Swans in formation. Did not quite capture lighting correctly on this one.
Canon MK 1D; canon 600mm f4 @f8 1/2500 ISO 500
Tundra Swan against Blue Sky
Canon MK 1D; canon 600mm f4 w 1.4TC @f7.1 1/2000 ISO 640 EC +.33
Snow Goose coming in for Landing
Canon MK 1D; Canon 600mm f4 @f8 1/1250 ISO 500 EC+1
Joan got this Snow Goose coming in for landing on a small pond.
Nikon D300; Nikon 80-400 @400mm f8 1/1000 ISO 500
Nikon D300; Nikon 80-400 @116mm f8 1/1600 ISO 500
Two Snow Geese and a Blue Phase flying in
Canon MK IV 1D; Canon 600mm f4 w/1.4TC @f9 1/1000 ISO500 EC+1
Ring Neck Duck
Canon MK IV 1D; Canon 600mm f4 w/1.4TC @f9 1/640 ISO400 EC+0
American Wigeon Male
Canon MK IV 1D; Canon 600mm f4 w/1.4TC @f8 1/500 ISO400 EC+.67
I captured this one at same time as Joan did. I was very lucky that the goose was almost at the end of the landing and was almost stopped in the air-my shutter speed was low for a flying bird-but lucked out!
Canon MK IV 1D; Canon 600mm f4 w/1.4TC @f8 1/500 ISO500 EC+1
The following shot illustrates the technique of diagonals in composition--it is one of the basics that draws viewers to photos along with rule of thirds.
Nikon D300; Nikon 80-400 @400mm f8 1/1600 ISO500
Action shots are always interesting. having the camera set so that shutter speed is fast enough to stop action is important. the following image illustrates how the shutter speed of 1/1250 stops even the water droplet action-the drops seem to float in the air.
Nikon D300; Nikon 80-400 @400mm f7.1 1/1250 ISO500
Until Next Time
Jim & Joan Borden