Ugly Lessons II

Black Vulture head portrait; immature. Indian Lake Estates, FL. This image was created with the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens, the 1.4X III TC, and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop (as framed): 1/400 sec. at f/9 set manually. The lens was supported by the BAA-designed Big Lens Ultimate Beanbag […]

Gems Found

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 […]

Watch Your Step...

Tripod-mounted Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens, a 25mm Extension tube, the 1.4X III TC, and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 1600. Evaluative metering +2/3: 1/60 sec. at f/5.6 in Manual mode. I placed the tube on the lens and the TC on the camera for a bit of extra close focus but doing it […]