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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1605 on: September 03, 2013, 07:56:13 PM »
Using the new 200-400mm f/4 with the built in 1.4 extender on a monopod.  Combined with the 1Dx, it's my all-time favorite combination.   Flipping the extender out as the boats got closer took a bit of getting used to, now, I wouldn't trade that flexibility for the world.  There are times I miss the even-better bokeh from the f/2.8 glass, but I really can't complain.

Nice Images Fabrizio, hope to hear more from you on this 1Dx + 200-400f/4 combo, I agree with you though, it really does work well.
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1605 on: September 03, 2013, 07:56:13 PM »

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1606 on: September 03, 2013, 08:22:23 PM »
Thanks EMl58 for catching the link error :) I should of checked it 

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1607 on: September 04, 2013, 10:54:42 AM »
Been awhile since I posted any in here - its volleyball season back here in the states.
Using both the 200/2 and 70-200 2.8 II, and this one really caught my eye. Love the AF, case 1

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« Reply #1608 on: September 04, 2013, 01:27:45 PM »
More Bears, Northern Islands Svalbard.

Shot from a Zodiac, 1Dx + 200-400f/4.

great shots eml!...curious, what are you using for editing, LR4?

Thanks Northstar, Basically my Workflow is like this, of course it depends on how well I made the capture in the first place, I think Generally I wouldn't spend more than 10 to 15 minutes on an Image. If I cocked it up at Capture I keep it to remind me of what I did wrong, but I don't work on the Image, a poor Image cant really be made a Good Image with Software, mostly.

I bring everything into LR, currently LR4 but I do have LR5, just haven't got around to setting it up yet.

In LR I mainly look at WB & Crop, not much else, I use LR mostly to manage my Files.

Then into PS, currently CS6, there I look at Brightness, Levels & Curves depending on what seems to be needed, I like to work in Layers, gives me the opportunity to go back later if I need to.

I use NIK, but mostly if I need some very local adjustment, I do this from CS6 in a Layer, i.e.. On the recent Polar Bear Images I used NIK to adjust brightness on the bears, in the Wild the Bears are more a Dirty Yellow rather than White, if your expecting Golden Compass Bears it's disappointing, no Armour as well.

Only other things I use are On One Effects 4, some work on the Eyes, maybe some small adjustments to background colour, I like On One Photo Suite 7, my hopes for a future Adobe PS Killer without the yearly subscription (I wont get started on this).

If Noise is an issue, rarely, but it depends on the original conditions and what ISO I've used, I go to NIK's DeFine2, there are others, but I find this works best for me, the localised ability to adjust is great, mostly I find Noise becomes an issue in uniform backgrounds and the main Object of the Image doesn't require any adjustment, NIK's DeNoise seems to handle this well.

Then very rarely I use Filter Forge 3, this I use if I want to set a uniform lightness to the background in some Images, FF is a big programme that does a lot, but I use it very rarely, If you have spare time, nothing to do, this is a great Programme for just messing around with an Image to see what comes out of the Mix.

Last stop is again On One for some sharpening.

To resize for the Web (CR) I use On One Resize.

I enjoy the after Image part almost as much as the Image taking, almost, it's nice to take a RAW Image that has had some effort made in the Capture, and see where you can make adjustments to bring the Image more to life, I'de love to be able to Paint or draw, but my creative ability in that area resides in the ability to do 0's & x's, so it's Photography that works for me and the Post Image work as well.

All of this is a little subjective, If I did a really good job in the first place, then it's 5 minutes work per Image, I've heard a lot from People (generally the un informed), about the evils of "Photoshopped" Images, but 100% of my Images go through Photoshop, I shoot RAW, as do most People that are serious about their Images, so some form of adjustment is required, LR & PS are pretty well it for the moment and likely to stay that way for a while, unfortunately.

My apologies if this became a little long winded.

Eml, thanks very much for taking the time to share your work flow....very informative and helpful.
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1609 on: September 04, 2013, 03:09:07 PM »
. . . trying A LOT lately with the 200 f2 as it seems it need completely different setup than other lenses. The dof is, well, non existent so it has to be the right balance between "edgy and steady" . . .


The Dowitcher is a nice shot, good action.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1610 on: September 05, 2013, 12:14:15 AM »
Svalbard Northern Islands, around 80 degrees North.

I was surprised at the size of Walrus, these were huge Animals in many cases the size of Elephant Seals I had seen in 2012 at McQuarie Island in the Antarctic, with the addition of pretty fearsome Tusks, which they had no qualms about using on each other.

Walrus Image 1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 400mm f/4.5 & 1/1250th ISO250

The Harp Seals, along with the Bearded & Ringed Seals are the main Prey for Polar Bears, I found it difficult to find an interesting way to shoot these guys, other than in the jaws of a Polar Bear, unfortunately on this trip that wasn't to be, but in 2010 on a trip to the North Pole, we saw several Polar Bear Kills in the Russian Franz Joseph Land Islands.

Harp Seal Image 1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/100th ISO400
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1611 on: September 05, 2013, 06:23:04 AM »
I like the one with the Walrus fighting. Great shot Edward. I got the chance to see Walrus in Artic, and yes, they're huge animal.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1611 on: September 05, 2013, 06:23:04 AM »

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1612 on: September 05, 2013, 02:56:25 PM »
The Dowitcher is a nice shot, good action.

Thank you!

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« Reply #1613 on: September 05, 2013, 11:11:23 PM »
Not bad for a 300 f/4 + 2X III, handheld, 1/60 f/8 ISO 8000.  I dialed the taillight down a bit and cropped it a little but there is no NR or colour changes.  Jim

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1614 on: September 06, 2013, 02:38:37 PM »

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« Reply #1615 on: September 06, 2013, 03:49:32 PM »


Wow! Wow! Wow! That is simply incredible. What an amazing shot. How did you do it?
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1616 on: September 06, 2013, 04:09:47 PM »


Wow! Wow! Wow! That is simply incredible. What an amazing shot. How did you do it?

Wow ! That's exactly my first impression   

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« Reply #1617 on: September 06, 2013, 04:58:12 PM »



I love this shot. Great timing. Well done Lemmy.  8)

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« Reply #1618 on: September 06, 2013, 05:22:59 PM »


great shot!  tell us the details of how?
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1619 on: September 06, 2013, 05:43:36 PM »
1Dx
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
f/2.8 @ 1/2000
ISO 400


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