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

Postlist 2019

  • Single Bird Horizontal Image Design: the Mike De Rosa Rule
  • Heading Back to Morro Bay, CA. Image Quality Then & Now
  • The Osprey Flight Direction Reveal and DB III: VOL I/#2
  • Sebastian Sucked. When Conditions are Tough, Don’t Quit: Be Creative and Strive to Hone Your Low Light Skills
  • Three From a Great 1200mm/BLUBB/X-5 Morning at Indian Lake Estates. Which is the strongest image?
  • Perfect Conditions at Sebastian Coming Very Soon
  • Crap Shooting on the Pier with the Peashooter Rig Pays Off
  • Successfully Testing My Repaired 600mm f/4 at 1200mm
  • Two Headless Birds!
  • Is Digital Photography Too Phony, Too Computer-centric?
  • Won’t You Make My White Skies Blue?
  • My Oft Scoffed-at Belief Proven to be True
  • The Colors of San Diego in Winter
  • Unexpected Successes (???) are Rarities
  • Widely Varied Opinions. A Tip, & Lots to Consider & Learn
  • The Digital Basics III Video Series: Volume I/#1
  • A New Approach to Blazing Star Blossom Photography
  • Sony 200-600 G lens + 1.4X TC + a-1 at 840/749mm Low Perspective Foot-pod Shorebird Perfection X2. And How!
  • Not Something That You See Everyday! Falling More Deeply in Love with the Lightweight, Versatile SONY 200-600
  • What was Chris Doing Right and Wrong?
  • Lots on Exposure. Hovering Versus Kiting. Sebastian Inlet Spectacular on Friday. Handholding versus Tripod for 840mm Flight Photography. And More On Flight Poses
  • Join Me at DeSoto to Learn and Photograph Shorebirds
  • Success on a Lazy 200-600 Morning at Fort DeSoto
  • Right Place, Right Time, Seeing the Shot, & Getting Lucky
  • THE Best Lens for Pelican Flight Photography In La Jolla
  • Eastern Fall Tern ID Tips. And more.
  • ILE Crawling with Crested Caracaras!
  • Pugs Got His Money’s Worth at Fort DeSoto
  • Fishing Fall Osprey at Sebastian Inlet
  • M1 MacBook Pro (16 inch, 2021)
  • 70-200 Versatility. Franklin Flats Magic. Homer Discounts
  • DeSoto Still On Fire! $600 Discount Offer on Fall IPT #2
  • $500 IPT Discount. Flamingo Sunrise Silhouette Unseen by All But One Photographer. 2 Tough Questions & 1 Easy One
  • DeSoto — Amazing Plus, Plus Two Un-banded Flamingos!
  • DeSoto Busman’s Holiday Morning 2nd Edit Video
  • 2-Step Noise Reduction. Total ISO for 4 Images: 31,200!
  • If You’re Free This Coming Week. Concrete Backgrounds?
  • Bok Tower Flower Lessons. Sandisk 4TB SSHD Warning. Why Do You Photograph Birds and Natural History? And, What Happens to Our Images When We Die?
  • Keeping Your Images Safe. And the kid in the candy store
  • Full Speed Ahead and Damn the ISO!
  • Is it Possible to Design Pleasing Flight Images In-Camera?
  • Keep or Delete this Pacific-race Brown Pelicans Greeting Image? First Thoughts on the New Remove Tool
  • Tortoise Heaven: the Highlands at Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
  • Using Every Club in the Bag; DeSoto Multiple Choice/Fill-in
  • Flying High in the Galapagos
  • It’s Good to be Home. Lessons from the Galapagos. And the First and the Last North Seymour Keepers
  • Bald Eagles Braking to Land with the HH 400mm f/2.8
  • Not All Sunsets are Glorious. What to do?
  • Single Skimmer Aerial Fight Images : Sharp or Blurred?
  • Working a Subject: Brandt’s Cormorant in La Jolla, CA
  • Are You a One Percenter?
  • Followed My Own Advice 🙂
  • Two Early Morning Low Light Images: Total ISOs — 15,000!
  • Conflict Photographer James Natchwey Has My Respect
  • Bald Eagle Head Portraits with a HH Telephoto Zoom!
  • Announcing the Publication of the Flight Photography Guide
  • La Jolla, CA — Where the Bird Photography is Easy
  • The Various Shades of Low
  • Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II Versatility on the Beach
  • On Respecting Photography
  • JBWR Sucks but Nickerson Beach is Rocking!
  • As Good as it Gets: Nickerson and JBWR in August
  • Getting Low Late Summer Through Fall Pays Big Dividends
  • Celebrating Forty Years of Bird Photography. And Puzzled
  • Loonatic Action and Stunning Sony a-1 Autofocus Part I
  • Fall Fort DeSoto Shorebird Identification and Behavior
  • Bad High Wind Flying Puffin Circus! (with video clip)
  • The Sony 1200mm Puffin Head Advantage
  • Roseate Spoonbill in Fall at DeSoto. And 2X TC Comments
  • The Goal is Always the Same: One Great Image per Session
  • The Great Life and Superb Photography of Greg Downing
  • Six Images Announcing the 2023 DeSoto Fall IPTs
  • Six Images Announcing the 2023 DeSoto Fall IPTs
  • The Third Way to Skin a Flying Puffin
  • Two Ways to Skin a Flying Atlantic Puffin — Then a Third
  • Black-tailed Godwit Mission Accomplished
  • Picking My Red-throated Loon Photo Brain
  • Taking a Varied Approach When Visiting Great Photographic Locations
  • Film. And Dealing With a Serious Operator Framing Error
  • Is 30 fps Magic? Bald Eagle Flight with the 70-200 f/2.8 II
  • Moving Water and Pelican Flight Shutter Speed Challenge
  • Sun or None for Wood Ducks? And the Purple Cheek Patch
  • Two Lousy Images Combine to Make One Wonderful Image
  • A Magical Landing. Is Larger in the Frame Always Better?
  • Higher Standards for Flight Photography
  • More Wind Against Sun Success. And Finally Hatched!
  • Chick Challenges! And As Good As AF Gets?
  • Remove the Adult Tern or Not? Your Call
  • Life and Death on the Beach
  • When Conditions are Tough, Try Slow Shutter Speeds
  • Common Tern Would You? Questions
  • Score Six for Bruce Dudek’s Canon R3/RF 600mm!
  • My Yellow Light District Birthday Gifts from the Universe
  • Against All Odds! Success in Near-Impossible Conditions. Suggestions for Dealing with Seemingly Hopeless Situations
  • Finally Got Lucky With Copulating Black Skimmers!
  • Epic Common Tern/American Oystercatcher Smoky Skies Morning at Nickerson Beach, Long Island, NY
  • 2X3 or Pano American Oystercatcher on Eggs?
  • The Versatile Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens/FE 1.4X Teleconverter/α-1 Combination. And Ooops!
  • Interesting and Creative or a Waste of Pixels?
  • Common Tern Nesting at Nickerson Beach. And an Overview: the Lower Extremities Pod Techniques
  • The Atlantic Ocean as an Element of Composition, Using the Swash. And Understanding Atmospheric Perspective
  • IPT Reviews. A Like-New Sony 600mm f/4 GM Lens for Sale. Announcing the Summer 2023 Nickerson Beach Terns, Skimmers, & Oystercatchers Instructional Photo Tour (IPT). And More American Oystercatcher Family & Chick Images
  • Flight Photography at Nickerson in June. With Lessons!
  • Oystercatcher Chick Downs 45,000 Sand Crab Eggs!
  • Four More By the Incredible Sony 200-600 G Lens/α1 Rig
  • Four of My Favorites from the DeSoto Mega Afternoon
  • The Unexpected Mega-Afternoon on a BAA DeSoto IPT
  • Vasili and the Bald Eagles
  • Protect Your Images! Last Minute Reminder
  • Egg and Daughter Nite. And 3 Achromatic RNDU Images
  • This Post (with the video)Took Four Hours to Prepare : Give Me Seven Good Soft-Light Snowy Egret Minutes & a Raw Conversion and Image Optimization YouTube Video
  • Going the Extra Mile. Dr. Fish – is this a Red Snapper?
  • Special Edition Post: Don’t Learn the Hard Way As I Did!
  • It’s Hard to Train Your Brain for These Shots …
  • Surprise Subject: Homer Ain’t Just Eagles! Snow Cleanup
  • Amazingly Coincidental Images Made at the Exact Same Instant! Is Lower Always Better? And I Can’t Do That …
  • YouTube Video: Bird Photography Lessons at the New Far Bar at Fort DeSoto. And announcing the 2023 Fort DeSoto New Cut Current Conditions e-Guide
  • Two of my Favorite La Jolla Pelican Perches
  • Four Squares at the Sewer Works Main Pond on Bonaire. And the Robus RC-5558 Tripod versus the Robus RC-5558-3
  • Another BAA Masterpiece? And a Content-Aware Crop Tip
  • On Photographing Juvenile Bald Eagles
  • Eliminating Rookery Clutter at 1200mm!
  • V-Log: Brain Surgeon Operates Successfully on Florida Birds at My Favorite Photo Hotspots!
  • Fun in the Fort DeSoto Fog
  • Two Markus Leinberger San Diego Killer Images
  • Two BIRDS AS ART Royal Tern Masterpieces & Questions
  • DeSoto Epic Morning & Royal Terns: Hopping and Crabby
  • Lousy Weather, Common Birds, Uncommonly Good Images
  • Crested Caracara — I Left the Nest, for This? And Using a Cable Release to Shoot Birds in Action!
  • Hard to Believe: 4000! Wind Against Sun A — What to Do?
  • Right Place, Right Time, Right Rig. Too Cute
  • More On Tools for Fools
  • A Momentous Decision, Stick Marsh, & Tools for Fools
  • Two From Our Epic Day & Tracking Expand Spot Magic
  • My New Favorite DeSoto Walk-around Lens
  • Bob Handin Tries the Sony a1. And YouTube Free image optimization video
  • Figuring Things Out (at new bird photography locations)
  • What Bob Eastman Learned on the Homer IPTs
  • Hapless But Happy and Loving It! The Life of Bob Eastman
  • Relocated Sandhill Crane Colt. Tough Exposure Question
  • Tight Eagle Flight Photography & 2024 Homer/Kachemak Bay Bald Eagle IPT Early-bird Discount Info
  • A 62-frame Midair Eagle Tussle & a chance to learn
  • Sea Otter Pups in the Harbor at Homer, AK
  • Score Six for Canon, Fort DeSoto, & Clemens Van der Werf!
  • Black Vulture Squabble and a Tiny, Hungry Crane Chick
  • Picking Your Keepers in Photo Mechanic. And Color Mixer
  • Dealing With Constantly Changing Light
  • Give Me 80 Very Good Minutes. On Backgrounds
  • Very Late for Brunch on a Dark Cloudy Morning
  • Fan Mail from an (Ethical) Wildlife Photographer
  • World’s Best Emoji and The Amazing Sony CJ Story
  • Dunce of the Year Award for Mr. Famous Bird Photographer. And My First 2023 Stick Marsh Visit
  • Stunned by Sony a1 Autofocus. Lens, TC, and focal length?
  • Blessed by Sandhill Crane Chicks, Eaglets, and More at ILE
  • Announcing the 2024 Homer/Kachemak Bay Bald Eagle IPT. And On Handholding the 400mm f/2.8 with the 2X TC
  • Homer’s Last Morning’s Special Gifts
  • Parting Shots: Momma Moose and a Volcanic Sunset
  • Do You Agree With This Premise?
  • Silhouette Exposures. Transforming an Eagle into a Rock.
  • Would You Go Silhouette or Natural?
  • There is More Than One Way to Skin a Pelican in Photoshop
  • Keep or Delete? Why? Your Image Optimization Thoughts?
  • A Favorite From the Mega-Epic Day. And Sitting For Flight
  • Larus Glaucescens Five Ways
  • I Slept Through This! How Would You Have Felt?
  • The Continuing Quest for New and Different
  • On Improving My Flight Photography
  • A Little-Known Fact About Fort DeSoto. On Shooting Low
  • A Swiss Army Knife of a Lens
  • The Fast, Versatile, Handhold-able Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM Lens is Ideal for the Low Light Conditions in Homer
  • The Truly Extraordinary Bird Photography of Matt Huras & THE Very Best Way to Improve Your Nature Photography
  • Homer IPT #1 Sunny First Morning. On sunny days in Homer, improving your flight photography, 200-600 MFD, backgrounds on the beach, and big momma eagles!
  • Why Pano Crops? Why Manual Focus? Why Under-exposed?
  • Think Fast and Act Faster When Creating Juxtapositions
  • DeSoto in Spring –Lots to Photograph! And Air Travel Tips
  • Why Wide-Open? A New Approach to Understanding DOF
  • Mike De Rosa Scores Again with his Sony a1/200-600 Rig!
  • American White Pelican City!
  • The Lens I Advised Against for 3 Decades. More on Storage
  • A Simple Solution to the Botched Pelican Composite
  • Perfect? My Thoughts on Image Storage Problems
  • Pretty Neat Eagle Nest Trick Shots. How Did I Do It?
  • How I Screwed Up the Composite. Next Week: White Pelicans, the North Tampa Rookery, and the Hooptie Deux
  • Killer Pelican Video. And Announcing the 2023/2024 San Diego Brown Pelicans and More Instructional Photo Tours
  • Screwed Up Again! What’s Real? What’s Fake?
  • San Diego — It Ain’t Just Pelicans!
  • Brutal Honesty Requested
  • Murphy’s Law of Nests. And What You Can Do About It
  • Eaglets Branching Soon! And a Great Sony A1 Video Course
  • DeSoto’s Aqua Blue-Green and Tan Sand Backgrounds
  • Inspired By Tuesday’s Clear Sunrise
  • In Love With Low. A Mystery! And How Low Can You Go?
  • On Understanding the Angle of Declination. Sweet Light
  • Running Shorebird Backgrounds. Why Crouch? And a Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens versus the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Comparison
  • 30-frames per second Rocks DeSoto Pelican Fishing Action
  • This Blog Post Took Six Hours to Prepare! Great New Sony Used Gear Listings including a like-new 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens. Four Fishy Snow Egret Images. And Announcing Three 2023 Spring Fort DeSoto Instructional Photo-Tours
  • Change of Pace: Coldie Oldie But Goodie Canon Cutie
  • Good to Be Home. Why the Bold-faced Exclamation Point?
  • A Unique Pelican Flight Perspective Times Two
  • Raindrops on My Scapulars
  • Cheating a Bit with a Great Sea Lion Surfing Image
  • Why You Should Be in Manual Exposure Mode 99% of the Time When Photographing Birds. Period.
  • Sony 200-600mm G Lens at 840mm on the Cliffs at La Jolla
  • Compromising on Shutter Speed to Avoid Mega-high ISOs
  • Heermann’s Gull Coronado Mission Accomplished
  • Western Gull with Rainbow
  • Salton Sea Bird-scapes With a Great New Focusing Tip
  • 1200mm Sleeping Pelican Feather Detail Technique
  • A Harrowing Drive. The 200-600 Best for Pre-dawn Blurs
  • Eighteen out of Eighteen Perfect Images
  • Science Fiction-Like AF with the Sony a1/200-600/1.4X TC!
  • The Everlasting Yoga Pose Wingstretch: Elegant Angularity
  • Worth Saving: Brown Pelican Flight w/Big Fish in Bill Pouch
  • By Popular Demand. Singh-Ray NDs. And with all due respect to Canon and Nikon mirrorless, and all dSLR folks
  • More on Bosque: Dear Phil and Phoebe
  • Nice Rock!
  • San Diego December Flight Photography Fine Points
  • Adding Green Whenever Possible
  • What About Bosque?
  • Why Shoot Birds in Flight as Vertical Originals?
  • Which is the stronger image? Is it even a question?
  • Trying for Different on a Very Stormy Day
  • Have a Great 2023!
  • La Jolla’s Anna’s Hummingbirds
  • A Little Person Story. And a Hard to Believe Dog Tale
  • Pelican Eyeball Self-Portrait Courtesy of the Sony a1
  • On Field Etiquette or the Lack Thereof, Getting the Green Pelican Backgrounds, and Getting Lucky at 1/60 Second
  • The Foggy Image Optimization
  • Bite Me!
  • Fun in the Fog
  • A Canon R6. Changeable Weather in Sunny Photo Locations and an Orange Marmalade Pelican Bill Pouch Pano
  • I’m Always Hoping for Just One Good Image. On Listening to the Leader. And On Seeing Different and Wonderful
  • Avian Whitewash Poop Art
  • Call Jim and Then Get a Flight to San Diego
  • Scissors-Preening. What is It? And Photo Tips
  • What ISO?
  • Walking the Sacred Battlefield Burial Ground
  • In Memoriam: the Last Vulture Tree Sunrise
  • Alan Murphy Kills with the Nikon Z9!
  • 800mm Handheld Sun Ball Photography Ain’t Easy
  • My Favorite Kachemak Bay Bald Eagle Perch. And a Ship!
  • The Eagle Nest Tree, & the Depth of Field Question (Again)
  • On Working the Same Subjects Ad Infinitum
  • Used Nikon 300 PF Price Drop. Photo Gear Shipping Warning. And Know the Wind. Think Fast & Act Faster!
  • It Was The Frog’s Fault!
  • What a Way to Wake Up & Learn Something New
  • One Reason I ‘m Always in a Hurry
  • The Whole New World of Digital: Dew-Draped Spider Webs
  • One Very Strange (and very beautiful) Bird!
  • Save Yourself From Too Many Images: Stringent Editing
  • Two Sony A7R IV Bodies To Go: One Regular, One Infrared
  • Flower “Pillows and More” Wind-shields. Really!
  • In Memoriam: Stokes Fishburne, a kind and gentle man
  • AM & PM. 1200 & 200-600. What Excites Me 🙂 And a Telling Quote from the NANPA Supposed Town Meeting
  • The 2023 Spoonbill Boat 1-1/2 DAY MINI-IPT. The Expanded Winter IPT (Including the 1 1/2 DAY MINI IPT). And Spoonbill & Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS Memories
  • Apples and Oranges. Night and Day. And NANPA Tidbits
  • My Sunday Morning No Vulture Trees Pledge
  • Photoshop Ethics and Morality Discussion & Answers
  • When You Have a Tree Full of Vultures, Think Vulture Soup
  • Eliminating the Orange Bill Blur. And More Eye Doctor Work
  • Happy Thanksgiving 2022. And Tom Turkey Lessons
  • Almost Deleted This One. And the Mother of Invention
  • Photographing Brown Pelicans in SO CAL. These Two Images Didn’t Make Today’s B&H Event Space Program!
  • A Dark Morning’s Walk. ISO 5000 Is No Big Deal Anymore
  • NANPA Board Exposed. And Willets in the Sebastian Surf
  • Three Oldies but Goodies!
  • Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? More on Background Clean-up. And, is Sony Mirrorless Gear, with Zebras for stills and science-fiction-like autofocus, unfair to flying birds?
  • B&H Event Space II & the Skinny on the Down Low
  • Down the Hatch. And a great monopod vertical grip/tip!
  • Some days are stones. Except when they’re not!
  • Some Days are Diamonds IV. This one, in the rough.
  • Soft Light and the In-Heaven Motif
  • Some Days are Diamonds III: Black & White or Gold?
  • Some Days are Diamonds — II. A GBH & a dried up catfish
  • Some Days are Diamonds: Part I — Anhinga/Spanish Moss-scape. A Near-Mint R6 & the Homer B&H Event Space Link
  • See you this afternoon in Homer! And IV Hard to Believes
  • Please Help Stop a Silent but Deadly Killer
  • Lots of Fishing But Not Much Catching
  • Homer: It Ain’t Just Eagles. And a Back-lit Exposure Tip
  • A Blog Post to Inspire Your Compositional Creativity
  • Beating the Dead Horse. Is Flopped Better?
  • 560mm Handheld and Loving It at DeSoto
  • Philly’s Mike De Rosa Hits a Home Run!
  • 1,000 White Pelicans, One GYL, and No Rare Bird Sightings
  • On First Mates and Bad Weather in Homer
  • Determining Your Minimum Handholding Shutter Speed
  • Which is the Better Head Shot?
  • Creating Pleasing Juxtapositions, AF Strategies for Verticals, Motion Blur Stuff, and Getting the Right Exposure
  • Can You Believe That I Had to Zoom Out for This One?
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in a Nutshell
  • Mind Boggling 70-200mm f/2.8 Versatility. And Drive-by Handheld Roadside Shooting
  • Red Wind Alert
  • On Breaking Wavelets
  • Joe McNally in pictures & words, but mostly words …
  • A First for Me. Sony 200-600 /w1.4X TC! What a Difference 43 Seconds (or less) Can Make. San Diego IPT #3 Changes
  • Nikon Z9. How Much Can You Learn in a Single Morning?
  • Killer Lioness Image
  • Two Square Sunny Bald Eagles. Which one is best?
  • The Mega-rare Shorebird on the Second Fort DeSoto IPT
  • Is Larger-in-the-Frame Always Better?
  • Used Canon R, RF, and EF Gear. And a BAA Canon Classic
  • What to do at Sebastian in the absence of diving Ospreys
  • Dorsal Flight Pano Crop
  • One of the Nicest Things About Pacific-race Brown Pelicans
  • Spectacular Flight Pose of Sandwich Tern as Cruise Missile
  • Photos from a Bad (?) Morning Session at Fort DeSoto
  • When Shutter Priority Mode is Just Fine
  • Dead as a Doornail, But Beautiful
  • Pelican Head Throws and The Earl of Clinton
  • Young Pacific-race Brown Pelicans
  • Anita North Visits the Spirit Bears
  • Three Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Bird Photography
  • Look What I Found on the Railing of the ILE Pier!
  • Destructive Renovation Courtesy of Hurricane Ian
  • What You See is What You Get! Depth of Field at f/2.8
  • ILE After Hurricane Ian
  • Before and After Hurricane Ian at Indian Lake Estates, FL. Wind Lessons. And Nikon PF (and more) Price Drops
  • Any Port in a Storm — Tripod on Railing Tips
  • Over-exposed? Or Not? Best-ever TV Sunning Image
  • Your Image Optimization Skills Matter!
  • 70-200mm Versatility is the Name of the Game at La Jolla
  • I Kid You Not!
  • Another Free YouTube Raw Conversion Video — Snowy Egret. And Follow-up Color Correction Work after the Fact
  • A Clever Solution to a Snowy In-the-Field Problem. New Used Gear: a Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS II lens and a super-zoom bridge camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
  • Life is About Choices: Blue Sky or White Sky?
  • Bon Voyage to Clemens! How Did I Wind Up Using the Canon 300mm f/2.8 Lens for Eagles in Homer in 2020?
  • It Could’ve Been Me. Birds in Trees As Art
  • Stuck in the Mud? The Tiny Green Square Gets Even Better!
  • Could Anita Gail Erica North Have Been Right?
  • The Candelabra Vulture Tree — Hard to Resist
  • Musings, and Clearing Up Confusions
  • Lots on Avian Kleptoparasitism. And a Fall DeSoto IPT #1 late registration discount offer
  • When You’ve Got Mangroves, Consider Mangrove Soup
  • Insta-Delete or Dead Solid Perfect Exposure?
  • Is This a Ridiculous Crop?
  • Unique Image. Western Gull Optimization YouTube Video
  • A Bit Crabby, But Not Shabby! And Monopod Follow-ups
  • Have You Ever Seen an Unfledged Black Skimmer Chick Fly?
  • YouTube Video: Tips and Thoughts on Using a Monopod with Big Glass. And a Compendium: Everything you wanted to know about using a monopod but were afraid to ask
  • Understanding Exposure Basics: soft light versus full sun
  • From 24-600mm. Practical Decisions: When to tote a wide-angle lens. And How Do I Decide whether to bring the 600mm f/4 GM lens or the 200-600 G lens to the beach …
  • Soft Pink Cropping Options
  • Tight Pelican Flight — Why and How
  • Flapping-after-Bath Capture and Cropping Strategies
  • The Handheld Sony 200-600 Does Ruffling Sanderling
  • The Next-to-Last Skimmer Blastoff Blurs
  • Can Story-telling Trump Image Quality? On Grief
  • California (Pacific-race) Brown Pelican Info and History
  • On Working a Prehistoric Subject
  • Macabre
  • More on the Quality of Light and Getting Lucky in the Mud
  • Catching Up and Learning on the BAA Blog
  • David Pugsley and the Toe-Podding Technique
  • North End East Pond on a Bad Afternoon – Fun in the Dark!
  • Piping Plover Thanks to Muhammad Arif (AKA Moe)
  • Understanding the Ever-changing Qualities of Light. And Working What Used to Be a Very Rare Gull
  • A Double Delkin Card Miracle Thanks to Carlotta Grenier
  • The Three Best From a Great East Pond Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Morning — give me two good seconds!
  • Like Bringing a Bazooka to a Knife Fight
  • Your Raw Files Should Look Washed Out
  • American Oystercatcher Ankle-podding Fun in the Dark
  • Carlotta Grenier Skimmer Flight Photography. And SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable Solid State V2 External Drives
  • A Great East Pond Morning. And the Huge Sony Advantage
  • A + B = C (not for the first time)
  • The New Technique: Making Early Morning Backlit Hay While the Sun Shines in Your Face & the Wind is Behind You
  • So What Exactly Is a Good Bird? The East Pond Shines!
  • A BAA Record 316 Images of the Same Bird Standing in the Same Spot. Flight Photography Basics. Another Wind-Against-Sun Tip. And Another Canon 800mm Price Drop!
  • Nickerson Beach Backlit Basics Part II: Second Verse, Same as the First!
  • Nickerson Beach Backlit Basics Part I: How Can an Image with 124,000 Over Exposed Pixels be the Best Exposure?
  • Pelican Art? And a New YouTube Photography Video
  • Sleep-deprived at Nickerson Beach for Good Reason
  • Understanding an Ideal Black Skimmer Flight Situation
  • Junior Officer Friendly!
  • Three Artistic Creations (?) on a Lousy Morning? And an Incredibly Fun and Productive Afternoon Session
  • Flying at the Beach with Nikon
  • It’s Not Easy Growing Up on Nickerson Beach …
  • Big Crops. Why No TC? Juvenile Shorebirds On the Way!
  • You Must Always See the Bird’s Eye! Or Not?
  • Nikon 500 PF/D850 Does Emperor Penguins in Antarctica!
  • Lots of Catching Up & One New Sipping Kite Image
  • Just Ducky — Thoughts On Working a Subject
  • Getting Up Early in San Diego and Learning a Ton!
  • Easy Eagle Pickings with Handheld Zoom Lenses
  • Wings Down? Wings Up?
  • Bad Weather Often Means Great Bird Photography!
  • Blasting Highlights Oldie but Goodie
  • A Little-Known Pink Fact
  • Do Not Try This at Home Without Supervision
  • Getting the Color Right is a Necessary Art
  • What Was Your Worst Day or Night Ever?
  • A Pinkish-red Fish with Yellow Eyes? You gotta be kidding!
  • First Two JAX Sessions
  • Getting Better with the BLUEs. And Juvenile Shorebirds
  • Imagine …
  • More On Monopods or Not Monopods
  • Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Using a Monopod/Monoball with a Heavy Super-telephoto Lens
  • Wind Against Sun Strategies — Part III. New Used Gear
  • On Reconnecting with Old Friends — Part I
  • DeSoto Date Change & Shorebirds Flapping After Bathing
  • Wind Against Sun Strategies — Part II. Pray for a Large, Surreal Storm Cloud on the Eastern Horizon. And Bummer!
  • Video: Photographing Fort DeSoto’s Fall Wading Birds. And Announcing the Three 2022 Fort DeSoto Fall IPTs with a pair of spectacular lugworm-thievery images!
  • Jon Hoiles Does JAX with the Handheld Nikon Z9/500 PF
  • Wind Against Sun Strategies — Part I
  • A Ghastly (?) Scene at St. Augustine
  • Indigo-black Storm Cloud Background! And Free Webinar
  • You Be the Judge: Did the Green Heron Hold On?
  • On Creating the World’s Best JPEGs (Video)
  • Necessity, the Mother of Invention. And a Striking Image!
  • Isla Rábida
  • Warning: Graphic World War II Art (in Honor of My Dad)
  • 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?
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  • The Blessed Event. A new-in-the-box Canon RF 100-500
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  • 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 …
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  • Can You Explain Any of These?
  • Digital Spoonbill Painting … And New Saving the Whites and Eye Doctor Techniques
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  • 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
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  • 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 …
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