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jmeyer

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/
Dec 11, 2014
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I'm finally getting some of my warbler shots edited from May! I had another fantastic warbler migration, in Wisconsin, with 34 species and 3 different sub-species. I normally shoot with the 7D mkll / EF 500 f4 / 1.4xlll, but for 10 days I loaned the 1DX mkll and EF 800 f5.6 from Canon. I haven't edited any photos from the 1DX yet, because I'm still on Lightroom 5.7. I also recently purchased the 100-400 ll and used that as well this spring. The 100-400 is one amazing lens! It's as sharp as my 500 wide open and even at 560 f8, it's extremely sharp! I read reviews and saw what people on here have said, so I was hoping it was going to be great, but it has exceeded my expectations. I will post two sets of photos and all are taken with the 7d mkll and either EF 800, EF500 or EF 100-400 ll. I'm not sure if the names show on each picture, so I'll list them.

Jeremy

American Redstart
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler



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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
I'm finally getting some of my warbler shots edited from May! I had another fantastic warbler migration, in Wisconsin, with 34 species and 3 different sub-species. I normally shoot with the 7D mkll / EF 500 f4 / 1.4xlll, but for 10 days I loaned the 1DX mkll and EF 800 f5.6 from Canon. I haven't edited any photos from the 1DX yet, because I'm still on Lightroom 5.7. I also recently purchased the 100-400 ll and used that as well this spring. The 100-400 is one amazing lens! It's as sharp as my 500 wide open and even at 560 f8, it's extremely sharp! I read reviews and saw what people on here have said, so I was hoping it was going to be great, but it has exceeded my expectations. I will post two sets of photos and all are taken with the 7d mkll and either EF 800, EF500 or EF 100-400 ll. I'm not sure if the names show on each picture, so I'll list them.

Jeremy

American Redstart
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler



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A big thank you for this posting. How inspirational!!
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Great series of warbler portraits Jeremy! I'm impressed both by the quality of the pictures and by the sheer number of different birds within this family that you managed to capture...! (y)(y)
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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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I'm finally getting some of my warbler shots edited from May! I had another fantastic warbler migration, in Wisconsin, with 34 species and 3 different sub-species. I normally shoot with the 7D mkll / EF 500 f4 / 1.4xlll, but for 10 days I loaned the 1DX mkll and EF 800 f5.6 from Canon. I haven't edited any photos from the 1DX yet, because I'm still on Lightroom 5.7. I also recently purchased the 100-400 ll and used that as well this spring. The 100-400 is one amazing lens! It's as sharp as my 500 wide open and even at 560 f8, it's extremely sharp! I read reviews and saw what people on here have said, so I was hoping it was going to be great, but it has exceeded my expectations. I will post two sets of photos and all are taken with the 7d mkll and either EF 800, EF500 or EF 100-400 ll. I'm not sure if the names show on each picture, so I'll list them.

Jeremy
Beautiful shots. As you know, I have been praising the 100-400mm II for ever. It's just so sharp with very fast AF, and the 98cm MFD makes it great for close ups of insect etc. It's so handy for opportunistic shots of birds, and so it's my go to lens. It pairs particularly well with high density sensors like those on the 5DSR and 7DII which give better reach in reasonable light.
 
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Pape

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Beautiful shots. As you know, I have been praising the 100-400mm II for ever. It's just so sharp with very fast AF, and the 98cm MFD makes it great for close ups of insect etc. It's so handy for opportunistic shots of birds, and so it's my go to lens. It pairs particularly well with high density sensors like those on the 5DSR and 7DII which give better reach in reasonable light.
you are getting me convinced about 100-400 .is it as sharp when 1 meter bug shoot too?
Been trying shoot bugs with 40cm focus distance and its difficult when bug is awake and observing dangers.
Macro lenses must be good only for sleeping and dead bugs.
Awesome thing you can change bug shooting to bird shooting just with turning mode button :)