Welcome to my first monthly newsletter - April, 2009.
Today is my birthday!!. I'm celebrating my first monthly newsletter with you all. This newsletter will be a way to stay in touch. I will share my favorite monthly images, as well as some photography tips. Enjoy the images and information, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Male Osprey Landing - S.W Florida
Osprey season is upon us. Now is the time to photograph them in flight and in nesting behavior. Manual mode allows you to keep your whites under control. Canon 40D, 400mm L @ f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, Manual Exposure, RAW, Handheld, Almost full frame. Back to top
Female Osprey Taking Off - S.W Florida
Timing is critical. Pay close attention to your subject's behavior. Have your exposure ready and set your camera to high speed. Canon 40D, 400mm L @ f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, Manual Exposure, RAW, Handheld, Almost full frame. Back to top
Sandhill Crane Parent and Chick - S.W Florida
This is a photograph I had in mind for years but never had the opportunity until few weeks ago. I was so happy to photograph this nest and thanks to my friend Heather for sharing the location. Thank you Heather!!. Intimate moments is what is all about when you photograph nesting behavior. Pay close attention to your subject!! Canon 40D, 500mm L @ f/5, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, Manual Exposure, RAW, Handheld, Almost full frame. Back to top
Tri-Colored Heron - Gatorland, FL
If you never been to Gatorland, FL. This is the time to go! Many nesting White Egrets, Tri-Colored Herons and everything else you can think of...oh and LOTS of gators of course. I was able to capture this image because I noticed the wind picking up the feathers and took a series of images. My 40D did the rest allowing me to capture 6.5 frames per second. This one the strongest in the series. Canon 40D, 500mm L @ f/8, 1/1250 sec, ISO 400, Manual Exposure, RAW, Tripod, Almost full frame. Back to top
Tri-Colored Heron - Gatorland, FL
Composition, composition, composition. This is a great example of the rule of thirds. If you are a Canon shooter, get yourself a focusing grid. B&H have them. One of the best tool I got in my bag. Some Nikon bodies can turn this feature on and off. Canon 40D, 500mm L @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 400, Manual Exposure, RAW, Tripod, Almost full frame. Back to top
White Egret - Gatorland, FL
The first thing I noticed with this Egret was the gorgeous background (BG) but why the background..? because I already knew I had a KILLER subject to put in front of it. Using a good fill flash technique and exposure, allowed me to capture the beauty of this Egret. Remember, fill flash is just that!! let the natural light be your main source of light, use your flash as fill. The key of a good fill flash technique is when you don't even notice the flash used in your subject. Canon 40D, 500mm L @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 400, 550EX @ -1, Better Beamer, Manual Exposure, RAW, Tripod, Almost full frame. Back to top
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