Flight Shot! « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Flight Shot!

This Roseate Tern image was created on Great Gull Island with the hand held Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto zoom lens with the Canon 1.4x EF Extender III (teleconverter) (hand held at 245mm) with the Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR . ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/2000 sec. at f/7.1 in Manual mode. Central sensor/AI Servo Surround/Rear Focus AF.

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Flight Shot!

No electricity; little gas for the generator. Gotta run!

5 comments to Flight Shot!

  • stu weiss

    why did u add light to a predominately white bird?

    • Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      I did not add light to a predominantly white bird. I added light to the metered exposure of the scene to ensure data in the right-most box of the histogram as I always do. It was late in the day and the light was soft. I’d recommend getting a copy of ABP II and studying the Exposure Simplified section.

  • David Policansky

    Hi, Artie. Wonderful image. I spent this morning from just after sunrise to about 9 am photographing least terns nesting and courting on Nantucket; the light and the birds were lovely, the backgrounds not so much. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to thank you for all you’ve taught me; in person, through your blogs, and through your books; and of course through your images. I think about you and your lessons every time I go out with my camera. It often doesn’t show in my images but every once in a while I get one I’d not be embarrassed to show you, but instead I’ll just thank you again here.


  • I must agree with Chris. This is an angelic, lovely capture of poetry in motion.

  • Chris Cooke

    One day, one day Artie I will have a clean background such as this, sadly I suspect that we may be both conversing on a much higher plane than Earth when that happens, meanwhile I will continue plugging away.

    Lovely is all I will say in comment of this image.