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    Joel, it's a very nice duck, but it's a very...

    Joel, it's a very nice duck, but it's a very common duck. I'm curious if the lighting in "Valley in Yellowstone" is natural. It looks overly cross processed to me.

    Brant, the "Galactic Core" is...
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    Congrats.

    Congrats.
  3. Poll: Thanks everyone. I'd also like to thank the owl...

    Thanks everyone. I'd also like to thank the owl for the opportunity, my neighbours for not minding that I'm in their yard with a big lens, and for Bella who first noticed that all the crow and blue...
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    Thanks everyone. We did get super close! There...

    Thanks everyone. We did get super close! There were crows and blue jays that had been screeching for 20 minutes. We decided to go see what all the fuss was about, and there was the owl, just...
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    Thanks Kari. And thanks Owl, for dropping by on...

    Thanks Kari. And thanks Owl, for dropping by on the last day. ;)

    Love Stephen's photo. Action, Wildlife and Landscape all in one shot.
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50531011242_7c...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50531011242_7c4f557bba_b.jpg
    Barred Owl by Dave E, on Flickr
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    The more top-notch images you post in one week,...

    The more top-notch images you post in one week, the better everyone else's odds are in the following weeks, when you can't enter these shot again, so you're doing everyone a favour really.
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    I'm going with Patrick's Redwoods. The person in...

    I'm going with Patrick's Redwoods. The person in frame really shows off the scale of the trees. The foreground tree isn't doing anything for me though. That could be any sized tree with the camera...
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    And it's not like they were smoothly panning on a...

    And it's not like they were smoothly panning on a tripod or monopod, following a BIF's glide path. The image was bouncing around everywhere. There's no way any predictive autofocus could assist...
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    I was surprised how close the 5DIV and M6II 10ft...

    I was surprised how close the 5DIV and M6II 10ft shots were. The 5DIV looked to be a bit better resolved, using the 600 marker on the right as my guide. In the 5DIV image I could see the white...
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    Compare M6 II vs. 5DIV both at 10ft, as this is...

    Compare M6 II vs. 5DIV both at 10ft, as this is often the real world situation. You cannot get closer to the subject without one of the following:

    a) Falling from cliff, in river, off boardwalk,...
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    Nice set Brant. Joel is finally getting some...

    Nice set Brant. Joel is finally getting some competition again. ;)

    Joel, for the Hummingbird, he used a 5D4, 500mm F4L IS II + 1.4x Extender III (Flickr shows it below the image, along with...
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    The key part of that video is to make sure you...

    The key part of that video is to make sure you have a backyard in Botswana.
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    Another positive of it will be a spike in indie...

    Another positive of it will be a spike in indie apocalypse movies. Think of all the footage of empty everything all those aspiring movie makers can get right now. You used to need a massive budget...
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    It appears to be a bit of a light week this week....

    It appears to be a bit of a light week this week.

    Dave, love the eagle, but the background is a bit too distracting to be my pick, which instead goes to... (drumroll)... Danny (Minerve101) for...
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    Yup. The thing that got me thinking IR might be...

    Yup. The thing that got me thinking IR might be too low-res to use as freely as the "color" channels, is that on the IR birding page I linked to, all the standalone IR imaging devices are super...
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    Cool. So they are using the color data as I...

    Cool. So they are using the color data as I imagined they would use the IR data, to help decide which focus points to use. Unless the IR data is too low res, noisy, or otherwise unsuitable, I'd...
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    No idea. You'd think they would find a way to...

    No idea. You'd think they would find a way to leverage any data available, but they don't really discuss how their AF tracking systems work. Even if IR data is not be dense enough to help with...
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    I thought that was what the IR in the RGB+IR...

    I thought that was what the IR in the RGB+IR metering sensor was about. It will track warm bodies, so if it is temporarily obscured, or against a cluttered background, it will still stand out and be...
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    Photoshop likes to pre-allocate all the RAM it...

    Photoshop likes to pre-allocate all the RAM it will use, to prevent it from doing slow swapping to disk. Try quitting everything else. Try reducing your undo count.

    One other option is of course...
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    Thanks Brant. The relaxed pace of the City Pass...

    Thanks Brant. The relaxed pace of the City Pass is probably more our style than the New York Pass, where we'd be rushing around trying to make the pass worthwhile. Still, the list of 100+...
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    Thanks for seconding the confirmation for kit 1,...

    Thanks for seconding the confirmation for kit 1, Brant. Looks like I have the right idea. ;)

    So far, the only plans set in stone are the dates, the hotel (Freehand near the Flatiron building),...
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    Thanks for the feedback Scott.

    Thanks for the feedback Scott.
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    NYC Mid-March.

    Taking a week-long family trip to NYC mid-March. I'll be taking camera equipment, though it's not the main focus.

    Gear:

    With all the tall buildings and narrow spaces (and even the narrow...
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    Flickr and Yahoo parted ways (it's now part of...

    Flickr and Yahoo parted ways (it's now part of SmugMug). I know that while I'm still using my Yahoo email address to login, I have a separate Flickr password. You can likely make a Flickr account...
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