Dorsal Trip Pano Plant” Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

This brand new card consists of just photos produced on my JAN 2022 see to San Diego. Click the composite to appreciate a bigger variation.

The 2022/23 San Diego Brown Pelicans (and also a lot more!) IPTs

San Diego IPT # 1. 3 1/2 DAYS: JOINED 21 DEC thru the early morning session on Saturday 24 DEC 2022. $2099.00. Down payment: $699.00. Limitation: 6 photographers/Openings: 5.

San Diego IPT # 2. 4 1/2 DAYS: SAT 7 JAN thru the early morning session on WED 11 JAN 2023: $2699.00. Down payment: $699.00. Limitation: 6 photographers/Openings: 2.

San Diego IPT # 3: 3 1/2 DAYS: FRI 20 JAN thru the early morning session on MON 23 JAN 2023: $2099.00. Down payment: $699.00. Limitation: 6 professional photographers.

Please email for info on tailored pre- and also post-IPT sessions.

Join me in San Diego to photo the stunning reproduction quill Brown Pelicans with their fire-engine red and also olive eco-friendly costs bags; Brandt’s (nesting) and also Double-crested Cormorants; reproducing quill Timber and also Ring-necked Ducks; various other duck varieties feasible consisting of Lesser Scaup, Redhead, Northern Shoveler and also Browse Scoter; a range of gulls consisting of Western, The golden state, and also the lovely Heermann’s, done in complete reproduction quill; shorebirds consisting of Marbled Godwit, Willet, Sanderling and also Black-bellied Plover; lots of others are feasible consisting of Least, Western, and also Detected Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Black and also Ruddy Turnstone, Semipalmated Plover, and also Surfbird; Harbor Seals and also The Golden State Sea Lions (both depending upon the existing laws and also limitations). And also as you can see by examining the IPT cards, there are some good bird-scape and also landscape possibilities. In addition to a lots of outstanding trip digital photography possibilities and also guideline.

Please keep in mind: where allowed and also from time to time, ducks and also gulls might be brought in (or re-located) with offerings of grains or healthy and balanced bread.

San Diego provides a riches of extremely eye-catching nature topics, consisting of and also specifically the Pacific race of The golden state Brown Pelican. With yearly gos to extending greater than 4 years, I have great deals of photo experience there … Click the composite to appreciate a bigger variation.

Understanding Direct Exposure, Whether You Like It Or otherwise

Whether you like it or otherwise, we will certainly be defeating the topic of direct exposure like a dead steed. In every brand-new scenario, you will certainly hear my ideas on direct exposure in addition to my ideas on both Nikon and also Canon pie charts and also SONY Zebras. Whether you like it or otherwise, you will certainly discover to operate in hand-operated setting to make sure that you can obtain the best direct exposure whenever (as long as a bird offers you 10 secs with the light continuous). Or more secs with SONY zebras … And also you will certainly discover what to do when the light is transforming frequently. What you find out about direct exposure will certainly be just one of the fantastic takeaways on every IPT.

Though the pelicans will certainly be the celebrities of the program on this IPT, there will certainly be lots of various other good-looking and also exciting topics in terrific setups. Click the composite to appreciate a bigger variation.

It Ain’t Simply Pelicans

With lovely topics simply resting there waiting to have their photos taken, photographing the pelicans on the high cliffs has to do with as very easy as nature digital photography obtains. With the winds from the eastern nearly every early morning there is typically some outstanding trip digital photography too, typically with 70-200mm lenses! And also the pelicans are often doing something intriguing: preening, scraping, costs bag cleansing, or squabbling. And after that there are those insane head tosses that are believed to be a type of intra-flock interaction. You will certainly be directed regarding just how to reconcile those possibilities. Depending upon the weather condition, the neighborhood problems, and also the trends, there are a range of various other magnificent image opportunities readily available around San Diego.


Did I point out that there are great deals of fantastic birds and also nature topics in San Diego in winter months? Click the composite to appreciate a bigger variation.

The San Diego Facts

These IPTs will certainly consist of 4 or 5 3-hour early morning image sessions, 3 or 4 1 1/2- hr mid-day image sessions, and also 3 or 4 functioning breakfasts that will certainly consist of picture evaluation and also Photoshop sessions. On unusual over cast days, we might– at the leader’s discernment, avoid in the early morning for a lengthy session and also miss that mid-day. To guarantee very early beginnings, morning meals will certainly be your obligation. And also so that we can obtain some rest, suppers will certainly be on your very own. In the very not likely occasion that Fish Factor is shut because of neighborhood statute (or fancifulness)– that has actually never ever occurred in the previous fifty years, I will certainly certainly do my absolute best to optimize our photo possibilities.

San Diego provides a riches of extremely eye-catching nature topics, consisting of and also specifically the Pacific race of The golden state Brown Pelican. With yearly gos to extending greater than 4 years, I have great deals of photo experience there … Click the composite to appreciate a bigger variation.

Down Payment Details

A $599 down payment is needed to hold your port for among the 2022/23 San Diego IPTs. You can send out a check (constructed to “BIRDS AS ART”) to us below: BIRDS AS ART, PO Box 7245, Indian Lake Estates, FL, 33855, or call Jim or Jennifer at the workplace with a bank card at 863-692-0906. Your equilibrium, payable just by check, schedules 3 months prior to the journey.


Range is undoubtedly the seasoning of life in San Diego. Click the composite to appreciate a bigger variation.

Standing Up Very Early and also Avoiding Late

On all BIRDS AS ART IPTS consisting of and also specifically the San Diego IPT, we enter the area early to benefit from distinct and also typically stunning lights problems and also we avoid late to optimize the opportunities of awesome light and also wonderful sunlight

The majority of people do not recognize that the very best skies shade typically takes place as very early as 45 mins prior to dawn. I got to Sebastian Inlet following 6:30 am. Sunup went to 7:20 am. I got on the jetty by 6:40 am equally as the shade was creating on what was a partially over cast early morning. I had my 600 f/4 alone on the tripod so I ordered my 70-200 II from my Xtra-hand vest and also produced some good cloud-scapes. At an early stage, there was absolutely no wind with an extremely healthy and balanced populace of no-see-ums. Eventually with little to no activity, I directed the inlet for a Timber Stork repair. They were tamer than ever before. It was back to the jetty. The activity had actually grabbed a little bit with angling Caspian Terns and also Ospreys. As the sunlight appeared, problems quickly ended up being sauna-like so I evacuated and also headed house.

Today is Thursday 13 October. I have a lots of job to do however might head to the lake early to inspect points out. Wherever you are, and also whatever you are doing, I really hope that you as well have a fantastic day. This post took much less than a hr and also makes 2 hundred-one days a row with a brand-new one.

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


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BIRDS AS ART Picture Optimization Solution (BAA IPHONE)

Send Out a PayPal for $62.00 to or call Jim at 863-692-0906 and also placed $62.00 on your bank card. Select among your ideal photos and also publish the raw data utilizing a huge data sending out solution like Hightail or DropBox and after that send me the web link using email. I will certainly download and install and also conserve your raw data, examine the direct exposure and also intensity, and also enhance the picture as if it were my very own after transforming the raw data in Adobe Electronic camera Raw. Most importantly, I will certainly make a display recording of the whole procedure and also send you a web link to the video clip to download and install, conserve and also research.

Induro GIT 304L Rate Decline

Extremely, we have 2, brand-new-in-the-box Induro GIT 304L tripods in supply. They are $699.00 each (were $799.00) and also the cost currently consists of the insured ground delivery to the reduced 48 states. Week day phone orders just: 863-692-0906. Order your own below while they last.

This picture was produced on 24 January 2022 on a San Diego IPT. Standing at complete elevation, I made use of the no-longer readily available (other than from BAA) Induro GIT 304L tripod/ Levered-Clamp FlexShooter Pro– placed Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens with the Sony FE 1.4 x Teleconverter, and also The One, the Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Digital Electronic Camera. ISO 640. The direct exposure was identified by Zebras with ISO on the back wheel: 1/2500 2nd at f/5.6 (large open) in Guidebook setting. RawDigger revealed that the direct exposure had to do with 1/10-stop except ideal. AWB at 3:43:06 pm on warm mid-day.

Tracking: Zone/AF-C with Bird-Eye/Face Discovery executed flawlessly. Click the picture to appreciate a high-res variation.

Picture # 1: Brown Pelican– reproducing plumage Pacific-race in trip– dorsal sight

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A Brand-new Mid-day Place in La Jolla

Simply a couple of years earlier, I discovered a mid-day area in La Jolla that– as opposed to prominent point of view, provides continually great possibilities for Pacific-race Brown Pelican trip digital photography. In addition to head shots and also great deals of introductions and also tiffs. I am not certain why I never ever refined this one as the reproducing quill bird is an appeal and also the inbound dorsal wing posture is extremely wonderful. In addition to the wonderful Pacific-blue history. Make certain to click the picture to see the bird embark on your display.

Among the neatest aspects of this area is that lenses as brief as 70-200mms can be efficient for inbound trip shots.


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