February 6, 2006
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Photographic Theme: My favorite images from the recent Tanzania Photo-Safari. 
Saddle-billed Stork, Mt. Meru Lodge, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 1.4X II TC and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering at zero: 1/60 sec. at f/5.6.  Flash at zero with Better Beamer.
This had been a nemesis species for me for years.  I had missed saddle-bills on six previous visits to Africa so I was delighted to get some nice stuff on this trip.  I used lots of flash because it was so dark and because I wanted to bring up the detail in the blacks.
Greg Downing and I will be leading a small group of serious photographers as part of the January 4-24 (these dates rae travel inclusive) Zegrahm's Cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands.  World renowned seabird expert Peter Harrison is one of the many expert leaders who will be presenting a variety of programs during the voyage. At one point all of our slots were filled, but six folks cancelled when the final details were announced.  You can find the  complete details (including rates) here:
If you are seriously interested in filling one of our slots, please e-mail Janie Bullard of Distinctive Journeys at immediately.  We must here from you before February 18 or our remaining slots will be filled from Zegrahm's long waiting list.
 African Lion, old man, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 400.
Evaluative Metering at zero: 1/250 sec. at f/5.6.  Fill flash at -2 stops with Better Beamer.
This old cat was traveling with a mate and two other pairs.  Most of the lions that we encountered were totally oblivious to our presence.
Before I left for Africa I worked night and day in an effort to have the long-awaited new book, The Art of Bird Photography II, available in time for the NANPA Forum (FEB 8-12, 2006 in Denver, CO):
A last minute snafu prevented that from becoming reality, but the 802-page (and growing) book (only available on CD) will be available about April 15, 2006. The cost of the book will be $60 plus a buck postage.  We are not accepting pre-orders.  As many of you know, the book will be an all-new continuation of "The Art of Bird Photography; The Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques."    One chapter will include cover all aspects of Digital Photography and include a section on understanding histograms.  It will also include our complete digital workflow along with tons of great Photoshop tips.   Other chapters will include "Equipment; What's New?,"  "Advanced Composition and Image Design,"  "It Ain't Just Birds," "Exposure and Flash Simplified," and "Advanced Sharpness Techniques & Creating Pleasing Blurs."  The "Practicalities" chapter will include a detailed section on setting up your backyard for bird photography as well as sections on photographing on safari and on the tundra.  Each image in the book will include all technical info as well as our legendary educational captions.  Most chapters will include one or more galleries designed to illustrate and reinforce the principles covered in the text. 
I have, however, decided to offer pre-production copies of the book as follows:  You can purchase the book in its near-final form on CD, for $30.  This will include a $20 discount off the price of the book when it becomes available in mid-April.  You will be notified via e-mail when the book is available and then have the option to purchase it for $40 if you wish.  In effect, you will be getting the book about two months early for only $10. The pre-publication CD that you will receive will be one that was burned here at BAA.  The CD that will be included with the formal packaging once the book is available will have been be professionally pressed.  My understanding is that the latter will last pretty much longer than we do and will be of slightly higher quality (than a burned CD).   Everyone who purchases a pre-publication copy of the book will be invited to let us know about any typos and to make suggestions for improvement (before March 15, 2006). 
Pre-publication copies of the book will be available at our booth at NANPA (#17). 
African Lion with bloody face, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 2X II TC and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 400.
Evaluative Metering -1/3 stop: 1/400 sec. at f/8. 
On our third morning at Ndutu, we found a pride of 18 lions on a fresh zebra kill on a hillside in early morning light.  It was difficult isolating any of the animals as they fed so I put on the 2X and waited for one to finish eating...
Todd Gustafson and I just returned from Tanzania after co-leading a photographic safari to  Tanzania.   We were joined by 13 folks from around North America.  All in all, it was my best safari ever and I shall ever remember it as "The Lion Safari."  We located and photographed many prides, several of them with cubs, most of them at Ndutu.  At times we had piles of lions!  We had several lion kills and several cheetah kills. And best of all we had five great driver guides.  We began at Mt. Meru and were greeted by a totally tame Saddle-billed Stork in a marsh adjacent to the lodge.  He walked right up to us and posed for head portraits in the very low light of a drizzly early morning.  Then it was on to the spectacular Tarangire National Park.  Because of the serious drought in East Africa, there fewer animals than usual at this scenic park, but in spite of that, everyone managed to get some great bird, Impala, Dik-Dik, and zebra images. Next we spent two spectacular days at Lake Manyara National Park where I went three-for-three lifetime with the lions in the trees.  During the heat of early afternoon we concentrated on Blue Monkey and Olive Baboon in Manyara's verdant forests and then headed out to the lake when the light got nicer.  On our last full day there we had a spectacular double-rainbow afternoon that was filled with yawning hippos, fighting zebras, spectacular light--and for a short while--very windy and stormy conditions. 


African Lion, blood-soaked cub, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 1.4X II TC and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering +2/3 stop: 1/125 sec. at f/4. Fill flash at -2 stops with Better Beamer.
This little guy seemed to have really enjoyed his meal of zebra.  With him sitting up tall vertical format was the obvious choice.

Next we were on to the amazing and seldom-visited Ndutu where the lion- and cheetah-fest got into full swing.  We spent five nights at Ndutu and pretty much enjoyed excellent game drives twice each day.  The highlights for me included two sessions with an 18-lion pride that included 8 cubs.  These lions were with a zebra kill both mornings. (Lions do most of their hunting at night.) Aside from the lions, the group made great images of Lilac-breasted and European Rollers, Common Zebra, Maasai Giraffe, and Cheetah.  Our last and once again spectacular stop was the famed Ngorongoro Crater where the highlights were the African Elephants (two of our five vans got to photographed the famed Big-Tusker) and, you-guessed-it, lots more lions.  In addition most of the group had good chances with hippos, newborn Wildebeests, very young zebra foals, Abdim's Stork, and Grey-crowned Crane among others.  On our next-to-last morning came upon a pair of hippopotami mourning the death of a tiny baby hippo.  It was the saddest thing I have seen since my Ndutu zebra experience two years ago.  (Wes and Patti Ardoin and I came upon a zebra stallion nuzzling his dead mare while attempting to fend off the vultures and hyenas.  We stayed with it for several hours and eventually a hyena pulled the unborn young zebra from the mare; she had died during the birthing process.)

African Lion, pulling mom's tail, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 2X II TC and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering -1/3 stop (not sure why...): 1/160 sec. at f/5.6. 
Though this cub had a full stomach, he was all to eager to play with his mom.  

During our wrap-up slide show both Todd and I were blown away by the quality of the images presented by the group members.  IPT veteran and good friend James S. White brought along his wife Linda and to his surprise she borrowed a 20 D body and a 400 DO lens from Hal DuPont.  Linda would up making some truly great images.   While digital does allow beginners to create good images almost out of the box (with just a bit of instruction) it was obvious to all that Linda White has some talent!

With my Antarctica trip coming up in January 2007, I will not be returning to Tanzania until 2008.  Todd is running a Tanzania trip in February 2006 but it is already oversold.  Our Kenya trip next August was sold out but two couples planning to travel together have cancelled so we have room for four more folks.  As we have this safari thing pretty much down pat we expect the Kenya trip to fill quickly.

African Lion, cute cub resting, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering +1/3 stop: 1/80 sec. at f/5.6.  Fill flash at -2 stops with Better Beamer.
This image was made in the shade late one afternoon.  It was converted with Shade White Balance. We had waited for more than two hours for the little guys to come out of the bushes...  It was well worth the wait.
Africa's much sought-after "Big Five" consists of African Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and rhinoceros.  Though Todd was born in Tanzania and has made more than a dozen trips to Africa, he has never seen the Big Five in a single park even on an extended visit in the same year.  Most times Leopard is the spoiler, and in addition, it is the most difficult photographic specialty.  On our last full day at Crater, we were headed early to the picnic area by the lake where you are allowed to get out of the vehicles. As we headed down the hill to the grassy area where we always parked, we were astounded to see two lions sitting below the big fig tree under which most folks eat their lunch.  The Yellow-billed Kites, which steal sandwiches and fried chicken from the hands of many an unsuspecting tourist, roost in this tree when they are not in the air getting ready to pilfer. As we were photographing the two lions, one began to climb the tree.  After a bit, the lions gave up and began walking towards us.  I saw a hippo quite close to shore with an African Jacana on its back so we drove a short way to our usual parking area and made some images.  There was no getting out of the vehicle as the two lions had joined another five that had been sleeping by a bush at the edge of the picnic area.  Todd noted that there was an elephant in the marsh just to the left of the picnic area.  Moments later we were alerted that there was a rhino walking up the hill adjacent to and just behind the picnic area.  We were still photographing the hippo when suddenly our driver started the van and yelled, "Leopard."   It crossed the picnic area exit road and hid in a bush near the marsh on the side near the bathrooms and the fig tree.  We drove up the hill to try and get position on the leopard which was never to be seen again.  As we were waiting and hoping that the big cat would show itself, everyone spotted a big Cape Buffalo walking right through the picnic area.  There were several vans in close proximity waiting for the Leopard when Todd yelled out, "Hey gang.  We just had the Big Five in five minutes an the picnic area!" 
As I was watching the Cape Buffalo I saw that the lions were stalking it.  I said to Todd, let's head back down the hill.  The lions may kill the buffalo."  "No," he said, "photographing the Leopard is more important."  After two minutes, I spoke up again:  "Even if it does show itself, the sun angle is all wrong for the Leopard.  Let's go for the best possible picture."  Todd relented.  As we were making our u-turn one of the lions jumped on the back of the Cape Buffalo, but the Buffalo easily shook it off and the lions gave up the hunt.  All in all it was an amazing seven minutes...
Olive Baboon yawning, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 2X II TC and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 400.
Evaluative Metering at zero: 1/60 sec. at f/8. Fill flash at -2 stops with Better Beamer.
Some of the group did not enjoy photographing the baboons, but when the light is harsh, it is best to find some subjects in the shade...  In addition, they are like gulls: if you point your lens at them, they will generally do something really interesting in short order.

We have sold 59 of the sixty BLUBBs that we received from John Stanford.  We have received only positive feedback so far.  I will have 20 BLUBBS for sale at NANPA and we will be receiving 20 more from John before he and his wife head for Australia and New Zealand for six weeks after NANPA.  He will not be sewing again until early April so if you would like to get your hands on a BLUBB before mid-April it would be best to pre-order one now so that you can get one of the final twenty that will be available soon.

BLUBBS are $100 (shipped empty, no beans included) plus $6 shipping and handling (US Priority Mail/signature required).   If you would like additional BLUBB information please e-mail us at and request same. 

When I arrived in Tanzania I filled my BLUBB with 16 pounds of local beans and it was pretty much useless because of the configuration of the top of the van.  I removed about 6 pounds of beans and voila, it was perfect for many uses.  Filled, it could not fit over the railings atop the van.  Partially emptied, it could be draped over the railing or even better, one of the flaps could be tucked in under the rail.  The concave upper surface made a BLUBB-supported lens about 500 times more stable than one supported by a standard beanbag.  Standard beanbags have convex surfaces.  When you place a round lens barrel on a convex surface, the lens tends to rolls off to one side or the other.  When you place a lens barrel on a concave surface, it stays put. Solidly.  Most folks on the Photo-Safari came equipped with Todd-Pods, but Doug Holling brought a standard beanbag for his Nikon 200-400.  Once I got him to try my BLUBB he purchased one from me on the spot. 

Common Zebras jousting, Lake Manyara National Park, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering at zero: 1/2500 sec. at f/4.5.  
When photographing two animals in horizontal format it is almost always best to use 45-Point AFPS if possible. The light on our double-rainbow afternoon was just gorgeous.  


Many professional and serious amateur photographers work in Manual mode most of the time.   I do not because working in Av mode and entering exposure compensation is faster whenever the background is of a relatively constant tonality.  When the background tonality is changing from moment to moment but the light is constant, it is best, however, to work in Manual mode.  In either case, I rely on Evaluative Metering.  Here are some examples of rapidly changing backgrounds:  a shorebird on a rock along the edge of the ocean with waves breaking behind it.  Birds flying against a blue sky with occasional white clouds.  Cranes flying by in front of a variety of backgrounds that might include sky, mountains, yellowed grasses, or water.

As many folks are confused as to how to work in or set exposure compensation when working in Manual mode, I offer the following basic tutorial.

#1: When you work in Manual mode you select and set the shutter speed and you select and set the aperture.  With my Canon cameras the default has you changing the shutter speed with your index finger dial and the aperture with the thumb wheel. 

#2: After selecting Manual mode, point your camera at a scene or stationary subject and lock your tripod head so the framing remains constant.  Next select and set the desired aperture.  Then adjust the shutter speed until the analog scale in the viewfinder nulls out to zero.  With Canon pro bodies this scale is laid out vertically along the right side of the viewfinder display (when you are working in horizontal format).  With many of the pro-sumer bodies the analog scale is laid out horizontally at the bottom of the viewfinder display.  The zero or null indicator is at the center of the analog scale.  The three full stops above the null symbol (marked in 1/3-stop increments) indicate overexposure.  The three full stops below the null symbol (also marked in 1/3-stop increments) indicate underexposure.  If you change the aperture and you do not see the small square moving, check either the top or the bottom of the analog scale.  You will note a small triangle at the top if you are way overexposed or a small triangle at the bottom if you are way underexposed.  If the former, rotate the dial and choose faster shutter speeds, if the latter, choose slower shutter speeds.  In either case, you will soon see the small square moving up or down the analog scale.  At first, you will simply want to practice nulling the meter, that is, getting the small square to rest on the null symbol.  This indicates that you have now set the metered exposure (as determined by the camera's Evaluative Metering system.

#3:  When you work in Manual mode it is not possible to set exposure compensation.  To come up with the exposure that you wish, simply change the aperture or shutter speed as above until the small square indicates the amount of over- or under-exposure that you desire.  If you wish to work at +2 stops, you need adjust either the shutter speed or the aperture until the small square rests on the symbol that is two full stops above the null symbol.  If you wish to underexpose by 1/3 stop, you need adjust either the shutter speed or the aperture until the small square rests on the symbol that lies just below the null symbol. 

With a bit of practice you should quickly become comfortable whenever the need to work in Manual mode arises.


European Bee-eater, Lake Manyara National Park, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 2X II TC and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering +1 stop in Program Mode: 1/250 sec. at f/13. Flash at zero with Better Beamer.   
With this (new and) beautiful bird backlit against a light-toned background, I added one full stop of light to the ambient exposure and set the flash to zero in an effort to light the shadowed side of the subject.  
After working on this Bulletin for nearly eight hours, I checked e-mail and found this one:
Good Morning Artie,
Carol and I have been to Florida quite often and I debated whether or not to purchase your new Southwest  Florida Site Guide.  Since I have found all your books and site guides to be of so much help I did purchase the new Site Guide and as usual I was amply rewarded.  Just the info regarding Grande Tours and the link to Norman Bateman resulted in many great pictures and were worth the purchase price alone.  As I have found in the past, the dollars that I have spent with you have been worth their weight in pictures.  Thanks for all the help and also for all the great info in your bulletins.  Can't wait for your next site guide! 
Mike Conlon
Blue Monkey leaping, Lake Manyara National Park, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens with EOS 1D Mark II.  ISO 400.
Evaluative Metering at zero: 1/320 sec. at f/2.8.   
I missed this image several times and almost missed it again as I was tempted to double the ISO.  The 70-200 f/2.8 is great on safari.  I used it a lot with the 1.4X II TC (which was removed here to gain shutter speed).



Here are two e-mails that I received recently:

#1: Hi Artie,

Well, you did it again.  After attending five IPTs I am still amazed by the number and variety of subjects that you put your groups on.  I would never work as hard if I were out alone.  As usual I came home with more quality images than I thought was possible.  Hanging out with the other photographers was great and it only took me a week to recover from the sleep deprivation.  The tremendous amount of education and opportunities that you crammed into 4 days is truly amazing.  Thanks for yet another world-class outing.  I ended up keeping the panning ground pod that I borrowed in San Diego.  I will send a check to your office on Monday.  See you at NANPA.

Jack Panzeca

#2: Hi Artie,
The San Diego IPT was superb.  The birds were great and the learning experience was exceptional.  In spite of my being an obvious novice, you were patient and always willing to help. Besides being the world's foremost bird photographer, you are an excellent teacher.  Thank you so much for all your help!
Ned Schroeder
African Elephants, young males playing, Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 800.
Evaluative Metering +1/3 stop: 1/125 sec. at f/4.  
On the last full day of each Photo Safari, Todd and I get to photograph together, call it "Leaders Day Out."  Once again we were blessed, this time with a group of seven young male elephants greeting and play-fighting for nearly an hour.

In BAA Bulletin 189, we proudly announced four Bosque IPTs for 2006.  Soon after that we announced that the last two had to be cancelled because of my commitment to lead a very special Africa trip.  I realized last week while talking to Janie Bullard that the Africa trip will run in late November 2007, not late November 2006.  As a result, I am reverting to my original plan :

What can I say?  I love this place.  It makes such a great learning laboratory that I am scheduling four IPTs next year instead of the usual three.  In addition, Ellen will be doing a Photoshop ITF Workshop after the 1st IPT (see below) and I am planning on doing a weekend BIRDS AS ART "The Art of Nature Photography; It Ain't Just Birds!" How-To Seminar in Albuquerque on the weekend of December 2-3.

Here are the dates and information for the four Bosque 2005 IPTs as well as some additional and relevant information. 

Bosque #1: "The Fall Color IPT"  NOV 14-16, 2006.  Slide Program on the evening of NOV 13.  3-DAY: $929.  Limit 14.  Co-leader Ellen Anon.  This IPT should feature a better chance for a day or two of the rare south winds that drastically improve flight photography and will definitely feature the brightest fall-color cottonwoods. 

Ellen's 2006 Bosque In-The-Field Photoshop Workshop will be scheduled for NOV 17-18, 2006.   Ellen's ITF Workshops have sold out,  but only 100% of the time.  Folks wishing to attend should sign up for either Bosque IPT #1 (above) or #2 (below).

Bosque #2:  "The Pre-Thanksgiving IPT"  NOV 19-21, 2006.   Slide Program on the evening of NOV 18.  3-DAY: $929.  Limit 14.  Co-leader Ellen Anon.  This and the next IPT have sold out for the past eight years.  In 2006 I may once again be hosting a Thanksgiving day luncheon buffet. If it goes, folks will need to reserve a spot and pay in advance.  Details TBA. Dinner will be strictly limited to 50 folks.  This IPT will feature increasing numbers of geese and cranes with lots of great opportunities.  

Bosque #3:  "The Post-Thanksgiving IPT"   NOV 25-27, 2006.  Slide Program on the evening of NOV 24.  3-DAY: $929.  Limit 14.  Co-leader Ellen Anon.  This IPT has sold out for the past eight years as it is scheduled on dates that I consider peak for Bosque. 

Seminar: DEC 2-3, 2006.  BIRDS AS ART "The Art of Nature Photography; It Ain't Just Birds!" How-To Weekend Seminar in Albuquerque, NM.  Details TBA.  Folks wishing to combine an IPT with the Seminar should sign up for either Bosque #3 (above) or Bosque #4 (below).  Details TBA.

Bosque #4:  "The Full Moon IPT"  DEC 4 (mid-day) through DEC 7 (mid day), 2006.  3-DAY: $929.  Slide Program mid-day on DEC 4.  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.  Co-leader to be announced. 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. 

To register for any of the Bosque IPTs above, you can send a $200 deposit check made out to "Arthur Morris" to us at: BIRDS AS ART, 4041 Granada Drive, Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855, send us a Paypal (use any Paypal link on our web site), or call 863-692-0906 with your credit card info.

Hippopotami mourning their dead baby, Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 400.
Evaluative Metering -1/3 stop: 1/400 sec. at f/7.1. 
These guys were nuzzling the dead baby and looking so, so sad that many of us were brought to tears.  I used a bit of extra depth of field to ensure that both of the adults would be rendered sharp.
HOMER EAGLE IPTs, MAR 3-7 and 8-12, 2006.  Due to a cancellation, I have one opening on the second.   There may be more openings as there are lots of complications at present... If you are at  interested, please call or e-mail immediately.  This may be the last year that anyone gets to photograph Homer's famed eagles...



GALAPAGOS PHOTO CRUISE/YACHT BELUGA JUNE 30-JULY 7, 2006.  E-MAIL FOR DETAILS.  Wait list only.                                                                                                                      

KENYA FLY-DRIVE PHOTO SAFARI, AUG 2006.  SAMBURU, MAASAI MARA, AND MORE.  Leave the US AUG 21.  Amsterdam to Nairobi: AUG 22.  Amsterdam to US: SEPT 7.  $9499 per person (round trip airfare to Kenya not included).  Please e-mail for itinerary.  4 slots left.

BOSQUE IPTS: please see same above.

Cheetahs with baby zebra kill, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 1.4X II TC and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 1600.
Evaluative Metering at zero: 1/160 sec. at f/5.6.  Fill flash at -3 stops with Better Beamer.  
Our drivers were skilled at spotting kills from great distances.  One of them spotted these guys on a kill as we were headed back to the lodge.  I do not hesitate to raise the ISO when it means getting the image.


We received our first twenty Version Two Wimberley heads and shipped them to the first twenty lucky folks on our list.  We are still accepting pre-orders. Your card will not be billed until your head is shipped.  It will be a tough item to get your hands on for a month or two until supply catches up with the high demand...  We are expecting our second batch soon.

In the next Bulletin, I shall include a complete report on this brand new head. 

Plains Agama Lizard, Ndutu, Tanzania
Image copyright 2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens with 2X II TC, 25mm extension tube, and EOS 1Ds Mark II.  ISO 500.
Evaluative Metering +1/3 stop: 1/200 sec. at f/16. 
One afternoon when we were a bit hard-pressed coming up with interesting subjects I spotted this lizard at the top of a 30 foot high dead tree.  Lacking anything better to do we began photographing it with stacked teleconverters fall the while marveling at its beauty.  Suddenly, it came halfway down the tree, and minutes later, it scampered quickly down to eye-level!  The driver was able to get us closer and closer until I came up with this one. The moral:  "Never give up!"

Best and love and great picture-making to all,


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