Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Sample Pictures

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Sample Pictures
Note: The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has been replaced by the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.
Black-Capped Chickadee 5 Black-Capped Chickadee 5
A Black-Capped Chickadee stands on a piece of dead wood in this picture.
 
840mm  f/8  1/160s  ISO 100
Palomino Quarter Horse Colt 2 Palomino Quarter Horse Colt 2
A 1 week old palomino Quarter Horse colt gets to know his pasture. A setting sun provides beautiful warm light.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 100
Cardinal Cardinal
A brilliantly colored male Cardinal poses on a dead tree.
 
600mm  f/5.6  1/80s  ISO 250
Kid Soccer Picture Kid Soccer Picture
Going for the goal, this kid soccer player runs with the ball.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 100
Beautiful Sunset Beautiful Sunset
The clouds glow orange in this beautiful sunset picture
 
400mm  f/5.6  1/400s  ISO 200
Schwabacher Landing, Grand Teton National Park Schwabacher Landing, Grand Teton National Park
Schwabacher Landing is without a doubt one of my favorite places in Grand Teton National Park. This picture was taken just as the rising sun lit up the mountain tops. This location is an easy, short walk from a small parking lot. It was recommended to me that I arrive very early to beat the crowd - to get a prime shooting location before sunrise. Getting there early enough to see the sunrise was the only requirement I found this mid-August weekend day as there were only a couple of other friendly photographers joining me.
 
24mm  f/11.0  1/8s  ISO 100
Cute Girl 7 Cute Girl 7
A cute little girl in the studio can make any photographer look good.
 
144mm  f/11.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Rocky Brook Falls Rocky Brook Falls
Located deep in the North Maine Woods, Rocky Brook Falls is a beautiful place to visit.
 
16mm  f/16  1s  ISO 50
Yellowstone Canyon Picture Yellowstone Canyon Picture
The photo opportunities in the Yellowstone Grand Canyon are endless. The canyon is full of color and rock formations. The Yellowstone River can be seen at the bottom of this gorge. Be aware: Walking along the rim of this canyon is potentially very dangerous - especially for children.
 
70mm  f/10.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Rainbow Picture Rainbow Picture
A storm rolls past the North Carolina Outer Banks leaving a beautiful rainbow in its wake.
 
16mm  f/6.3  1/125s  ISO 100
Thunderbirds Picture Thunderbirds Picture
The US Air Force Thunderbirds flying in formation.
 
400mm  f/8  1/1600s  ISO 250
Sharp-Shinned Hawk Picture Sharp-Shinned Hawk Picture
This Sharp-shinned Hawk made an attack on the birds I was photographing. He appropriately perched on a Blue Bird Box nearby after the failed attack.
 
840mm  f/7.1  1/100s  ISO 200
Blue Jay Picture Blue Jay Picture
A Blue Jay ruffles his feathers while sitting in the sun.
 
700mm  f/6.3  1/100s  ISO 100
Soccer Game Action Soccer Game Action
The Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS is simply an awesome soccer lens.
 
400mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 400
Black-Capped Chickadee Launching Black-Capped Chickadee Launching
A Black-Capped Chickadee that didn't sit still long enough makes an artistically designed picture.
 
840mm  f/8  1/160s  ISO 100
Newborn Foal Picture Newborn Foal Picture
A newborn foal (less than 1 day old) is getting aquainted with her owner while her overly-protective mother oversees the situation. This shot was taken from inside an 11'x12' stall. Lighting is from an open top half of a Dutch door and large overhead skylights.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/100s  ISO 800
Little Girl in Jacket Picture Little Girl in Jacket Picture
A little girl pulls her hands inside her coat to stay warm.
 
400mm  f/4  1/125s  ISO 100
Tufted Titmouse 3 Tufted Titmouse 3
A beautiful Tufted Titmouse stands atop a dead tree.
 
840mm  f/7.1  1/160s  ISO 200
Forest Fire Across Yellowstone Lake Forest Fire Across Yellowstone Lake
Yellowstone National Park is ablaze. A huge heat-formed cloud rises above the smoke from this lightning-started forest fire across the beautiful Yellowstone Lake. A thermal feature (they are everywhere in YNP) is visible at the waters near edge. Closer in the picture are white trees - killed by the minerals they have absorbed. A circular polarizer filter was used to reduce glare and increase contrast in this picture.
 
35mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Girl With Folded Arms Picture Girl With Folded Arms Picture
Standing in green grass with her arms folded. A Kerria blooms in the background.
 
400mm  f/4  1/1000s  ISO 200
Playing in the Dirt Picture Playing in the Dirt Picture
A little girl shows her dirty hands after planting flowers.
 
35mm  f/2.2  1/400s  ISO 100
Swimming Picture Swimming Picture
Water pours from the back of this young swimmer.
 
135mm  f/4.5  1/1600s  ISO 160
Ricketts Glen State Park Picture Ricketts Glen State Park Picture
Water cascades over the rocks at Ricketts Glen State Park in the fall.
 
24mm  f/10  1/2s  ISO 100
Spring Sunrise Picture Spring Sunrise Picture
New leaf growth glows in the light of the rising Spring sun.
 
35mm  f/10  1/160s  ISO 100
Barefoot Waterskiing Picture Barefoot Waterskiing Picture
With a competent brother behind the lens, you and I both get to see what I look like. Barefooting is my most-extreme sport.
 
400mm  f/7.1  1/1000s  ISO 200
Girl in Tank Top Picture Girl in Tank Top Picture
A setting sun yields nice lighting for a pretty young lady.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1250s  ISO 100
Ballet Dance Picture Ballet Dance Picture
A young girl performs in her ballet recital.
 
200mm  f/2.8  1/200s  ISO 1250
Small Geyser Picture Small Geyser Picture
A small geyser located in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park puts on a great show under dramatically-clouded skies. A circular polarizer filter was used for this shot. This area of YNP provides a great thermal feature viewing experience. Long and mostly level board and asphalt walkways lead visitors around to the best sites. Of course, you must decide if the walkways and people on them enhance or hurt your images.
 
24mm  f/10.0  1/80s  ISO 100
That's a Foul That's a Foul
Soccer is a physical sport, but I have not heard that holding is yet allowed. I'll have to hunt down the ref.
 
500mm  f/4.0  1/2000s  ISO 200
Squirrel Picture Squirrel Picture
A Gray Squirrel peers out of a hollow stump in the bright late afternoon sunshine.
 
700mm  f/6.3  1/320s  ISO 100
Lightning 2 Lightning 2
A cloud full of lightning bolts appears to explode in the night sky. When it is dark out, use a remote release and bulb mode to open the shutter until lightning flashes. Use manual mode and set your aperture and ISO based on the brightness of the sky and distance to the storm. Prefocus the lens (on a distant street/night light?) and turn off autofocus. Be warned: lightning is extremely dangerous!
 
112mm  f/4.0  3.2s  ISO 500
Lifejacket Girl and the Caped Crusader Lifejacket Girl and the Caped Crusader
Two cute kids sit on rocks beside the lake.
 
70mm  f/4.5  1/125s  ISO 200
Cardinal Picture Cardinal Picture
A Cardinal sits atop a dead tree in this bright sun-lit picture.
 
500mm  f/8  1/160s  ISO 100
Fireworks 9 Fireworks 9
Fireworks rocket trails and bursts are as captive in a photo as they are in person.
 
45mm  f/16  7.9s  ISO 100
Pair of Blue Jays Picture Pair of Blue Jays Picture
Sometimes (not often) wild birds cooperate. Here, two Blue Jays landed on this dead tree at the same time - each looking a different direction. I needed a little more DOF (depth of field) to keep the top birds head in sharp focus.
 
700mm  f/6.3  1/160s  ISO 320
Soccer Action 4 Soccer Action 4
The blue team goes with the ball in this soccer action picture.
 
400mm  f/2.8  1/4000s  ISO 200
Monarch Butterfly Picture Monarch Butterfly Picture
A beautiful Monarch Butterfly enjoys dinner on a Zinnia flower. Extension tubes (12mm + 25mm) and a 1.4x extender were used to get the desired magnification and defocused background.
 
420mm  f/8  1/160s  ISO 125
Running Golden Retriever Puppy Running Golden Retriever Puppy
This was nearly the last shot fired in an AI Servo burst sequence - before the puppy attacked me (playing of course). Photographing dogs running is very challenging. First, get down to their level (I was flat in the grass) use AI Servo AF mode to track the fast-approaching dog. A fast shutter speed is required to stop the action which means good light (this shot was taken in late afternoon on a sunny day) or a high ISO setting. Shooting with a narrow aperture will give you a higher focus-hit-rate as depth of field will be deeper. Shoot lots of shots and only keep the best.
 
85mm  f/5.6  1/1000s  ISO 200
Huge Bull Elk Picture Huge Bull Elk Picture
A huge Pennsylvania Bull Elk is smelling a small tree he has been rubbing.
 
500mm  f/4.0  1/250s  ISO 1250
Arms Out Picture Arms Out Picture
A setting sun lights a little girl with her arms out wide.
 
85mm  f/1.2  1/640s  ISO 160
Tulip Garden Picture Tulip Garden Picture
A garden of red and white tulips glows in the late day sun.
 
85mm  f/1.2  1/800s  ISO 100
Red Zinnia Red Zinnia
Red Zinnia flowers are not only beautiful, but tasty to butterflies and hummingbirds as well.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 100
Large Whitetail Buck Picture Large Whitetail Buck Picture
A huge Whitetail Buck stands at alert.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/200s  ISO 100
Large Waterfall in Ricketts Glen State Park Large Waterfall in Ricketts Glen State Park
A pennsylvania treasure, Ricketts Glen State Park is host to many waterfalls.
 
40mm  f/8  1/3s  ISO 100
In The Rocks Picture In The Rocks Picture
A little girl peers out of her rock house.
 
65mm  f/5  1/25s  ISO 400
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly Picture Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly Picture
This Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly had the patience and tolerance I needed to capture the shot. Extension tubes (12mm + 25mm) and a 1.4x extender were used to get the desired magnification and defocused background.
 
420mm  f/7.1  1/160s  ISO 160
Snuggling with the Colt Picture Snuggling with the Colt Picture
A 1 week old palomino Quarter Horse colt sleeps on the lap of a very happy young lady. How cute is that?!
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/500s  ISO 125
Battle for the Ball Soccer Picture Battle for the Ball Soccer Picture
Two young girls battle for the ball in AYSO soccer action.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 400
Bull and Cow Elk Picture Bull and Cow Elk Picture
A large 7x6 Rocky Mountain Elk watches over one of his cows.
 
500mm  f/4.0  1/160s  ISO 800
Spirea in Bloom Picture Spirea in Bloom Picture
The Spirea becomes completely covered in white blooms at this time in the Spring.
 
500mm  f/5.6  1/200s  ISO 200
Peering Out Picture Peering Out Picture
A little girl peers out from under her bathing suit cover-up hood.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 100
Monarch Butterfly 5 Monarch Butterfly 5
A Monarch Butterfly, with wings spread, feeds on a Zinnia. While not a macro lens, the Canon Ef 300mm f/4 L IS US Lens' short minimum focus distance combined with long focal length make it a very good butterfly lens.
 
300mm  f/5.0  1/160s  ISO 250
Flying Monarch Butterfly Picture Flying Monarch Butterfly Picture
A Monarch Butterfly decides to live up to the last part of its name and "fly" away leaving a trail of colorful orange blur. Extension tubes (12mm + 25mm) and a 1.4x extender were used to get the desired magnification and defocused background.
 
420mm  f/8  1/80s  ISO 160
Waterpark Picture Waterpark Picture
A girl exits the tube slide at a waterpark. The tube behind her created a colorful background and aided in directional lighting.
 
156mm  f/2.8  1/8000s  ISO 400
Violin Recital 2 Violin Recital 2
A young violinist plays on a grand stage along with a grand piano accompaniment. The wide angle focal length emphasizes the violinist.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/125s  ISO 400
Island Beach State Park Island Beach State Park
A sand pathway leads to the waterfront at Island Beach State Park.
 
28mm  f/11.0  1/60s  ISO 100
Girl in Motion Picture Girl in Motion Picture
A young girl stopped in fast motion.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2500s  ISO 400
Pennsylvania Rocky Mountain Elk Picture Pennsylvania Rocky Mountain Elk Picture
A Pennsylvania Rocky Mountain Elk feeds in a field late into this fall day.
 
500mm  f/4.0  1/400s  ISO 640
Wide Angle Girl Portrait Wide Angle Girl Portrait
A setting sun-lit girl with lots of sky behind her.
 
24mm  f/3.5  1/160s  ISO 100
Whitetail Deer Whitetail Deer
A Whitetail Deer approaches through a field.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/160s  ISO 800
Shadow Puppet Picture Shadow Puppet Picture
A little girl unintentionally makes a spider puppet while standing on a big rock.
 
4mm  f/4  1/1600s  ISO 400
Undine Falls, Yellowstone National Park Undine Falls, Yellowstone National Park
Undine Falls is one of many beautiful waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park. To create the motion blur, I selected a time of the day when the falls and gorge would be evenly lit (mid day with cloud cover) and used a 6-stop neutral density filter and ISO 50 to reduce my shutter speed. A casual photographer can be seen at the top of the falls, giving scale to the scene.
 
138mm  f/11.0  1/4s  ISO 50
Dramatic Sunset Picture Dramatic Sunset Picture
Dark clouds loom over a clearing sky as the sun sets in this picture.
 
45mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 100
Lightning 3 Lightning 3
Dual air-ground lightning bolts light up the night sky.
 
17mm  f/5.6  24.8s  ISO 640
Stone Pile Picture Stone Pile Picture
The focus plane created by this tilt-shift lens yields a vertical in-focus section of picture reveals a child's legs sitting on top of a pile of stones.
 
45mm  f/2.8  1/400s  ISO 100
Little Girl Standing in the Yard Little Girl Standing in the Yard
A little girl peers off into the distance. The background is taken out by an ultra-wide aperture.
 
85mm  f/1.2  1/800s  ISO 160
Beautiful Clouds Picture Beautiful Clouds Picture
Beautiful clouds are illuminated by a setting sun in this picture.
 
45mm  f/2.8  1/200s  ISO 100
Girl and Toad Picture Girl and Toad Picture
A girl with her toad from a close perspective.
 
16mm  f/3.2  1/160s  ISO 100
Old Faithful Geyser Erupting Picture Old Faithful Geyser Erupting Picture
Old Faithful Geyser erupts promptly on schedule. While not the largest geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful is very regular and provides a spectacular display. Also spectacular were the clouds on this day. A circular polarizer filter enhances the appearance of this shot.
 
105mm  f/9.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Jumping into the Brook Picture Jumping into the Brook Picture
A girl jumps into Rocky Brook, deep in the North Maine Woods.
 
16mm  f/4.5  1/500s  ISO 400
Canoe on Island Pond Picture Canoe on Island Pond Picture
A canoe invites a ride on calm Island Pond in the North Maine Woods.
 
16mm  f/13  1/40s  ISO 100
Girl Playing on Trail Picture Girl Playing on Trail Picture
A little girl plays in the dirt on this North Maine Woods trail.
 
27mm  f/3.5  1/80s  ISO 400
Hibiscus 3 Hibiscus 3
The elegant Hibiscus flower is always a great photo subject.
 
35mm  f/1.4  1/400s  ISO 100
Sky Reflection on Wet Beach Picture Sky Reflection on Wet Beach Picture
Bright puffy clouds and blue sky are reflected in the wet sand on this beach. Shore birds flying by are a bonus for this shot.
 
28mm  f/11.0  1/320s  ISO 160
Soccer Ball Pillow Picture Soccer Ball Pillow Picture
A little girl with 5 missing teeth rests her head on a non-game soccer ball while taking in the action.
 
400mm  f/2.8  1/640s  ISO 250
Cute Little Girl in Life Jacket Picture Cute Little Girl in Life Jacket Picture
A colorful lifejacket-wearing little girl stands on a rock in this picture.
 
100mm  f/4.5  1/250s  ISO 200
Boat House Picture Boat House Picture
A Maine boat house and its mirror image reflecting off Island Pond in Northern Maine.
 
109mm  f/6.3  1/100s  ISO 200
North Maine Woods Picture North Maine Woods Picture
A view of the North Maine Woods as seen from the Deboullie Mountain fire tower.
 
200mm  f/10  1/400s  ISO 160
Picture of a Pretty Girl Picture of a Pretty Girl
Pig tails and a pretty smile from this young girl.
 
200mm  f/5.6  1/500s  ISO 100
Sun, Clouds and a Blue Sky Picture Sun, Clouds and a Blue Sky Picture
Only a small amount of lens flare is visible even though the sun is directly in the picture.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/500s  ISO 100
Quarter Horse Mare Picture Quarter Horse Mare Picture
A black quarter horse mare peers out her windows. Distance to the far stall wall is less than 11'.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/100s  ISO 500
Black Bear 4 Black Bear 4
A Canadian Black Bear emerges from the thick trees feasting on ripe berries.
 
500mm  f/4.0  1/200s  ISO 800
Slalom Waterski Start Picture Slalom Waterski Start Picture
A slalom waterskier begins his ride in a spray of water.
 
400mm  f/6.3  1/2000s  ISO 200
Barefooting on the Boom Picture Barefooting on the Boom Picture
A barefooter (me actually) skis one-arm one-leg off the barefoot boom. A beautiful lake sunset provides the backdrop and the back-lighting.
 
17mm  f/6.3  1/1000s  ISO 100
Sunset Behind Grass Plumes Picture Sunset Behind Grass Plumes Picture
An out-of-focus sunset provides the background for these Maiden Grass plumes.
 
70mm  f/7.1  1/160s  ISO 100
A Little Girl and an Earthworm A Little Girl and an Earthworm
A little girl holds the earthworm she is playing with. The unique background is courtesy of out-of-focus hay.
 
48mm  f/2.8  1/320s  ISO 100
Mare and Colt Picture Mare and Colt Picture
A Quarter Horse mare swishes her tail to chase flys away while her newborn colt learns to graze nearby.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 125
Amaryllis Flower Picture Amaryllis Flower Picture
This beautiful red Amaryllis Flower was lit by a bracket-mounted flash.
 
150mm  f/11.0  1/250s  ISO 100
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