Category: Behind the Image

September 13, 2008

More High Speed Photography

Basically the way that I am able to freeze such high speed action is by using a special electronic flash that puts out an incredibly short burst of light (between 1/15,000 to 1/50,000 of a sec.).  This brief pulse of light is what freezes the subject.  Most commercially available flash systems produce a seemingly fast…
August 24, 2008

High Speed Flash Photography Hummingbirds in Flight

After my trip to the Galapagos Islands, we took a few extra days and went into the cloud forests of Ecuador, mainly to photograph hummingbirds. Ecuador has 130 of the world’s 330 species of hummingbirds. I visited many of the well known lodges in the Mindo valley and ended up photographing about a dozen different…
April 3, 2008

ONE OF MY FAVORITE RITES OF SPRING

Well the ice has finally started to leave the lakes here in Michigan.  Which means the way is clear for me to do some of my favorite type of photography, photographing ducks from my floating blind.  Here is a picture of my blind. My camera is mounted on the deck which then has a hole…