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gabebalazs
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Jan 09, 2014 13:39 |  #4441

^^^ What a nice selection! I envy your bravery battling the cold. Here in NW Ohio, we had 3 days of Level 3 snow emergency, which means ordinary citizens are not allowed on the roads. Temps were also between -15 to -5 for 3 days. So I'm only shooting through my living room window :)
But it's warming up now...


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Jan 09, 2014 15:18 |  #4442

ah good to know my lens is normal for having that rough bokeh at times. Actually I do know it's not the lens' fault but just the lighting of the background.


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Jan 09, 2014 18:03 |  #4443

lol I guess I did get over excited, but I've missed posting.


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Jan 10, 2014 14:35 |  #4444

Neilyb wrote in post #16591537 (external link)
Er no :rolleyes: Everytime I plug in the dock and star the program it checks for firmware... 2mins later I can adjust... then disconnect and do it again... pain...

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Jan 10, 2014 17:51 |  #4445

A few high ISO bird shots just to test my 70D. Detail is definitely reduced but they still look decent at small size. The last two are not very high. 2x TC used, shooting through double paned glass.

ISO 6400:

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/11879251316_2f40999816_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …29108710@N04/11​879251316/  (external link)
Red bellied woodpecker 70D ISO 6400 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

ISO 5000:

IMAGE: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/11878403235_5bf746377a_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …29108710@N04/11​878403235/  (external link)
Female Cardinal 70D ISO 5000 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

ISO 6400:

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/11878846634_0993bf500c_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …29108710@N04/11​878846634/  (external link)
Starling 70D ISO 6400 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

ISO 2000:

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/11879251746_a67d249da3_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …29108710@N04/11​879251746/  (external link)
Female Cardinal 70D ISO 2000 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

ISO 1250:

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/11878403805_cb472f67b9_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …29108710@N04/11​878403805/  (external link)
Female Junco 70D ISO 1250 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Jan 10, 2014 18:32 |  #4446

That Starling looks amazing up close. Guess I should try snapping a couple next time (and it won't look weird I'm photographing a pest lol).


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Jan 10, 2014 18:36 |  #4447

:D yeah, they are pretty from up close. Never knew that until I photographed one a couple years ago.


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Jan 10, 2014 18:43 |  #4448

dufflover wrote in post #16595217 (external link)
That Starling looks amazing up close. Guess I should try snapping a couple next time (and it won't look weird I'm photographing a pest lol).

:lol: few people know that.

Gabe - as always your shots are amazing.


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Jan 10, 2014 18:54 as a reply to  @ gabebalazs's post |  #4449

I think the Starling and Junco are my favorites Gabe. I see a lot of Starlings here but they have yet to come in close. Any hints on how to bring them in?
The weather was grey and rainy (would've preferred snow) all day today so I took a look through some older files and found this one from September. I miss the green.
f6.3, 2x tc, extension tube, uncropped

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Jan 10, 2014 20:47 |  #4450

Cool macro shot!

Starlings are not regular visitors in my backyard, but when they come, they seem to like my suet a lot. So that's what I'd try. Woodpeckers also love it.


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Jan 10, 2014 20:52 |  #4451

While we're at it, here are some more starling shots taken with my Sigma. I have to point out that the second photo was taken by my wife :)
The last 2 are ISO 8000 and 6400. Child's play for a 6D :)

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European Starling 2013 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Gabi's Starling 1 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Starling 6D 600mm (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Starling 6D ISO8000 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/8575368723_3e66e034f6_b.jpg
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Starling 6D ISO6400 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Jan 10, 2014 21:43 |  #4452

With respect to your wife I think I like the first and third best.


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Jan 10, 2014 22:10 |  #4453

Yep Gabe, my 6D seems to shrug off anything ISO 12800 and under. Pretty incredible really considering the cost of the camera.




  
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Jan 11, 2014 01:33 |  #4454

Great shots Gabe, as always. I love the rainbow of colors on the Starlings.
Pax2you and Doofus, you have been getting some great shots as well.

This is my favorite thread on the site.

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Jan 11, 2014 02:41 |  #4455

Evan Idler wrote in post #16596000 (external link)
Great shots Gabe, as always. I love the rainbow of colors on the Starlings.
Pax2you and Doofus, you have been getting some great shots as well.

This is my favorite thread on the site.

--Evan

Thanks Evan, I am flattered to be included in the same compliment as Gabe & Pax2you, but I feel I still have a lot learn about this lens before I worthy of such.


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