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 [...]
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Morro Bay, CA IPT. APR 2-4, 2012. 3-DAYS: $1499. Introductory Slide program: 7pm on 4/1–no fooling! Limit: 10. Shorebirds including Long-billed Curlew; gulls, sunrises and sunsets, California poppies, and more.
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Bosque Thanksgiving Buffet Invite
For the past ten years or so I have hosted a Thanksgiving Day midday meal, in part to honor the memory of my late-wife, Elaine Belsky Morris, and [...]
“Snow Geese Heading Home” was created with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 50. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/13 sec. at f/14 in Tv Mode.
Mario Fazekas of Kruger-2-Kalahari.com has kindly posted a fine 15-question interview of yours truly here. Be sure to [...]
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens with the 1.4X II TC (hand held at 280mm) with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 200: 1/15 sec. at f/4 in Tv Mode.
Flames and More…
On one of our many trips around the Farm Loop on the recently concluded Bosque IPT, the bright colors of [...]
Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400: 1/2000 sec. at f/8 set manually.
Flight Photography Considerations: Wind and Sun Direction & Subject Tonality
On my busman’s holiday morning yesterday we had perfect flight photography conditions for about 30 minutes: when the wind shifted from the north/northwest (the [...]
This image was created with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8IS L II (hand held at 145mm) and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 200. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/13 sec. at f/13 in Tv Mode. Even dead clear mornings can provide nice color at Bosque. You do not need to add as much light as [...]
This zoom blur was created with the tripod-mounted 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/3 sec. and f/18. (Zoomed from long to wide.) To learn to make images like this plus everything that you wanted to know about creating pleasing blurs but were [...]
This image of a Brown Noddy waiting to scoop up any wriggling baitfish that might escape from the adult pelican’s pouch was created with the hand held Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 320. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/500 sec. at f/4. It seems as if I [...]
This is the only image that I created on Day 14. It shows most of the group headed towards Dragon Hill without yours truly. I used the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens handheld at 200mm with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/5000 sec. at f/5. Read on for [...]