I borrow my friend’s Canon 1D Mk II for a while and trying out shooting bird with this camera. Gave Scarborough Bluffs a try to see if I can test the camera out. The auto focus is really good but being 1D has a 1.3 crop factor while my 10D has a 1.6 crop factor, I found I lose significant focal length, so much so that I started to use the 1.4x extender on my Sigma 100-300 all the time. But the problem with the 1.4x extender is that is slows down auto focus by a lot and it degrades picture quality. So in the end I think Canon 1D is not really for me. I would rather have a really good APS-C factored DSLR than a 1.3x crop factored camera.
Now here’s the result. First up a few common birds.
To the left Common Grackle and to the right American Robin.
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Visited two parks today for some bird photography, one is Scarborough Bluffs and the other is Rouge Beach park.
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Well I’ve done sunset in the Scarborough Bluffs before. So this time it’s a sunrise. Drove down to the bluffs while it was still black, waited there for a long time on this chilly winter morning to capture the magic when the sun peaks over the rocks. It was wonderful, some Canada Geese flew by and created just the perfect shot. The shot below is a panoramic shot that was stitched together with 3 horizontal photos.
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Here’s a bunch of birds that I photographed at the zoo. Some are common wild birds while some are zoo birds.
To the left is a Canada Goose taking care of her eggs. This goose is nesting in the middle of a pond in the zoo. To the right, a Canada Goose swimming on a creek.
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