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Join me, Christopher Dodds, for an EpicEagle adventurein Alaska. This five day Eagle photography workshop is designed for all levels of photographer to come home with an awesome portfolio of Eagle s and a deep understanding of the fundamentals of bird photography. Dont delay! Space is limited.Learn more HERE.

Heres a Northern Gannet from a rare opportunity to photograph alone onBonaventure Islandwhile I was testing the new Sony a mirroless camera with the new Sony FE F.. G Master OSS lens. I was blessed with a cloudy bright day, which is my absolute vorite lighting for my alltime vorite bird photography place where I have spent more than a year of my life since lling in love with the Gannets there!If you were to add up all of the days spent teaching workshops there over the years.

Wood Duck DrakeAix sponsa, Canard Bronchu, WODUTingley Ponds Albuquerque, NM, USA. Image Christopher Dodds. Sony Alpha a Mirrorless Camera Sony FE F.. G Master OSS and Sony .X mm. Full frame .ISO ,f/ /,s Manual exposure mode.PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

Heres what left of the massive Canon gear sale

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Parc national de lleBonaventureetduRocherPerc, Bonaventure Island, Quebec, Canada. Image Christopher Dodds. Sony Alpha a Mirrorless Camera Sony FE F.. G Master OSS mm.f/. /,s Manual exposure mode.PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

Another from my recent outings testing my Sony a. This time, I was ready with my G master lens and the Sony .X Teleextender while wandering around looking for ll birds when I noticed a pair of Whitetailed Deer wns. I am still blown away by the Sony a phase detect auto focus system!

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. Crop vs. Full Frame You were using crop sensor cameras, but have switched to a fullframe camera with the .X extender. Instead of the in camera crop with the shorter focal length, you are now handholding a longer lens on a fullframe camera to acheive the same reach. This requires much more care.

Hi Chris I am also a friend of Rob P living in Colorado. Switching to Sony from Canon. Had most canon lenses from to mm. Shot with dMk and d for wildlife. Just getting used to settings on the Sony. Today was shooting with the ar, sony with . converter. Photographing a soaring red tail hawk in manual settings, auto iso, oo sec., . in zone focus mode. I use back button focus and locked on to Hawk but all of the s were not sharp. With my canon d and II every would have been sharp. What am I doing wrong? Cant believe some s were sharp and some soft in a continuous burst. Rob said you may be able to help. I have a couple photo trips coming up in January and February and am leery on the sony setup. Have not sold my canon gear yet…Thanks, Bob K

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Getting back to the immense number of Puffin s produced with the Sony a Sony G Master during myDeluxe Puffins Galore workshopin July/August. Here is another Puffin with Capelin ; full frame at mm. I have said it before, and I will say it again The new autofocus is unstoppable! The number of Puffins returning to their burrows with Capelin was similar to other years, but the number of tack sharp s fps was tough to edit thanks to the Sony a.

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Its not too late to join me for myBald Eagle Workshop. I have just had another cancellation for the March , slot in Homer, Alaska due to illness. Find out more about myEagles Galore Workshop HERE.

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It is really quite amazing to be part of what seems like a revolution! It seems like friends and clients are switching to Sony on a daily basis. Here is an updated list of my gear for sale, followed by some offered by friends. Shoot me an email if you are interested in buying or an offer on anything.

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There have been numerous reports ofSnowy Owlsarriving over the past week. I was out running errands with my wife, Julie, on Monday and we saw three without trying. I went out with my New Sony gear this morning and quickly found one perched on a stop sign. I think we are headed into a great owl season this winter!

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There are still a few spots available for myWinter Owl WorkshopsCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about my WINTER OWL WORKSHOPS.

Feel free to email me for information, or to make an offer!

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Atlantic Puffin CATCH OF THE DAYFratercula arctica, Macareux moine, ATPUMingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada, Rserve de parc national du Canada de lArchipeldeMingan, Quebec, Canada. Image Christopher Dodds. Sony Alpha a Mirrorless Camera Sony FE F.. G Master OSS mm. Full frame .ISO f/. /,s Manual exposure mode.PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

There are two last minute openings for myJanuary to February , Snowy Owl Workshop. Dont miss out on what is looking like an epic season ahead. Read more about the workshop and signup for myJan. Feb. , winter Snowy Owl Workshop HERE.

I am in the midst of preparing for a bunch of presentations, but want to share that I received my Sony RX Mark IV a couple of weeks ago, and the first results are remarkable. Although it wont fit in a pocket I didnt expect it to, and my phone is already there and ready for those shots, the idea is to always have a camera with me that has st autofocus . second focus acquisition, frames per second and a builtin zoom that covers from to mm at f/. This is for those times when you see a something and wish you had brought your full camera rig. Of course, like all things in the photography world, there are tradeoffs, so you shouldnt expect it to produce files like the a at higher ISO. Overall, the Sony RX Mark IV has impressed and delivers everything promised. It is a great introduction to the Sony world for those photographers fully invested in other brands, and a great camera choice for all naturalists, birders or sports ns and parents!

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Snowy Owl GEAR DOWNBubo scandiacus, Hang des neiges, SNOWSouthwestern Quebec, Canada. Image Christopher Dodds. Sony Alpha a Mirrorless Camera Sony FE F.. G Master OSS and Sony .X mm. Almost full frame .ISO ,f/ /,s Manual exposure mode.PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

Im cleaning out the gear closet, and looking for new homes for some great gear. Everything is in new to near new condition

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A careful read of your question leads me to suspect a few reasons for your soft s

Heres a Juvinile Bald Eagle that we photographed while waiting for a ferry during last weeksWinter Owl Workshop. We were trying for Mergansers in flight as they would congregate in the chanel that the ferry had carved through the ice. It looked like the Eagle would land on the dock beside us, but endedup landing below the dock on a dead duck that it must have been snaking on before being scared away from by the previous ferry.

Heres a Drake Male Wood Duck from my recentBetter Than Bosque Workshoplast December. Aside from the usual suspects Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese, the variety and number of ducks were a huge hit with everyone on the trip. I spent a lot of time with the Sony a and the .X and X on the mm G Master lens and love the results with incredible detail.

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I still have a couple of spots available for myJune , Gannets Galore workshopthere. Read more about the workshop I host there every yearHERE.

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I love Alaska and had been dreaming of taking anEagle photography workshopand decided to sign up with Chris.I am so glad I chose Chrisfor a lot of reasons.The workshop was very well organized. Chris provides the attendees with a list of suggested clothing to be sure you are comforle in the Alaskan winter weather. He provided us with a list of suggested equipment so that we knew exactly what was needed toget the kind of photos posted on his workshop . The group was limited to attendees, so we each had ample opportunity to get feedback and suggestions from Chris.Chris is extremely knowledgable about Kachemak Bay and knows where to go to get the best shots depending on the wind and the weather, and whether there is sun or snow. Chris uses the same boat and captain for this workshop, so the captain knows exactly what Chris wants to do and how to get us into those best areas. Chris believes in safety above all else, but snow, sleet and rain did not keep us from going out. In ct, it made for some great photos depicting the Alaskan winter eagle environment. It was an amazing trip and I got a lot of great photos. I would definitely choose Chris for another birding workshop ashe is dedicated to doing everything he can to make sure you come home with lots of amazing photographs!Thanks, Chris, for a ntastic workshop and wonderful adventure!

The Sony a and Sony G Master lens continue to impress! I grabbed this out the passenger window of my truck as it took off when I approached I removed the top of the Stop sign from the . The autofocus immediately lockedon, and every frame in the sequence of s I took was razor sharp; Gone are the days of quickly eliminating of s captured in a burst because they were not razor sharp!

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If you get a chance to go on a workshop with Chris I would highly recommend it. I know I will again.

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. Back Button Focus There are some ergonomic differences between your old and new cameras; perhaps button , placement and the amount of pressure it needs to be kept pressed continuously. I have never been a n of Back Button Focus, because it is simply too easy to make a mistake and release a little pressure from your thumb. Back Button Focus is also near impossible in subzero temperatures. Consider assigning focus back to the old shioned shutter button.

Eastern Whitetailed Deer Fall Fawn PortraitOdocoileus virginianus, Cerf de VerginieAlt Island, Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada. Image Christopher Dodds. Sony Alpha a Mirrorless Camera Sony FE F.. G Master OSS and Sony .X mm. Full frame .ISO ,f/ /s Manual exposure mode.PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

I had the pleasure of attending ChrisSnowy Owl Workshopthis past January. To be honest, I did not know much about Chris before the trip. All I knew was thequality of his s on his websiteand thatI wanted Snowy owl pictures. Needless to say,Chris met and exceeded my expectations.He goes over and aboveto get you in theright place at the right timeto capture thebest s possible. Having been on numerous workshops around the world with various leaders, I can sayChris worked harderthan most….. He also made sure that we were in position to get avariety of sand not just photos of the same animal behavior.Chris knows his birds and what they are going to do nextas much as humanly possible.He teaches in a way that things make sense. I was getting frustrated with my photography before this trip. I was able to get great shots before the workshop but felt that the percentage of great shots to missed shots needed to be better.Chris explained ways to change a few of my bad habits in a way that no one else ever did. I have tried manual exposure in the past but never got comforle with it but after a day or twowith Chris it clicked in my mind and my s improved and percentage of keepers went up.

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Im cleaning out the gear closet, and looking for new homes for some great gear. Everything is in new to near new condition

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Great Grey Owl SOLITUDEStrix nebulosa, Chouette Lapone, GGOW Gatineau, Quebec Christopher DoddsAll Rights Reserved. mm ISO ,s, f/. /,s Manual mode.Click HERE to order a print or license for publication.

To everyone who visited this blog or myFacebook , attended aworkshop, sari, seminar or lecture, purchased a print or licensed an Thank you for my best year yet. I am so very lucky and grateful!

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Snowy Owl MORNING GLORYBubo scandiacus, Hang des neiges, SNOW Ontario, Canada Christopher DoddsAll Rights Reserved. mm ISO ,, f/. /,s Manual.PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

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. Focus Mode I seem to be using Centre Spot Lockon most of the time for birds in flight with my Sony Cameras.

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There are a lot of photographers to choose from when deciding to take a workshop. I had come acrossChristopher Dodds Photography on Facebookand really like his photographs. I read about Chriss workshops. They all sounded well organized and he has years of experience going to various places.

Bald Eagle GRAVITYfrom myBald Eagle Photographic ExpeditionHailiaeetus leucocephalus, Pygarge a tete blanche, BAEA Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska Christopher DoddsAll Rights Reserved. mm ISO , f/. /,s Full Frame, shot vertical in manual mode.Click HERE to order a print or license for publication.

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Bald Eagle JUVINILE Landing on Lake Ontario IceHailiaeetus leucocephalus, Pygarge a tete blanche, BAEALake Ontario, Canada. Image Christopher Dodds. Sony Alpha a Mirrorless Camera Sony FE F.. G Master OSS mm.ISO ,f/. /,s Manual exposure mode.PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

. Shutter Speed While I dont doubt that you got a lot of keepers with your crop sensor camera and /,s, I strive to work at /,s for flight photography. In the past, most would agree that /focal length to be sufficient shutter speed for sharp s /s when using mm. In my experience, the resolving power of modern lenses and sensors requires around ten times that to ensure razor sharp s.Nature Photographyphotography blog Blog