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 [...]
This California Brown Pelican was photographed on Wednesday morning past in La Jolla, CA with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens, the 2X II TC, and the EOS-7D hand held at 342mm. (You gotta love the versatility of zoom lenses.) ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/2000 sec. at f/5.6 in Manual mode. [...]
These Sandhill Crane chicks were photographed with the Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens and the EOS-7D. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop:1/1000 sec. at f/6.3. I was down on my belly in the wet grass! The 7D/70-200 f/4 combo is lightweight and very effective with tame birds. Canon 7D User’s Guide Info [...]
This Laysan Albatross chick was photographed with the Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens and the EOS-7D (handheld at 173mm) on Midway Island. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/1250 sec. at f/8.
The 7D/70-200 f/4L IS is a favorite of mine: lightweight and effective. I especially love the 7D’s 1.6X multiplier effect. [...]
Though this image was created with the 800/1.4X TC/MIV combination I used two 7D custom function tips so that I was able to hold focus on the bird even though the central AF sensor was not on the neck at the moment of exposure! This tip works for both cameras and is just [...]
Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens with the 1.4X II TC (handlheld at 208mm). ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/1250 sec. at f/8. In competent hands as seen here, the 7D offers superb image quality. As always, click on each image to see a larger, sharper version.
Early on there were on-line concerns [...]
California Brown Pelican in flight, La Jolla, CA. Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens (handheld at 154mm) with the 1.4X II TC and the EOS-7D. ISO 500. Evaluative metering +1 1/3 stops set manually.
With one day to go, the San Diego IPT has been a huge success. Great folks, great camraderie, great photographic [...]
This Sandhill Crane was photographed in early morning light with the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens and the EOS-1D Mark III. ISO 500. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop off the yellow grasses: 1/1600 sec. at f/5.6. Be sure to click on each image to see a larger, sharper version.
Overall, photographic conditions at Bosque [...]
BIRDS AS ART BULLETIN #306 is on-line here: http://www.birdsasart.com/2009/11/20/birds-as-art-bulletin-306 with lots of great images from my San Diego/Del Mar trip.
7D First Impressions 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the Canon EOS-7D. ISO 1000. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6.
I finally got a chance to try the relatively new Canon EOS-7D [...]