Just wrapped up a really fun Awesome Arizona Photo Tour! This was inside the Colossal Cave during our private tour of this cool location!
Another one from day one of the Awesome Arizona Photo Tour / Workshop.
A gray fox coming in for a drink the same night I captured the owl.
A pair of Great Horned Owls nest on our property – we enjoy listening to them at night. On occasion, they will bath in the water hole. Last night, I was set up with my remote camera trap when one came in for a bath! He actually climbed into the water and splashed around, but unfortunately those images were inside my focus point. I never know for sure where to focus and usually chose the waters edge. When you are just 2 feet from the subject, I have very little depth of field. Here I went with f/8, which gives me about a foot of depth of field, but I lose a lot of stars at this aperture. I could pick up a lot more stars at f/2.4 or wider, but then I have even less DOF.
This was with a Canon 5d III (don’t want to risk my newest camera!), 24 Rokinon manual focus lens set at f/8, iso 1600, 20 second exposure and two off camera Nikon SB-28 flashes manually set to 1/32 power. Triggered this time with a Camtraption trigger. I also use Camtraption wireless triggers for the flashes.
This morning at the Desert Photo Retreat – it is amazing how colorful the desert has been this year!
This was last night with my camera trap. Working on capturing the stars at the same time as the fox in a single exposure.
A javelina capture last night near our RV with a camera trap and three flashes.