Category Wildlife Photography

Great Smokey Mountains National Park Part 2

October 3, 2013 PhotographyWildlife Photography  No comments

I know I’ve been a little lax in posting to my blog but I wanted to share with you some of the photos from my trip to the Smokey Mountains.  With the recent government shutdowns, it is one of the many National Parks that have closed temporarily (see info HERE).  I had hopes of visiting the Smokies during fall this year as well, but due to our personal scheduling and funds I’m not going to go…although, it would be nice to know if it was actually OPEN to visit!  I can’t imagine all of the people who plan out their trips a year in advance, booking flights, rental cars, hotel rooms…only to find out that they can’t visit the park.


This was a beautiful buck we saw in Cades Cove.  Cades Cove is usually pretty packed with tourists….sometimes it can even get bumper to bumper in there...

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Landscapes and Caracara

June 29, 2013 PhotographyWildlife Photography  No comments

I haven’t been posting much lately so I wanted to remedy that!  This post is some random photos I’ve take over the last few weeks that I’ve shared on flickr, facebook and 500px but not here.

Where I live here in southwest Florida, the Crested Caracara are plentiful.  They can be seen flying up and down the roads looking for roadkill to eat, perched on fence posts, and right on the side of the road.

I ran across this Caracara party the other day as I was driving to go shoot somewhere.  I thought about passing them up but then decided to turn around, pull the Jeep off the road and photograph them.

Most people who are interested in these birds know how to tell the juveniles from the adults...

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Sunrise at Jupiter, Florida

June 8, 2013 PhotographyWildlife Photography  No comments

Made another trip over to the east coast of Florida to shoot sunrise at Coral Cove Park in Jupiter, Florida.  That place NEVER lets me down, it’s so beautiful there!  Here’s a few shots.  I used the Canon 7D, Canon 10-22mm and a ten stop neutral density filter.

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I also hit Butterfly World at Tradewinds Park and here’s a few shots from that:

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Canon 7D, Canon 100mm 2.8 macro (non-IS version)

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Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm f4/5.6 USM IS L, 430ex flash

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Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm f4/5.6 USM IS L, 430ex flash


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iphone wildlife photos

May 25, 2013 TutorialsWildlife Photography  No comments

I was on facebook the other day and had noticed an advertisement for a weatherproof housing you put your iphone in and set up near your bird feeder or bird bath to remotely take photos.  I thought, I bet I can do this cheap!

I went through the app store, reading as many reviews as I could for all of the various apps.  I figured out that the best option for me…if I was going to set the iphone up on a tripod near a bird feeder and use the ipad to trigger the camera, that I needed a bluetooth app.

So, I went with this one HERE (this is a link to the free app, I do believe the one I have is a paid app, so there might be another version).

We have wifi but once you’re outside of the house it really doesn’t work, so I wanted the bluetooth app so I could set up the iphone farther out by my bird...

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