Category Archives: Bird behavior

May/June 2021 Heron Rookery Photo Project


May/June 2021- Heron Rookery Photo Project  From 24 April until 18 June 2021 I was on the road.  One of my projects involved documenting the activity in a heron colony populated by a variety of wading birds–Great and Snowy Egrets, Black-Crowned Night Herons, Tri-color & Little Blue Herons, and a few…  
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Urban Wildlife Photo Project 2


Urban Wildlife Photo Project Overview As mentioned in my last newsletter, in recent months I have reconnected with an old friend who has been allowing me to photograph on her property.  She lives nearby and owns several acres of land with an open area, vegetable garden, flower beds, woods, and a…  
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Wildlife on Florida’s East Coast – Part 1


This is Part 1 of a report on the photography along Florida’s East Coast. The last two weeks of February I flew to the East Coast of Florida to scout for a future photo workshop in March of 2021 or 2022.  In the past, I have conducted several workshops in Florida…  
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Photo Blinds for Wildlife Photography


Capture wildlife photos with the help of blind.

Photo Blinds for Wildlife Photography Blind Construction Blinds or hides are used by both hunters and photographers. By the word blind, I mean a tent or structure made of camouflage material to hide you and your camera from the animal you intend to photograph. Typically they are placed in locations…  
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Wildlife Photography, Value of Patience


Value of Patience when photographing wildlife. The key to good wildlife photography is patience.  During my photo workshop on Assateague Island, I observed two ruddy turnstones at Ferry Landing.  Class participants took several fine photos capturing interaction between the two.  Since I don’t typically photogrpah with the class, I could not resist returning…  
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Tangier Island Photo Workshop, May 2015


TANGIER ISLAND Photo Workshop See Website for details (Schedule) & Photo Gallery:  www.ospreyphoto.com 21-31 May 2015 In the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, just south of the Maryland line, is Tangier Island, VA. It is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal…  
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A Passion for Wildlife Photography (PART 7), Predicting behavior (2)


Animals are more active early I the morning and late in the day as opposed to mid-day when the light is harsh and temperatures are higher. Therefore you have the best chance to capture images that are dynamic at these times. Cameras that perform well (little noise) at higher ISOs…  
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A Passion for Wildlife Photography (PART 6), Predicting behavior (1)


If you can predict what your subject may do next, you can select equipment, settings, and camera angle to take advantage of the information. There are a number of hints suggesting an animal’s next move.  I will discuss some of them in this and the following blog.  1)  Repeated behavior,…  
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