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author Lockhart
subjectWild life
title Putting on the Ritz
date6/21/2006 6:26:46 AM
detailsCanon 1DIIn, Canon 100-400mm, Handheld. Photographed on beach in Alaska. Other shots may be seen at Check out the Photographer of the Year competition at same site.
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1 herman blockx   (6/21/2006 6:39:50 AM)
this one reminds me of a Monty Python sketch, called " Silly Walking" ! great stuff, again!
2 Kenn Reay   (6/21/2006 6:48:59 AM)
Herman's comment has it! Super sharp, well exposed, another great study of a magnificent bird. Kenn
3 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (6/21/2006 7:32:16 AM)
LOL..looks like he is sneaking up on something..hey not bad for that lens!
4 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 8:19:16 AM)
#3 CherylB(Love the new PB ):

Don't under-rate the 100-400mm Cheryl. The only complaint I have about the lens is slow AF, not as fast as the 300mm f/2.8L BUT it is more flexible, has the advantage of the zoom range, and it is much lighter which helps when you shoot for long periods. IMO, never humble here, it is the best travel lens available for Canon cameras.
5 Kim Adams (Let's go Cardinals! )   (6/21/2006 9:25:14 AM)
lol this is so funny..he look so tough. Nice detail
6 Lorraine54 (Don't worry be Happy and comment more)   (6/21/2006 9:45:54 AM)
LOL, What a neat catch..hop skip and jump..
7 Hazel4   (6/21/2006 10:37:13 AM)
Walking the it. Excellent!
8 Chuck Uebele   (6/21/2006 10:55:47 AM)
Another great shot. Do you have any duds?
9 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 11:16:25 AM)
#8 Chuck Uebele:

Yes, thousands of them. :-)
10 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (6/21/2006 11:21:27 AM)
Do Da Do Da Do out for a morning stroll. Nice one again. I want to see one of your flops. Make me feel better. :)
11 Ralfs World () ()   (6/21/2006 11:47:33 AM)
Cool shot, Bill! Agree with you about 100-400 it is my favorite travel and all around lens too!
12 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 11:51:16 AM)
#10 Kris Bass(basket case )):

K. Here is a flop for you Kris. The dern bird was too close and too fast for me. Could have been, might have been, but it goes in the can. LOL.
example image >>
13 Fernando Dias   (6/21/2006 11:56:57 AM)
Excellent shot, Bill!
14 Gotchas (( Wendy))   (6/21/2006 12:09:36 PM)
Dancing queen (or king) :) Superb shot again!
Top 10 Recommendation
joe bellantoni   (6/21/2006 12:09:26 PM)
You need a better title for this one...something that has dancing in it....that is what it looks like he is doing....
I love the crop with that sliver of blue in the top portion and your patience paid off with the animated bird....exposure is spot on and well worth a top spot in the 10 of the day..
Wonderful image to be proud of.
16 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (6/21/2006 12:16:18 PM)
#12 Lockhart(Bill Lockhart): Oh well damn Bill. Now you made me feel really bad. Your flop is better then my best. Sigh.. I need to go stay in my cave permanantly.
17 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 12:48:23 PM)
#15 joe bellantoni:

Hum, title, will give it some thought, perhaps a musical term related to dance. Thanks for the nice comments and recommendation.
18 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 12:50:20 PM)
#16 Kris Bass(basket case )):

NAW, you just need to shoot more. It is all about math, like fishing, the more you shoot or the more you fish, the better chances you have of getting the shot or catching the fish!
19 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 12:51:42 PM)
#1 herman blockx:
#2 Kenn Reay:
#5 Kim Adams(trying to figure out the darn basket):
#6 Lorraine54(FTA.. DTM):
#7 Hazel4:
#8 Chuck Uebele:
#11 Ralfs World(Ralf... =:^)):
#13 Fernando Dias:
#14 Gotchas(Wendy de Kok):

Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. Best regards.
20 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (6/21/2006 12:53:35 PM)
#18 Lockhart(Bill Lockhart): LOL Last time i went fishing I stuck the hook through my thumb. How about the more you shop the more you save. :) LOL
21 DPS (David Stevenson)   (6/21/2006 1:16:44 PM)
How about 'Line dance practice' for the title? Not much left to say, another great image.

There seem to be some white pixels between the feathers :)
22 Mike Montalvo   (6/21/2006 1:30:39 PM)
Very cool shot, I love his wing span while he walks, it's like, look at me I'm cool! LMAO :o)
23 Hoffy (Paul Hoffman)   (6/21/2006 1:48:47 PM)
Another very good shot of this fine bird.
24 Miguel Lasa   (6/21/2006 2:06:58 PM)
A very interesting shot Bill , I like the pose very much , wonderful !!
25 Gajumaru (G ~   (6/21/2006 2:16:53 PM)
I like the amazingly smooth bg and his karate Excellent shot.
26 fresco   (6/21/2006 2:19:31 PM)
Outstanding shot here, Bill!
27 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (6/21/2006 2:25:27 PM)
the dancing bird ...very good.
and that example photo? I would be happy if it was mine...
28 Vince T (a cnstructv feedback worth 1000 blinks)   (6/21/2006 2:25:49 PM)
another wonderful capture Bill. looks like a chicken :-) (the walk that is! )lol..

29 Corry   (6/21/2006 2:29:49 PM)
Maybe it's boring telling you all the time the same words: It's perfect again! Until now I'm not a bird's photographer but I admire your work again and again. I love it very much.
I checked out the link but couldn't find any possibility to see who is the photographer of the year... I think it you?
Is there a possibility to get more informations of the movers of light dot com?
30 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 2:32:23 PM)
#29 Corry:

You are too kind. If you go to the site, and click on the top "Are you a mover of light?" the details on how to enter your work is there. Each month a photographer will be selected as a guest photographer of the month, from those selections a Photographer of the Year will be named. Hope you will enter.
31 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 2:36:23 PM)
#21 DPS(David Stevenson): Man are you picky!

#22 Mike Montalvo: Just like Gary Cooper, putting on the Ritz!

#23 Hoffy(Paul Hoffman): Thanks very much.

#24 Miguel Lasa: Thanks Miguel.

#25 Gajumaru(G) (^o^): Thanks for noticing the background.

#26 fresco(francesco burgio): Thank you.

#27 FrankT(Frank Terlien): NAW the example is pants, it would have been OK if the whole bird was in the photo.

#28 Vince T(* NetMaster *): LOL. Hardy a chicken but I grok.

32 Corry   (6/21/2006 2:48:25 PM)
#30 Lockhart(Bill Lockhart): Thank you very much, Bill. I'll think about it.... :)
33 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (6/21/2006 4:27:44 PM)
#4 Lockhart(Bill Lockhart): Your wonderful pictures taken with this lens are stopping me from sending my newly acquired one back. I bought one before I went Puffin hunting. I took shots with a 70-200 2.8L. the 100-400 and a 70-300 IS. My sharpest are with the 70-300 (portrait shots). The 70-200 2.8L are dreadful - as the background has no separation and very contrasty. The 100-400 are varied - took majority on this leans and the focus isn't fast as you say and missed a lot. I'm not blaming my tools - I know it is me but can't get the 100-400 to focus like you seem to. Do you use predictive focusing?
34 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 4:38:54 PM)
#33 cARTerART(Claire Carter):

Hi Claire,

AF on the 100-400 is slow. Not as fast as other lenses, but don't dismiss it's value. Yes, I use A1 Servo Mode when doing action. Make sure you switch to mode 2 on the lens when you shift to A1 Servo. It helps a great deal when you are tracking a moving animal. Totally different than doing landscapes where you are focusing on about 1/3 into the frame. Practice, practice, practice. Moving objects are totally different than fixed subjects. I rate this lens very high. Not as high as the 300mm f/2.8L, perhaps the best lens made by Canon. I rate the 300mm f/4L next. The 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6L next. Course what I really want is the 400mm f/2.8L, but that lens is very expensive. A 500mm would be wonderful for flight shots. Anyone can do flight shots with a 500mm. Anyone. Nothing to it because you are so far out. In sum, the 100-400mm is a fantastic lens, highly useful because of the range of mm, very high quality, and yes, it can be very sharp if you take the time to allow the AF to work. Really. :-)
35 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (6/21/2006 6:18:49 PM)
36 LindaY (Linda Y)   (6/21/2006 7:50:17 PM)
LOL, I love this one, Bill. I have looked at this several times today and it has given me a smile. Details are very good on the eagle and you have controlled your exposure well...don't you always. That pose is great! I do love the background with the hint of the waves coming up on the sand. I keep trying to think of a title because it definitely needs a better one than what you have here. If I think of something, I will let you know. Excellent for both the technical quality and uniqueness of the pose.
37 ckldybr (A perfect photo is just a click away)   (6/21/2006 8:04:56 PM)
Hey Bill. This is awesome. I'm with Kris. I'd be happy getting the shot you canned. How about a military marching titles for this. Looks like he's marching to me. Maybe, Marching to Cadence? or Cadence? Or Hup two three four. Take care. Barb.
38 ckldybr (A perfect photo is just a click away)   (6/21/2006 8:06:01 PM)
I know how about Forward.. March!
39 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (6/21/2006 8:07:47 PM)
40 Lockhart   (6/21/2006 8:23:35 PM)
41 Lagernet (Lyle Gellner)   (6/21/2006 10:19:11 PM)
Another strong image,,,your getting great quality from this lens as well as your obvious top notch execution!!
42 Byron Porter (wheatsurfing in Kansas)   (6/21/2006 10:31:34 PM)
Can't add anything that hasn't already been said - spectacular image.

While I like my 300F4L IS, I kick myself sometimes for buying it over the 100-400. It is apparrent that high quality images are possible with some practice and understanding of the limitations.
43 Bess   (6/22/2006 4:38:39 AM)
Just brilliant! Wish I'd taken it.
44 mrgetz (Thinkyouneek )   (6/22/2006 11:12:05 AM)
Geez, do you have a picture of this guy doing his taxes or taking out the trash?
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