One of the things that I love about facilities like Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls is the variety and character of the birds. Some of them seem to have human-like qualities and I find their faces can be very expressive.
I had the opportunity on Wednesday to visit Bird Kingdom with two of our readers, Don and Janice Berman, and spend a number of very enjoyable hours photographing various bird specimens. My focus with my most recent visit was to get as many tight-in images as I could – bird portraitures – for lack of a better description. Continue reading Bird Portraiture
Sometimes we just happen to be at the right place at the right time to capture some images. That was certainly the case on Wednesday this week when I visited the Dufferin Islands at Niagara Falls Ontario and managed to capture a large, white goose beating its wings. Luckily I had my Nikon 1 V2 set for AF-C at 15fps with subject tracking. So, here is a series of images of a goose beating its wings at 15fps. Continue reading Goose Beating Wings at 15fps
This week I had the opportunity to shoot a few images of vultures with one of our readers, Ray Miller. He has been kind enough to provide our readers with some of his favourite photographic locations in the Niagara area and once again shared his expertise. There are quite a few vultures at the Niagara Gorge and they can be easily viewed and photographed from the Locust Grove Picnic Area. Continue reading Vultures at Niagara Gorge
Every now and then we all need a short break and a bit of relaxation. So it was for me this afternoon, so I grabbed a camera and headed off to Forty Mile Creek in Grimsby to see what I could find. Continue reading Ducks by Forty Mile Creek
I recently picked up my new Panasonic GH4 along with a couple of Panasonic lenses, the 12-35mm f/2.8 and 35-100mm f/2.8 constant aperture zooms. I thought readers may like to see a few initial Panasonic GH4 sample images taken with the 35-100mm f/2.8 at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. Continue reading Panasonic GH4 sample images at Bird Kingdom
I recently returned from a vacation in Cuba during which I had the opportunity to photograph a few different species of heron using my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lens. Continue reading Photographing Heron in Cuba
This article features some selected images of Tricolored Heron taken in Cuba with a Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens. Continue reading Images of Tricolored Heron with Nikon CX 70-300
This article features a few images of Smooth-billed Ani taken with a Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens. This unusual looking bird is a member of the cuckoo family and has an odd, almost prehistoric look. Continue reading Smooth-billed Ani with Nikon 1 CX 70-300
During a recent visit to the Playa Costa Verde resort in Cuba I had the opportunity to capture images of a variety of birds in a shallow wetland area that separates the hotel from the beach, using my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300. On a few occasions I was able to spot some Green Heron along the shoreline or in some of the dense vegetation. Green Heron are often nocturnal hunters and are rarely seen out during the day. I did find one individual resting in dark shade in the middle of a mangrove tree during the heat of the day.
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Continue reading Images of Green Heron with Nikon 1 CX 70-300
As a follow up piece to my recent article on Examples of Flower Photo Art, this article shows some examples of how some of the filter effects in Topaz can be used with bird images, in this case a tight shot of an eagle’s head. Continue reading Examples of Eagle Photo Art