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 [...]
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 the frame. [...]
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 [...]
This immature Galapagos Hawk was photographed with the handheld 70-200mm f/4L IS lens (at 75mm) and the EOS-1D MIII. ISO 400. Evaulative metering +2 stops: 1/640 sec. at f/7.1.
After a successful but long and arudous walk on the 3 mile trail at Urbina Bay we planned to call the pangas once we got back [...]
These braying, displaying Galapagos Penguins were photographed with the handheld Canon 400mm IS DO lens and the EOS-1D MIII body. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop off the water set manually: 1/1600 sec. at f/6.3.
On my Galapagos trips, we do lots of photography from the pangas (Zodiacs). The 400 DO (diffractive optical elements) [...]
This Galapagos Tortoise was photographed with the 800mm f/5.6L IS lens and the EOS-1D MIII. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/80 sec. at f/9.
I am posting this (I hope) from the Panama City, Panama Airport on the way home from an amazing Galapagos trip. I will be sharing lots of details [...]