Category Archives: Wildlife

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White Balance…Explained?

White balance can be a very technical aspect of your photography. It can be highly subjective and can be a powerful tool with you photography story-telling. It is also a complex subject that I think […]

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An unexpected morning – Sharp-tailed grouse

On our second morning in Burwell, Nebraska at Calamus Outfitters, we were not hoping for much with the sharp-tailed grouse because of high 20-30 mph winds and rain in the forecast. As with other prairie chickens […]

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Welcome back to Nebraska – The Greater Prairie Chicken

  Well, after another year, we are back in Burwell, Nebraska to photograph the Greater Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse (both are actually grouse) at the Switzer Ranch. These birds put on an awesome display […]

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Last Day in Yellowstone

  While the critters have been scare during our stay at Yellowstone, we did come up a herd of American Bison grazing near the thermals. The animals tend to wonder near the thermals when the […]

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It pays to be patient…again

So, it you didn’t know, this is a common theme for wildlife photography. Unlike fashion shoots, portrait photography, or headshots, you have to go with the flow when working with wildlife. You are dependent on […]

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Another great morning, wait for the sun

It was another great morning with friends at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge photographing Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese. While the weather was not as cold as we normally expect it, we had […]

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Back to Bosque

I am back in New Mexico with some good friends at one of my favorite birding locations at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We are here primarily for only two birds, the Sandhill Crane […]

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When the photo gods are at breakfast

Sometimes the elements and critters don’t cooperate and you can’t get the traditional picture you want. In this instance, the elk were too far away and the skyline is the background did not create the […]

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The ladies need the love…too

The general rule with birds is that the males are more brightly colored than the females. When it comes to wildlife photography, the interest is usually the most interesting and colorful. This can bias photographers […]

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The Elegant Trogon

During our week stay at Madera Canyon photographing hummingbirds, in the morning and evening we kept hearing what sounded like a dog barking off in the distance. There were sighting of the elegant trogon in […]

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