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    I took yesterday morning off of writing with the goal of upping my Whimbrel game since they're migrating through right now.

    My arms are tired after crawling around with my heavy *** rig for two hours! Not sure anyone on this board is using anything heavier right now.

    Bird came hella close, so I added a bit of canvas at right, left, and below. Diffuse white in BG is a distantly-breaking wave.

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOS 1D Mark II
    1/3200 at f/5.6, ISO 1250
    Processed in LR CC after canvas adjustments in PS. No Topaz this time.

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    How sweet Dorian. Just wish it were mine Great colors and soft light. Nothing to pick on here for sure. TFS.

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    Dorian:

    Simple, clean, great point of view which combined with the long focal length gives great subject isolation. I might have traded a bit of shutter speed for one more f/stop, but surely can't complain about the result. Perhaps you were doing flying birds at the same time?

    Glad you had a productive break!

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    Can't get much better than this. Exposure and focus on the bird, excellent-- then the absolute softness of everything else, beautiful image.

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    Love everything about this one especially the feet. Superb.

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    Gorgeous frame Dorian.
    Love the low POV, the soft blues and the pose. Perfect HA. No nits from me.
    I too am still working with heavy rigs although my 600 v.3 is 2 pounds lighter than your 600mm v.2. "What doesn't kill you, will make you stronger!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    Gorgeous frame Dorian.
    Love the low POV, the soft blues and the pose. Perfect HA. No nits from me.
    I too am still working with heavy rigs although my 600 v.3 is 2 pounds lighter than your 600mm v.2. "What doesn't kill you, will make you stronger!"
    Gail

    I thought you bought R5? That's a weight reduction versus DX, right?

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    lovely POV Dorian, I like the FG/BG leg up is a thumbs up!

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    What a nice clean frame.... excellent.
    The new Canon 600 only weighs 6 lbs....
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    What a beauty. Really like how the foreground and background melt together. Nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankearl View Post
    What a nice clean frame.... excellent.
    The new Canon 600 only weighs 6 lbs....
    Yea, the weight of the wallet is the problem there (i.e. not heavy enough)....

    And I wouldn't buy another EF lens when the RF teles are in the works. I'm just
    sitting tight for now. R5 would be nice, but I'm just not sure I want to keep pushing
    money into Canon at this moment. And that brings me back to the wallet; I couldn't
    switch brands if I wanted to.......

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    That's pretty sweet man, I don't know how you could improve on this really. Pretty envious of it!

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