Category Archives: Photography Tips

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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That Compression Effect

Today’s post features a couple of landscape images I made along the Mount Evans Highway (Colorado) this summer. Usually, whenever I photograph landscapes, I use my wide angle lens (Tamron 17mm-35mm), but with the various mountain peaks in the landscape, I decided to use the Canon 24mm-135mm lens, in the telephoto range, so I could […]

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Dragonfly Bubblebath

Yesterday morning, I posted on a dew-covered Cicada. Today’s post features another dew-covered critter I found on that wonderful morning, a dew-covered Dragonfly in the prairie grass. Besides the wonderful photo opps of such a find, the dragonfly is essentially “helpless”, allowing you to move around quite easily and take a lot of photos, from […]

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Run, Baby, Run!

Near the summit of Mount Evans (Colorado), I ran into a couple of different places where I found some Pika (Ochotona princeps), which are also called cony, whistling hare, or piping hare (the latter two names being associated with the sharp “whistle” they let out when intruders are nearby). These guys are very small, only […]

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Baby Sheep

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post “Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep”, the large group of sheep I found near the top of Mount Evans had some newborn (~ a month old) lambs. In 2012, when I traveled to this area, I it was almost a month, to the day, that I visited and the lambs I […]

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Sunrise Over Mt. Evans (Colorado)

After leaving Maroon Bells, I stopped and camped at the foot of Mount Evans for a week. Setting my alarm clock for “early”, I would drive up Mount Evans as the sun was just beginning to rise. Every morning was a new and different, but always beautiful sunrise. Here is a sequence of images I […]

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Maroon Bells 2013

Today’s post features the famous Maroon Bells, twin peaks in the Colorado Rockies that are one of the most photographed landmarks in Colorado. The Maroon Bells overlook beautiful Maroon Lake and if you can catch them at sunrise, the Bells literally glow a reddish color as the sun peaks over the mountains and falls upon […]

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Lunch Creek

Driving Glacier NP’s Going-to-the-Sun Road, I encountered numerous waterfalls dropping out of the mountainsides. One such area, Lunch Creek, has the water streaming down the mountainside, then under the road, and resuming on down the mountain. This is a pretty popular pullout area, so photographing here was difficult, as it always seemed people were around […]

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