Canada Goose Family

It was very windy out on this evening when the Canada Geese tried to retire for the evening. I’m sure some of the women out there that read my blog (like my mom) can relate to this Canada Goose family photo. This was the most unique thing that I witnessed during this trip and it …

Moose at Kootenay National Park

Moose and black bear are two big game animals that have proven to be elusive for my camera throughout the years despite several sightings. I got a few poor-quality snapshots of moose at Yellowstone National Park when I was still in college but wasn’t able to photograph one for real until recently at Kootenay National …

Wildlife Viewing Behavior at National Parks

The most abundant animals that I came across were elk and big horn sheep. This one herd of sheep must have numbered close to 20. I probably spent about five hours total with them during this trip. They are really interesting creatures though they seemingly spend the majority of their time grazing or laying down. …

Grizzly Bear Postcard

I provide images to a health care office supplies company and one of their newest products involves my grizzly bear cub photo. These postcards are labeled as “recall cards” (sent when you miss your scheduled appointment in other words), so don’t skip your medical appointments otherwise you might be receiving one of these in the …

Unbearable Headache II

I have to give Ron credit for the blog post title because I couldn’t think of anything else that fit! So here is his version of Un-bear-able Headache. This was taken on the morning of our 3rd day at Silver Salmon Creek. This day was really the only day of my Alaska trip that I …

Wildlife Photography Ethics

I have kept this to myself for a long time but after several discussions about wildlife photography ethics during the photo tour I feel compelled to write about this. Digital technology makes it very easy and convenient to manipulate images however the photographer chooses to but manipulating the trust of your audience is something that …

Canon Trick: Teleconverter

As mentioned in the previous blog post, certain Canon lenses do not autofocus with the 1.4x teleconverter on crop sensor cameras. There is a simple trick to get around this issue however. Just simply tape over the three closest pins to the left of the red lens mount dot. The Canon 400mm f5.6 lens essentially …

Canon 400mm F5.6

I received a Canon 400mm f5.6 lens this week and went to test it out locally at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. I previously blogged about renting the Canon 500mm f4.0 lens and testing it out on wood ducks at the L.A. County Arboretum but not liking the bulk of that lens so that led …

A Day in the Life of a Baby Wood Duck

My new addiction to bird photography is growing. What I am posting here pretty much sums up why I find this type of photography to be so exciting. I took these over the course of three hours at the Cal State Fullerton University Arboretum on Thursday afternoon. Picture: Baby Wood Duck Chick (Aix sponsa) With …

The L.A. Zoo 12-18-05

There’s some wildlife photographers out there who raise their nose higher than the noblest blue bloods at photographers who shoot at zoos. It’s just a bunch of egotistical insecurity on their part. As long as the images are disclosed as captive then who cares if they were shot at a zoo or not. If they’d …