Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Winter waterbirds and shorelines

I've finally caught up on my sleep and my body has recovered from lying on the ice for many hours this past weekend, so here are a few more of the resuts. I spent Saturday shooting ducks on the Lake Ontario shoreline and Sunday morning on the Georgian Bay shoreline of the Bruce Peninsula. All of these are taken with my new EOS 1DSmIII.

Hooded Merganser female at LaSalle Park Marina, Burlington.
500/4Is + 1.4x

Tagged Trumpeter Swans

Icicles - Lion's Head, Bruce Peninsula
17-40mm; Singh-Ray Gold'n'Blue polarizer & 2 stop soft edge ND

Sunset over frozen Wasaga Beach (unsual ice balls)
Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer & 2 stop hard edge ND grad

Sunset over frozen Wasaga Beach
17-40mm; Singh-Ray Gold'nBlue polarizer & 2 stop soft edge ND grad

Sunday, January 27, 2008

winter shots with 1DSm3

Just got back from a couple long days of shooting..... I'm exhausted and can barely keep my eyes open, but I had to post a couple of my favorite photos from this morning.
Both are along the Georgian Bay shoreline near Lion's Head (on the Bruce Peninsula).
I'll post a bunch more photos once caught up on my sleep!

1DSmIII; 17-40; Singh-Ray Gold'n'blue polarizer & 2 stop soft-edge ND grad:

1DSmIII; 70-200/2.8; Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

first photos with 1DSmIII

I finally tracked down a 1DSmIII camera body (from Downtown Camera, Toronto) to replace the body I had stolen back in November when I was in Argentina. These are my first photos with the 1DSmIII - from this morning. The 1DSmIII body has some outstanding upgrades over its predecessors. Notable are a bright viewfinder, large LCD, liveview (wow), auto sensor cleaner (thanks!), smoothest autofocus I've seen and, of course, the huge file size (equals about a 60mb TIFF). I can't wait to put this body through the paces and tell you what I think!

Trumpeter Swans, Wye Marsh in Midland.
EOS 1DSmIII; 500/4IS + 1.4x convertor. Fill flash at -2 stops.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Algonquin Park

I'm running on about 3 hours sleep today, but I'm in Algonquin Provincial Park, so life is good.
We lucked into some brief, but beautiful light this morning, followed by cooperative Pine Grosbeaks.

All photos EOS 1D2N

Lake of Two Rivers (70-200/2.8IS lens; Singh-Ray Gold'n'Blue polarizer with 3 stop soft ND grad:

Snow Angel (thanks Linda!); 17-40mm lens; Singh-Ray Gold'n'Blue polarizer with 2 stop hard ND grad:

Pine Grosbeaks 500/4IS plus 1.4x; fill flash -2