Author Archives: Daniel Cadieux

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Fine Feathers From Edge to Edge to Edge…to Edge.

One thing I love to do when encountering larger tame birds is to photograph “abstract” close up details of the feathers. Waterfowl, especially ducks, are excellent subjects to experiment this with as their wings and […]

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Top 10 of 2018!

It’s that time of year again, and what a great one it was! So difficult to choose only ten images. Just to be clear here, the term “best” is quite subjective, and what it really […]

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When Shorebirds Bathe and Flap

Knowing your subjects’ behavior is an important factor in bird photography, and the “after-bath wing flap” is a perfect example.  Many birds, especially the water-loving kinds, regularly bathe in shallow water as part of feather […]

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Uncommon Golden Opportunities with Common Goldeneyes

One of the wintering waterfowl species we see locally during the winter months is the Common Goldeneye.  They like shallow fast flowing water, and a couple of spots are perfect for them to hang out […]

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Top 10 of 2017!

Already a year since last year’s “inaugural” list…time sure flies (bad bird-related pun unfortunately intended)!  Another good year of images, with some pretty fun encounters and perhaps one “chance of a lifetime” one as well.  […]

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Think Big…Small in the Frame.

Most of us are the same when photographing birds:  we want to get as close as possible to our subjects.  Either physically, or with the help of long lenses (or both), we want to fill […]

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The Story Behind the Image 12 – Hunting Heron in Silhouette

I have not posted a “Story Behind the Image” in a while, but after a few requests this reminded me it was time for a new one.  New story, but of an oldie, one of […]

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Attention to Detail

A short and sweet blog post about paying attention to small details, in this case at a setup perch.  See the image immediately below.  At first glance the image is appealing enough.  A male American […]

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Exploring the Angles

When confronted with such a cool bird as an owl, it is very tempting to go straight for the close-up, head-on image(s).  Nothing wrong with that at all, and I am in the same boat […]

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My Position On Wing Position

A Great Blue Heron suddenly appears from your right, flying at eye level right above beautiful marsh habitat, and crosses in front of you perfectly parallel to the camera.  You fire off a series of 12 […]

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