One of my favorite song birds has always been the Baltimore Oriole. I don’t know if I like them because I grew up watching and playing baseball and the Baltimore Orioles were a team and one of the most popular players in baseball, Cal Ripken Jr., played on that team but that is certainly possible. Baltimore Orioles are probably one of the more well known species of birds again probably owing to… Read More
I love nature. I enjoy nature in a wide variety of ways. One activity I really enjoy is watching birds. As someone whose always loved animals and been a science nerd simply observing bird behavior is endlessly fascinating and entertaining. As a photographer, creating photography of birds is enjoyable and challenging. More so than any other animal birds have the ability to appear one second and be gone the next. That lends… Read More
A big part of creating great photographs is simply being in the right place at the right time. As a photographer you can play a big role in this by just choosing to be present. But everything is not always in your control. This is especially true when photographing wildlife. For several days now I have been watching as Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks have been visiting our bird feeders. I don’t often see Rose-Breasted… Read More
If our world hadn’t been upended by the corona virus I would have been leading my second migratory bird workshop at Eldridge Park, but that was not to be. Even though I am not currently able to go gather a group and guide them through some wildlife photography I still kept faith with myself and went to Eldridge Park solo. It was cold but mostly sunny this morning. I thought I would… Read More
I was going through some of my old photos and came across this shot. This isn’t one pf the best photos I have taken but I like it because it reminds me of the interactions of nature and an experience I had being able to watch the interaction take place. I think it is important to be able to appreciate our artwork for reasons other than technical quality or sale-ability and this… Read More
That was crazy. We came home to deer laying down in our yard. One had gotten into our 20×20 dog kennel. I walked down to the yard to get the deer to leave, so I could let our dogs outside, not realizing the one was in the kennel. The others slowly got up and left. Then I heard something bang against the chain link fence. I realized a deer was in the… Read More
Outside our house_Apr202010_0444, originally uploaded by KRNaturalPhoto.
For all the advancements and achievements our species has accomplished perhaps our biggest limitation is our inability to live in cooexistance with nature. I am in some ways as guilty as any. We are able to shape our world to meet our needs but we are unable or unwilling to preserve nature. In our drive for advancement and “progress” we have driven multiple species to extinction and others to the very brink… Read More
Here are some of yesterdays best photos from my visit to Tioga-Hammond Lakes in PA.
In wildlife photography there are two traits that are very beneficial to ones success. A wildlife photographer often benefits from having patience. It is often necessary to sit and wait for long periods of time for your subject to happen upon your location or you may have to wait for a bird you inadvertently startled to get used to your presence and come back. It i also important to persevere. One may… Read More