Bipolar Swan

I’ve posted a few photos like this, and to be honest it’s not my favorite – either the bird or the shot. It feels too empty to me. But, the reflection thing catches my attention when I’m wandering by the water and see them, especially when the water is calm. I think maybe part of […]

Posing for Supper

I’d actually been crawling through the woods after a shot of a crane that was hunting fish… but this guy seemed to think I was the instacart delivery he’d been waiting for. He followed me for a while, sitting fairly close, waiting for a handout. Unfortunately for him, I hadn’t brought seed with me that […]

Waiting for Lunch

One of my favorites kinds of bird at one of my favorite parks. After moving out of the U.P., Kensington Metropark has been a lifesaver when I’ve absolutely needed to get my head into the outdoors that wasn’t in the middle of town. And it’s got the added benefit of wildlife that lets you get a bit closer, even if they are usually a little demanding for a handout.

Side Eye

Swans are interesting to photograph, it seems like it either really comes out great or not at all (not much middle ground in shots I’ve taken of them.) Largely they can be tricky because of the white feathers which are easily washed out with the wrong camera settings. I like the curve of the neck […]

We Three Geese

I love being outdoors with my camera on days where there’s clouds like this scattered around the sky, it’s always fun to happen upon a composition you really like without having to edit clouds into the image. These three feathered friends were just leaving the shoreline when I walked around the corner path so I […]

Pretty Sting

This was a case where I was really happy for having Photoshop… I’d taken a couple of different captures of this flower, but I didn’t like a major part of the two best ones. So, I combined them, removing the offending bits. One didn’t have the dark rain drops on the petals (on the right) […]