It's been a terrific season for Wildlife Photography so far this year!! One of the highlights this year has been some great opportunities for Common Loon shots! Living on a river has it's advantages, and it gives you chances to be in position for great shots like this below!
Loons are one of the most majestic of water birds you can find. They can also be hard to get into proper position!! Remember the light is always moving and depending on how the dark head hits the light, depends on if you get a shot that is a keeper, or one for the trash can!
I also like to get loons into wider shots, close ups are always good, but shots that show the habitat around them I love too!
I didn't luck out with any Loon and chick shots this year.... Partly because of the weird spring we had, I think it really messed up the nesting season! Glad I managed to snag of few of these shots though!
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The Monarch Butterfly has long been known as the "Queen" of the butterfly world, and it is no surprise that the caterpillars are equally brilliant in color and design. The caterpillars and adult butterflies are poisonous due to the presence of cardenolide aglycones from the milkweed plants the larvae feed on. They can be toxic enough to make an animal sick, but rarely cause any real serious issues. For this reasons animals identify with the bright coloring and stay away from eating them. I find these insects very fascinating and I never turn down a chance to photograph one when I get the chance!
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Monday, December 17, 2012
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
In order to get selected your images need to be just a bit out of the ordinary to say the least... Shock and awe is one way to get right in!! An online friend got in with his image of a Great Blue Heron eating baby ducks!! That's what these editors are looking for, and in turn their membership! While I have never shot anything quite that intense, I try the best I can for different!
My choice for submission this month, comes from a recent outing this past summer on the river, where I noticed a Dragonfly nymph on a lily pad that was just starting to emerge into an adult Dragonfly! I managed to get the boat around to the good side of the light and got this shot! Hopefully this month it catches the eye's of an editor at NGM!! One thing is for certain, that if you don't try, you can NEVER succeed!
Friday, December 14, 2012
In a market where competition is fierce, especially from it's close rival Nikon, this is a great achievement for Canon in the Full Frame market. Below is a shot I took with the Mark III...
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