There’s so many variables in photography… I often struggle with knowing the right choice in foreground / background focus. In this case, I intentionally let the background be more blurry than I’d normally like, because the leaf cover was kind of swampy looking in general – I wanted to keep that more abstract. Plus, it […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]