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 […]
I didn’t get the shot I was going for here, thanks to a lot of brush along the shoreline. I was trying to move slow as to not scare the bird away, but every time I got into a good spot, he’d move.
I’ve taken a lot of photos of sandhill cranes… they are fascinating birds. And I love how both these and their cousins the blue herons sound like dinosaurs. I wanted to get a bit more up and personal this time, since I have a lot of the same kinds of shots, but one of these […]
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 […]
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 […]