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Jan 04, 2017 17:34 |  #5116

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I'll probably make the delivery in person. I'd want to take look at your menagerie up there. ;)

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Jan 04, 2017 18:43 |  #5117

Your fox shots keep me coming back to this thread, Jeff.

It's January... JANUARY, and today's temperature: 59 degrees (Fahrenheit). No snow = more boring photos. I need variation!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up and WINTER already! There's a 20% chance of some snow Friday morning, but I'll be happily at work where I can't enjoy it.



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Jan 04, 2017 19:20 |  #5118

MatthewK wrote in post #18233478 (external link)
Your fox shots keep me coming back to this thread, Jeff.

It's January... JANUARY, and today's temperature: 59 degrees (Fahrenheit). No snow = more boring photos. I need variation!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up and WINTER already! There's a 20% chance of some snow Friday morning, but I'll be happily at work where I can't enjoy it.

Thanks Matt, heck of a compliment. This one's for you then Matt. Been working on it here and there last couple day's Best of the day that day I think. But thats just me lol end of Dec.. 29th I think


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Jan 04, 2017 19:24 |  #5119

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Oh, I edited my previous post while you were replying. Go back and read the edited version

Well, it looks like I replied to myself. That's what I get for getting excited.

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Jan 04, 2017 20:36 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #5120

Holy smokes that's sweet! I need (really want) one of the 100-400L now.




  
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Jan 05, 2017 03:37 |  #5121

MatthewK wrote in post #18233478 (external link)
Your fox shots keep me coming back to this thread, Jeff.

It's one of the reasons I'm still subbed to this thread too.

That said, I have a theory that Jeff's actually a taxidermist. At least, it makes me feel better with regard to my lack of wildlife photography skills ;-)a


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Jan 05, 2017 04:36 |  #5122

Pondrader wrote in post #18233511 (external link)
Thanks Matt, heck of a compliment. This one's for you then Matt. Been working on it here and there last couple day's Best of the day that day I think. But thats just me lol end of Dec.. 29th I think

I'm very honored, this is again a top-shelf photo. Majestic creatures, I love seeing them; I actually show my wife your fox pics, and she really likes them too. We have a resident fox that lives somewhere out back of our neighborhood. I've ran into him/her once, by chance, but otherwise it's always at a distance.

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It's one of the reasons I'm still subbed to this thread too.

That said, I have a theory that Jeff's actually a taxidermist. At least, it makes me feel better with regard to my lack of wildlife photography skills ;-)a

:-P animitronics, another viable explanation.



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Jan 05, 2017 04:44 |  #5123

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Shooting above f/8 is not something that you want to do on birds, 99.9% of the time.

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Try for f/8, 1/1000 or faster, and whatever ISO gets you there.

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On your 7D2 you will not see any difference in IQ between ISO 100 and ISO 1600 other than the slow shutter speeds that will rob you of a sharp image!

Got it - thanks gentlemen!

The 100-400II + 1.4x combo is of course wide open at f8 so I shall pretty much leave it there for my birding and crank the ISO so as to get a more respectable shutter speed (like >1000).

Not being experienced with PP I can now see that whatever noise this may introduce can be nullified quite easily, so I just need to boldly go forth with my ISO!




  
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Jan 05, 2017 08:39 |  #5124

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Got it - thanks gentlemen!

The 100-400II + 1.4x combo is of course wide open at f8 so I shall pretty much leave it there for my birding and crank the ISO so as to get a more respectable shutter speed (like >1000).

Not being experienced with PP I can now see that whatever noise this may introduce can be nullified quite easily, so I just need to boldly go forth with my ISO!

Awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labor! How are you getting on level with those wood peckers? So far, I can't get the Red Bellies to come down from the tops of the trees haha Downies and Flickers I've had some more success with.

At a certain point, you'll want to remove the 1.4x in order to gain back that stop of light, and maybe drop SS down to 1/640. That'll get you some more light gathering, but you'll lose reach. Again, ISO is your final resort; experiment with how high you're willing to go before losing too much detail. Lastly, where you are shooting will determine what you can do. I shot a lot in the woods (same subjects: woodpeckers, flickers, etc), and light gets scarce quick.



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Jan 05, 2017 09:40 |  #5125

MatthewK wrote in post #18233478 (external link)
It's January... JANUARY, and today's temperature: 59 degrees (Fahrenheit). No snow = more boring photos. I need variation!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up and WINTER already! There's a 20% chance of some snow Friday morning, but I'll be happily at work where I can't enjoy it.

Denver is getting nailed right now. You can have our leftovers in a couple of days...


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Jan 05, 2017 09:44 |  #5126

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Denver is getting nailed right now. You can have our leftovers in a couple of days...

Noooooo! I hate those Colorado lows. They find a way to make it here. I've had enough.


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Jan 05, 2017 16:22 |  #5128

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Jan 05, 2017 21:59 |  #5129

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A little something in the front yard

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Jan 05, 2017 22:15 |  #5130

I have posted about this before but here is one more look. I live on a residential street near the top of a hill. The street dead ends onto a cross street eight tenths of a mile away. Near a school. So when I get a new camera or lens my litmus test for a clear picture and solid focus is the school zone sign near the end of the road. 3/4 mile away hand held. and of course the picture must be cropped at one to one or more to see the signs. My old 7D and EF 100-400 mark 1 struggled with this. The 7D-II and EF 100-400 mark II seem to do pretty darn well. The short shot below was shot at 35mm and so equates to about 56mm. Crop camera and all. The signs are all the way at the end of the street in the fog. Almost not visible. The close up was shot with the EF 100-400 II and a 1.4 multiplier. Hand held through a lot of focus robbing cross wires. I am very happy with this lens.

Thanks for looking.
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