Photography Experiences

Mountain Bluebird Feb.2 2021

February 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
One of my favorite subjects to photograph is birds in snow.This past December there were reports of a Mountain bluebird four miles from where I live. I thought the vibrant blue color of the bird in the white snow would make a nice photo. I tried looking for the bird a number of times with no luck, when I returned home I saw others photos of the bir...
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Snowshoe Hare Nov. 22, 2020

November 26, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I saw photos of snowshoe hares, but had never seen one. I wanted to photograph one in the winter, when it's fur is white. I pictured a scene where the snowshoe hare would be sitting in an open area that was covered in snow. It would be difficult to do. I would have to drive over three hours to a large desolate area in northern Minnesota with no gu...
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Common Merganser 9/08/20

September 12, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
It was cold- in the 30's (F) and very windy- when I went to the shore of Lake Superior to look for buff-breasted sandpipers. After I arrived and scanned the area with no luck, I decided to take photos of the Common Mergansers swimming close to shore. It was shortly after sunrise and the birds would be front lit with low light. I planned to hide beh...
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Monarch Butterfly July 21, 2021

July 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
My favorite butterflies to photograph are hairstreaks. I spent two days last weekend looking for them and saw none. I saw a Monarch and used an in-camera custom white balance to make the background colors look soft. I blurred the flowers in the background to make the photo look even softer and dreamier.
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Long-tailed Ducks February 8, 2020

February 08, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I wanted to photograph the Michigan lighthouses covered in ice, so I planned a January trip to Michigan. I also hoped to see long-tailed ducks; I checked E Bird every day and saw that the ducks were reported in the lighthouse canals where I would be going. The lighthouse photos were disappointing because the winter wasn't cold enough to form ice a...
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