Miami after dark

I always enjoy photographing after the sun goes down.

I also enjoy shooting HDR. It gives the images a different look. Some have a little and others are over-the-top. My images, my choice.

There are so many places to photograph in Miami. I’m already looking forward to going back.

All images were taken with Canon EOS R & Canon 17-40 L lens.

Birdeye’s view of Miami at Sunset

On my recent trip to Miami, we had a opportunity to take a sunset helicopter ride over the city at dusk and sunset.  But, this wasn’t your common, helicopter ride taking photos thought the windows.  We flew with the doors OFF and hanging out the side of the helicopter.  Very cool.

Below are just a few from that ride.  Enjoy.  Keep your hands down away from the blades.

All photos were taken with Canon 5DMark4 & Canon 24-105L Lens.

Who goes there? And other things Owls say

I was walking along minding my own business when I heard a “Who”. When I looked up high into the oak tree I saw this great looking Owl.
The Great Horned Owl.

I was able to taken a few shots and then let him/her alone.  I love getting a good image and then leaving them be.  I tell them “Thanks” and then continue on my way.

Image was taken with Canon EOS R with Canon 100-400 L IS lens.1/200 sec, F7, 320 ISO, 400mm.

Osprey family at dinnertime

A friend of my has a boat dock with an Osprey next 20 feet from the dock.  You can get close enough to watch and take images without being too close and upsetting the birds.  This day, I was lucky to be there where their dinner arrived.

I love how the wings are fully open and the entire fish is being delivered.  I got lucky that it was delivered from this side of the nest and not anywhere else.  I watched for 30 minutes.  Great seeing them enjoy their meal.

Image was taken with Canon EOS R with Canon 100-400 L IS lens.

1/2500, f 9, 500 ISO, @ 248mm

Spider-man stops by for Xmas visit

With the holidays here, you never know who might “drop” in for a visit.
Last night we had nice treat.  Spidey came by to wish us a Merry Christmas.
 
He stayed long enough for me to take a picture.  This was taken with Canon 5Dm4, Canon 50mm, f5, 100 iso, 1/15 sec .
 
From Spider-man and our family- “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” 

Spider-Man swings to rock n roll

Just happened…Spider-Man visited Cleveland & the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame . Even heroes need rock n roll. Before you ask, yes, #Photoshop with my images.
 
Cleveland image was taken with Canon 5DM4 with Canon 24-105L lens @ F9, 1/800 sec, 200 ISO.
Spider-Man was shot in studio and then added in Photoshop.  Effects were added in Lightroom.

Spider-Man swings to rock n roll

Eye on a Gator

I was out in our neighbor when I saw his gator.
 
The coolest part of these images, at least to me, is there is a spider walking on his/her eyelid.  You can see it in the reflection in the water.  There is a LOT of detail in the image.
 
The gator was on the small size, maybe 6-8′.  But still, I’m glad it was in the water and not chasing me.
 
Image was taken with Sony a7rIII with a Canon 100-400mm L IS lens. 1/800, f 7.1, 400 ISO @ 400mm.

Testing a Canon Super telephoto loaner lens on Eagles and Birds

I had fun recently.  I am a member of Canon’s CPS program- Canon Professional Service.  
This entitles me to try almost anything Canon makes for 10 days.
So, I thought I’d try the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x.

The lens is a beast.  It is very sharp but that comes with some negatives- size and price.

Weighs almost 8 lbs and cost $10,000  For more info on lens:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/ef/super-telephoto/ef-200-400mm-f-4l-is-usm-extender-1-4x