By Ted Grussing
… I’m starting to get used to my new camera gear and like the results I am getting with it. I am supposed to get my new RF 100-500mm lens by the end of the upcoming week and expect that to give me a quantum advance in wildlife shooting. Currently, and in these shots I am using my EF 70-200 lens with a 2X extender to get me to a 140-400 mm equivalent lens. Even though the lens was designed for the mirrored cameras, with the extender and adapter to the mirrorless camera I am getting results I am happy with … actually very happy! Still a lot to learn, but I am getting the hang of it.
A lot in life depends on … what we hear, what we see and what our mental state is at the time. From the top photo I had the impression that this great blue heron was irritated with us being too close to him as he was napping in mid morning … check that expression out … but it was just me looking at his facial expressions and giving a human interpretation to them.
A minute or so later as we moved to get a side view of him perched on the island, same pose and same expression, but suddenly he reminded me of the statute of The Thinker, chin propped up by a fold in his neck and looking thoughtful. A reminder to look at more than one side of a heron, a person, a position or argument before making a judgement call.
I got a link to a video from a friend and fellow photographer about a cause he is involved in … saving an area east of Phoenix called Oak Flat. It is a very beautiful area and Elias did a great job of photographing the rough terrain through the use of a drone … please check it out … they are proposing a copper mine in this pristine area … maybe we can make a difference here. Check Elias’ website out too … he does great work!
The new week is underway and Monday arrived here about a minute ago … plans, interactions with others and work to start and to finish … can hardly wait to begin, but first a brief pause for some rest. have a beautiful day and smile your way through it … it will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.
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In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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