Postlist 2019 « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
April 7th, 2019

Postlist 2019

  • Right Place, Right Time, and Dumb Luck? Or Not?
  • On Discovering New Stuff
  • An Early Start. Fun in the Dark. And Two Raw Conversions
  • Tortoise Day (with lots to learn)!
  • Please Read the Whole Thing
  • Getting Lucky with a Marginal Shutter Speed
  • A Stealthy Approach Pays Off Big Time
  • Wave Hello to Punta Suarez — Espanola (Hood Island)
  • Lots to Learn for Everyone Thanks to Eagle-eyed Joel Eade
  • Lots of Lenses, Lots of Available Focal Lengths …
  • HH Flight at 800mm with Fat Boy. And a Pleasant Surprise
  • On Never Owning the Very Best Gear … And Two Beautiful and Exciting Dan Cadieux Canon R6 Images
  • A More-Green Heron-Success Composite …
  • The Galapagos 2023 Photo-Cruise of a Lifetime IPT
  • My Short Walks on a Long Pier have been Productive …
  • Two Amazing Nikon Z9 Images
  • Composites or Not? ISO Quiz. And Ridiculous Eye AF
  • A Great Morning With the Ospreys on Lake Blue Cypress
  • A Ridiculous, Unexpectedly Successful Image …
  • A Brand-New World With Fat Boy (the Sony 400mm f/2.8 OSS GM lens). And the Pink and the Plain at Fort DeSoto.
  • The Sad Recent History of The Perch II … Reversed!
  • Birds are Creatures of Habit … And Big BLUBB News!
  • So, What Do You Think That I Did On Saturday Morning?
  • The Final Nail in the Coffin and DOF at f/2.8
  • Snail-Mail by Air-male …
  • Black-bellied Whistling Luck! Square or Vertical? And FFD …
  • The Blessed Event. A new-in-the-box Canon RF 100-500
  • Got a Better Title? And a Used, Like-New RF 100-500
  • Yellow and Purple and Soft Light …
  • A Taste of Honey (was all it took) … It’s Harry’s Fault!
  • Who You Calling a Turkey? New Used Canon EF & R Gear
  • What the 400mm f/2.8 Lenses Cannot Do …
  • First Blood with the Handheld Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM Lens
  • 48 Good Seconds — Making Hay While the Sun Shines!
  • JAX Flight Photography Until You Can’t Lift Your Lens!
  • 1/80 second Flight — What Was I Thinking?
  • Day of Pure Joy. Gatorland Saved the Best for Last … Killed Em with The Sony 70-200 II, 2X, Alpha 1 Handheld!
  • Too Much Fun in the Rain on a Dark Day …
  • Nature Photography IS like a Box of Chocolates …
  • Cute & Beautiful: Photographing Chicks in Jacksonville, FL
  • Can You Explain Any of These?
  • Digital Spoonbill Painting … And New Saving the Whites and Eye Doctor Techniques
  • Catching Up in Reverse: Part 1. Like Rodney Dangerfield, I sometimes get no respect … And Linear Perspective
  • Impossible Image Made Possible by Sony, RawDigger, an Apple MacBook Pro M1, Topaz DeNoise AI, Topaz Sharpen AI, and Some Good Thinking and Execution
  • Learning From My Mistake: The Second Time is the Charm!
  • ISO 5000. Last Two Chances for Gatorland I-T-F Sessions
  • Announcing the Nikon Z9 Guide for Wildlife Photographers
  • Some Days are Diamonds, & Some Days Nothing is Flying
  • 1200mm Cow Egret & Mayfly Gems!
  • Made in the Shade! And Last Chance for Stick Marsh!
  • 112mm Full Frame Flight! What Would You Do With It?
  • Department Reports & How Would You Crop This One?
  • Eagle-eyed Margaret Saves the Day!
  • Finding the Clear Slot
  • Three Red, White, and Pink Squares a Day …
  • Stick Marsh Better Than Expected! Join Me Soon!
  • A Stick Marsh Visit. And the Sony 70-200 II/2X TC/a1 Does Large Great Egret Chicks at Gatorland
  • One Day Wonders — Two Little Dears!
  • V-log: On a More Aggressive Shooting Philosophy — frame, acquire focus, fire, and don’t stop! Thanks Anita and Anke!
  • Variety — the Spice of Bird Photography with the Sony 200-600 G Lens on the DeSoto IPT. Part II
  • Variety — the Spice of Bird Photography with the Sony 200-600 G Lens on the DeSoto IPT. Part I
  • Red Knot Spectacular. And More!
  • A Cute Little Baby at the North Tampa Rookery …
  • Forty Eagles and Two Pleasing (?) Blurs …
  • Enough Variety; It Was Eagle Time — 27 March: Part IV
  • 27 February 2022 Homer/Kachemak Bay Potpourri: Part III
  • A Crazy-Good and Different Homer Alaska Day: Part II
  • A Crazy-Good Homer Alaska Bald Eagle Afternoon: Part I
  • Getting Low and Looking for an Edge, a Ridge, or a Rise …
  • On Keeping Your Image Optimizations Simple …
  • More From my Recent St. Augustine Alligator Farm Visit …
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Photo Pass INFO and Tips
  • Photographing Bright Whites in Harsh Midday Sun???
  • Luck (plus a bit of skill) pays off in the Okefenokee Swamp
  • Coming or Going?
  • Landing on the Roof of the Bay: Sharp 1200mm Flight!
  • Sony a1/200-600 Combo Slays Spanish Mackerel
  • What One Thing Bugs Me?
  • Miraculous Find and Miraculous High ISO Save!
  • A Spring Beach Walk in Southern Georgia With Almost No Laughing Gulls Present! Sony 200-600 Strikes Again!
  • The Sun Glint Swath in Shutter Priority Mode
  • An Important Old Tip Re-learned the Hard Way …
  • Gorgeous or Garbage? More On Sony 200-600 Versatility
  • Back of the Left Hand on the Beach! 200-600/a1 Lethality
  • Three From a Really Bad (???) Morning at Gatorland …
  • Two From the Greatest-Ever Flight Photography Morning …
  • Jacksonville This Sunday Morning In-the-Field Session. Photographing Juxtapositions. And Shooting Verticals
  • A Stunning Decision …
  • More Good Gatorland Stuff and GL Photo Pass Information
  • Cupped Wings Cause Unpleasant Underwing Shadows …
  • So Much to Learn It is Not Even Funny. Working at Gatorland with focal lengths of 318, 600, & 1200mms.
  • Leaf Shadow Tattoo. And a Great Morning with Jon Hoiles
  • Catching Up in Spades!
  • Very Short-Notice Hooptie Deux Roseate Spoonbill Sessions
  • Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 & EOS R3s in Stock at Bedfords. Crop Tool Basics. Wading Birds Fishing Pano Crops.
  • Announcing the DEC 2022/JAN 2023 San Diego IPTs
  • No Comments, But At Least I Got One Piece of Fan Mail …
  • Thought Processes on Sidelight and on Different …
  • Anita North’s Kenyan Cats. Sony High ISOs. A Great Guide!
  • The Handoff. Gatorland Update. Sony 200-600 Versatility
  • Announcing the 2022 Jacksonville IPTs!
  • Spectacular! Clemens Van der Werf and the Canon EOS R3
  • Branched Bird. Big Bird. Little Bird. Same Bird.
  • Nancy’s DeSoto IPT Experience
  • Nine Out of Ten Ain’t Bad. And One Tough Question …
  • In Memoriam: Not! More on the Sony 70-200 f/2.8 II GM
  • The 2022 GNPA EXPO. And Oy, Have I Got a House For You!
  • My Thoughts on Background Softness (Bokeh?) Simplified
  • Four Quite Excellent Mornings at Indian Lake Estates (ILE)
  • V-log: 30 Good Reasons to Visit Gatorland. And INFO on the 2022 Gatorland Photographer’s Pass Program
  • Homer YouTube Bald Eagle Video and Announcing the 2023 Homer/Kachemak Bay Bald Eagle IPTs.
  • Purple Martin Perfection. Ever Heard of John Prine?
  • Miracle Homer Flight Shots –faster than a speeding bullet!
  • How (and Why) I Shoot the Fewest Eagle Flight Images
  • No Idea What I Was Doing, But It Worked, in Pink and Blue!
  • Two New Canon RF Lenses and Two For the Price of One!
  • The Eagle-Over-the-Mountain Photo Contest
  • All Razor Sharp. All the Time!
  • A golden eagle in Homer and My Most Valuable Trip Lens
  • The (Pink) Overhead Canopy Wing Position
  • Boreal Songbird Setup Winter Photography
  • Learning Lots From a Stunner of a Royal Tern Image
  • What I’ll Miss While I Am On the Road Again: Part II
  • Stuff to Learn. Stuff I Learned …
  • What I’ll Miss While I Am On the Road Again: Part I
  • Spoonbill in Flight Too Large in the Frame. What To Do?
  • Royal Terns Screwing Around: Is Lower Always Better? And Announcing the 2022 Spring Fort DeSoto IPT
  • Alan Murphy on Nikon Z9 Autofocus
  • Lot’s More Great Canon Used Gear. A Strange Morning at Lakeland. And New-Computer Photoshop Help Needed
  • Adam’s Snowy Owl on Ice Shove. Lots More on Rolling Shutter Including a Revelatory Comment by Arash Hazeghi
  • Stick Marsh FWC Good News! The March Stick Marsh IPTS are a Go!
  • The Whole Gory Story With a _ _ _ _ _ Ending
  • My, How Fast They Grow!
  • A Real Showstopper of an Image! And Rolling Shutter INFO
  • A Unique Homer Bald Eagle IPT Opportunity and a Sunset Silhouette Expose to the Right Lesson
  • Rembrandt (?) versus Clean, Tight, and Graphic
  • Re-writing for Clarity and Catching Up a Bit
  • Coming to Grips with Vertical Grips
  • Understanding Depth-of-Field with Telephoto Lenses
  • The Things That I Hate About the World’s Best Bird Photography Camera, the Sony Alpha 1
  • Very Important News & Sony Used Gear For Sale
  • Like-New Nikon 400 f/2.8 (for sale) does Snowy Owl Flight
  • Eight Seconds Later and 165mm Wider …
  • A Fine Ending to a Great Trip!
  • Surfin’ in La Jolla with the 600 f/4 GM/1.4X TC/a1
  • Four Very Excellent Reasons to Add the Sony FE 1.4X Teleconverter to the Sony 200-600/a1 Combo
  • A Rare Side-lit Image! Chiefs Lose! Or Not?
  • Analyzing Lens Choice for Hand Held Flight Photography
  • The Seemingly Endless Battle!
  • When Something Unexpected Happens …
  • Anita North Loves Her Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 II!
  • Clean, Tight, Graphic (and Abstract)
  • Sony 70-200 f/2.8II Rockin’ San Diego as Predicted!
  • Bird on a Curved Stick …
  • Thank You Nice Lady. Not a Pelican in San Diego!
  • My Excuses. And Announcing the 2022 San Diego Mini IPT
  • Chick-let Suspicion Confirmed!
  • Which is the More Elegant Turkey Vulture Image?
  • How to Create Bird-in-Heaven Images
  • Making Baby Sandhill Cranes!
  • Black Vultures Wheeling and Dealing in Flight!
  • Striving for New and Different and Getting Lucky
  • Remembering Superman. And the Nikon D850 in San Diego
  • Serendipitously Vertical! And Unfair to Birds?
  • White Bats in Flight During the Day! Image Clean-up and Photography as Art. Understanding Low Light Exposure. And, more than 20 years ago, two now well-known bird photographers lived just two blocks apart in a small Florida town, unbeknownst to each other.
  • Oh What a Morning. Sony 200-600 Hand Held Versatility!
  • Catching Up: More Answers and Opinions. Including Mega-blasting Silhouette Lessons
  • Less Bird, More Green, or More Bird, Less Green? Still Learning After 38+ Years. And George Lepp on TCs
  • One Plus Two 1200mm Sunset Silhouette Flight Images
  • Happy New Year 2022. Exactly where are we? And a new, proposed New York State law …
  • Pelican Lessons. And It’s Getting Late …
  • New Species: Fan-tailed Vulture! Why No Teleconverter?
  • Serendipitous Serenading Trio
  • Fun in the Fog With the Hand Held Sony 200-600 G Lens
  • Late Afternoon Sunset Quickies
  • A Rare Double Header. And thinking of source material …
  • Happy Holidays! Christmas Coots Times Two
  • The Astonishing Snowy Owl Liftoff Original …
  • What Gives? ISO 125: 1/20,000 second at f/8!
  • The Best Snowy Owl Image From My Northeast Trip?
  • So What’s Up With Stick Marsh?
  • Extraordinarily Uncommon R5 Goldeneye Images. And, if someone held a gun to your head …
  • She finally stood up, and I got a nice surprise …
  • New Kid on the Block: Versatile, & Deadlier Than Ever
  • Wanted in San Diego! More Depth-of-Field?
  • Upside-Down BLUBB for Ground Level Photography. More on Subject in Shade, Background in Sun!
  • The Sunball Flight Shot: A 536 to 1 Shot Comes Home!
  • Tips on Creating Effective Bird-scapes. And like it or not?
  • I’ll Be Busy at Sunset for the Next Three Months! And I have no clue as to how the a1 nailed the focus at 1200mm in a pretty much impossible situation …
  • When and Why to Bracket. And a New You-Tube Video
  • Glad that I asked myself, Why Not? And Marsh Rice Rat?
  • Homer Bald Eagle IPT Opening: This Could Be You!
  • Mega-Educational Answers, Explanations, and Preferences
  • Pelican Scissors Preening Photo Tips and Lots More!
  • Seeing New Situations. Why Manual Mode? More On Saving the WHITEs. An ACR Raw Conversion. And an Innovative New Photoshop Technique
  • The 2nd Best Snowy Owl Image From My Northeast Trip?
  • The Best Perspective & More. And Content-Aware Fill Magic
  • Unanimity. And Learning About Snowy Owls …
  • Variety is the Spice of Flight in San Diego!
  • My Third Best Snowy Owl Image From the Long Island Trip
  • 264mm? You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me! More On Dogs on the Beach: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted …
  • It Was That Kind of Morning; You Figure It Out …
  • Cluttered, Dull, Dreary Grays and Browns, Too High, and Relatively Boring/My First Screech Owl: the Eyes Have It!
  • Intermediate Telephoto Zoom Lenses Kill in San Diego and Elsewhere! And Pleasant Nikon D850 Memories.
  • Snowy Owl Miracle: Very Muddy and a Little Bloody
  • Cops Came (Again!)
  • Happy Thanksgiving 2021. Count Your Blessings!
  • Sweet Light Flight/Aperture Lesson, & Topaz Times Two
  • What the Duck???
  • Cops Came. Opossum Foot Snack!
  • Road Kill Cafe Flight Photography Video
  • SONY A1-s in Stock at Bedfords! And an Extraordinary Over-Exposed (?) Spoonbill/Saving the WHITEs Optimization
  • Sony a7R IV/600 GM at La Jolla/Part II: Amazing Detail!
  • Sony a7R IV/600 GM at La Jolla: Part I
  • Give Me Five Good Sunset Minutes …
  • Clipping the Virtual Feet, a Very Common Error. But …
  • Announcing the 2022 Stick Marsh Roseate Spoonbill IPTs
  • Foggy La Jolla Miracle Image Optimization …
  • The Pink Skinny on 30 fps with Science-fiction like AF
  • Circle B Bar Reserve Anhingas & Bald Cypress Trees. Sony 200-600 G Lens Plate/Low Foot Options. And Why!
  • Remembering the Veterans. The Weatherman Blew It. And What Bugged Me About the Spoonbill Flight Image
  • A Short Pick-the-Best-Image Video. Seeing the Shot in Difficult Situations. Big Improvements are Best Made During the Raw Conversion. And How I Did Just That!
  • Why No Sebastian Inlet Osprey IPTs? What Are You Doing Thursday Morning? And On Softening Harsh Shadows!
  • Used Gear Snake Oil Salesman. And Two Nikon 500s!
  • Spoonbills Two Ways: with nesting material & cartoon-like
  • On Creativity and Seeing & Refining Your Vision. A breeze-driven, focus-stacking opportunity realized! And why f/16?
  • What Bugs Me About This Spoonbill Image?
  • What To Do With an Under-exposed Perfect Exposure …
  • The Mosquito and the Feather. And Tons to Learn!
  • Announcing the 2022 San Diego IPT. A New YouTube Video: San Diego/A Bird Photographer’s Paradise. And What They Are Saying About BAA IPTs!
  • Items for Sale Info Consolidated. And a New Minimum Price
  • Why Pleasing Blurs on Bright Sunny Days? And How!
  • The Star of the Shorebird Show. And Lugworm City!
  • Atlantic Dune Osprey Backgrounds & Image Re-design Quiz
  • Small But Deadly: the Oft-Overlooked 70-200mm Lenses
  • Alan Murphy Topaz Webinar 19 October 2021
  • Prepared Correctly By Luck: The Expected and the Unexpected. Why Low? More on Loving the Sony Alpha 1. And Beyond-the-Beyond Flight Bird-Eye/Face Detection AF
  • Why Life Jackets Should Be Mandatory! DeSoto IPT #3
  • Is the SONY Alpha 1/200-600 G Lens Combo Right for You? And When Higher is Better Than Lower …
  • Jim Miller Made My Day. Again. The Great Tern Flight Photography Slaughter. And Tips … And 30fps Notes
  • Rainbow Image Optimization & Color Magic Trick
  • Miracle Rainbow and Amazing Flight Photography!
  • BV Abstract ART ???
  • Marbled Godwit Image Questions …
  • Pileated Woodpecker Flight Poses Four Ways
  • And then the beautiful owl flew into the shade … Along with Tons of Photoshop Tips and Learning
  • Bird Photography Heaven: Fort DeSoto YouTube Video with Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
  • I Followed My Own Oft-Given Advice …
  • Early Morning Bath. And an ISO/Shutter Speed Lesson
  • Fort DeSoto is Rocking! When f/18 Is Not Enough …
  • Tons of Bait. And a Topaz Sharpen AI Sandwich Tern Save
  • Slow Shutter Speed Prothonotary Warbler and Central Park Barred Owl Re-do, Images by Anke Frohlich
  • The Canon 5D IV & BIRDS AS ART High Key Pelican Action
  • Western Sandpiper Raw Conversion Video & More
  • Bathing Bird Tendencies … Part I
  • Tales of Two Fresh Juvies
  • Impressive Shorebird Wing Action by Anke Frohlich. Mining the Comments. BIRDS AS ART Camera User’s Guides”
  • A Killer Vertical AF Tip for All Systems
  • Picking Your Keepers: The All Important Second Edit
  • Cropping Like Crazy at the Brandon Rookery with the SONY Alpha 1 at 1200mm! Topaz Gigapixel AI to the Rescue
  • Learn to Create BIRDS AS ART. And Great Stuff on BPN
  • If and When Photoshop Goes Haywire …
  • So What is Clemens Van der Werf Doing Now?
  • Video Blog — Part II of III: Learn to Create BIRDS AS ART at Fort DeSoto with Arthur Morris
  • Video Blog: Photographing Fort DeSoto’s Fall Wading Birds. And Announcing the 2021 Fort DeSoto Fall IPT Schedule
  • Video Blog: Photographing Fort DeSoto’s Fall Wading Birds with Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. And Announcing the 2021 Fort DeSoto Fall IPT Schedule
  • Tight Bathing Bird Tips from the Wild Windy Saturday Past. Nikon AF-S 80-400mm/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Price Drop!
  • The Big Sunday Surprise
  • Nearly All Bird Photographers Stayed Home on a Wild Windy Weather Morning …
  • Sipping …
  • Sony Alpha a1 Revelation by Jim Dolgin. Working With a Nikon Z50 Student. And More on Getting Up Early.
  • Pleasingly Blurred Skimmers. And Location & Situation Tips
  • Universal Advice for Better Flight Photography. A Seriously Mis-framed, Under-exposed Raw File. A Free Content-Aware Crop Tutorial. A Topaz Sharpen AI Tip. And a Pretty Darned Good Sandpiper Flight Image!
  • Small in the Lime-Green Frame Image Optimization …
  • Bird Photography Teacher Learns From Student …
  • Impromptu Trash Bag Butt Mud-Guards. Almost Famous. Dull Day Image Processing. And East Pond Phalaropes
  • Shockingly Amazing: JBWR East Pond and a1 AF. And a Bedford Canon RF Wide Angle Lens Screw-up …
  • Beach Butt-Advancing Illustrated … Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Lenses in Stock at Bedfords! And Bathing Gull (and Tern) Tips
  • Butt-crawling at 840mm with the SONY 200-600 G Lens
  • Black Skimmer Flight Save. What Bugs Me? The SONY a1 AF System Continues to Amaze …
  • In-the-Field Student Anke Frohlich Kicking Butt …
  • Cloudy Day American Oystercatchers Brightness Question
  • JBWR August 2021 Goal: Better These Six Images
  • The JBWR In-the-Field Sessions. On Sitting Still. And Juvie Osprey Post-Processing/Topaz Sharpen AI Lessons
  • Canon R5 for Tight and for Flight! In Stock at Bedfords: Canon R5-s and R6-s, RF 100-500mm lenses, and lots of the brand new Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lenses
  • Morning Macro Saved by a Shirt! And Beach Nesting Bird Survival or the Lack Thereof …
  • The Best of a 5350-Image Morning!
  • Making the Best of a Muddy Situation!
  • Black Skimmer Aerial Battle Tips. And A + B = C
  • Barred Owl Tragedy in NYC’s Central Park …
  • SONY a1 AF: Bird Eye Tracking Beyond Belief …
  • Loving White Sky Days. Midair Battling. The Realities of 30 frames per second. And How Fast is a Blink? (Nictitating Membrane Insurance …)
  • Hungry Beach Babies! And Loving Cloudy Days
  • Murder on the Beach, This Time for Real … Glad That I Brought the 1.4X TC. Or Not? And Beach Clean-up
  • I Kid You Not; the 70-200mm f/2.8 for Bald Eagle Flight!
  • Blacklit Discovery & Strategy Map. And Used Canon Gear!
  • Murder (???) on the Beach!
  • Working the Best Available Subject. a1 AF and OSS Systems at 1200mm. Leaf Removal. A Background Question. And a free and improved Divide and Conquer TutorialWorking the Best Available Subject. a1 AF and OSS Systems at 1200mm. Leaf Removal. A Background Question. And a free and improved Divide and Conquer Tutorial
  • A Very Long Day That Ended Very Wet!
  • Young Little Blue Herons and the 600mm Lens Three Ways!
  • Abstract Flower Center: Any Better?
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane/A Bit of Bird Photography and Personal History: the East Pond at JBWR and BIRDS AS ART
  • Will the Real Swallow-tailed Kite Please Swoop Down For a Sip? Mega-challenging Bird Photography. And the Realities of Hand Holding Super-telephotos Lenses …
  • My Very Favorite Image From Two Mornings on a Swallow-tailed Kite Adventure … And More Topaz DeNoise Magic
  • This Image is Not Up to Contemporary Professional Standards …
  • Variety is the Spice of Flower Photography
  • The Wind Direction. And For What It’s Worth …
  • A Zebra at ILE ??? Your Thoughts? Be Honest. Be Brutal.
  • Happiness Is … And a Near-Mint Canon EOS-1DX II
  • Wind Against Sun Begging Chick Strategy. A Near-Mint Used a9 ii. And Beach Clean-Up
  • Things Are Going Swimmingly on the 2nd JAX IPT!
  • Not a Baby Barracuda …
  • Boring Bird on Beach? Worked Too Hard …
  • Canon R5 (Sump) Scores in the Right Hands!
  • Does This Image Make You Feel Sad? And a Lens Question
  • Surprised! Not Surprised. And Not Surprised …
  • A Small, Weird Surprise! Bug Bob Allen to the ID Rescue. Manual Focus with Focus Magnifier and Focus Peaking. A Great Topaz Sharpen AI Tip, And the The Levered-Clamp FlexShooter Mini Back in Stock!
  • Image Design Question. And Another Free Photoshop Tip
  • Alligatorlily: If At First You Don’t Succeed …
  • Divide and Conquer Technique Revealed in a Free Excerpt. Clean-up By Popular Demand. And One Bird Butt Too Many
  • Add Green Whenever Possible …
  • Clean Beach? Changing Tactics. Moving a Bird Back in the Frame. Creating a Natural Catchlight. JAX IPT #2 Sold Out!
  • Inked By a Squid! Is the SONY Alpha a1 Really Worth $6500? And Would You Spend 80 Minutes on This Image?
  • The JAX Colony is Not Just Royal Terns and Laughing Gulls
  • Two Spots Left on JAX IPT #2. Tips, Tips, & More Tips: Chick-Feeding, Flight/Fight, and When the Light is Bright …
  • Mike De Rosa: Learning a Ton, Making Great Images, and Dispelling Many Myths About SONY!
  • Announcing JAX IPT #2. Cutlassfish! Why a Tripod-mounted 600mm f/4 Lens for Flight Photography? And the World’s Best Camera Body for Birds in Flight Gets Even Better!
  • Avian Pedophile Rape. No Kidding … And Copulation, Ruffling, and Bathing Bird Photo Tips
  • Three SONY Alpha 1 Bodies in Stock at Bedfords
  • How Torrid Was The JAX Action? SONY Alpha a1 EVF Blackout Problem Purportedly Fixed. SONY Alpha a1 AF continues to astound and is supposed to be even better with the recent firmware update!
  • Non-stop Action on the JAX IPT!
  • How Old is that Least Tern Chick? Part I
  • 800+ Images of the Same Bird … Right Down the Barrel. Practice Fishing. And the Rocky Point
  • White-Mouth Dayflower: Wider or Tighter? A Depth of Field Question. And Focus Magnifier and Focus Peaking
  • Ten of Anita North’s Best Images from Tanzania
  • Nest Distraction Display. The SONY 200-600 G Lens in Low Light? Part II. And Using All the Tools!
  • No More Mud Patterns … And Lots of Used Canon Gear
  • Like-New Canon 1DX Mark III for Sale. Images not included … And Sarah Vaughan – Broken-Hearted Melody
  • It Was a Wet Muddy Night in the Marsh. The SONY 200-600 G Lens in Low Light? Part I
  • Bud Strategy. And WDYT? I & II.
  • Two Like-New Nikkor Lenses. Why the 600 f/4? And a sneaky way to save over-exposed , detail-less whites …
  • Wind and Sun Together. And Truly Superb When the Sun Shines — the SONY 200-600 G Lens
  • A Whole New World: Picking Flight Keepers
  • The Quest for Something Different/Birthday Gift #2. Flying Adult Least Tern Carrying Halfbeak for Young!
  • The Quest for Something Different/Birthday Gift #1. Four is a Crowd: Least Tern Chicks Food Fight!
  • Mommy Long-legs and Still Need One for Jax In-the-Field …
  • Sunday Morning Mommy Long-legs Screw-up 🙂
  • Get on Line Now for the Canon EOS R3! Clemens Van der Werf & the Canon EOS R5 — Not Bad At All at 1200mm … The 600 mm f/4 + a 2xTC Rocks with Canon and SONY Systems
  • Lucky Shrike Means Fine Tobacco? And It’s Much Better to Try and Fail Than Not to Try at All…
  • Hey Bud, Does Viveza Work? A JAX In-the-Field Opening for One. And lots more on exposing to the right …
  • How Low Can You Go? Panning Ground Pod Techniques. And Getting Sand and Mud on Your Camera Body. Part II
  • The Levered-Clamp FlexShooter Pro Back in Stock. The Levered-Clamp FlexShooter Mini Announced! Perfection? The Whole Turtle Nest Story (with Photos). And more totally amazing Sony Alpha a1 Eye Detection AF Magic …
  • How Low Can You Go? Panning Ground Pod Techniques. And Getting Sand and Mud on Your Expensive Camera Body …
  • Laughing Gull as Devil Crop Percentage. Ho Hum, Another Perfect Exposure. And Right Place + Right Time + Vision + Good Technique Usually Works Out Just Fine …
  • Beggar: a Tricolored Heron Fledgling. The Keep-out Fence and the Rocks. The Incredible a1 Image Quality (and AF!). Repairing Ov-Exp Pixels. And a New Topaz DeNoise Trick!
  • Big Baby Osprey in a Low Nest — Which is the Stronger Image? And Topaz DeNoise Rocks!
  • 1/500 Second for Flight? What is the best shutter speed for photographing birds in flight? And a Near-Mint SONY a9 ii!
  • Hills, Mounds, Ridges, and Rises. And to Bee or Not to Bee …
  • Better: Lessons from the Great Limpkin Morning. And Viveza
  • Laughing Gull as Devil?
  • An Incredibly Beautiful, Intricate Natural Creation. And a Situation With Immense Photographic Possibilities …
  • Huguenot Memorial Park Help Requested. And Fledgling Wood Stork Head Portrait Fine-Point In-the-Field Lessons
  • How Still’s the Water, Mama?
  • An Afternoon at the Beach …
  • Blood Work — Japanese-style? And 200-600 Versatility
  • It’s a Start — Limpkin with chick
  • Canon R5 Crop-ability. And A New, Brian Sump, Hand Held, Ground Level/Rear Screen Shooting Technique That is Not for the Average Joe …
  • Ground Level/Rear Screen Shooting Obsession and How-to …
  • A Thing of Beauty is a Joy … The Perch II
  • The Big Negative With Ground Level Shooting
  • I Get By With a Little Help From My (Fit, Talented) Friends
  • Ye of Little Faith. And Out of the Crane Box Twice …
  • Ballerino or Danseur Noble. With Zebras, Eye Tracking AF, Topaz, and RawDigger, Is Bird Photography Too Easy Now?
  • Not Bad, But Knot What I Was After …
  • Thanks again, Anita! When f/4 is more than enough. And Super-telephoto Basic depth-of-field Lessons
  • I Thought She Was Totally Nuts! How Observation, Intelligent Planning, Forethought, Patience, Belief, Skill, Faith, and Determination Led to a Big Pay Off!
  • Is it possible to make beautiful, small-in-the-frame images of shorebirds that include habitat? And Sony Alpha a1 AF Magic
  • Soft Light Flight. Exposure Basics Lesson. And ISO Savings versus Shoulder Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction …
  • Cleaning Up at the Beach. And My Three Steytler Faves
  • The Canon EOS R5: Rockin’ in the right hands!
  • BBWD Operator Errors
  • Rookeries are Cluttered, Messy Places … And So are Wood Stork Nests! Insane Tripod Set-up …
  • Winning the Lottery? And a Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Australian Lady Bird Photographer Georgina Steytler Creates High-Key, Soft Light, and Dramatic Stunners …
  • How Low is Too Low?
  • Announcing the Video Webinar: Designing and Creating Pleasing and Dramatic Natural History Images. Low Carb Seafood Curry. Why the Larger, Heavier, More Difficult to Hand Hold 600mm f/4? And Why the Subject to Background Distance is More Important Than Aperture!
  • Tall, Shorter, and Snail Meat Two Ways
  • Aperture/Depth-of-Field Multiple Choice Question. And Turn-around is Fair Play: Viveza Revisited
  • Osprey with Black Crappie: Cool Light/Warm Light. And Hand Holding a 600mm f/4 Lens …
  • Simply Deadly …
  • Slow Canon RF Lenses and Topaz Denoise AI. Laguna Seca Ranch. Which is your favorite Joel Eade R5 image? And There’s No Telling What You Might Learn on the BAA Blog …
  • Symbiotic Relationship Yields Serendipitous Image
  • Running With Both Feet Off the Ground!
  • A Catch-up Learning Day on the BIRDS AS ART Blog
  • How Low Do You Go? A Used Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS Lens!
  • The Whole Catfish!
  • Silly-Tame Red-shouldered Hawk. And Focal Length Quiz
  • Bob Eastman Saved By the Sony Alpha a1! And a surprisingly good afternoon on Lake Blue Cypress!
  • As Different as Night and Day. Identifying Flowers, or not!
  • Shorebird Behavior Quiz. SONY Alpha a1 Crop-ability!
  • Perfect Tee Shots and Perfect T-Shots
  • Ospreys and BPN and Learning a Ton … Luis Grunauer Gone
  • Vintage IR. Infrared Photography — like it or hate it?
  • Fort DeSoto Miracle Resurrection …
  • Two More Keepers From the 10 April DeSoto Morning Session
  • Ending the Sales Tax Confusion. A Short But Great Move Pays Off! Can a Big Over-exposure Be Best? More on RawDigger
  • How I Deal Easily With So Many Huge Image Files @ 30 frames per second … Announcing the The Laughing Gull/Red Knot (and more) DeSoto Picking Your Keepers Video
  • Pre-Order Canon RF Lenses Now to Save Time and Money
  • Sometimes You Just Have to Stick With It …
  • Marbled Godwit Swimming in Heaven. The Plusses and Minuses of Using the Rear Screen for Ground Level Shots
  • An Aqua Square. And Loving My SONY Alpha a1!
  • BTHS Grad with R5/RF 100-500 Kicks Ass at Stick Marsh. With a Vengeance. And Magically Wide Enough!
  • Willet and Limulus Polyphemus Three Ways …
  • I Cannot Decide Which is More Amazing …
  • Hand Held 840mm Flight While Standing (Double Gasp!)
  • Webinar Invitation. Jeopardy and Alex Trebek. Espanola (Hood Island), Galapagos and Waved Albatross
  • 112 millimeters? Surely You Jest ! Depth-of-Field Question
  • Serendipitous R5 Flight (Shot)
  • Is This Any Better? And Believe it or Not …
  • Three Squares a Day
  • Little Chicks in a Big World, My Favorite Crane Chick Perspective, and Clambering Around at 1/1000 Second
  • Artie Returns to Canon Full-time with a Vengeance. His status as an Explorer of Light has been restored!
  • The Top Ten Reasons to Love the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital camera body and the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens. R5 Overheating Problem with Stills …
  • Sony Alpha a1 Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Blackout …
  • Planned Blog Post Delayed One Day for Two Good Reasons. A Small Green Dragonfly for Breakfast. The Punked Look. And a quick comparison of two great rigs: the Sony Alpha a1/200-600 versus the Canon R5/RF 100-500 …
  • Stick Marsh Euphoria. A Rare Square. Hand Holding at 840mm. A Change of Pace. More Sony a1 AF Magic …
  • Invasive But Beautiful Introduced Species. Sony Alpha a1 Bad News Coming Monday …
  • Five Million to One Shot Comes Home! Or not?
  • Four Basic But Oft-Ignored Lessons. R5 Versatility Shines. And New BAA Record-low Used Canon Gear Price Listings
  • Are You in Florida and Free on Thursday Morning?
  • Stick Marsh Roseate Spoonbill — unsure of which way it was going –Flared for Landing
  • Announcing the Publication of the BIRDS AS ART Canon EOS R5 Camera User’s e-Guide. And FBM (FaceBook Maniac) Donna Bourdon and the Canon R5
  • Bill Schneider, Jeff Walters’ Comment, and Zebras …
  • If At All Possible, Join Me this week for the Pink Bonanza! Two Big Used Gear Price Drops Yield $5500.00 in Savings!
  • The Spoonbill Flight Image: What Did and Did Not Bug Me. Sony Alpha a1 BCNH Image Quality and Crop-ability!
  • A Perfect Storm of Great Egret Perfection
  • Kicking Myself Over Stick Marsh. Or Not? Roseate Spoonbill Heaven. Sony Alpha a1 Unfair to Flying Birds!
  • Photographing in Rapidly Changing Light. What is a Dip-landing? Amazing SONY a1 AF! A Perfect Flight Shot?
  • Magical Fire in the Merritt Mist Morning!
  • A Sunday Morning Blast-off of a Different Type. My Last R5 Image For A While. — and Why. On Waiting for that Special Behavioral Moment. And Topaz Viewing at 400%
  • Roseate Spoonbill Mission Accomplished; but it was tough!
  • Sony Alpha a1 Shines from Dawn to Dusk. And the Sony Alpha a1 Set-Up and Info Subscription Updates
  • Sony Alpha a1 First Thoughts. And a really crappie morning on Lake Blue Cypress …
  • My New Sony Alpha a1. My honest answer to: If the R5 had Zebra technology for stills, would I switch back to Canon?
  • Hand holding the Canon R5/RF 2X TC/RF 100-500 rig yields amazing results! Adult Laughing Gull molt sequencing
  • A Tough Year for Sandhill Cranes at Indian Lake Estates. And cashing in on a rare second chance …
  • Getting Creative (?) with R5 On: ContShtng In-camera Multiple Exposures … Am I Nuts?
  • Red, Yellow, Wide, Clean, and Dramatic … Like It or Hate It? Why?
  • In Memoriam ??? The Writing Process with regards to the R5 Camera User’s e-Guide. Big Canon 1DX III Price Drop!
  • Catching Up on Some Stuff and Comments …
  • Art or Trash?
  • Flapping-After-Bath Soup-to-Nuts Tutorial. ISO on the Rear (Thumb) Wheel. Why not use the live, in-viewfinder histogram with the Canon R5? And What Makes a Good Flapping-after-bath Image?
  • ID Quiz Winner. Definitely not an Anhinga! And a mystery (leucistic?) juvenile Reddish Egret … R6 bodies in stock!
  • Getting what I went for, in spades, at 1200mm …
  • THE Best Image from a Really Great Afternoon! Exposure is so much easier with SONY Zebras. And a Left Bank Dinner
  • Killer Afternoon at DeSoto. RF 100-500 Close-focusing MFD. Age and ID Quiz: Earn a $25.00 credit in the BAA Online Store. And ask yourself …
  • Zero Birds at North Beach; Join me at DeSoto on Saturday! Or Sunday.
  • Why Bother Getting Down and Dirty?
  • Live Near Fort DeSoto?
  • White Pelican Pastel Masterpiece in Simplicity. Why Zebras? More New Used Gear. And What ISO 800 Noise?
  • Fort DeSoto in Spring! Announcing Two DeSoto IPTs. New and Selected Used Gear Listings. The Under-Appreciated Laughing Gull. And an Image Perspective Question
  • Too Cute!
  • Is Photographing at a Road-Kill Cafe (or at any bird feeder) Cheating? Grackles Displaying at Sunset. And Getting the Right Exposure for Silhouettes (with RawDigger help!)
  • Two-system Insanity: American White Pelican Success in Lakeland. Saved by my Own Guide! And Sometimes Loving What Is is a Better Choice than Bitching and Whining …
  • Come On Down! And inspired by Jon Pearson
  • 1DX III Price Drop. Canon Bargains. Announcing the Merritt Island NWR IPT. And AF Strategy for Head Bobbing Birds
  • Is the Canon RF 100-500 the Most Versatile Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens Ever? R5 Face detection + Tracking AF Improved! Knowing When to Toast the Sun. And a Pleasant Surprise that Bodes Well for the Future …
  • Two Florida IPTs coming soon. Old Canon Favorites. A Serious Depth-of-Field Mistake ??? And DeSoto in April!
  • Bombshell R5 Autofocus News. Blue Sky Osprey. The Best AF Method for R5 Flight Photography. R5 Sharpness and Fine-Feather Detail. Sun Angle and Underwing Shadows
  • Tons of Like-New Used Gear. An Almost Forgotten Image and an Almost Forgotten Plug-in: Revisiting NIK Color Efex Pro Detail Extractor. And a Specular Highlight Question
  • ISO 5000 Snail Kite IQ with the R5/RF 100-500/RF 1.4X TC Combo. And R5 Firmware Update Version 1.2.0
  • White Sky Osprey with Spanish Moss. A Quick Comparison of the R5/RF 100-500 versus SONY 200-600/a9ii. A Great Topaz 400% Tip. And Clemens Tries My Canon Rig!
  • Determination Pays Off in the Snow: Bullseye!
  • Completing the Flopped Reflection in Photoshop
  • Can Operator Error Trump Science-fiction-like Autofocus?
  • Ever Hear of Richard I. Bong? The Out-lined Vulture; does anyone besides me think that this one is neat?
  • And Then the Sun Came Out … Seeing and Utilizing a Shooting Gap. My Super Bowl Prediction Down the Tubes!
  • R5 AF and Exposure Breakthroughs. Wind and Sun Together Flight Photography. Making progress on the R5 e-Guides
  • A Very Lucky One. And A Very Strange One …
  • Wind-Against-Sun Flight. The Photoshop Bill-Shifter Tool (Keyboard shortcut = BS). And Tracking Plus Back Detection AI Servo AF with the Canon EOS R5 …
  • New ILE Residents? Hope So!
  • Pewter Visions. RF 100-500 (100mm) Versatility. Two-Gun Morris. An Angelic Blur. Thinking Clean, Bold, and Graphic! And Creating B&W Silhouettes during the raw conversion
  • Blue-winged Teal Three Ways. Including my best-ever wingstretch image? And After-Bath Flapping Tips
  • “The Silence of the EOS R5.” A “Pewter” Morning Gone to Hell in a Handbasket. And “The Major Screw-up:” a story almost too embarrassing to tell …
  • Four From the Marvelous Merritt Morning. And SONY Camera Body Bargains!
  • Why Auto-Exposure Bracketing with Digital? Announcing the RawDigger e-Guide with Two Videos. When You Can Do This Consistently, You Will Know That You Have Exposure Down Pat! And Billy Joel, Elton John, and the Citrus Bowl.
  • A Pretty Sweet Merritt Morning …
  • My New Lady Friend — I’ll Never See Her Again! Today is the Last Day to save $10 on the RawDigger e-Guide. Huge Thanks Matthew Milnes! The Super-sharp Eye of the Turtle. Image Clean-up Tips. And Quasi-Macro (Handholding) Tips
  • PDF Help Needed. And Merritt Island NWR In-the-Vehicle Instruction
  • Merritt Island NWR In-the-Vehicle Instruction. The Answers to the Osprey Optical Collusion and Other Recent Questions.
  • Stop the Presses! Time Sensitive for SONY Users. Announcing the Sony Alpha a1 Mirrorless Digital Camera …
  • RawDigger e-Guide News. Canon R5 Vulture Flight. R5 Cropping. R5 Face Detection + Tracking AF for Flight … And a neat Topaz Sharpen AI Tip
  • Sun-ball Silhouettes. A One-Shot AF & an f/22 Diffraction Question. A Coming-or-Going Optical Illusion. And more!
  • Give Me Eight Good Minutes! A Like-New Canon EOS-1DX Mark III for sale. The Topaz AI One-Two Punch. And Creative (?) Fun With the Liquify Tool …
  • 2 Sunset Family Jewels. Was Luck the Residue of Design?
  • R5 American Coot Large Crop + Topaz Gigapixel AI = Tons of Great Detail! More on the RawDigger Adapted Histogram
  • But Sometimes … A Photo Illustration is the Only Answer!
  • Cattle Egret with Tasselflowers and learning more about depth-of-field … And Exposure Fine Points & RawDigger
  • Learning a lot from a so-so R5 Bald Eagle flight image …
  • The Great Turkey (& Black Vulture) Shoot. SONY Center Zone AF-C Rocks! And a New FlexShooter Video
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