Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #14

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    Happy Thursday to everyone and thanks to all that contributed a photo last week. We had 86 posts in last week's POW thread, which is quite a bit more than usual. Let's keep shooting and sharing and keep increasing those numbers.
    I've been on a wood duck kick lately and have been chasing them around one of our local parks here in KY. I've gotten several photos so far, some good, a lot bad, but here is one of the only in flight photos I've managed to get. I'm happy with the photo, but I'd love calmer and not so dirty water for a better reflection. I guess it just gives me something to shoot for.
  2. Morris Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama. Yesterday.
  3. You guys are starting just a little early, eh?
  4. Not entirely happy with this shot. Once again I was bored and ventured out to the trusty backyard to find a shot. There's a bush in the corner of my backyard that has these flowers growing on it. I couldn't tell you what they're called though. Unfortunately it was a bit windy and my shutter speed wasn't fast at all and the flower was swaying a bit, so it's not as sharp as I'd like it to be, but oh well. I plan to try this again tomorrow, hopefully when it's less windy. The wind was certainly nice from a cooling perspective, but not so much for this shot.
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.1 sec (1/10)
    Aperture f/11.0
    Focal Length 46 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Lens Model EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  5. It's either now or at about 11am. I have class at 8am and am all but in bed. 6:00 comes early and I'm not waitin around for the stroke of midnight. Besides its already Tursday in England. :)
  6. The fruits of our labor.
  7. Subway art.
  8. Live music this week. Now that is flare resistance!
  9. Some softball on Tuesday.
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  13. Brad -
    That's an awesome shot in so many ways!
  14. A Steppe Eagle spotted in a "high altitude" zoo in Nainital, India. Looking at it from about 7/8 feet away, I was really surprised at how big these birds were! (Canon 40D, Canon 70-300IS/f4-5.6, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 200, 300mm, AE mode/Center weighted/Bias 0)
  15. My 2 and 6 YRs old having fun. Almost forgot, dad is having fun too...
  16. Got a new lens this week 17-55mm 2.8 which is excellent I bought it with a view to complement my 50mm 1.4, was trying it out in my new studio and whilst its not as super sharp as the 50mm its pretty close. Had the pleasure of doning a maternity session yesterday and used the 17-55....I like it alot.
  17. Field lines - taken while cycling around the Nyon countryside yesterday evening
  18. Scott, that's indeed excellent flares handling. What lens did you used?
  19. I bought an old Jupiter-37A in perfect condition, for 20 euros. I think it was never used. Here's one of the first shots with it.
  20. I spent last Saturday at Oxford University Cricket Club, for thier game with Lancashire, my first live cricket for about 7 months. A gentile introduction to the summer.
  21. From a larger cosplay meeting last Saturday: The girl in the wheelchair is wearing a costume, but she was injured attending an even larger cosplay fair last month -- knocked over by a hugging friend. Despite a serious fracture in her leg she is still cosplaying... now that is commitment.
    f/4, 1/250 sec, ISO 100
  22. Nice shots all!
    Here's a Great White Egret from this past weekend. The water was so dark, and the bird so white, I lost some detail in the body.
  23. Great Wood Duck, Nathan. I can't seem to get close enough to them where I go!
    Here's a Snowy Egret at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey, taken last Sunday. Canon 7D, Tamron SP70-300 Di VC USM lens.
  24. Osprey have a meal. 7D, 100-400 L @ 400, ISO 800, f/8, 1/640
  25. Had a go at another "remix" of this portrait and here's the outcome...
  26. Interesting old hinge I found in the woods.
  27. I was hoping to get some shots of the Great Blue Herons, which have returned to their rookery in the nearby wetlands, when this Osprey took off and flew past me. I got a few shots in a quick burst, and this is one of the better of them. I had to crop in quite a bit, since he was still a bit too far off for the 100-300 lens, but all things considered, it was as good a shot as I got this past weekend.
  28. here's a shot taken at the docks...I guess some people work on Sundays.
  29. My contribution this week is a shot of my cat, Smokey I tried to submit a self portrait but I kept getting an error on photobucket. Guess it was trying to tell me no one wants to see me LOL.
  30. Down-Town Miami Beach - Canon 7D, Canon 28-105mm 3.5/4.5, ISO 100, 1/250 @ f9.0. Lost plenty of contrast, sharpening and color after downloading to PN ?
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    From the Fox River in Geneva, IL this past weekend. It was a nice pretty day for a stroll.
  32. kts


    spring has sprung........
    opening day festivities last friday afternoon....shot from atop the parking garage beyond centerfield....indians picked up right where they left off last year....the sox pounded the tribe 15-10
  33. Larry,
    Thanks for the compliment. I actually have two spots where I can always find wood ducks; in one spot (which is closer
    to home) the ducks are very skittish and I have yet to get close enough for a good photo. The other spot (where this
    photo was taken) was shown to me by a friend and is in a city park. The ducks here are still skittish but a little more
    tolerant to humans. One thing I've found is that they're easier to photograph when you can find a single duck or a pair;
    if they're in a group of 6 or 8 it's much more difficult because if just one duck gets nervous they will all fly away.
  34. Hey there!...this is my first post here on
    This was taken yesterday with my Canon 5D here in London. So far it's been the sunniest day this year hitting a high of 18 degrees woah!...hehehe. I've started a visual diary of late after going to see an amazing street photography exhibition a few weeks ago I'm hoping it will increase my productivity and my skills and response times as generally I photograph a lot of static objects. Also I'm hoping it will increase my general nerve with this type of thing as I'm quite respective of people's personal space and never really get in close... I just cant seem to break that response in me... any ideas or suggestions are appreciated... I love the contrast in this shot.
  35. Some Great shots as always. I'm always a fan of the birds, but this past weekend I had the first tulip in our yard come up, so that was soemthing I could bother and it not run away... maybe next week I'll try a little portraiture....
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    Detail from the demolition of the last of the high-rise buildings in Chicago's infamous Cabrini-Green public housing project.
  37. ooops, can delete this
  38. Canon 7D, 100-300mm lens.
  39. Also first post.
    Bought a 10D and replaced the hot filter for IR. I did not clean the glass properly, but it's hard to tell if there is a lot of detail. 2nd shot with my "new" camera
  40. Massimo,
    It was the 300mm f2.8 IS.
  41. Here's my first ever picture post! Honest opinions are appreciated (I can take constructive criticism). These are rings that a friend had left on our dining table the other night.
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    Taken at Times Square NYC. Still busy at 1.45 am on Saturday morning.
    Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 24-105 mm f4 L
    exp 1/125
    f 11
    ISO 6400
  43. Taken on a cold, windy evening looking north. This crop is about a quarter of the frame. Other than spotting, no adjustments were made.
  44. Messedup my attachment the first time...
    Last week I took my three year old to his first "real" hockey game - an ECHL game in Wheeling, WV. I took this one from the stands. This goal tied it up at 4 after the home team had a 4-0 lead.
    • Camera: Canon Rebel T2i
    • Lens: Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 HSM I with Sigma 1.4x TC
    • ISO: 3200
    • Aperture: 4.0
    • Exposure: 1/2000
    • EV: +2/3
  45. Trying for a little shadow detail in this shot of the Marin Headlands above the Golden Gate Bridge from two days ago, near sun set. I was driving to SFO to pickup my mom, who is visiting from Indiana.
    7D, 24-70 at 24mm, ISO 200, f/4, 1/125, -2/3 EC (my own IS, thus I had a little "underexposure room" at just ISO200 on the 7D, raw processed just fine).
  46. Help guys, I can't tell which this pair are; Black Duck or Mottled Duck.
    Lots of great shots today;
    Nathan great wood duck.
    Mark K., I can't ever get all the detail in the highlights either, a Heron or Egret have to be the hardest bird to shoot in terms of exposure.
    Larry W. Great egret.
    Bill K., I love the Osprey with the sheepshead, got to be FL. right?
    Dan F. good catch.
  47. Some really great shots this week. Especially the bird shots starting off with Nathan's. Here's my shot for the week, a different type of flight.
  48. Gene: The duck on the right looks to be an American Black Duck hen. The one on the left looks like a hybrid Mallard/American Black Duck drake.
    Thanks for the compliment. That Egret was no more than 15 feet or so from me. I'd been watching it from the Wildlife Trail in my car, when it flew up and landed on my side of the water. I was behind a piece of guardrail, and it seemed to not notice me at all, as I snapped off a whole bunch of shots. I've got a couple full body shots where the bird is about 85% of the frame height (portrait, even).
    I'm definitely going back to Forsythe!
  49. I'm into flowers lately, here's my contribution for this week
  50. Shot with a Chicago-made camera - the Perfex Forty four.
  51. The third year for this female in the same nest. No evidence of chicks, and I didn't see any males around today.
    Canon 5DMKII, 100-400 L-series; 1/250; 640iso; F5.7 400mm focal length.
    This image is about 50 crop as the nest is across a stream.
  52. Rob Bernhard: I wonder if you were at the Cabrini Green site as I was driving past on the way home from Calumet Photo last week. There were several people taking photos.
    My orange bell pepper was shot with the Canon 50mm macro lens @ F/11. I never have enough patience for this type of shot; probably because I usually do them while getting dinner ready.
  53. As with last week's shot, I took this off of Hwy 395 a couple of weeks ago.
    5DMkII w/ 24-70mm 2.8L
    Focal Length: 65mm., ISO 400, f16, 1/250s.
  54. HWY 395 Shooting with my brother.
  55. Ceramic vase made by my grandson. He had to submit photos to his prospective college to have a chance at a scholarship. Taken with 2ti program mode and windowlight illumination.
  56. I took very few photos this past week. We have had unusually sunny skies though. Here's a shot of clouds at sunset a couple of days ago.
  57. Tulip in neighbor's yard.
  58. Spring magnolias
  59. Took a walk aroud Lugano (Switzerland) to try my brand new Canon 15-85. Very happy so far about the lens. Subject is a Igor Mitoraj's sculpture
  60. Crow! Crow!
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture f/9.0
    Focal Length 700 mm
    ISO Speed 400
  61. Arrival in Cartegena, Colombia
  62. Happy Thursday Everyone!
    My submission this week is a photograph of my friends daughter. This was taken last Saturday when we got together to watch India win the World Cup Cricket Final. Needless to say I missed a bit of the game as I was busy with my camera. It always amazes me how much easier it is to take good pictures of my friends kids than my own.
    Best Friends, 40d, 85mm, f2
  63. Away last week to invite this little guy into our ever expanding family. Wasn't the best photo (and I have no experience shooting babies) but my sister-in-law liked it so I guess that's all that matters.
    40D, 17-50 2.5 and other settings I forgot to write down.
  64. woops double post sorry!
  65. My son Cameron Asher playing at a playground here in Newport News, VA. He is a great subject!
  66. Lots of nice black and white shots this week!
  67. @ karen wiltshire ~ You say your 17-55 isn't as sharp as you 50 1.4? That's odd because I have both lenses too and I find the reverse to be true... I don't know why... maybe it's just slight differences in the particular lenses we have.
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    The band Drop 35
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
    Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 17 mm
    ISO Speed: 2000
    Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
  69. I shot my lunch. 5DMk2 ISO 400 Sigma 24-70 f/22 1/5 sec
  70. Sigma 24-70 sounds like a fine lens, and the pic here proves it. Thanks for shooting your lunch.
  71. Larry W.
    Thanks for the id, an unusual bird for sure.
    Gene Lake
  72. Rainy Day in April - Canon 40D - Canon 17mm-40mm L
  73. Here's my contribution of the week. This is La Salle Canyon in Starved Rock Park, an Illinois state park.
    Taken with Contax 85mm f/2.8 on Canon 5D.

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