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CAMOUFLAGE IN NATURE

Here are some examples of different creatures using camouflage to blend in with their environment.  
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More High Speed Photography

Basically the way that I am able to freeze such high speed action is by using a special electronic flash that puts out an incredibly short burst of light (between 1/15,000 to 1/50,000 of a sec.).  This brief pulse of light is what freezes the subject.  Most commercially available flash systems produce a seemingly fast…
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High Speed Flash Photography Hummingbirds in Flight

After my trip to the Galapagos Islands, we took a few extra days and went into the cloud forests of Ecuador, mainly to photograph hummingbirds. Ecuador has 130 of the world’s 330 species of hummingbirds. I visited many of the well known lodges in the Mindo valley and ended up photographing about a dozen different…
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THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

I have to say the Galapagos Islands is nature photography Nirvana. It really was unlike anything I had experienced before.  I have been blessed on many occasions to have many of my subject’s accept me as part of their natural world, but that has typically come after many hours, days, weeks, months, or even years…
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HERE ARE SOME MORE BIRDS FROM THIS SPRING

Well I just returned from my trip to the Galapagos Islands and the cloud forests of Ecuador. It was a great trip and a real adventure.  I shot over 6500 pictures over the course of two weeks.  It will take me some time to get through the editing process but in the mean time I…
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MORE WARBLER PHOTOGRAPHY

Here are some more images I made during this years warbler migration.  I have to say that we really never did have a great fallout day of warblers this year.  A fallout day is when you get a large arrival of migrating warblers that have been blown into an area. This often happens when there…
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WARBLER PHOTOGRAPHY

At last it’s May.  I have to say I have been looking forward to May ever since last May.  You see, May is the time when tiny colorful birds called warblers grace our local woodlots for a few weeks, as they migrate north.  Last May, was the first time I ever attempted to photograph these…
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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was invited down to Knoxville Tennessee to put on my multi-media presentation “A Wilderness Year” for the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers Association.  While I was down in that area, I was able to get a few days shooting in at Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  We really…
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FRESH NEW FLOATING BLIND SUBJECTS

Well the ducks really seemed to have migrated through Michigan quickly this year.  I am usually photographing ducks through the entire month of April.  A couple of weeks ago we had strong winds out of the south and I think the ducks took advantage of these winds and continued their journey north.  One of the…
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ONE OF MY FAVORITE RITES OF SPRING

Well the ice has finally started to leave the lakes here in Michigan.  Which means the way is clear for me to do some of my favorite type of photography, photographing ducks from my floating blind.  Here is a picture of my blind. My camera is mounted on the deck which then has a hole…
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