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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2013, 11:16:19 PM »
Tanzania March 2013.

1Dx 400f/2.8 + 1.4x, Shot @ 560mm f/4 & 1/250th ISO800

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2013, 11:14:52 PM »


I know, and it's a great shot, but its horns really do look like a butt.  ;)

Jim

Main objective is not to get them in the Butt, definitely a day spoiler.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:20:24 PM »

Is that a butt-ox?

Jim

Hi Jim, African or Cape Buffalo.

This was a reasonably large Male, he had just been in a stoush up with the Alpha Male, came off second.

To get the low angle I got out of the vehicle on the opposite side of the Group of Buffalo, then climbed under the Vehicle to shoot this with the 400f/2.8 through the other side of the Vehicle, Cape Buffalo are a bit like Hippos, difficult to tell when they get the need to flatten something, so best to have something between you & the beast, 2 tonnes of vehicle is a good start.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:52:23 PM »
A little clearer, same Big Bull before he went behind the foliage.

1Dx 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/400th ISO200

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2013, 05:48:02 AM »
. . . Getting a little older and slower . . .
We all can agree on a few things:
None of us are getting any younger!
Everything is getting expensive!
Fun and exciting to shoot with the 1DX!

Yep, pretty well nails it, especially line two, love your surf Images Lemmy.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2013, 05:08:59 AM »

What an amazing pic!! At first I could not see what it is, then I thought I could see, but I was wrong, and then it became clearer and now I know!

I do hope you submit that to a competition somewhere (even National Geographic) because it is outstanding, truly outstanding.


Amazing shot!
It reminds me of a picture-of-the-year shot of a walrus, taken by a Swede under water at Spitsbergen, a few years ago. It was taken when the walrus was eating clams at the a sandy bottom. The magic of that picture was the walrus eye showing through the sand that was whirled up. A bit like this bullĀ“s eye through the green.

Thanks Guys, I kept bypassing this Image in the RAW, at first glance I wasn't sure, worth processing or not ?, couldn't make up my mind, I liked it, but wondered if anyone would really look and see what it was I was trying to Photograph, I'm glad you like it.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 21, 2013, 11:57:23 PM »
Tanzania March 2013.

Just messing about, Shot through Green Foliage.

1Dx 400f2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/500th ISO200

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:46:11 PM »
When I saw the B&W pic I thought I'd like it much more than the colour one. But seeing this one now, I like them both equally. I guess it is the intense stare that is captivating and if you look at it the colours are kind of monotonic except fro the bit of blue between the trees...

Thanks RPT, the B&W was interesting in that it does make the eyes stand out more, another advantage of the f/2.8 as long as you nail the eyes and in this case both eyes ended up in focus, almost.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best Travel, No Tripod Having, IQ Awesome, Body/Kit!
« on: September 21, 2013, 09:03:01 PM »
I normally carry more stuff than any sensible person would carry, so I am not the right person to ask. But my wife is totally different. She looks at me, shakes her head and picks up her 7D with an 18-200 zoom. And in low light conditions I beat her big time. Portraits, where i put on my 85 1.2L II, I floor her totally. But when lighting is good, which it very often is, or there is a sudden shift from wide angel to tele or I could not bring all my required lens alternatives in a Pro trekker 400 AW backpack, she produces images of great quality and in some cases she gets pictures I am unable to get, because of the lack of gear (or maybe too many alternatives).

So, summing up, if you have a 7D, 70D, or something in that quality range, combine it with an 18-200 zoom (several available alternatives) and add on a good prime, like the Sigma 35/1.4, you have a great set for travel. I will come sweating in your dust with 200 pounds of excellent glass and electronics that will beat your IQ ... if I get there in time ;)

Hilarious, I'm still seeing the similarities here in my own world, very funny, but so right.

My Son (15) shoots the 6D & carries 3 Lenses, 24-105f/4, 70-300f/4-5.6 & Sigma 35f/1.4 plus a 430 flash, that's it, comes out with some great Images, the rig is a little under whelming on the low light side, but the Sigma takes care of most of that issue.

And he has the time & energy to help me over the fallen trees & up the steep inclines with my Bergen that generally weighs +/- 20Kgs.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MIII - Where should it expose?
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:49:17 PM »
I use both, 5DMKIII, 1Dx (previously 5D & 5DMKII), all these Cameras under expose out of the Box, "privatebydesign" I think has the bases of why re the 12% grey card, but what ever the reason, this underexposure is built in.

Take care of it by +2/3 to 1 stop EV, if your still not sure on the exposure, Buy/Borrow a good exposure meter (I use a couple of Sekonic), run some base tests, work out where your Camera is exposing, and make the adjust,ments.

I will almost always expose to the right of the histogram in any case, except perhaps when shooting studio & flash, but that's not what I do so it's rarely a problem.

Expose to the right.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:41:22 PM »
Beautiful B&W. Well done Edward. I love it.

Awesome! A beautiful portrait of a leopard.

Thanks Guys, only thing that compares with being there & taking the shots is the appreciation of others of the Images, Thank You.

I constantly feel fortunate in being able to Travel to these places & see first hand the extraordinary glimpses that exists out there and the opportunity to steal that glimpse with a Photograph.

Now I have a headache from all that "deepness".

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:30:15 PM »
Dawn, Tanzania March 2013

1DX 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/1250th ISO800
WOW! stunning eml,can i ask what software you use for editing?b&w here is stunning :)

Hi Bornshooter, NIK's Silver Effex Pro 2, Started with the attached colour Image in LR5, applied several of the Presets in Silver Effex Pro 2, and made some local adjustments in PS CC around the Head & Eyes.

I bit the bullet and am now working in the Adobe Cloud, other than it seems murky in here, not sure there's any change really from LR4 & CS6, other than my wallets now slimmer.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:23:00 PM »
Dawn, Tanzania March 2013

1DX 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/1250th ISO800

Excellent as usual....how close do you estimate you were Edward?

Around 20 meters, this Guy was up a Tree but we were able to sit on a small rise and with the added height of the vehicle almost shoot at the same level, I had the 200-400f/4 with me also, but chose to shoot the 400f/2.8 as it was just light at Dawn, the f/2.8 does have it's advantages, but, the Leopard more than filled the frame, so the 200-400 would have allowed me to get the whole the subject in the Frame, at the cost of higher ISO, or move the vehicle.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 21, 2013, 07:41:04 AM »
Dawn, Tanzania March 2013

1DX 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/1250th ISO800

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Photo Paper advice
« on: September 20, 2013, 11:47:36 PM »
All my printing is done with Museo Paper, Portfolio Rag, Silver Rag & Fine Art, they do cut sheet in most sizes, I use cut sheet but also Rolls as I print on an Epson 4900. Excellent paper, much better than the Canon/Epson Papers I feel, but it is more expensive.

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