You Will Need to Put Your Thinking Cap on for This One… « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

You Will Need to Put Your Thinking Cap on for This One...

The Streak Continues: 270

This blog was published at 4:00am, again from my Mom’s home on Long Island. I am heading to Nickerson for another busman’s holiday. I am on Long Island until this coming Thursday while visiting my elderly (gonna be 92 soon) Mom, my younger sister Arna, my younger daughter Alissa and her wonderful family, and doing some late summer bird photography. So far, the photography has been phenomenal. This post makes 270 in a row.

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This image was created at 6:27am on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (that was yesterday) with the Gitzo 3532 LS carbon fiber tripod, the Mongoose M3.6 head, the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens, the Canon Extender EF 1.4X III, and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. ISO 800. Evaluative metering +2 stops as framed: 1/250 sec. at f/5.6 in Av mode.

Central Sensor (by necessity)/AI Servo-Expand/Rear Focus AF on the face of the closest skimmer and re-compose. Click here to see the latest version of the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Image Questions

What colors do you see in this image?

Have you ever seen light like this?

Describe what you think the situation was in detail…. Please be as specific as possible.

I was standing. Where was I ???

Can you get these colors on a clear morning?

Why the 5D III?

When I left my Mom’s at 4:30am I was sure that I had taken both 1D X batteries. When I got to the beach I realized that I must have dreamed that. The two batteries were still in the charger on my Mom’s living room table. So the 5D III was it. It quite working once for about a minute right after I created this image. And on the UK puffin trip the rear LDC had died for several days. Both occurrences were possibly related to dampness in the air…. As soon as I get home my 5D III goes to the Canon Repair Center in Jamesburg, NJ (100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831, tel: 732-521-7007).


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August 27th, 2014 | Category: 2014

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