Category Archives: Photography Tips

Photography tips on this page are described to assist other nature photographers.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings




After photographing the barn and wildflowers in my previous post, I picked up my tripod and equipment and prepared to move to another location. At that moment, I realized I had another image in front of me … snow-covered Mt. Hood was clearly visible to the left and behind the wildflowers I had been photographing. […]

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Choose Your Lens Carefully!




Ever been out shooting and not quite sure which lens to use? Today’s post, captured during my recent Columbia Gorge trip (Oregon) is a good example of how different lenses can dramatically change the image you capture. During my second visit to the Rowena Plateau area of the Tom McCall Nature Preserve, I decided to […]

Also posted in 2017, Blog, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography, Wildflowers | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wish I Could Have a ‘Do Over’!




While editing older images over the past few days, I ran across a memory that will never elude me … a bear fight involving 4 bears! While visiting Hallo Bay (Alaska) in 2004, to photograph the coastal brown bears (grizzlies) of Alaska’s Katmai National Park, there was a sow with her 2 cubs (the cubs […]

Also posted in 2016, Blog, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Somewhere, Under the Rainbow




While trying to find Scissor-tailed Flycatchers at Prairie State Park, some dark clouds drifted overhead, followed by a few showers. At the time of the showers, I was thinking “it sure would be nice to have a lovely rainbow appear!”. Just a couple of minutes later, I looked to the eastern skies and there it […]

Also posted in 2015, Blog, Landscape Photography, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Testing the Limits




While editing some older images, I found a couple of images captured from the kayak, of a small frog “hiding” in a lily pad. Reviewing the image data, I realized these images were made by hand-holding the camera/macro lens combo. I used a very small aperture to throw the background out-of-focus. This also caused a […]

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Too Close For Comfort




A couple of weeks ago, I took my camera gear out to my wildflower garden to photograph some caterpillars that were feeding on my wildflower plants. On the way to the garden, I ran across a large Robber Fly that was sitting on a large rock with a grasshopper. I carefully set up my tripod […]

Also posted in 2014, Blog, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Solution




In yesterday’s post (“What Would You Do?”) I featured a towering waterfall located in Ouray, Colorado. The photo of the entire Cascade Falls shows the magnitude of this beautiful waterfall, but (at least, to me) seems to gloss over the many smaller features of the falls. I posed the simple question, “What Would You Do?”. […]

Also posted in 2014, Blog, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography, Waterfalls | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Would You Do?




While photographing wildflowers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, I was based in Ouray, Colorado. Inside the city limits, just a few blocks from where I was staying, is a beautiful waterfall, Cascade Falls. Easily accessible, it is located in a small park just a block away from the main drag of town. From the parking […]

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Fun Friday: How’s the Weather Out There?




What do you do when in Florida and the weather gets unseasonable cool (cold?)? Why not go manatee watching? During my recent trip to Florida, one of the cold fronts that have been pushing through the Midwest and southward, managed to make it all the way into Florida and caused the temperatures to drop into […]

Also posted in 2014, Fun Friday post, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Red-shouldered Hawks




Last night I was searching my archives for some wintering bird photos that was requested by one of my readers. Did not find the ones I was looking for (will continue my search later), but I did find a couple more Red-shouldered Hawk images that I thought I’d share today (if you missed my other […]

Also posted in 2013, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment