Bon Trip to Clemens! Just how Did I End up Utilizing the Canon 300mm f/2.8 Lens for Eagles in Homer in 2020?” Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

All photos from Homer or Kachemak Bay, AK

2023 Homer/Kachemak Bay Bald Eagle IPTs

IPT # 1: MON 20 FEB 2023 via the complete day on FRI 24 FEB 2023. 5 complete days/20 hrs on the watercraft: $5500.00. Limitation 5 photographers/Openings: 3.

IPT # 2: SAT 25 FEB 2023 via the complete day on THURS 2 MAR 2023. 6 complete days/24 hrs on the watercraft: $6600.00. Limitation 5 photographers/Openings: 3.

IPT # 3: FRI 3 MAR 2023 via the complete day on TUES 7 MAR 2023. 5 complete days/20 hrs on the watercraft: $5500.00. Limitation 5 professional photographers. Openings: 3.

Conserve $1,000.00 by doing back-to-back journeys.

These journeys include continuous trip digital photography along with numerous possibilities to develop both ecological and also point-blank pictures of among The United States and Canada’s a lot of popular bird topics: Hairless Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Various other trusted topics will certainly consist of Sea Otter, Glaucous-winged and also Short-billed (previously Mew) Gulls.

On top of that, we need to see Typical Murre, Black Guillemot, Pelagic Cormorant, 2 or 3 types of crazies, and also a touch of ducks consisting of 2 types of merganser, all 3 scoters, Typical and also Barrow’s Goldeneyes, Bufflehead, Buffoon, and also Long-tailed Ducks. Close-range photo opportunities for these types will certainly need a lots of all the best. A few of these types, particularly when in groups, can, nonetheless, frequently be utilized successfully when developing bird-scapes.

If we require to be out early, we will certainly be the initial watercraft out. If problems are terrific, we will certainly avoid. As well as when there is an opportunity for sundown shapes, we will certainly avoid and also remain in the best area.

We will certainly be taking a trip via lovely wild nation; landscape and also beautiful possibilities are plentiful.

Additionally included is an expert leader, frequently described as the globe’s most experienced bird digital photography journey leader, that is conversant in Canon, Nikon, and also Sony.

All photos from Kachemak Bay in 2022!

What You Will Certainly Find Out

You will certainly discover functional and also imaginative options to daily photo issues. You will certainly discover to see the shot, to develop vibrant photos by fine-tuning your make-ups, to finest use your electronic camera’s AF system, and also exactly how to assess the wind, the skies problems, and also the instructions and also top quality of the light. This is among the really couple of journeys Homer journeys readily available where you will certainly not be put simply on the birds and also informed to enjoy. You will certainly discover to be a far better digital photographer. Just if that is what you desire.

You will certainly discover to obtain the best direct exposure when it is bright, when it cloudy-bright, when it is gloomy, when it is cloudy-dark, or when it is clouded. And also obtaining the best direct exposure when developing shapes.

You will certainly discover to make pleasing obscures operating in hands-on setting and also to develop shapes operating in Shutter Concern setting.

Most notably you will certainly discover to select your finest trip photos from 10s of hundreds of photos.

You will certainly delight in collaborating with both finest and also most imaginative watercraft captains on their strong, photography-spacious, safe, open-deck crafts.

The 2nd and also 3rd IPTs are the only Hairless Eagle workshops that include an extremely handy initial friend.

Just 5 professional photographers (not the normal 6), plus the leader.

Tiny team Photoshop, Picture Evaluation, and also Picture Critiquing sessions.

All photos from Homer or Kachemak Bay, AK

What’s Consisted Of

One 4 hr or 2 two-hour watercraft journeys each day (climate allowing), all watercraft charges and also boat-related expenditures (omitting suggestions), ground transport to and also from the dock and also back to the resort every day, in-the-field direction and also support, pre-trip equipment guidance, little team post-processing and also photo testimonial sessions, and also a thanks supper for all mannerly individuals.

What’s Not Consisted Of

Your plane tickets to and also from Homer, AK (using Anchorage), the price of your area at Land’s End Hotel, all individual things, all dishes and also drinks, and also suggestions for the watercraft captain and/or the initial friend.

Please Keep In Mind

On terrific days, the team might want to photo for greater than 4 hrs. If the overall time on the watercraft surpasses 20 hrs for the five-day journeys, or 1 day for the 2nd journey, the team will certainly share the extra expenditure at a price of $225/hour.

Some people might want to lease their very own car to capitalize on neighborhood photo possibilities around Homer.

Down Payment Info

A $3000 non-refundable deposit/trip is called for. You might pay your down payment with bank card or by individual check (constructed out to BIRDS AS ART) and also sent out using United States mail just to Arthur Morris. PO Box 7245. Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855. Your equilibrium, due 90 days prior to the day of separation, is payable just by check as above.

In Closing

I have actually been mosting likely to Homer on and off for near to twenty years. Every journey has actually been absolutely nothing except wonderful. Lots of people enter mid-March. The earlier you go, the far better the opportunities for snow. The only method to ensure that you get on the very best of the 3 journeys is to enroll in every one of them. Can you stay on top of me? If you have any type of inquiries, or are excellent to opt for one, 2, or all 3 journeys, please allow me understand using email or offer me a contact my cellular phone at 863-221-2372.

Usual usual when it comes to my everyday routine, but also for the reality that the late mid-day swim was reduced well brief by yet even more rumbling and also lightning. I did a little bit of digital photography in the early morning while walking with the 400mm f/2.8 and also the monopod.

Today is Tuesday 20 September 2022 and also I require to come down to the lake quickly. Wherever you are, and also whatever you are doing, I really hope that you as well have an excellent day. This article regarding a hr to prepare and also makes one hundred seventy-nine days straight with a brand-new one.

Please bear in mind to make use of the B&H and also web links that are discovered on a lot of blog site web pages and also to make use of the BIRDSASART discount rate code at check out when buying your brand-new equipment from Bedfords to obtain 3% back on your bank card and also delight in complimentary second-day air FedEx. Please, additionally, think about signing up with a BAA IPT You will certainly be surprised at just how much you will certainly discover!

Long-ago pupil and also veteran buddy Clemens Van der Werf, partner Adri, and also Toby and also Jake, their 2 cherished gold retrievers, dropped by for a swimming pool deck supper. Clemens lately marketed his house in Ft Lauderdale, FL, and also his apartments watercraft. The family members (consisting of both pet dogs, in large cages), is flying to Frankfurt, Germany in 3 days and afterwards driving to the Netherlands. They are leasing a residence for a month with an alternative to expand if need be. Clemens is looking helpful for his desire task. If that exercises, they will certainly be acquiring a residence near his brand-new area of work.

When Clemens started taking IPTs, he had no rate of interest in photographing birds or wild animals; he just wished to discover to photo his cherished Golden Retrievers and also American’s Mug course cruising private yachts. A fellow Canon Traveler of Light suggested that he take a program or 2 with me. You can review the entire tale below, however the images are no more readily available). As they claim, the remainder is background; Clemens swiftly became a first-rate nature digital photographer. His job has actually been included often times below on the blog site. Kind “Clemens” right into the little white search box and also 10 web pages of web links will certainly appear. Below are 2:

The Success of the Trainee Usually Places a Pleased and also Jealous Smile on the Face of the Instructor

So, What is Clemens Van der Werf Doing Currently?

Over the previous twenty years, we have actually done a lots of digital photography with each other. I want him all the best with the step, and also with his brand-new and also interesting undertakings.

The photo that Clemens is holding was developed on 19 December 2013 at Brown Bluff, Antarctica. Clemens utilized a portable Sigma 50-500mm lens with the Canon EOS-1D X. ISO 400: 1/800 sec. at f/13. AWB at 11:55 get on blessedly gloomy day.

Clemens’ Online Virtual Publish Gallery
Picture thanks to and also copyright 2014: Clemens Van der Werf Digital photography

Clemens Online Virtual Publish Gallery

Mazel tov to Clemens on the step, and also on ongoing success with his on the internet digital print gallery at

This photo was developed at Kachemak Bay, AK on 25 FEB 2020. I utilized the portable Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens (at 200mm) with the blazingly quick AF King, the Sony Alpha a9 II Mirrorless Digital electronic camera body) that includes extremely precise AF. ISO 1600. Direct exposure established using Zebras on the back wheel: 1/1600 sec. at f/3.2. AWB at 11:45 remain in a snow storm.

Picture copyright 2020: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART.

Clemens Van der Werf at Homer in a snowstorm– the guy in black!

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Clemens at work at Kachemak Bay, Homer, AK

Wish snow in Homer as it uses stunning photo possibilities (as you can see listed below).

This photo was additionally developed at Kachemak Bay, AK on 21 February 2020. Once again, I utilized the portable Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II lens and also the EOS-1D X Mark II. ISO 800: 1/2000 sec at f/3.2. As the photo was developed prior to I had actually started collaborating with RawDigger, the examination by this terrific application today revealed that the raw data is greater than 1/3 quit as well dark. AWB at 11:37:53 get on an over cast early morning.

Picture # 1: Grownup Hairless Eagle in trip– in your face

I Have No Idea

Due To The Fact That I had actually been firing with Nikon and also Sony at once in regarding 2019, I have no idea regarding exactly how I end up capturing with Canon on among the 2020 Homer IPTs. I do, nonetheless, keep in mind that Clemens lent me his 300mm f/2.8 L IS lens. I am not exactly sure if the 1DX II was his or mine.

This photo was developed at Kachemak Bay, AK on 21 February 2020. I utilized the portable Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II lens and also the EOS-1D X Mark II. ISO 640: 1/3200 sec at f/3.2. As the photo was developed prior to I had actually started collaborating with RawDigger, the examination by this terrific application today revealed that the raw data is greater than one period as well dark. AWB at 1:21:06 pm on an over cast mid-day.

Picture # 2: Grownup Hairless Eagle strolling on fresh snow

Snow is the Bomb!

Blizzards, fresh snow on the ground, big snows, and also also snow squalls are greater than welcome on the Homer Bald Eagle IPTs. In 2015 we had just a solitary snow squall, so we are past due for greater than a couple of snowfalls this year. Do think about joining me.

The More Powerful Picture?

Which these days’s highlighted Hairless Eagle photos do you like finest? All are welcomed to leave a remark and also allow us understand why they made their selection. Or otherwise. Life has to do with options.


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