The Galapagos Trip Continued, BAA Bulletin 294, and More

This male frigatebird was photographed with the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens, the 1.4X II TC, and the EOS-1D MIII. ISO 500. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/50 sec. at f/9.

Folks often ask me, “With the birds in the Galapagos being so tame, why do you bring a long telephoto lens?” The answer is […]

Back to the Basics and More #3/Galapagos

This frigatebird image was created with the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens (handheld at 200mm) with the Canon EOS-50D. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/4000 sec. at f/5.6.

Deciding to keep the image above was a no-brainer. The bird was perfectly juxtaposed to the imaging sensor. It is diagonally oriented in the in […]

More From the Pangas

This Blue-footed Booby image was created from a panga with the handheld Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO lens. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/1600 sec. at f/6.3.

When working from any type of water craft, IS and VR lenses are extremely useful; they can help you produce sharp images even when the engine […]