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 Valpariso in Chile is a city of contradictions. It has a distinctly Old World vibe but is set squarely in Latin America. And the colonial architecture contrasts with the ultramodern port and high-rise buildings just around the bay. In my first attempt at city photography, I had a lot of fun taking this image from a hilltop marketplace just after the sun set. A flashlight placed inside a century-old cable car provided the light lines on the bottom left of the frame.

Canon 5DsR, Canon 16-35 mm f/4 L IS zoom, polarizer, 6 stop neutral density filter, f/16, 30 seconds, ISO 160

canon 5dsr

 
 
 
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Canon 5DsR ($2900)

Astounding resolution and great Canon interface. I hate to let my amigo go but you can have it along with a cable release, extra battery, body cap with stay dry tech, and L bracket. Low shutter count!

reference - online price new is $3500 for body only

 
 
 
Secret Boa

sigma 150 mm f/2.8 macro

 
 
 
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Sigma 150 mm ($350)

I love this f/2.8 macro lens. 150 mm is the sweet spot for me. This is the older version, just as sharp as the new one but without image stabilization. Tripod collar and polarizing filter come with the lens.

reference - online price of new version is $1099

 
 
 
 a keel-billed toucan on a liana at dawn

canon 1.4x tc iii

SOLD!

 
 
 
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Canon 1.4 x III TC ($250)

A great option for Canon prime lenses or for use with the 100-400 mm zoom. This is the latest gen 1.4x TC.

SOLD!

 
 
 
 chestnut-mandible toucan on nest in hole of rainforest tree

canon 2x tc iii

 

SOLD!

 
 
 
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Canon 2x III TC ($250)

 

A great option for Canon prime lenses. On a 300 mm f/2.8, you shoot 600 mm at f/5.6 or 1000 mm at f/8 on a 500 mm f/4. This is the latest gen 2x TC.

SOLD!

 
 
 
 When I visited the Atacama deserts of northern Chile recently, I was struck by the spare beauty of the region; it couldn't be more different than my normal everyday studio in the tropical rainforest! While I was captivated by the lack of life in this area, one of the driest on the planet, I still longed for a bit of color and maybe even some feathers :-)

My wish came true very late one afternoon as I visited a highland lake with my friends. A lone Andean Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) was foraging right next to us on the path! I immediately changed from my telephoto lens to a wide angle, screwed on a polarizer, and grabbed a flash (which I always have handy no matter where I go). My idea was to expose for the larger scene, look for some compositional lines, and then use the flash to slightly fill in the shadows on the bird caused by the sun setting to my left as I viewed the scene. 

After a couple of shots I had things dialed in and began shooting. The flamingo, however, was just kind of mulling around with its beak in the mud. I needed a more dynamic pose and, luckily, was rewarded with one for just a split second as the flamingo lifted its head and stretched out its back leg. This is the shot I envisioned from the moment I came upon the scene, and I was so happy to have accomplished it. I hope you like it!

For the photographers out there, here's the technical info!

Canon 5DsR, Canon 16-35 mm f/4 L IS zoom at 22 mm, circular polarizer, handheld, f/22, ISO 500, 1/50, flash on-camera at TTL -1

Processed in Lightroom with some slight selective adjustments for color and contrast, a very light rotation to correct for the horizon line.

canon 16-35 mm f/4 l is

 
 
 

Canon 16-35 mm ($800)

My favorite landscape lens, this is the latest version f/4, L class with IS. It's a fantastic lens. I include a B + W circular polarizing filter and stay dry back cap.

reference - online price new is $999

 
 
 
The Red Planet

rokinon 24 mm f/1.4

sold

 
 
 
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Rokinon 24 mm ($350)

This f/1.4 lens is a bargain for night and landscape work. The wide aperture is fantastic, sharpness is great across the frame, and the lack of AF is not an issue for landscapes. Includes circular polarizing filter.

SOLD

 
 
 
MANUEL ANTONIO

Canon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS

 
 
 
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Canon 70-300 mm ($850)

L class with IS and f/4-5.6 aperture, this versatile lens is great for hummingbirds, flowers, lizards, butterflies, and landscapes. Built like a tank and super sharp, it's a nice lens for an affordable price. Includes circular polarizing filter, tripod collar, and lens coat camo cover.

reference - online price new w/o collar is $1349

 
 
 
VULTURE DREAMS

canon 300 mm f/2.8 l is version i

 
 
 
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Canon 300 mm ($3300)

My workhorse lens, the version I f/2.8 L IS boasts amazing sharpness and is great for low light. It hurts to let this guy go! Hood, camo cover, and hard case included.

reference - online price new version II $6099

 
 
 
 A Golden-Browed Chlorophonia signs in a cloud forest in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica

sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 c zoom

 
 
 

Sigma 150-600 mm ($700)

I love this lens. Not super fast in terms of aperture or focus but the ability to get tack sharp shots in a small, light, cheap package (under $1000) is awesome! I love the zoom for wildlife framing options too.

reference - online price new is $989

 
 
 
 night sky over Juan Castro Blanco National Pak

sigma 15 mm f/2.8 fisheye

SOLD

 
 
 

Sigma fisheye ($400)

A fun little lens, the Sigma 15 mm fisheye is sharp. It has AF and close focus distance too, which makes it useful for wide angle plants and wildlife.

SOLD!

 
 
 
 praying mantis

canon mt-24 twin flash

 
 
 

Canon MT-24 ($500)

The MT-24 EX works well for super tight macro shots and for macro work without an assistant. It's portable and easy to use and can even wirelessly control a Speedlight off-camera.

reference - online price of new version is $989

 
 
 
 Asteraceae flower

canon extension tubes

SOLD

 
 
 
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Canon ext. tubes ($75)

Extension tubes allow any lens to focus more closely with no effect on optical quality. I'm selling my 12 and 25 mm tubes from Canon.

SOLD

 
 
 
 Colorful tank bromeliad, Costa Rica

canon oc-e3 ttl flash cord

 
 
 
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Canon TTL flash cord ($35)

A reliable way to get your flash off-camera for telephoto or macro.

reference - online price is $69.95

 
 
 
 
 
 
 I used a 10 stop neutral density filter (kind of like welder's glass) for a very long exposure at sunset at my favorite beach on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. The resulting 3 minute exposure gave an ethereal look to the image just after the sun had set.

6 stop nd filter 77 mm thread

 
 
 
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6 stop ND 77 mm ($75)

Almost new, this 6 stop ND from Breakthrough Photography has the least color cast of any ND filter on the market.

reference - online price is $99

 
 
 
 Hourglass tree frog (Hyla ebreccata), Costa Rica

phottix mitros +

 
 
 
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Phottix Mitros + ($125)

This full TTL and HSS capable flash from Phottix is a great substitute for a Canon 580 EX. It even has radio slave function built-in. The Velcro is for a softbox or Better Beamer but can be removed.

reference - online price is $249

 
 
 
THE SQUABBLE

phottix odin

 
 
 

Phottix Odin system ($175)

A great radio-based TTL, HSS, and manual flash transmitter/receiver system. Works with any TTL flash, including the Phottix Odin above. Includes one transmitter and two receivers.

reference - online price is $300

 
 

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