Photography Experiences

Saint Croix Bridge 8/7/17

August 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Most of the time good shots just don't happen- some thought needs to go into planning an approach and deciding which lens and camera settings to use. Even with prior planning things often go wrong. I wanted to take a photo of the Saint Croix bridge once construction was completed in August 2017. I drove to Stillwater, MN multiple times to find a go...
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Photo Published! 6/25/17

June 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A photo of a Rough-legged Hawk that I shot is published in the June issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine. I was so happy to see my photo published. I would like to be outside every nice day looking for photo opportunities and getting the shot, however; this is not the only way to improve my photo skills. If I want to get amazing shots, I need to...
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Prairie Chickens and a Moose 5/2/17

May 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I wanted to go to Crookston, MN to photograph the colorful prairie chickens doing their mating ritual displays. I called the Crookston chamber of commerce and reserved a blind located on a lek (mating ground) in NW MN. Glacial Wildlife Refuge. I was told that I would be sent directions to the lek. I would have to walk a mile in the dark on a very w...
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Searching for the Rufous-Capped Warbler 4/22/17

April 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This past winter I read that someone had found a rufous-capped warbler in the Florida Canyon near Green valley, AZ. This is an uncommon bird for the United Sates, so I decided to look for it when I would be in AZ. in Feb. 2017. I had detailed directions to the place where the birds had been seen. I met a man in Green Valley and told him where I wa...
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How I Got the Shot

March 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
On March 5, 2017 I was driving on the Sawbill Trail in No. Minn. when I saw a flock of birds in the gravel on the side of the road. I pulled over to the side and stopped. I saw that they were Pine grosbeaks, birds that I don't see where I live in St. Paul, MN. I wanted to get a shot, but I didn't want to set up on a tripod or stand looking down on...
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