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 […]

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 […]

Pointy Dinosaur

Kensington Metropark in Michigan is great because you can get close up to the wildlife pretty easily, they’re very used to visitors. However, you’re not supposed to feed the sandhill cranes, and the reason is that they’ve gotten a bit pushy. (People ignore the signs and do it anyway, unfortunately.)  It’s hard not to be […]

Hey Baby

One of the last photos taken on a recent trip to the Kensington Metropark in Michigan. Driving out, I saw this guy and two lady turkey friends he was trying to impress. For the record, turkeys are not super cooperative with having their picture taken. They’re kinda ornery.  Download: Hey_Baby-Asgard_Photography_IMG_0177.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/6.3 Exposure: 1/320 […]