September 1, 2010

JUMPING SPIDER

The last few days I have been working on a fairly large proposal for a project that I am involved with. This is a project that I have been turning around in my head for a few months now, and I am now at the point where I am trying to collect my thoughts and put them…
August 17, 2010

DEWY MORNINGS

Here in the Midwest it has been a very hot summer, it is now mid-August and as we round the corner and start to head towards fall, I look forward to things starting to cool down a bit. One of the many reasons that I look forward to the cooler weather this time of year is that…
August 11, 2010

STAR TRAILS AT STUD HORSE POINT

For this post I thought I would share with you a different type of photography, star trail photography. This particular image was made in Utah a couple of years ago. It is an eight hour exposure that I made on film (you could do it on digital but you would need to be able to…
July 29, 2010

METAMORPHOSIS

Here is a series of pictures I made a few years ago. The pictures show the main stages of a monarch caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly. This group of pictures was made over about a two week period. All of the action takes place at the beginning and end of that two week period. Near the end you can tell when…
July 14, 2010

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK

One of the things that I love about photography is at times I am able to show the viewer something that they would not normally see. When photographing a bird in flight for example, using a fast shutter speed to freeze the action and show the graceful sweep of the wings. Or using a slow shutter speed to allow…
July 1, 2010

GREATER SAGE GROUSE

One of the main reasons that I went out west this spring was to photograph the endangered Greater Sage Grouse. In mid April the males gather on leks to dance and call in the hopes of attracting females to mate with. I want to say a special thanks to Ron Laird an excellent photographer and great naturalist…
June 23, 2010

BLUE THROATED MACAW

The other day on a whim I decided that I needed to get some pictures of a Blue Throated Macaw in flight. So I jumped on the next flight out to the Pantanal in Bolivia in order to try and get some good images. Here are a few of the photos that I was able to make. OK…
June 16, 2010

Walking on Water

I have to admit that every once in a while I just get lucky. The following photograph of a pair of dancing western grebes is one of those situations. I was photographing waterfowl on a small lake in northern Idaho from my floating blind, when I noticed a single grebe off in the distance. Since I did not have…
June 2, 2010

FACES

Lately it seems I have been photographing a lot of faces. Here are a few of my recent favorites. These first couple are from a recent trip to Yellowstone, where I shot bighorn sheep and bison. Next we have some bat face images that I made recently. This first image is of the aptly named leaf-nosed bat.…
May 26, 2010

YELLOWSTONE BEARS

During my last trip out west I was able to spend a few days in Yellowstone. This was the earliest I had ever been in the park (mid-April). In fact they were just starting to reopen the roads in the park. The park is different every time I go, but the changes from season to season…