Different Values of Light

As we all know light plays a key role in our photographs. The value of light and where the light is having the most impact in each composition can change the entire story. When I started working this Dipper nest I noted one very key element, where the light came up. The light made a […]

June 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Different Values of Light

One of My Favorite Birds

The American Dipper is an amazing species that demonstrates the evolution of survival. This bird which is no bigger then a softball lives along streams and rivers and eats mainly aquatic insects. It’s dives underwater to catch it’s prey and actually has a special membrane over it’s eyes that allows it to see underwater. It’s […]

June 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on One of My Favorite Birds

Watch your Surroundings

This is a really important lesson because it is very easy to get sucked into that one subject you’re working with and then forget about everything else around you. While I was photographing the Osprey’s there was a lot else going on. The area where I was had a bunch of ponds and a bunch […]

June 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Watch your Surroundings

Nesting Birds in the Spring

Over the last couple of months I have slowly discovered new areas to go shooting certain species. One of the benefits of spending lots of time fishing is you tend to find a lot of bird species. A couple of weeks back I found a very accessible Osprey nest with both adults consistently diving and […]

June 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Nesting Birds in the Spring

An Uncommon Sight

One species that I have long been fascinated with is the Nighthawk. Higthhawks and Nightjar’s are such unique species that they almost beg the attention. Part of that allure is their size and yet incredible maneuverability. Most often they can be seen at early morning or late evening right when all the insects come out […]

June 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on An Uncommon Sight

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

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

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

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

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