Postlist 2018 « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
January 1st, 2018

Postlist 2018

  • You Be the . And Improving Your Post-processing Skills Will Make You a Better Photographer.
  • Why I Go With One … The Most Beautiful Creature Ever? Bins.
  • Why Go to Machias Seal Island? Announcing the New, Expanded 2019 UK Puffins and Gannets IPT. Two Couples Needed!
  • Be Careful Out There … How to Avoid Losing All of Your Images!
  • Instructional Photo-Tour Sale. And the Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
  • Is the Nikon 80-400 VR with the TC-14E III (teleconverter) a Viable Combination? Creating a Vertical Puffin Pano. And News on the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens
  • Bempton Cliffs Part VI: What To Do With Wind Against Sun Flight Conditions … And Ageing Gannets
  • Bempton Cliffs Part V: Northern Gannet Top Shots with Blue Water Backgrounds, a Dime a Dozen
  • You Owe It to Yourself …
  • Bempton Cliffs Part IV: It Ain’t Just Gannets! Dealing With Invisible Eyes. And a High Level Understanding Exposure Question
  • Bempton Cliffs Part III: An Exposure Maxim. And Out of the Darkness With a Curves Adjustment!
  • Bempton Cliffs Part II: You Snooze, You Lose Lesson Learned — Again!
  • Bempton Cliffs Part I: Dramatic Black Shadow Backgrounds
  • New: the 2018 Fort DeSoto Weekend Fall IPT. Preening Bird Image Tips. And, the Advantages of Hand Holding Intermediate Telephoto Lenses.
  • The Truth Revealed — Part One
  • Another Way to Deal with Butter Light. And a New Clarity Slider Trick.
  • Red-footed Booby Retrospective
  • BPN is Rockin’!
  • Dealing with Neon Lights and Killer Sunrises: When to Burn the RED Channel and What to Do About It …
  • A Common Over-saturation Misconception. Post-Processing Adult Skimmer Bills. And Evaluating and Comparing Similar Images …
  • The Resurgence of BPN. Canon Skimmer Flight Images. And Another Canon Fire Sale!
  • Afternoons for Laser Razor Flight … And Sunny to Cloudy Conditions Exposure Advice.
  • It’s Always Satisfying When …
  • It’s Not Too Late! If I’ve Heard It Once I’ve Heard it 1,000 Times. The Advantages of Standing. An Intimate Perspective from On High. And Some Nasty Post-processing Questions.
  • Red Light, Blue Sand …
  • A Shortie … A Great Discussion. A Galapagos Update. And the YouTube Link to the Podcast (with the sharpness techniques demo)!
  • Would You Remove a Cigarette Butt From an Otherwise Great Image? A Great Quick Mask/Layer Masking Trick. And Lots More …
  • Photographing Peru’s Amazonian Rainforest with Andrew McLachlan
  • Advanced Sharpness Techniques: Misconceptions and Tips! And the Backstory on Getting Fired as a Canon EoL.
  • Sun Angle, Sun Angle, Sun Angle. I Root for the Predators. And Today’s Understanding Photography Podcast!
  • Fort DeSoto in Fall. And the 100th Understanding Photography Podcast tomorrow, Friday August 9, 2018
  • Saving Under-exposed Images. And a Big AF-with-TCs Edge to Canon …
  • Magic Night Lights Trick!
  • The Fabulous First Day of the Memphis Photo EXPO. And too-tight pelican flight …
  • Shut the Door! Plus Answers and Opinions (and lots of learning …)
  • Soup From a Storm: Part II. A Creative Choice of Perspective …
  • Duck Soup From a Storm: Part I. Duck Eating Bicycle Tire?
  • Tenacity. Simplicity. Neat Image Noise Reduction.
  • On Your Bucket List? And an Ikea Warning …
  • Blue-footed Retrospective …
  • Long Island in Summer — A Retrospective
  • A Not-so-Secret and Very Effective Wide Angle Weapon for Telephoto Photographers… And coming soon, a new e-guide to cell phone photography.
  • Not An Easy Bird …
  • Sally, Light on Her Feet: A Retrospective
  • Click White Balance. And Gull Feeding Questions — ethical or not?
  • Short Mid-range Zoom Lenses for Gannets in Flight and Diving? And a Great ACR Tip for Converting Under-exposed RAW Files
  • From Dejection to Euphoria in Rough Seas. A Huge, Important and Almost Always Misunderstood Depth of Field Concept. And Depth of Field and Flight Photography. Or Not.
  • The Best Available Subjects …
  • Finally: Southeast Wind in the Morning … Flying Puffins Ain’t Easy!
  • Off to a Good Start with Puffins
  • A Life Shorebird! A Reed in the Wrong Place. And a Good Save …
  • Upside-down Red Kite: My Finest Image in Quite Some Time?
  • Five Images in Less than One One-hundredth of a Second?
  • Working the Subject: Barnacle Geese. So What’s to Learn Here?
  • Finnished … Shooting Through Glass. And an Aperture Quiz
  • The Search for Dotterel on the High Rocky Tundra …
  • BIRDS AS ART Does Graceland! Then I’m walking in Memphis, walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale …
  • Redshank
  • Point, Counterpoint. Life Goes On. Or Not …
  • Why Get High? Kittiwake Pano Choice. How to Create Stitched Panos Easily in Photoshop
  • Pelican Horizontal Preening Tips …
  • The Promising Pool on the Delta …
  • Screamin’ in Love With Nikon AF! But Not in Love with the Price of the MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack Plus Accessories for the Nikon D850
  • Amy Runs to the Ruffs! And When to Be Wary of Group AF …
  • Blackdrops …
  • Not the Greatest Image Ever But Not Bad For a Bucket List Species …
  • The Success of the Student Often Puts a Proud and Envious Smile on the Face of the Teacher. Part III of Many: Anita North. And Working Hard to the Point of Insanity Will Get You Somewhere …
  • Understanding Bird Behavior: Why Brown Pelican Bill Pouch Cleaning Should Be Important To You …
  • The Success of the Student Often Puts a Proud and Envious Smile on the Face of the Teacher. Part II of Many: Loren Waxman. And Canon Whips Nikon!
  • Wet Sand — A Bird Photographer’s Best Friend. And Working Wide with the Nikon 200-500 & the AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
  • Clean, Tight, and Graphic with the Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
  • The Army Corps of Engineers Cranes. Lots of of new Used Gear listings. And Nikon & Canon AF Tip for Tight Action
  • Need Your Help. Just Fledged Osprey in Flight. So What Makes a Good Flight Image? If you are not able to open this blog post via the link, please try again in five minutes. If you are still unable to open it, please contact us via e-mail to samandmayasgrandpa@att.net. Most of the problems that have plagued the blog for the past two weeks have been solved. Details soon.
  • Blackened Sidelighting! And Micro-adjusting (Canon) and AF Fine-Tune (Nikon) Tips and Tidbits
  • Landing Vulture Flight Plan and Image Optimization
  • Pelican Variety: The Spice of La Jolla
  • Another Picture Within the Picture Quiz. An Exposure Question. And a Great New Workflow Tip
  • The Success of the Student Often Puts a Proud and Envious Smile on the Face of the Teacher. Part I of Many: Clemens Van der Werf
  • The Human Longevity Project. Urgent: Act Now to See It Free!
  • Auto Tone and Auto Color Tips. Is There Any Reason to Prefer H over V?
  • Never Settle When the Sun’s Out … D850 Image Files. What Fish? And a Duck Behavior Lesson for Me!
  • The Tale of the Scale. On Cheese. More on Nikon and Canon at 1200mm. And a Duck Behavior Quiz …
  • Why 600mm for Bird Photography? Teleconverter Strategies in the Field. And First Winter Shorebird (Dunlin) Lessons
  • Lots of Stuff : Friends. The Nikon AF Fine-tune e-Guide. The Nikon Dummy Quiz Answer. And An Important Nikon Camera Body Question
  • Sometimes Everything Falls Into Place. And Sometimes Everything Falls Into Place Miraculously …
  • The Best That I Can Do …
  • An Often Forgotten Post-Processing Step …
  • The Nikon Dummy Quiz. Me Being the Nikon Dummy …
  • Varying Your Compositions; Flipper or No Flipper? And EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping
  • The 2019 San Diego IPT and the Dancing Grebe Add-On Morning
  • Super San Diego AF Tip for Canon and Nikon
  • Head Angle Ramifications and a Huge Revelatory Eye Brightness Question …
  • Exposing to the Washed Out Right …
  • Picking a Keeper: 5001 Versus 5013. Rain Gear Help Needed.
  • Another Image Within An Image Lesson. Some Used Gear Comments. And the Lowest Priced Ever Canon 600mm II.
  • Always in a Hurry … Dark-siders: Please Do Not Take This Personally.
  • Spring Shorebird Plumage Lessons Part II
  • What the Heck Bird is This?
  • Wow, Wow, Wow! And Leaving the Red Light District.
  • Holding the Hammer Down. And a TC Question.
  • The Miraculous Monday Morning at the Gilbert Water Ranch, Part II
  • Foofie-headed Birds. And a Post-processing Question …
  • My one-sixtieth of a second shutter speed comments. And some Manual mode basics …
  • The Miraculous Monday Morning at the Gilbert Water Ranch, Part I
  • Anything Funky Here?
  • Why did I go with 1/60 second when photographing from a boat? And a New NIK Recipe.
  • Two Surprises … And a Low-budget Used 5D Mark III
  • Spring Shorebird Plumage Lesson
  • Long Lens Still-Life Technique
  • Problem Solved; Thank You Joe Przybyla!
  • Post-copulatory Bill-crossing Courtship Display
  • Help Needed With Nikon Gear AF Mystery …
  • The Road Kill Cafe …
  • Facing Away: Why Did I Make An Image If I Knew It In The Field?
  • Master Class Student Outdoes Instructor By a Mile! Instructor’s Excuses …
  • Do You Like Yours With or Without?
  • Rockhopper Riddle Answers …
  • Would You Keep or Delete This Gross Underexposure? Or is Digital Totally Amazing?
  • A Potpourri …
  • New Rockhopper Riddle. Depth-of-Field Question. Old Riddle Solved.
  • The Post Processing of a Running American Coot Image
  • Why 3D? What I Really Miss (about Canon) … And +10 AF Fine-tune makes a big difference!
  • Five Very Good Reasons to Buy a Plane Ticket to Orlando. Unless you live in Florida …
  • Bad Luck: Yawned the Wrong Way … WTD?
  • Back in the Saddle! I Forgot About Them Turkeys … And Simple Basic Image Cleanup.
  • Flight Photography with High Megapixel Camera Bodies …
  • Catching Up … And Codfish Curry. And a Nikon Camera Body Question.
  • Everybody Wants to Know … And a Like-New Canon 1DX II for sale.
  • Getting Close and Tall for a Reason: Blackground!
  • Canon 600 II/1.4X/5D IV Image. My Bad Weather Strategy. You Will Need to Put Your Thinking Caps On to Figure This One Out … And an Angle of Declination Note.
  • Head Soft? Feet Sharp? An AF micro-adjustment focus fine-tune tip for both Canon and Nikon flight photographers …
  • How I Got Low When I Could Not Get Low …
  • Small-in-the-Frame AF Tips for Nikon & Canon. And Amy Says …
  • Even I Was Amazed … And My Favorite Whale Tail Image.
  • Understanding Angle of Declination. Sitting Too Long … d-9 AF. And My Phoenix Physical Therapy.
  • A Whale of a Tale. Or the Tails of Whales?
  • Phoenix Farewell, for now … And Life Goes On.
  • Sharpness and Image Quality, Focal Length, and Cropping Quiz …
  • The Under-appreciated Laughing Gull. Missing the 400 DO II. And Micro-adjusting …
  • Is Everything Just Ducky? Moral and Ethical Bird Photography Questions …
  • Another Surprising AF Revelation and the Catastrophic Demise of My Nikon D5 …
  • The 1200mm Advantage to Canon. Learn Why …
  • This Just In!
  • Small-in-the-Frame Black Water … And Exposure Math Answer
  • Intimate Views
  • Sun or Shade? And Another Exposure Math Quiz.
  • D500 Impressions on a Very Windy Afternoon. And NEF + JPG Help Needed
  • Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20Es Suck! Or do they?
  • The Laughing Wood Stork Focal Length Answer
  • Dogged Persistence. And the Creature from the Lake.
  • Blemished or Un-blemished? And coming soon: the Nikon D850/D5 Focus Fine-tune Guide. Free to some …
  • Five Cheap, Small Group IPTs: Gatorland and DeSoto. I Go With One. Always.
  • Necessity, the Mother of Invention. An Exposure Compensation Compromise. And ACR Under-exposure Lessons
  • Laughing Wood Stork Focal Length?
  • Brown Pelican Scratching in Flight K7690 Save …
  • Sunrise Silhouette Strategy: Huge Change and Admission Coming … Double-crested Cormorant Croaking Display. And Small Pixel Noise.
  • Do You See the Picture Within the Picture? Camera Body Quandary …
  • Two Good Reasons That It ‘s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Second Spoonbill IPT. And Intimidating and Inspiring, But More of the Latter.
  • Fabulous Foggy Flight at Gatorland!
  • The First Keeper With My New Nikon Six Hundred and the Teleconverter TC-14E III
  • PHX Return. More Phoenix Bird Photography Help Needed.
  • A Friend in High Places; Thanks Patrick! A Popular Lunar Compositional Suggestion. And Great Tripod News Times Two.
  • Astronomy Riddle/Quiz … And Booby Silhouette-Facing Direction Answer.
  • Got a Title?
  • First-ever BAA Sandhill Crane Chicks and Colts Master Classes
  • I May Not Be Great in Photoshop, but I’m Darned Good (he said modestly …)
  • Morning Flight Silhouette Thinking and Exposure Math Quiz (and Primer)
  • A Comparison of the Canon 100-400 II L IS Lens and the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens
  • A New Highlight Slider First ACR Strategy
  • Screwing Up (and then learning a ton) in a Very Challenging Situation on Cayman Brac
  • New Canon AF Settings for Birds in Flight/Free to all BAA Canon Camera User’s Guide Owners
  • Called By a Big Leaf … But only for three weeks!
  • My Younger Sister’s Death. Canon AF for Flight. Dealing with Fog. And Vignetting Lessons.
  • My Nikon Exposure Confusion and the Huge Lesson for Everyone (that explains how I came up with perfect exposures even though I was being a dumb-ass). And an ACR HSL/Grayscale Tip.
  • My Current Nikon D5 & D-850 Thoughts …
  • Another Canon Fire Sale
  • Some Ethigull Questions
  • Splash Landing and Apologies to the many …
  • Scratching Perfection?
  • A Single Image That Explains Why I Switched from Canon to Nikon; No More Sharp on the Feet!
  • Trying to Explain … This One Works for Me: Nikon D-850/200-500 for Flight.
  • Is the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens a Piece of Crap? And a Bit of Bad Luck?
  • The First Nikon D-850 Image. Crop-ability. And Adding the Battery Grip to the D-850.
  • Same Photographer, Same Lens. Hard to Believe … Answers
  • Canon Surely Does Not Suck: Part II of Many.
  • Canon Surely Does Not Suck: Part I of Many. And the First Nikon System Issue.
  • Why I Switched From Canon to Nikon
  • More on the Switch to Nikon. And Used Canon Gear at Below Fire Sale Prices Update.
  • This Just In: Internet Experts State That the Nikon 200-500/1.4X TC-14E III/D5 Combo is Not Sharp!
  • Switching to Nikon. Used Canon Gear at Below Fire Sale Prices …
  • The Blue-eyed Chocolate-Covered Cherry. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6 VR lens with the Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
  • Flight Photography with the Nikon 200-500 and the D5
  • The 1/100 second Sharp Miracle
  • Nikon D5 Help Needed
  • Same Photographer, Same Lens. Hard to Believe …
  • Another Sharp Boring Perfect Flight Image made with the new AF Area Selection Mode and settings …
  • 2018 Roseate Spoonbill Boat IPTs
  • When in Rome, Do As Arash Does (if you wanna be a good flight photographer …)
  • I Can’t Get Enough: Fewer Pelicans Makes for Better Photography. And the Super Fine-Point Question Answers.
  • Success with Action
  • La Jolla Photography Cautions and Lessons. And Another Perfect, Boring Vertical Pelican Portrait, This One Made with the Hand Held 100-400 II, the 1.4X III TC, and the Canon 1DX II
  • More Mist, and a Nice Relationship With a Tiny Tree
  • At the Last Second …
  • A Perfect Dramatic Fire in the Mist Image. Made With Lots Of Skill, Vision, and Creativity. And Even More Luck! …
  • ISO 4000 & Flash in the Fog. And a $300 Savings …
  • Another Boring, Perfect Image Lacking both Drama and Creativity …
  • Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of blurs …
  • Another 1200mm Duck (this one with the 1DX Mark II)
  • 1200mm + Fill Flash = Just Ducky Perfection!
  • Long-billed Dowitcher/Missed on Long Island but not in Phoenix! Sandpiper Photography Tips Part II
  • Painful Phoenix Start …
  • Disc of the Sun Exposure Explanation
  • Derelict Navigation Tower Revealed. And a nice Auto Tone trick …
  • Spectacular Sunset Take-off Image. Color Too Garish or Just Right? Center Large Zone Rocks! And a Great New DDP 4 Noise Reduction Technique!
  • Phoenix Anyone?
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