Tag: Wildlife

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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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: A Hummingbird Flies

Bird Photography: A Hummingbird Flies

| June 17, 2012

I have been crazy busy this weekend so it will have to be a short one tonight. I shot this hummingbird while doing some bird photography at Yosemite National Park last month. I sat on the deck of our bed and breakfast for about an hour trying to get the best shot I could of […]

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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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Denver Butterfly Pavillion: Photographing Butterflies

Denver Butterfly Pavillion: Photographing Butterflies

| May 25, 2012

Denver Butterfly Pavillion Tripod Photography Opportunities I recently visited the Denver Butterfly Pavilion to take some up close and personal photographs of butterflies. The Denver Butterfly Pavillion has five immersive exhibits, including a rainforest filled with 1,600 free-flying tropical butterflies. On select days for a $15.00 fee, photographers are admitted an hour before the Pavilion […]

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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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