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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #915 on: May 27, 2013, 10:12:57 PM »
The adult and baby Grebes have been putting on a great show for the last week.  They have so much character and the adults are exceeding patient with the young ones they are trying to feed.

I also like taking photographs of birds in flight, especially take offs.
 
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Grebe 3806, 1/2000, 840 mm, ISO 1,600
Grebe 6459, 1/3200, 840 mm, ISO 4,000
Wood Duck 9435, 1/6400, 280 mm, ISO 1,600
Wood Duck 0201, 1/1600, 280 mm, ISO 1,250

Great shots. Congrats!

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #915 on: May 27, 2013, 10:12:57 PM »

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #916 on: May 27, 2013, 10:20:50 PM »
The adult and baby Grebes have been putting on a great show for the last week.  They have so much character and the adults are exceeding patient with the young ones they are trying to feed.

I also like taking photographs of birds in flight, especially take offs.
 
Shot details:
Grebe 3806, 1/2000, 840 mm, ISO 1,600
Grebe 6459, 1/3200, 840 mm, ISO 4,000
Wood Duck 9435, 1/6400, 280 mm, ISO 1,600
Wood Duck 0201, 1/1600, 280 mm, ISO 1,250
Excellent! I love the last one and the second one.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #917 on: May 27, 2013, 11:24:10 PM »
Thank you guys.

Nice photos you all posting here.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #918 on: May 28, 2013, 01:11:58 AM »
Thanks Dwight, Click and rpt for your comments. 

The 1DX and Canon's excellent lenses has enabled capture of images I only dreamed of in the past.  We are so fortunate to have access to equipment with such outstanding capabilities.  ISO 5,000 with next to no noise, did not think possible in the past, but I shoot at that ISO frequently.  I refer to the 1DX as my nocturnal camera.  Fast autofocus that can track ducks and birds with rapid random motion, just can't believe how good it is.  The Bufflehead is a great example of how fast the focus can lock on.  I only was on this bird for a fraction of a second before the image was taken.  I really didn't think I had captured it.  Anyone who has photographed these birds knows how fast they accelerate and fly.

I don't profess to be an expert at setting up a 1DX or the 5D Mk III, but what generally works for me is to use the manual selection of the AF point along with AF Point expansion, top/bottom/left/right for rapidly moving subjects or no expansion point when I really want to force the camera to focus at a particular spot.  I still have yet to decide which AF case best fits the type of action.  If I'm finding that a particular case is not working well, I change it to one that might.  Anyone care to offer their suggestions as to what AF case number they think works best for particular action shots?

The biggest issue I've found with the images shot with the 600 mm lens at close focus (less than 25 feet), is its shallow dept of field.  If the focus is not spot on, the shot is lost. 

Photographing the Grebes has been fun, challenging and an education.  They have become so accustomed  to me that I can get closer than 15' to them without them being upset.

Thanks to all of you how post images on this forum.  This is a group of outstanding photographers!

Shot details
Minimal, if any cropping was applied to the images.

1st set
Bufflehead: AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer
Gadwall: Servo AF, Case 3 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, center point selected, EF 70-200 mm F/2.8L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer
Duckling: AI Servo AF, Case 6, Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Photoshop
Pintail: AI Servo AF, Case 6, Manual selection of AF point,  AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, center point selected, EF 70-200 mm F/2.8L IS II USM, Photoshop

2nd set
1st Grebe shot: AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer
2st Grebe shot: AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer
Both Wood Ducks: AI Servo AF, Case 3 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, center point selected, EF 70-200 mm F/2.8L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #919 on: May 28, 2013, 01:15:59 AM »
Another set:

Gadwall: AI Servo AF, Case 4, Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion:surround, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer.  ISO 2,000, 1/3200, f/5.0 (it was moving around a lot)

Standing Duckling: AI Servo AF, Case 4 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 4,000, 1/2000, f/5.6 (it was moving around a lot)

Head on Duckling: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 5,000, 1/3200, f/6.3.

Grebe Family: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 3,200, 1/2000, f/10.0

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #920 on: May 28, 2013, 01:21:11 AM »
Another set:

Gadwall: AI Servo AF, Case 4, Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion:surround, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer.  ISO 2,000, 1/3200, f/5.0 (it was moving around a lot)

Standing Duckling: AI Servo AF, Case 4 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 4,000, 1/2000, f/5.6 (it was moving around a lot)

Head on Duckling: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 5,000, 1/3200, f/6.3.

Grebe Family: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 3,200, 1/2000, f/10.0

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love the baby shot wonderful work

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #921 on: May 28, 2013, 02:11:36 AM »
For you Edward.
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Nice one Sanj, yours look like they have a little more Energy, Love the Young Cub.
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #921 on: May 28, 2013, 02:11:36 AM »

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #922 on: May 28, 2013, 02:24:59 AM »
Shot details
Minimal, if any cropping was applied to the images.

1st set
Bufflehead: AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer
Gadwall: Servo AF, Case 3 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, center point selected, EF 70-200 mm F/2.8L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer
Duckling: AI Servo AF, Case 6, Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Photoshop
Pintail: AI Servo AF, Case 6, Manual selection of AF point,  AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, center point selected, EF 70-200 mm F/2.8L IS II USM, Photoshop

2nd set
1st Grebe shot: AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer
2st Grebe shot: AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer
Both Wood Ducks: AI Servo AF, Case 3 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, center point selected, EF 70-200 mm F/2.8L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer

Thank you for sharing your settings and PP app, Sharp Shot!  Invaluable!  Collective sharing and giving is what makes photography fresh and inspiring!

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #923 on: May 28, 2013, 02:32:24 AM »
Another set:

Gadwall: AI Servo AF, Case 4, Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion:surround, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer.  ISO 2,000, 1/3200, f/5.0 (it was moving around a lot)

Standing Duckling: AI Servo AF, Case 4 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 4,000, 1/2000, f/5.6 (it was moving around a lot)

Head on Duckling: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 5,000, 1/3200, f/6.3.

Grebe Family: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 3,200, 1/2000, f/10.0

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Sharp Shot, you're new here as I relatively am.  I must say that your photos and demeanor are worthy of emulating.  You have just instantly become one of my most admired photographers on this forum.

The 600 (I don't have one and don't intend to own one) is just out-of-this-world!  The sharpness of the lens is as expected and the OOF area on those images are just perfect!  You absolutely hit the nail on the head with your focus point/s!  Keep shooting and keep sharing!  Thanks again!
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #924 on: May 28, 2013, 03:33:52 AM »
1Dx 85f/1.2 L II, Shot @ f/5.6 & 1/160th ISO1250
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #925 on: May 28, 2013, 03:49:54 AM »
1Dx 85f/1.2 L II, Shot @ f/5.6 & 1/160th ISO1250


Once again a subtle use of light to produce an atmospheric picture. I particularly like the way you've allowed the two people to lie on the extreme rear plane of focus, giving sharp foreground. I presume you've focused on the slab of meat or even the apples.

I'd be interested to know what time of day it was taken.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #926 on: May 28, 2013, 04:08:04 AM »
1Dx 85f/1.2 L II, Shot @ f/5.6 & 1/160th ISO1250

Careful with them smokers, eml58!  Nicotine sticks to the gear and will deteriorate their value faster than all those safaris you go to!  :)  Besides, we all know second-hand smoke is just as bad!  Another great shot...remarkable colors...they paint the mood of the photo!

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #927 on: May 28, 2013, 04:11:57 AM »
Here are some from a recent trip to San Diego, CA.

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« Reply #928 on: May 28, 2013, 04:30:11 AM »
Another set:

Gadwall: AI Servo AF, Case 4, Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion:surround, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer.  ISO 2,000, 1/3200, f/5.0 (it was moving around a lot)

Standing Duckling: AI Servo AF, Case 4 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 4,000, 1/2000, f/5.6 (it was moving around a lot)

Head on Duckling: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, AF Point expansion: top/bottom/left/right, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X II, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 5,000, 1/3200, f/6.3.

Grebe Family: : AI Servo AF, Case 2 Manual selection of AF point, no expansion, EF 600 mm f/4.0L IS II USM with a 1.4X III, Digital Professional Photographer, ISO 3,200, 1/2000, f/10.0

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love the baby shot wonderful work

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #929 on: May 28, 2013, 04:32:17 AM »
Here are some from a recent trip to San Diego, CA.

Nice work Dwight 8)
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
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