Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #26

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by nathangardner, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Happy Thursday everyone! It's hard to believe we're already halfway through 2011. Have you stuck with your New Year's Resolutions? What about your photo related ones? I know mine aren't coming along too well, but I'm still shooting quite a bit, even if it is in the back yard, so that's good for me. For those of you in the U.S. have a great and safe Independence Day weekend... and everyone else have a great and safe weekend, too.
    While I was in the backyard today I thought I'd put the extension tubes on and shoot some dragonflies, and I do believe this is a dragonfly. Maybe someone here can help me with a more specific name. I shot with my 400mm f/5.6L and the whole Kenko tube set, 68mm worth. I know it sounds like a lot, but the MFD of the 400 is quite long, so the entire set is necessary to fill the frame. I think Mr. Kissel inquired about the max focus distance with this set up a few weeks ago; I didn't get the tape measure out but the max focus distance is about 6 feet and minimum is about 4 feet. I can get closer with less tubes on the 70-200mm, and this is a great combination, but the 400 has better corner to corner sharpness whereas the zoom gets soft at the edges, and it allows for more working distance.

    edit* shutter speed below should be 1/1250
  2. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    San Francisco Pride
  3. Constitution Marsh.
  4. I'm still working on my shots from my Civil War mopping up in Virginia.
    Here's a furnace at the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, one of the main industrial production sites for the Confederacy.
  5. My parents are staying with us for two weeks, so today's outing was to the three botanical domes in Milwaukee. This was a broad leaf directly overhead and back-lit from some nice sunlight. 5D and 24-105. Simple detail of mother nature's beauty (and not quite as appetizing as Lupo's offering)
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  7. I was able to get out last weekend to the North Shore of Lake Superior and managed a few pictures.
    The sky was a very bright overcast so contrast was somewhat challenging.
    I came across this red flower against the lichen covered rocks and thought I would try to make it work.
    24 - 105 F4 @ 100 mm
    ISO 320
    1/100 s
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    Baby Natalie (and mom)
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
    Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
    Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 80 mm
    ISO Speed: 400
    Exposure Bias: +2/3 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
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    350D, Sigma 28-200
  10. I was in Kradolf (Switzerland) last Saturday, attending an event with re-enactors and ex-military vehicles. This is a G-13 Panzerjager, a tank used by the Swiss Army after WW II, build in Czechoslovakia and based on a WW II german design (called Hetzer).
    This vehicle belongs to a private collector that restored it to running order just a few years ago. Pictures was taken during an off-road demo, with the owner's son an wife looking outside the tank
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  12. 5D2, Contax Zeiss 50/1.4, about f2 at 1/125, ISO 3200
  13. As always, some really nice work in the early subs.
    Taken under the lights during the Garden State Classic at Wall Stadium last Saturday evening. Nothing spectacular, just doing some high ISO work with the 7D.
    ISO3200 SS1/1250 F2.8 70-200 F2.8L IS @ 123mm. Aprox.25-30% magnification crop.
  14. Ok, that one didn't translate well-image is much sharper than it appears here :(
  15. My daughter and grand daughter at a family BBQ last Sunday.
  16. Yesterday I went on a hike with my father to see an old gold mine. I took this shot when we stopped for some lunch.
  17. Another one from the San Diego Zoo. This guy and another one of his friends were just sitting in a tree next to a walkway.
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture f/2.8
    Focal Length 200 mm
    ISO Speed 500
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Lens Model EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  18. After weeks of consideration and lots of questions asked i finally took the plunge and bought mt first L series lens, it arrived yesterday. I have to say I LOVE it, and can fully appreciate what all the fuss is about ;-)
    I got the 70-200 F4 IS L, couldnt justifly the 2.8 and i understand that it is twice as heavy which wouldnt be good for me.
    So todays pic is a quick play with the lens but I'm pretty pleased with the result.
  19. Shear Magic
  20. There are some impressive photos already this week. Nice to see them. Spencer, I like those colors--beautiful bird. My contribution is a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Larva. This was taken at a friend's backyard.
  21. Happy Thursday to one and all!
    This was taken three days ago. A stage shot of one of the UK's leading vocalists.
  22. Rowing into the fog of the Long Island Sound, Fairfield, Ct.
  23. I spent an evening shooting polo and a day at Bovington Tank Museum for Tankfest last weekend. As I often show polo, I thought I'd offer something from Tankfest.
    But as we've already had military stuff earlier, I think I'll offer this, which is from the World of Tanks gaming area.
  24. As I mentioned at the end of last week's Thursday thread, I'll wait to make comments, so please check back in a day or two. It already looks like we are off to a great start this week.
    Nathan, thanks for the info. That combo gives a pretty good working distance. I may try that sometime.
    I found this wild mother turkey and brood crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of North Carolina. She waited at the edge of the road for a good bit before heading across. I was surprised to see the babies following her.
  25. There are two raccoons that live in a high tree stump. This one was watching my every move as I walked past.
  26. I always liked the way a prairie dog is standing on hind legs and observing the surroundings! This last weekend I had a chance to take few pictures of those animals and here is one of my favorites.
    Cheers, Hadi
  27. Peter, I am envy to hear to attended Tankfest! Do you have any photogallery online?
  28. A friend got married last weekend. I declined her offer to shooting the wedding as photography is my hobby. I agreed to bring a camera and a couple of lenses to the reception if she'd clear it with whomever she hired. She cleared it, and here is a crop of a her dance with her dad.
  29. And another one from the day out with the handicaped. Had to include some motorcycle.
  30. I will slip back one long weekend to Memorial Day - we got up early and spent a morning on the mall in DC. This shot came from the Korean War Memorial. This is a very powerful memorial in my estimation - and it was one of those perfectly quiet places that morning.
  31. Well, I can't seem to stop chasing Herons this year. Here is one of my better flight shots from last night.
  32. Rob Bernhard: Love the scooter in front of the no parking sign. We have beggars who hang their coats over the no soliciting sign.
    Doug Obert: Great expressions. Took the second look to see daughters feet off the trampoline.
    The statue of General Longstreet at Gettysburg was very effective in presenting an active leader on his horse. The memorial rules say that you must have been a two star general to get a horse so Buford (one star) cavalry general is shown standing while two star infantry generals are mounted.
  33. Trying again:
    One of many wildflowers in our backyard...
  34. Last Thursday I went to shoot the preparation of the Tapetes de Corpus Cristi (Carpets of Corpus Cristi) here in Joinville. They make carpets from colored saw dust, rocks and flowers in the morning and have the procession in the afternoon. It was chilly and rainy with very subdued lighting. Here's one of the results.
  35. kts


    a slightly foggy morning a week or two ago
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  37. As usual some great stuff posted this week. Mine was shot earlier in the year. Storm waves beginning to roll before a big storm.
  38. Jeff Spirer--absolutely excellent!
    Thanks for posting.
  39. This is almost midnight sun, taken 23.00 (11 p.m. to you) yesterday. Warm and fine Summer, this far.
  40. My flower from this week:
  41. I'd like to see more commentors like Mark Kissel. So, IMHO . . .
    Nathan Gardner – According to my Audubon bug book, it’s a Brown-spotted Yellow-wing. That’s helpful, eh?
    Jeff Spirer - The contrast between the two figures is interesting. The background figure resembles a 19th Centurywoman. Nice thought-provoking image. St. Petersburg, FL just held a huge PRIDE festival.
    Robin Smith – Interesting color here – adjacent green and blue. An effective use of fill lighting.
    JDM von Weinberg – I hear Richmond is still a “civil war” town. I may have to relocate there soon. I wonder if shooting up and closer would produce a more provocative image?
    Lupo Lobo – this is sooooo unfair – I haven’t had any breakfast. I’d like to see more DOF.
    James Dean – a classic backlight image, beautifully rendered
    Gil Pruitt – And where do you sleep, Gil?
    Mark Poseley – I’d like to see the flowers closer. The lichen overpowers the image. Quite the challenging shot.
    Dean Schreuder – I love this shot. There is such joy captured. It wouldn’t work as well vertical. Suggest you edit out the distracting black above right. Otherwise, nicely done overall.
    Rob Bernhard – I’m a fan of irony in photos. Good catch. Unfortunately too common.
    Brad – interesting collection, especially the dude covering his ears. Again, irony and isolation amongst a crowd.
    Doug Obert – nice stop action. I didn’t immediately notice they were airborne. They obviously are having a great time. Good add to the family memory album.
    Bruce Gibson – a best remembered moment photo.
    Spencer Chrouser – good catch of the bird’s attitude. Nicely saturated color. Striking
    karen wiltshire You’re off to a good start with the new lens. Can you ID the moth and flowers?
    Phil B – I like all the lines of division here. It’s as if there are multiple stories of the lives captured in one spot, like overlapping universes. A good story.
    Mark Kissel – sometimes you just get lucky.
    Bill K – that’s the guy sneaking into my house at night and eating the cat’s food! Such cute critters, such diseased little buggers.
    Hadi Khademi – nice clear detailed head shot of the prairie rodent. Good display of their variegated coloring They make good pets too.
    David Cavan – A very thought-provoking image. Nice work.
    Dan Ferrin – I have more blurry photos of flying herons than focused ones. It’s not so easy shooting these big birds. Good capture, good lighting - this is persistence paying dividends.
    thom polimeros – I would expect to see Marley’s Ghost step from behind the stone. A nicely haunted photo which strikes a pensive mood.
    In my area of FL, it has been raining sporadically for days. Yesterday I was able to get out between raindrops to a favorite park. It turned out to be a good trip. This night heron was about 50 yards off the bank of a creek which runs through the park. Lots of blue sky and sunshine at the moment of capture. It's cropped.
    5Dmk2; EF100-400L @ 400mm; F/9; 640iso 1/400sec
  42. Thanks Larry, the butterfly is a common Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly drinking nectar from a Thistle...all very common in the UK.
  43. Bare Trees
    Shot about a month and a half ago before things really started to bloom.
  44. Bare Trees
    Shot about a month and a half ago before things really started to bloom.
  45. This photo is in honor of Darin, our road racing team leader. This photo was last week, his 35th birthday, at Mill Valley Beerworks. Unfortunately he broke his collarbone in two places bike racing last Sunday in Burlingame. Cheers Darin and get well fast!
    EOS 7D, ISO 6400 (!), 16-35 @ 33mm f/2.8.
    (Mark -- your turkey photo is LOL! We have too many wild turkeys in our 'hood)
  46. Hello Everyone ..
    Happy Thursday to you all .. with best wishes for the weekend, and the week ahead ...
    Yesterday, I had the absolute pleasure of spending the day with the family. We went to the a botanical garden, where my wife noticed this strange. yet absolutely beautiful species of flower. This little beauty was dangling from a huge tree, and we had to climb up the roots maybe about two feet to take the picture, as the wind blew.
    The name, well, hopefully a botanist amongst us can identify it for us ...
    For the photographers, the equipment/settings are: ... Canon Rebel XT (350D) .. Lens: Canon 28-90 ... Focal Length 38mm .. F 5.6 .. ISO 400 @ 1/60 Sec. ...
    For the rest, enjoy ..
  47. I was at a local park in the Los Angeles area yesterday and had an hour to spend wandering about with my 50 1.8. I happened upon this gulf fritillary. Beautiful specimin!
  48. Not much shooting lately so here is something from a while back. 5D2, 1/320 sec, f ?, ISO 400, Tokina 500 zoom
  49. Hello everyone,
    New toy to play with .... an EOS 50D.
    After many years of refusing to go digital, being more than happy with my FD gear, I've decided to give it a go ....
    Here is my first attempt. The picture was taken with EF-S 55-250 IS on EOS 50D at f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/60s, IS on, Fill in Camera Flash.
    Any comments are very welcome.
    Please note that the photo was taken in medium resolution and just resized to forum specs.
  50. Early morning at the beach:
  51. Canon FD 135mm f2.5 S.C., Hartblei Adapter, on a 7D
  52. A couple of friends goofing around on my couch, looking into Sante D'Orazio's book.
    5D2 | 28-70 2.8L @ 35mm | 1/160s f/13 ISO 100
  53. The Tall ships were in town last week. 5DMK2 ISO 200 1/400 f/11 Sears 300mm lens on an adapter. This lens is terrible on my crop sensor camera but is ok on the 5d can't figure out why.
  54. Canon 7D - 1/250 th - f4 - iso100
    The largest kingfisher in Africa
  55. My first post and it's late in the day. However, this represens summer to me ( Ohio, USA). Taken with my canon 7d (1 month using it, 4 months sitting inside watching rain)
  56. My first post and it's late in the day. However, this represens summer to me ( Ohio, USA). Taken with my canon 7d (1 month using it, 4 months sitting inside watching rain)
  57. another from my series at the Torry Pines GliderPort
  58. Something else air-borne
  59. There are a lot of wildlife and flowers this week so I will keep that going. This photograph makes me LOL. It is like hiding under the covers so that the boogeyman can not get you.
  60. Mark, Don't know where this was staged (or not) but this tortise in the middle of the road becomes a target for too many. I hope it was moved. I rescued a turtle from the road today.
    A nice photo, with good, even lighting, and clear definition and excellent DOF illustration.
  61. Hey Larry, we were both moved from the road.
    Thanks for the comments.
  62. We had a picnic at Cherry Creek Reservoire, located just South of Denver. It was a beautiful evening and right after the sun set I saw this sail boat race finishing up under an incredible sky and snapped it with my 5D MkII and EF 24-105mm f/4L. ISO 100, 1/60th second and f/7.1:
  63. Phillie Phanatic and Police
  64. @ Mark Stanley
    That's a brilliant image. I love it.
  65. Last night (Thursday) I went to a see a couple of former students (the bassist and drummer) and the band they are in. It was their second gig of the evening. They had played pregame at a minor league baseball game and then zoomed here for their regular Thursday night gig. They do covers of mostly Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn with a few original compositions thrown in. Each week they are sounding better and better.
  66. Lower Calf Creek Falls west of Boulder, Utah. May 2011
    Canon EOS 1V + EF 24/1.4L II, Kodak Ektar 100

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