Whitetail Deer in the Backyard

A Whitetail Doe settling down

It’s kinda cool to see whitetail deer in an urban or suburban area. Even though you’re in the city, having some wild creatures stop by once in awhile provides a feeling of being in a more natural world. (more…)

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…)

SuperTelephoto Glass

A Ring Tailed Lemur

Telephoto and super telephoto glass is all about expanding your horizons.  Long focal lengths bring a much bigger universe to your camera sensor.  An old saying in photography is that the best long lens is your legs.  Well, sometimes just getting closer works, sometimes it’s impossible, and sometimes it’s dangerous. (more…)

Curious Cardinal

 Male Northern Cardinal

How to get a Cardinal, or any songbird to pose for you? My theory is that birds possess a list of priorities. Safety is at the top of the list, followed by food, shelter and water. This male Northern Cardinal posed for me because there was food and water nearby. The local birds also know this is a safe location with good visibility so they can check for predators. (more…)

Introspective Squirrel

Squirrel Grooming

The very first rule of wildlife photography, including squirrels, is to see the animal’s eyes.  The eyes should always be focused and sharp.  Then again, once in awhile you manage to catch a pose that you just can’t pass up.  I certainly wasn’t looking for this pose, I mean how could you even do that? (more…)