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p.52 #1 · Canon autumn photography


Soooper shots Jerry, Db, John & pjhad.

Jerry : The female of the species is far more tolerant to human approach that their male counterparts I think



Nov 16, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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p.52 #2 · Canon autumn photography


tbartick wrote:


What a great shot...love how he is looking off to the side at the camera like that! amazing...love the color too. A lot of personality in that shot.


Thank you, TBartick.

Another flurry of nice shots from all contributors.

Here are some long range shots with handheld 1DX + 400 f/2.8 IS MKII + 2xTC MkIII.


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Nov 16, 2012 at 07:18 PM
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p.52 #3 · Canon autumn photography


Peter -- OMG! More amazing shots! Not only the sharp birds, but those reflections! C'mon, you need to take some wide angle shots to show us your "studio" -- those reflected colors and designs you get are just unbelievable. Just take a P&S along and rip off a few shots.


Nov 16, 2012 at 07:29 PM
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p.52 #4 · Canon autumn photography


Thank you, Jim, but it is quite simple. I am shooting them ducks accross a pond. On the opposite bank there are some oaks trees which have turned red, in fact much of their leaves are gone by now. The "trick" is to wait until something swims into the water reflection area and then shoot. Unfortunately, the pond is quite wide at that point, therefore even with 800mm one has to do a fair bit of crop enlargement.


Nov 16, 2012 at 07:41 PM
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Pure liquid metal and a pijun...pijun would burst into flames, probably wouldn't be smiling...I think your explanation seems more apt though Peter This last shot is impressive to say the least, stunning actually, put a smile on me mug!

A few of your 1D2N shots had the feel/texture...well waited for, seen and captured



Nov 16, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.52 #6 · Canon autumn photography


Thank you, Jerry....while I was waiting for someting to stumble into the fall background reflection, I was also taking potshots at pijuns, if they happened to fly head on. That is quite a sport with 800mm lens, if one happens to be a masochist.

Also, a loonatic pijun swam/dove by, alas, it was too far and it dove under the nice water reflection....boy oh boy, that bird moves under water real good.

Handheld 1DX + 400 f/2.8 IS MkII + 2xTC MkIII.

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Nov 16, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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p.52 #7 · Canon autumn photography


Nice images Peter!
I'm a bit of a flying nut and on viewing your 1st pijun, wings fully extended, that thick part of wing just off body, reminds me of the F14 TomCat. The F14 has that bump/thick bit of wing due to it's landing gear and it's gearing/hydraulics that move the wing between Full Extension to Delta positioning.

As for your watery pijun, must have been a speed swimmer, it looks quite swift as the water wake in front of it is quite rippled!



Nov 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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p.52 #8 · Canon autumn photography


Jerry, that loonatic tricked me a few times already, when I tried to use an approach method I have developed for other shy divers, which is as follows: when they take a dive, I rush to the water's edge, as close as possible to the anticipated point of the exit back onto surface. However, the loonatic dives 2-3 times the anticipated horizontal distance, so I just couldn't catch up to him. Once he also made a u-turn under water I couldn't see, thus he and I ended up on the opposite sides of the pond, 100 ft apart.


Nov 17, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.52 #9 · Canon autumn photography



River of Dreams by robjdickinson, on Flickr



Nov 17, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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p.52 #10 · Canon autumn photography


sritri wrote:
Soooper shots Jerry, Db, John & pjhad.

Jerry : The female of the species is far more tolerant to human approach that their male counterparts I think


I thought it must be my affinity for the female sex of any species (I live with a wife, three daughters, and two - female - dogs), something I've developed over the last several decades in order to preserve my sanity and peace of mind ...

Meanwhile, in Photography Land....
I visited my favorite gingko tree today; leaves are falling fast...
The first two with 24-105L, the last with 300 f/2.8L IS (Mk. 1)...
Jerry

(edit) I've tried with Lightroom 4 and Photoshop, but re-sizing the last one to web size always produces those circular artifacts...sorry about that, but my PP skills aren't up to it yet...






  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens    24mm    f/16.0    1/40s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens    75mm    f/11.0    1/80s    160 ISO    +0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens    300mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




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And this concludes the BIF testing of 400 II + 2xTC combo.
Now, I can go back to using the most suitable lens for the task on hand.
(1DX + 400 II + 2xTC III)

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Nov 17, 2012 at 03:05 AM
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p.52 #12 · Canon autumn photography


PetKal wrote:
And this concludes the BIF testing of 400 II + 2xTC combo.
Now, I can go back to using the most suitable lens for the task on hand.
(1DX + 400 II + 2xTC III)


Super Peter,

YOU passed the test with flying colors. Hope you weren't implying that the 400 combo wasn't suitable.

DB



Nov 17, 2012 at 07:05 AM
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p.52 #13 · Canon autumn photography


Some reflective images on a cloudy day. 1DX with the 500mm II. All bare handed.

Db






  Canon EOS-1D X    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/5000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D X    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/3200s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D X    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/1600s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D X    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 17, 2012 at 08:13 AM
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p.52 #14 · Canon autumn photography


Doctorbird wrote:
Super Peter,

YOU passed the test with flying colors. Hope you weren't implying that the 400 combo wasn't suitable.

DB


Db, as a matter of general principle of BIF shooting, I prefer to trade some FL for a gain in lens (combo) agility.

Well done high key bird shots.



Nov 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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p.52 #15 · Canon autumn photography


RobDickinson wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8192311326_a27fd440fe_b.jpg
River of Dreams by robjdickinson, on Flickr


Love this one.




Nov 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
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Bois de Dieleghem, Bruxelles par Inti Runa, sur Flickr


Parc Roi Baudouin, Jette, Brussels par Inti Runa, sur Flickr


L'automne et les feuilles dorées le long du chemin de fer près de la gare de Jette (Bruxelles) par Inti Runa, sur Flickr


Bois de Larbeek, Jette, Bruxelles par Inti Runa, sur Flickr



Nov 17, 2012 at 04:47 PM
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Bucegi Mountains, Busteni, HDR

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Nov 17, 2012 at 05:06 PM
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p.52 #18 · Canon autumn photography


These are from the Nellis AFB (Las Vegas, NV) airshow. It was the Thunderbirds last airshow of the season. This was my first planes in flight for my new (Canon refurbished) 100-400L on my 5D mk II. I was pretty happy with the lens; reasonable size/weight, liked the push-pull zoom, and fast auto focus.

Jim



© carnac 2012

Close pass - panning one jet as other came into the frame - handheld

  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    400mm    f/14.0    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





© carnac 2012

By the end of the show, the sun was getting pretty low, so some nice color

  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    400mm    f/11.0    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






I liked this stack - a bit different look. Pretty heavy crop - handheld.

  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    400mm    f/10.0    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Nov 17, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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p.52 #19 · Canon autumn photography


5D + 24-105














Nov 17, 2012 at 08:56 PM
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p.52 #20 · Canon autumn photography


Here's a little pijun and a big pijun in autumn environments.
Handheld 1DX + 600 II + 1.4xTC III.

(Please note, these are not backyard feeder birds, nor birds baited otherwise. )

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