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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 13, 2013, 08:15:36 PM »
That would not be a very nice thing to do. Just inbox me and I come to collect it. Will give you a non grip camera in exchange.

I think the line at this Lads front door is going to be reasonably long.

Very Funny Sanj.

Lenses / Re: Primes for wildlife ...
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:51:13 PM »
My wife and I were even closer to the mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda…and not inside a Land Rover.  :)

I'de say your head was fortunately placed otherwise this Image would have been 'R' rated and not for CR consumption.

Haven't done this, hope to before I can't, your very fortunate to have been able to do it before it's something we won't be able to do at all, well done.

Portrait / Re: And yet again...great talent trumps any amount of equipment
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:36:26 PM »
Well said, and welcome to CR! Some very disappointing responses happening here. Photography should not be pigeonholed.

I agree, welcome to CR, and it's a pity "bosshog" felt it necessary to be as critical in his own post (of critical Posts) as others have been about the original subject, I guess that's Photography to some, very emotive.

Wether we "Like" or "dislike" the work in question, we really should respect the Lads ability, he is doing some very interesting work, sort of Salvador Dali esqe, which has an audience, maybe not on CR, but Salvador Dali sold Paintings, this Lad will almost certainly find a Market as he progresses in experience & ability, I wish him all the very best.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:19:30 PM »
Arctic fox or Mountain fox or Snow fox or ... many names on this fellow. An endangered species on main land Norway, but this fellow is a result of a breeding station on Dovre, where they have successfully returned a number of foxes to the wild. Beautiful little animal.

Lovely Image Eldar, we tried to shoot some of these on the Svalbard trip, they were a lot darker than this Guy so I guess it was a different variant. You seem to have a few of these endangered animals where you are located, such a wonderful experience when your able to Photograph something like this, or the Lynx.

We ran into a few people from Norway up in Svalbard (as it's part of Norway not unexpected), I was surprised that the Norwegians are such very keen hunters, it wasn't something I had ever considered when thinking about Norway, but it is surely one of the most Beautiful places I've seen, I hope to see more of the Country at some point.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 06:55:37 PM »
Finally, what I appreciate even more than your photos is your attitude. ;)

Hi Jack, Sounds like we share a few things in common, age, a love for Photography & a reasonable attitude, I think the attitude comes with the first thing I mentioned.

I enjoy checking the latest on the 6D gallery as well, there's some amazing Images being posted there from yourself, Dustin, Chuck, Serendipidy, Captain Kanji etc etc, this Gallery convinced me to change out my youngest Lads D5100 with the 6D, lot's of story on the Cameras Pros & Cons, but the 6D Gallery shows just what can be achieved with this Camera.

An English friend of mine just returned from the Pantanal in Brazil, his Images certainly gave me a push to get down there as soon as i can.

And i don't speak Spanish also, Hell, I'm an Aussie, we battle with English.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 03:39:32 AM »
Edward, that is a brilliant picture ! In fact I'd say the best you have posted. Like Lemmy's picture of the surfer this one is as good as it gets.

Thanks Sporgon, appreciated.

ehh i felt it a bit weird to enter the "best animal shots" thread and then saw a photo of 3 dark skin kids :P

Gets worse SandyMandy, shot with a Nikon D3x during one of my flirtations with the Dark Side.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 02:02:23 AM »
It seems like a bear

Alex, that's just too funny, nice Image as well, but honestly I'm still laughing.

That is one fat cat.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 02:01:24 AM »
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.
You have to publish a book! I hereby sign up for 10 copies.

Thanks Eldar, we all share the same enjoyment, mostly, we all seem to love the journey that Photography lends to us.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:56:12 AM »
Edward, you know all about eye contact!  Are you generally in a safe environment when such contact is taking place? 

Different thought - do you/ have you, shot in South America?


Hi Jack, I would love to, and hope to in the next couple of Years, Jaguars, definitely want to get to South America and shoot these Guys, there's a few places now where they have begun to habituate similar to Londolozi & Mala Mala in South Africa, still Wild, still in their environment, but protected within an area and used to People in vehicles.

Most, not all, but most of my Safari Images are from a vehicle, I generally have my own so I can go where I want when I want, plus my own Guide. I've had a few scares mostly with Female Leopards with young Cubs, we try to keep a respectable distance, less about being concerned for our safety, more to ensure the Cubs don't get stressed. Had a wildebeest try to climb into the vehicle late one afternoon when we were shooting along a fire that had started from Lightning strikes, wildebeest are bit like sheep, not so bright.

The attached is more my own Backyard shooting, Kids Diving down to watch us shooting under a Jetty, Raja Empat Papua Indonesia.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:42:46 AM »
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:22:49 AM »
Although I've Posted this Image before, I thought it reasonably fits the current discussion "Eye Contact".

Preferably Not in the backyard.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:33:40 PM »
Maybe Canon was just wishing everyone a Merry Xmas ??

I like the idea of the Golden Unicorn thingy Zv, if AvTvM doesn't want one, I'll take two.

Does anyone else think it's weird that a Thread about a creepy Xmas message has gone 4 pages ??

Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:15:37 PM »
Thanks Edward, I'm looking forward to your snow leopard ;)

Me too, but it'll be late 2014/15 before I can even work it into the schedule.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:51:55 PM »

What bothers me about this rumor though is that I don't believe this: "...a new EOS-1 body."

New 1D could be high MP body

That would be my Guess as well, also my hope.

But why Canon would produce a high MP Camera in a 1 D Body, and develop a separate focus system to the existing 61 point in the 5DMK III & 1Dx ?? beats me.

I could see a 39 (pick a number) point system going into the 7D2, along with a better sensor (70D ?? Type), some better weather sealing, GPS etc, but you can't get away from the $$$, if the 7D2 is a 2k Camera Body, your going to get 2k value, those hoping for a 1Dx in a non 1 series body may be disappointed, again.

But if it had better IQ than the 1DMK IV, then it does become an interesting Body as a back up for the 1Dx in wildlife, the 1.6 sensor with real IQ would be interesting.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod...
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:29:13 PM »
Hello guys! I’m on the market for a good solid tripod.

I've used Gitzo, and liked them.

But for the last 3 years, I've used only RRS, I previously owned the RRS TVC=33, I now own the TVC-34L. Main difference being 3 section on the series 3 to 4 section legs on the series 4, the 4 leg gives me more versatility, otherwise the TVC33 was an excellent tripod.

Consider a levelling base, I use the TA-3-LB/LC-HK, this gives me the levelling base, Clamp & hook to add weight in high winds.

If you set up with the levelling base & Clamp, you then need to add an L Plate to your 5DMK III (B5D3-LA), the BH-55 LR is an excellent Ballhead and works with the 200f/2 a peach, if you go the levelling base/clamp route, buy the TH-DVTL-55 Dovetail plate that fits the bottom of the Ballhead so you can simply clamp it in/out of the levelling base.

I replace all my Lens feet with RRS replacements, all of them, no comparison, excellent feet made much better than Canon's. For the 200f/2 you will clamp the foot direct to the Levelling Base rather then via the L Plate, but the L Plate you will use for shorter Lenses i.e.. 135/100/50/35/24 etc.

I use the Canon 200f/2 L on this set up quite a bit, both the previous 33 version and now the slightly longer 34 version.

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