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« Reply #330 on: July 18, 2013, 04:20:27 PM »
Very nice pictures Jack, I love your Cedar Waxwing...It's a beautiful bird.

+1...very nice, great colors and creamy bokeh. :)
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« Reply #330 on: July 18, 2013, 04:20:27 PM »

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« Reply #331 on: July 18, 2013, 08:05:22 PM »
Thanks guys.  It's nice to get complements for something you had nothing much to do with.  90% luck 90% of the time.

I now have proof woodpeckers listen, like robins, for their food.  ;)

And waxwings jump for theirs!  :)

The waxwings are like grasshoppers around here right now but only in the bright sunshine at lunch time.  Lunch being a feast of dragon flies!

Boy I`m learning a lot this summer.

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« Reply #332 on: July 18, 2013, 09:56:15 PM »
...Ha ha ha Another gravity malfunction in your last one?  ;D

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« Reply #333 on: July 18, 2013, 10:19:14 PM »
...Ha ha ha Another gravity malfunction in your last one?  ;D
See, independent confirmation with yet another method! Nobel, here I come! ;)

Jack, excellent pictures! I enjoy seeing them.

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« Reply #334 on: July 19, 2013, 01:28:42 PM »
Hi Carl,

Yes very pretty birds and well behaved too. Still my favorite is the black capped chickadee - so lovable.

No cardinals here but we get purple finches - or used to.

I guess it's been well stated by many that 300 or 420 is not enough reach for smaller birds and I now understand why after my few months with the 300 lens and extenders.  Regardless, you make do with what you have and take advantage of the various opportunities that pop up unexpectedly. 

Well, I wish I could get some shots of your birds, so we're even.  :)

Sadly, we're getting fewer varieties of birds than we used to.  Fewer tree swallows, purple martins, bluebirds, barn swallows, Baltimore orioles, yellow warblers, goldfinches and so forth.  All of these were common 20 years ago and now I'm lucky to ever see one.  Pesticides??  No shortage of magpies though!  And robins galore.

So, one of my goals will be to start putting more nesting boxes up and spreading feed in the spring for the water birds.

Today I got a brief glimpse of my first goldfinch for this year.  I would have had a borderline useful shot with 600 but 420 just wanted to lock onto the bushes as you can see.  Even the stump in front was interfering. Oh well, was still fun sitting in the sun in peace and quiet.

Jack

Nesting boxes are key, I think that's how my neighbor gets such a variety.  He's gotten some great shots of birds in flight as they hover and approach the box with his new 1Dx.   

I assume you're using center point only on the 6D's auto focus?  When using mine with my 120-400 zoom, it certainly wants to grab whatever is lit the brightest and has the most contrast.  It's so hot and humid nowadays, I just leave the 58mm voigtlander on and go out as the sun sets, getting hand-held shots of thunderstorms amongst the sunset...also shot some video of cloud to cloud lightening at sunset...as well as fireflies...need to post that somewhere.  Mostly I collect mosquito bites!  The deet doesn't always work, or else I go out thinking I'll only be there for 3 minutes and it turns into 20 minutes!

If I ever get a comfortable chair cushion to sit on, I will start editing some of these pictures...

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« Reply #335 on: July 19, 2013, 03:01:29 PM »
Carl, I have a lot of cutoffs from cedar siding so birdhouses are on my to-do for this winter and I hope you're right.

I've pretty much determined that the center spot focus, at least with 300 X2 is at least double the little square in the viewfinder.  That leads to issues when there is a close object and my bird is just to the side of it, etc.  From what I've read a camera like the 1Dx is much better at locking focus and holding onto moving objects.  I was using a tripod and gimbal so the problem was not me shaking like a leaf.

At any rate I'm happy to be using the 6D based on IQ, even if I lose some shots.

Other than waxwing shots I don't have much to post right now  :(

So, another dragon with 6D 300 X2.

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« Reply #336 on: July 19, 2013, 03:28:15 PM »
Carl, I have a lot of cutoffs from cedar siding so birdhouses are on my to-do for this winter and I hope you're right.

I've pretty much determined that the center spot focus, at least with 300 X2 is at least double the little square in the viewfinder.  That leads to issues when there is a close object and my bird is just to the side of it, etc.  From what I've read a camera like the 1Dx is much better at locking focus and holding onto moving objects.  I was using a tripod and gimbal so the problem was not me shaking like a leaf.

At any rate I'm happy to be using the 6D based on IQ, even if I lose some shots.

Other than waxwing shots I don't have much to post right now  :(

So, another dragon with 6D 300 X2.

Jack

Very nice!  That's a lot of image magnification with your 600 and 2x TC.  I've gotten a few close ups of dragonflies over the years, will post some at some point.  Ever tried getting them in flight?  Getting focus to lock on them in flight is almost impossible, unless they're well above me with sky as the background.  Of course this is only with a 70-200 or my 135.  Not tried that with my 120-400 yet.

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« Reply #337 on: July 19, 2013, 04:16:16 PM »
a 6d sunset  :)
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« Reply #338 on: July 19, 2013, 06:31:14 PM »
WWII era display at the Southern Illinois Airport in Carbondale.


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« Reply #339 on: July 19, 2013, 06:42:26 PM »
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
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« Reply #340 on: July 19, 2013, 09:29:18 PM »
just trying to participate, don't know if this will work

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« Reply #341 on: July 19, 2013, 09:54:27 PM »
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
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Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

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« Reply #342 on: July 19, 2013, 10:02:31 PM »
another attempt

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« Reply #343 on: July 19, 2013, 10:57:37 PM »
another attempt

I am guessing the image you wanted to share is this one:

To get it to show, click the insert image icon (the mona lisa - under the Bold button). It places img and /img tags surrounded with '[' and ']' and places the cursor in between them. Simply paste your flickr url there... Your URL is http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9276643608_cb9e23f2b1_c.jpg.

BTW, nice picture.
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« Reply #344 on: July 20, 2013, 01:08:33 AM »
Very nice aircraft shots captainkanji!

Today I ran across a particularly beautiful skipper and an almost black butterfly (what is it??)
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