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AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Finally got the 90D and am rather quite impressed with it.....
First shot is with the Sigma 150-600mm and the second shot is with the Canon 100-400mm ii.
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Very nice shots! As I have written a couple of times, the 90D pairs very well with the 100-400mm II and Sigma 150-600mm. You used iso 1600 and there is no real noise after the Topaz treatment, giving the lie to that its IQ blows up after 800 iso.
 
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Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
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Hi ISv.
I really like your weather classification system, “the weather is between ISO 25000 and 50000” :LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:

Cheers, Graham.

I like the Pochard!
You are lucky: here the weather is between ISO 25000 and 50000. The mountain is just few km from my place and normally one can "count" the trees there. Today I don't see the mountain because of the rain. And the forecast is for few more days like this (but I hope they are wrong... at least for few hours).:sleep:
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Here's a more serious image
Hi Jaysheldon! I'm not really sure your second photo is more serious! We use to underestimate the intelligence of the animals - explaining it with "instincts" but recently there is significand interest about their 'instincts" (connected with the development of the artificial intelligence probably?!). I'm recently pressed to make a short report (in good, per review journal) about my observations how some local Night Herons are fishing: it needs a lot of more observations (and video!) to make/prove it! So far the juveniles that I have seen are not able to do it (2 specimens). Adults: 1 doing it with a lot of success, 2th ~somewhat (1/3 of the success of the first one) and the Third - absolutely no success. Long story short: if you throw piece of bred in the water they use it very differently! They do not eat it (as expected!) but some of them are more experienced (huh - is it the right term? Why not "smarter" or both?!) to use it for fishing (small Tilapia is attacking the bred instantly on that place)!
 

ISv

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My only contribution from today - I was so stupid to make a chaperone for 4 kids (two families, one of the moms came with me too) - in the zoo... In the same time my wife was taking care about the rest of the two families - like showing them good spots for shopping in Waikiki and eating in good restaurant (all of them are friends). Never more! All this time I was able to take just one very short burst in the big cage where the birds are all around you -huh, not exactly today with all these kids! In generally there is a lot of wild birds in the zoo but with such a company you have no chance!
At least at the end of the day I was able (or angry enough?) to say to all of them - no more!!!

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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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My only contribution from today - I was so stupid to make a chaperone for 4 kids (two families, one of the moms came with me too) - in the zoo... In the same time my wife was taking care about the rest of the two families - like showing them good spots for shopping in Waikiki and eating in good restaurant (all of them are friends). Never more! All this time I was able to take just one very short burst in the big cage where the birds are all around you -huh, not exactly today with all these kids! In generally there is a lot of wild birds in the zoo but with such a company you have no chance!
At least at the end of the day I was able (or angry enough?) to say to all of them - no more!!!

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If photos in walk-in aviaries are allowed, I'll show why I love Java Sparrows from my seeing them close up in Hong Kong aviary. They are so cute. The HK aviary is huge and high as it goes down a hill in the park, allowing the birds a large space in which to fly. I used a bridge camera for these.
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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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If photos in walk-in aviaries are allowed, I'll show why I love Java Sparrows from my seeing them close up in Hong Kong aviary. They are so cute. The HK aviary is huge and high as it goes down a hill in the park, allowing the birds a large space in which to fly. I used a bridge camera for these.
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I'm quite sure there are no bird police in this thread! And we're not here for competition ... well maybe a little friendly competition, which is healthy. ;)