BIRDS AS ART BIRDS AS ART BULLETIN 216
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
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Snow Geese blast off, Bosque Del Apache, NWR< New Mexico
Image Copyright 2005: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens and EOS-1Ds Mark II. ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering at 0: 1/8 sec. at f/4.
I love the three degrees of blurring here. If you note the shutter speed and aperture you will note that it was way-dark!
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
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Cranes, Bosque Del Apache, NWR,
Canon 100-400mm IS L zoom lens and EOS-1D Mark II. ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering +1 2/3rd stops off of sky set manually: 1/60 sec. at f/5.6.
Many of the folks on the Bosque IPTs are anxious to learn flash-flight techniques and most who try wind up getting a few good ones. I really enjoy having a 100-400 at Bosque and have borrowed one for this year’s IPTs.
Though we are already assured of having our largest group ever, we still have room for lots more folks. Walk-ins are welcome either day and our discounts (see below) will apply to registrations taken either Saturday or Sunday.
The doors open officially at but anyone wishing to help us set up and hang around and chat are welcome at .
The Albuquerque “The Art of Nature Photography; It Ain’t Just Birds” Weekend Seminar will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel, 2500 Carlisle Boulevard NE in Albuquerque on December 2-3, 2006. Saturday will be devoted to learning the techniques needed to create pleasingly designed, technically perfect images of natural history subjects. Saturday topics will include getting the right exposure, advanced composition and image design, making sharp images, creating effective motion and zoom blurs, using flash as fill and as main light, and tips for getting close to free and wild birds and animals. Sunday will be devoted entirely to Digital Photography and Photoshop with much of the time being spent on live Photoshop demonstrations. On our IPTs I see many great photographs that are ruined because folks have no clue as to how to effectively optimize their images. Join us to learn how to make your images look great in minutes.
We are now accepting registrations. Paypal is
best but we will be glad to take your credit card information by phone
(863-692-0906) or to cash your check. If sending a check, please make it out to
“Arthur Morris” and send it to us at BIRDS AS ART,
African Lion, young
male, Maasai Mara,
Image copyright 2006:
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 1.4X II TC and EOS-1Ds Mark II on Todd-Pod. ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering +2/3 stop: 1/200 sec. at f/5.6.
On our first afternoon at Mara in August, 2006, we came across a large pride of lions on the move just before sunset. And remember, it ain’t just birds!
There is lots of room on this
great 4-Day IPT. If you would like the chance to photograph the
Brown Pelican, preening twins, LaJolla, CA
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 100-400mm IS L zoom lens (handheld at 275mm) with EOS 1D Mark II.
ISO 400. Evaluative Metering +1/3 stop: 1/400 sec. at f/11.
I made a long series of images of these guys preening and this was my favorite by far. BTW, it was the only one of the series that I kept.
We have three deposit checks for this trip. I
will be going no matter what. If you are interested in joining me in
Image courtesy of and copyright 2006: Steve Metildi
On Thanksgiving Day, 2006, I will again be
hosting a photographer's lunch for those lucky enough to be visiting Bosque Del
Apache during the holiday season. With the unfortunate demise and closing
of Socorro's ValVerde Steakhouse, we were hard-pressed to come up with a good
place to eat last year. At the last moment, someone suggested that we try the
The cost of the complete lunch including main
course, dessert, beverage, and tip is $30/person. (Wine not included.) We are
now accepting reservations by check only. You can
make a reservation in advance or find me on
the Tour Loop at Bosque or somewhere in Socorro. If you do meet me in
Wild Turkey, immature, Indian Lake Estates, FL
Image Copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 1.4X II TC and EOS-1D Mark IIN (handheld)
ISO 400. Evaluative Metering at 0: 1/800 sec. at f/8.
Happy Thanksgiving! On most clear mornings I head down to the lake that is just a few minutes from my home; being able to do that is one of my many blessings.
Bosque #1: "The Fall Color IPT"
Bosque #2: "The Pre-Thanksgiving
Bosque #3: "The
Bosque #4: "The Full Moon IPT" DEC 4 (mid-day) through DEC 7 (mid day), 2006. 3-DAY: $929. (We may have room for one; please call or e-mail for details.) Slide Program mid-day on DEC 4. Co-leaders include Manuel Presti, 2005 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Robert Amoruso. This IPT includes a half day of photography on the 4th, two full days of photography on the 5th and 6th, and a final half day on December 7th. Limit 14. This IPT has been scheduled to maximize the opportunities to include the rising and setting full (DEC 5) and near-full moon in your images. There will be lots of the usual chances as well, and this time period has provided more than its share of spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the years.
San Diego IPT:
Fort DeSoto IPT: APR 13-15, 2007. Slide program on the evening of Thursday, APR 12. 3-DAY: $999 Limit 14: (Sold out) Co-leaders: Robert O’Toole, Alfred Forns, Robert Amoruso, and Todd Gustafson. Courtship and breeding behaviors of Laughing Gull and Royal and Sandwich Terns. Herons, egrets (including both dark and light phase Reddish Egret), shorebirds (including Long-billed Curlew), gulls, terns, and skimmers among others.
Silver Salmon Creek:
Kenya 2007 Gustaphoto/BIRDS AS ART
Photo-Safari/Sept. 11-27, 2007: 16 days on the
Write if you are interested in
Note: when comparing safari prices please note that most tour companies include one of two travel days on each end of the tour when stating the number of days… Our 16 days on the ground includes 16 days that we will be photographing. Please e-mail for a detailed itinerary, but do note that the itinerary is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the leaders should such changes be needed to improve the photographic opportunities for the group. Lodgings will of course be comparable.
The registration fee includes food, lodging,
ground transportation and airport transfers, driver guides, game park entry
fees, and our round trip flight from
Best and love and great picture-making to all,
Note: Arthur Morris has been a Canon contract photographer since 1994 and continues in that role today. Hunt's Photo of Boston, MA is a BAA sponsor as it Delkin Devices. Back issues of all BAA Bulletins can be found in the Bulletin Archives which may be accessed from the home page at www.birdsasart.com