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Don't try this at home...

Posted By: Glenn Bartley

Don't try this at home... - 12/06/10 06:00 PM

This species is definitely one of the trickier North American birds out there to photograph. Being Alcids they are basically impossible to photograph from shore meaning that a vessel of some sort is required. The problem is that by the time they come south the weather is generally nasty and the ocean rough. I had been waiting for 2 years to get a window of opportunity to try for these guys and finally got it early in November. After several attempts I finally got a few shots that I am very proud of.

Hope you enjoy this one!



Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: 8
ISO: 400
Focal length: 500mm + 1.4x
Posted By: Lesley

Re: Don't try this at home... - 12/06/10 10:39 PM

So what kind of vessel did you use? Super capture.
Posted By: Glenn Bartley

Re: Don't try this at home... - 12/06/10 11:30 PM

I was in a kayak
Posted By: Lesley

Re: Don't try this at home... - 12/06/10 11:53 PM

How difficult is that to manipulate the 500mm ? Are you hand holding it? I have known a few photographers that do on occassion handhold the 500mm.
Posted By: Glenn Bartley

Re: Don't try this at home... - 12/07/10 02:45 PM

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How difficult is that to manipulate the 500mm ? Are you hand holding it? I have known a few photographers that do on occassion handhold the 500mm.




Hand holding a 500mm on land is a challenge...but very doable. From a kayak it is exponentially more difficult...
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