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 […]

Aw Nuts

I believe this is a red wing blackbird… taken on a trip to Kensington Metropark in Michigan a few years back. I wasn’t initially thrilled with the high ISO level (making it grainy) and the original framing of the shot, but more recently while going through older photos I decided to play with it a […]

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 […]

Alvin

These little buggers are cute, but often difficult to get a shot of because they don’t sit still for long. At Kensington though, they’re used to people enough (and you can bribe them with seed) so you can get pretty close. This has probably been my favorite park to go to for shooting wildlife. (With […]

Slow Spring

Not entirely sure why, but this is one of my favorite trees at the Kensington Metropark in Michigan. (It’s on the South end of the path around the main lake where the nesting island is.) I recently took a trip there to get my season pass. I think what I like about this image is […]

Talking to Me?

When editing the photo I found I should have modified the settings a bit for a deeper depth of field. The lighting was tricky, as it was a semi-overcast day and this was in the trees, so there wasn’t much light. Squirrels are great if you want to photograph an animal with attitude. Those little […]

Nap Time

I’m often wishing for a bigger telephoto lens when I visit Kensington Metropark in Michigan… partially because I think it’s where all retired guys living in Michigan with large disposable incomes to spend on camera gear go. Gives me lens envy. lol Any way, I found that I liked having the pulled back shot on […]