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Bosque Thanksgiving Buffet Invite
For the past ten years or so I have hosted a Thanksgiving Day midday meal, in part to honor the memory of my late-wife, Elaine Belsky Morris, and [...]
This image was created with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens and the 2X teleconverter (hand held at 400mm) with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering -1/3 stop to keep from burning the whites: 1/1600 sec. at f/7.1 set manually.
Variety: The Spice of…. Wigeons?
We have a spot [...]
This Blue Goose was photographed with the tripod-mounted Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400: 1/1250 sec. at f/9 set manually. I clipped two primary tips when this adult bird wheeled in flight to avoid a midair collision. I used the techniques detailed in Digital Basics to add [...]
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens with the 1.4X II TC (hand held at 280mm) with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 200: 1/15 sec. at f/4 in Tv Mode.
Flames and More…
On one of our many trips around the Farm Loop on the recently concluded Bosque IPT, the bright colors of [...]
Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400: 1/2000 sec. at f/8 set manually.
Flight Photography Considerations: Wind and Sun Direction & Subject Tonality
On my busman’s holiday morning yesterday we had perfect flight photography conditions for about 30 minutes: when the wind shifted from the north/northwest (the [...]
This image was created with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8IS L II (hand held at 145mm) and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 200. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/13 sec. at f/13 in Tv Mode. Even dead clear mornings can provide nice color at Bosque. You do not need to add as much light as [...]
This image, “Sandhill Crane, Family of Four” was created this morning with the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 50. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/8 sec. at f/10 in Tv Mode.
Which Do You Prefer: Soft or Sharp?
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This zoom blur was created with the tripod-mounted 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/3 sec. and f/18. (Zoomed from long to wide.) To learn to make images like this plus everything that you wanted to know about creating pleasing blurs but were [...]
I had fun in the snow on the early morning of Sunday, November 30. Photo copyright and courtesy of Robert O'Toole.
It is 6:50 am on Wednesday, December 2 and I am sitting in the Albuquerque Airport headed for Denver/Orlando. I will be home for four whole days before heading to Long Island [...]
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 [...]