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p.1 #1 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Visited my parents i FL over the holidays and made a trip to Black Point Loop in MErritt Island NWR. I felt a bit range limited with the 5 D Mark II and the 100-400. A used 7D or if I save up for a while a 1D Mark IV and 1.4 extender might be in the works... Just dreaming a bit there.

Any C and C appreciated.

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Jan 03, 2013 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #2 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Super work. Your sight is very slow.....


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Jan 03, 2013 at 01:26 AM
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p.1 #3 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Seems OK on this end even after clearing the Cache. Anyone else having issues?

http://www.laughingtotemphoto.com/



Jan 03, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #4 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


You got some nice looking images here. A bit tight on the gator's head. Quite like the first 3.


Jan 03, 2013 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #5 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


A very nice set Mark. 1 and 4 stand out for me ~ Ron


Jan 03, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #6 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Yeah I fought with th framing on the gator. In order to not have the snout obstructed by the grass I couldn't reallyshorten the perspective and even though the tail was partially in the water I don't want it to look cut off.


Jan 03, 2013 at 01:48 AM
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p.1 #7 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Some of the initial loads aren't the fastest but for the most part it seems fine to me. That's my line of work for what that's worth.

Nice job on these Mark, you would never know you aren't a wildlife guy. For c&c, I would like to see more room in front of 1 and the bird moved to the right in 6 so that it is less centered.

Tim



Jan 03, 2013 at 02:04 AM
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p.1 #8 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Thanks for the C and C Tim. The issues you point to are exactly why I'm not much of a wildlife guy. My focus and recompose abilities are a bit lacking. I don't trust the outer points on the Mark II soI use center point and try and compose from there. Meanwhile the critter decided to move and I get flustered and have to start over or curse myself for missing the shot1

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Jan 03, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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p.1 #9 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


#5 is just lovely
#1 has great color and for me the vignette worked here
#2 nice comp
#3 nice whites and nice shot
#4 seems a bit dark to me
#6 not your fault on the light
#7 I'd do all I could to keep my distance from that one!
#8 tight, horizontal may have worked better

Nice variety and well captured
Karl



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p.1 #10 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Thanks for the feedback Karl! I appreciate it.


Jan 03, 2013 at 02:31 AM
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p.1 #11 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


river rover wrote:
Thanks for the C and C Tim. The issues you point to are exactly why I'm not much of a wildlife guy. My focus and recompose abilities are a bit lacking. I don't trust the outer points on the Mark II soI use center point and try and compose from there. Meanwhile the critter decided to move and I get flustered and have to start over or curse myself for missing the shot1


Have you tried using the back button focus technique - that will speed up your focus and recompose problem ~ Ron




Jan 03, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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p.1 #12 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


I tried it once a little while back but forgot completely about it! I'll set up a wildlife CF with it next time around. Thanks for the reminder!


Jan 03, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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p.1 #13 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


What a variety!


Jan 03, 2013 at 02:55 AM
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p.1 #14 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Very nice Mark, the first stands out to me.

Rob



Jan 03, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #15 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Hey, RR, this is a very nice set and you don't have to apologize for your reach -- it's very often great to see a bit of landscape around the critter. Back button focus is definitely helpful for this stuff, but it looks like you fumbled your way into some very nice photos even without it.
Mark



Jan 03, 2013 at 03:08 AM
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p.1 #16 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


all are very nice Mark


Jan 03, 2013 at 09:27 AM
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p.1 #17 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


OK have to add one more. There was a turkey vulture standing on the top of one of the viewing platforms. I thought what the heck, so I started slowly approaching. I don't like spooking birds so I took it very slowly and atthe first sign of agitation I was going to stop. After a couple minutes i became less concerned about spooking him and more concerned that I had found a vulture undergoing an existential crisis. I began to wonder if he had finally had enough of WAITING for something to die.








Jan 03, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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p.1 #18 · A landscape guy does Merritt Island NWR.


Very nice indeed Mark, I like them all
David



Jan 03, 2013 at 07:56 PM





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