Author Archives: James Braswell
Today’s post features a Double-crested Cormorant as it flies low over the water, and captured from my kayak. During spring and fall bird migrations, the cormorant is one of the most commonly seen birds: Canon 1D Mark 3 camera body + Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC Handheld, with IS “On”, from […]
Day Trippin’ with a Swan Family
Today’s post features a Trumpeter Swan family that I captured in central Minnesota a few years ago. You can see that the parent swan at the rear of the chain is wearing a neck tag, which gives location info as to where it was caught and tagged. Canon 1D Mark 3 camera body + Canon […]
Emerging from Early Morning Fog
Today’s post features a well-known landscape along Minnesota’s North Shore … the Split Rock Lighthouse. While touring the North Shore area a few years ago, I was able to photograph the lighthouse at sunrise. After a few minutes of shooting, the view got much more interesting as fog slowly rose along the cliff walls and […]
Here a Cow, There a Cow …
… Everywhere a Cow-Cow! Today’s post features a bull elk that was photographed while searching for cows in estrus, to add to his harem. During the annual elk rut, the bulls will frequently pause to sniff the air. If he smells a cow in estrus, he will work at rounding her up for his harem.
Patterns in the Soil
Today’s post features a couple of images I captured in Yellowstone NP (Wyoming) a few years ago. While hiking around the geyser area, these intriguing patterns caught my attention: Canon 1D Mark 3 camera body + Canon 28-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 44mm to 47mm Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 200 Aperture f/22 Shutter […]
Lookin’ For Love
Today’s post features a photograph of a bull moose that was captured in Grand Teton NP (Wyoming) a few years ago in the midst of the annual rut: Canon 1D Mark 3 camera body + Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 800 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/320 sec.