Archive for Handheld

Check out the new sushi place

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2018 by lilybug1960

Check out the new sushi place…
 
This Cormorant, and this fish, entertained our workshop group for about 5 minutes, possibly more while we were at Scipio Creek. The Cormorant appeared to be lining it up to swallow, but Pelicans kept going toward it and the Cormorant would abandon the fish. It is a catfish and you can see, and if you look closely, someone has been taking a bite previously. I can’t say for sure, but it looks like the same catfish a bird had earlier. Possibly the fish was too stiff for any of the birds to swallow or it was like the Christmas gift that gets passed around for a while, but we never did see the bird actually swallow the fish.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 220, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops
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Brown Pelican Reflection

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2018 by lilybug1960

Brown Pelican Reflection.
 
When the water is calm, the light is perfect, and the Pelican poses, you take the image. This Pelican swam back and forth posing for our group before finally joining 3 other Pelicans and posing for a group photo. I love the double “catch light” in the eye, which is a result of the Sun and its reflection on the water. Catch lights give detail to the eyes of your subject and can show the sharpness in an image.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 640, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Those Eyes…

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2018 by lilybug1960

Those Eyes…
 
I didn’t expect that our group would be photographing Common Loons while we were Apalachicola, but it was a great treat. For several of them it was a life bird, in other words, the first time they had seen this bird. For even more it was a great chance to photograph this beautiful bird. The eyes are mesmerizing and with just the right amount of sunlight it is even more incredible.
 
We just announced our Apalachicola 2019 Workshop yesterday and are getting registrations already. For a 10% discount we have a code EARLYBIRD2019 to enter at checkout. We have also announced our Spring in the Tetons 2019 Workshop! TETONSEARLYBIRD will get you $100 off. Both of these offers are good until January 1, 2019.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 250, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Approaching the Solstice

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2018 by lilybug1960

Approaching the Solstice.
 
The Winter Solstice is December 21 and I would love to say that “The 3 Chairs” will line up perfectly with the Sun directly ahead of them, but unless things have changed from previous years, it will still be off to the side of our view a little. Last night was the first real night we had super clear skies during sunset and I wanted to take advantage of the scene. This morning is a chilly one here in Bear Woods, 13.3 degrees with the windchill, 19 without. I have had the wood stove going non-stop for a few days and there is something special about hearing the wood crackle as I sit at my desk. It is actually beginning to feel like the Christmas season. We have already had our first snowfall, albeit minor and actually more ice than snow, but a nice dusting would be pretty in a couple weeks.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography

Brown Pelican in Flight

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2018 by lilybug1960

Brown Pelican in Flight.
 
During our Apalachicola Workshop we had a couple of great opportunities to photograph birds in flight. I gave a quick lesson on settings and technique and shortly after the birds cooperated very well. I explained to the group to stop the movement you wanted a minimum of 1/1000th of a second for most birds. To get started, I said big slower birds with less movement are perfect to get the movements needed for sharp images. Enter the Brown Pelican and perfect lighting. We spent about an hour just waiting for the wide bodied jumbo jets to fly by at eye level offering plenty of images to be captured.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens in Mode 2 (panning mode), processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

All the leaves are gone…almost…

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2018 by lilybug1960

All the leaves are gone…almost…
 
As the sun rose yesterday to light the skies, there was an eerie pink fog that covered the landscape. With the vast majority of the leaves already off the trees, it was interesting to see “pink” in all directions of the sky. After it lightened up enough I decided it was time to get the leaves off of the porch and from out front. I got out the leaf blower and cleared the porch, then the driveway. Our driveway is about 300 feet long and when I got back to the porch, it looked as if I never cleared it. Oh well, I guess I will have to wait until spring to clear the leaves…
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6 mirrorless camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography

Common Loon and Catch

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2018 by lilybug1960

Common Loon and catch.
 
Our first morning of our workshop was very productive, clear and bright skies, cold but beautiful. After a nice breakfast and a cup of coffee, we were back out there for some birding. A couple of Common Loons entertained us and one, just before we finished for the morning, gave us a great opportunity by coming up with a nice catch in perfect light. For a few in the group it was not only a life bird, but the opportunity of a lifetime!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops