Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #17

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by nathangardner, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Important: please keep your image under 700 pixels wide/high for in-line viewing, and please try to keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc).

    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Thursday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    Well, its finals week for me, but that shouldn't keep all of you from getting some great shots and posting them here. I didn't get out much yet again this week, lots of studying and end of the semester work to do since I'm an expert procrastinator.
    Anyways, I did prance around in the yard to try to shoot a few birds. The neighbors probably think I'm nuts, either that or really creepy hiding in the yard with my long lens. I got a shot of a tree swallow that's using our bluebird house. I like the photo, but I'd prefer to get a shot of a bird on a tree, not a fence. Maybe its just me, but I hate to take nature shots with manmade objects in them. The telephone pole on the left distracts the bokeh too. I don't think its a bad photo, I'm just pickey. I don't think I've ever taken a photo I didn't find something wrong with. Is anyone else like this? I don't want to sound pretentious, but I guess if you can't find ways to improve then what's the point in photography?
  2. [​IMG]
    Edward, in the Tenderloin. 5D2, 35/1.4
  3. Hi all,

    I am the first to admit this was not my idea, I actually got it from this thread. I told the team at fstoppers and they posted it too, it seems the technique is not new but Denis does seem to have perfected his style.

    So I got home rather late earlier in the week and the moon was out so I gave it a go, great fun and I didn't think too shabby for a first attempt :)

    17mm lens at f4 with a ten minute exposure.

    My last post for a month or two as I am off to do some real work, I am packing for my 05:30 flight :-(
    I agree with you Nathan, it is very rare that I am 100% happy with a shot. Good excuse to keep trying till we are happy.....
  4. This is my neighbors cat. I'm not sure what his name is, so I'll call him Mr. Bob, after my neighbors name. He's a pretty fat cat and takes it upon himself to munch on the food we leave out for my cat Tommy. Everyday, sometimes multiple times a day, he'll join Tommy for a meal. He's a nice cat and quite friendly. I've been wanting to get some shots of him, but I never quite had the opportunity. So today I followed him around for a bit and he ended up posing for me on this little ledge.
    Unfortunately our photo session ended abruptly. I had made the mistake of leaving the back door open just a little too wide and next thing I know my two dogs come running out and zoom, off goes Mr. Bob, with my dogs trailing behind. I then proceeded to chase my dogs around for 5 minutes trying to get them back inside. Fortunately Mr Bob went unscathed. He may be fat, but he sure can run.

    Canon EOS 7D

    0.001 sec (1/800)

    Focal Length

    200 mm
    ISO Speed

    Exposure Bias

    0 EV
    Lens Model EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  5. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    A Woman and Her Accordian
  6. Well, I tried out my 'new' Rapid Omega 100 with a 90mm Hexanon. Since I could not get 220 film for its magazine locally, I used some Ilford XP2 120 film. I actually got 10 pictures, although the ones at the end and the beginning were a little truncated. I hope I'll be forgiven since I haven't shot my Canon cameras this week, except for the picture of the Omega itself.....
    Here's a detail of some dogwood blossoms from the last partial image. Does it help any that it was scanned on a Canon 9950F?
  7. Not shot a lot lately so this is from the records, but tickled up this evening a little in Photoshop.
  8. Went to Yosemite for the day on Saturday. Raining but, of course, majestic.
  9. I stood watching this Red-tail Hawk for what seemed like an hour, waiting for it to fly. When it did, this was the best shot I got of the sequence. Its been raining every day since, it seems, but when it stops I'll be going back to the park where he's been hanging out, hoping for another try.
  10. Our dogs knocked over our chiminea while rough housing... our frog lantern was visibly upset.
  11. Sorry, I'm having problems inserting a picture .....
  12. I agree completely Nathan, there again I'm rarely even remotely satisfied with any pics I take so I guess my quest is even harder :) I spent the holiday in Chichester in southern England and the cathedral has its fair share of gargoyles. This is less subtle than most.
  13. A country walk with my wife.
  14. A different view ...
  15. Photo of my daughter again this week, I'm like Nathan rarely entirely happy with my photos! I took this over the Easter weekend, i love the way the dark of the background follows Lizzie's face but wish i had caught the dandelion seeds as they flew away also the wind caught her hair to cover her eyes a bit too much. I only cropped in a little to put her more to the left, over all I pleased but could always do better :)
  16. 5D2, 24/1.4, f1.8 at 1/4 sec., ISO 3200
  17. I saw this guy looking for his lunch but he was rather far away. I was thrilled when he headed towards me. Osprey with lunch, though perhaps someone can tell me what exactly the meal for the day was. Not nearly as good of a shot as many of the others posted here, but one of the best BIF I've managed in a while.
  18. Hello everyone,
    Great photos this week; hawk by Dan, Osprey by Robert, Karen's daughter, (tree?) swallow by Nathan to name a few.
    Last Sunday I was able to get out and shoot some pictures of the birds and this is one of the better ones.
  19. Tulip Festival in Morges, Switzerland
  20. [​IMG]
    FUNKTION @ Billy's Lounge, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
    Aperture: f/9.0
    Focal Length: 70 mm
    ISO Speed: 1600
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: On, Fired

    A Canon 430EX II speedlite with a 1/2 CTO gel is camera left and a Canon 430EX II with a blue gel is camera right. Both were triggered with a 580EX II mounted to the camera using Canon's wireless flash system (the flash output mode was set to manual and controlled in camera).
  21. @ Nathan - I would agree...the day I'm totally satisfied with my photos will be the day I hang up the camera strap for good.
    @ Scott F - I saw that video previously (think it was linked from somewhere on this site). Interesting technique. I would say you nailed it for a first try!
    @ Spencer - Great capture of Mr. Bob!
    @ Ervin - I really like this one of your father. Nicely done.
    @ Robert C - Not bad at all. For BIF, I've had reasonably good success with slightly larger apertures and faster shutter speeds with that lens.
    Here's a shot of my sister's new mutt, Baby. Baby was not too keen about having her photo made.
  22. Sorry. I missed the photo.
  23. These flowers grow ouside on my deck, I have no idea what they are I just liked the way they looked after the rain we got. 40D, 50mm/1.8 on extension tubes, 430exii. [​IMG]
  24. I just got back from a trip to Israel (my first) to visit family. This is a shot that I took at Masada. The people are walking down the mountain - not an easy task. It was hot and the walk is long but, very scenic. Just a note of thanks to the people of this forum for suggesting that I purchase the 15-85mm lens. It was an excellent choice. It was the only lens that I used for the entire trip.
  25. Playing with HDR using aT2i. May try some architectural shots since the grass in one of the trial shot was blown by the wind and didn't line up. Also don't think people pictures would work.
  26. Hedgerow
  27. Mark, thanks. I should have taken a second and switched my settings but I got so caught up in the moment. I was too concerned with trying to stay focused and keeping him in the frame. It all happened so quickly.
  28. Nieces and nephew with the Easter baskets. I was playing with color. Generally, I like the vibrance of the spring colors, but this toned down composition works for me. Grain added because I'm on a grain kick. Still never 100% satisfied with it.
  29. @Brad that 35L is quite spectacular on your 5d.
    Here I am using 20-35L on a 5Dc. The more I use this lens the more I love it but someday it might get sold for the 35L. My son and his best friend.
  30. kts


    spring blossoms on windy morning
  31. I have been shooting film lately, but I did capture this scene at the Atlanta Aquarium a few months ago. Canon 7D, Canon 24-70mm f2.8 , ISO 800, f3.5 @ 1/50.
  32. Spring visitors
  33. [​IMG]
    500D 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.5 - Reston, VA
  34. I was out looking to get some susnset shots earlier this week. It has been cold, cloudy, and wet this spring but the sun was supposed to come out on the 25th so I was thinking we might get some late afternoon clearing.
    I set up looking west across a lake at a state park not too far away, and the symmetry of the clouds, the far shoreline, and the reflections drew my attention.
  35. Stopped to buy fresh shrimp at the dock yesterday and these guys were everywhere.
  36. Sorry, Picture was too big.
  37. Foggy evening day before yesterday.....
    <a href="" title="... by Missi1005, on Flickr"><img src="" width="338" height="500" alt="..."></a>
  38. I love the overcast Yosemite shot (David), the lizards wrasslin' (Lupo), and those gorgeous tulips (Alexander), among many others. Mike Newman I really dig that screen effect.

    This week is from four of us getting together last Saturday at Gloria Ferrer and splitting a nice bottle of their '99 sparkling wine. I am pretty happy, in general!

    EOS 7D, 16mm, ISO 800, 1/60, f/4. One hand on the camera and one on the wine!
  39. Golden Gate Bridge:
    5D MkII with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 58mm, f/10, 1/125th second at ISO 100
  40. My son playing chess.
  41. [​IMG]
    Margaret Becker
  42. [​IMG]
    Once upon a time
  43. I haven't been able to post much lately because i've been busy with kids and work. My wife and I did manage to get away to Moab earlier this week. Taken with my 400mm f/5.6L.
  44. Last Friday I was shooting a GBH and this gent stopped by to watch the goings on. It's a Buckeye butterfly - no particular relation to Ohio as it prefers the south to tropical habitats. It needs less DOF but I was really concentrating on the GBH.

    5Dm2; 1/250s; F20; ISO 640; Canon 100-400 L ISM @ 400mm
    Enjoying today's posts and concur with most that "complete satisfaction" with any photo remains elusive.
  45. Here's a shot from a concert gig I did a couple of weeks back at an interesting venue: Ex'pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, California. They ask bands to come in and do studio recordings and live webcasts so their students can get practice. This band is Get Off The Stage featuring Sparky Grinstead.
    Canon 5D Mk II, 85mm f/1.8, 1/80 at f/2.8, ISO 1600.
  46. I am posting this on the fly, lots to do lately but still wanted to be a part of our Canon Thursday post. So please pardon the watermark, only shot from this shoot I had ready to post, edited and resized already. Easter weekend my sister, her husband and my two nieces came to stay with us. Being that I am lucky to see them ONCE a year, I had to take them out for a photo shoot! Now that they are 10 and 13, they LOVE this! Pictured here is my 13 year old niece, Rachel![​IMG]
  47. Happy Thursday!

    @ Dan Park -- The 20-35 2.8L is still an awesome lens. Mine is 18 years young from when I first bought it, and I use it often. Here is an image that I shot yesterday with that lens. Part of my environmental portraiture study. Subject is the owner of a local bird store.

    5D2 | 20-35mm 2.8L @ 24mm | 1/50 f/2.8 ISO 400
  48. Great Kerri, love that refreshing perspective!
  49. Finally Spring.
    My daughter, Canon 7d, 50mm 1.4 @ 2.8
  50. attachement...
  51. My niece during the easter egg hunt.
  52. Love the pictures this week.
    My contribution are flowers again.
  53. From the rose garden of the local City Hall. Canon Eos XSi 18-55 kit lens ISO 200 f/5.6 1/3200 The wind was blowing the blossom around so I went for the faster shutter speed and wanted the shallower depth of field anyways.
  54. try again
  55. After 2 week of sunny weather, it's raining today. Already getting dark when i got home.
    When i fliped on the lights this flower just asked for a quick picture.
    5dII, 28-80 , everything on automatic..
    @ Nathan, on something wrong with every photo: thats why i hang them on the living room wall.
    you see them every day and after a while you just figure out what to do better next time.
    @ Scott Ferris: nice.. i need a pool :)
    @ David Huff : are the photo opportunity signs still there?
    I have a simmilar photo, taken from the same point.
    mine was a sunny day in september 1991.. canon A1, 50 1.4 i think.
    Just moved it back to the living room wall.
  56. Above average pics for the week.....GREAT !
  57. Reload today's pic
  58. Canon 40D Sigma 50mm f/1.4
  59. This is from my favorite river in North Georgia on April 16 when the flow rate was about 2000 cubic feet per second, about 10x normal. The views, and experience of all that water, was awesome. I hopefully will show more of this series in coming weeks.
  60. Hi Canonists. Found interesting this contrast between the Cat's rounded shapes and the rigid geometry of the building windows.
  61. 5D+24-105mm, F4 1/40S, ISO200
  62. I just got home from a 2 day mini-vacation. This is a shot of Garopaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  63. I'm always finding stuff I can improve upon with my work, especially when it pales in comparison to the great stuff I see on this thread each week. Today was the only day I was able to get anything. It was a reward day for students who have done well or improved academically. I helped with the rock climbing wall and got a few shots of my students too.
  64. First time coming across this section of Here is my contribution.
  65. Great shots as always!
    This week, I have another pic of the cat that thinks he owns me. Here he's out in back of the office and see's me with the camera. He runs to me to scent mark me, then back to the hunting he was absorbed in before.
  66. It's still Thursday for another hour or so! My wife and I accompanied our daughter to the Coachella festival the weekend before last. I felt old. But it was really a great time - great music, great sights.
  67. EOS 7, 10mm, 6s @ f/11, ISO 100
  68. Sorry, the dessert is late today.
    Yum!, 40d, 50mm, 1/50s, f2.8, ISO 250
  69. [​IMG]
    500D, EF 28mm f/1.8 lens, 1sec exp @ f/22, ISO 100
  70. Robert L. I was surprised and pleased to see your picture of Margaret Becker. I remember seeing her in concert and talking to her afterward back when she was first getting big. This was back in the late '80s. I didn't know that she was still active.
  71. Shot yesterday at the Guilford Renaissance Fair Connecticut.
  72. I shot this at my son's little league game. I was having some fun with the changing sky. I shot this with a polarizer in raw with my sigma wide-angle.

Share This Page