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Macro / one more droplet
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:11:57 PM »
For your harsh C&C


I want to echo those that have gone before me...I have a rather dated 1Ds3 that I use but two lenses...300mmmf/2.8 and a 180 macro, that can routinely, with PP, cough out images like this that are in excess of 30" on a side at 300ppi.

Obliviously, there is some blending that requires Photoshop knowledge.      ;)

Macro / Re: droplet C&C needed
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:00:17 PM »
John...that is precisely what I was looking for...thanks much.      ;)

Macro / droplet C&C needed
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:09:42 AM »
I have something special in mind for this image...nitpick it to death please.

FYI it's 32" at 300ppi.

Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 11, 2014, 08:52:16 AM »
Don't cha think I'm kinda cute

Lenses / Re: Is There a Definitive "Best" Landscape Lens for Crop?
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:26:08 PM »
IMHO, a stellar WA lens does not exist and I've got all of Canon's "L" glass.  Your picture size is limited to the camera's MP count (image size). 
The only two lenses that I use on my 1Ds3 is a 180 macro or a 300mm f/2.8.  They give me superior IQ for use in photo-merging as big as
I want to go with absolutely no image distortion with is always present in WA glass.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 10:20:56 PM »
It would be interesting if we were to know how many pixels that we were looking at.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »
some little ones...followed by some larger ones.         ;)

Photography Technique / Re: How to replicate a 'look'?
« on: January 25, 2014, 07:26:23 AM »
As we are all Canon folks here and can assume that we all shoot in RAW...right.
Set exposure in live view with your histogram displayed, inserting SS, ISO, f/stop, based on an "exposing to the right" technique.
Then PP in any one of the myriad of RAW image processors out there, adjusting colors with a gray card that you should have used during the shoot.
Taking a properly exposed image with proper colors is a stupidly simple, left brain process...creating the image before squeezing the shutter
 is significantly more difficult for me as it involves the right brain, something I lack.

Alain Briot @ LL explains it better than I...http://www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/briots-view/vision_part_8_hard_skills_and_soft_skills.shtml

I'm another one of those folks that baits rather than hunts hummingbirds...in these images, a remote trigger was used after pre-focusing on a given target, the feeder hole, after the other holes were blocked off.  Can you say Pavlov Conditioning? Then it's a cuppa with crossword puzzle time.
What I haven't gotten around to is building a more photogenic feeder...like maybe an artificial flower with a feeding tube discretely inserted.


Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:45:51 AM »
Been working on my posing techniques using Pavlov's conditioning.        ::)
Look at my left shoulder...

And now my right shoulder please...

Had to do some blending as they were too close...those are 17" tall @ 300ppi

Canon General / Re: What is the problem with Canon
« on: January 09, 2014, 06:17:07 PM »
If memory serves me correctly, I coughed up almost 8 grand for that Ds3 years ago and have amassed a plethora of glass since then...to much to jump ship, else I would have.

Canon General / What is the problem with Canon
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:41:31 AM »
I shoot with a 1Ds MkIII and basically love it but, it has horrible ISO performance and relatively low MP count as compared to Sony's chip in their, and Nikon's, cameras.  I continue to read that Canon has a comparable chip in testing as well as a crop chip, also in testing, that supposedly surpasses anything out there.
So, I ask you...what is the delay???       >:(

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 08, 2014, 08:18:28 AM »
Northstar...thanks for the humbling comments.       ;)

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