#1 – Take the wrong lens for the job.
#2 – Use too small of an aperture setting.
#3 – Not paying attention to one’s shutter speeds to notice that they’re so slow to freeze motion.
#4 – Not standing and holding the camera steady
#5 – Not take advantage of higher ISO settings to capture the moment, regardless of noise.
But there were a few keepers from the day, regardless of tons of deleting in Lightroom.
Somehow “The Look” has transcended species boundaries. However did they know?
For the outing I took the Canon 7D with 100mm f/2.8 L Macro lens. Along with the 100-400mm L lens for the dolphin shots. Quickly regretting the fact that I had dropped my Canon 5D Mark III, while I was grateful for having a backup camera, I sorely missed the Mark III’s rapid focusing mechanism and ability to handle low light conditions. I also missed the sharpness that I get with the Mark III versus the 7D.
So the next test will be is to return with the Canon 7D with the proper 24-105mm lens that I took on my last visit. It’ll be worth seeing if I can get closer to duplicating those images from the first trip.
I loved visiting the aquarium again and discovered all sorts of new things. I purchased a yearly membership so I can go as often as I can. Let’s hope I can return soon.