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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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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 25, 2014, 08:39:04 AM »
Pardalote. I went to photograph a Kingfisher, which I'd heard in the area. Didn't find the Kingfisher, but this one popped up next to me for a few seconds, long enough to get 3-4 frames off :)
5D3 with 300mm f4.


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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: October 18, 2014, 08:15:10 AM »
Musky Caladenia, with dew. Twin flower heads, which happen on occasion.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 14, 2014, 07:47:36 AM »
Kookaburra with an ex-Pobblebonk frog.
Kooka spent 10min whacking this frog against the tree branch. At least it gave me time to grab the camera.
5D3 + 300mm f4


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 14, 2014, 07:44:13 AM »
Just no bird boudoir shots.
Sounds like a challenge!
Boudoir challenge accepted !   ;D

LOL!  You captured their special moment.

Watching some California Quail make their way across a group of boulders when this happened.  Do they even need wings?

Very nice, and very odd pose :)

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:54:13 PM »
Northern Lights from Hope, AK last night!
Very nice LOALTD.

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:51:58 PM »
Milky Way

I really like your shot climber. Well done.

Thanks.

Here is another one from the same spot.
Wow, very nice climber. What gear/settings did you use?

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: October 11, 2014, 07:41:31 AM »
Bearded Orchid. A rare one to find. I spent weeks trying to find this one. Then, today while taking a group of people on a wildflower photography workshop, someone casually points out the orchid. Doh, I'd been walking past it for days :)


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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: October 04, 2014, 01:45:17 AM »
1 more ;)
Beaut B/W Cinto. I love a good B/W image :)

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: October 04, 2014, 01:44:21 AM »

Lilac Water Droplet
by Tony Varela Photography, on Flickr
Very nice Northbird. I find macro work in (or after) rain to be most rewarding. The drops can add such an extra dimension to the images.

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: October 04, 2014, 01:42:23 AM »
Musky Caladenia. Starting to make an appearance around my place. And yes, they do have a musky smell :)


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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 30, 2014, 05:52:55 PM »
I can just add to what Macguyver is saying. I have the Zeiss 15mm and 21mm and they are both phenomenal lens, especially the 15mm, which I totally fell in love with it this summer. But the 16-35 f4L IS is a lot more versatile and the IQ is very impressive. Be also aware that the Zeiss 15mm has a 95mm filter size, so filters are not exactly cheap.
+1. I have the 15mm and have used the 21mm. The 21mm I hired a number of times, to get a feel of it (IQ is probably slightly better than the 15mm). But, I wanted something wider at f2.8, so I skipped the 18mm and bought the 15mm. Not a lens I use much, but, when you need something in that realm, it's magic.

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