Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
400mm lens, f/2.8 at 1/320 second at ISO 3200.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
This is the first wild tom turkey we've been able to photograph and we were fortunate to be quite close. The mating season was over so he wasn't with any hens and he wasn't strutting or fanning his tail feathers. Nonetheless, he stood for a nice portrait and we can see the beard on his chest. This photo was shot about mid-morning but the thick overhead canopy limited the light that reached the forest floor.
400mm lens, 1/400 second at f/2.8, ISO 5000.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
This photograph shows a playful fawn whitetail deer getting rambunctious with its mother. I was positioned across a creek and the two deer stayed in front of me for about 5 minutes. The doe was trying to eat and the fawn was continuously scampering about and sometimes leaping onto the doe's back. It was a lot of fun to watch. This happened about a half hour after sunrise but the deer were under a thick canopy of trees. There wasn't much light there so it was a good test for the new Canon 1DX MkII camera and a very high ISO setting. 400mm lens, 1/400 second at f/2.8, ISO 16000.
There certainly was noise in the image but that was reduced quite a bit during the raw processing. I wouldn't make a large print, though, unless the viewing distance was expected to be fairly long. Anyway, it was great to capture such a fun image.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
100-400 lens at 400mm, 1/1250 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.
Monday, June 13, 2016
100-400 lens at 148mm, 1/1000 second at f/5, ISO 320.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
400mm lens, 1/2000 second at f/3.5, ISO 320.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
400mm lens, 1/2500 second at f/3.5, ISO 100.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Here is another photograph from a duals ski race with two skiers racing head to head. It is tricky to get both skiers in the same frame. In the two frames previous to this one I was only getting the more distant skier (she was slightly ahead) but as they passed my position I was able to get two more frames that included both of them. This image is pretty good representation of exciting head to head racing. Usually I shoot the alpine ski races with a fixed 400mm lens because I am getting only a few gates with a single skier. For this duals race, though, I used a zoom lens because it allowed me the flexibility to zoom in on one skier or go wider to get both athletes in the frame. In the shot above I had backed out the zoom all the way as they flew past me.
100-400 lens at 100mm, 1/2000 second at f/5.0, ISO 250.
Monday, March 7, 2016
We photograph many downhill snow ski races during the winter season and this is one of our favorite images. This skier is racing on the giant slalom course and as he rounded the gate he became slightly airborne. The dark trees in the background allow us to clearly see that the skis are off the snow. Also, the angle of the skier's body and legs gives us a nice diagonal line that helps make the image dynamic.
400mm lens, 1/2500 second at f/3.5, ISO 200.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
100-400 lens at 135mm, 1/3200 second at f/5.0, ISO 200.