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Phoenixkh
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Sep 17, 2017 11:14 as a reply to  @ post 18454182 |  #11116

Lots of contrast to manage... the dynamic range comes into play. I finally figured out shooting various species of white egrets/herons but loons are more difficult, I would think.

Your post processing must be brilliant or you are able to finesse your 7D2 because your photos have good color and are sharp.


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Sep 17, 2017 11:17 |  #11117

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18454188 (external link)
Lots of contrast to manage... the dynamic range comes into play. I finally figured out shooting various species of white egrets/herons but loons are more difficult, I would think.

Your post processing must be brilliant or you are able to finesse your 7D2 because your photos have good color and are sharp.

Thanks Kim, I think you need both lol.. theres a ton of white to get right on a black bird. all in crazy light


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Sep 17, 2017 11:30 |  #11118

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Thanks Kim,.. I find them hard to process .. well shoot really.
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Sep 17, 2017 11:36 |  #11119

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Beautiful shot.

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Sep 17, 2017 11:47 |  #11120

Pondrader wrote in post #18454191 (external link)
Thanks Kim, I think you need both lol.. theres a ton of white to get right on a black bird. all in crazy light

I agree with both. I get pretty decent results with Lightroom and the Nik suite... but I really do need to learn Photoshop. I have the books.... and know where the tutorials are. I can't seem to get motivated, I guess.

So... how are your plans on a different camera coming? 1D X mark 1 in your future? The used prices are coming down. I picked up another 1D IV for a song the other day. It looks like it's never been used. I think the guy mostly shot in a studio... plus some indoor events. Anyway, I couldn't resist it.

I'm going to be shooting a wedding (not hired for the job.... just getting some photographs for my best friend who is getting married)... I'll have both cameras set up for distance stuff... 70-200 f/2.8 on one... the 100-400ii on the other. I hope I capture some interesting stuff. There will be lots of grandchildren running around and a couple of great grandchildren.

I say distance because I have to make sure I'm out of the wedding photographer's way... I don't want to be "that" guy.


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Sep 17, 2017 13:29 |  #11121

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18454217 (external link)
I agree with both. I get pretty decent results with Lightroom and the Nik suite... but I really do need to learn Photoshop. I have the books.... and know where the tutorials are. I can't seem to get motivated, I guess.

So... how are your plans on a different camera coming? 1D X mark 1 in your future? The used prices are coming down. I picked up another 1D IV for a song the other day. It looks like it's never been used. I think the guy mostly shot in a studio... plus some indoor events. Anyway, I couldn't resist it.

I'm going to be shooting a wedding (not hired for the job.... just getting some photographs for my best friend who is getting married)... I'll have both cameras set up for distance stuff... 70-200 f/2.8 on one... the 100-400ii on the other. I hope I capture some interesting stuff. There will be lots of grandchildren running around and a couple of great grandchildren.

I say distance because I have to make sure I'm out of the wedding photographer's way... I don't want to be "that" guy.

super.. if you can get your hands on a 70-300L do so. Its a way better wedding shooter than the 100-400L.


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Sep 17, 2017 14:13 |  #11122

Sitting near the back yard feeders, waiting for HBIF, instead I took a few portraits.

This young male was watching me and his favorite feeder, taking on all challengers.


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Later, my feeders were mobbed by a small flock of Carolina Chickadees, perhaps attracted to the bright red colors, not sure.


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These are both from about 7 meters distance, handheld, center focus point, spot meter, considerably cropped.

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Sep 17, 2017 14:16 |  #11123

Pondrader wrote in post #18454284 (external link)
super.. if you can get your hands on a 70-300L do so. Its a way better wedding shooter than the 100-400L.

I still have my 70-300L. I'll have to bring it along...though I'm out of camera bag space at the moment. I don't know exactly how far away I'll be... that's why I think the 400ii might be a better choice.


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Sep 17, 2017 15:10 |  #11124

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Sep 17, 2017 15:32 |  #11125

Common Merganser couple.

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Sep 17, 2017 16:42 |  #11126

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Sep 17, 2017 17:33 |  #11127

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18454318 (external link)
I still have my 70-300L. I'll have to bring it along...though I'm out of camera bag space at the moment. I don't know exactly how far away I'll be... that's why I think the 400ii might be a better choice.

Personally, I've never seen anything at a wedding that I needed 400mm for. Nor my 300mm for that matter, but I understand you wanting to stay out of the way. I would take which ever one was lighter.


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Sep 17, 2017 18:17 |  #11128

Buff-breasted Sandpiper. This species is rather rare in the UK, but the airfield where I shot this bird seems to get one every year on autumn migration.


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Sep 17, 2017 18:41 |  #11129

I guess I've seen my last Yellow Throat till next year.


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Sep 17, 2017 20:01 |  #11130

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