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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Jack Douglas on March 27, 2017, 05:49:56 PM »
What a nice batch of shots from everyone!

Mike, I need to try putting out some peanut butter with seeds, thanks.  So far it's many just a varied seed mix that I scatter but of course the woodpeckers do like suet.

Jack
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Jack Douglas on March 27, 2017, 05:45:33 PM »
Great looking bird. Lovely shot, Eldar.   :)

A sure sign of spring when Eldar's grebes appear.  Lovely.

Jack
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Lenses / Re: Upcoming Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM Will Have Macro Illumination
« Last post by AlanF on March 27, 2017, 05:43:06 PM »
+1
I too have never shot a bird photo at iso 100. As I invariably use iso 640 or higher, on FF, APS-C and 5DSr, all of my photos must be unacceptable to Talys. Using the sunny 16 rule for exposure, a fully illuminated bird on a bright sunny day at f/16 at iso 100 would require an exposure of 1/100s, or 1/400s at f/8. A top bird photographer like Ari Hazeghi uses exposures of 1/2500s or faster at f/8, which requires an iso of usually more than 800 (see eg http://arihazeghiphotography.com/blog/how-to-set-exposure-in-bird-photography/) and goes up to 3200 or so on FF in poorer light. His work must be unacceptable too.


In fairness to Talys, he said *on the 80D*. But even so, I would push a camera like that to 3200 with no qualms.

Which is why I wrote I use 640 or more on APS-C and 5DSr. You can use high iso if you know how to remove noise with the right software and settings. If I use DPP or PS with bulk standard settings for noise then my 7DII and M5 are noisy at 640 iso, but there is no obtrusive noise when processed properly. If I was restricted to iso 100 I would have to give up bird photography. Base DR has never worried me because i am rarely down there.
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EOS-M / Re: EOS M5: A damend good camera!
« Last post by Greatland on March 27, 2017, 05:33:01 PM »
Perhaps someone can help me here.  I am looking at mirrorless for the first time ever.  I shoot a 1DX MK II and recently purchased a 5DSr.  However I am interested in mirrorless.  I have friends, Canon shooters who have purchased the Olympus and of course some who have purchased the Sony.  Since I am very much interested in using my extensive collection of Canon lenses would it be presumptious to assume that the M5 will work better with all of my lenses than would be the case with the Olympus or the Sony...Thanks in advance for your help.
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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« Last post by Click on March 27, 2017, 05:32:50 PM »
Lovely picture. Well done, LesC. 
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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« Last post by LesC on March 27, 2017, 05:26:05 PM »
This is the iconic ruins of the Brighton West Pier which burned down and has become a favourite with photographers. I used a Lee 'Super Stopper' - a 15 stop filter which allows very long exposures even in bright daylight - this one was 241 secs - 4 minutes. I then converted to monochrome.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on March 27, 2017, 05:25:54 PM »
Thanks guys, much appreciated. Here is my favourite from last year. I probably posted it then, but I think it is good enough to be seen again. This is one of the parents, with their only remaining young one. Four eggs hatched, but three of them were taken by gulls.


Awesome.  8)
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Lenses / Re: Upcoming Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM Will Have Macro Illumination
« Last post by scyrene on March 27, 2017, 04:53:41 PM »
+1
I too have never shot a bird photo at iso 100. As I invariably use iso 640 or higher, on FF, APS-C and 5DSr, all of my photos must be unacceptable to Talys. Using the sunny 16 rule for exposure, a fully illuminated bird on a bright sunny day at f/16 at iso 100 would require an exposure of 1/100s, or 1/400s at f/8. A top bird photographer like Ari Hazeghi uses exposures of 1/2500s or faster at f/8, which requires an iso of usually more than 800 (see eg http://arihazeghiphotography.com/blog/how-to-set-exposure-in-bird-photography/) and goes up to 3200 or so on FF in poorer light. His work must be unacceptable too.

In fairness to Talys, he said *on the 80D*. But even so, I would push a camera like that to 3200 with no qualms.
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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« Last post by Eldar on March 27, 2017, 04:49:00 PM »
Anchor Wat Tomb Raider Temple. The spooky door opening made famous by Lara Croft.

Nice shot Eldar ! Would have been even better with the original Lara Croft in the frame  ;)
He he, I suppose that´s what photoshop´s for ;)

Accidentally though, Angelina Jolie was in Anchor Wat when I took this image, for the opening of her new movie "First they killed my father". I should have manned up and asked her to stand model for me ;)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/02/14/cambodian-royalty-open-angelina-jolies-film-khmer-rouge-survivor/97894738/
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Claudelec on March 27, 2017, 04:48:42 PM »
Rougequeue noir
EOS 70D 100-400 IS II @ 400mm
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