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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 25, 2014, 06:21:35 PM »
Golden Whistler, female. Went to photograph a Pardalote or two, came back with a Golden Whistler. The Pardalotes had disappeared. Next time :)

Whistlers have a rather large, blocky head for their size, and a large eye.  The scientific name for the genus, Pachycephala, means thick-head.


Nice photo. If I remember correctly the male Golden Whistlers are very lively singers. I had to google the Pardalotes. I don't recall seeing those.
Thanks GraFax. I didn't see (or hear) the male. A more colourful bird, compared to the female.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 25, 2014, 07:11:39 AM »
Drop of life.

I did use the 25mm extension ring, with the 100mm macro. It gave me a little more magnification, which I needed for a drop of water :)


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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 25, 2014, 07:10:41 AM »
That is pretty awesome.  I've tried that with dragonflies before so I can only imagine something smaller.

Fantastic Capture! Well done.
My 100L is always in my backpack bag. This is insanely good and sharp

Thanks. It was fun taking the shot :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:47:48 AM »
Golden Whistler, female. Went to photograph a Pardalote or two, came back with a Golden Whistler. The Pardalotes had disappeared. Next time :)

Whistlers have a rather large, blocky head for their size, and a large eye.  The scientific name for the genus, Pachycephala, means thick-head.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 16, 2014, 03:09:08 AM »
Gang Gang, male.
5D3 with 300mm f4.


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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 10, 2014, 04:07:02 PM »
Nice!
Never knew a fly would pose for a pix!
Delightful!
-r

March Fly in flight.
Thanks lion rock. I'm a march fly whisperer :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 10, 2014, 04:05:59 PM »
March Fly in flight.


Wow! How did you manage to shoot this?
Thanks.

From an insect perspective, I noticed they were hanging around the back of house, hovering on occasion (for 2-3 seconds), before darting off. If I stood still, peaking over the viewfinder (because they would dart off at the slightest movement), they would get within 1-2m from me. But sometimes, they would get within 30-50cms from the lens.

I had the twin macro flash setup, plus the 5D3 was set to 6fps, and in AI Servo mode. The tricky bit (from a camera perspective) was trying to get enough focus points to pick up on the fly, and not the background. Sooooo many out of focus / trees in focus shots. Thankfully, it's digital, not film ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:24:10 AM »
Thanks Click.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:03:34 AM »
Eastern Spinebill feeding in the callistemon (Bottle Brush) today.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:01:20 AM »

fandf-15 by lozwilkes, on Flickr

At Feathers and Fur, a small experience centre near Reading, UK
Wow, love the detail and the look. Very nice.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:16:27 AM »
March Fly in flight.


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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: October 28, 2014, 08:30:53 AM »
Blue pin-cushions up close.
300mm f4 lens @ f4.5 and sitting at the minimum focusing distance.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 28, 2014, 08:28:09 AM »
Powerful Owl, the baby. The parent was sitting nearby. Baby kept up this "wide-eyed" look for the entire time. The parent, hardy opened an eye :)

The biggest owl we have in Australia.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 25, 2014, 09:13:34 AM »
Thanks Candyman. They are a difficult bird to photograph. While we have them in our area, in 3 years, it's only the 3rd time I've managed to hold the button down long enough to get an image :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« on: October 25, 2014, 09:07:34 AM »
Blue pin cushion. Up close with the 300mm, the beaut short DOF adds a nice dreaminess to the image.


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