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 [...]
This image was created down by the lake near my home at Indian Lake Estates, FL with the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/1000 sec. at f/8 set manually.
The 800 was supported by a BLUBB resting on the raised window [...]
This image was created this morning at Indian Lake Estates, FL with the tripod-mounted Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens with the 1.4X III TC and the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV ISO 200. This is a 7-frame AEB HDR: +/- one stop around Evaluative metering at zero: 1/800 sec. at f/8. Central sensor/rear-focus [...]
Immature Bald Eagle, Indian Lake Estates, FL. Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the 1.4X II TC and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 200. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/200 sec. at f/13 in Manual mode. From the car with the BLUBB (Big Lens Ultimate BeanBag)
When photographing birds facing away from [...]
This adult crane with two small chicks was photographed with the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens with the 1.4X II TC (handheld at 280mm) and the EOS-7D. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/500 sec. at f/8.
I just got back from the Laredo Birding Festival and have a thousand things to do. [...]
This young Osprey was photographed with the Canon 800mmm f/5.6L IS lens and the EOS-50D from my Toyota Sequoia. Then lens was supported by the BLUBB, the BAA Big Lens Ultimate Beanbag. ISO 400. Evaluative Metering +2/3 stop: 1/1250 sec. at f/8.
I was home for a week and enjoyed some great Osprey [...]
On Friday afternoon I enjoyed some more cloudy weather and before my walk and again had a few good chances with one of the local Ospreys. I have been trying to use ISO 8oo more with my 50D to check out the noise. I am finding that the noise is best controlled by pushing [...]
The cloudy, breezy afternoon weather here of late has been great for my three mile daily walk. In addition, it has made for some good photgraphic opportunities. (I love white skies.) There are more Ospreys down by the lake than in recent years and many have been carrying moss for their nests. My favorite [...]
I wake up at my home-office at Indian Lake Estates (ILE), Florida about half of each year. (Don’t ask me where the estates are….) In any case, ILE consists of 450 modest homes on 4,000 acres surrounded by 17,000 protected acres on the Lake Wales Ridge. My late masseuse, John Lynott, told me that he [...]