WILDFLOWER EYEGASMS

Shooting Wildflowers Soon wildflower season will be here and thanks to the wet fall the wildflowers in Central Texas are expected to really really nice! I’m looking forward to getting out and trying some new techniques that have been rolling around in my noodle. The one thing about wildflowers is everybody loves to shoot them…the […]

‘Child Seat’ (Titmouse Fledgling)

Buy this picture I recently found out my “Child Seat” image of this baby titmouse will be the ‘Final Frame’ shot in the 2013 April/May issue of National Wildlife Magazine. When I took this shot the baby was clumsily bopping around, so I had to keep my shutter-speed up. Still remember its awkward movements, it […]

‘Cornered’ – (Cardinal Behavior)

Buy this picture An attempt at capturing the aggressive behavior of the Cardinal, with males generally the ‘nastier’ of the two. The aggressive behavior within the species is rather common, and not limited to the male/female interaction seen here.. Higher ISO @ 1600, f/11, 1/4000th and bright sunlight – no flash. Canon 1D Mark III, […]

Yellowbelly Racer Attack

Buy this picture This Yellowbelly Racer first ran up towards our pond at blazing speed, from the marshy area below. It stopped at ponds edge, in a coiled & upright stance. Then through the water, with a few missed strikes at the leopard frogs there. Finally, it wound its way up through, and deep into […]

“Picture This”

Buy this picture Orchard Oriole female,with early morning side light. Myrtle Tree perch. The Orchard Oriole is North America’s smallest species of icterid blackbird.. “This image is a perfect example of simplicity and elegance created by the combination of basic composition and beautiful lighting. The simple lines of the branch and the bird are masterfully […]

The Launch

Shooting stories on skydivers and not getting the same old shots from a helmet camera can be challenging. Photojournalist Kevin Vandivier always is looking for new creative ways to shoot heavily photographed subjects. In this case, he could not remember ever seeing a shot of a skydiver launching from the wing of a biplane. So […]