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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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Happy Valentine’s Day, Bird Photography Style

With February 14th all about love, romance and heart-shaped things, here are a few images to make the birding world a bit more affectionate 🙂  You won’t find any extra technical stuff (save for the exif […]

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Top 10 of 2016!

Every year at this time I enjoy reading many photography bloggers’ personal “best of” or “favorites” of the past year.  2016 saw me start a blog of my own, so now I get to create one of […]

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Cut It Out With Those Clipped Wings!

As one gets closer to birds for photography, one thing that is eventually inevitable is clipped wings.  Even a bird that is fully included in the frame, well composed, with lots of room all around can […]

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The Story Behind the Image 11 – Leopard Frog in Deep Trouble

With a long lens and a cooperative subject, we can get some highly intimate close-up images of behaviours, poses, expressions…or all the above in one.  A juvenile Great Blue Heron was fishing at the edge of […]

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Inclement Weather? Head Out Anyways!

Almost everyone loves a warm, bright, sunny day…especially on weekends for those that work Monday to Friday, a category I fall into.  Those work hours have me mostly into the “weekend” photographer group, so that […]

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Don’t Ignore the Locally Common Birds!

  Migration is a great time of year, both during the spring and during the fall, as this can bring in exciting uncommon and rare birds coming through an area.  The bird admirer in me […]

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Head and Shoulders Above – Creating Tight Portraits

Creating tight portraits, or “head shots” as some people call them, is a highly satisfying type of photography, at least for me.  When it comes to bird photography, one of things that gets my heart […]

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The Story Behind the Image 10 – Northern Flying Squirrel

During the summer of 2013 a most unique, and likely once-in-a-lifetime, opportunity presented itself.  It all started as a picture my brother and sister-in-law posted on facebook, of a Northern Flying Squirrel, from up close…with […]

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