Category Archives: Photography Tips

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

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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Prairie Potpourri




When photographing prairie wildflowers, I generally tend to isolate a single plant or even a single flower to photograph. Photographing in this manner, I like to get closeups of the flower, particularly showing the details of the subject … the color, the texture, the various flowering parts (pistils, stamens, etc.). And photographing these closeups with […]

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Fun Friday: Take Me to Your Leader!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post was made during my day trip to Prairie State Park, earlier in the week. Actually, this is a “stacked focus” image, combining 12 individual images into one. Each image has a very small DOF (depth of Field) and each one was made at a different focusing point along the insect’s body, […]

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Finally!!!




Have you ever waited for what seemed to be “forever”, then without warning, your wish was granted? Well, one of my seemingly forever wishes was just granted yesterday afternoon! One of my nemesis birds has been the beautiful Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum). Yeh, I’ve seen them before … but always at a long distance and […]

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