Image Caption & What’s Going On Here? Contest Results « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Image Caption & What's Going On Here? Contest Results

Image courtesy of and copyright 2011: Denise Ippolito. With the Canon 100-400mm IS L zoom lens (hand held) and the Canon EOS-1D Mark III (now replaced by the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV).

Image Caption Contest Results

In the January 25, 2012 post here I asked for humorous captions for the image above. It was the most popular post ever with 52 comments. Good friend Scott Vincent garnered Perseverance honors for his multiple entries many of which put a big smile on my face. But none of his entries was awarded a BAA Store discount certificate. There were many well thought out, clever, and funny captions but one stood out above the rest: For his “F/8 and be hear” Bob Penny (also a multiple entrant) has earned a $20 credit towards his next BAA Online Store purchase. Congrats Bob and thanks to all for sharing their humor with us. Let me know here which one you thought was the funniest/best caption.

Thanks again to Denise Ippolito for the image.

What’s Going On Here Contest? Results

No contest in this division as Bill Richardson was the first and only one to figure out that I was listening to hear if Image Stabilzation was working. Bill has earned a $20 credit towards his next BAA Online Store purchase. Congrats! The lens that I was holding to my ear was the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM zoom lens, a great intermediate telephoto lens for travel, nature, and flight photography. And yes, the IS was working. To learn more about this great lens see the jeager image here.

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B&H Specials

As above, learn about the Canon Instant Double Rebates on a variety lenses and Speedlites when bundled with one of several Canon dSLR bodies including two of my favorites–the EOS-7D and the EOS-5D MII–and earn free contest entries by clicking here. Offers expire March 3, 2012.

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Looking for a starter outfit? Save up to $350 on Canon lens and camera body bundles (including two of my favorites–the EOS-7D and the EOS-5D MII) and earn free contest entries by clicking here. This offer also expire March 3, 2012.

Earn Free Contest Entries and Support both the Bulletins and the Blog by making all your B & H purchases here.

More and more folks are earning multiple contest entries with their B & H purchases. See here for details on that. Eleven great categories, 34 winning and honored images, and prize pools valued in excess of $20,000. Click here to visit the competition home page.

Shopper’s Guide

Below is a list of the gear used to create the image in today’s blog post. Thanks a stack to all who have used the Shopper’s Guide links to purchase their gear as a thank you for all the free information that we bring you on the Blog and in the Bulletins. Before you purchase anything be sure to check out the advice in our Shopper’s Guide.

Canon 100-400mm IS L zoom lens: A versatile all purpose zoom lens for all types of nature and general photography. Several excellent photographers including Dan Cadieux and Aidan Briggs use this lens as their workhorse bird photography telephoto lens.

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV professional digital camera body. My two Mark IVs are my workhorse digital camera bodies.

And from the BAA On-line Store:

The Lens Align Mark II. I use the Lens Align Mark II pretty much religiously to micro-adjust all of my gear an average of once a month and always before a major trip. Enjoy our free comprehensive tutorial here.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV User’s Guide. Learn to use your Mark IV the way that I use mine. Also available for the 7D and the Mark III here.

13 comments to Image Caption & What’s Going On Here? Contest Results

  • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

    Not slow Ivan, just fairly new to photography. Want to learn more about the saying? A Google search for”F8 and being there” turned up about 1,300,000 results (in 0.27 seconds)and a search for “F8 and be there” came up with about 34,200,000 results (in 0.20 seconds)!

  • Bill, I’d go with the Canon 800mm lens ๐Ÿ™‚

  • avatar Bill Richardson

    Anybody have an idea as to what I should get from BAA using my winnings?

  • avatar Bill Richardson

    Wow, I won? I never win anything.

  • avatar Ivan

    From a practical point how can I take a picture of some Barn Owls that are nesting in my chimney? When they are active it is too dark to quickly focus my 50D. What’s the secret.

    I still don’t understand “F8 and being there”. I guess I am a little slow.

    • avatar Phil Ertel

      “f8 and being there” is an old photography saying. The story is that two old pros are at a photo competition. Each has a prize winning shot. One asks the other, โ€œHow did you get that image?โ€ โ€œF8 and being there,โ€ was the reply.

      Moral of the story is: you canโ€™t get the shot if you donโ€™t go out and take it.

      at least this is my understanding of the saying. Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks

  • Artie,
    How could I have missed that post?
    Thanks for the kind words.
    The Roseate Spoonbills, Reddish Egrets and American Oyster Catchers are getting close to peak breeding colors. Should still be great when you get bored with Japan and come home ๐Ÿ™‚
    Be well,
    Capt. Froggie

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      You are welcome. That’s two posts! We are bored with the sea eagles and heading for the swans after lunch. See you soon!

  • avatar cheapo

    So you can hear the IS working if you waggle the camera up and down? Does it sound different to the AF? Hah! Is seems that the digitalistas can’t get rid of mechanical malarkey after all!

  • Ivan,
    Have you ever heard the expression “F8 and being there”?

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks for the explanation Froggie. Did you see the “Hooptie Deux Practicalities” stuff? I ran it in BAA Bulletin 398 here and on the blog in “Solving Underwing Practicalities” here.

  • avatar Ivan

    I hate to admit it, but I don’t get the humor in the winning caption. Maybe it is because I live in California and only use a 50D. ๐Ÿ™‚