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      01-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #5985
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Nice shot, Seminole. Did you just take that?
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i've been very tempted lately to buy mixing gear....

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wow thats funny I was just there and got basically the same shot.
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Nice shot, Seminole. Did you just take that?
Thanks! I took it last night. Just flew back home today.

I'm a little bummed out since I got my camera only a few days before I went so I wasn't familiar with it, and only got a handful of decent shots. I also thought I had recorded video of three of the Bellagio's water shows only to find out that pressing the shutter on my camera doesn't start the recording in video mode, that there is a separate dedicated button by the view finder for that

At least I had fun with my rental!

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disco night at the man hole again?
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You know it
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Thanks! I took it last night. Just flew back home today.
There for CES? I've always wanted to go to that, but I don't think I could handle the crowds.
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There for CES? I've always wanted to go to that, but I don't think I could handle the crowds.
I was actually there to do an inventory count for a client of ours. Didn't know that CES was still going on.
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This was in October and I'm finally getting around to it.
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kevin thats awesome, what lens you shoot that with?
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kevin thats awesome, what lens you shoot that with?
EXIF says EF300mm f/4L IS USM.

Nice shot, Kev.
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Thanks. Slowly, I'm getting better at catching them. This pass was probably over 500, he was cooking along. I have some where a plane was just over the speed of sound. I need better/faster AF.
One of the reasons I need a 7D or 1D and I use my 300 quite a bit.
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i needed a new facebook cover photo lol
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Here's my favorite Northern Harrier hunting this afternoon:


Northern harrier shows off... by dcstep, on Flickr

Taken with the 7D, 500mm and 1/4x TC. I was almost too close.

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Bokeh.
That 500 of yours is killing me, I need that along with a new body.
Very, very nice Harrier.
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Here's my favorite Northern Harrier hunting this afternoon:

Taken with the 7D, 500mm and 1/4x TC. I was almost too close.

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Beautiful. Love the background rendering of the 500mm.

Here's another from Friday:


Steller's Sea Eagle by mkrepp, on Flickr

I don't normally post-process my photos too much outside of the basics. I had a little fun with this one.
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Bokeh.
That 500 of yours is killing me, I need that along with a new body.
Very, very nice Harrier.
You'll soon be able to buy the 1DX body and the Series II 600mm for a mere $19,000. Just imagine the bokeh, the sharp details...

Have you tried the 1.4x TC on your 300/f4? I'd start there. For you, I wouldn't suggest a 400mm. If you could find a deal on a used 300/f2.8, that'd be worth considering.

A used 500/f4 is going to be $6000 if mint condition and it'd have to be pretty ratty to get down to $4000. Still, I suspect that all the professional sports photogs will move up to Series II and those old lenses will come on the market in the next year. A deal on a cosmetically rough sample would probably hold its value. (The new lenses are lighter, focus faster and have 2-stops better IS, but cost $10,000 and up).

I wish Sigma would make some prime super-teles. A 500/f4 that cost under $5000 would probably sell like hotcakes now that all the Canons and Nikkors are over 10-grand. One good thing for me is that all the recent price increases have put the value of my 500mm at what I paid for it. When you can look at a lens as an investments, that's a big help, but it's still tying up a lot of money.

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Beautiful. Love the background rendering of the 500mm.

Here's another from Friday:

I don't normally post-process my photos too much outside of the basics. I had a little fun with this one.
The 500's bokeh is incredible. It's like cheating, or at least it feels that way at times.

You've got me itching to shoot some captive birds. Your getting great detail and wonderful poses.

Here's a juvenile bald eagle that I got yesterday morning. It's a bit soft because my AF wasn't keeping up as it flew close to me (the 1.4x TC was slowing things):


Juvenile bald eagle by dcstep, on Flickr

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