten the tone :-)
« on: April 27, 2014, 11:26:59 PM »
Thanks for sharing a smile inducing vid.  They are quite the little characters.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 27, 2014, 09:37:32 AM »
Caspian Tern


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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 27, 2014, 09:36:49 AM »
Well done on the small bird captures.

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