At first I thought it was dust on the lens, when I got back to edit this. Turns out the bugs are just much more numerous and visible at the right time during the evening. My lens wasn’t quite big enough to get as close as I would have liked for this shot, but I […]
If you want to find out whether you’re a patient person, find yourself a blue heron that’s hunting for his lunch, and try to wait to catch him in the act of actually catching a fish. You’ll find you do mostly standing as still as he is, until you start to go crazy. (I have […]
Evening at the Kensington Metropark in Michigan is a great time to take photos of herons and other birds – there’s a small island that many nest on, and come back to, as the evening goes by. For the first few years I’d gone there I couldn’t get any really good photos, as there’s a […]
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 […]
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 […]
I didn’t get the shot I was going for here, thanks to a lot of brush along the shoreline. I was trying to move slow as to not scare the bird away, but every time I got into a good spot, he’d move.
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.
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 […]
I’ve taken a lot of photos of sandhill cranes… they are fascinating birds. And I love how both these and their cousins the blue herons sound like dinosaurs. I wanted to get a bit more up and personal this time, since I have a lot of the same kinds of shots, but one of these […]