Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #31

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by nathangardner, Aug 3, 2011.

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    Happy Thursday everyone! It has been quite hot here in southern Indiana/northern Kentucky lately, but the hummingbirds are in full swing. They are always the most numerous and active this time of year and I love it. I borrowed some flashes and transmitters to try to get a few decent shots of the Ruby Throated Hummers that are in our yard. Here's the result. Let's see some more of those great photos!

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  2. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

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    Casey. Some people are concerned that the tongue may be stuck like that, but I don't think so.
     
  3. Canon 7D, EF 500mm f/4L IS and EF 1.4x TC at ISO 800, f/8 and 1/1600-sec, hand-held. Nest, just West of Silverthorne, CO
    Osprey landing:
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  4. I didn't have a chance to get out and shoot this week, so here's one from the previous weekend when we toured some mills in northern Virginia. Beverley Mill is now only a ruin - but a beautiful one with nature now mixing with the wonderful stacked stone walls. This is a 5-shot HDR image - the dynamic range was just going to be too much without that.
     
  5. And now, the image
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  6. Three guinea pigs girls. 7D, 100/2.8L IS, ISO 6400, 1/50 sec, f/5.0
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  7. 6 weeks 'til Round-Up
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  8. Rebel T1i, 60mm Macro
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  9. Colors and shapes
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  10. Need new passports for the kids. Loathed to pay someone else to take their passport shots, so did it myself. This was a close crop of the image we selected. 5d, 85mm 1.2L @f16. He was sat on a stool in front of our shower cubicle in the bathroom, so I could reverse bounce my flash in a small white environment and get bright diffuse lighting. My wife hates the shot, say he looks like some kind of criminal rugby player, but I like the starkness of it. I have printed a 17" x 22" version and have it hanging in my cube at work.
    rgds,
    james
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  11. Dirty aperture blades on my Jupiter 37A
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  12. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    say he looks like some kind of criminal rugby player​
    Always my goal, but with my bald head, it was always the bouncer at the local pub look. Great shot, but I'd push the blacks and really make him the local scourge.
     
  13. A few weeks ago we visited the Delta Water Works in the Netherlands. Sea Lion was wet, kids were more wet, Dad and Mom - absolutely drenched. 1D Mark IV, 70-200L f/2.8 II. (FYI - the weather-proofing works.)
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  14. In December of 2009 I was able to get to Joshua Tree NP for the second time in about 30 years; I truly think JTNP is one of my favorite places in the USA.
    Anyway; I went for a long walk looking for Skull Rock. The guilty secret here is I parked about 100 ft from the rock and walked about 3 miles to finally find it... ;) So much for my self held belief in an inborn sense of direction! It was pretty cold and windy this day, they actually had snow the previous evening in the higher parts of the park.
    I had a light coat, and with my camera gear I was able to stay warm until the sun started to get higher in the sky.
    I was chatting with the ranger at the entrance station and he was doing the standard safety brief about food and water when he took a second look at me and said; Oh, you have the eyes so I don't need to tell you this stuff... Now, I was raised in the So Cal deserts as a kid in the 50s and early 60s so I thought his conclusion was a bit strange.
    OK, sorry for the tangent, here's the shot I want to post from this trip. This was my first trip outside Minnesota with my new 5D MKII.
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  15. Pozzo's Fresco - roof of the church of Saint Ignatius in Rome. Taken with a 5DII and 15mm F2.8 fisheye - handheld.
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  16. Just correcting the distortion and focusing on the roof shows the amazing illusion created in the 1680s - sorry to post a second shot but I could not resist it.
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  17. Local waterfall after rain last weekend.
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  18. From a pure photography standpoint this isn't that good, background is too busy and subject not isolated. But I took it by a pure chance. I was taking pictures of live tanks demonstrations during a military museum's annual event. There were plenty of people an lot of noise. Suddenly I noticed this little bird, that wasn't that much afraid of tanks. I took 2-3 shots with 7D and 70-200 f/4 IS while it was 25 meters away.
    I am not a wildlife guy (70-200 is my longer glass) and I can't identify the bird. So I hope somebody here can help. It was shot in Switzerland, across the german border, very near the Rhine river
    BTW Philip, Sant'Ignazio is one of my favorite places in Rome!
     
  19. Wednesday's sunrise while an early morning thunderstorm was lingering. My photos don't do it justice! This from the street in front of my house.
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  20. Wireless keeps going down... Too many connection problems. Sorry :-(
    If you would like to help identifying the bird, please check it on Flickr:
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  21. As usual, some really nice work already this week. Love that hummingbird, Nathan. I didn't get out to shoot at all this week, so here is one from a couple of weeks ago, shot with my 50D and the 100-300mm f4.5-f5.6 USM lens.
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  22. Taking the 7D up to NYC today. Here's an Egret from earlier this week.
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  23. Don't any of you guys have day jobs? Nice work. This one's from a couple of years back, ignored at the time, but I looked again last week and thought, "Why not?"
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  24. Hi folks. Was a bit late adding comments to last week's photos, but they are there now if you'd like to look.
    I really liked how the sunlight was filtering through the trees, lighting up patches of the ground as it was in this shot. The lizard was constantly moving, and I had a hard time getting in position for this shot. I took several exposures from different angles and finally decided I liked this one. Looks like it is grinning at me.
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  25. Not the best shot in the world but something quintessentially English about it, wouldnt fancy using it though. Checked inside and it all still worked!
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  26. I recently acquired an EF 70-200 f/4 L IS lens, for my 7D, and having a blast with it. A super optic!
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  27. There is a Greek community called Tarpon Springs here in Florida. They are known for sponge diving. This is one of the store fronts.
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  28. The other side of the tracks. Literally.
     
  29. Still posting shots from this year's vacation. This was taken at a butterfly garden just outside the town of Bellevue, Iowa. If you drive further in the park, there is a wonderful view of the town itself and a set of locks on the Mississippi River.
    Shot with 5d mkII and the 100-400L.
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  30. Great pictures this week, as always. This is a male Downy Woodpecker going for a peanut in our backyard.
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  32. This is what became of last weeks apples.. Made it myself.
    5DII, 28-80 2.8-4.0 L, tripod, gardentable under parasol.
    3 more buckets of apples to go. So i'll be busy in the next days.
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  33. kts

    kts

    yum, think i'll go make some breakfast after seeing that shot......thanks Lupo
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  34. Should I be worried about my daughter? 5D2 and a 24-70L
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  35. Taken during a brief photography tour of central and eastern Washington.
    Silos, Ephrata, WA


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    7D, Tokina 50-135mm @ 135mm, f9.5 @ 1/250, ISO 200
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  36. I like this forum. Lots of creativity and forethought in many shots here, and all for the sake of sharing.
    I was bored waiting for my workstation to finish rendering a video, and I spotted these Orchids in an associates office, and didn't think she would mind if I borrowed them (will have to give her a print).
    Out of curiosity I also shot these with an LX3 (which has an extremely sharp Leica Vario Summicron ASPH), including my favorite 135mm Zeiss Triotar with Red T coating. However, my EF135 f2L won out. After seven-years of use, several soakings in the rain and being dropped three times, it continues to impress.
    One last note. While a subjective matter, and certainly not a scientific test. Since I've picked up a 7D and have rendered some number of prints, my Mam 645M and other film camera's, have sat in their cases. This is a truely impressive rig, covering some 90% of what I shoot, (the other 10% goes to my 1Ds when I need both full frame and wide aspect).
     
  37. repeat. please delete.
     
  38. Let's try this again.
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  39. Taken a couple of weeks ago at the Amelia Earhart Festival that took place in her hometown.
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  40. This past Saturday family and friends were gathered at a lake for fun on the water. Being dragged around behind a boat isn't my cup of tea, so when someone said they spotted a couple of deer down a ways, I decide to go check them out. Turned out there were more than a couple, two does, two fawns and a yearling spike buck. They didn't like me around, but didn't run away, they just kept moving around in the brush, but I was able to get this shot.
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  41. Flowers in my garden continue to be a source of inspiration. Though lately the mosquitoes have made it exceedingly difficult to do any real photography.
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  42. Swallowtail taken in Goode Va. 1DMkIII 100 2.8 macro.
     
  43. Sorry! heres the shot.
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  44. What a wonderful body of work this week! I am nearly all packed, ready to set out on our yearly week of camping and photo exposition. So, I pulled up an older photo of our destination to keep the mood. This is the Point Arena rocks in its winter glory. I likely won't post until next Friday. Enjoy your week.
    -Dave
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  45. This week I was shooting a 1990 Canon Photura 'bridge camera'.
    Here is what it did of a swim meet through glass.
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  46. Reflections in New York City.
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    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
    Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
    Exposure: 1/3200 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    ISO Speed: 400
    Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
     
  48. Steaming crawfish. Last Sunday at the Crawfish Festival in Long Beach, CA.
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    EOS 5D | 20-35mm 2.8L @ 20mm | 1/200s f/11 ISO 200 |
     
  49. New to this forum, having been largely film-based till now. My first contribution: the longest Cathedral Nave in Europe, Winchester, on my 1DS Mk III, with 16-35mm II @ 16mm, ISO 400; 1/60 at f2.8.
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  50. The neighbor family brought me to the zoo to get some family shots and I got this also. Except for a bit of crop and reducing, it is straight out of the camera. How often does that happen?
    5d2 handheld 70-200 @ 200, ISO 200, f 10, 1/640, overcast day
    The next week and a half I will be at Speedweek on the Bonneville Salt Flats. I expect to return with images to amaze and amuse. Anyone wanting to stop by, I'm at the scaffold tower down at the 4 1/2 mile mark.
    Good shots this week, as always.
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  51. This is the Ecuadorian jungle lodge I stayed at recently.
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  52. Great shots everyone.
    Here's one from our summer vacation. It was my first time to the Cote D'Azure, and wow, they weren't kidding about the Azure part!
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  53. Inspired this week by some of the bug postings - great shots BTW everyone. Found this guy in a cemetery while shooting a project.
    James T - welcome, love the detail in the ceiling.
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  54. I've only glanced at 3-4 photos so far -- and Jeff's Casey.... well... wow!
    This one from hiking Sunday morning out of Samuel P. Taylor state park to the summit of Mt. Barnabe and back down. We hiked up into the 1300' ceiling of the fog layer. Barnabe tops out at 1460'.
    EOS 7D, 16-35 @ 28mm, ISO 400, f/7.1
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  55. Another rare bird. Canon 5D MK2 1 of six Japanese Zeros that are airworthy.
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  56. I've put some seeds in a pot this year and since last week the flowers are starting to bloom;
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  57. I've been playing with a 60mm macro this week on my 7D.
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  58. My contribution comes from a trip with my wife to a flower shop to get some stuff for her garden .... So here are the twin Gerberas.
    Enjoy
     
  59. My contribution comes from a trip with my wife to a flower shop to get some stuff for her garden .... So here are the twin Gerberas.
    Enjoy
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  60. pas

    pas

    It just gets better
     
  61. Lighthouse at Peggys Cove:
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  62. Shot yesterday in Wears Valley, TN in the foothills of the Smokies.
    Went to Cades Cove first, but it was an absolute zoo, wall to wall people and vehicles. Not to mention hotter than hell. So much for great landscape shots (we'll try again in November)...
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  63. Blight or light?
     
  64. oops!
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  65. For those of you not from the south, this is Okra.
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  66. Lots of great shots this week.
    Mark Kissel - Nice shot of the lizard. I like the way he (or she) stands out against the brown leaves.
    Cicada killers seem to be very fond of my side yard for their burial grounds. I just missed on some pictures of one with a cicada because I was too far away and it was too dark. This one was busy working on a new hole and didn't mind me taking its picture.
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    xsi, 18-55 is at 55mm, 1/160, f/9, on camera flash
     
  67. Tried to get a hummingbird shot but they are way too fast for me. Decided to shoot a rabbit instead.
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  68. Happy Thursday! Just got back from shooting a Mango Men Concert, so this one is pretty fresh, the music is still echoing in my head. Fun night, great weather today in PA.
    Canon 40D - Canon 100mm-400mm L - Canon 580 EXII Flash - @ 400mm - F5.6 - Shutter Speed 1/250 sec - ISO 400 - Flash did fire.
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  69. The images just keep getting better here, what a pleasure to view this cross section of work each week. I only wish time allowed for commenting on all of them.
    Jeff- You have quite the ability to elicit some rather unique expressions...
    Lupo-I've quickly learned to only view your images at meal time....
    David C-Nice execution of the HDR process...
    James Dean- That's an exceptional portrait...
    Philip W...Very nicely done, not an easy accomplishment in a busy tourist spot.
    My contribution-Trying out the NIK software.
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  70. I've just got back from a few days away.
    Here's a shot that I got at Newquay.
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