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jmeyer

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With the weather we had a few weeks ago, many birds from the west were blown into the Midwest and even further into the East. Here in Wisconsin, there have been several reports of Spotted Towhees, one of them only 40 minutes from me. Today I finally had time to get out, walk around and try to find him. I did find him and it was a life bird! He was hanging around a "late" female Eastern Towhee. 7D mkll / EF600 f4 ll / 1.4x lll.

Jeremy

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usern4cr

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With the weather we had a few weeks ago, many birds from the west were blown into the Midwest and even further into the East. Here in Wisconsin, there have been several reports of Spotted Towhees, one of them only 40 minutes from me. Today I finally had time to get out, walk around and try to find him. I did find him and it was a life bird! He was hanging around a "late" female Eastern Towhee. 7D mkll / EF600 f4 ll / 1.4x lll.

Jeremy

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Wow, jmeyer, beautiful photos! A 600 f4 and 1.4x TC is pretty magical for these long shots with a beautiful background blur. It's starting to make me wonder if I might dare to consider one of the future RF big whites they are hinting at coming out with in the future.

I do have one question: I see you used a 1.4x TC. Do you find you don't want to use a 2x TC because of loss of IQ, or is it just that the 1.4X was all you needed to get the right framing for these shots?
 

jmeyer

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/
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Dec 11, 2014
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Wisconsin
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Wow, jmeyer, beautiful photos! A 600 f4 and 1.4x TC is pretty magical for these long shots with a beautiful background blur. It's starting to make me wonder if I might dare to consider one of the future RF big whites they are hinting at coming out with in the future.

I do have one question: I see you used a 1.4x TC. Do you find you don't want to use a 2x TC because of loss of IQ, or is it just that the 1.4X was all you needed to get the right framing for these shots?
Thank you! The 7D doesn't handle the 2x very well and image quality takes quite a hit, at least in the very limited use I've tried. That being said, I haven't used it or tested it too much, but I feel the 1.4x and cropping produces a far superior image. It's always on the lens unless I come across a situation where 840mm is too much, then I just throw it in my pocket. I do have an extra 500 F4 l sitting in its trunk in my closet...

Jeremy
 
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AlanF

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With the weather we had a few weeks ago, many birds from the west were blown into the Midwest and even further into the East. Here in Wisconsin, there have been several reports of Spotted Towhees, one of them only 40 minutes from me. Today I finally had time to get out, walk around and try to find him. I did find him and it was a life bird! He was hanging around a "late" female Eastern Towhee. 7D mkll / EF600 f4 ll / 1.4x lll.

Jeremy

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Great shots. Must have been very satisfying after the chase.
 
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jprusa

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With the weather we had a few weeks ago, many birds from the west were blown into the Midwest and even further into the East. Here in Wisconsin, there have been several reports of Spotted Towhees, one of them only 40 minutes from me. Today I finally had time to get out, walk around and try to find him. I did find him and it was a life bird! He was hanging around a "late" female Eastern Towhee. 7D mkll / EF600 f4 ll / 1.4x lll.

Jeremy

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Great shots Jeremy! Your persistence paid off
Joe
 
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