San Diego’s Brown Pelicans & IPT Discount Offer

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This California Brown Pelican was photographed with the Canon 600mm f/4L IS lens, the 2X II TC, and the Canon EOS-1D Mark II. ISO 400. Evaluative metering -1/3 stop: 1/1000 sec. at f/11.

San Diego’s Brown Pelicans

The California race of Brown Pelican with its flaming red bill pouch is one of my favorite photographic subjects. In this post you will find a baker’s dozen reasons to join the San Diego IPT early in 2011. And here is a great 14th reason: send a check or call Jim at the office to register (863-692-0906), mention the Blog, and have a $302 discount applied to you balance.

Here are the details:

SAN DIEGO IPT: JAN 19-23, 2011. Slide program on the evening of JAN 18. 5 Full Days: $2399 (Limit 8/Openings 7)

Brown Pelicans in spectacular breeding plumage with their bright red bill pouches, Wood and Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser Scaup, Western, California, and Heerman’s Gulls, Marbled Godwit, and lots, lots more. Please see terms and deposit on the web site or in any Bulletin.

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California Brown Pelican preening. Canon 600mm f/4L IS lens, the 1.4X II TC, and the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/2000 sec. at f/5.6.

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California Brown Pelican in flight. Canon 100-400mm IS L lens hand held at 100mm with the EOS-1D Mark II. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/3200 sec. at f/5.6 set manually.

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California Brown Pelican skating down to land. Canon 300mm f/4L IS lens hand held with the EOS-1Ds. ISO 250. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/4000 sec. at f/4.

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California Brown Pelican in flight, wave breaking on high cliff. Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens hand held at 108mm with the EOS-7D. Evaluative metering +2 stops off the white sky: 1/500 sec. at f/5.6.

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California Brown Pelican Fractalius. Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens hand held at 208mm with the EOS-7D. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/1250 sec. at f/8.

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California Brown Pelican, head throw. Canon 300mm f/4L IS lens hand held with the EOS-1Ds. ISO 250. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/2000 sec. at f/4.

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California Brown Pelican, braking to land. Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with the EOS-1Ds Mark II. ISO 500. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/500 sec. at f/4 set manually.

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California Brown Pelican, preening. California Brown Pelican, resting. Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with the 2X TC and the EOS-1Ds Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/500 sec. at f/4 set manually.

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California Brown Pelican, resting. Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with the 2X TC and the EOS-1Ds Mark II. ISO 640. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/250 sec. at f/13 set manually.

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California Brown Pelican, stunning breeding plumage. Canon 600mm f/4L IS lens with the 1.4XII TC and the EOS-1Ds Mark II. ISO 250. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/640 sec. at f/8.

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California Brown Pelican, orange variant bill pouch. Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with the 1.4XII TC and the EOS-1D Mark II. ISO 200. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/1600 sec. at f/5.6.

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California Brown Pelicans on cliff. Canon 100-400mm IS L zoom lens lens with the EOS-1Ds Mark II. ISO 250. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/160 sec. at f/4.5 set manually.

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