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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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I did shoot a bird with the R today but then my card reader wouldn't work and I got sidetracked but here is a birder's lens and camera cover I made for Costa Rica in case anyone is interested, and it's shot with the R.:)

Can you believe it; we were booked on a 737 Calgary to Toronto but luckily today they re-booked us on an earlier flight, same day!

I used waterproof tent material and just sewed a tube for the lens and cut a hole for the Jobu handle. What to do with the camera region - it's tough so I just sewed a chunk of leather that adds a bit of weight and flops over the bottom of the 1DX2 when it's slung over my shoulder. Made a second one for the R with the 70-200 and in that case I added Velcro so it fastens together around the straps.

Probably there is something better commercially but this fits the 400 really nicely
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Cog

EOS 7D MK II
Dec 6, 2013
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What equipment were you using, shooting from a canoe...?
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Just a camera and sometimes a tripod with a gimbal head. But I don't often have a chance to use it. Usually only if it's quiet enough or if water is low enough. I took these pics handheld because it was easier to control the boat this way in strong wind. I'm thinking about a holder that can be easily mounted but haven't found anything suitable yet.
 

AlanF

5DSR
Aug 16, 2012
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Cormorants are the photographers friend. I still remember the first time I saw one drying its wings! Well done cog,
 

dolina

millennial
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AlanF

5DSR
Aug 16, 2012
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@AlanF - great series of this couple of Kingfishers! Such beautiful birds - and so fast unless sitting down ;)... Did you have any opportunity for 'in motion' shots? (swinging the fish against the branch to stun / diving / returning from the dive / etc. ...)
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And some more - I took the 5DIV with bare 400mm f/4 to get these shots for you, sacrificing resolution for speed.

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