Wildlife

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Color Composition is Key

There are a lot of great bird species here in Montana but I always find time for the common species like the Yellow Headed Blackbird. It’s just a great photographic subject for multiple reasons. First off it’s a very approachable species. It’s easy to setup, be patient, and they will just come in around you […]

May 20th, 2016 | Comments Off on Color Composition is Key
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Testing the D5 Speed

I spent some time yesterday with the D5 in the field and I have to say I really like this camera. Landscapes can only say so much about the capabilities of this camera. Since one of the big factors with the D5 is speed and better autofocus, moving subjects are really where it’s going to […]

May 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on Testing the D5 Speed
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The Artsy side of Wildlife

I often don’t go towards the more artistic side of wildlife photography but every now and then an opportunity presents itself and you just have to go with it. After my run in with the wolf I truly done for the day. I didn’t think it could get any better and the light was fading […]

April 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on The Artsy side of Wildlife
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More out then just Fury Friends

You know the best part about working with wildlife is you never know what you’ll see. Sometimes critters just show up. Some call that part luck others just accept it for happening. This was one of those times where just sitting and watching brought more into frame. I was watching a pair of Sandhill Cranes […]

April 20th, 2016 | Comments Off on More out then just Fury Friends
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Patience Pays Off

Patience is a very important aspect of wildlife photography that cannot be underestimated. For some reason there is always a rush to keep going, to see what else is down the road, even if there is a good subject right in front of the photographer. Well this scenario happened to me this past weekend when […]

April 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on Patience Pays Off
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Bison Always Make Good Subjects

Bison are one of those great American west animals that I truly enjoy photographing. Right now is a great time of the year to be out working with these big mammals because the the Spring calf’s are starting to drop. When I was out on Saturday in Yellowstone, I saw only three of four this […]

April 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on Bison Always Make Good Subjects
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Favorite Memories

We all have those memories that stick out in our minds more so then others and when you’re younger you dream about doing so many wonderful things in life, so it becomes hard to realize when one of things becomes a memory. Maybe it’s because there is so much excitement with something new that as […]

February 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Favorite Memories
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Respect and Responsibility

By now I imagine many of you have heard about the baby dolphin that died being passed around for selfies that happened on a beach in Argentina and made worldwide news. Normally I don’t post about issues like these on my blog because that was never the purpose of this blog. However, as I have […]

February 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on Respect and Responsibility
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High Noon Session with the Sheep

It’s been a long time since I blogged about Bighorn Sheep so I made it a priority to find a group to photograph. I love working with Bighorn Sheep. When it comes to North American large mammals, Bighorn Sheep really are pretty simple to work with. Despite that, their behavioral characteristics are always interesting to […]

February 9th, 2016 | Comments Off on High Noon Session with the Sheep
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Getting The Shot The First Time

There is a stigma in photography that every shot you take has to be the best. I never really understood this because every shot is a learning experience combining everything from the last shot up to that point. Thus every shot taken couldn’t possibly be the best. Photography is all about learning and the only […]

January 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Getting The Shot The First Time