"this image was made while photographing the seven species of alcids that make st. paul island, alaska, home during the breeding and nesting season. st. paul island is one of four small islands that make up the pribilof island group. they are in the bering sea approximately 300 miles off the west coast of alaska and about 250 north of the aleutian islands.
the weather there is a very consistent overcast sky and frequent drizzles. the overcast sky really helps for a nice even light. it is, however, easy to over expose the highlights which have significant detail, so monitoring your exposure carefully is critical." - @jc_wings
camera: nikon #d810
lens: af-s nikkor 800mm f/5.6e fl ed vr
settings: iso 500 | f./5.6 | 1/1600s
"after a long run of not a cloud in the sky. there was a slight chance of some cloud on the forecast so i set the alarm clock and hoped for the best. turned out to be a beautiful morning on the harbour" - @chrisparryphoto
"thorny devil (moloch horridus)
shot using the d850 and 105mm 2.8 macro. 125 seconds at f/11 to get as much depth of field as possible to get the thorny devil and the cracked earth nice and sharp. i used the sb900 for some flash fill to help the colours pop.
i think the key for shooting great macro is patience and anticipating the shot, i almost always use manual focus for total control." - @scottbauerphoto