Patrick Sparkman and I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by photographing all morning at La Jolla. The main pelican cliffs are presently closed. We had a great time working with the nesting Brandt’s Cormorants for several hours. Before we left, we checked out our favorite double-crested spot and found a gorgeous adult in full breeding plumage. We spent the afternoon with Dr. Cliff Oliver playing ukulele and watching music videos. Photos and video links soon. It is Friday dinner time and I need to nap 🙂
Gear Questions and Advice
Too many folks attending BAA IPTs and dozens of folks whom I see in the field, and on BPN, are–out of ignorance–using the wrong gear, especially when it comes to tripods and more especially, tripod heads… Please know that I am always glad to answer your gear questions via e-mail.
The Streak: 2!
Today’s blog post marks a totally insane, irrational, illogical, preposterous, absurd, completely ridiculous, unfathomable, silly, incomprehensible, what’s wrong with this guy?, makes-no-sense, 2 days in a row with a new educational blog post. As always–and folks have been doing a really great for a long time now–please remember to use our B&H links for your major gear purchases. For best results use one of our many product-specific links; after clicking on one of those you can continue shopping with all subsequent purchases invisibly tracked to BAA. Your doing so is always greatly appreciated. Please remember: web orders only. And please remember also that if you are shopping for items that we carry in the BAA Online Store (as noted in red at the close of this post below) we would of course appreciate your business.
These images were created at the Monkey Park at Jigokudani, Japan with the hand held Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens (at 100 and 263mm respectively) with my very favorite camera body, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. ISO 800: 1/400 and 1/320 sec. respectively) at f/11 in Manual mode. AWB.
LensAlign/FocusTune micro-adjustment: -1.
Center AF point/AI Servo Expand/Rear Focus AF and re-compose. Click here to see the latest version of the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Photographers around the main Snow Monkey onsen at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Photographing Nature in a Natural Setting in Solitude …
Or not. Comments are welcome. Feel free to share your opinion or to share facts about the Monkey Park as you understand them. Would you enjoy photographing at this location? Why or why not? I will chime in after the y’all have had a chance to chime in.
Please Remember to use my Affiliate Links and to Visit the New BAA Online Store 🙂
To show your appreciation for my continuing efforts here, we ask, as always, that you get in the habit of using my B&H affiliate links on the right side of the blog for all of your photo and electronics purchases. Please check the availability of all photographic accessories in the New BIRDS AS ART Online Store, especially the Mongoose M3.6 tripod head, Wimberley lens plates, Delkin flash cards and accessories, and LensCoat stuff.
As always, we sell only what I have used, have tested, and can depend on. We will not sell you junk. We know what you need to make creating great images easy and fun. And please remember that I am always glad to answer your gear questions via e-mail.
I would of course appreciate your using our B&H affiliate links for all of your major gear, video, and electronic purchases. For the photographic stuff mentioned in the paragraph above, and for everything else in the new store, we, meaning BAA, would of course greatly appreciate your business. Here is a huge thank you to the many who have been using our links on a regular basis and those who will be visiting the New BIRDS AS ART Online Store as well.
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