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Video & Movie / Re: Galapagos Underwater - Darwin's Dream - Bronze Award
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:24:36 PM »
Great job and an award well earned.  Congrats.  That had to be a great thrill with the special visitor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hardware Hack for EOS Cameras Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:17:08 PM »
A fool and his money...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement in Q2 of 2014 [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:14:43 PM »
So you're saying there's a chance...   ???

What it says is there is a definite probability of a possible maybe.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 24, 2014, 03:13:44 PM »
Male Northern Harrier, the Gray Ghost


Killdeer

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 24, 2014, 03:10:42 PM »
Very nice mack

Very lucky with this little guy.  He did not mind me being this close to him to take his photo.

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:56:17 PM »
A Killdeer, this was one of the day's best. :-[


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1]
« on: February 21, 2014, 10:03:39 AM »
... my only fear is what most CR headlines will be about once it's actually released, maybe the rumored 5d4?

Maybe the main page headlines.  The forum topics will mostly be about how bad the IQ of the 7DII will be, due to poor DR at low ISO, FPN, etc...all before its even released.  Once it hits store shelves, Aglet will take one shot with the lens cap on, push the exposure four stops, and declare the 7DII to be DOA, which will lead to the inevitable proliferation of predictions of Canon's imminent demise.   

On a serious note, if the 7DII is Nessie, what does that make the 100-400 II?  A Sasquatch-Yeti-Martian hybrid living in Area 51?
Now that I have a long lens, I need a new body for my quest to take a picture of Bigfoot. Since the naysayers will undoubtably pronounce the af and iq as garbage, this will be the perfect camera. After all, who wants a picture of Bigfoot that isn't out of focus?

ROFL, well done Neuro and Don.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 16, 2014, 09:09:59 AM »
Thank you Northstar

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:24:58 PM »
The two look close but the tail feathers to me looks like a Ferruginous hawk.

Hmm. The tail feathers on the one I pictured are clean and light colored, without the band. (I have other images on my blog, which I think I linked.) The tail feathers of my bird kind of grade into darker tips, but there isn't that dark band like adult Rough-leggeds have...looking at Sibley, it might actually be a Juvenile Rough-legged Hawk. At least, given the illustration, a juvi is the closest match of all (closer than either an adult Rough-legged or an adult Farruginous.)

Part of the problem with identifying these hawks is they often have so many intermediate morphs. Red-tailed are the worst...they have more than half a dozen regional morphs, and quite a few of them end up here in Colorado. Trying to ID a Red-tailed is a mind bender.

I agree with you on the Red-tailed Hawks.  So many morphs and they interbreed muddying the waters even more.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:26:42 PM »
Beautiful shot Jon.  I believe it is a Rough-legged Hawk.  The dark wrist feathers are my clue.


Hmm, are you sure? I thought Rough-legged hawks had darker underwings...


Yes, here is one I capture recently.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:17:17 PM »
Beautiful shot Jon.  I believe it is a Rough-legged Hawk.  The dark wrist feathers are my clue.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:12:47 PM »
Thanks dpc and cogs.

Lovely shot dpc.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 13, 2014, 11:08:30 AM »







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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:57:24 PM »
Red-tail Hawk shot with a Canon SX50HS in "Sports" mode at 215mm (1200mm).




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Reviews / Re: Why the DxO bashing?
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:17:06 AM »

Beautiful..... I also ran into a member of the Canine family, but (thankfully) not as wild as yours...

Perhaps it's time to start posting squirrel pictures in the hope of restoring sanity here :)


OK  ;D






I thought I would throw in a Chipmonk and Jackrabbit to add variety for more sanity. :P


It was clearly established (quite some time ago) that Squirrels are indecent folk ;D ... but I like the Jack Rabbit ... very nice image.
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LOL, thanks

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