July 14, 2010

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK

One of the things that I love about photography is at times I am able to show the viewer something that they would not normally see. When photographing a bird in flight for example, using a fast shutter speed to freeze the action and show the graceful sweep of the wings. Or using a slow shutter speed to allow…
July 1, 2010

GREATER SAGE GROUSE

One of the main reasons that I went out west this spring was to photograph the endangered Greater Sage Grouse. In mid April the males gather on leks to dance and call in the hopes of attracting females to mate with. I want to say a special thanks to Ron Laird an excellent photographer and great naturalist…
June 23, 2010

BLUE THROATED MACAW

The other day on a whim I decided that I needed to get some pictures of a Blue Throated Macaw in flight. So I jumped on the next flight out to the Pantanal in Bolivia in order to try and get some good images. Here are a few of the photos that I was able to make. OK…
June 16, 2010

Walking on Water

I have to admit that every once in a while I just get lucky. The following photograph of a pair of dancing western grebes is one of those situations. I was photographing waterfowl on a small lake in northern Idaho from my floating blind, when I noticed a single grebe off in the distance. Since I did not have…
June 2, 2010

FACES

Lately it seems I have been photographing a lot of faces. Here are a few of my recent favorites. These first couple are from a recent trip to Yellowstone, where I shot bighorn sheep and bison. Next we have some bat face images that I made recently. This first image is of the aptly named leaf-nosed bat.…
May 26, 2010

YELLOWSTONE BEARS

During my last trip out west I was able to spend a few days in Yellowstone. This was the earliest I had ever been in the park (mid-April). In fact they were just starting to reopen the roads in the park. The park is different every time I go, but the changes from season to season…
May 19, 2010

SNOWY OWL

This past winter I took a quick trip up to the Michigan’s upper Peninsula to try to photograph the snowy owls that had been seen hanging around the Rudyard area. I was up there for three days, the weather did not really cooperate I only saw the sun one time right around sunset on the…
May 6, 2010

JASPER POLASKI FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA

Hey everyone I am still alive. Sorry that I have not been able to do a post for a while. But I have been travelling a lot lately, I have only been home three days in the last month. Most of that time was spent out west, where I shot Greater Sage Grouse dancing on…
March 16, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS SEMINAR

Just in case some of you missed it on my seminars page I will be teaching my one day nature photography seminar “The Art of Nature Photography” in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday March 27th from 9:00 until 4:00 Grand Rapids, MI Park Congregational Church, 10 E. Park Ave. NE, Grand Rapids (downtown) Saturday March…
February 2, 2010

MORE FROM YELLOWSTONE

When I was in Yellowstone this past fall I did make some images of creatures other than elk. In this post I would like to share some of my favorites with you. While I was out there one of the things that I really wanted to shoot was Mountain Bluebirds. At this time of year…