Posts from the ‘Wildlife’ Category

“COYOTES AGAIN”

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 5.6, Exposure Time: 1/8,000

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/8,000

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/8,000

I know this is another set of Coyote images……. But lets face it … in my part of the country, sometimes this is the only images you’ll get for some days to come…… and these are my days ……….Anyway …. these images I thought are kinda cool images and it shows how the coyote feels about the snow………. Enjoy

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Kodiak Bears, Kamchatka Dreams

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 5.6, Exposure Time: 1/500

I have had the pleasure to be able to photograph bears from all over the U.S, including all over Alaska …… and I have been able to take some award winning Bear images from these travels ….. but I think that the Coastal Browns of Kodiak Island are among some of the best bear images that I have taken ….. so far. They are also some of the biggest bears that I have encountered. I have seen some that can be measured around 10 to 13 feet tall (when standing up) and the weight in the neighborhood of around 1200 pounds.

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/640

As a photographer I get to be able to have that freedom to be able to see them do what bears do ….. and I will tell you, as for me I think the bigger they are the funnier they get …… I mean ……c’mon …..bears are totally funny anyway doing nothing but laying down playing with there feet trying to get some sleep ….. just like a child …..know what I mean. When they get together sometimes and play with each other is the best …… then when the Salmon season is over and the smell of winter is in the air, thats when the fun stops ….. and bears just seem to be able to change their demeanor on a dime and be able to let the bear they just got through playing with 5 minutes back, have it with one sweep of that large paw of theirs.

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 9, Exposure Time: 1/500

The desire that I have to photograph bears is something that I have had ever since I became a photographer 25 years ago ….. and theres a place that is on my 2011 photography planner for me to go this year to photograph bears and that place is Kamchatka, Russia …….. http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2011/02/14/pure-nature-of-kamchatka/ I want to see the biggest Coastal Brown bears in the world and all the live volcanoes one would ever want to see. I also want to see some of the most beautiful, untouched wilderness in the world ….. But the bears are what I’m really wanting to see and photograph …. I will keep you posted on this adventure  ………..

A FINE BALANCING ACT

Focal Length: 400, F/Stop: 2.8, Exposure Time: 1/3,200

Focal Length: 400, F/Stop: 2.8, Exposure Time: 1/3,200

When you have a lot of eagles around and very few places to land other than the ground, it becomes a Fine Balancing act to see how many eagles can land on the same stump or pole or evan a branch ….. trust me ….. eagles have this King of the mountain view of their favorite places to land and in these two images it shows just what I’m talking about.

“Hard To Get”

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 8, Exposure Time: 1/2,000

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/2,000

Went into Yellowstone park today and it seems that I’m having a little of bad luck here lately ……. The only images that I got to day is these two images of this Coyote …. he was just so elusive with me, that I just couldn’t get the right angle, light or anything else …… So I hope these will do …… I thought these two had the “cute factor”

Wildlife & Snow

Focal Length: 105, F/Stop: 4.5, Exposure Time: 1/1,250, Time of Image: Saturday, January 22, 2011 2:12 PM

I have been going to Yellowstone for the past several days trying to see what I can photograph …. Yellowstone has always been good to me as far as getting some good images  and the last several days has not been disappointing at all …. but I do have to say the the animals variety is at a minimum for now till spring hits …. for now though …… If I have to put up with Coyotes, Buffalo, Fox, and an occasional wolf …. I suppose everyone one else that looks at this Blog has to put up with them too….The Buffalo have learned that the roads are built for traveling and they use them.  I watched as an entire line of Buffalo were coming straight up the hill and bursting over the edge.  As they burst through the snow berms it made for some really dramatic shots.

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 5.6, Exposure Time: 1/1,250, Time of Image: Saturday, January 22, 2011 11:17 AM

One of the perks of shooting in the winter is that with the deep snow, most of the animals are not eager to run off even if a photographer is around….This big Bull was not in the least bit concerned over my presence ….he was chewing on a Juniper tree or he would move over to the bushes and chew on those….  I was able to get a nice variety of shots and the bull stayed within a 20 yard radius the whole time….I pulled out my 400 mm with the doubler and didn’t realize that I was shooting at 800 mm….yes….this shot is full frame

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/8,000, Time of Image: Sunday, January 22, 2011 12:27 PM

This coyote had been on a carcass and was heading up towards us…..the day was clear and windy which meant that I had to deal with the glare of the snow and the wind blowing  which makes it tough to get everything to focus in sharp and clear…With some hard work and careful attention to my settings…I was rewarded with some great shots in spite of the conditions.