Black-eared Kite, Akan Crane Center, Hokkaido, Japan. This is the original capture made with the hand held Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS II lens, 1.4X III TC, and the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2 stops off the sky: 1/2500 sec. at f/5 in Manual mode.
Central Sensor/AI Servo [...]
This image was created with the hand held Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 800. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/800 sec. at f/5 in tv mode. When working on a boat or in other situations that require a minimum shutter speed I will often choose to work [...]
Visit the B&H super store and you get to try before you buy. Be sure to have fun when you visit but remember to use the BAA B&H link as a way of thanking us for all of the free educational info that we provide in the blog and in the Bulletins and [...]
This image of an adult Bald Eagle beginning a dive was created on the recently concluded Homer, Alaska Instructional Photo-Tour with the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM zoom lens (hand held at 207mm) and the Canon EOS-7D. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop off the blue sky 30 degrees up from the [...]
Black Vulture head portrait; immature. Indian Lake Estates, FL. This image was created with the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens, the 1.4X III TC, and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop (as framed): 1/400 sec. at f/9 set manually. The lens was supported by the BAA-designed Big Lens Ultimate [...]
Beach Grass in Blizzard, Jones Beach Sate Park, Long Island, NY. (Note: the correct title should have been Beach Grass after Blizzard. Please see my comment on image titles and critiquing below .) This image was created with the handheld Canon 15mm fish eye lens with the EOS-1D Mark III (replaced now by [...]
Bald Eagle Striking, near Homer, AK. Image courtesy of and copyright 2010: Robert O’Toole Photography. Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon handheld at 350mm with the Nikon D700. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/1600 sec. at f/8 in Manual mode.
Purchasing Robert’s new Nikon DSLR User’s [...]
Coastal Brown Bear Cub with salmon sliver, Geographic Harbor, Katmai National Park, AK. Image courtesy of and copyright 2011: Clemens van der Werf. This image was created with the tripod-mounted Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 1000. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/800 sec. at f/5.6 in Manual mode. [...]
This image was created down by the lake near my home at Indian Lake Estates, FL with the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/1000 sec. at f/8 set manually.
The 800 was supported by a BLUBB resting on the raised window [...]
Angel’s Veil. Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, MT. This HDR was created from a five-image AEB series made with the tripod-mounted Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens) and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV). ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop: the base exposure was 1/8 sec. at f/22. The AEB sequence was +/- 1 [...]