|This image was created with the tripod-mounted Canon 800 f/5.6L IS lens, the 1.4X II TC, and the EOS-1D MIV. ISO 400. Evaluative Metering at zero: 1/250 sec. at f/13. This image shows that depth-of-field with long effective focal lengths is tiny even when stopped down.|
The sun does not set here in Barrow, AK for 57 days in the summer. On clear days we have been getting out into the field at 4am. Yesterday morning a group of us were able to approach a resting pair of endangered Spectacled Eiders. We spent more that 2 hours with them. In the image above, the drake stands above a resting drake Long-tailed Duck (formerly Oldsquaw).
To see my favorite King Eider environmental portrait, click here: http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?p=519680&posted=1#post519680
After stating that we were on our own and that the problem was with our computers Verizon sent a second technician to the home/office after I called them late on Monday. It turned out that the problem was at the Verizon switching station and could have been solved in 15 minutes last Tuesday had they not chosen to ignore what we were telling them. Instead they opted to keep us on the phone doing “testing” for nearly 13 hours over five days. Man, you gotta love that. If anyone knows the basics of suing Verizon in an instance like this, I would appreciate hearing from them.
In any case the, BAA Online Store is back in business. If you have placed an order that was to be sent via e-mail and did not receive it, please call or e-mail Jim. Thanks all for your patience