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Baby Great Horned Owls in Colorado Springs

Baby Great Horned Owls in Colorado Springs

| May 4, 2013

I recently had a wonderful opportunity to photograph three baby Great Horned Owls perched in a nest about 30 minutes from my house. Of all places, the nest is located on the west side of Colorado Springs overlooking a Walgreens parking lot. They seem to have become quite a sensation among Colorado Springs residents over […]

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Canon 5D vs 7D for Birds in Flight

Canon 5D vs 7D for Birds in Flight

| March 21, 2013

Sand Hill Crane – 5D Mark III, 420mm (300mm 2.8 II + 1.4X II TC), f/7.1, 1/500 sec. Although I primarily consider myself a travel photographer, I love the challenge of capturing wildlife in motion. There are so many variables that need to come together to create compelling wildlife images. Finding wildlife in the first […]

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Ireland School of Falconry – Two Weeks in Ireland

Ireland School of Falconry – Two Weeks in Ireland

| January 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

During our two week adventure in beautiful Ireland, we had an incredible experience at the Ireland School of Falconry. The school, which is the oldest established falconry school in Ireland, offers unique opportunities to fly a hawk around the gorgeous grounds of Ashford Castle – with a […]

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Bird Photography: Red-Tailed Hawk with Prey

Bird Photography: Red-Tailed Hawk with Prey

| January 20, 2013

The dramatic side of bird photography Although I don’t consider this the best technical bird photograph in my portfolio, I certainly think it is my most dramatic to-date. While looking for northern flicker woodpeckers on my property last week, I noticed this red-tailed hawk perched on top of one of our tallest pine trees. Filled […]

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Bird Photography: Western Meadowlark

Bird Photography: Western Meadowlark

| July 4, 2012

Better Bird Photography with Exposure Compensation I ran around our 2.5 acre yard with my nephew this afternoon showing him a few things about bird photography. After a few minutes of hunting with the binoculars, we spotted this Western Meadowlark. As I slowly approached him while he sat on a dead tree, he fled and […]

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Bird Photography: Baby Bluebirds Arrive

Bird Photography: Baby Bluebirds Arrive

| May 27, 2012

Exciting Development for my Bird Photography Since there were so many comments on my last bluebird post (Helping Bluebirds Nest), I thought you all might like a quick update on the status of the nest. I am happy to report that my bird photography has reached new levels of excitement with the arrival of baby […]

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Bird Photography: Helping Bluebirds Nest

Bird Photography: Helping Bluebirds Nest

| April 28, 2012

(Photo details: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 300m f/2.8 telephoto, 1/2000 sec, f/9.0, ISO 400) Bird Photography Opens your Eyes to Nature Birding and bird photography has opened my eyes. Not just to a new art form but but also to the importance of preserving what is naturally beautiful. From fleeting scenes inspired by the […]

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Bird Photography: AI Servo Mode for Eagles in Flight

Bird Photography: AI Servo Mode for Eagles in Flight

| February 11, 2012

For the next installment on my trip to Oregon, I will discuss my attempt to capture eagles in flight. The shot above, which was the best action shot of the trip, took some practice including visiting a local high school basketball game to hone some skills. It becomes a little mind numbing when you consider […]

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Bird Photography: Pictures of Eagles

Bird Photography: Pictures of Eagles

| February 5, 2012

Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II lens ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/800 sec, 420mm (with 1.4x II teleconverter) In this post, I will highlight my time in Klamath Falls and what I learned about bird photography in the wild. To prepare for the trip and the task, I spent a fair […]

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Induro Monopod with Really Right Stuff MH-01 Head

Induro Monopod with Really Right Stuff MH-01 Head

| January 21, 2012

This post covers how well the Really Right Stuff MH-01 monopod head mounts to an CM-34 Induro  monopod. Sure, I could have  purchased the Really Right Stuff monopod for infallible design, quality and compatibility but I have heard good things about Induro and decided to give one a try. At about $150, the induro CM-34 […]

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