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Mar 13, 2012 03:32 |  #2116

Good shots, everyone. Nice colorful birds.


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Mar 13, 2012 03:37 |  #2117

misty66 wrote in post #14076781 (external link)
Peter, those last two look very good.

Thanks Sandra the last 2 shots was with the tripod while the first pic was handheld.
I have to get used of shooting handheld with the TC on, the 300mm feels heavier with the TC. I need more practice.


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Mar 13, 2012 03:38 |  #2118

Mike55 wrote in post #14076782 (external link)
Good shots, everyone. Nice colorful birds.

Thanks Mike....


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Mar 13, 2012 03:40 |  #2119

Blackwell69 wrote in post #14072559 (external link)
A few from this weekend at the Zoo.

This one at 420mm
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This is an excellent shot with the TC.


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Mar 13, 2012 03:51 |  #2120

Peter2516 wrote in post #14076794 (external link)
Thanks Sandra the last 2 shots was with the tripod while the first pic was handheld.
I have to get used of shooting handheld with the TC on, the 300mm feels heavier with the TC. I need more practice.

Start Pumping iron man!!!! If you ever plan to upgrade from the 70-200 f/4L IS USM.. to the f/2.8 IS II USM, you'll need some arms.. especially for birds/BIF. :P Or even the 500mm Sigmas (50-500 OS/150-500 OS), they're even bigger and heavier.

You're doing well, but the Cockatiel shots would have been better on tripod/monopod. ;)


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Mar 13, 2012 03:57 |  #2121

1Tanker wrote in post #14076831 (external link)
Start Pumping iron man!!!! If you ever plan to upgrade from the 70-200 f/4L IS USM.. to the f/2.8 IS II USM, you'll need some arms.. especially for birds/BIF. :P Or even the 500mm Sigmas (50-500 OS/150-500 OS), they're even bigger and heavier.

You're doing well, but the Cockatiel shots would have been better on tripod/monopod. ;)

Thanks Kel I think I would need to enroll in a gym he he he. :D, I always go to the local parks in Seattle do you think with the TC on a monopod is ok for everyday use?
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Mar 13, 2012 07:22 |  #2122

Peter2516 wrote in post #14076845 (external link)
Thanks Kel I think I would need to enroll in a gym he he he. :D, I always go to the local parks in Seattle do you think with the TC on a monopod is ok for everyday use?
Thanks...

Peter, a monopod sure can't hurt, provided you know how to use it. I've never mastered the art of monopods, and have never used mine.

As far as hand holding, as long as your settings are correct, and there's loads of light, you should do just fine. Most of my more recent shots (including the Osprey and the Raccoon shots) were hand held. I've been doing a lot of experimenting at shutter priority at 1/2000, especially if it's a subject likely to move at all. If the light isn't good though, you would need to make adjustments.

The photos of Jiles are pretty good, especially considering you were indoors. I think with more light available, they would have been even better, so keep practicing.

Another thing I'm going to be doing now, once I get my camera back, is flash....... yes, even outdoors. I think that fill flash makes a huge difference, but I have loads to learn about using my flash. While we have loads of light here in Florida, it's very harsh, and that's where I think flash will make a very big difference.

Keep practicing my friend. Your work has improved drastically, and the TC is like anything else. It's a learning curve, and I'm still learning about that too.


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Mar 13, 2012 09:50 |  #2123

Thanks Anne for the advise I appreciate it. I will try shutter priority too. I will hold off the monopod first I used to have one and return it. I will continue practicing handheld until I get comfy with it. Thanks. I tried using flash last weekend in our backyard yes it help bringing out the subject because of the flash so I am going to get that Beamer from the link you gave me. Thank you Anne I hope you get your camera soon.


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Mar 13, 2012 09:52 |  #2124

Peter2516 wrote in post #14077864 (external link)
Thank you Anne I hope you get your camera soon.

Thanks Peter. It's on the way to Virginia as we speak. Due there by Wednesday, and then it's all up to Canon.


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Mar 13, 2012 11:07 as a reply to  @ eaglssong's post |  #2125

A few shots taken using a Canon 1.4x TC II (San Juan Island, western Washington State).

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Mar 13, 2012 12:04 |  #2126

2x4b523p wrote in post #14078226 (external link)
A few shots taken using a Canon 1.4x TC II (San Juan Island, western Washington State).

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Great shot with the tc on. I've been to San Juan island very nice place. It is also great getaway for the weekend. Maybe this summer will visit, our friend got married there in a little chapel by the waterfront in Friday harbor.


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Mar 13, 2012 16:18 |  #2127

I use a monopod, as I can't handhold mine. Can't even handhold the 70-200 f4, without IS haha...but using a mono surely works for me. I don't always like it. But when I take it off and come home with blurred photos I can kick myself...so I try to use it as much as I have too.

2x4b523p, those are very nice.


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Mar 13, 2012 16:19 |  #2128

I always try to use the monopod with this setup.


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Mar 13, 2012 16:29 |  #2129

That is good to know Mike and Misty...perharps I will get used to it if I buy a monopod again, I returned it because I always have this feeling that I will missed the handle one day. Unlike the tripod that has 3 legs against 1 I feel more confident. But thanks for sharing I will surely buy a monopod after 2 weeks I'd like to get used to handholding this combo first.


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Mar 13, 2012 16:56 |  #2130

The monopod comes in handy when you're wating for things like bears and moose. It really takes a load off and adds to image sharpness, IMHO. I use the manfrotto 680B with the 234RC head.


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