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Mar 15, 2018 15:24 |  #15406

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Wow...,I am speechless...., and seriously envious!:twisted:

Come on Bjarne Hemmingsen lol... You guys are something.... Thanks but you guys world class... just sayin


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Mar 15, 2018 15:36 |  #15407

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Mar 15, 2018 16:09 |  #15408

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canada goose pair on our wild pond, hoping they're going to breed here.



  
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Mar 15, 2018 16:29 |  #15409

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canada goose pair on our wild pond,
hoping they're going to breed here.

Be careful what you wish for!!!!


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Mar 15, 2018 16:51 |  #15410

Gregsiem wrote in post #18586454 (external link)
Be careful what you wish for!!!!

That sounds ominous, do you have some info that you would like to share with me? Do Canadians not like canada geese or summat?




  
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Mar 15, 2018 16:53 |  #15411

Pondrader wrote in post #18586244 (external link)
NO Sam.. I'm dead set against using a flash of any sort. And I absolutely hate the sun when it comes to wildlife and birds. Nothing will put more noise in my images than the sun. The light here is even lower on the horizon. I like to shoot manual but my broken front wheel makes it doubly hard to run that shutter. but I have to look at the darn viewfinder screen twice as much to see the meter. I use the meter and just to the situation as best as my brain can figure. Every image I shoot is just the 7DII, 100-400LII and me ...rarely a tripod. but I'm always on my knee's

I'm hoping to whisper up something cool this coming week... fingers crossed

Well, I'm in awe of your craft. Everything is just right in your shots.


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Mar 15, 2018 16:54 |  #15412

sidknee wrote in post #18586464 (external link)
That sounds ominous, do you have some info that you would like to share with me? Do Canadians not like canada geese or summat?

Nobody likes Canada geese when there are 100,000 of them.


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Mar 15, 2018 16:56 |  #15413

sidknee wrote in post #18586464 (external link)
That sounds ominous, do you have some info that you would like to share with me? Do Canadians not like canada geese or summat?

I am sure my fellow Canadians might elaborate. I will just say that they breed prolifically and the mess they leave turns beautiful lakeside grass to a mess of brown ...


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Mar 15, 2018 17:02 |  #15414

They are out of control here too. And with climate change, the ones that typically fly through here on their way to wintering grounds in Cali are hanging around here more and more.


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Mar 15, 2018 17:17 |  #15415

Archibald wrote in post #18586467 (external link)
Nobody likes Canada geese when there are 100,000 of them.

There is only slightly more than that in the whole UK at the moment, dunno if that figure is growing alarmingly.

Gregsiem wrote in post #18586468 (external link)
I am sure my fellow Canadians might elaborate. I will just say that they breed prolifically and the mess they leave turns beautiful lakeside grass to a mess of brown ...

I thought that might be the sort of thing you were alluding to. We don't mind a couple of geese but we don't have room for 100,000. The RSPB says "May be hunted in the wildfowling season and is protected at other times"




  
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Mar 15, 2018 17:58 |  #15416

Northern Cardinal probably looking for Easter eggs...

Recently I adjusted the calibration in my cameras to all of my lenses and it got me to wondering about my old 5DmkII and so I put on my 400mm L f/2.8 lens on it, it sure is sharp. It's sharper than any of the other camera and lens combos that I have. The good news is that it didn't need any calibration.
The bad, it's VERY clunky and plus the 2.8 lens is VERY heavy! :)


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Mar 15, 2018 18:14 |  #15417

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Northern Cardinal probably looking for Easter eggs...

Recently I adjusted the calibration in my cameras to all of my lenses and it got me to wondering about my old 5DmkII and so I put on my 400mm L f/2.8 lens on it, it sure is sharp. It's sharper than any of the other camera and lens combos that I have. The good news is that it didn't need any calibration.
The bad, it's VERY clunky and plus the 2.8 lens is VERY heavy! :)

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Thats one of the reasons I switched to m4/3 mirrorless, I have painfull hands so the weight even of my old nikon 300 f4 prime was too much to get consistant good results, and hurt too much.
I now have 600mm (35mm eqv fov) reach with my Oly m4/3 75-300 zoom.
A lot less pain to my hands.

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Mar 15, 2018 18:41 |  #15418

Pagman wrote in post #18586498 (external link)
Thats one of the reasons I switched to m4/3 mirrorless, I have painfull hands so the weight even of my old nikon 300 f4 prime was too much to get consistant good results, and hurt too much.
I now have 600mm (35mm eqv fov) reach with my Oly m4/3 75-300 zoom.
A lot less pain to my hands.

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I definitely understand that! When I used my Canon 1DmkIV and my 400mm f/2.8 lens along with my 1.4 converter it all weighed 17lbs! I already had slight carpal tunnel, so a few years of hand-holding all of this and I had full-blown carpal tunnel! :) I'm much better now that I don't carry that thing around all day like I used to.


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Mar 15, 2018 18:52 |  #15419

I was thinking of Pondrader when I nabbed this guy and wishing I was a whisperer and could get closer :)


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Mar 15, 2018 18:56 |  #15420

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I definitely understand that! When I used my Canon 1DmkIV and my 400mm f/2.8 lens along with my 1.4 converter it all weighed 17lbs! I already had slight carpal tunnel, so a few years of hand-holding all of this and I had full-blown carpal tunnel! :) I'm much better now that I don't carry that thing around all day like I used to.


Yep I get yeah, I have arthritis that affects my hands and a few fingers and also dupuytrens on my left hand, this has caused loss of feeling in my two small fingers on my left hand.

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