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BIRDS AS ART ON-LINE BULLETIN #66:December 19, 2001

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Hudsonian Godwit/adult male  Granary Ponds, Churchill, Manitoba
Canon 600mm f/4L IS lens, 2X II TC, Canon EOS 1v camera body.  Provia F 100 pushed one stop (rated at EI 200).   Evaluative metering at zero; 1/125 second at f/11.

         2002 BIRDS AS ART/Instructional Photo-Tours                     

Churchill, Manitoba

May 31-June 5, 2002   5-Day (4-full & 2 half-days):  $1625 (includes ground transportation)

June 5- June 10, 2002  5-Day (4-full & 2 half-days):  $1625 (includes ground transportation)

Sign up for both: 10-Day  (9 full & 2 half days): $3150

May 29-31   2-Day Pre-IPT Optional add-on (1 full & 2 half days): $500 (includes ground transportation)

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Arctic Tern, Granary Ponds, Churchill, Manitoba
Canon 600mm f/4L IS lens, Canon EOS 1v camera body.  Fuji Velvia pushed one stop (rated at EI 100).   Evaluative metering -1/3 stop: 1/1000 sec. a f/5.6 


These IPTs are scheduled earlier than is typical so as to lessen the disturbance of nesting birds, to see and photograph more continuing migrants—a big storm would be a great asset in that area, and to photograph several species either on ice or in leads (open water) close to shore.  Both the northbound migrant species and the arriving arctic nesting birds will be in spectacular breeding plumage.  Species should include Semipalmated and American Golden-Plover, Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Stilt Sandpiper, Northern Phalarope, Short-billed Dowitcher, Arctic Tern, Bonaparte’s Gull, Parasitic Jaeger, and Willow Ptarmigan.  Other possibilities include Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw), Greater Scaup, Horned Grebe, Pacific Loon, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Redpoll, Savannah Sparrow, Blackpoll Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, and many, many more.  Dreamers can hope for Red Phalarope, Ross’ Gull, and Sabine’s Gull among others.  Registrants need to be aware that with the earlier dates, there is a chance that we will encounter a spell of bad weather, but as noted above, this has the possibility of being a big plus.  On this IPT only, ground transportation and airport pick-up/drop-off is included.  No meals are included on this IPT. Most folks will need to stay a night in Winnipeg before and after the tour to facilitate flying to and from Churchill.

If you wish to join me for this incredible experience, do realize that in the event that you need to cancel, the required $500 deposit will be refunded only if your spot is filled and the tour sells out. These IPTs will fill quickly, and early registrants will be able to purchase the lowest priced plane tickets.  My Winnipeg/Churchill round trip ticket was only $480.25 US.  To register, send a check (made out to "Arthur Morris" for $500 to Box 7245, Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855. 

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Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw), Akudlik Marsh, Churchill, Manitoba
Canon 600mm f/4L lens, 1.4X TC, Canon EOS 1n camera body.  Fuji Velvia pushed one stop
(rated at EI 100).   Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/640 sec. a f/5.6 
Review of Canon 400mm F/4 DOE Lens
To read Michael H. Reichmann's review of Canon's (finally released) 400mm f/4 (DOE) Diffractive Optical Element lens at "The Luminous Landscape", click on:

To read Phil Askey's extensive review of Canon's first professional digital camera at Digital Photography Review, click on:  Just scrolling through the 26 page document made me glad that I will be shooting film for a while longer. D1 owners and those who have placed an order for one will surely want to spend a day or two here learning about their new investment.  Digital newcomers (like me) should check out the Digital Photography Glossary at:



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