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Animal Kingdom / Lunch Time - Jackal
« on: October 15, 2012, 01:20:03 AM »
Gir National Park, India

Canon 7 D
Tv( Shutter Speed )   1/1600
Av( Aperture Value )   5.6
ISO Speed   1600
Lens   EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length   400.0mm

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Animal Kingdom / Lunch Time
« on: October 15, 2012, 12:59:49 AM »
Gir National Park, India. The only place in the world for Asiatic Lions in wilderness. With about 400+ lions.

There was a pride of 15-18.....all gender and all ages......................feeding on a day old kill of a Gaur belonging to the tribals in the vicinity of the reserve . Crows were haunting the place for their turn. Lighting was very tricky with light and shadows under trees. Squatted in the jeep with knees for support.   

Canon 7 D in RAW
Tv 1/80
Av   5.6
ISO Speed   640
Lens   EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length   400.0mm

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Death in Sri Lanka
« on: October 14, 2012, 09:25:40 PM »
very good. Including the habitat would have been awesome. 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: A day at Disney's Animal Kingdom - Orlando
« on: October 14, 2012, 09:24:31 PM »
I walked around Animal Kingdom all day back in May this year with a 7D (with grip) + 70-200 L IS II + 2x III extender and never got stopped by any Disney employees.

I too did not have any issues in May 2012. Only that the tigers (I was told they were rescued from a collector who was abusing them) were looking very sick.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Male Tiger Relaxing
« on: October 14, 2012, 08:58:33 PM »
What an extraordinary coincidence: I think we were at the same sighting!

(Canon 1D MkIV, 300mm f/2.8L, cropped)

Stephen

This is more or less the same composition. Shooting Date/Time   

15-01-2011 09:44:21
Tv 1/500
Av   7.1
ISO Speed   800

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Animal Kingdom / Male Tiger Relaxing
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:52:26 AM »
What an extraordinary coincidence: I think we were at the same sighting!

(Canon 1D MkIV, 300mm f/2.8L, cropped)

Stephen

Truly extraordinary. 15th January 2011. Same angle of view too.....

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Animal Kingdom / Male Tiger Relaxing 2
« on: October 14, 2012, 03:43:18 AM »
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India. Bamera. May 2012. From atop an elephant.  Note the shutter speed to the focal length. The elephant was not steady   :) No crop.

7D
Tv   1/25
Av   5.6
ISO Speed   640
Lens   EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length   400.0mm

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Animal Kingdom / Male Tiger Relaxing
« on: October 14, 2012, 03:23:00 AM »
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India.

Bamera (his name) is the dominant male. January 2011.

EOS 400D, 1/500, f 8, 80-400@400, ISO 800

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cheetah Run: Animal Ark, Reno, Nevada
« on: October 13, 2012, 08:19:48 AM »
Excellent action shots. Like the flying soil. Where they shot in wild?

Checked out Animal Ark, Reno, Nevada. Looks like a private sanctuary.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cheetah Run: Animal Ark, Reno, Nevada
« on: October 13, 2012, 08:12:59 AM »
Excellent action shots. Like the flying soil. Where they shot in wild?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Tiger Cub
« on: October 13, 2012, 03:09:18 AM »
This was shot in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in India. A national TV channel short listed this image for display during 'Save the Tiger" initiative they aired.
Lovely shot! But you are saying that is a cub? I was expecting to see something one fourth that size.

How far were you from the tiger? Jeep or elephant back?

He is a male and was born some time in August 2011. I first saw him in Dec 2011 from an elephant back. I have a shot of him in the bushes (posted here). In May 2012 when this was shot, he was about 9-10 months. At about 15 months are called sub adults and are dependent on mother until about 24 months. During these 24 months the mother does not let a male near her. 

This was from a jeep. I was about 15 feet. Later I followed him to a kill. He devoured the kill. I video-graphed. The social behavior is something amazing. Shooed away his mother and sister and appropriated the kill to himself. He is one of the three cubs.... two male and one female.     

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:18:38 PM »
Post your Bird Portraits here :-)

Parrots, Birds of Prey, Herons and all the others ... Just post your portraits here :-)

The main idea of this topic is that the bird is clearly the main part component of the picture and that it is not a bird in flight or small bird on large tree or group shot ...


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Animal Kingdom / Dominant Male Tiger
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:54:33 PM »
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India.

I have been following him in all my three visits to the reserve. On my last visit, I video-graphed his mating session (with a 7D + 100-400 while on an elephant back). 
 

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Animal Kingdom / Tiger Cub
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:47:49 PM »
This was shot in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in India. A national TV channel short listed this image for display during 'Save the Tiger" initiative they aired. 

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Software & Accessories / 7D Maximum burst after FW v 2.0.0
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:14:05 PM »
I upgraded my 7D to 1.2.5 in February 2012 and to 2.0.0 in August 2012.

Immediately after upgrading to 2.0.0. I had improved maximum bursts but the display in view finder was shown as 3 in RAW and 4 in Jpeg. . Canon suggested that I cancel all camera and CF settings. This is not a permanent solution. Then we zeroed down that the display issue can be addressed by NOT setting the High ISO noise reduction at High. When the High ISO noise reduction was set at Standard/Low/Disable, the view finder was displaying 23 in RAW and 99 (maximum of two digit) in Jpeg.

The issue is relating to display in view finder when the settings were P, ISO100, Standard PS, AWB, Evaluative Metering, AI focus, Low Speed Continuous, High ISO Noise Reduction - High, with Sandisk Extreme UDMA 16GB CF card as per page 59 of the Manual to meet with Canon standard settings for optimum maximum bursts. In RAW while the display was showing 3, I got 26 shots. In Jpeg, while the display was showing 4, I got 155 shots.

Setting High ISO Noise reduction may reduce the number of maximum bursts but this should display the reduced number correctly in view finder. Instead, though the number displayed was 3 and 4 in RAW and Jpeg respectively, I got the increased maximum bursts with High ISO noise reduction set to High.

I had not come across any reference to the issue of reduced display in view finder on any forum.

I upgraded to 2.0.3 and hoped that the issue relating to display of maximum bursts when CF II 2 is set to High is addressed. Even after the new firmware the display of 3 and 4 as maximum bursts is continuing and shows the correct number 23 in RAW and 99 (maximum of two digit) in Jpeg, only after the CF II 2 is set in Standard/Low/Disable.

Putting it sipmly, if CF II 2 is set to High, the maximum bursts are displayed in view finder as 3 in RAW, 4 in Jpeg and 4 in RAW + Jpeg.

This phenomenon of more captures than display in VF was supposed to have been fixed by FW v 2.0.3 as per point 2 of the improvements in this version.

Surprisingly the improvement 2 stated on the web sites of Canon (Asia Australia New Zealand and US) varies with what is stated on the web sites of UK and Canada. While the former four say "more number of shots than the actual display", the latter two say "less number of shots than the actual display".     

I spent lot of time and energy explaining this to Canon but I am not happy with their response.   

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