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« Reply #1755 on: June 23, 2013, 01:33:45 AM »
And finally here's a mean so-and-so destroying the mountain ash tree in my back yard!

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« Reply #1756 on: June 23, 2013, 01:42:56 AM »
And finally here's a mean so-and-so destroying the mountain ash tree in my back yard!

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Nice! I mean the picture - not nice that he is destroying your tree... ;)

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« Reply #1757 on: June 23, 2013, 01:54:23 AM »
Oh, I've already forgiven him even though he didn't say he was sorry!  In fact he was quite impudent.
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« Reply #1758 on: June 23, 2013, 02:00:57 AM »
Oh, I've already forgiven him even though he didn't say he was sorry!  In fact he was quite impudent.
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May be next time shoot him at f7.1 or f8. As he is not flying, you can drop the speed to 1/500 and with your 6D, kick up ISO to 3200...

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« Reply #1759 on: June 23, 2013, 02:22:13 AM »
And finally here's a mean so-and-so destroying the mountain ash tree in my back yard!

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How much have you had to crop this ? I'm surprised youve been able to get anything like close enough to the woodpecker for a 300mm lens to be effective. I certainly couldn't with our British woodpeckers !

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« Reply #1760 on: June 23, 2013, 02:53:43 AM »
Eastern Spine Bill feeding in the correas. I spied him this morning, making his way through the correa bush in my back garden. So, with 15min to spare, I waited for a repeat performance. Sure enough, he popped back :)

A fast little mover (think humming bird), so from 4m away, I just held the button down until the memory buffer filled :)

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« Reply #1761 on: June 23, 2013, 06:44:48 AM »
And finally here's a mean so-and-so destroying the mountain ash tree in my back yard!

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How much have you had to crop this ? I'm surprised youve been able to get anything like close enough to the woodpecker for a 300mm lens to be effective. I certainly couldn't with our British woodpeckers !

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« Reply #1727 on: June 20, 2013, 06:57:49 AM » on p 116
I think he probably used his pre-positioned self made treepod device and wi-fi control. Ingenious :)
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« Reply #1762 on: June 23, 2013, 11:59:20 AM »
Trumpeter swans...
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« Reply #1763 on: June 23, 2013, 12:01:50 PM »
Hi Guys,

It's fun having a moment in the lime light but really the truth be known, it was a relatively easy shot.  Firstly, it's been crazy rainy here in Alberta (flooding) and the weather has been changing almost every few minutes all day every day.  In beautiful sunshine and then almost drown in a moment.  I gave up trying to push the ISO down with better depth of field because - no the treepod wasn't being used this time  ;) - I was sitting on a stepladder getting a very sore butt trying to remain frozen for long enough to sneak a shot.

The location is far from my desktop computer and the WiFi was just too slow to work properly in this case, taking forever to transfer files and refusing to focus, but now I know the potential with a laptop or iphone.  However, tree's aren't always where you want them so it remains to be seen if this treepod was worth the hours of fooling (might not have even attempted this if it wasn't for the detractors laughing about Canon's "useless gimmick" - that really got my goat).  Can't you just picture that thing clamped up a tree 20 feet looking down on a nest - and then me lying on the ground after the fall :o

The male is leery and complains and tells me to get lost but the female landed no more than 2 feet from my head.  No chance of a shot!  I'm surprized my wife hasn't come out and clubbed me with the broom as there are important chores to tend to!

That shot was an almost full frame vertical cropped full width horizontal (I was experiencing the decreased performance of the AF with the uppermost focus point, shooting vertical trying to catch his eye, which is another issue).  Otherwise, I'm just thrilled with my 6D.

This one is cropped maybe 20%:  6D  300  500th  F8  ISO 1250

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« Reply #1764 on: June 23, 2013, 12:12:02 PM »
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« Reply #1765 on: June 23, 2013, 12:14:14 PM »
I love your Yellow Bellied Sapsucker. Very nice shot Jack.

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« Reply #1766 on: June 23, 2013, 01:53:34 PM »

This one is cropped maybe 20%:  6D  300  500th  F8  ISO 1250

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« Reply #1767 on: June 23, 2013, 03:17:01 PM »

This is an HDR treatment.  Five bracketed exposures combined in Photomatix.  I was actually only about 6' away from this goose as I was shooting.  Looks farther because I was maxed zoomed out on my 24-70 2.8L II.  I spent 30 minutes in the water inching my up on him.


And this is what was directly behind my back. This was taken 10 minutes after the previous shot but turned 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

I live in Northwest Florida and this flock of Canada geese has taken up permanent residence.  They've been around for several years and never go home to Canada.  They gather in this same spot every night taking advantage of the free feed that is thrown out by two or three women that come here every evening with buckets of corn and bread scraps.

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« Reply #1768 on: June 23, 2013, 03:30:06 PM »

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« Reply #1769 on: June 23, 2013, 05:07:29 PM »

This is an HDR treatment.  Five bracketed exposures combined in Photomatix.  I was actually only about 6' away from this goose as I was shooting.  Looks farther because I was maxed zoomed out on my 24-70 2.8L II.  I spent 30 minutes in the water inching my up on him.

And this is what was directly behind my back. This was taken 10 minutes after the previous shot but turned 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

I live in Northwest Florida and this flock of Canada geese has taken up permanent residence.  They've been around for several years and never go home to Canada.  They gather in this same spot every night taking advantage of the free feed that is thrown out by two or three women that come here every evening with buckets of corn and bread scraps.
Excellent pictures! I guess the geese figured out about the potential change in immigration laws and they are probably not truly naturalized Canadian Geese ;)

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