Canon Thursday Photo 2012: #12

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by nathangardner, Mar 21, 2012.

  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!​
    Happy Thursday everyone! Spring is officially here, even though it's been around for awhile now, so there should be no excuses for a lack of photos. Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping, so there should be plenty out there to shoot. As I said last week, I got up a couple hours before sunrise last Thursday to go shoot some birds. Was hoping for Whooping Cranes, but I never got close enough. I did mark off a few birds on my life list though. Here's one of a Red-Winged Blackbird calling in the ladies. I used the 2x II t/c and was pleasantly surprised. It's not as sharp as the 1.4x or bare lens, but it's more acceptable than I expected. Can't wait to se all the great photos. You guys keep steppin' it up every week.
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  2. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

  3. Wall Stadium, ATQMRA "TQ Midget", these things are screamers.
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  4. American War of Independence re-enactor
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  5. Randall,
    Where are you located? I'm in southern Indiana and we have two tracks within about an hour. A dirt track in Brownstown and a high bank 1/2 mile in Salem. I'll hopefully be making my way up there in the next couple months. I was just curious where your photos were taken.
     
  6. Keeping it simple -- BBQ grilled some ribs -- started out with a spicy chocolate rub and lots of really good hot sauce -- before , during, and after.
    This is the before shot, with 7D, 85mm 1.8, f/4.5, 1/30.
    (nice to see Lupo's BLT reprise, Jeff's concert action! sharp race car, olde car, and before/when Nathan got urushioled) (edit: well done Robin!)
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  7. Not up to snuff with the incredible work on display so far, but the first girls soccer game of the spring.
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  8. Nathan-I'm in central NJ, about an hour from both New Egypt Speedway (dirt) and Wall Stadium Speedway (paved 1/3m high bank oval). I do hope you get the chance to get some "track time" in, it can be very rewarding. Milling around the pits is a great oppurtunity to meet some really interesting people. How's that poison Ivy coming along? That can be some nasty stuff. -R
     
  9. Happy Canon Photo Thursday. Canon 7D Canon 100-400mm L
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    Canon T2i, Tamron 28-75mm @ 28mm f/11, 3 exposure - under 2, 0, over 2, HDR done in PS HDR PRO
    My first post on Canon Thursday.
     
  11. I took this one several weeks ago at the local wildlife reserve. It’s the smallest bird I have been able to catch in flight so far, a female Belted Kingfisher. Had to crop it even more than I normally do.
    Welcome Randy!
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  12. St. Patrick Day Parade in Moscow, March 17, 2012
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  13. 40D, Tamron 70-300mm VC USD @ 168mm, ISO 200, f/5.6,1/80 sec
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  14. From a recent hot air balloon ride.
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  15. Usually I wouldn't bother a photo like this. But I like the subject. There was an event with 8 classic race boats from the sixties last weekend. This is one of them
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  16. 5D2, Contax Zeiss 50/1.4, 1/125 at about f2.8.
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  17. Atop the Lesser Divide
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  18. 20D, Quantaray 50mm f/2.8 macro
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  19. Kristina
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  20. A shot from a trip to the south Bank last week
    5D2+24-105, 50 mm, f8, 1/1600, iso-400, -1/3 ev
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  21. My contribution for this week !
    Took while on a trip in Instanbul
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  22. Spring has sprung in the Languedoc. 7D / 600 mm; 1/1250s @ f/8.0 ISO 400
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  23. Excellent photos so far. Can't wait to see what else our Canon shooters bring. Nathan, the red-winged blackbird shot is completely acceptable. Very nice!
    Phil Richardson - I can't even get a decent shot of a belted Kingfisher sitting still. That's an impressive shot!
    Robert Colameco and David Smith - nice portraits!
    I often try to get ducks and larger fowl from any angle other than the profile view. However, the colors in the water with this preening pintail sitting there were too much for me to pass up.
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  24. Very nice shots!
    I have a Great Egret rookery nearby my office, so I'm using it to try out various lens/ settings combinations. Here is a bird in flight with the 300 F4L and 1.4X TC.
    My next set will incorporate using flash.
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  25. Roseate Spoonbill
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  26. The frigidarium at the Roman baths at Bath, UK
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  27. Yup, the first day of spring alright! ;-) 14 inches of new snow in 7 hours is all.
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  28. Basalt columns in the rain at Vík, South Iceland
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  29. kts

    kts

    tried something a little different when i was out chasing fog in the metroparks on monday morning.......3 shots using the 10sec delay and merged in ps elements
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  30. Happy Spring and Thursday. I rented a Canon 300mm f4, 400mm f5.6, and a 1.4xTC for a week. I wanted to get some hands on experience. Schedules made way for an overnighter to Cape May. While there we went to Sunset Beach and noticed some folks who seemed very well dressed for the beach. It was a small elegant wedding. We're not much on photographing people, but the feel of the event was inviting and hard to ignore. We asked if it was ok to take photos. Yes. Then we heard the story of the wedding. Everyone was taking photos with cell phones and the Mother of the Groom was so happy that we would do this. She felt that we had been brought together. It was a moment of serendipity and probably the most valuable thing I've done with my camera. I'm not comfortable posting photos of the wedding party, but I couldn't resist the Mother's blue nails and sandals on the jetty.
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  31. The Dr. Put me on prednisone and the poison ivy cleared up pretty quickly. The rash is still visible, but the irritation
    and swelling is gone. Luckily I had only about 2 days of misery.

    Mark,
    I am jealous. I've been wanting to get a good shot of a pintail for quite awhile. Nicely done.

    Lots of great photos so far, and I love to see all the birds!
     
  32. Elevation Training Mask.
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  33. Wife about to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
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  34. My daughter likes to push her "babies" on the swings at the playground
    Info: 7D, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS HSM, ISO 400, 70mm, f/4, 1/2500
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  35. No shooting for a couple of weeks; too busy battling health insurance company, getting the house ready to sell, preparing to move back to Arizona, fitting out our new travel trailer, and the usual nuisance stuff that goes with aging. But, enough whining. Here's one from the wayback machine, shot in Hackberry, AZ with an EOS 300 (sorry, no EXIF data)...
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    Canon 550D, EF 50mm f/1.8 @ f/2.8
     
  37. Gymnastic geometrics
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    Rachel
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    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture: f/16.0
    Focal Length: 70 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire

    Strobes:
    200ws strobe with a beauty dish attached, overhead, slightly in front of the model as the key light.
    Canon 430EXII on a light stand with a blue gel and shot grid attached as the backdrop light.
    Both triggered with radio triggers.
     
  39. Looking Back
    Seen in my side-view mirror, stopped to turn around and snap a photo.

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  40. Nathan, I too am allergic to poison ivy. After returning from a tramp in the woods or any other activity that would put me next to it, a hot soapy bath will remove most of the irritant. Not all of it but enough to make it bearable. I took prednisone for another ailment and found myself awake at 3AM watching Nova on TV.
    Good Luck.
    Pictures are great this week.
     
  41. I have been visiting art museums recently to see and photograph both the art and the architecture. Mostly I am interested is finding some abstract views of the museums' architectures.

    Here is a view of the lobby of the Frye Art Museum on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
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  42. Fatuma Sado at Mile 23, on her way to a 2:25.39 and $125,000 for winning the LA Marathon.
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  43. My youngest daughter Danielle outside playing on her toys. Taken with Canon 7D and EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM : ISO 400, 200mm, F4, 1/800
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  44. Great horned owl nesting:
    Canon 7D, EF 500mm f/4L IS, EF 1.4x TC, Induro C414 tripod, Wimberley Sidekick on Arca-Swiss Z1 ballhead, at ISO 200, Av mode, +1EV, f/7.1, resulting in 1/160th sec:
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  45. Taken last Sunday. The wall is of the oldest existing church in Warsaw (built around 1300). It is possible to identify patches of new brickwork as traces of repairs done after WWII.
    Canon EOS 50E + 50mm/1.8, Ilford Pan400 in PC-TEA
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    Sinai, Egypt.
    5DII, 85mm f/1.8 @ 2.8
    270exII flash on camera bounced off the left wall.
     
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    Millennium Park, Chicago
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  48. Glad that you are feeling better now Nathan.

    This week my contribution comes on Thursday, because I couldn't sleep last night.
    I got up and made some photos of a double flowered tulip.
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  49. after work, short dash into the garden.. found this hyacint.
    40d, 50macro.
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  50. My main camera is on an eight day animation setup so here is an older picture I have of a bird, as they seem to be so popular :)
    70-200 with a 1D.
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  51. Female House Finch
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  52. Pump shadow
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  53. I have been watching this poor Tomato try to develop all winter long. It has been touch and go, but it has managed to ripen in the temperate California coastal weather. 7D 50mm 1.8 ISO 200 1/60 f/5.1
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  54. Here's one from the archives...a stormy sunset.
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  55. A Crocus ... a tad on the dark side.
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  56. Ha everyone, sorry about that aaa post. I was walking thru explaining to someone how to post
    a photo and didn't think it took so I didn't check in time to delete it. Wasn't intended to be
    derogatory.
    Enjoyed everyone's photos, as always they are a diverse and well crafted display of a moment of
    time from each of your life's. Thanks for sharing and inspiring'
     
  57. T1i, 24-105 f4l
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  58. Richard, looks like striped wintergreen to me.
     

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