Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #40

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Thursday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    Happy Thursday everyone! Midterms are this week and then we get a four day weekend starting Saturday. I am taking full advantage and going to Blackwater Falls, WV to see the fall color. If you know of any must see spots, please let me know.
    I was helping a friend move into a new house here in Kentucky this week and we saw this hawk land in a tree right above the roof. I grabbed the camera and fired off a few shots and here's what I got. I think it's a broad winged hawk, but I'm not 100% certain. If you have any insight, please share it. Thanks, and let's see those awesome photos!
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    Grab the Serpent - Open the door
  3. Sheepdog trials were held in my community during the weekend. Dogs from throughout the nation competed. Their task was to round up sheep across a multi-acre field, herd them through two sets of gates, and ultimately into a pen. They did this in response to verbal commands and visual signals from their owners.

    A blustery Fall day on a beautiful farm. Too bad the angle of the sun was a little too direct most of the time.
    Sheepdog Trials
    7D, 100-400 L @ 285mm, f8 @ 1/2000, ISO 400
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  5. Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture f/11.0
    Focal Length 14 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias +2/3 EV
    Lens Type Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
  6. We're finally having some nice weather. There was a fly-in at the local airport Saturday, and I was able to to do some shooting. This shot was not cropped--as it appeared in camera with some tweaking in Photoshop.

    EOS 7D
    EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM @ f/11, 1/250 sec.
    ISO 100
    Gitzo tripod
    Wimberley head
  7. I've just bought my first film camera for over 30 years, it's a used EOS-1.
    I'm still waiting for the film I ordered (TRI-X) to turn up.
    Photographed with my iPod (RIP Steve Jobs).
  8. 5D2, Contax Zeiss 50/1.4 Planar, about f2 at 1/50, ISO 3200
  9. Hi Guys
    I do not think my photos are as good as most I have seen. I have had my 550D for 2 weeks and am loving it.
    Here is my share I hope you enjoy.[​IMG]
  10. I didn't cook anything special this week, so i dashed into the garden where i found this.
    5d2, 50 2.5 macro, flash 550, tripod.
  11. The last of the flowers in our yard.
  12. I was invited to shoot at Bridgeport Speedway this past weekend. First time there, it's a world apart from pavement.
  13. The first large alligator that I have seen in weeks.
  14. Too busy to even think right now. A quick snap.
  15. Elliot, that's an intriguing image. There arn't many images that work equally well in the vertical and the square format, but this is one of them. Nicely done.
  16. Frogs on a log. Not even leaves falling on them seem to disturb them. Shot at 250mm.
  17. Very nice pics so far!
    I was able to make it back up to Carova NC this past weekend, and was rewarded with a couple of stallions sparring a little. No big, reared up posturing, just kicking a little sand around.
    I ran it through Photomatix Light to offset the harsh mid-day sun.
  18. Fall is near as seen by the previous last flower shot.
  19. Usually I'm a sports/young kids photography type of guy but I've started doing a fundraiser by doing portrait photos to support my church's summer mission trips.
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Flash:No
    • ISO: 100
    • Lens: Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM
    • Focal Length:70
    • Aperture: 3.5
    • Shutter: 1/100
    • Exposure Adjustment:0
    • White Balance: Auto
  20. Didn't get out this week. Just a couple of roses on the kitchen table. 5D2, 100L, 580 EX II and 270 EX II.
  21. Been enjoying this thread lately and need to help out with the numbers. This is not from the last week but from a couple weeks ago out Piedra Rd., had been needing a "Photo Fix" outing so took the chance to drive the thirty miles even though the mountains were imminently shrouded in rain clouds. Left to right: Sugar loaf Mtn. and Toner Mtn.
  22. From last week, the first white settler's cabin in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
    EOS 5D2, EF 28-105mm @ 60mm, ISO 100, f/16 @ 3/10 sec.
  23. From last week, the first white settler's cabin in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
    EOS 5D2, EF 28-105mm @ 60mm, ISO 100, f/16 @ 3/10 sec.
  24. kts


    a green heron enjoying the morning light......
  25. Happy Thursday everyone, off to a great start already. Nothing special from me, just stretching more into the abstract as a bit of a personal challenge.
  26. The wine crush and initial wine making are now in full swing in Napa Valley this week. Harvest is a few weeks late due to the cool summer.

    EOS 7D @ 16mm, ISO 400, f/5.6 inside Paraduxx's production facility -- I'll be back here in a couple days for their big Harvest Party.
  27. Elliot Scott : I wonder why you underestimate your photo. It is really good, very nicely composed and well worth showing. I find it well above average.
  28. The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has recently changed its policies, and now allows photography of the artworks inside most of its galleries. I took this photograph at the museum last weekend in one of the public areas that has always been open to photography, but I did use my camera inside the galleries too. Thank you SAM!
  29. Lupo, I share your sentiments. Everything I have done professionally for the past 27 years has been heavily influenced by Steve Jobs, including digital photography. May he indeed Rest in Peace. Last night, before I heard the sad news, I was at my favorite wetlands looking for herons, which didn't work out. Instead, this guy flew up and landed in front of me. I should have done a bit of on location editing with the weed in the left bottom corner, but I didn't want to startle him away. Perhaps when I get a bit of time, I will do a bit of work in Photoshop (an app we may well never have had, if not for Steve Jobs and the Macintosh) to that corner.
  30. Some really nice shots so far.
    These little mushrooms seem to only appear when the light is low. I had trouble getting the kit lens to focus in the low light - next time I'll try using a flashlight for focus assist.
    Canon xsi, 18-55 is kit lens @ 51mm, f/9, 1/80s, iso 200, off camera flash
  31. Happy Photo Thursday everyone.
    This past week I went to a swamp for the sunrise.
    A little bit of fog added the detail I was looking for in this shot.
  32. It's hard to imagine a world without the contributions of Steve Jobs. I wondered how many people were using Apple products this morning. There was a lot of indoor activity due to rain. I teach a class in food preservation and did some things with garlic. I roasted up a few pounds, pureed, and then dehydrated the paste. It tastes pretty good, and seemed worthy of camera work. I shot a series playing with all sorts of ideas. This is one of the more abstract. I put others in a gallery.
  33. Happy Photo Thursday everyone.
    This past week I went to a swamp for the sunrise.
    A little bit of fog added the detail I was looking for in this shot.
  34. Just a quick shot from me;
  35. House Wren wants me to leave:
    Canon 7D, EF500mm f/4L IS, Av mode, ISO 800, +2/3EV, f/4 resulting in 1/2500-second
  36. High-key Hi-Fi
  37. There's a statue in town of a large, polished rock so that it looks almost like a mirror. I thought it would be neat to use the reflection to capture a couple shots, but it turned out to be more difficult than expected - especially getting the subjects in focus. This was one turn out, I would've really like it if I could get the dogs head in the shot. He was having fun stopping every 20ft on his walk and rolling around, much to his owners dismay.
    Canon 40D w/ 17-85mm.
  38. We had some great weather here in the Uk last weekend, probably it now until next year. Managed to get in a photoshoot whilst the sun was shining. This was my favourite from the day.
  39. It's springtime in Australia and the flame robins have romance on their minds. Took this pic with a 100-400mm L series lens on a Canon 7d. It's a heavy lens and I've taken a while to learn how to hold it steady enough for successful handheld shots. Reasonably happy with this one, though.
  40. Canon 70-200mm IS II, F/4 ISO 100, 1/1000
  41. As usual, a lot of nice stuff here. I used my new tripod and gimbel head to shoot today's freshmen football game. A lot of sports this week. Tomorrow varsity soccer, Saturday varsity football and Sunday, my son runs in a marathon.
  42. George W. Bush Presidential Library topped out Oct. 3, 2011, on Southern Methodist University campus, Dallas, Texas. Estimated cost: $300 million, all reportedly raised privately.
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    Silhouette of Danielle
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/11.0
    Focal Length: 85 mm
    ISO Speed: 100

    A Profoto strobe with a 72" octagon softbox attached was placed behind the model facing towards the camera to create the silhouette effect. Even though the softbox was pretty big (6 feet in diameter) it still wasn't large enough to fill the frame. So I had to use Photoshop to paint the corners white and clone stamp beads in where the weren't visible (in those areas). I also converted the photo to black & white.
  44. XS and 55-250 again.
  45. My daughter the goalkeeper. She deflected this shot in the the last couple of minutes of the game and it resulted in a win for the team! Canon 70-200mm II IS f/4, 1/1000, ISO 100.
  46. Nice sunrise in a stunning location, Juan!
    Mine was taken yesterday on an evening stroll at Gay Head Beach.
  47. Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin. Took this last week while chaperoning a Boy Scout campout, so not much time for photography. A pity...
  48. I do not think my photos are as good as most I have seen. I have had my 550D for 2 weeks and am loving it.​
    Elliot, I think we are usually our own hardest critics. Very nice shot, I think it's a wonderful start and glad you like the new camera - keep shooting.
    Juan H - great shot, love the colours.
    Regards, James
  49. A shot with my 5D and 50 1.8 mkI. I had to crop this a bit to get close in. (ISO 400, 1/500 sec, f3.5) This was hand held as well.
  50. Juan,
    Beautiful shot of the sunrise and the fog does certainly add to the drama of the shot. Very nice indeed!
  51. I went to the Illinois Railway Museum again and used my tripod this time. I do find that it makes it more difficult to be spontaneous, but I'm also trying to get the most detailed shots that I can. I took several bracketed exposures to try some HDR processing at some point. I haven't had very good success with that in the past.
    I think I'm railroaded-out for now.
  52. It didn't take the photo the first time around. I'm trying again.
  53. One more time.
  54. I can upload files to the No Words forum, but not this one. I'm trying again.
  55. Martin S. - Thank you so much, I like your sunrise very much - I do wish I had clouds to work with. Your picture looks almost like a painting, great job.
    James G. - Thank You - I'm digging the abstract art, I want to see more - I think this is composed perfectly.
    Elliot - Are you fishing for complements, this is really good - as someone said earlier we are our harshest critics. I think it is beautiful.
    Randall - Normally I like to see a little more blur in the wheels when shooting cars but this is gorgeous
    Mark K - Good detail in your Macro shot -
    Brian Wallace - I like the way you framed your subject and the lighting is very good, well done.
    Karen - Wow the lighting on this is really nice - how did you do this?
    Dean - This Silhouette is really good, I think it has a burlesque feel about it and I love how the beads frame the girl.
    Thank you so much for those who contribute each week I really enjoy viewing your photos.
  56. Alright, I'm trying one last time to post this photo before giving up for good.
  57. Jaun, Thanks it was just a fortunate moment when the sunbeam happened to strike the flowerhead when the little girl was persuaded to smell the flower. I just got lucky I guess !
  58. Self portrait from today down on the lake at sunset. Canon 40D - Sigma 50mm - Polarized Filter - F/5.6 - Shutter 1/100 sec - ISO 400 - Fill Flash

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