Dawn, Tanzania March 2013
1DX 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/1250th ISO800
Excellent as usual....how close do you estimate you were Edward?
Yup! I just love it. I think B&W makes it stand out.
. . . could you briefly walk us through the details of how you shot this one?Thanks for looking and thanks for your kind comment. #1 is get up early and load the camera in a waterproof housing making sure the controls are set, there’s a good seal and everything is about the same temperature to prevent fogging. This was shot near Nixon’s Western White House south of San Clemente, California which for me means waking up at 4am, on the road by 5, parking before 6 am and a mile and a half hike before swimming out before sunrise. I swim out on the north side of the break and look for views of the surf with the sun rising behind:
then move south through the line-up and move in towards shore to try to get the surfers riding waves towards the camera. Water spots on the acrylic in front of the lens ruin many photos and you need to constantly work on keeping water completely off the front glass or in a thin unbroken film of water in front of the lens. Sitting too far out results in missed shots or a poor angle to capture the action but too far in creates an unmanageable amount of water spots in front of the lens. The surfer is Patrick Gudauskas from San Clemente, California currently ranked #28 on the Association of Surfing Professionals’ World Championship Tour shot @ 7:48 am – 1/2000 f/7.1 ISO 400, 24mm f/1.4L II lens.
Lovely! My, you worked hard for these
see, I am a lazy tog...
Some of us are going through withdraw from not seeing Gary Samples eagle photos lately, so I thought I'd post some images taken this spring. The interaction between the herons and the eagles was really fun to watch, but I'm sure the herons did not enjoy the eagles attempts to steal their fish. Sometimes the heron would put the fish underwater to protect it, but sometimes they just dropped it. The eagles would rather steal than catch their own.wonderful shots looks like you have all your setting just right !!
Gary, miss seeing your shots.
Yup Gary, you have competition
Excellent pictures sharp shot! Living up to your name I see
Gary, some pictures are requested