Laughing Gull with Black Skimmer background. This image was created at Fort DeSoto Park on April 26, 2008 with the Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens and the EOS-1D Mark III (replaced by the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV). ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/3200 sec. at 4.
As I had no recollection [...]
Size Does Matter; The Power of the Square of the Focal Length
In the original “The Art of Bird Photography” I wrote something to this effect: the size of the bird in the frame is not a factor of the focal length but rather a factor of the square of the focal length. [...]
Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens with the 1.4X II TC (handheld at 235mm) and the EOS-7D. ISO 500. Evalautive metering at zero: 1/250 sec. at f/8. Flash with Better Beamer at -2 stops. When working with tame birds at close range, the 70-200 and a 7D is a great combination with or without the [...]