Kathy Adams Clark

Kathy Adams Clark

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No Nature column today? Bummer.
PM sent. Wanting feedback on camera purchase.

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Dear Kathy. You explained in your blog the AF problems with your R5. I would like to understand what CPS did to overcome the problem. Did they do technical changes to lens or/end camera or were it only the advised settings that solved the problem. My camera + RF 100-500 have the same problem. Thanks on beforehand for your answer, Wim Berends Bird photographer!
The Brazosport Birders voted to call it quits. We lasted 45 years and I was a member for 44 of them. Good run but over.
Happy Birthday, Kathy!!!
In this shot of this Hummingbird shows it taking the cinnamon wool from the stalk of the cinnamon fern to make its nest!!
Happy, happy birthday, Kathy Adams Clark! Hope you have a great day of celebration 🎉 🍷 🎂 !
IF NOT FOR COVID, I’D BE HERE - Matagorda Beach
Are you going to be teaching classes at the 2020 Whooping Crane Festival?
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Thanks for all the photo tips on the trip to Smith Oaks Rookery.
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Lilac breasted roller, unusual bird for. Texas? Probably shot that one in Africa my guess.

Twenty-five years experience. A complete class schedule is at www.kathyadamsclark.com I lead fabulous photo tours for advanced to novice photographers.

KAC Productions is a full-service stock agency representing the work of Kathy Adams Clark and 15 other nature photographers. Kathy teachers photography classes at Leisure Learning Unlimited in Houston. She's a regular speaker at camera clubs and other groups. She's also a featured speaker at photography conventions, gatherings, and nature festivals. Her work has appeared in thousands of magazines since 1984, hundreds of books, and numerous calendars.

Photos from Kathy Adams Clark's post 07/16/2021

Just me. All by myself. Walking a road through the Costa Rican cloud forest. One of the joys of life. Checking out the locations and activities for the Feb 2022 photo tour. #strabophototourcollection #strabophototours #costarica #costaricaphotography

07/16/2021

Scouting locations for the Feb 2022 photo tour to Costa Rica. Lovely vista overlooking the cloud forest. #strabophototourcollection #strabophototours #costaricatravel #costaricaphotography .

Photos from Kathy Adams Clark's post 07/10/2021

I'm processing photos from the spring this hot summer day. Some of you were with me when we photographed Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier during Galveston Featherfest. It was a rainy, windy night but we persevered. Several different processing ideas. See each photo for more details on processing.

Rio Celeste: Turquoise River of Costa Rica 07/09/2021

Rio Celeste: Turquoise River of Costa Rica

https://youtu.be/e27Yu9ARZ1k

I hope you enjoy my latest video on YouTube.

Rio Celeste: Turquoise River of Costa Rica The Rio Celeste is famous for beautiful turquoise waters. Rio Celeste's turquoise color is not caused by chemicals in the water. The color comes from scatt...

🐦FeatherFest 2022 Save the Date 07/07/2021

🐦FeatherFest 2022 Save the Date

Featherfest April 21-24, 2022, my friends. Save the date!!

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Kathy Adams Clark Photography Classes 07/06/2021

Kathy Adams Clark Photography Classes

Tomorrow morning, July 7th, I'll teach "Processing in Adobe Camera Raw & Lightroom." Online class showing you more advanced processing techniques in ACR and Lightroom. Class begins at 10am central and lasts 90-minutes. Register and join us! Share, of course.

http://www.kathyadamsclark.com/photo_classes.html

Kathy Adams Clark Photography Classes Learn photography from Kathy Adams Clark who has taught basic to advanced photography for twenty years

07/02/2021

Anhinga today at Brazos Bend State Park. No unusual or special but so pretty when you realize the wing feathers are not white but coppery orange. Same with the tip of the tail. Canon R5, 100-500mm lens, 1.4x extender, ISO 2000, 1/5000th shutter, f/10, -.3 exposure.

Anhinga today at Brazos Bend State Park. No unusual or special but so pretty when you realize the wing feathers are not white but coppery orange. Same with the tip of the tail. Canon R5, 100-500mm lens, 1.4x extender, ISO 2000, 1/5000th shutter, f/10, -.3 exposure.

07/01/2021

Purple martins circling over an old oak tree at sunset in the Texas Hill Country. Block Creek Natural Area during a recent workshop.

Purple martins circling over an old oak tree at sunset in the Texas Hill Country. Block Creek Natural Area during a recent workshop.

07/01/2021

Lark Sparrow; Chondestes grammacus; this summer; at Block Creek Natural Area; Texas; Hill Country. Such a colorful resident sparrow.

Lark Sparrow; Chondestes grammacus; this summer; at Block Creek Natural Area; Texas; Hill Country. Such a colorful resident sparrow.

06/26/2021

Lovely blue grosbeak during the workshop I taught at Block Creek Natural Area in mid-June. He was a handsome subject. F/10, 800th, ISO 1250, Canon R5, 100-500mm lens, 1.4x extender.

Lovely blue grosbeak during the workshop I taught at Block Creek Natural Area in mid-June. He was a handsome subject. F/10, 800th, ISO 1250, Canon R5, 100-500mm lens, 1.4x extender.

Export with Resize in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw 06/24/2021

Export with Resize in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw

Cheryl Jones Schindler asked a question about resizing photos to submit for a homework assignment. I thought I'd share my answer in a blog post. Thanks for reading and feel free to share with your photography friends.

https://kathyadamsclark.blog/2021/06/24/export-with-resize-in-lightroom-or-adobe-camera-raw/

Export with Resize in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw My photography students and photo friends frequently ask me how to resize a photograph. It’s super easy in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. Why would you need to resize a photograph? A teacher …

Photo Thievery is Upheld by Texas Supreme Court | Natural Exposures, Inc. 06/22/2021

Photo Thievery is Upheld by Texas Supreme Court | Natural Exposures, Inc.

So nice that the famous photographer Daniel J Cox is sharing this story on his blog. Thanks for your support of Jim Olive!

Photo Thievery is Upheld by Texas Supreme Court | Natural Exposures, Inc. Many of you know I'm a staunch supporter of photographers protecting the rights of their pictures. Creating images does not come cheap. Cameras are

Stealing a Photo: Texas Supreme Court Says It’s Okay 06/20/2021

Stealing a Photo: Texas Supreme Court Says It’s Okay

Unauthorized use of a photograph: Texas Supreme Court says it's okay. Please read and let the people at the University of Houston hear from you. My outrage:

https://kathyadamsclark.blog/2021/06/20/stealing-a-photo-texas-supreme-court-says-its-okay/

Stealing a Photo: Texas Supreme Court Says It’s Okay It was just a small article in the June 18th Houston Chronicle. Texas Supreme Court ruled that it was okay for The University of Houston to use Jim Olive’s photograph of downtown Houston with…

Photos from Kathy Adams Clark's post 06/20/2021

A couple of the black-chinned hummingbirds that we photographed at my recent workshop. The hummingbirds at Block Creek Natural Area are always amazing! Canon R6, 70-200mm lens, four Canon 220 flashes, 250 sec, f/8, ISO 100

06/19/2021

Another star trail done on June 13, 2021, at Block Creek Natural Area in the Texas Hill country. Polaris above the windmill.

Another star trail done on June 13, 2021, at Block Creek Natural Area in the Texas Hill country. Polaris above the windmill.

06/18/2021

Dark skies and pointing in the right direction for a star trail. Then I got "photo bombed" by the fireflies. They wanted to get into the act. Love the little guys so can't complain. Block Creek Natural Area in the Texas Hillcountry.

Dark skies and pointing in the right direction for a star trail. Then I got "photo bombed" by the fireflies. They wanted to get into the act. Love the little guys so can't complain. Block Creek Natural Area in the Texas Hillcountry.

06/13/2021

Great start to my birthday! Wrapped up a photography workshop at Block Creek Natural Area with a great group of ladies. Flat on our bellies photographing hummingbirds against the morning sun. What fun!

Great start to my birthday! Wrapped up a photography workshop at Block Creek Natural Area with a great group of ladies. Flat on our bellies photographing hummingbirds against the morning sun. What fun!

Kathy Adams Clark Photography Classes 06/05/2021

Kathy Adams Clark Photography Classes

I have several online photography classes starting soon. Basic Photography - June 7 &14; Master Class in Textures starting June 8; Intro to Flash - June 16; Master Class in Night Photography starting June 21st. Join me and share with your friends!

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Kathy Adams Clark Photography Classes Learn photography from Kathy Adams Clark who has taught basic to advanced photography for twenty years

05/15/2021

American redstart bathing in a ray of sunshine deep in the forest this spring. Minimal processing. Almost the way it looked out of the camera. Canon R5, 100-500RF lens, ISO 3200, 1250/sec shutter, fl10

American redstart bathing in a ray of sunshine deep in the forest this spring. Minimal processing. Almost the way it looked out of the camera. Canon R5, 100-500RF lens, ISO 3200, 1250/sec shutter, fl10

05/14/2021

Which Camera is best for bird photography? Canon R5 or R6. Take a look at my video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmGzyCOwWUk

Which Camera is best for bird photography? Canon R5 or R6. Take a look at my video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmGzyCOwWUk

Spring Greetings 05/07/2021

Spring Greetings

Here's a copy of my latest newsletter if you're not on my mailing list:

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Spring Greetings Costa Rica Photo Tours I'm going back to Costa Rica! Want to join me? My trip to Costa Rica in March was a success even with Covid restrictions. Here's a Recap On My Blog November 5-15, 2021 -- Northe

Photos from Kathy Adams Clark's post 05/06/2021

I spent three days in High Island, Texas, photographing the tail of of warbler migration. It was amazing. Magnolia warbler, Setophaga magnolia, Canon R5, 100-500mm lens, 1.4x extender, ISO 3600, under dense forest cover. Tons of mosquitos!

05/02/2021

Gary Clark and I were out today doing a little birding. During a rainstorm we encountered this male northern harrier bathing in the rain. The bird gave us 10-minutes and 192 photos plus minutes of video. Then it flew off into the mist. The most time I've ever had with a "gray ghost" and by far the best encounter in my 40+ years of bird photography and Gary's 50 years of birding. Sometimes life is just good. I'm glad we got to see this bird together. Canon R5, 100-400mm lens, 1.4x extender, f/10, 1/1000 shutter, ISO 3200, minimal processing.

Gary Clark and I were out today doing a little birding. During a rainstorm we encountered this male northern harrier bathing in the rain. The bird gave us 10-minutes and 192 photos plus minutes of video. Then it flew off into the mist. The most time I've ever had with a "gray ghost" and by far the best encounter in my 40+ years of bird photography and Gary's 50 years of birding. Sometimes life is just good. I'm glad we got to see this bird together. Canon R5, 100-400mm lens, 1.4x extender, f/10, 1/1000 shutter, ISO 3200, minimal processing.

2021 Nature Photography Virtual Summit 04/29/2021

2021 Nature Photography Virtual Summit

I am loving the NANPA Virtual Summit. It's live and you can watch the recording through the end of May. You can still register:

http://www.naturephotographysummit.com/

2021 Nature Photography Virtual Summit The Virtual Summit features 8 keynote presentations by 9 icons of nature photography live April 29-30, plus networking opportunities, a virtual exhibit hall, optional portfolio reviews and more.

04/28/2021

Huisache daisy, butterfly daisy, honey daisy, (Amblyolepis setigera)out in McCullough County, Texas. Canon R5, 15-35mm lens, f/22

Huisache daisy, butterfly daisy, honey daisy, (Amblyolepis setigera)out in McCullough County, Texas. Canon R5, 15-35mm lens, f/22

04/28/2021

Church in Katemcy, Texas, under the stars and a nearly full moon. The moon was bright! We were on a wildflower photography workshop but this church was just too good to pass up. Canon R5, 15-35mm RF lens, 2.8, 1/10th sec, ISO 400.

Church in Katemcy, Texas, under the stars and a nearly full moon. The moon was bright! We were on a wildflower photography workshop but this church was just too good to pass up. Canon R5, 15-35mm RF lens, 2.8, 1/10th sec, ISO 400.

Photos from Kathy Adams Clark's post 04/27/2021

Wrapped up our Wildflower Workshop on the far western edge of the Texas Hill Country. These Prairie Paintbrush(Castilleja purpurea) were a real treat. I've never seen them before and we had a lot to work with. Lovely shades of pink, salmon, and coral all in one field. Canon R5, 24-105mm lens.

04/24/2021

We're photographing lots of wildflowers on the workshop in western Texas. Couldn't pass on the Milky Way this morning, though.

We're photographing lots of wildflowers on the workshop in western Texas. Couldn't pass on the Milky Way this morning, though.

04/21/2021

Processing photos tonight from my Strabo Photo Tour Collection trip to Costa Rica in March. Looks at this little mangrove swallow! It's only 5-inches long but it's doing something with a big leaf. Moving the leaf? Who knows! I'm just marveling at this tiny bird taking on a huge task. It's amazing what we see when we're out in nature with a camera. Canon R5, 3200 shutter, f/11, ISO 2500, Canon 100-500mm lens with 1.4x extender.

Processing photos tonight from my Strabo Photo Tour Collection trip to Costa Rica in March. Looks at this little mangrove swallow! It's only 5-inches long but it's doing something with a big leaf. Moving the leaf? Who knows! I'm just marveling at this tiny bird taking on a huge task. It's amazing what we see when we're out in nature with a camera. Canon R5, 3200 shutter, f/11, ISO 2500, Canon 100-500mm lens with 1.4x extender.

04/18/2021

I've been leading workshops at Galveston Featherfest 2021 this weekend. So many friends that I haven't seen in a year or more and so many great birds. Ruddy Turnstone knocked off her rock by a huge wave. You can't see it but she has a bug in her beak. Canon R5, 100-500mm RF lens, ISO 1600, 1600th shutter, f/11.

I've been leading workshops at Galveston Featherfest 2021 this weekend. So many friends that I haven't seen in a year or more and so many great birds. Ruddy Turnstone knocked off her rock by a huge wave. You can't see it but she has a bug in her beak. Canon R5, 100-500mm RF lens, ISO 1600, 1600th shutter, f/11.

Photos from Kathy Adams Clark's post 04/10/2021

On the recent Strabo Photo Tour Collection trip to Costa Rica we got an unexpected chance to photograph king vultures! I've traveled to Costa Rica for 15 years but only photographed this bird at a distance. Most of the time only a tiny white dot against a blue sky. Last month we got them close for a long time. What a treat!! Canon R6, 100-500mm lens, 1.4x extender, ISO 1000, 1/6400th shutter, f/10.

04/03/2021

Star at moonrise in northern Costa Rica last month. Canon R6, 15-35mm f/2.8 RF lens, ISO 1600, 20 second shutter. Really pleased that this lens has nearly edge-to-edge sharpness on the stars. I'll shoot for 18 or 19 seconds in the future. Foreground illuminated by W***y Alfaro's cell phone. Strabo Photo Tour Collection trip. We're going back to this location in November 2021 if you're interested in birds and night photography in the jungle.

Star at moonrise in northern Costa Rica last month. Canon R6, 15-35mm f/2.8 RF lens, ISO 1600, 20 second shutter. Really pleased that this lens has nearly edge-to-edge sharpness on the stars. I'll shoot for 18 or 19 seconds in the future. Foreground illuminated by W***y Alfaro's cell phone. Strabo Photo Tour Collection trip. We're going back to this location in November 2021 if you're interested in birds and night photography in the jungle.

Photos from Kathy Adams Clark's post 04/03/2021

Hooded warbler and prothonotary warbler today at GCBO Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary on the Texas Coast. Neotropical migrants arriving here in the US to breed. Both photographed with the Canon R5, 100-500mm lens, 1.4x extender, ISO 1600, Animal Eye Focus activated.

Lights Out Texas - BirdCast 04/01/2021

Lights Out Texas - BirdCast

Lights Out, Texas! to protect migratory birds. Turn out all non-essential lights from 11 pm - 6 am every night through June 15, especially during the peak migration period of April 19 - May 7, when half of the total spring bird migration traffic passes through Texas. Join in and spread this message far and wide to help protect the approximately one billion birds that travel through the Lone Star State. Learn more and sign up for bird migration alerts: bit.ly/LightsOutTexas Thanks to Gulf Coast Bird Observatory for passing this information to me. Pass it along, folks.

Lights Out Texas - BirdCast Check out our pilot campaign in Texas in two of the cities representing the greatest threat of light pollution exposure risks to migrating birds.

03/28/2021

Finally got a male northern harrier looking at the camera! That gray ghost has been my nemesis for years. This guy flew over Lafitte's Cove in Galveston yesterday for about an hour. Canon R5, 100-500mm, 1.4x extender, 1/8000th shutter, f/11, ISO 4000, 1/2 stop under exposed.

Finally got a male northern harrier looking at the camera! That gray ghost has been my nemesis for years. This guy flew over Lafitte's Cove in Galveston yesterday for about an hour. Canon R5, 100-500mm, 1.4x extender, 1/8000th shutter, f/11, ISO 4000, 1/2 stop under exposed.

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