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Preordered the Canon 7D Mark II tonight. They're supposed to ship on Thursday with expedited shipping, so I'm hoping that B&H Photo has enough in stock to fulfill my order and ship it.

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Launched my own lil website. I mostly do portraits, but I dabble in other areas. Havent gotten all the photos I want to use uploaded (That Guam internet) but it's coming along.

www.kylehphotography.com

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Launched my own lil website. I mostly do portraits, but I dabble in other areas. Havent gotten all the photos I want to use uploaded (That Guam internet) but it's coming along.

www.kylehphotography.com

Portraits look great, and I really like the shot you have of the elephant.

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Well B&H Photo didn't have enough 7DM2 bodies to fulfill my order, so I changed it to the kit that include the 18-135 lens. It's a $350 price difference, but the lens sells for $550 at B&H so I'm hoping that I can flip the lens for $350, at worst. On the plus side, it has already shipped and I should have it on Monday. biggrin.pngbiggrin.pngbiggrin.pngbiggrin.pngbiggrin.png

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Launched my own lil website. I mostly do portraits, but I dabble in other areas. Havent gotten all the photos I want to use uploaded (That Guam internet) but it's coming along.

www.kylehphotography.com

Love the Elephant picture. I did that with my cat.

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Also when you put your images on the web. What DPI do you use? Because when I put my images on the internet, the internet makes it look like crap.

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Got my copy of the 7DM2 today and wow......completely different animal from the original 7D. I've made a few basic changes, but it's going to require some getting used to. Lots of new features and a few things that I'm going to have to figure out. I took a few indoor shots fresh out of the box and am really encouraged with the IQ and can tell a difference from what my original 7D would have done for the same shots.

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Finally caught some activity at the Eagles nest with the 7DM2 tonight. I was able to get a good feel of what I need to work on and a lot of it is adjusting to new features and where Canon moved certain things. I don't think these are my best eagle shots, but I do think they're more than adequate for the first real test. Also, even though I was shooting in RAW, Adobe Lightroom hasn't released an update to read the RAW files yet so I had to install Canon's DPP software and save the images as JPEG's to process them. Thoughts?

These 2 are the male in flight

15704702406_9d77f460f8_h.jpgBerry Male 11-6-14 - 5 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15542525799_5c78a7eae4_h.jpgBerry Male 11-6-14 - 4 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15726494241_7853320b27_h.jpgBerry Male 11-6-14 - 3 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

And the female in flight at the "golden hour".....it took a little bit of work to get rid of the yellow tint that was on her head, but not too shabby....

15726495031_50bebf6034_h.jpgBerry Female 11-6-14 - 3 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15729971052_d1258b46a6_h.jpgBerry Female 11-6-14 - 4 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

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Anyone interested in buying my Nikon D7000? I am wanting to upgrade to a FX body. probably the 810.

the d7000 is in great shape and under 35,000 accusations. no scrathces, dents, etc. really is in great shape. if you want to test it out, then we can meet. Ialso have lenses.

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Anyone interested in buying my Nikon D7000? I am wanting to upgrade to a FX body. probably the 810.

the d7000 is in great shape and under 35,000 accusations. no scrathces, dents, etc. really is in great shape. if you want to test it out, then we can meet. Ialso have lenses.

I'll keep my eyes open. I know a few Nikon shooters, one of which just had his body and 80-400 stolen. I'm not sure what body it was though. I'm trying to sell my Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro and, in the near future, my 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM to offset most of the cost of pre-ordering the new Canon 100-400. I've used the 100 maybe 10 times at the most and the 70-300 has produced all of my eagle shots and shots from the air show that are in this thread. So if anyone's interested in either lens, feel free to let me know.

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Got my copy of the 7DM2 today and wow......completely different animal from the original 7D. I've made a few basic changes, but it's going to require some getting used to. Lots of new features and a few things that I'm going to have to figure out. I took a few indoor shots fresh out of the box and am really encouraged with the IQ and can tell a difference from what my original 7D would have done for the same shots.

That sounds encouraging. I will probably investin the 7d II in a few months, as I need An upgrade on my 600d.

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That sounds encouraging. I will probably investin the 7d II in a few months, as I need An upgrade on my 600d.

I'm enjoying it. I know 3 other people that go to the same eagles nest that I do that all ordered and have received theirs. One person is on the fence about it, one sent it back to Canon for some work, and the 3 exchanged it for another one and has since returned that one.The only common denominator between the 3 is that they are using the older 100-400 L lens while I'm using the 70-300 L lens without issues. That's not to say the 100-400 doesn't work well with the 7DM2, but I bought and returned the new Tamron 150-600 knowing that there were reports of it not working well with the original 7D after experiencing the same reported issues. But here are a few more shots from this past Saturday morning with the sun at about 3 o'clock and at times, right in our faces.

15613984760_a11afa69b8_h.jpgBerry Male 1 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15796947261_01ae64c89b_h.jpgBerry Female 5 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15800392582_bfc393bacb_h.jpgBerry Female 4 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15178871814_a5fa1dd70e_h.jpgBerry Female 3 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

I think it did fairly well considering the lighting conditions.

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Thanks for the info and great photos.

That doesn't sound very encouraging, with those other 3 users all being on the fence or unhappy with it. I've been reading a few forums and the focus issues that some people are reporting, are very concerning. I'm wondering how common they are. Hopefully it's something that Canon can sort out in the coming months.

I'd really like to upgrade my camera body in the new year. I would prefer to stick with my 70-300L on a cropped body, than losing reach by going full frame. I suppose the alternative is a 5dIII with the new 100-400L, but I can't justify that level of spending.

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Thanks for the info and great photos.

That doesn't sound very encouraging, with those other 3 users all being on the fence or unhappy with it. I've been reading a few forums and the focus issues that some people are reporting, are very concerning. I'm wondering how common they are. Hopefully it's something that Canon can sort out in the coming months.

I'd really like to upgrade my camera body in the new year. I would prefer to stick with my 70-300L on a cropped body, than losing reach by going full frame. I suppose the alternative is a 5dIII with the new 100-400L, but I can't justify that level of spending.

Completely understand that. I may have gotten a good copy of the 7D2 if there are reported focusing issues. I haven't had a chance to read up on what others are saying, but I probably need to. The user that has exchanged and returned a 2nd copy has the 5DIII and myself and a couple of others thinks that she is just expecting way too much out of the 7D2 in comparison without her having to know when to bump up/down the ISO, change shutter speed, etc and light changes. We think she's under the impression that she should just be able to click the shutter button and BAM, she's got 5DIII quality shots....which just isn't going to happen.

I've pre-ordered the new 100-400L and if it works out, I'll be selling my 70-300L to offset some of the cost. I've already sold my 100 f/2.8L IS that I never used, so between the two sells, the new 100-400 should only cost me about $400 out of pocket. Same with the money that I had saved up for the 7D2. I don't think $800 out of pocket is too shabby for that combo. I'm hoping for a killer tandem of the 7D2 and new 100-400. cool.png

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A few from this morning at a local lake that the eagles like to harvest their American Coots from. Mom found a nice sunny spot for us to photographer her.

15235825913_8613b9b5e8_b.jpgBerry Female 1 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15853480481_6de372e241_b.jpgBerry Female 5 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Notice the nictitating membrane covering her eye.

15668125590_ee0e6aaf1f_b.jpgBerry Female 6 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15233188054_4d444c361f_b.jpgBerry Female 9 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15853479951_f90f056d49_b.jpgBerry Female 12 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

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A few new shots from this morning. I think they may be my best flight shots of the eagles to date. All of the male carrying a branch that could double as a small tree. Keep in mind that the wingspan is somewhere around 6-7 feet.

15909677545_0eec3dac34_b.jpgBerry Male 10 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15909029702_c5aa3ceb07_b.jpgBerry Male 14 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15290023453_6117200dd7_b.jpgBerry Male 15 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15722194598_3aa8a4f6c3_b.jpgBerry Male 16 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15287415174_6383f1e356_b.jpgBerry Male 19 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

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mookie, you nailed the colour underneath the eagle. AWESOME job.

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mookie, you nailed the colour underneath the eagle. AWESOME job.

Thanks. I love it when there are clouds present when these guys are active. The clouds seem to soften things up and add a lot to the picture.

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A few new shots from this weekend. The Eagles weren't cooperative, but this young Red Tailed Hawk sure was. He landed about 15 feet in a tree that was maybe 20 feet from us.

I wasn't prepared for this shot. He had landed on the ground thinking he had a meal, but after he realized that he didn't have anything, he flew off. I was going through some shots when someone said "He's flying!" so I had to snap away pretty quickly.

15401530604_f25d344f9c_b.jpgRTH 5 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

He ended up landing in this tree and sat there for a good hour.
15836527380_8d9edf96b2_b.jpgRTH 6 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

15837730629_4ceaa36c7a_b.jpgRTH 9 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Nictitating membrane in mid "blink"
15838027547_ecc24ea159_b.jpgRTH 11 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

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Not my favorite shot from the weekend, but this is the female circling the nest. I'm sharing it because you can see the 2 webcams above the nest and the male's head sticking up out of the nest in the bottom right.

15838040287_9b4d5afa22_b.jpgBerry Female 4 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Male flying near the nest.
16021838291_5bc5b380b2_b.jpgBerry Male 1 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Male and female at a nearby lake on 12-13-14. Male is in the foreground and the female is behind him.
15401525804_88fb3656c1_b.jpgBerry Pair 2 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Female at the same nearby lake on 12-14-14.
15837749449_a532f6d08c_b.jpgBerry Female 1 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

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Female flying at the same nearby lake on 12-14-14.

16023105722_5d4eee4a8f_b.jpgBerry Female 14 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Female flying at the same nearby lake on 12-14-14.
16023791615_12dfec49d9_b.jpgBerry Female 15 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Female flying at the same nearby lake on 12-14-14.
16023790935_ce67a62454_b.jpgBerry Female 16 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

Female hiding in a Pine tree at the same nearby lake.
15404155863_d2c16a75d2_b.jpgBerry Female 17 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

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