Season’s Greetings Jiggle Blur « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Season's Greetings Jiggle Blur

Season’s Greetings

Jim and Jennifer and I send our best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season filled with love, sharing, and some quality photography. Have a great 2019 filled with the same, good health, and lots of nachas.

Nachas: a Yiddish word meaning that you are happy and proud, especially of someone’s accomplishments.

Note: season’s greetings with a possessive apostrophe after the n in seasons is correct. I had to re-do the image by adding the apostrophe after the fact.

This image was created on the last evening of the DeSoto IPT in the parking lot of our Airbnb condo. I used the hand held Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens and the rugged, blazingly fast Nikon D5. AUTO ISO at 4500. Matrix metering -1 stop: 1/13 sec. at f/5.6 in S Mode (Shutter Priority — Tv mode in Canon). Auto 1 WB at 9.00pm on a very dark night. 🙂

Center Group (grp) AF/Shutter button AF as framed was active at the moment of exposure. Click on the image enjoy a larger version.

Focus peaking AF Fine-tune: -1. See the Nikon AF Fine-tune e-Guide here.

Season’s Greetings Jiggle Blur

Season’s Greetings Jiggle Blur

Thanks to Denise Ippolito for teaching me to create jiggle blurs many years ago. I taught her a few things in return over the years. We collaborated on a great guide to creating pleasing blurs. See that below.


Why -1 stop? To keep from grossly over-exposing the colored bulbs. This is, however, another case of burning the red channel to keep everything else from going muddy. Th


Learn the secrets of creating contest winning images in our “A Guide to Pleasing Blurs.”

A Guide to Pleasing Blurs

In our A Guide to Pleasing Blurs by Denise Ippolito and yours truly, we discuss just about every technique ever used mankind to create pleasingly blurred image. Ninety-nine point nine percent of pleasing blurs are not happy accidents. You can learn pretty much everything that there is to know about creating them in this instructive, well written, easy to follow guide.

4 comments to Season’s Greetings Jiggle Blur

  • Artie, Jennifer and Jim… Wishing all of you the very best during this Holiday season, and the new year 2019!

    Thank you so much Artie, for all your teaching and wisdom, and look forward seeing you in san Diego!

    Peace and Love!

    Luis Alberto Grunauer, Jr.

  • avatar Guido Bee

    All the best of the seasons and the new year.
    Thanks for all the learning and the humor.
    Be well.

  • avatar David Policansky

    Thank you, Guru Artie, and the same to you. And to Jennifer and Jim.