June 5, 2009

FLOATING BLIND SPRING 2009

This spring was not as productive for floating blind photography as past years have been. I think that was due in large part, to an early warm spell that took the ice off many of the lakes in the area. This early breakup allowed the waterfowl to use some of the larger lakes that usually…
May 5, 2009

COSTA RICA PART 2

As promised, here are some more images from my trip to Costa Rica.  I apologize if you are on dial up because this is going to be a large post. I am going to try to get this done in one more post. We saw two different types of Oropendola the Montezuma Oropendola on the…
April 19, 2009

COSTA RICA PART 1

Sorry I am so long getting these images up. I have been very busy trying to finish up the teaching modules for the upcoming seminar at The National Center for Nature Photography in May.  It has been a lot of work.  Way more than I ever would have thought, but once done, I plan on…
April 16, 2009

ONE DAY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR

Just in case you did not see it on my photo seminar page, I will be teaching a one day Nature Photography seminar at The National Center for Nature Photography near Toledo on Saturday May 9th from 9:00 until around 4:00. For more information please follow this link: https://stevegettle.com/pages/category/photo-seminars/ I know I still need to…
March 20, 2009

How to Photograph Snowflakes

Looking for a great winter photography project? How about snowflakes? If you live in the Northern tier of states I promise you will have plenty of subjects. My setup is based on a system initially designed by Professor Ken Libberecht a great snowflake photographer from California of all places. The setup is basically a homemade…
March 17, 2009

MORE SNOWFLAKE IMAGES

Actually this post should be called snow crystal images because the images here are of single snow crystals. Most of the crystals shown here are between 0.04 and 0.08 inches. That means they would easily fit in this O. Snowflakes, at least the puffy balls of snow that fall from the sky are generally a…
March 15, 2009

GIFTS OF ART PROGRAM AT U OF M HOSPITAL

The University of Michigan Health Care System has a very unique art program called Gifts of Art in which they bring in the work of different artists to display in the common areas throughout the hospital.  This art program is designed to not only reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with health care facilities,…
February 12, 2009

WHITE WINGED CROSSBILL INVASION

White winged crossbills are usually birds of the boreal forests of Canada.  This year we have seen an unprecedented invasion of these birds here in Michigan, they have been spotted in virtually every county in the state.  Crossbills have developed an unusual crossed bill which they use to extract the seeds of conifer trees which…
January 16, 2009

IMAGES FROM THE FROZEN NORTH

Last week I travelled up to Northern Minnesota in search of northern bird species whose idea of going south for the winter is coming down to the far northern edge of the US. I picked a great time to do this because it was brutally cold when I was up there.  One morning it was…
December 26, 2008

SNOWFLAKE PHOTOGRAPHY

Sorry I havn’t been able to do a post in awhile, but between orders for the holidays and of course the holidays themselves, this is an especially crazy time of the year for me. I have been trying to photograph snowflakes for quite a few years, with limited success.  This fall, I came across the…