Canon Thursday Pic 2010: #17

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    It's Thursday again! I'm starting to like Thursdays more than I used to. I used to look forward to Friday since its the end of the work week, and I still do, but now that we have our Thursday thread we can all look forward to the last two days of the week. Old man winter is here to stay, at least in Indiana, and with the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter its getting harder and harder to get out and shoot. This week's photo was one I snapped of this morning with the few spare minutes I had before work.
    Like I said, I shot this guy this morning before heading out. The birds are all over our yard, and they're especially active in the mornings. I hadn't shot anything this week so I grabbed the camera and fired off a few shots. After doing some reading in my Audubon Society Field Guide, I learned that this is a White-Crowned Sparrow, which winters here in the U.S. Apparently this is a favorite of bird watchers and lab scientists alike as much of what we know about bird migration comes from lab experiments involving this species. I also felt a little more accomplished after reading that the White-Crowned Sparrow is much less numerous here in the east than the similar White-Throated Sparrow. But just as I get excited about my morning photo op, I see the photos my soon to be mother in law shot of a Barred Owl that was perched literally feet from the road on her mail route today.
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    Ahmad. Snapped on Market Street in San Francisco last week. 5DII, 35mm
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  4. it is bald eagle season here in western Washington, so i headed up to a popular viewing destination on the Skagit river where the eagles like to congregate and dine on the salmon.
  5. Nothing new for me this week, so looked for a recent pic.
  6. @Brad, perfect timing! I decided to try to put to use the Photomatrix software that I had purchased several months back; a new version was released before I got into the mood! Canon 40D, Canon EFS17-55, f2.8, shutter 1/125 (and +-2), tripod mounted. Used the tone mapping method. [​IMG]
  7. how about a cat amongst those" Pigeons "
  8. Canon T2i, 18-55mm IS lens, F22, 15 seconds
  9. waiting .... Shot at an indoor lacrosse game last Sunday.
  10. Duplicate, sorry.
  11. That's a great shot, Nathan! Here's one from last weekend, downtown Philadelphia, pre-dawn.
  12. A quick grab shot. I went to lunch Tuesday to be greeted by this 25 foot geyser in the middle of a busy street. Apparently a water main broke inside a manhole causing this apparition which snarled traffic for quite a while.
  13. my contribution for the week. Let's keep the numbers up.
    Here's another taken at the Lawrence Old Fasion Christmas Parade. No motorized vehicles, all horse drawn. Temp was 30 degrees with 40MPH wind, boy it was cold. we shot for three hours.
  14. 5D2, Contax Zeiss 50/1.4, about f2 at 1/50, ISO 3200.
  15. Well the cold has set in here in Connecticut but no snow to speak of yet. My pic this week is of my boys talking with Santa at a special "Dinner with Santa at Yankee Candle". This was my oldest telling Santa about a toy that he wanted and Santa was explaining to him how those high tech gadgets are a favorite of his elves. He told him to check the batteries when he opens it as the elves tend to play with them A LOT before they wrap them up. :)
  16. Small Gothic Lolita meeting.
    f/2.2, 1/400 sec, ISO 400
  17. My contribution for the week. St Lucie county, Florida.
  18. Not much this week again. So let it be one more guinea pig (7D, built-in flash, 100/2.8L IS Macro, ISO 160, 1/160, f/7.1)
  19. kts


    nicely done abstract Lupo.....
    mine is from saturday at the westside market diner....
  20. My youngest son napping...
  21. Great photos, I particularly like Nathan's, Karen's and Lupo's.
    This photo was a mistake, taken in bright sunlight before I had corrected my settings, resulting in massive over exposure. The end result however, with a little PS manipulation is interesting and appeals to me.
  22. Heading home on the ferry Tuesday evening, bound for Larkspur. This is from the ferry MARIN, which is setup as a "party boat." 7D, 16-35 at 18mm, ISO 3200, f/3.2, 1/60, Av mode.
  23. Autumn at the Middle Ranch barn. 1D Mark IV, 200mm L f/2.0.
  24. "Over the edge" 'Valley of Fire' near Las Vegas on Monday at sunset
    EOS 7D, 24-105mm f/4L, ISO:200, 100mm, 1/250 sec, f/11, -1/3EV
  25. Trying to manual focus with a 6 euro lens
  26. Huh, very cold weather for this time of year. We have had lows like -20 C (-4 F) and that is very rare before January. This is a view through my small green house decorated with frost. 5d 70-200/2.8 IS II
  27. Horse,
    Is that a Piver? Eastern Shore/Chesapeake perhaps?
    Joe D.
  28. Wally's favorite website. Canon 5D Mk2 ISO 3200 1/100 F/6.3 sigma 24-70@24mm Now He's using my laptop for a pillow.
  29. @John H. - I was scrolling down and was really struck by your shot - "Man, I wish I could do that," I thought. So it was funny to then read that you'd taken it by accident!
  30. Cold, rainy (dodged the ice fortunately) outside, but inside can be nice and warm.
  31. Hello all, New to the site so I hope you don't mind me jumping in. Been lurking for quite awhile and realy enjoy viewing all the photos here at It's been too cold for me to get out so I took this close up of the space heater I've had fired up. [​IMG]
    Canon Rebel XS, EF 18-55mm IS, F7, 1/16 Sec, ISO 800
  32. Haven't been out to shoot this week, so here's something from early November. Shot with the 50D and the 18-55mm non IS kit lens I got with my 20D a few years back.
  33. Geez! Some of the shots this week put me into gape mode! I'm trying to eat breakfast and here are these red eyes from a hamster.. Aaaahhh! Almost painted the monitor with a mouthfull of corn flakes.
    Here's another shot from Bosque one year ago. 5d2, Tokina 150-500 at ~400mm, 1/320 @ f8, ISO 400
    The sun had come up, but it was still below freezing. The grease in my tripod head thickened up so much it was almost unusable.
  34. Jim, it's not a hamster! She's a guinea pig! She's pretty and quite harmless! Not a monster at all! It's only a point of view!
  35. Brad - Great Market Street shot. Fun to see so many shots of my beloved San Francisco on here.
    It's been a busy week for me, with five days in a row of concert shoots, one of which I was performing in myself (had to get my husband to shoot that set!). Here's a shot from one of the Sunday night bands, at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco.
    Canon 5D Mk II, 85mm f/1.8, 1/125, ISO 1600
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    Susan from the band "Small Town Son"
    Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    Lens: Canon 70-200mm F2.8L
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture: f/3.2
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    ISO Speed: 2000
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
  37. It's raining, and I'm on my work computer with a limited supply of shots, so I chose this one from the summer. The photos on this thread are so good that I'm quite intimidated, but will continue to post to try to keep our counts high!
  38. Nothing really original from me. I had to visit the hospital today which just happens on this side of the river across this building....
  39. Text macro
  40. Hello all. This is my first post on and I decided to contribute a shot. I enjoy seeing everyone's work each week.
    Canon 40D, 50/1.4 @f/2, 1/8s. Some adjustments in DPP.
  41. 7D, EF 50mm f.1.4, ISO 400
  42. Snapped this pic while up in San Francisco this past August. I found myself standing in the middle of a crowded bus heading to Golden Gate Park.
    5D MkII w/ 70-200mm 2.8L IS I
    Focal Length: 70mm, ISO 800, F2.8, 1/160 sec.
  43. And finally...
  44. Bueh go to great parties...each week you surprise me, Brilliant.
    Brad, this for me is the pic of the week so far.
    Finally welcome to all the new comers I really look forward to Thursdays and hope you guys will stick with it and enjoy it too, and anyone else lurking, come on in and post a pic we dont bite
  45. Finally ready for Christmas.
  46. Better late than never! I've got a huge backlog of photos, scattered about various memory cards and hard drives that I need to edit, some of them from Thanksgiving. Hopefully it'll be sorted out when I get a 2TB drive later this week. Here's a shot I got last weekend (off the one card that I had room to download out 3 filled that day)at the Bronx Zoo.
  47. Migration
  48. Some great shots on here, my first post as well. Last night at dinner with my daughter for her first birthday. Wanted to use my 50mm f/1.8 but it was much too long for where I was sitting.
    Canon T1i, EF-S 18-55mm
    24mm, f/4, 1/13, ISO1600
  49. Delicious pickles!
  50. Attempting to join the fun.
  51. Hummer at 3 oclock. Canon 7D, 70-200mm f4 + 1.4 telextender F7.1 @ 1/80 . It was 78 degrees in the backyard and I had no plans to take a pic of this hummingbird so not a great setting but that's it.
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    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.01 sec (1/100) on tripod
    Aperture f/5.6
    Focal Length 500 mm f/4L IS
    ISO Speed 400
    Exposure Bias +1/3 EV
  53. Didn't shoot anything this past week, so here is one from November before I found this thread.
  54. October 20, looking out the Lower Elwha Dam window.
  55. The more common White-throated Sparrow (compare Nathan's White-crowned sparrow) in the snow today.
    5DM2, Zeiss CFi 120 Makro-Planar, ISO 400, 1/640, f/4.
    White-Throated Sparrow
  56. Must be bald eagle week here at the Canon POW:
    7D, 100-400 L @ 370mm, f6.7 @ 1/500 ISO 800
    My wife and I accompanied our local Audubon group on the monthly bird watching hike on Saturday. We all were just getting out of our cars and starting to walk down a long fishing pier to look at shorebirds. Suddenly we saw a resident eagle swooping in progressively lower sweeps until we realized that it was aiming to snatch a bufflehead that was quite close to us. At the very last moment, the bufflehead dove under the water just beyond the clasp of the eagle's talons. The eagle then realized how close it was to humans and took off.
    Photographically, capturing the decisive moment was not possible due to both the bad luck of my getting to the scene (and getting the camera settings changed over from a more stable environment of our prior stop--one shot etc) a little too late, and my skills (or lack thereof) at following that fast action instantly. The group leader, an ornithology authority who manages a natural history museum, noted how quickly the eagle's movements speeded up when diving for the bufflehead.
    Anyway, it was a memorable experience.
  57. Doin' a little street photography today...
  58. Well there is certainly a bit of great stuff this week; Nathan, Lupo, Brad, Jim, G.K., and Louis's works do stick in the mind. But John's cat Wally, he is too much, an adorable capture. My entry this week is fairly old because I have been inundated on any clear day we have had here on the ranch recently. I shot this flower the summer before last practicing with my mostly new at that time EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro. Perhaps not the best of rose specimens, but seemed picturesque at the time.
    7D w/ 24mm-70mm 2.8
    focal lenght: 54mm, ISO1250, F2, 1/13S
  60. Trying to decide what post-processing would give the best print -- this is the light (less processed) version...
    ...but am wondering whether the high contrast one isn't visually stronger / has more "punch" to it (?)
    It's meant to be my Xmas present for the model :)
  61. Well, better late than never. Nice work this week. Loving Ken's series over the last 3 weeks.
    Went out for a drive with a friend last sunday. Started very rainy but the sun eventually emerged.
  62. First post! Good weekend to all ;-)
    Canon s90
    ISO 800
  63. Later better than not posting
    5D Kit Lens, ISO 640 F4.0 1/125 S
  64. Lots of good pictures as usual. Here is my belated contribution taken last week.
  65. made a mistake ooops.
  66. I really like these postings. I hope to catch on as a regular that way I can try to keep my "focus". I had one outing this week and this is a shot from the day. I was with a good friend at a local Buddhist community center when he was giving a demonstration on portrature to a childrens group. I got photographs of the photographs.
  67. I guess better "late than never!"
    Camera hasn't even been out of the bag for a couple of weeks now, because of the work schedule :-(
    But this is from earlier this Spring.
  68. Hi everyone. Up on the slopes in the morning. I practically lived on this mountain for 3 winters back in the 70's working and playing. Canon 40D - 135 mm - f/5.6 - 1/2500 sec - ISO 400 (400! why did I do that? Must have been in Auto, sigh.)
  69. A bit late
  70. Hot off the press.....
    Slight crop and only a few tweaks in ACR. 7D with 300 2.8 at f4, 2 seconds at iso 400 on a tripod.

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