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|The Red-eyed Vireo was photographed with the Canon 800mmm f/5.6 L IS lens, the 1.4X II TC, and a 25mm extension tube. ISO 640. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/200 sec. a f.8. Fill flash with the Better Beamer at -1 13/ stops.|
After the great SUV repair-job adventure, Chris Dodds and I arrived in Dauphin Island, Alabama on Friday afternoon. There have been lots of birds but photographing migrant songbirds is always a huge challenge: fast moving subjects, thick brush, tight quarters, low light, too many birders in the way, and cluttered perches all combine to make your efforts frustrating and physically demanding and your best images hugely rewarding.
BIRDS AS ART BULLETIN #288 had been online for a bit. You can find it here: http://www.birdsasart.com/bn288.htm. As always, you will find lots of great info and images with our now legendary educational captions. Do see the offer of the “Fire in the Mist” Fine Art cancas prints.
While at the Spacecoast Festival in Merritt Island I was interviewed by Steve Moore of www.BirdWatchRadio.com. You can listen to that interview (along with 3 others including one with birder/bird-watcher/author Pete Dunne) by clicking here: http://www.birdwatchradio.com/podcast.htm. Actually, you can either listen to it directly off the site or you can download it to your computer, I-pod or similar listening device.