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Old 12th January 2012, 17:44   #1
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Recently got a Canon 7D and went to Sultanpur bird sanctuary to try it out. Some pics from the shoot.

Disclaimer - i dont have a big lens and hence reach is limited. Currently shooting with 18-135 lens.

Also - would dont know the name of all the birds - so will appreciate help in naming them.

White breated Kingfisher - psychedelic sillouthe
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Bar headed goose - Panorama attempt
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Bar headed goose
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Bar headed goose
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Landscape 1
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Abstract
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Sachin, are you learning photography. Please don't get offended my asking as i my understanding of photography is same as monkey knowing ginger taste (Bandar kyya jane adrak ka swad) and hence cannot differentiate an expert from a newbie.

From my limited knowledge and (even more limited) aesthetic sense that i have i felt the landscape and the abstract came out wonderful. For the birds i felt closer shots would have turned out better, hence you might need larger zoom.
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Good start to the TL. Liked it along with the pics.

I assume it is time for you to pick up a telephoto lens (300+mm) to get those birds up close and neat.

Expecting more set of pics from you.

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Sachin, are you learning photography. Please don't get offended my asking as i my understanding of photography is same as monkey knowing ginger taste (Bandar kyya jane adrak ka swad) and hence cannot differentiate an expert from a newbie.

From my limited knowledge and (even more limited) aesthetic sense that i have i felt the landscape and the abstract came out wonderful. For the birds i felt closer shots would have turned out better, hence you might need larger zoom.
Thanks Mayank.

Indeed a bigger lens is required for birding and i have my eyes on 100-400mm lens.

Having said this - the idea behind these pictures was to also show some *scenary* along with birds - if i do a tighter crop of the picture it is also decent. LEt me give you an example - check out the crop below. This is cropped from the third pic

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Good start to the TL. Liked it along with the pics.

I assume it is time for you to pick up a telephoto lens (300+mm) to get those birds up close and neat.

Expecting more set of pics from you.

Thanks,
Aravind
Thanks Aravind.
Yes, i have my eyes set on 100-400mm lens, but it is some time off. Even with this limited reach i have some up close and personal pics of the birds - not so detailed as with a bigger lens - still

Will upload in some time.
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Sachin,

Congratulations !


That is still a decent crop on your 7D's 18mp.

Go for the 100-400 IS USM L and you will get 640mm on your 7D. Its a beautiful combo, great for birds and greater for mammals.

Fresh colors and good saturation, loved the composition and color range of Landscape 1.

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One more set - which bird is this? Is this egret? is this saras crane?

In flight
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me and my reflection
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Sachin, Fazalbhai a Canonian has said it all. I don't need to add anything to it.. The flying geese shot with a 18~135 and cropped to the max retaining the detail says it all.
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Sachin, a very good start indeed!!
As with regards to your cropped photo, though it has come out good, still there's some noise and a little haziness, which is only apparent, as it looks in the photo.

The first geese is good, but the one behind has not come out as well as the first one.

I am also a newbie with a DSLR. Have a Canon 550D and still to get a proper zoom lens, so my views might not be coherent with what others have to express. w.r.t the quality of the pic.
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Sachin, a very good start indeed!!
As with regards to your cropped photo, though it has come out good, still there's some noise and a little haziness, which is only apparent, as it looks in the photo.

The first geese is good, but the one behind has not come out as well as the first one.

I am also a newbie with a DSLR. Have a Canon 550D and still to get a proper zoom lens, so my views might not be coherent with what others have to express. w.r.t the quality of the pic.
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Absolutely - and i agree that to a great degree it is because of the reach of the glass.

But it is also because i was shooting with wide open aperture and focussing on the first goose that the second goose and background are not in focus.

Quality of the pic is what it is - very evident from the shot. So pls dont worry about it appreciate your comments and feedback. This is what learning process is!


I am eagerly waiting for 100-400 L series --- with that the possibilities are limitless
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I am eagerly waiting for 100-400 L series --- with that the possibilities are limitless
Sachin,

I too was this excited before my 100-400L back in 2007.
The first opportunity I got, landed up at the Hyd zoo to test my lens.

Allow me to post on your thread the first few that were shot from my Canon 20D, 8mp camera 100-400 L. This is to show you what the possibilities are with the 7D combine.

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I think the previous set was Great Eastern Egret - can anyone confirm?

One more set - which bird is this?

In flight
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Landing approach - landing gear down, runway lined up
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Touchdown!
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Sachin,

I too was this excited before my 100-400L back in 2007.
The first opportunity I got, landed up at the Hyd zoo to test my lens.

Allow me to post on your thread the first few that were shot from my Canon 20D, 8mp camera 100-400 L. This is to show you what the possibilities are with the 7D combine.

Regards,

All below were 10-20% cropped.
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OMG!!!!! if only tBHP allowed some colorful adjectives!! very nice and crystal clear pictures.

WoW!!

You are most welcome to post here.
BTW - Dont think that he tiger pics are also from the zoo, where were they taken?

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Its a Great Blue Heron(though looks reddish brown...)
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Its a Great Blue Heron(though looks reddish brown...)
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Or, is it the Darter?
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Sachin,

Thanks.

All are from the Hyd zoo.
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Or, is it the Darter?

Sachin,

Thanks.

All are from the Hyd zoo.
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I still think its a Great Blue Heron...it and darter looks little similar but if you see pic three, you will see a black thread on its head which means its the Heron. Also Darters legs are a little shorter right! May be i am wrong but that's what I think it is

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