Posts tagged Nature
Falkland Islands Part 2

Being completely surrounded by penguins and camping among them for nearly one and a half months was an experience I will never forget. This is the second part of a two-article series covering some of my favorite photos taken and describing the experiences behind the photo. The Falkland Islands are situated between South America and Antarctica and is the best place in the world to photograph penguins and other bird species as they use the island as their nesting grounds. In this article, I am going to share some of my favorite photos of Gentoo Penguins, King Penguins, Magellanic Penguins, Rockhopper Penguins, Albatross, and Striated Caracara.

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Falkland Islands Part 1

Penguins are my favorite bird and I have been/ still are obsessed with them. Even though I am a wildlife photographer, my goal was not just to get nice photos. My main goal was to surround myself in their environment and just experience living next to my favorite animal. I decided to make my dream a reality and travel for nearly one and a half months camping feet away from penguins on a remote island located between South America and Antarctica called the Falkland Islands.

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5 Techniques To Improve Your Birds In Flight Photography

There is nice golden light peaking over to the horizon, and there is a Reddish Egret foraging in the water.  Suddenly, the bird jumps up and flies away while your camera is still in transition to your eye.  You didn’t even fire a frame.  If this ever happens to you these five techniques will help you get the bird in the viewfinder to create awesome images. 

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Equipment Guide to Wildlife Flash Photography

Most wildlife photographers undervalue the importance of having/ using a flash and, in my opinion, is a huge mistake.  Utilizing a speedlight allows you to add some fill flash to a photo or for total illumination of a particular subject. Have you ever wanted to add a little light when you’re photographing an animal?  Utilizing a little fill flash will give you pleasing results by adding some life to the image by the addition of a catch light in the eyes.  Getting the right gear for flash can be confusing, so hopefully I’m going to demystify the setup. 

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Canon 100-400mm f/ 4.5-5.6 IS II Review

Prior to the introduction of the 100-400 f/ 4.5- 5.6 IS II, Canon has had an apparent gap in their telephoto lens lineup.  The previous version was a slow- focusing lens, which caused photographers to opt for either fixed focal length offerings, shorter zoom options, or lenses made by third- party manufacturers.  Canon drastically improved the performance of the lens by enhancing the sharpness, autofocus speed, and some other characteristics.  However, the new lens also has some negatives. 

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