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BIRDS AND BUNNIES IN THE BIG APPLE

This summer I had a week to kill between two shows on the east coast. Since I had no idea where I wanted to go or what I wanted to shoot, I was very happy to get an email from Doug Rodda a great photographer that lives near New York city.  Doug noticed that I…
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Bats in Flight

Sorry I have not been able to do a post for a while. I was gone most of September, on different photography trips. One of which was to an area I really love; Yellowstone and Teton National Parks.  I will get some of the images from that trip up in a future post. For today’s…
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BATS

Made a great connection recently with a group called The Organization for Bat Conversation. The OBC is located at The Cranbrook Institute here in Michigan.  The OBC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserves bats and their habitat through education, collaboration, and research. You can visit the website here: http://www.batconservation.org/index.html. I really like…
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SPRING WARBLERS AND OTHERS

Being a Michigan photographer, I am lucky to live within an hours drive of Crane Creek State Park in Ohio, one of the best places in the country for photographing migrating warblers. Crane creek is an area where the warblers congregate to refuel and wait for a favorable wind to help them fly across Lake…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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PHOTOGRAPHING FALL COLOR IN MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENNINSULA

Due to the fact that I had shows scheduled on the weekends when Michigan’s upper peninsula’s fall color is at it’s peak (the Porcupines usually peak during the last week of September and the rest of the upper typically fires up around the first weekend of October) I really thought I wouldn’t be able to…
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