Thursday, March 31, 2011

Photo of the Day! Trumpeter Swan!

Nikon D90, Nikkor 300mm f/2.8, TC-14E II @ 420mm, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/1600
At the break of dawn this trumpeter swan heads out to forage. The Swans, as well as many other species, are in the midst of migration. This means we can enjoy the resident birds as well as the passerby's through spring.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Photo of the Day! Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow Headed Blackbird
Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm OS @500mm

Yellow-headed Blackbirds are one of my favorite birds to photograph. They have a distinct call that sounds like a old train whistle. One of the down sides is you often need a boat to get close to them. On the plus side, you can bring the fishing pole!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Interview with Mike Cavaroc pt. 2

Part 2 with Mike Cavaroc 

Click here to see the part 1 interview

What camera lens combo do you most enjoy using to shoot that subject?
I'll typically have on my Canon 70-300mm lens on my 7D for wildlife since it's lightweight and easy to immediately point out the window should I happen upon anything. However I'm experimenting more with renting lenses these days to get a bit of extra focal length on certain occasions.

As for my 5D, I mostly keep my Canon 17-40mm on that to take advantage of the full frame sensor on the mountains and landscapes.

Why Canon over some of the other competitors?
If anybody asks me what kind of camera they should buy as their first, I'll tell them go look at Canon and Nikon and pick whichever one you can find a better deal on. They're both the top-of-the-line from what I've found in my research and they'll continue to outdo the other. I started with Canon because I found a good deal with them and I've been really happy with them and wouldn't change if I could. I have, however, heard the same thing from Nikon users as well. I know Olympus users who are happy with their cameras and I've read good things about Sony also, but I still think Canon and Nikon are the two top dogs and there's no right or wrong one to choose.

How do you find your subjects, wildlife or landscape?
The landscapes come either from exploring the backcountry when I can (mostly summer and fall), or more challenging, driving along the roads in the winter and finding an angle or composition I haven't done yet. I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, went to school in East Texas, then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, so winter sports were never something I got to do. Though I was able to explore a bit more this winter than I had in the past, I'm planning on taking better advantage in the future through cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing, two things I don't have much experience with, but I'm definitely wanting to change. Throughout the summer though, there's an endless amount of trails all over the entire region. The tricky thing is being there when there's good light. Sunrises in the summer are especially hard not only because of how many other photographers there are shooting all the big viewpoints, but also because of how short the nights are. If you stay up catching sunset, getting up for sunrise is pretty rough. I find it even harder when you live here because it's so easy to fall into the habit of taking it all for granted.

With wildlife, I'm able to know where some animals are from their yearly habits, I may find them on the trails, or I'll even just happen upon them while driving simply due to the denseness of wildlife in the area. If there's something interesting that's been seen, word spreads around the locals pretty quickly as well. If Grizzly Bear #399, for example, has been spotted after emerging from her den in the spring, the whole town will know within a day. That doesn't always mean it's a guaranteed sighting for you though. For example, if you're told about a wolf pack that was seen a couple of hours ago, odds are that wolf pack has long gone to somewhere else, most likely farther into the woods and away from any kind of access. The best way to find it is to just get out and enjoy the day. I've driven around for hours sometimes only to come up with a couple of decent landscapes. But then I've also just driven around for about 30 minutes choosing to take the scenic route home and stumbled across one animal after another keeping me occupied for the remainder of the day. The point being, you can't really plan to see wildlife, it does it's own thing. Your best strategy is just to go out and enjoy the scenery and if you're lucky, you might just find something that brings the day to a climax.

Do you have any upcoming plans or projects?
I currently don't have any big plans or projects that I'm working on, but on a more personal level, I've been shooting a lot of video lately which has become another one of those little milestones that reignited my passion for having a camera. Currently I'm trying to capture as much footage as I can of wildlife existing in its natural habitat, as well as time-lapse videos of area.

We follow many photographers and their blog/websites. Are there photographers that you follow that our audience should be aware of?
I could probably throw out too many to list, but there are several whose work I'm always looking out for. Hopefully they're not redundant recommendations.

Every time I see a photo from Patrick J. Endres, I get a strong yearning to just spend a few months exploring Alaska. He scours the state and does a beautiful job of detailing every bit of it.

Burrard-Lucas Photography is simply wildlife photography with an exclamation point. Very inspiring work.

Ian Plant just has a masterful way of capturing a scene.

Jesse Speer is a great artist who's able to see a unique simplicity in both grand landscapes and tiny details.

Finally, Ron Niebrugge is a very fun photographer to follow. He can capture beauty in any scene and following him on his road trips motivates me to get out more.

Any additional thoughts or comments?
If you visit Grand Teton National Park, or anywhere for that matter, please respect the land and its inhabitants. We see one photographer after another, especially in this region, getting way too close to wildlife. I've seen photographers with 500mm lenses standing literally 10 feet from a bear. If you're not afraid of it, that's great. More power to you. But if that bear decides that you're too close, it will let you know and the park service will have no choice but to put the bear down, ruining it for everyone. I've seen crowds of people block wildlife from crossing a road where it wants to cross. I've seen people go chase after animals into the trees. All of these factor to the animals being more likely retreat farther into the wilderness, ruining the experience of seeing wildlife for everyone.

I only ask that people think about the wildlife before coming to a place like this and if one irresponsible person is pushing their luck and showing no concern for consequences to them or the animals, it's not an open invite to join them. National parks and wilderness areas that are home to exciting wildlife aren't there so we can get as close as we want to the animals, they're there to protect them and to preserve the natural environment as much as possible, and that includes human interaction.

Be sure to check out Mike's incredible work at

A big thanks goes to Mike to take his time to help us at Natural Vision Photography!!

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Photo of the Day! Mallard

Mallard Hen
Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm OS, f8, ISO 400, 1/1250

I took this image last spring at my favorite duck pond. I was hoping to go there this few, due to flooding I'll have to wait a few weeks.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Interview with Mike Cavaroc (pt 1)

Tell a little about yourself. How you got started?
Back in college, I had had one of those early point-and-shoot cameras that clocked in at a whopping two mega pixels. I mostly used it just for goofing off with friends, but every now and then, I would see something interesting in nature and point it in that direction. I never came away with anything really great, but that began sparking an interest in documenting some of the more impressive natural scenes I noticed around me. Digital was still pretty young, but in early 2004, entering my last semester in college, there were a couple of factors that led me to buy my first DSLR: a Canon Digital Rebel 300D. For starters, I've always been tech savvy, so going straight into digital seemed like a natural choice for me. I had also been wanting to learn more about photography so that I could get some better shots, but every time I went to sign up for the film photography class, it had already filled up. So I simply took the plunge, bought my own camera and began self-teaching myself about the field.

After graduating, a friend and I drove from East Texas, up to the Inside Passage of Alaska over the course of three weeks to return his newly-relocated sister's car to her. Neither of us had ever seen anything west of central Texas, but I was hooked into road trips around the western U.S. from that point. I subsequently packed up and moved out to Phoenix, Arizona where I began to teach myself how to use my camera on the diverse landscapes of Arizona. I stayed there for nearly four years to the day before packing up again and moving to Jackson, Wyoming where I began to make a big push in establishing my photography career.

How long have you been in the Teton area? What brought you there?
I've been living in Jackson, Wyoming, just outside of Grand Teton National Park, for about two and a half years now. On the road trip up to Alaska, we briefly drove through the area and up through Yellowstone National Park. I didn't remember much about it other than the few photos I had gotten (memory cards and hard drives weren't as cheap then as they are now - especially to a college student - so I was conserving shots quite a bit). What I do remember was being overwhelmed by the Teton Mountains when I first saw them. That was one of the experiences that always stuck out from that trip.

Fast forward four years later and now armed with Canon 5D, I felt an itch to go on a road trip to explore some places I hadn't seen much of, with Wyoming being the northernmost point on the trip. I had done similar things for a night or two around Arizona, but never that far or that long by myself. The plan was to head north through Utah into Jackson Hole, then east through Wyoming and down through Colorado and New Mexico. My first day in Grand Teton National Park (and actually on my way out), I stumbled across the local favorite, Grizzly Bear #399 and her three, three year-old cubs being photographed by a group of photographers that included Tom Mangelsen, among others. That was my first real taste of photographing wildlife and it triggered something just as exciting in me as when I first got my camera. At the end of that day, I said to myself "This will be my last night here, then I'll move on tomorrow." I said that every night for about the next week and wound up driving back to Phoenix from Jackson in one day since I had to be back on a certain day (it's about 16 hours in case you're curious).

My girlfriend at the time came back up with me that following September, and after returning back to Phoenix from that trip, I realized that was where I wanted to live. Phoenix had grown too big for my tastes, so I wanted something smaller, with easier access to undisturbed nature, more wildlife, a winter environment, grand scenery, etc. It all just added up to Jackson, Wyoming.

Do you have a favorite spot or location?
Anywhere I have a good view of the Tetons makes me happy. Every angle is a view that never gets old and a reminder of how far I've come.

How do you feel about shooting the iconic landscapes of Grand Tetons? Has it been overdone? Or is it timeless?
I think it's all in the eye of the beholder. Someone may come visit and just see the same shots that others have already gotten. Some people even just drive through on their way into Yellowstone not even spending the time to properly capture the mountains. I drive the same roads every day and I'm blown away at seeing something new, whether it's a storm system casting light on the Tetons in a new way, or even just a coyote running through the snow. I find it all looks new and every inch of Grand Teton National Park and its surroundings has kept me enthralled since the first day I moved here. If you allow it to, it will show you something entirely unseen around every turn. I also believe that's true for any location.

Is there a best time of year to shoot in the Tetons? What’s your favorite time of year?
I would say the best time of year depends on what you're after. Each season, and to a certain extent each month or two, offers something completely different. January and February the whole park is blanketed in white, creating an extremely peaceful environment with some dramatic skies. March and April are more known as the mud season so great landscapes might be tricky to come by, but wildlife begins to spring up a bit more (pun intended) as the snow starts to melt. May and June are the best times to see the valley floor covered in green, with June more specifically creating an amazing wildflower show. July segues spring into summer through September, and fall takes over the mountains through October as wildlife also prepares for the oncoming winter that November will restart all over again.

I'm not even sure if I have a favorite season. I find myself anxiously awaiting the next season each time one comes to an end. I love the tranquility of the snow-covered winters, but the wildflower displays of spring can be very magical. I'm a very avid hiker so summers here are definitely exciting, while the color of fall and the wildlife scattering around to get ready for the winter always keeps me motivated for new opportunities.

What subjects do you most enjoy shooting?
When I can find them, wolves and bears (both grizzly and black) always make me glad to be a nature photographer. In my eyes, they embody the spirit of freedom in the American West, something that seemed to have been lost that's only beginning to make a comeback. But more simply, they're just a lot of fun to watch.

Any time there's a dramatic sky over the Tetons, I find it impossible to not stop wherever I am and capture it. Sunrise in particular is very special. With as many people that come through here, I'm always amazed at just the tiny fraction of people, if that, that make the effort to see it. It makes seeing the mountains exponentially more meaningful and special.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo of the Day! A Cautious Deer!

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AFS @ ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/1250
This is a somewhat plain image, but it caught my eye because of the cautious look of the deer and the deep woods feel. Let me know what your think!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photo of the Day! Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser
Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm OS @500mm, f9, ISO 320, 1/1600

Soon I will be back out on the edge of small ponds waiting for water fowl. This I hope to get a better hooded merganser photo this year. Also I would like to get bufflehead, ring neck duck and wood duck photos.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Photo of the Day! So Childish

White-tailed Deer
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm f2.8 w/tc14 @420mm, f5.6, ISO 400, 1/2000

I just had to post this photo! On a morning that I woke up to 5 inches of new snow, I needed to laugh at something.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reflection of Yellowstone National Park

3 Shot HDR Panorama, Nikon D7000, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 @ 24mm ISO 200 f/13

I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my trip to Yellowstone National Park last September. As many of you know Chad and I took a road trip to YNP for a vacation/photography trip. That was our second trip out to YNP, however, the first trip was when we were 4 and 6 years old. So it really was our first trip. We both had high expectations of what we were going to and what potential animals we would come across.

While making the long drive from Minneapolis to YNP we were talking about what animals we would really want to see while we were in the park. Top of the list for "it would be great to see" was a wolf. We knew there was an outside chance of seeing a wolf, but still not a great chance. Well we did if face see 3 different wolves including wolves in Lamar Valley that we blogged about back in November.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 500mm f4 w/TC14 @700mm, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/800

Other than animals, landscape photography was high on our list. Before we left for our trip I purchased a B+W Circular Polarizer to help cut reflections and help saturate the scene. When using a circular polarizer you have to remember to watch the corners since it tends to create funky colors when using a super wide lens (in my case I used a 12-24mm). Chad and I used either a Tokina 12-24mm f4, Nikon 50mm f1.4, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 or Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 lens for landscapes.

Lower Falls, YNP
Nikon D90, Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 @60mm, ISO 200, 3 shot HDR

 The landscape of the park really surprised me. I've watched countless films of Yellowstone, most of them focusing on the wildlife. To my surprise much of the park didn't look how I expected. It looked better! The rugged rocky terran, pine trees and rivers were all beautiful beyond my expectation. It turned out that I really didn't recognize Yellowstone until we got to Lamar Valley. Most of what I've seen on video seems to focus there, for good reason too. Lamar Valley features large open areas for the grazing animls to heard and feed. This obviously gives the predators a place to focus too. All of which can be observed from the road that winds through.
Nez Perce Creek
Nikon D90, Tokina 12-24 f/4 @ 22mm, f/14

Chad and I are planning on going back out to YNP this fall again in late September 2011. Some things that really helped us get the shots that we were looking for was good old fashioned research. We met with a local Minneapolis photographer that made virtually the same trip that we were about to go on 2 weeks prior to us. He was extremely helpful, showing us on a map where we could expect to find grizzly's, black bear, moose, eagles, and elk to name a few. I advise everyone to connect with other photographers that either live in the area that you visit or that has experience at the location your heading to.

Be sure to allow yourself enough time each day to arrive safely at your destination within the park. Remember the best times are early morning or late evening so you will be driving when it's dark out. For our next trip we are going to explore options of staying in the park (camping) or stay in hotels just outside the park boundaries.

For those of you have have experience at YNP please feel free to leave a comment or tip for people that are thinking about making a YNP trip!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Photo of the Day! White-tail Deer!

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AFS @ ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/800
This white-tail was from our shoot last weekend. We had some very cooperative deer, some even inquisitive. The snow is melting and spring is coming. It will be interesting if we can continue to locate the deer and watch them loose their more dull beige fur in favor of their brighter summer reddish color. Maybe we can even find some fawns to photograph!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Photo of the Day! Black Duck

Black Duck
Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm OS, f8, ISO 400, 1/1250

As spring gets closer and closer I will be out at the local ponds as the water fowl return to Minnesota. I took this photo just over a year ago in the first week of March. We still have a lot of snow and ice on the ponds/lakes.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Photo of the Day! Buck Portrait

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm f3.5, ISO 400, 1/3500

This buck came a little too close for my 300mm lens. after this shot I quickly switched to my 70-200mm to get a full body shot.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Photo of the Day! Late Season Buck

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm f2.8, ISO 400, f5, 1/1600, +.1/3ev

I finally got my opportunity to shoot with my new Nikon D7000 this week. We watched a couple of coyotes walk across a frozen lake, but were not able to get any photos. Then we came across a large number of deer. After a short time this late season buck came walking out of the woods! It was a very impressive animal with a very broad set of antlers!

Photo of the Day! Red-tailed Hawk Portrait pt.II

Nikon D40x, Nikkor 70-300VR @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/1000
This is the same hawk as last week. Again, I love the white feathers! This is a slightly different pose, but I really liked it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

LCD Viewfinder Review!

LCDVF LCD Viewfinder for Canon 5D,5D MarkII, 7D, Nikon Digital SLR Cameras by CowboystudioI was recommended this product by Chris Dodds and Dave Shumway. I was trying to find the best way to track moving objects while shooting video with a DSLR. The inherent problem with shooting video on a DSLR is mirror needs to be closed for the live view to be on. This means you can't look through your viewfinder while shooting video. This introduces a lack of stability while your shooting.

So the answer is using a product like the LCDVF to make your LCD become your viewfinder. I also tested the Zacuto Z-Finder 3x and found it to be fantastic as well. The Hoodman HoodLoupe is also an option, although I have not tested it.

Each of these products magnifies your LCD and allows use like a traditional viewfinder. I have to admit I was a little confused when I first read this. I'm thinking, OK.. My LCD is already 3" and my face will be right up next to it, why would I need it any bigger? The answer is, you just do..! The LCD looks like your viewing a 42" TV. You can see down to the pixel and ensure your getting correct focus. The LCDVF has a 2.5x magnification and the Z-Finder has a 3x, so the advantage goes to the Z-Finder on that one.

The real reason you want to use this is to give stability to your handheld video. But the Z-Finder is also more than double the price and includes a large bracket just to get it to attach to your camera. The LCDVF uses a simple but genius magnetic ring around your LCD, then you just put the LCDVF up to it and "click" it locks in via magnet. The magnet holds it in solidly, but removes just as easily.

The last feature I'll mention is the diopter. The Z-Finder has a diopter that can adjust specifically to your eyes. The LCDVF does not have this feature. I do not wear glasses or contacts so this was a non issue for me.

Another use for a LCD viewfinder is for more accurate review of images in the field. This is always useful to make sure your nailing the shot.

I chose the LCDVF for the price and ease of use. I do kind of wish I had the 3x, but the 2.5x works fine. So mine looks like a 37" TV instead of a 42" =)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Photo of the Day! Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin
Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm OS, ISO 500, f8

This Pine Siskin was fending off another from getting too close to his food source. They move very quickly from branch to branch so I had to aim at one spot and hope they would come into the frame.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo of the Day! Red-tail Hawk Portrait!

Nikon D40x, Nikkor 70-300VR @ 300mm, f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/1600
This beautiful light phase red-tail hawk. The white feathers make this hawk unique but it's the eyes that make the photo. The dark green background also helped.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Behind the Image: Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk
Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm OS, f8, ISO 400, 1/2000

I made this image last spring after laying on my belly for a couple of hours photographing water fowl. I was walking to my car when this Red-tailed Hawk landed on a nearby tree. I set my gear down and got ready for it to take off. To my surprise it flew parallel to me, opposed to flying away.

I have wanted to photograph a Red-tailed hawk for years without much luck. When the opportunity arose for me I knew what I had to do. I knew my camera settings and made some quick adjustments. When the hawk did take off I was ready to shoot and I ended up with a nice in flight photo.

After the hawk flew away, I turned to the guy I was shooting with and asked if he got anything good. He missed it completely because he wasn't expecting it to fly parallel to us. I believe that if an opportunity arises you should slow down and get ready for the unexpected. You just never know what you might come up with!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Photo of the Day! It's your Tern

Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm OS, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1000

Once again, I'm trying to think of warmer times ahead and open water. This photo was taken on Lake Waconia in western Hennepin County just south west of Minneapolis. I can't be for sure, but it could have been the same trip that Chad's boat almost sunk!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Photo of the Day! Juvenile being Juvenile! White-tail Deer

Young White-tail Deer
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AFS @ 500 ISO, f/5.6, 1/1600

From our white-tail deer shoot. I just thought this was too funny not to post! I usually only post my best work, and while this is maybe not my favorite shot technically. IE the shadow on his face and the twig in front of his body. But this shot gave me a smile, so I thought I'd share it with you all!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

White-tail Deer pt 2

Nikon D90, Nikkor 300mm f2.8 w/TC14 , ISO 500, f6.3, +2/3ev

At the time, I didn't think this would be the last image I would make with my beloved Nikon D90. Just a few days after I made this image, I sold it to upgrade to a Nikon D7000!! Enough about that, I'm still amazed of the sharpness of the 300mm f2.8 with the 1.4x teleconveter attached.

Have an Actual Website!

To have a passion like photography is a wonderful thing. It is an outlet for creativity, challenge and a source of pride with your work pays off. But we as humans are social beings. This has maybe never been as obvious as it is today with the advent of social media and social networking websites. Being on Twitter and Facebook becomes more and more important everyday. So does this mean you can disregard having a website or blog? No!

Have a Home Base
It is a necessity to have a home base where someone can find information about you. I regularly browse the internet looking for amazing photos for inspiration and enjoyment. Nothing is more frustrating than when I try to locate the photographer and I have to spend time looking for the Twitter page, Facebook page and photo gallery. They should all be in located in one place or people will simply give up and move on.

It's about the Person
Once I find a beautiful image I want to know more. Art is wonderful, but it's really about the people behind the art, it's always been that way. For as long as art as been around people have wanted to know the story behind it, the person behind it. Once we learn about that story and that person the art becomes more personal. Make sure your website has personal information that people can relate to. Include information about the photograph and tell the story. If it is only the photos, people will see them, be inspired and move on. If you give them the context of the photo, they will come back for more.

Blog, keep it current
The last thing that I look for is recent activity. If someone just has a photo gallery it's sometimes hard to tell if the photographs are from last week or last year. A lot of the time I'm looking for photographers where I can follow their work. But there is no point in following their work if there is nothing to follow. A blog can simply be the story of the person and the photography. But it keeps the followers coming back and gives context to the images.

Don't be intimidated by the thought of building your own website. It's not like it used to be... You can create a free blog with up to 10 additional pages for free on If you want more, my next recommendation is Then finally if you want a lot of customization you can check out The first two are very simply and can be set up in minutes. Then you can customize over time. The big thing to remember here is we want to be able to find all of your information in one place. Tell us about yourself and your photography. Show us where your Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and photo gallery is. Just make it easy to follow your work!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Photo of the Day! White-tailed Deer

Nikon D90, Nikkor 300mm f2.8 w/TC14, ISO 500, f6.3, +2/3ev

Last Monday Chad and I were out looking for white-tailed deer just minutes from downtown St. Paul, MN. This was my first visit to the area, but Chad had been there before. To my surprise there were deer everywhere! 40 to 50 deer just roaming around the park allowing us to shoot without worrying about spooking them.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Awhile back Chad wrote a blog post called Spotlight: "American Eagle" and Inspiration. Watching that particular PBS Nature documentary as Chad said really got our blood flowing. Last weekend, I was watch a PBS Nature documentary called "Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves." Let me tell you that after watching this it got my blood flowing to head back out to Yellowstone National Park!

If you haven't watched an episode before of Nature I encourage you to watch a couple when you have time. In "Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves" you will see grizzly's chase down elk and wolves fighting to keep a fresh kill from the bears. I will say that it is an epic battle between the two top predators in the park.

Here is a little sneak peak of the show!

Some of my other favorite episodes: In the Valley of Wolves, American Eagle, Raptor Force, and Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia to name a few.

Watching PBS Nature show motivates us to go out and continue to shoot in any adverse conditions. I hope you find motivation within the show as well!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Photo of the Day! Juvenile Peregrine Falcon!

Nikon D40x, 70-300VR @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/3200
This is the same juvenile peregrine falcon as yesterday. This is another great display of the juvenile coloration and pattern.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Photo of the Day! Peregrine Falcon!

Nikon D40x, Nikkor 70-300VR @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/2500
Continuing with peregrine falcons, this is a juvenile peregrine. I really like the coloration and patterns of the juveniles, even more so than the adults. This one is also giving an intense look! This image was taken a few years ago and as I look at the technical specs I realized I should have lowered the ISO because my shutter speed was plenty fast.