Postlist 2017 « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
January 4th, 2017

Postlist 2017

  • Black Skimmer Editing Practice. And Really Important Stuff.
  • The First-Ever RAW File/Image Optimization Challenge. And Still More 100-400 II Versatility.
  • Understanding the Color of Light/Part I. And More 100-400 II Versatility.
  • The What Gear? Answer. And Everything That You Wanted to Know About Extension Tubes But Were Afraid to Ask …
  • Lightweight 300-1200mm with the Fujifilm XT-2. So why stick with Canon? And Converting your images with ACR.
  • Carpet Necks, A High Level Subject to Sensor-Plane Orientation/Head Angle Question, and a Fuji XT-2 Image.
  • Subject to Sensor-Plane Orientation Considerations. And a High Level Question on Choosing Your Perspective Carefully.
  • My Love Affair with Pacific-race Brown Pelicans. Announcing the 2018 San Diego #2 IPT: Shorter and Less Expensive.
  • An Elegant End to the BIRDS AS ART Blog-subscription Problems. Beautiful was beautiful; and much more. And the Duck Exposure Answer.
  • Good Timin’ And Waist-deep in Saltwater With the Canon 600mm f/4L IS II in the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Celebrating 40 Years in the Mud: Part II. Getting Lucky with Center Large Zone AF … And Mud Clean-up Magic
  • Blue-Footed Booby Diving Part III
  • Celebrating 40 Years in the Mud: Part I. A Common AF Expand Theme. Mission Accomplished (in part). And White-rumped Sandpiper Identification Tips.
  • Another Lying Histogram. An Extraneous Pelican Question. And Universal Advice for Better Flight (and Action) Photography with a Zoom Lens
  • Blue-Footed Booby Diving Part II. The Considerations: 400 DO II or 100-400 II for Flight?
  • Sitting Ducks. And a Used Near-mint Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS Lens for Sale.
  • Blue-Footed Booby Diving Part I
  • Serendipitous Sea Lion Perfection Part I
  • What Lens and Accessories? Used Canon Camera Bonanza Including a Like-new 1DX II!
  • Mystery Egret …
  • Blasting Sunrise Highlights: Why hand hold and focus manually at 1000mm?
  • Here’s Looking Down at You! And another depth-of-field lesson …
  • It Does Not Get Any Easier Than This …
  • My Very Favorite Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender Fort Desoto Image
  • You Can’t Do This With a Fixed Focal Length Lens …
  • Which is your favorite Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender Fort Desoto image?
  • How a Very Happy Camper Improved His Nature Photography Dramatically in Just One Year
  • Simple Yet Perfect ??? Still More 100-400 II Versatility. And Lots of Great News and New Used Gear.
  • The Puffin Hotel and Sharpness Help Needed
  • We’ve Got Power! Announcing the new, expanded UK Puffins and Gannets 2018 IPT with the Bempton Cliffs pre-trip. And Computer Help Needed.
  • A + B + Manual Labor = C
  • I was so excited that …
  • Baby Rat Survives Hurricane Irma! And a New Foreground Softening Trick.
  • Our Gas Acquisition and Generator Travails … A tiny, lovely Hurricane Irma survivor. And making hay with a long forgotten lens.
  • My Personal Pool Cage Miracle Times Two!
  • Lost his dentures …
  • BAA/ILE Early Hurricane Irma Report
  • A Funny Hurricane Preparation Story, More 100-400 II Versatility, Little Known Punta Pitt, and a Hot Layer Masking Tutorial Tip
  • f/14 and Be There. Why? And Some Amazing 5D Mark IV Image Quality.
  • Hurricane Irma and ILE. And Learn High Key Flight Photography As If You Were Actually On the UK Puffins and Gannets IPT!
  • The Work and Having Autistic Grandchildren. And I Love Everything About This Swallow-tailed Gull Image But …
  • Amazing Eclipse Stitched Pano. Autism in the Family. And the Love of a Mother …
  • More 100-400 II Versatility. The Minimum Shutter Speed Technique. What could be easier? Just follow the simple directions …
  • An Important Vote for DPP 4. Some DPP 4 Tips. And e-Guide Kudos
  • Important Blog News. Wanted to Buy Info. A Selective Color Tutorial. And Both Not Too Bad …
  • BAA Sunday Afternoon Stuff
  • Puffin Isolationism/Part II of II.
  • Puffin Isolationism/Part I of II. And Background Magic …
  • Razorbill Editing Practice/Your Call …
  • A Wicked Gannet Image, the Gannet Experience, a great (previously unpublished) Viveza trick, and a valuable depth of field/sharpness lesson …
  • The New BAA Photoshop Tutorial MP4 Crow Clean-up Video. And a Free Excerpt from the BIRDS AS ART Current Workflow e-Guide (Digital Basics II): Adding Canvas in the Unframed View
  • Being Greedy Pays off for the First Time Ever … And the 100-400 L IS II versus the 400 DO IS II for Flight Photography.
  • Why I Took the 400mm f/4 IS DO II Lens to the Galapagos/Part II, Shutter Speeds for Flight Photography, Apertures for Flight Photography, and Understanding a Vitally Important Depth of Field Concept …
  • No Noise at ISO 1600? Why I Took the 400mm f/4 IS DO II Lens to the Galapagos/Part I
  • Not So Quick Thinking … And Dealing with hot YELLOWs.
  • First-ever Used 5D IV/100-400 II for sale. My Vitreous Detachment Story. An Amazing North Seymour Final Landing. More on 100-400 II Versatility. And Free but Hugely Important Nature Photography (and Photo-Philosophy) Lessons.
  • Wishing and Hoping, A Good Eye and a Neat Situation, and Don’t Leave Home Without It …
  • A Unique Red-billed Tropicbird Image and the Absolutely Amazing Versatility of the Canon 100-400mm II Lens
  • A Fabulous DAY 1 in Guayaquil. And the story of Miracle Merle …
  • Tips on Pattern Images …
  • The Soft/Sharp Nut …
  • Nuts (and Bolts) Examples of Depth of Field
  • A Horse Above the Bear … Art Vivid at its Best
  • Mistakes Times Three!
  • Getting Up Early Part III
  • Getting Up Early Part II
  • Getting Up Early Part I
  • What was it? No real clue here …
  • I Would Love to Find One of These at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge … Heck, it would be possible.
  • A Most Happy Camper … And face photography tips
  • As Promised … Part III
  • As Promised … Part II
  • As Promised … Part I. And new Used Gear listings including a 1DX.
  • A bit of Introspection, and Please Enjoy My Humorous, Tongue-in-cheek Rant
  • Galapagos Gear Bag featuring my favorite new kit …
  • Mazel Tov to an Old Friend. And Lots of Stuff.
  • When Everything Goes According to Plan. And a wonderful e-mail …
  • Catfish please, no salad …
  • Too-big-in-the-Frame, Rectangular Marquee Tool, and Softening the Background Lessons/Free Photoshop Tutorials/DB II Update
  • Old Red Barn Two Ways … New: Wanted to Buy service announced
  • How Are You With Wingtip Repairs?
  • Improving Your Bird Photography. And What the ??? Do you like it?
  • Singing (and Photographing) in the Rain. The Magical Pillowcase/Hair Dryer Trick. My Thoughts on Weather Sealing. And Yours?
  • On Grit. And the La Jolla Rig is best for capturing those elusive Brown Pelican head throw images.
  • Did You Register for the Fort DeSoto Fall IPT? For want of a towel … 5D Mark IV Frame Rate. And Two of the Great Advantages of Large Zone AF
  • My Concise Comments on Four Canon Camera Bodies …
  • 2017 Bear Boat (Bear Cubs) IPT Report. And Another Favorite: Brown Bear yearling playing with divining log.
  • Jet-lagged in Chicago and Important Blog News
  • Last Minute Magic/Bear Boat Single Favorite Image. By far … Headed home.
  • Two Imperfect Red and White Roses … And a low-contrast/hand holding AF tip
  • Tuesday July 18, 2017 Stuff
  • Professional Post Processing Guide NeatImage v8.2 Update. And Tons More Learning. My Bad with regards to the exposure compensation/Manual mode issues. And my bad with regards to My Bad with regards to the analogue scale.
  • Travel Miracles. And Carpet-neck Scissors Preening Tips …
  • For the zillionth time, there is no “exposure compensation” when you are working in Manual mode. So Many Manual Mode Misconceptions as to be Mind-boggling. Please, please, pretty please study and learn this stuff …
  • Fixing the Big Problem. Tips on Creating Pleasing Juxtapositional Images. And More Great New Used Gear Listings
  • Puffling Exposures Questions …
  • Lessons from the Laughing Puffin …
  • Lighthouse in Round Sky. And Tips on Using the Circle Lens.
  • A Near-Jumpling. I love learning new words …
  • My Deteriorating Flight Photography Skills –For Real, but not today …
  • Laughing/Braking Gannet Before Dive Watercolor …
  • Atlantic Puffin with Baitfish in Heaven. Depth of Field and Choosing an AF Point. Your Critique. And the Image Optimization
  • My Thoughts on the 500 II vs the 600 II for the UK IPT. And the Mega-cooperative Murre
  • Ending the Free Update Confusion, and the Wickedly Tricky Blogger …
  • Making Hay While It Drizzles. And the First Free-to-all Update to the BIRDS AS ART Current Workflow e-Guide (Digital Basics II): Filling in Added Canvas by Judiciously Stretching the Pixels
  • What is it? Seeing the Shot and the Right Tool for the Job
  • Some of the Birds at Fort DeSoto are Tame. And Can You Spot the Photoshop Hanky Panky?
  • Sea Purslane: Step One: Seeing the Image. And If I’ve Said It Once, I’ve Said It a Thousand Times …
  • Shrimp Feeding Spree- and Noise Reduction-related Questions
  • Sometimes You Just Need to Take a Chance …
  • This May Interest Some Of You. For best results, open before 6:59pm eastern time on 29 June, 2017
  • The Mega-underexposed Roseate Spoonbill. And Announcing the Fall 2017 Fort Desoto IPT
  • Maybe Next Year … Pelican Wingstretch Editing Help Needed
  • It’s a Miracle: The BIRDS AS ART Current Workflow e-Guide (Digital Basics II) is finished and available. Plus, read a free excerpt. You can order yours now!
  • Keep or Delete Cluttered Pelican Image? 100-400 II/5D Mark IV for Flight in LaJolla. And Pretty Cool Image Optimization.
  • Canon 100-400 II/1.4X III/5D Mark IV Deadly in LaJolla. My Self Critique. And Another Big Fat Liar …
  • Excited By Common Cranes … Killing It With the Creative Use of Upper Large Zone AF. And Another Lying Histogram.
  • Plus 3 1/3 Stops Off the Snow? Advantage Wimberley. And Black and Blue and Black and White and a Splash of Red Yield a Spectacular Image …
  • Owls and Farms … Was It Worth It? Why 1000mm in the Palouse? On Being Prepared and Getting Set Up Quickly.
  • A Huge, Important, and Pretty Consistent Perspective Mis-understanding …
  • $1000 IPT Discount. Go Ultra-Long When Working Through Narrow Slots. And High Level DPP 4 RAW Conversion Color Fine-Tune Tip.
  • American Crow Original Revealed …
  • Chew On This for a While …
  • Sand Flat Willet
  • Photographing the Inland Empire Pea Growers Building: Your editing help needed!
  • What Do You See?
  • Happy Flag Day: Don’t be Blue …
  • A Killer Find … And More Thoughts on In-camera HDR Image Quality.
  • Magic Spotlight. And making the buildings disappear …
  • Sweet Steptoe Sunrise with Happy White Balance Accident. And why I am addicted to in-camera Art Vivid JPEGs …
  • Cheap Gas. It never ends … And Aperture Choice.
  • Do Not Hesitate Part II. And just so you know …
  • Wedding Dress — Like it or hate it? Do Not Hesitate! And Auto Tone Magic.
  • Is it Possible That the Canon 400 DO II/EOS-IDX II Combo Transformed an Inept Cattle Egret Flight Photographer into a Skilled Cattle Egret Flight Photographer?
  • On Being Square and Learning, Thanks to Faraaz.
  • Last Chance for Colors and Textures …
  • Too Much Fun
  • Astounded By the Great Comments on the Ruffling Dunlin Edit …
  • The Step-back Wide Angle Technique. And Why I Rarely Use Back Button Focus Anymore …
  • Mis-named IPT? Canon 7D II/100-400II Rocks Northumberland. Hand Holding Freedom. And Lots of New Used Gear Listings.
  • Big UK Puffins & Gannets IPT News. Close Puffins Gear Bag Info. CYAN Color Cast on the Water and the Marching Ants. And A Free Magic Wand/Lasso Tool Excerpt from the new Current BAA Digital Workflow e-Guide.
  • Cattle Egret Surprise, Two Great Subject/Background Combos, and An Exposure Question
  • Ah, the Elusive Woodpecker! And the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Wreaks Havoc on Finland IPT Photographers/Part II
  • Finding the Slot. Again. Those Reddish Brown Tones … Signs of Motion Blur. And Photoshop Fraud Follow-up
  • If At First … What Do You Think? And More Depth of Field?
  • Last Gatorland In-the Field Instructional Meet-Up Weekend Sessions. Teleconverter Questions. How Many Birds? Photoshop Hanky-Panky? And Avoiding Filtered Light.
  • Your Editing Help Needed. Hand Holding the Canon 500 II at 1000mm. Advanced AF Strategy. Another gem of a Canon 500 II. And yet another Canon old five.
  • My Honest Thoughts on the Foggy Crane Might Surprise You
  • Same Bird. Same Place. Same Lens. Same Photographer. Same Image? Amazing when you think about it …
  • Exposure in the Fog/Please Rate This Image
  • On Going Downhill: Be Careful Out There … Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Wreaks Havoc on Finland IPT Photographers: Part I. And Another Used Gear Gem!
  • Free DeSoto Friday Afternoon Session, Black Grouse Hen Mystery Answers, Great Egret Marsh Grass Answers, and a Free ABP II Excerpt
  • You Could Be Saying These Things …
  • Black Grouse Hen Mysteries …
  • Ignored … Tripod Basics and An Advanced Tripod Tip, Large Zone AF Info, and Image Questions
  • Movie Reviews & Used Photo Gear Bonanza!
  • Great Last Second Opportunity …
  • Pre-dawn Photo Tip and NIK 50-50 on the Whole Image!
  • Oh for Ruffs & Silhouette Photography & Large Zone AF Tips
  • Not Your Everyday Gatorland Image …
  • Bathing Bird Tips, 100-400II/1.4XIII TC/5D IV Versatility, Dull Day Image Optimization Tip & Ineptitude Pays Off!
  • Two Amazing Items … And My Finland Lekking IPT Gear Bag
  • Keep Your Eyes Open All the Time …
  • Keep One, Both, or Neither? And Why?
  • May 2017 Gatorland & DeSoto Meet-Up Mornings and Weekends
  • The Advantages of an Early Morning Blood Test Draw …
  • Taking One for the Team: I Picked the Wrong Time to Take a Scouting Walk …
  • Nine Hours to Prepare a Blog Post? It Must Be Good: Great New Used Gear Listings, Guess-ti-Zooming for Flight Photography, Your Opinion on the Image Optimization Requested, and a New Digital Eye Doctor Technique Shared
  • 500 II Over 600 II? Multiple Stimuli … And a Fantastic Content Aware Fill Keyboard Shortcut
  • Mr. Snazzy, Bill Clean-up Quiz, & Is It Worth It?
  • The Barely Existent Slot …
  • Big BAA Blog News & The Vertical Without the Black Crud MP4 Photoshop Video
  • Both Feet Off the Ground …
  • What a Difference the Light Makes, Only 12 Little Hours … And the Amazing Canon 100-400II/1.4XIII/5D IV Combo!
  • NIK 30-30 Razorbill & Lightroom Offer …
  • Puffin Editing Practice and Important Notice
  • The Photoshop Phony Bathing Great Egret Revealed
  • Coulda Shoulda …
  • As I Wrote in the Original The Art of Bird Photography. And Lots More Including a Used 400mm DO II
  • Which One is the Phony?
  • A Memoriam to my Mom: Hazel Louise Morris
  • Sometimes Wider Might Be Better … And Large Zone AF Magic and Tip
  • Three Simple Questions About the Gecko Footprints Image
  • Finding the Slot …
  • Photographing Strongly Backlit Subjects with Flash. And lots more …
  • Important Stuff & Desperately Seeking …
  • Two Plane Squadron: Something From Nothing on a Foggy Morning …
  • Deadly Gatorland Afternoon Combo, Large Center Zone AF for Flight, and One Frame Wonder?
  • One Important Key to Becoming a Better Bird Photographer … And a clousy day exposure reminder.
  • Arthur Morris and BIRDS AS ART are Moving to San Diego!
  • 5D IV Image Quality & Large Zone AF Magic. Why did I not level this image?
  • BLUBB (and beanbag) Tips. A Mollusk Question … And a pretty cool Limpkin image
  • Not Your Everyday Gatorland Image …
  • Fill Flash at +1 (ETTL) … Too Much Bill Clean-up?
  • H or V From the Same Spot? And Black Crud or No Black Crud?
  • What Would You Do With the Big Foot Original?
  • The Sparkyman Hotel and Patrick’s Killer Calidris Wingstretch
  • It’s Not Too Late
  • The Amazing Posing Anna’s Hummingbird: The Elegant Wing Stretch …
  • Absolute Proof That the Universe is Friendly
  • What Works for you? Wide with lots of habitat or clean, tight, and graphic?
  • Completely, Utterly, and Incomprehensibly Stupid: How’s That for Being Non-Judgmental?
  • Depth of Field Fine Points … And Gatorland In-the Field Instructional Meet-Up Sessions
  • Photographing Nature in a Natural Setting in Solitude — The Monkey Park Follow-Up
  • Gifts from the Universe on My Last Morning Walk …
  • Photographing Nature in a Natural Setting in Solitude …
  • I’m Just Sayin’ Im Just Playin.’ And thanks to Krishna …
  • See Ya on March 17th!
  • Japan Selfie …
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Oil-Spatter on the Sensor Problems … Own a 1DX II? I Need Your Help
  • Concentration on the Task at Hand Rewarded; Blog Lessons Reinforced! And a Like-new 600 II at the Lowest-ever BAA Price!
  • On Paying Attention …
  • Japan Gear Bag and Japan Gear Bag Retrospective
  • Rock or Beach? Aging Young Belcher’s Gulls
  • 300mm: The Under-appreciated Focal Length …
  • Amazing DPP 4 Color, Tonality, and Noise Save …
  • Love on the Beach Two Ways … Canon 5D Mark IV Image Crop-ability
  • Old Mill and New Approach
  • Will the Similarities Never End?
  • Photographing Stuff: Whatever Catches Your Eye …
  • The Veiled Monkey … And Digital Eye and Face Doctor. And Some Great New Used Gear Listings Including a Real Goodie!
  • The Creative Mind: What Would You Do With This Image? And the Pelican Rig …
  • When Unexpected Action Occurs, Grab What You Can and Hope for the Best …
  • Bird Photography Tip #1 and Bird Photography Tip #2
  • Snowy Snow Monkeys
  • Is it Possible to do Flight Photography with the XT-2 and the Fujinon 100-400? Yes. Is it Easy???
  • Underappreciated … And 400 f/4 IS DO II Versatility
  • Canon Large Center Zone AF. What are those tiny sand balls?
  • De-haze Revisited … And Another XT-2/1.4X TC Image
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Re-visiting Sun Angle …
  • Gatorland Abstract
  • Getting More Comfortable With the XT-2 for Flight Photography …
  • Fujifilm Gear AF Frustration at Times …
  • Murphy’s Law of Nests …
  • Editing and Head Angle Practice with Four Willet Images
  • Important samandmayasgrandp@att.net Notification. And Apple Mail or Wifi Help Needed ..
  • Safe and Sound in Tokyo
  • Is the Fujifilm XT-2 Capable of Creating Sharp Images Hand Held at Effective 1200mm? Part III: The Five Stop-effective Optical Image Stabilization System
  • ISO 4000 Displaying Jewel …
  • Everything Came Together …
  • The Lovely Lady with Flash Eye. And Her Suitors
  • Gatorland Short Notice Mini-IPT
  • Part II: Is the Fujifilm XT-2 Capable of Creating Sharp Images Hand Held at Effective 1200mm? Mega Lores Clean-up. And Red-Worm Eye Detail …
  • Photographing Bearded Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in Winter in the Pyrenees of Spain
  • Do You Seriously Expect Me to Believe That This is a Real Bird?
  • My Simple Approach to Photography. And Lots More on Bold Colors, Topaz Buz Sim, and 200-400 Versatility …
  • Envision It, Don’t Give Up, and Then Execute Your Vision …
  • Bad Luck Necessitates Surgery for the Ruined-By-Nictitating-Membrane Image…
  • The San Diego 4 1/2-DAY BIRDS AS ART IPT: JAN 15 -19, 2018: 4 1/2 days: $2099
  • If I’ve Said It Once, I’ve Said — or Written It — 1,000 Times: When the Light is Bright …
  • Just Back From Fishing … The Wet Head May Be Dead But the Wet Neck is Not! Plus the surprising ISO Answer
  • More on Learning About Light, Height, Head Angle, Rear Focus, and Selecting the Right AF Settings …
  • Do Not Miss!
  • Picking the right tool for the job–161 or 1200mm?
  • Learning About Light … And Lots More
  • Using Tv Mode to Attain a Minimum Shutter Speed. ISO Quiz, and Pushing the Limits …
  • Is the Fujifilm XT-2 Capable of Creating Sharp Images Hand Held at Effective 1200mm? Part I
  • Falling in Love Late in the Game
  • Cold Weather Gear Help Needed
  • 100-400II/5D Mark IV for Flight Photography/Part II of Many: The Dorsal View
  • Is the Fujifilm XT-2 Capable of Creating Gorgeous, High Quality Image Files?
  • Adjectives For This Photo Please …
  • 100-400II/5D Mark IV for Flight Photography: Part I of Many …
  • Fun in the Rain in San Diego: Part III. And ID and Image Settings Quiz Answers …
  • Amazing Red Light District Whimbrel … Photographing in the Surf Along a Rocky Coast, and the Big Wave!
  • I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It: Patrick’s Pet Whimbrel Flock!
  • You Can’t Win if You Don’t Buy a Ticket …
  • Achoo is the Answer! And Stumped You All on the Cormorant in Daisies Image
  • Lens Too Long … Strike One. Strike Two. Home Run!
  • Fun in the Rain in San Diego: Part II. And a Dreary Day Photoshop Auto Color Tip
  • A Free-to-the-World Update of the San Diego Site Guide: Photographing Birds at La Jolla (and elsewhere) in the Rain. Part I
  • Great News, for now …
  • Adding the 1.4X Teleconverter to the Fujifilm Mix …
  • Quite Impressive: First Fujifilm XT-2 Image
  • Rockhopper Penguin Behavior Quiz; Bring Your Imagination
  • San Diego Gear Bags. Yes, bags with an s. The Stuff in the Second Gear Bag Will Be a Big Shocker …
  • A Real Rarity: Thrice Honored. And How to Become a Better Nature Photographer …
  • Thirty Great Minutes in the Fourth Albatross Gulley/Part IV. New Life: a less than one-hour old albatross chick!
  • Thirty Great Minutes in the Fourth Albatross Gulley: Part III: one-day old albatross chick all fluffy & white
  • Thirty Great Minutes in the Fourth Albatross Gulley: Part II. And Still More 100-400 II Versatility
  • Thirty Great Minutes in the Fourth Albatross Gulley … Part I. And Still More 100-400 II Versatility
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