Without question there is a skill component in photography. Understanding our gear, lighting, composition and post processing are all important ingredients when creating images. Photography captures specific moments in time and on occasion it can be extremely helpful when Lady Luck is on our side. Continue reading Shooting with Lady Luck
For many photographers, especially those starting out, deciding which lenses to buy can be a daunting task. One of the fundamental questions we often ask ourselves is “Should I buy prime lenses or zoom lenses?” Continue reading Prime versus zoom lenses. Which should you choose?
During my recent trip to Cuba I had the opportunity to try out my Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens shooting some hand-held video of various birds that were in the small wetland area that was adjacent to the hotel. Continue reading Bird Videos with Nikon 1 CX 70-300
If you live in a warm sub-tropical or tropical climate, or holiday in one, you’ve likely seen many small lizards scurrying about and you may have tried to photograph them as I did with my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 lens during a recent holiday in Cuba. Continue reading Tips for Photographing Small Lizards
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 selection of Great Blue Heron images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens during my recent trip to Cuba. Continue reading Great Blue Heron Images with Nikon 1 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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The Niagara River draws a large number of birds during the winter months, mainly waterfowl like swans, ducks and geese. Continue reading Photographing Birds on the Niagara River in Winter