Friday Photo Tip: Set the Mood

I just love the quiet peaceful mood of this image. There are many factors that help to create that mood. First and most obvious is the restful pose of the birds. Secondly, the beautiful warm late afternoon light, which accentuates the warm tones of the birds and golden grasses reflected in the still water. Lastly,…
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Friday Photo Tip: Animal Abstracts

Here is an example of a type of shot I love to make, an animal abstract. It is a tight close up of a group of Marine Iguanas sleeping.  These Iguanas are from Espanola Island. The Iguana of Espanola are nicknamed Christmas Iguanas because of their unique red and green coloration. It is believed this…
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Flight Photography

Do you want to work on your flight photography skills? I am pleased to announce that I have just joined forces with The Friends Of Bosque Del Apache, Hunt’s Camera, and Sigma to lead a January workshop at Bosque Del Apache. With tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese present in January Bosque…
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High Speed Photography Moth in Flight

  Finally got my new Cognisys Insect Rig (More on this in a future post!) for photographing insects in flight all dialed in. It combines all of my favorite things, high-speed flash, a dual laser triggering system, and an electromagnetic shutter that decreases shutter lag to 5 miliseconds! This “teddy bear” moth just makes me…
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I have had this image in my head for a few years. This was certainly the most challenging hummingbird setup I have ever tried to pull off. It took me three days to get the birds to accept all of the elements required to make this image. Then it was just a matter of getting…
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Get Involved in a Camera Club  -  1

If someone were to ask me what has made the biggest impact on my photography to date. I would have to say, “Getting involved in a camera club.” At the time (over twenty years ago) I had been shooting for a while and thought I had some skills. At least that is what all of…
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Put the Hammer Down

This is a Three-toed Sloth. Once a week they descend from their home in the trees to use the restroom on the ground. We were very lucky to find this fellow just as he was beginning his journey to the jungle floor. As he came down the main trunk he took a wrong turn onto…
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Seminars and Workshops for The National Center for Nature Photography

Seminar at The National Center for Nature Photography     The Art of Nature Photography Seminar Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 5:00pm Please join Steve Gettle for an intensive one day classroom nature photography seminar at the beautiful National Center for Nature Photography.  Steve will share his knowledge gained from over thirty years experience…
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The National Center for Nature Photography

. After months of work I am very excited to announce my new exhibition “Avian Images”. The show will be debuting at The National Center for Nature Photography in Toledo, Ohio.   April 1st through June 30th AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Opening Reception Saturday, April 11th  4:00pm to 7:00pm ____________________________________ Steve Gettle’s…
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Africa is Awesome  -  2

Finally got some time to look through some Africa images here is one of my favorites. I really love the shear drama of this image, which shows a lioness working to separate a calf from its mother in the Ngorongoro Crater. It is so amazing and such a privilege to have life and death struggles…
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