Pretty Sting

This was a case where I was really happy for having Photoshop… I’d taken a couple of different captures of this flower, but I didn’t like a major part of the two best ones. So, I combined them, removing the offending bits. One didn’t have the dark rain drops on the petals (on the right) […]

Make Like a Tree

I wrestled with a couple of versions of this shot – I’d taken several shots, framing it differently each time. At first I wasn’t going to use this one, because I thought the blue at the corners was distracting, but in a super scientific Facebook poll it seemed that most folks thought it helped frame […]

Sparkly Shadow

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 […]

Family Swim

Spring and Fall are difficult times for me for photos that are near the water… I wrestle with the right settings for the smoothness of the water and the harshness of the bare branches. I took about 20 different versions of this photo, and this was the closest I got to being happy with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Purple Carpet

Spring is a bad time of year for crawling on your belly to get shots… unless you really like ticks. I don’t think I got any today, though I was sure the whole time I was taking this I would bring home a new friend. Never let it be said that nature and landscape photographers […]