Wow! Such a beauty. I still remember my own turtle encounter in the Hawaiian Islands a few years back. Great experience for sure. Thank you for dropping by my gallery and give me such kind words for the Big Sur shot. Yes, I did use the build-in JPEG HDR feature of the 5D Mark III. A great feature for lazy JPEG shooters like myself. I am just having a ball with the Mark III. No less than a photographer's dream. I did the same shot last year with the Canon EOS T1I without the HDR and decided to try the feature at the identical location -
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/68173350 No HDR
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/87288014 with HDR
You can see that the dark pine tree has slightly better exposure with HDR. I will continue to experiment around. Best regards, David.
Thank you, David, for your kindly words! Last November felt like the month of the turtle, we got to see at least one in the water almost every day. Mostly green sea turtles, but occasionally a "suspected" loggerhead (or hawkbill?) turtle, too. I caught sight of one about 30 yards offshore at Ft. DeRussy Beach (which you may recall as the beach in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village), it was at least as long as I (about 6 ft), chomping on large chunks of seaweed it nibbled off the reef, in about than 8 ft of water. I did not have the camera on me at the time, and my family misinterpreted my frantic gesticulation (I was trying to tell them to bring the camera) as a call for help. Oh well. But it was indeed a fantastic experience. They (the turtles) do own the waters there, even at a beach as crowded as DeRussy!
Thank you for your insights in the 5D Mark III - I find it really tempting, mostly for its autofocus. It would be nice to have one camera that can do it all! Right now, I switch to an ancient 1D Mark IIn for any "fast motion photography" - a very nice camera, but its age (poor high ISO, cumbersome multiple button presses, no sensor cleaning) really shows!
Have fun - and thank you for stopping by!
WOW! YS + L
Do you snorkel?
Yep. But usually with just a point and shoot. Thank you for stopping by and YS and L.
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