Tag Archives: canada

Prairie dogs, falcons and hawks with thanks

Posted on 19. Sep, 2011 by .

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It is always great to get together with a bunch of like-minded folks where I can share my passion for wildlife photography. We spent a full day in the classroom Saturday and then on Sunday morning we took a field trip to a number of locations to help the student’s practice what they’d learned during Saturday’s lecture. We visited the world’s northern most…

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Polar Bears waiting for winter and killing time

Posted on 05. Apr, 2010 by .

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I thought I’d make a video that told the story of the Polar Bears, waiting along the shores of Hudson’s Bay for the bay to freeze up. The bears rely on ice in the bay to help them return to their hunting grounds on Hudson’s Bay where they hunt seals. This hunting is extremely important because…

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Acer Aspire – Greatest travel laptop for photographers ever?

Posted on 25. Nov, 2009 by .

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Like most trips to remote destinations, this trip had weight restrictions. And unlike some trips I’ve been on, the folks at one of the airlines, actually enforce the weight requirements. This meant that I needed to carefully plan the gear that I was going to bring with me so that my time was optimized and I wasn’t scrambling at the airline gate trying to make their…

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Legend of the “Spirit Bear”

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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For many years, the Spirit Bear was considered a legend of the Gitg’at and Kitasoo Native Peoples. Their legends told of a time when the glaciers finally receded, and it was Raven who made everything green. Raven also decided to make one in ten black bears white, to remind him of the time when the world was white with snow and ice. Raven decided to set aside a special area of the world for these bears – now known as the Great Bear Rainforest. It was a remote paradise where the bears were to live…

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May Update – Summer seems so long ago

Posted on 19. May, 2009 by .

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The winter that would never end; that’s how I’ll remember this spring. While we have occasional days of “normal” temperatures, we have had a very cold spring. For instance, as I write this, the temperature is hovering around freezing and the forecast is calling for up to 5cm (2 inches) of snow by tomorrow. But, I long ago learned that my whining has no influence on the weather and I’m hopeful that the weather for my upcoming…

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Winter Photography – Video from my winter wildlife workshop

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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My Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop had a total of six participants plus myself. It was a really great group of people from a wide range of backgrounds from all over North America. During the workshop the participants photographed a…

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Do you need every grass, leaf and branch in its place?

Posted on 02. Dec, 2008 by .

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One thing I’m continually amazed by is how some people seem obsessed with having the animal trainers prune the shooting location to remove every last element that might possibly creep into their view finder and provide a distraction. This can drive people to distraction and instead of working on their photography, they distract themselves worrying about the environment. I’ve even seen photographers miss great shots because they were worried about a grass or leaf.

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October 2008 Update

Posted on 28. Oct, 2008 by .

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I have been extremely negligent in not updating my email newsletter more frequently. I can’t go back and time and fix that but I’ll recommit myself to being more consistent in my monthly updates.

Fall is well underway in central Alberta. We’ve even seen a little snow flying here and there although thankfully, none has decided to stick around so far. The geese and swans are moving through in tremendous numbers, a sure sign that winter is quickly approaching.

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