This image was created on the Lake Kerkini, Greece IPT with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens and the 1.4X III TC (handheld at 145mm) with the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 2/3 stops: 1/250 sec. at f/4 in Manual mode.
For Your Critique: Image #8
The image above is presented for your critique; feel free to praise it or rip it to shreds. All suggestions are welcome. Would you keep it or delete it? Let us know why either way, what you like or what you hate. What would you have done differently?
Over the course of the next two months or so, I will present twelve additional images in this series for a total of twenty in all. The last will be followed by several revelations including two major ones.
Posse News/Robert O’Toole
Dalmatian Pelican Workshop, Northern Greece, Feb 6-11, 2012. Six full days. $2799. Three photographers/boat, leader: Robert O’Toole (You need to be at the hotel on the late afternoon or early evening of Feb 5, 2012).
Robert’s first trip to Greece with me to photograph the amazing pelicans was one of his best trips ever. The biggest problem was trying to keep from filling our cards. I came close to filling a 32GB CF card for the first time ever. This workshop will offer morning and late afternoon in-the-field instructional photography sessions from shore and on the water from boats. Afternoons will be spent on image optimization, workflow and friendly helpful critique sessions as a group and one on one.
For more information, click here.
As Robert is in Australia it is best to reach him via e-mail.
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Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens. Man, I am loving this lens on my shoulder with the 2X III teleconverter. I also use it a lot with the 1.4X III TC.
Canon 1.4X III Teleconverter. Designed to work best with the new Series II super-telephoto lenses.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV professional digital camera body. My two Mark IVs are my workhorse digital camera bodies.
And from the BAA On-line Store:
The Lens Align Mark II. I use the Lens Align Mark II pretty much religiously to micro-adjust all of my gear an average of once a month and always before a major trip. Enjoy our free comprehensive tutorial here.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV User’s Guide. Learn to use your Mark IV the way that I use mine.