Archive for Vibration Compensation

Indigo Bunting serenade

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2019 by lilybug1960

Indigo Bunting serenade.
 
Yesterday I got together with Cecil Holmes, George Mraz and Rob LeRoux for a “planning session” for the upcoming trip to the Tetons. We had some logistics we wanted to work out. All of this could have easily been done over the phone, but it was more fun to get together and photograph in the backyard and down the road at Eagle’s Rest Park. After the “meeting” on the back porch, which mainly consisted of coffee and muffins, we went to Eagle’s Rest Park and were fortunate enough to get some great opportunities to photograph lots of birds but especially happy with the Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and the Indigo Bunting. The Indigo Buntings seemed to chase the other birds around if they got too close to their territory. It was great when they would take a break and sing a little for all to hear.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 720, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography, #BearWoodsPhotography
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Flower head

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2019 by lilybug1960

Flower head.
 
I’m not really sure what kind of flower it is, but I’m guessing it grows from a bulb. It was in a vegetable garden at Beach Plum Farm in Cape May, NJ. I framed it against 3 rows of lettuce, 2 green and one purple. I thought by framing it this way, it created a repetition of color in the flower. Placing it against the purple lettuce gave it some separation and made it stand out a little more.
 
I have to take a minute and tell you about Beach Plum Farm. It is a farm to market to table farm and the food is incredible, the people there even better. I have had breakfast there a couple of times and their egg sandwich is second to none. When I finished my breakfast, I asked the staff there if I could bring my class out one day that week to photograph their farm. I left my information and heard back from them a few days later giving us permission to come out and shoot. They were closed during the week, but made the exception and allowed us to come out. The class loved it and we captured many images. I highly recommend going there if you are ever in Cape May.
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/400th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90Macro, #BearWoodsPhotography, #BeachPlumFarm

What does the Dual MPU do in the new Tamron 35-150mm lens?

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

What does the Dual MPU do in the new Tamron 35-150mm lens?
 
When I tested the new Tamron 35-150mm lens I read in the description of features about the Dual MPU (Micro Processor Unit), but honestly did not know what it would do for me and my photography until I went out for an afternoon on a sailboat. In a typical lens, there is a single processor that is responsible for the focus and the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, but with this lens there are separate processors, one for focus, one for Vibration Compensation. This can be extremely important when you are on a boat trying your best to capture images of someone while the boat is rocking left and right. Throw into the mix trying to keep the horizon level and it can be a nightmare. For my composition I wanted to place something between my subject, fellow photographer and friend Andre Costantini, that I would change focus to see how quickly it would go from the foreground back to Andre. The whole time I was doing this experiment, I kept the horizon level as well, or as close a possible. It worked great, and after I finished and pulled the camera away from my face, I really felt the pitch of the boat. Looking through the camera I had not felt it, which was a great testimony for the Vibration Compensation feature and how quickly it worked. I didn’t know what the dual processors would do before I went out on the boat, but I definitely appreciated it and understood it afterwards!
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, 1/800th of a second exposure, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #35150, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

Chestnut-sided Warbler singing

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2019 by lilybug1960

Chestnut-sided Warbler singing.
 
Earlier in the week I went to the local park to do some birding. One of the birds that sang and posed for us was this Chestnut-sided Warbler. Most of the time he sang from high in the trees, but he would come down low enough for us to grab a quick shot of him. I love how he chose the perfect place to perch and sing among the new growth of the trees. It is what spring is all about up here.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 280, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #BearWoodsPhotography

Northern rough-winged Swallow

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2019 by lilybug1960

Northern rough-winged Swallow.
 
As my friend and I cruised around on his boat I noticed these little Swallows constantly flying around us, and sometimes carrying nesting material under the boat, even as it moved! I’ve seen them fly under parked tractor trailers and appear to be building, but never a boat. I guess they want to live on a house boat. At one point we got close to a shoreline and they came and landed on a branch near the front of the boat. You can see by the way it is sticking its chest out, it is obviously proud of its work. It makes me wonder though with their not so good choice of nesting sites what their success rate is in raising young. Hopefully after realizing their house is on the move, they eventually look for more stable areas to build.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1800, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #BearWoodsPhotography

Bald Eagle

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2019 by lilybug1960

Bald Eagle.
 
I went with a friend to spend a morning on a lake to view and hopefully photograph the local Bald Eagles. The lake is in a gated community and for the best viewing you have to be in a boat. It was truly fascinating to watch how these Eagles have adapted to the visitors to the lake. The Eagles recognize when people are fishing and will follow the boats. We talked to a guy one day who was on a paddle board and had caught a fish, the birds snatched it before he could put it into his creel basket. The Eagles are very used to seeing people in a boat and comfortable if you cruise by, stop, and take photos. I imagine though the birds would act completely different if you were to get out of the boat and approach one from the land. I did some testing and shooting with the mirrorless cameras and was pleased to see how well they worked with the Eagle. The Eagle in flight was a different story, as the camera just couldn’t find the right focus nor track the bird.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 360, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens (moving boats and tripods are tough), processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdsofPrey, #BearWoodsPhotography

Scarlet Tanager Serenading

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2019 by lilybug1960

Scarlet Tanager serenading.
 
I met with a friend, Joe Barranco, yesterday morning at Eagle’s Rest park here in Pickens County for a morning of bird photography. As most of my shoots with friends go, the birding was really good, the conversation better. We got to spend time photographing Chestnut-sided Warblers, Blue-headed Vireo, a few Indigo Buntings and a lovely male Scarlet Tanager. The highlight of the Tanager was when it flew to within 20 feet to check us out. He sang us a song then off to the canopy he flew. What a sight!!! What a great way to start the day!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 360, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography