Around the Bend

One of the challenges of going to a place over and over again with your camera is finding new things to shoot. I’ve gone many times to the Kensington Metropark near Milford, Michigan. It’s a great place to get up close to wildlife, as the birds are at this point extremely used to being fed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fuzzy Trio

This one sat unedited for a while because I wasn’t happy about the brown leaves and weeds in the background, and the depth of field wasn’t what I’d been trying for when I took the shot. But, how can you resist these fluffy little cuties?  One good reason to have a telephoto lens… momma goose […]

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 […]

Fast Food

Weeds aren’t the prettiest flowers, but they must taste just as good. This guy’s wings have seen better days, but he still posed nicely for a few shots. I really liked how the background came out in this – with the blurring and the color patterns. This is a good example of a shot that […]