Sometimes It’s a Waiting Game

I think many of you already know this but sometimes photography (and bird photography especially) is a waiting game mixed in with some luck. I'm...

Ruffled Feathers

I always try to talk to people about different moments to capture in their bird photography. To me, that's one of my favorite aspects of this genre...

Birdscapes

One day while photographing on the beach I wanted to do something different. I saw some birds near some tall grass and I realized it would make a...
Sony 70-200mm GM II Lens Review (for Wildlife)

Sony 70-200mm GM II Lens Review (for Wildlife)

Over the last three weeks I was fortunate enough to get to try out a pre-release copy of the new Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lens. Sony gave the lens to a few different photographers with various genres and they asked me to photograph some wildlife with it to I could...

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What Do Pros Say “Gear Doesn’t Matter”?

What Do Pros Say “Gear Doesn’t Matter”?

Let me start this out by saying I don't want this to simply be another "gear doesn't matter... just practice" post. I want to, more specifically, answer a question about why the pros always say "Gear doesn't matter", yet they are the ones always shooting the best gear...

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Mandatory Poke? Caption this Photo!

Mandatory Poke? Caption this Photo!

Thought I'd have a little fun today. I captured this photo a month or so ago when I was at Ft. Desoto making some videos for my Bird Photography Guide. Not only was it interesting to watch, but I got some great action stills and video, so you can actually see the...

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Bird Photography – Absolutely No Guarantees

Bird Photography – Absolutely No Guarantees

Leave your thoughts below please... But for me... You know what I've found with Bird Photography more than any other genre out there? There are ABSOLUTELY No guarantees here. I can't even promise you that on any given outing you'll even take a photo of a bird.  But we...

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Bird in Flight + Action: In the Field Sample Tips Part 2

Bird in Flight + Action: In the Field Sample Tips Part 2

I've got a few more tips for you this week and some samples from my upcoming bird photography course. While so many of you requested bird in flight tutorials, I think you'll actually grow out of just "bird in sky" photos and want more action. In this video, you'll see...

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Bird In Flight: In the Field Sample Tips

Bird In Flight: In the Field Sample Tips

Bird in Flight Sample Video 1 Hi all. Please take a look at this video and let me know what you think of this as a teaching aid. Questions, comments, etc... Does this help you with questions on acquiring focus on birds in flight?How do you like the view through the...

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Which Wing Do You Like?

Which Wing Do You Like?

I spent some time with Carl Ackerman (and the NutHouse - click here to find out more) this week recording a mini-course on setting up a backyard bird feeder area (this mini course will also come out along with my official Bird Photography course in September). Carl...

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No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

While I was in Costa Rica last month we stumbled on a bird I've never seen there before. A Laughing Falcon, which is also referred to as a Snake Hawk. I honestly don't know how our guide spotted it, as it was buried back behind so many trees, inside of trees, and so...

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Swallow Tail Kites Galore!

Swallow Tail Kites Galore!

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph swallow tail kites. My friend Dick, over at DVWildlife Tours, has a great tour on a lake here in FL, and there are literally thousands of these birds that come in this time of year. It was a fun outing and a little...

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Get a Room!!!

Get a Room!!!

I was looking through my library the other day and found some humorous photos. While out with a DVWildlife Boat Tour, we came upon some Barred Owls. First there was one, and then another flew up to it... and then the funny behavior began. First, the owl on the left...

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I Always Feel Like… Somebody’s Watchin’ Me

I Always Feel Like… Somebody’s Watchin’ Me

When I'm out shooting wildlife for a morning, I'll often come back with 1000 (or even double that) photos. Out of that, I may end up keeping 50-100 and that's just because I'm too lazy to pair it down any further than that. So why do I end up with so many photos? It's...

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