The cold weather has brought all of the little bird to the feeders. Around our place the Redpolls come when the weather is the coldest.
A mother bear and two cub were grazing just beside the Ten Mile Brake Check east of Golden, BC the other day. I got out of the truck, because they were on the other side of the fence. The zoom on my Nikon P6000 just didn’t reach far enough to get a good close up like my friend John Marriott does, like this one.I was trying to get close enough to shoot through the fence, but I had gotten too close and the mother bear scooted them up the tree before I could back off again. Opportunity lost because of impatience. I was glad that she was still wary of humans, but was sorry to have disturbed her.
What are your wildlife stories?
In the best light…
After seeing John E. Marriott’s spectacular wildlife at his seminar Tall Tales, Long Lenses: Bears, Wolves And a Million Bucks, I was inspired to post a few of my wildlife shots.
Tall Tales, Long Lenses: Bears, Wolves, and a Million Bucks is the name of the seminar with John Marriott on Friday February 18, 2011. The seminar is sponsored by The Camera Store and will be presented at the Ramada Inn, downtown Calgary, Alberta Canada.
If I wasn’t headed to see Joe McNally in Calgary on the same days, I think I’d like to go see the Bighorns with Kelly.
Small mammals like Pikas can often be harder to photograph than large mammals like Elk and Bison. First off, they move faster. There is less to focus on. Even when you are close, they are still small in the viewfinder. So when the Pikas do stop for a moment, it’s time to fire the shutter. (more…)
On October 1, 2010, Sherri and I will be headed south, to Yellowstone National Park. This will be Sherri’s first visit to Yellowstone. We were close last year when we stopped at Rexburg, Idaho on our way to Boise. I haven’t been to Yellowstone since the early 1970’s and have been wanting to go back for a while. There are more hydrothermal geologic features in Yellowstone than in the rest of the world. So there’s lots of interesting things to see, not counting the landscape and the wildlife. I don’t have any recent images from Yellowstone, so I’ve found some great images on Flickr for you to peruse.
Grand Prismatic Spring.
All too often I see tourists lining the highway, creating “bear jams”. They run across the road in front of traffic to get a snap of an elk. Kelly, John, Darwin, Moose and other true professionals I know, all have a great respect for wildlife. None of them would consider endangering or frightening an animal in the field.
Well, I’ve been off since Thursday night and it’s now Monday afternoon. I’ve hardly posted anything and I only got out last night to do some shooting. Where have I been? Well, mostly down in the Bat Cave working on my computer, and sleeping in. (more…)