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April Update-Meet Casey the Black Bear Cub

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by .

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Happy Spring!!! I recently returned from Utah, just outside Zion National Park, where I hosted a workshop (that was held in conjunction with the folks at the Triple “D” Game Farm) with a tremendous group of students. As spring is the time of year when a lot of animals have their youngsters, we had the good fortune of photographing…

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Wide angle lens for the wildlife shooter

Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by .

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It never really occurred to me that I could get close enough to a wild porcupine that I could use my wide angle lens to make a close-up portrait. But, that’s just what happened one December morning.

I was visiting Elk Island National Park just outside of Edmonton. I was working my way down the parkway when I came across a young porcupine, working its way along the road, eating clover that had been exposed by snow clearing equipment. I got out of my vehicle and started a long, slow approach. My first shots were made with my Canon 500mm F4L IS lens from about 30 metres (~98 feet) away. I slowly moved in closer and closer, watching the porcupine to make sure I wasn’t stressing it.

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