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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For The Belly Crawlers – Please Read This Important Post!!

Hey all, shorebird season is in full swing, and that can only mean one thing for the very dedicated shorebird photographers (which includes myself)….belly crawling through the sand, mud, muck, and whatever other stuff is […]

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Black Backgrounds

Beautiful, lush, and colourful out-of-focus backgrounds certainly add interest and appeal to any bird photograph.  High-key, which I wrote about here, when well done can offer some added artistic value.  Another type of background, which is […]

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The Story Behind the Image 9 – Red Fox On The Prowl

Algonquin Provincial Park (APP) is one of the best spots in North America to see and photograph native mammals.  Moose, wolves, and bears are some of the larger favorites, but the winter months has a couple […]

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Subject-to-Background Separation.

This is one of the easiest things to accomplish, yet it is one of the questions that I get asked the most:  “How do you get the subject to stand out from the background like […]

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Another of my favorite situations in bird photography is the silhouette – that is photographing a subject against the light, rendering it as a fully black shape, and usually surrounded by beautiful golden orange hues.  It […]

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The Story Behind the Image 8 – Royal Tern Love Story

Photographed in late April 2012 at Fort Desoto, immediately south of St. Petersburg on the west coast of Florida.  A beachgoers paradise, and equally so for bird photographers.  Prime time for courting gulls and terns, […]

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Sunrise, Sunset, Live View…A Lifesaver!

Photographing sunrises and sunsets can be pleasant, but when using long lenses to get that sun bigger in the frame it can be difficult and especially dangerous (blinding) for the eyes to compose the image by looking […]

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