The other morning, I spent a bit of time out at Farmington Bay, seeing what there was to see. I was happy to see that there were more Bald Eagles than the last couple of times I was there, but they stayed far enough out on the ice that I didn't get any amazing images. So, I spent my time watching the herons that were hanging out. I sat and watched this guy for a good bit, hoping that he'd get hungry and do a little fishing. I wasn't disappointed.
January 23, 2016
January 22, 2016
January 21, 2016
While out shooting this morning, I decided to do a bit of a comparison. This is the same Kestrel on the same sign, shot with the same camera at the same settings. Those settings were 1/1600 Sec, f/7.1, ISO 500, 400mm. So, what's the difference? Each image was shot with a different lens or lens and teleconverter.
This first image was shot with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II and the EF 2.0x III Extender
This image was shot with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II
Last but not least, this image was shot with the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
Click on the images to make them bigger and poke around. I'll let you decide which one you prefer.
January 20, 2016
Last weekend, Pete and I spent a night out on the island. While there, we wandered a bit in search of some wildlife. In addition to the regular bison and antelope, we saw a few other creatures.
January 6, 2016
A while back, my son and I decided it would be fun to shoot a Lego stop motion video. So, over Christmas break, we gave it a whirl.
We spent a total of 18 hours shooting the images, and then several hours on the processing and edits. It was a fun project and we learned some things that we'll apply to the next one.
January 5, 2016
January 4, 2016
January 3, 2016
The other morning, I made a trip out to Antelope Island with my neighbor to see what there was to see. Overall, it was pretty quiet (and cold), but we did come across these guys.