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Apr 07, 2017 16:03 |  #5761

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The last Coyotes I posted were in captive conditions, this one's the real deal.

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great capture

this picture shows why this lens is so good and it also shows its one sort of weird issue - the apparent optical doubling of distant branches in the OOF areas that can sometimes happen in the right light

i think i would personally crop it tighter to remove some of the foreground and rear OOF areas because your model is that good


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Apr 08, 2017 12:05 |  #5762

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great capture

this picture shows why this lens is so good and it also shows its one sort of weird issue - the apparent optical doubling of distant branches in the OOF areas that can sometimes happen in the right light

i think i would personally crop it tighter to remove some of the foreground and rear OOF areas because your model is that good

not sure, but you might have been on the dinner menu

Thanks, Wallstreet. I didn't notice the weird look to the branches until you mentioned it. I'll keep an eye out for the conditions that cause that. This was very early morning right at sunrise but we were still in the shade of the mountains. I also did a tighter crop after you mentioned it when I posted this to IG and you're right, looks better that way.

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Apr 08, 2017 15:10 |  #5763

Encountered two junior squirrels & their mom on yesterday's walk


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Apr 08, 2017 16:50 |  #5764

A couple of shots of snail kites taken in Florida a week ago. The second shot shows the bird with a snail.


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Apr 09, 2017 18:47 |  #5765

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Apr 10, 2017 03:42 |  #5766

If only....someone would make an EF to M tilt adapter. I could use the 100-400 on an M5 (or maybe a 70-200).
f11 just did not provide enough DOF, f16 was not much better.

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Apr 10, 2017 07:56 |  #5767

Dave - I know you have a wide variety of poisonous snakes down there. What kind is that? Yea really a shame it wasn't fully in focus as is a very interesting color patterned snake. Would backing up have helped?


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Apr 10, 2017 08:21 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #5768

When shooting super-lethal snakes in Australia, easy fix for shallow depth of field: shoot from 20 meters away at f/11. Gives you 1.67m of DOF. Average length of Death Noodle is .46m, so you're good to go.

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Apr 10, 2017 11:05 |  #5769

couple from the other day. Cant decide which format is better suited to subject . 1. as a panorama or 2 as a straight out portrait closeup. My preference is towards the panorama as its different. Dont normally see a 3:1? panorama of wildlife as its more a landscape format however IMO it seems to work....Gives an idea of the birds habitat without losing focus on subject


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Apr 10, 2017 11:12 |  #5770

I like the panorama too. Maybe a wee bit tighter on the panorama, perhaps 2.5:1 may bring the bird a bit closer without losing too much of the context?


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Apr 10, 2017 11:29 |  #5771

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couple from the other day. Cant decide which format is better suited to subject . 1. as a panorama or 2 as a straight out portrait closeup. My preference is towards the panorama as its different. Dont normally see a 3:1 panorama of wildlife as its more a landscape format however IMO it seems to work....Gives an idea of the birds habitat without losing focus on subject

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Very nice, and pretty bird.

If you are doing Nature Photography (as defined by PSA and FIAP), then you want the second version. But you don't have to be bound by anyone's rules, so it is really up to you. Sometimes it is neat to do something a little different.


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Apr 10, 2017 13:04 |  #5772

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18324241 (external link)
couple from the other day. Cant decide which format is better suited to subject . 1. as a panorama or 2 as a straight out portrait closeup. My preference is towards the panorama as its different. Dont normally see a 3:1? panorama of wildlife as its more a landscape format however IMO it seems to work....Gives an idea of the birds habitat without losing focus on subject
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I like the pano. It has (habitat) context for the bird's presence and that is a nice touch. Also the surrounding colors really enhance the photo. The close up is great too BTW. Outstanding stuff!!


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Apr 10, 2017 15:31 |  #5773

Petie53 wrote in post #18324117 (external link)
Dave - I know you have a wide variety of poisonous snakes down there. What kind is that? Yea really a shame it wasn't fully in focus as is a very interesting color patterned snake. Would backing up have helped?

Looks like a Red Belly Black Snake. Not the worst we have in Australia


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Apr 11, 2017 03:28 |  #5775

Petie53 wrote in post #18324117 (external link)
Dave - I know you have a wide variety of poisonous snakes down there. What kind is that? Yea really a shame it wasn't fully in focus as is a very interesting color patterned snake. Would backing up have helped?

Well, I'd be backing up pretty sharpish! :-) It's a red bellied black. They actually do a pretty good job of killing/eating more venomous snakes such as the world's 2nd most venomous the Eastern Brown. I actually had a Brown sunning itself on my pavers this morning. Luckily I spotted it before I let the dog out.

On another occasion I had a red bellied black climb onto my kayak whilst I was out fishing one day. I was looking at my rod tip and hadn't seen it climb in. I only noticed it when I started pulling a fish in. It was just sat on the bow sunning itself till it got a swipe with the paddle :-) They're amazing swimmers.


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