Sparkly Shadow

The stretch of water on the Maumee River that runs through Side Cut Park isn’t always very picturesque. There’s a lot of mud and brown most days of the year. However, sometimes I’m really happy with the way the variables come together. In this case, with the sky very empty of clouds and the sun […]

Cold & Fluffy

I wasn’t sure, but it seemed like this little guy was either sick or injured. He moved around a lot to stay away from me, but didn’t fly away. There weren’t any other robins nearby. It was a little cold out, which is why I’m assuming he was all fluffed up. I spent about fifteen […]

On The Hunt

Before this I’d only seen these guys wading in much shallower water. But he was almost having to swim where he headed to… he did end up getting his fish though. (I missed that shot.) The closer you get to these guys the more they look like dinosaurs and not birds.  Download: On_the_Hunt-Asgard_Photography_IMG_4482.jpg Camera Settings […]

Wittle Baby

The big trick when taking photos of baby geese, is to always pay attention with the one eye that isn’t looking through the lens and make sure mommy or daddy doesn’t charge you. Even with my telephoto they weren’t thrilled with how close I was to their brood. I was surprised at the different ages […]

Standing Guard

I had to chase this guy around a little bit, he was very skittish. If I hadn’t had a larger zoom, I don’t think I’d have caught any shots of him. Most ended up having branches between me and him. I often find myself with conflicting feelings when photographing wildlife… I want to get up […]

Fly By

Sometimes the shots you like are planned out, sometimes they are happy accidents. This was taken while getting outdoors in the sunlight for some mental health time, bringing the camera along just in case. There turned out to be a larger number of herons than usual, fishing for their dinner. Rather than taking the time […]

Pecker

I’m pretty sure this is a “common grackle”, at least according to Google images. I didn’t quite have the depth of field on this I’d have liked, but his eye is so intense to me for some reason… he’s tiny, but in the eye you can still see the dinosaur he was millions of years […]

Tucked In

I didn’t get up to Kensington Metropark in Michigan as often as I’d have liked this last summer, but did pull a few more edits from my older folders… the sandhill cranes there are probably way too comfortable with people. I’m always cautious when they’re looking for handouts, those face swords are like a foot […]