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A long lens photo club booked the morning for a three hour

mentoring class. 

 

Theme: how to successfully use all the reach of big guns!

It is not difficult to operate but compression, reach, move-

ment control & stability, and the shallow DoF need be well

taken care of.

 

Task: Don't try to impress waiting for flying dragons or

surfacing submarines… just shoot anything from BiF to

landscapes (yes, possible with long lenses!) as the subject

is, in this exercise, not important but the quality of the take

should be impeccable in terms of framing, panning and fo-

cusing.

 

Shortly, before Christmas, we will meet again and look for

the best takes of the day! Here is my contribution…

 

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2

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3

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6

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As usual, these images are impeccable - well done!

 

Thanks MattP!

 

That you use "images" instead of "photographs" makes me

feel more at home in this designers dominated forum!   ;)


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Thanks MattP!

 

That you use "images" instead of "photographs" makes me

feel more at home in this designer dominated forum!   ;)

Hahaha, not intentional - I just seem to think in a slightly broken way nowadays ;)

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Hahaha, not intentional - I just seem to think in a slightly broken way nowadays ;)

 

Don't be sorry, it makes me feel good!


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Em@il question:

 

— "I see you are posting only birds…

why do you say you're not a birder?"

 

I post birds (or else!)  because I don't post my professional work.

 

When I am assigned a job, though I make the pictures, the com-

missionner has to unique right to use them for ever given the takes

are clearly identifiable to a brand … it is in all contracts.

 

As a passionate photographer, I even take pictures in my free time.

These pictures are mine to use as I will.

 

Some years ago, I was living close to a nature park where 4 legged

creatures were the main subject. Nowadays, I am close to a marsh.


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Particularly liked 3 and 7, nice stuff, Kodiak.

 

 

 

Coooool, I'm honoured with your first post!!!  :D

 

Thanks for your comment and WELCOME!


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Number six really impressed me!

 

How about you post pictures about a wise photographer named Kodiak taking shots?

 

Best regards!


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Number six really impressed me!

 

This is the first time anyone ever says that a Muscovy duck

might be impressing! …but then, you are from Mexico…

 

I think the Muscovy duck is far underrated. Very different and

some (like #6) with magnificent iridescence, they are the less

noisy, less aggressive and the most "I mind my own business"

attitude I observed at the marsh. In that sense, the Muscovy

and the Geese have the cooler personalities.

 

See below…

 

How about you post pictures about a wise photographer named Kodiak taking shots?

Best regards!

 

Ok, I'll see what I can do… but why?

 

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I do think they have a charm of their own…

 

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This is the first time anyone ever says that a Muscovy duck

might be impressing! …but then, you are from Mexico…

 

I think the Muscovy duck is far underrated. Very different and

some (like #6) with magnificent iridescence, they are the less

noisy, less aggressive and the most "I mind my own business"

attitude I observed at the marsh. In that sense, the Muscovy

and the Geese have the cooler personalities.

 

It's new for me. But also the picture itself is really impressive, in my opinion. Also, thanks for the added pictures!

 

Ok, I'll see what I can do… but why?

 

I think it's good to see a great photographer at work. I, for example, like to see my favourite artists drawing.

 

Best regards!


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It's new for me. 

 

But… but… but… these birds ARE indigenous to Mexico and central America!!! ;)


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The turkey is. And the head is similar (the red thing) but this duck, nope, never seen it before myself. :P

 

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The turkey is. And the head is similar (the red thing) but this duck, nope, never seen it before myself. :P

 

 

Well, maybe this is your invitation to visit Mexico!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

 

Muscovy duck

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

The Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to 

MexicoCentral, and South America. Small wild and feral breeding

populations have established themselves in the United States, par-

ticularly in Florida and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas as well

as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada.

Feral Muscovy ducks are found in New Zealand, Australia, and in

parts of Europe.

 

They are large ducks, with the males about 76 cm (30 in) long, and

weighing up to 7 kg (15 lb). Females are considerably smaller, and

only grow to 3 kg (6.6 lb), roughly half the males' size. The bird is

predominantly black and white, with the back feathers being iridescent

and glossy in males, while the females are more drab. The amount of

white on the neck and head is variable, as well as the bill, which can

be yellow, pink, black, or any mixture of these. They may have white

patches or bars on the wings, which become more noticeable during

flight. Both sexes have pink or red wattles around the bill, those of the

male being larger and more brightly colored.

 

Although the Muscovy duck is a tropical bird, it adapts well to cooler

climates, thriving in weather as cold as −12 °C (10 °F) and able to sur-

vive even colder conditions.[3][4] In general, Barbary duck is the term

used for C. moschata in a culinary context.

 

The domestic breed, Cairina moschata domestica, is commonly known

in Spanish as the pato criollo ("creole duck"). They have been bred since 

pre-Columbian times by Native Americans and are heavier and less able

to fly long distances than the wild subspecies. Their plumage color is also

more variable. Other names for the domestic breed in Spanish are pato

casero ("backyard duck") and pato mudo ("mute duck").


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Ohhh, I see, it's supposed to live in both coasts of Mexico.

 

Truth be told, I'm not a tropical kind of guy. I prefer mountains and the like. But I promise I'll put attention when I visit the coast. :P

 

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Thanks LilleG! :)

 

These bit of fallen branches have very good features

that make them a favourite and frequent motive in

my shootings.

 

Here, it is more the perfect light to show what is other-

wise quite difficult to render Hooded Crow… and the

protesting duck to its too close chosen landing spot.

 

As for the Cormorant, catching their feathers irides-

cence is a challenge!


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UPDATE — PRE XMAS MEETING

 

So, the long lens photo club who booked that morning for a

three hour session and I met on last Thursday.

 

That first session with the club has resulted in a collection of

photographs reflecting their "no permission granted" decision

to post them here.

 

Understanding that a millimetre movement of the lens will trans-

late, even with fast SS, to a softer take at longer range. A simple

technique called damping was ignored by all.

 

They agreed to another session in early February 2017.


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Not sure if this is open for others to post photo's or not, the description is kind of vague. But thought, "Hey, why not show a landscape taken with a long lens" Seeing as long lenses are usually used for wildlife or for portraits that require that extra punch.

Anyway, this was taken at 300mm using a tripod.

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Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmphotography32/

 

or my personal website, not kept frequently up to date: www.gmphotography.ca

 

I use Affinity Photo, Lightroom, Panorama Maker 5, and Photomatix for my photography.

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Not sure if …

 

 

Well Greg, I AM sure this take is

definitely worth its own thread!

 

Not that I am offended at all but I

think your skills should justify it.

 

Your decision! :)


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How about you post pictures about a wise photographer named Kodiak taking shots? Best regards!

 

There you go Abraham…

 

Reinhold Schober (a Canon user) decide to pull my leg (as a

long time Nikon user). He pretended to take good pictures of

me shooting at the marsh with his gear.

 

…did not make me look any younger for sure! ;)

 

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I didn't know you could look so fierce  ;)

 

 

Really, fierce?

 

My teddybear nature would shine through had he used

a proper camera… but this is what you get when I have

to look at the wrong kind of lens!  :P  :D  :P  :D  :P


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I didn't know you could look so fierce  ;)

 

 

When Elfriede and Reinhold heard of your comment,

they sent me these in the hope they would help my

"image" !!! :)


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