Focus Forward

If you’ve spent time working waterways then at some point you’ve seen or heard one of these guys busily moving about. Marsh Wrens are really cool birds that are constantly on the move. They blend in perfectly with their environment and are built to go in between the reeds with ease. This makes tracking them […]

May 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Focus Forward

Visit Your Local Ponds

Spring is a great time to be working with birds and one of the best spots to go is your local pond. You’d be amazed at what you can find at those public waterways. Often times it’s local species that are more on the common side but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve attention, like […]

May 17th, 2017 | Comments Off on Visit Your Local Ponds

Be Thankful

This Sunday is Mothers Day and is a very important day to be thankful. We all know them, we all love them, they do so much for us as we grow up, so remember to say thanks this weekend.

May 12th, 2017 | Comments Off on Be Thankful

Watching the Cycle of Life

One of the great parts about being a wildlife photographer is you get to watch the cycle of life unfold before you and then be able to share it with others. Just shy of a month ago I found a Canada Goose nest with a few eggs in it. I wrote a short post on […]

May 9th, 2017 | Comments Off on Watching the Cycle of Life

Nesting Bird Ethics

Right now is a great time to be out if you’re a wildlife photographer, because spring is here and birds have begun to nest. It can be a lot of fun to watch the cycle of life start and all birds have a unique style to their courtship, nest building, habitat, birth, feeding and when […]

April 11th, 2017 | Comments Off on Nesting Bird Ethics

Always Look for the Comedy

I know what you’re thinking, No I didn’t turn my camera upside down. The best part about working with critters is you never know what they’ll do next. Those fleeting moments where they do something you weren’t expecting is often times when we are able to connect with the subject the best. It’s because we […]

March 31st, 2017 | Comments Off on Always Look for the Comedy

What is a Break the Jinx Shot?

A couple weeks back, while down in Florida, we were working the birds at Otter Pond and a Wood Duck came out of a cove in the back. The light was okay, but the subject was so far away that I had to use the D5, 600 f/4, TC-17EII AND High Speed Crop to get […]

March 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on What is a Break the Jinx Shot?

Common yet Workable

This is something I hear and see a lot. Photographers going after the rare subjects and ignoring the common ones. While I understand it and will openly admit that I too get excited when there is a sighting of a rare bird, you can’t forget about those common ones. Because even if it is a […]

March 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Common yet Workable

A New Species for the Files!

I was very excited about this opportunity! Burrowing Owls can be found pretty widespread across North America but one of the largest populations can be found in Florida. It is actually quite common for Burrowing Owls to nest in front and backyards of people’s houses or in vacant lots around housing areas. As the name […]

March 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on A New Species for the Files!

Color Contrast

Color Contrast can be seen in every photograph and it is an important element to composition. Some images are more dramatic in this regard then others but even a little bit can be powerful. When working with white birds, like this Snowy Egret, every image shows a dramatic difference because there aren’t that many natural […]

March 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Color Contrast