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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 14, 2014, 03:28:51 AM »
Seriously, I don't know how you can function at 44 C - WOW!
Slowly ;)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 14, 2014, 02:00:08 AM »
43 C - ouch, I've almost fainted, -10 C here.  Very cute and nice shot.
Thanks Jack. It actually topped 44c at one stage :)  While I love the cold, not so sure about -10c ;)

Just went out to see if it was still around, but its moved trees. I'm hoping its alright, as we tend to have birds and possums collapsing with heat exhaustion on days like this.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 13, 2014, 11:26:23 PM »
Tawny Frogmouth.
On a hot summers day (43.2c at last count) I spotted this guy/gal trying to keep out of the heat. I've heard it at night in my garden, and there's the tell tale signs of their droppings around the veggie garden.
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 12, 2014, 07:23:44 AM »
Moonrise over hay.
5D3 with Zeiss 15mm

Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: January 11, 2014, 04:37:06 PM »
Here's one I did last night.  I loved the reflections of the stars in the still pond.

Stars and mirrors by yorgasor, on Flickr

Wow, fantastic pic. Love it :)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 11, 2014, 04:24:03 PM »
Hay making time. Late afternoon, Nutfield, Victoria.
5D3 with 40mm pancake.

Australia / Re: Need some advice from Aussie CR Members
« on: January 11, 2014, 04:18:17 PM »
Glad you enjoyed the trip Down Under, Rienzphotoz. The weather in the time you were here was, well, typically Melbourne :)

As it is, Melbourne's about to experience the summer heat (38-41c) for the next week.

The camera shop experience is pretty standard for the shops mentioned. Digital Direct is probably the best out of the lot, but you do need to go in armed with prices before hand.

Next time your down this way, perhaps I could find you a kangaroo or wombat to cuddle :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:25:43 PM »
Another roo pic. This ones a smaller male, compared to the one I posted a couple of weeks ago. He was happily resting in my front garden this morning. Unfortunately, I had to get him to move to the back of the block, as I have a house to paint and he wasn't going to be helpful in that department :)

5D3 with 100mm L Macro.

In relation to where I was standing.....

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 31, 2013, 10:39:35 PM »
Thanks Dolina.
Another one from the same sequence - Sulphur Crested Cockatoo They were flying over my house at the end of the day, quite low. So, I had little time to react when they did appear. Its normal to fly over towards the end of the day (its like being in a flight corridor), but I've got trees either side, which limits my view and reaction time. I was impressed with the 5D3 and how quick it could pick up and focus with the 300mm lens :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 31, 2013, 09:03:29 AM »
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo as they flew over.
5D3 with 300mm f4

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: December 27, 2013, 03:42:07 PM »
Roger the Roo, in my neighbors property (as seen from my veranda).

Technical Support / 5D3 and mirror lockup with TC-80n3
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:14:43 PM »
I'm not sure if this is possible, but, on the 5D3, taking a photo with mirror lockup is a 2 step affair - pressing the shutter button flips the mirror up, pressing the button a second time takes the picture.

Is it possible to lock the mirror up once and take subsequent shots after that?  I'm thinking of my old mechanical film cameras (F-1, EF) where the mirror lockup button would do just that.

My reason for asking is that using the TC-80n3 timer (say, taking a shot every 30 seconds) kicks up the mirror, but not the picture. Maybe I'm doing something wrong here?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Grab a Pancake! $129 at B&H Photo
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:05:10 PM »
I have both the 50mm f1.4 and the 40mm pancake, and as others have alluded to, they are different in many ways.

The 50 has a nice edge of frame softness, short DOF wide open, which is beaut for portraits, etc.
The 40 on the other hand is sharp wide open with really good contrast, great for landscapes (even better at f4-5.6)

Plus, the 40 on the 5D3 helps to keep it small, for wandering around crowds (not so obvious) :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 18, 2013, 06:26:21 PM »
I was out shooting in my yard a couple of days ago and shot these (and a bunch more you can see on my Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/ ).

Wow, very nice. Beaut detail.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 14, 2013, 04:03:18 PM »
The eagle season has begun:

Magnificent ... I love this vantage point above the bird, very unique.

Beautiful Image!

+1. Just stunning!

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