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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #630 on: December 25, 2012, 12:51:31 AM »
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.

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« Reply #631 on: December 25, 2012, 02:21:42 AM »
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This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #632 on: December 25, 2012, 02:53:49 AM »
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.

Lovely! Perfect timing!

May be we should have a WB setting for "gray day" :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #633 on: December 30, 2012, 12:19:42 AM »
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.


Nice Lloyd!  Which case number were you set at for your AF on this one?
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« Reply #634 on: December 30, 2012, 12:24:35 AM »
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« Reply #635 on: December 30, 2012, 12:25:19 AM »
Here is one of the first images I shot with the 7D back in 2010.  70-200 f/4L IS


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« Reply #636 on: December 30, 2012, 12:26:35 AM »
7D; 70-200 f/2.8
Great Image Seven!!  Another fine job, 7D!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #637 on: December 31, 2012, 12:21:03 AM »
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.


Nice Lloyd!  Which case number were you set at for your AF on this one?

Ken, this was a manual focus shot with my 5DIII using an old Canon 800mm fd L lens with the Ed Mika adaptor.   I focused in live view with a Zacuto Z-finder. It is a crop of the following photo:

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« Reply #638 on: December 31, 2012, 12:52:33 AM »
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.


Nice Lloyd!  Which case number were you set at for your AF on this one?

Ken, this was a manual focus shot with my 5DIII using an old Canon 800mm fd L lens with the Ed Mika adaptor.   I focused in live view with a Zacuto Z-finder. It is a crop of the following photo:


I've got to tell you Lloyd, I like that image too... maybe just a slight crop going in from the bottom right, up and toward the center, just a little bit!

How do you feel about the Ed Mika adapter?  I've read about them but wasn't sure if they were worth the effort.  That being said, I have some nice FD L glass, like a huge 300 prime... thing must be 8" in diameter, but I'd love to hook it up to my 5d3 or my 7D just for giggles... not sure if it's worth the investment in the adapter... Are they priced fairly decent?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #639 on: December 31, 2012, 12:53:46 AM »
Peacock at SF Zoo, taken today with a 7D and a 70-300L at 5.6, 1/250, ISO 100.

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« Reply #640 on: December 31, 2012, 01:12:58 AM »
Peacock at SF Zoo, taken today with a 7D and a 70-300L at 5.6, 1/250, ISO 100.


Wow!  Beautiful Klaus!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #641 on: December 31, 2012, 01:59:16 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #642 on: December 31, 2012, 10:28:04 AM »

I've got to tell you Lloyd, I like that image too... maybe just a slight crop going in from the bottom right, up and toward the center, just a little bit!

How do you feel about the Ed Mika adapter?  I've read about them but wasn't sure if they were worth the effort.  That being said, I have some nice FD L glass, like a huge 300 prime... thing must be 8" in diameter, but I'd love to hook it up to my 5d3 or my 7D just for giggles... not sure if it's worth the investment in the adapter... Are they priced fairly decent?
Ken

Ken, I like the Ed Mika adapters.  They are reasonably priced at about $150.00 and are available for many manual focus lens. Ed sells them on Ebay so do a search for "edmika" on Ebay and you can see a list of his adapters.  I also have one for the Canon FD 55mm f/1.2.  The only issue with some of the adapters is that there can be clearance issues with the mirror on some cameras.  Ed discusses this issue on many of his listings and is very responsive to any question you may have.

I like the fd 800mm better with my 5d3 than with my 60d.  It may be because I am getting better at my long lens technique and manually focusing than I was with my earlier shots with the 60d.  I guess it is also possible that the older lens quality is such that crop sensor magnifies any issues with the lens as it is my understanding that a crop sensor uses only the center portion of the lens.  I will have to defer to the experts here on this point.  However, I like taking wildlife photos and, as wildlife is more active in the early morning and evening, low light is an issue.  I am able to get useable photos with much higher iso settings with the 5d3 than the 60d and therefore get much higher shutter speeds which is important in using this 24" beast of a long lens with no image stabilization.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #643 on: December 31, 2012, 12:28:02 PM »
another seagull feasting at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve near Half Moon Bay, CA

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #644 on: December 31, 2012, 01:05:38 PM »
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