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Jan 29, 2016 23:52:44   #
These are a few of my pet juncos.












 
Jan 29, 2016 21:34:55   #
Are you talking brand new glass or new to you glass? Most quality lenses last a really long time and as long as they are clean and in good shape, a good used lens will allow you to get more glass for your money and more bang for your bucks. I'd nix the EF 200 f/2.8L, Get a Tamron SP 70-200 f/2.8, new $1400, used $700-$900, also instead of the 24-70 f/4, look for a good used 28-70 f/2.8L, they haven't been made in a few years but they have excellent optics and can be had for under $700. I have one, use it all the time, great lens. I also have the Tamron, not as good as the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 but it's pretty darn close. Also, if you're looking for a little more reach, the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM is an excellent compact telephoto for around $1300 new, $700 used.
Body wise, if the 7DII is not in the budget, the 70D is an excellent alternative for half the money.
Jan 29, 2016 17:31:20   #
robertjerl wrote:
In general that is true. Modify it to the 7DII is much better/easier to use as a sport/wildlife camera. I own both and after practice I have gotten some very good birds and BIF with my 6D. I went back to the old fashioned way, manual mode, preset everything, wait for the bird to be at the right distance (sometimes I use center point focus and track with a gimbal head).

My ideal bird camera would be a combo of the 7DII AF and other features with the 6D's sensor, maybe a new Mk II higher megapixel 6D sensor. Then I would need to win the lotto to afford one.
In general that is true. Modify it to the 7DII is... (show quote)


A combination of the 7DII AF system (with some enhancements) and a full frame sensor, Hmm, I think I've got what you're looking for, the 5DSr. It's slow like the 6D, but I can live with 5fps, It's got an AF system second to none, though a few less focus points than the 7DII, and that 50.6 mp sensor is with a doubt the best 35mm sensor Canon has ever marketed. Mount the 100-400L II on the 5DSr and you won't need a 1.4x converter, you can crop the images as if you were shooting with a 1200mm lens and still retain good image quality.
Jan 28, 2016 11:28:45   #
Interesting question. For me the answer depends on the camera and what I'm doing at the time. Shooting birds in flight I usually use the center group of focus points. Shooting stationary birds I tend to use either the center point or manually select a point.
Jan 28, 2016 11:09:13   #
A lens divisible by itself and one 8^)
Jan 28, 2016 11:06:16   #
Depends on the camera. Look at it this way, if you have 2 1800 mAh batteries and put them in the grip, most cameras will treat it as a single 3600 mAh battery. Some cameras with more elaborate operating systems will see two batteries and communicate with them individually but will average out the power draw. That way they drain evenly and you replace them at the same time. This of course is for lithium ion batteries. If there are 6 AA batteries in the grip, the camera sees it as
one battery.
 
Jan 28, 2016 07:46:51   #
sailorsmom wrote:
Lucky you! I've never seen one! These are really good shots, Arthur!


A good spot to see eagles close to Horsham is Green Lane Reservoir, there are several that live there year round.
Jan 28, 2016 07:20:52   #
Welcome aboard, looking forward to your fort fotos...
Jan 28, 2016 01:55:03   #
Looks more like a chipping sparrow, not a white throated sparrow.

Nice shots...
Jan 27, 2016 15:24:26   #
Gasoline is still going for over $2.00 here in the land of high road taxes, Pennsylvania.

As for .32 a gallon, never happen, the tax will see to that.

I remember filling up my Kawasaki 350 dirt bike for under $2.00, those were the days...
Jan 27, 2016 13:07:37   #
They're called Red-Bellied because another woodpecker species already had the name Red-Headed. By the way, its a she, and she's a pretty bird...
 
Jan 27, 2016 08:43:43   #
Pixelpusher wrote:
I agree it's not fake it's a composite
This is exactly what I do with well over half my captures.

At first I thought the question was. Is the technical execution good enough to pass for real ? A separate issue from is it photography or digital art ?

Anyway Depth of field and lighting aside I think the whole composition is way too busy. Sure is a lot of stuff to look at.


I did the Bunting for the colors and I thought it turned out fairly well. The Thrasher was more of an impulse playing around thing. They don't really go together, I just wanted to see what it would look like. As I said, just playing, but I thing I'll work on improving my composite skills, it's kinda fun...
Jan 27, 2016 08:37:24   #
I like the way the natural color is coming through on the Jay, more grey than blue. It's a house finch, the brighter red and the brown in his crown give it away. The Cardinals are beautiful. Nice, very nice...
Jan 27, 2016 08:32:25   #
JaiGieEse wrote:
In the aftermath of the war, there were a few companies who saw a niche and rushed to fill same. Similar statues can be found in towns and cities all across the North and South.


Not to mention the hundreds of statues that ended up in Gettysburg.
Jan 27, 2016 08:26:18   #
Very nice, looks cold...
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