First winter Dunlin resting, Barnegat Jetty, Barnegat Light, NJ Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering -1/3 stop: 1/250 sec. at f/8 set manually.
First winter Dunlin resting, Barnegat Jetty, Barnegat Light, NJ Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. [...]
Sandhill Crane landing, Bosque del Apache NWR, NM. Image copyright 2010: Clemens van der Werf. Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the 1.4X II TC and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 2000. Evaluative metering +1 stop: 1/800 sec. at f/9.
Mystery Photographer & Experience Level Revealed!
I first met Clemens van der [...]
Borneo Orangutan with a homemade umbrella, Tanjung National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Image copyright 2010: Paul Mckenzie
Conversations with Paul; Photoshop Info and Philosophies & Gear
First off, I need to say that folks who read the comments with each post are getting some great educational and photographic/philosophical info. For example, take a moment [...]
Mother Borneo Orangutan carrying baby on her shoulders, Tanjung National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Image copyright 2010: Paul Mckenzie
Amazing Orangutan Adventure; Like Bugs?
Regular readers should be familiar with the name Paul Mckenzie. Even before I met Paul on Midway I knew that he was a skilled, gifted, and hard working young photographer. [...]
My Thoughts on the Young Bald Eagle Image
First off, I hope that all of you are enjoying the holiday season with friends and family. I enjoyed a rare dessert after lunch today: my 88 year old Mom made an ice box cake from scratch at my request and I had a [...]
Great Egret, Fort DeSoto Park, south of St. Petersburg, FL. Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS lens handheld with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 1600. Evaluative metering +2 stops: 1/1600 sec. at f/5.6 set manually. Fill flash at -2 stops with Better Beamer.
Photographer Experience Quiz
The six superb images presented here were all [...]
Common Eider, molting male, Shinnecock Inlet, Hampton Bays, Long Island, NY. Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the 1.4X II TC and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 800. Evaluative metering -1/3 stop: 1/2000 sec. at f/8 in Av mode.
The Central Sensor Crop
When I am using the 800 with the 1.4X [...]
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 [...]
Desert Agave vertical blur, Image courtesy of and copyright 2010: Richard Simonsen. Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EF 24-105mm IS USM: ISO 100, 105mm, 0 ev, f/20 at 1 sec.
Richard Simonsen Vertical Agave Blur & BAA Bulletin #353
In BAA Bulletin #353 (see link below) I critiqued two pleasing blurs created by an [...]
This is the optimized Cattle Egret from the December 15th “What’s Wrong With These Images?” blog post. See my comments on the comments immediately below
Wow. Please don’t take this personally–and I do appreciate all the folks who took the time to comment, and I am a lover of what [...]