A Lucky Day Trip to the Zoo

 

Female Eclectus roratus

Once in awhile, you have a lucky day trip and catch some tropical color at the zoo. Getting an image you like is often about luck more than good management. Photography at the zoo is proof positive of that statement. You just never know what you’re going to get. (more…)

In Memoriam Dudley, an amazing Great Horned Owl

Dudley, a Great Horned Owl

It’s a cold, rainy day today, the middle of November, a time when the summer is past. I just received an email from the Carolina Raptor Center that Dudley, a Great Horned Owl and long time resident has passed away. I guess the timing is appropriate, since Dudley was a joy to a many visitors and supporters of the Carolina Raptor Center. (more…)

Raptor Photography at the Carolina Raptor Center

Portrait of an American Bald Eagle

Today’s post is about Raptors, or more specifically, about Raptor Photography at the Carolina Raptor Center.

Raptor Photography is all about predators, strong, fearsome and solitary hunters.  For wildlife photographers interested in this specialty, the Carolina Raptor Center is heaven on earth. They host two events each year, one in the spring, another in the fall, usually October.  They two events each year, one in the spring, another in the fall, usually October. (more…)

A Few Notes on Songbird Photography

Northern Cardinal

Songbird photography is one of my favorite pastimes. It has everything a serious amateur could ask for. You don’t have to travel far to get good shots. It doesn’t require hyper expensive equipment. And a big bonus is that a lot of people are fascinated by bird photography. (more…)

Awesome Color – The Rainbow Lorikeet

 A Rainbow Lorikeet shows off his color

My favorite creature to photograph this week is the Rainbow Lorikeet. They are an Australian native, so it’s not like you’ll find one in your backyard, but they are common in zoos. Often they are kept in walk-through enclosures like the one at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. (more…)

More Baby Ducks – Early Morning Ducklings

Mallard Ducklings - Single File

It seems like a lot of people love baby ducks. They are adorable, there can be no argument about that. They are tiny and helpless, and don’t have a care in the world. They’re just out there enjoying life and consuming calories as fast as possible. (more…)