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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:37:01 PM »
Another series...


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We happen to live near a very photogenic park system...in four years I have never seen a 70-200 f/2.8 not being used for portrait/wedding work.

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I fail to understand why anyone who is not a professional would even own a printer...it is not cost effective.
What are ya gonna do with a plethora of prints...ya only have so much wall space...shoe box in the closet like your grandmother did?
There are a myriad of on-line printing companies that usually cough out better results, at a far cheaper price in the long term, than you could hope for.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Never let it be said...
« on: October 11, 2013, 12:21:51 PM »
I doesn't take a genius to use the ruler method if you're adept at Photoshop focus stacking.
Simply take a series of images at incremented adjustments>import them into PS as layers and stack them...the masks will tell you where you ought to be.       ;)

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I do crop...after I've taken series of overlapping images and photo-merged them in Photoshop.

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Landscape / Re: First landscape submitted for critique
« on: October 03, 2013, 10:59:10 AM »
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But you can only capture what is in front of you at the time
True...you can only capture what is in front of you, but...with superior PP you can "create" much more.

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I see a whole lot of introduced noise.      ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Improving 5D MK lll skin tone
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:37:47 AM »
Why worry about skin tones...when ya shoot in RAW, you adjust skin tones in your PP software using the methods previously mentioned.
 Aah...you do shoot in RAW...right.

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Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell on Lens Sharpness
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:42:50 AM »
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Ken Rockwell for President!!!
He could be no worse than the current occupant.     ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Aquarium trip
« on: September 21, 2013, 12:41:47 PM »
Like the first one.     ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:45:57 AM »
I finally took the time to microadjust my 300mm 2.8 lens using the trusty yardstick/fluorescent tape method...here's a couple 800 px crops





As well as the litter collecting abilities of a GBH...gotta love the M&M candies.



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Lenses / Re: There is No Perfect Lens - Article by Roger Cicala
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:30:06 AM »
Great article...thanks for sharing the link.  Quality control vs cost is an often overlooked aspect of everything manufactured.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D or 5DIII for birds in flight
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:22:42 AM »
Let me preface my remarks by saying that I'm an aged lazy photographer using a dated DsMkIII and a 300mm 2.8 lens specializing in BIF series using this rig when in the field...



Required SS is determined by your goals...for an artistic image go for the slower SS to get the motion blur in the wings, like 2000 on a hummer or 800 on a egret. 
You would need to double that for "freezing" the BIF.
Now we could take this conversation further by talking about crop sensors/pixels on target and whatnot but suffice to say that any of the newer bodies are capable of capturing BIF images, especially with high quality glass.
It should go without saying that it's easier to capture these images with superior AF abilities, along with a practiced, skilled operator.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« on: September 21, 2013, 07:52:50 AM »
There was a time that I checked this site daily to get me salivating...sadly those days are long gone.       :'(

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