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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4380 on: January 30, 2014, 07:50:30 PM »
Not much of a shot but here's the twist.  It was shot using the 6D wifi from my computer in warmth while it's -20 C on the deck! ;)

However, I'm not too thrilled as I've been having problems keeping the connection and can't get it back.  Anyone have experience with this 6D wifi and know the typical pitfalls?  The EOS utility and live view shooting seems very clunky and I was getting pretty frustrated with the slowness of focus and the time transfering files to the computer etc.  Seems a mixed bag.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4381 on: January 30, 2014, 09:06:15 PM »
Not much of a shot but here's the twist.  It was shot using the 6D wifi from my computer in warmth while it's -20 C on the deck! ;)

However, I'm not too thrilled as I've been having problems keeping the connection and can't get it back.  Anyone have experience with this 6D wifi and know the typical pitfalls?  The EOS utility and live view shooting seems very clunky and I was getting pretty frustrated with the slowness of focus and the time transfering files to the computer etc.  Seems a mixed bag.

Jack

It's entirely possible the -20°C temps are the problem. When it's that cold, the batteries used in DSLRs don't function well. They often can't consistently deliver enough juice to keep the camera operating properly...the shutter will slow, mirror slap may not function properly, and radio connections become intermittent.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4382 on: January 30, 2014, 09:36:06 PM »
Good point jrista.  However, I think I need a course on networks.  I have had so many frustrations with this EOS remote software.  Tonight I downloaded the app to the smartphone and of course I can't get that to work either. >:(

It's got potential and I want to use it but I'm getting pretty frustrated. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4383 on: January 31, 2014, 09:09:40 AM »
Not much of a shot but here's the twist.  It was shot using the 6D wifi from my computer in warmth while it's -20 C on the deck! ;)

However, I'm not too thrilled as I've been having problems keeping the connection and can't get it back.  Anyone have experience with this 6D wifi and know the typical pitfalls?  The EOS utility and live view shooting seems very clunky and I was getting pretty frustrated with the slowness of focus and the time transfering files to the computer etc.  Seems a mixed bag.

Jack

Jack, I'm afraid that is pretty much par for the course.  I have managed to get it work fairly well for some applications, but the refresh rate on your screen is slow, as is focus.  I suspect the focus probably works better with the 70D because of the DPAF and thus faster live view focus.  I don't know that the cold is the factor, though, as I have shot from my car for LE work with it close to -40 outside.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4384 on: January 31, 2014, 11:21:52 AM »
Thanks Dustin, as discouraging as that is.  Am I correct in my observation that there is less functionality on the phone than at the computer - that was even more disappointing.

As Downy crept up and down, fairly slowly, I had difficulty getting the focus point shifted and as you say the response was slow.  However, I did get a few good shots and this would improve if I backed off a bit.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4385 on: January 31, 2014, 09:39:12 PM »
I shot this male cardinal at sunset:


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« Reply #4386 on: January 31, 2014, 11:02:33 PM »
I shot this male cardinal at sunset:



Lovely. Beautiful light.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4387 on: January 31, 2014, 11:35:26 PM »
I shot this male cardinal at sunset:



Lovely. Beautiful light.
Yup! Lovely picture.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4388 on: February 01, 2014, 10:04:50 AM »
Love that male cardinal!  And, while we're on the subject of red birds, here's a so-called "rufous morph" Red-tailed Hawk.


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« Reply #4389 on: February 01, 2014, 10:06:26 AM »
Great shot Steven. Nicely done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4390 on: February 01, 2014, 11:15:21 AM »
Love that male cardinal!  And, while we're on the subject of red birds, here's a so-called "rufous morph" Red-tailed Hawk.
Great shot Steven! What´s the exif?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4391 on: February 01, 2014, 03:36:22 PM »
Nice photo , I think it is a Cassin's Finch.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4392 on: February 01, 2014, 04:07:06 PM »
Bluebird pair was out today. 5D MKIII, ISO 800, 600 II + 1.4X III, f11, 1/1000, -1 & 2/3 fill flash w better beamer.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #4393 on: February 01, 2014, 05:11:06 PM »
Bluebird pair was out today. 5D MKIII, ISO 800, 600 II + 1.4X III, f11, 1/1000, -1 & 2/3 fill flash w better beamer.


Beautiful pictures. I especially like the second one. Well done Vern.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4394 on: February 01, 2014, 09:09:30 PM »
I realized I'd left out the data on that rufous Red Tail.   5Diii, 400 DO, shot at ISO 320, 1/1600 at f7.1, M setting, central focus points only.  Here's another image of the same bird.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4394 on: February 01, 2014, 09:09:30 PM »