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Jan 04, 2020 17:32 |  #811

3Rotor wrote in post #18986249 (external link)
Sam, that is a beautiful capture. The orange background provides really nice contrast.

Thank you sir... Yes, we have had some gorgeous sunsets in LA area the last few days and the stand of sycamores in the background were a perfect backdrop in the golden hour.


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Jan 08, 2020 03:44 |  #812

Catch the fox...
She is taking care of the food birds don't like :-)


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Jan 17, 2020 08:45 |  #813

We need more great crested grebes ;-)a


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Jan 22, 2020 18:22 |  #814

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I saw my first one at Bolle de Magadino in Switzerland. Beautiful capture!


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Jan 24, 2020 08:47 |  #815

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Catch the fox...
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Does the extender register as a second camera, or why does EXIF list two bodies at 700mm?




  
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Jan 24, 2020 08:51 |  #816

Max_S wrote in post #18997805 (external link)
Does the extender register as a second camera, or why does EXIF list two bodies at 700mm?

The 9000D and 77D are the same camera, just different names used in different parts of the world. It seems the database is picking up both names for this particular body.


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Jan 24, 2020 12:00 as a reply to  @ 3Rotor's post |  #817

Right! In Europe the EOS 9000D is named EOS 77D


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Mar 13, 2020 10:23 |  #818

I have been lurking on the supertele threads for years, drooling over the incredible photos you all can make with amazing lenses like the 500L IS II. Years ago I never dreamed I'd actually be able to own glass like this, and I'm incredibly grateful to be fortunate enough to now join you all.

We took delivery of a very nice used copy of the 500L IS II last week. Its first real workout (or perhaps my first real workout handholding a supertele :p) was last Sunday, when we got out to shoot some owls we heard of nearby. I'm very impressed with the performance of the lens with my 7DII, both bare and with the vIII extenders. We decided on the 500L over the 600L for size reasons, and though it's heavier than our former workhorse Tamron 150-600 (v1), it certainly was not unmanageable to handhold for a day of hiking and shooting.

(Hope I'm embedding these web-sized images from my Flickr correctly to abide by the rules! Please let me know if this should be posted differently...)

First, a (we assume) male Barred Owl, doing his best "I'm a knot / branch" impression :-):

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Then, a male Great Horned Owl, sitting watch near the river:

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And, finally, the reason the male GHO was on watch - momma Horned Owl on the nest, with two owlets under her wings/feathers :-D:

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Mar 14, 2020 08:59 |  #819

bluspikez wrote in post #19025924 (external link)
I have been lurking on the supertele threads for years, drooling over the incredible photos you all can make with amazing lenses like the 500L IS II. Years ago I never dreamed I'd actually be able to own glass like this, and I'm incredibly grateful to be fortunate enough to now join you all.

Wow congrats!!!! Looks like you're puttin good use to it!! You went from a Miata to the Ferrari!!!

Love the GHO + babies shot!! Been watching used prices of these fall....

We took delivery of a very nice used copy of the 500L IS II last week. Its first real workout (or perhaps my first real workout handholding a supertele :p) was last Sunday, when we got out to shoot some owls we heard of nearby. I'm very impressed with the performance of the lens with my 7DII, both bare and with the vIII extenders. We decided on the 500L over the 600L for size reasons, and though it's heavier than our former workhorse Tamron 150-600 (v1), it certainly was not unmanageable to handhold for a day of hiking and shooting.

(Hope I'm embedding these web-sized images from my Flickr correctly to abide by the rules! Please let me know if this should be posted differently...)

First, a (we assume) male Barred Owl, doing his best "I'm a knot / branch" impression :-):
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Then, a male Great Horned Owl, sitting watch near the river:
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1Z6A6129 (external link) by Matthew Smith (external link) on Flickr

And, finally, the reason the male GHO was on watch - momma Horned Owl on the nest, with two owlets under her wings/feathers :-D:
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Mar 16, 2020 07:36 |  #820

markesc wrote in post #19026547 (external link)
...Wow congrats!!!! Looks like you're puttin good use to it!! You went from a Miata to the Ferrari!!!

Love the GHO + babies shot!! Been watching used prices of these fall....

Thanks! I've always enjoyed being able to shoot, and then share, things that others might not ever get to see, and shots of a GHO with her babies are right up there as some of my favorites. Of course, the shot itself could always be better (wrong time of day - sun behind), but that gives me an excuse to shoot some more. :-) Which gets to my next point...

I quite like the car analogy here. Previously was shooting primarily a Tamron 150-600 and/or a Canon 400 F/5.6L. Both were more Miata class handling wise, just much more manageable weight/size. The 500 F/4L, while still manageable, is certainly a different class of weight and handling, but boy oh boy, that performance! :lol: Still working on "driver skill" improvements so that I can use it to its full potential.



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Mar 17, 2020 23:25 |  #821

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I waited down river for this common merganser to drift into my field of view. She is a little surprised.

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Mar 18, 2020 12:05 |  #822

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I waited down river for this common merganser to drift into my field of view. She is a little surprised.

Fantastic!


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Mar 23, 2020 08:28 |  #823

sparqk wrote in post #19028767 (external link)
I waited down river for this common merganser to drift into my field of view. She is a little surprised.

Great shot Doug!

Here's another of mine. Have been waiting quite a while to get a nice shot of a tom (male Wild Turkey) fanned out. 2x extender used here as I watched from across a field in some soft morning light. Of course he wouldn't step a few feet forward to be fully in the clearing, but sometimes you have to take what you can get. I do like how his head/neck ended up framed by the grasses, though.

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Apr 22, 2020 06:16 |  #824

Spring migration is starting, and here in SE MI we're starting to see the pops of color we all love with the arrival of our feathered friends. Here's a male yellow-rumped warbler that posed nicely for me in a thicket at the edge of a field. Looking forward to having his even more colorful counterparts around soon!

This one's a pretty heavy crop, shot with the 1.4x III and 7DII.

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May 14, 2020 12:00 |  #825

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