Capturing the Wild Things in Nature
There are few things that are as rewarding as capturing a great image of wildlife and nature. Sometimes it is easy and you happen to be in the right place at the right time. Other times it will test your patience. A good image of the life and world around us can connect a person with our planet and (hopefully) help us to preserve it for future generations.
Magnificent Mountain Gorilla – Omaha City Zoo
A bumblebee hunts for nectar in my neighbors lavender field.
A young pileated woodpecker in my backyard
Rufous hummingbird feeds her chicks – Kingston, WA
Shroom City 1, western Oregon
The Great Egret is a truly photogenic bird and when you place them in a dark swampy environment they just stand out. While I took several images of this particular egret, the angle of its head and more importantly, the reflection were just perfect. Captured in Fakahatchee Strand, Florida using 1/60 second, f4.5 at ISO 200.
Each year I will try to get one good image of my favorite wildflower, the western trillium. During a hike in May of 2019 I found this almost perfect specimen that was too good to pass up. I used a f2.5 setting for shallow depth of field and a 1/80 second shutter speed.