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 […]

Looking For Handouts

The best thing about Kensington Metropark in Michigan is that while you’re walking the trails you can feed several species of birds right from your hand. When you aren’t feeding them, they tend to follow you a while just to be sure you don’t have a handout. Chickadees are one of those that are the […]

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 […]

Deez Nuts

On one of my trips to Kensington Metropark in Michigan, the weather ended up being a bit more rainy than I’d hoped for. A lot of the animals were camped out rather than moving around. However, this little guy practically mugged me for some of the bird seed I’d brought… following me down a path […]

Feather Ball

Kensington Metropark is one of my favorite parks to visit in Michigan. There’s usually lots of chickadees (my favorite bird) and they’ll get pretty close to you (hoping for a handout.) I’ve been to this park in both summer and winter – this photo was taken on a winter trip. People go to feed the […]

Cruising By

For such beautiful birds, these buggers are ornery. I spent about 20 minutes taking shots of this guy while he fought off geese, back and forth, in his part of the lake. I’m not sure what the geese thought they were going to get, but they seemed to enjoy pestering him. Kensington Metropark is a […]