Keeping the Keepers

November 16, 2016  •  1 Comment
Good photographs, that’s what it’s all about. Once I take them, I want to keep only the best and get rid of the rest. So I need to judge: Is the subject too small in the frame? Is it out of focus? Are the whites blown out and is there enough detail in the shadows? These are a few of the things that I evaluate. However, even if a shot is technicall...
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Hooked on Hummingbird Flash Photography

November 10, 2015  •  10 Comments
Given their extraordinary speed and maneuverability as well as their small size, flying hummingbirds are challenging to photograph. A high shutter speed is needed to get a good shot with minimal motion blur. But you also need ample light to keep your ISO low enough to avoid too much noise in your shot. But what if you want to photograph hummingb...
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Photographing Hummingbirds in the Wild

July 26, 2015  •  5 Comments
Some of the most beautiful photos that I’ve taken have been of Hummingbirds in flight. Hummingbirds not only have brilliant iridescent colors, but they are also attracted to the nectar of lovely flowers. This combination, Hummingbirds and flowers, makes for one gorgeous shot. Many people use flash photography to capture Hummingbirds; however, I...
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Tips for Photographing Birds in Flight

April 05, 2015  •  1 Comment
My passion is shooting birds in flight, and it’s a skill that takes practice. However, a few tips may make it easier to get a sharp in-focus shot. My Lenses for Birds in Flight: First, I find by hand holding my camera rather than using a tripod, it is easier to track the bird. So I when I was first starting out, I wanted lens that was lightweig...
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Camera Settings for Birds in Flight

February 15, 2015  •  3 Comments
Everyone wants sharp, in-focus shots, and with the right camera settings it's easier to reach that goal. I use a great camera for shooting wildlife, a Canon 1D mark iv, and I'd like to share some of the camera settings which I have found useful for photographing birds in flight. Even though you may use a different camera make or model, you may find...
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