Tag Archives: Photo Workshop

The Pantanal of Brazil


Ringed Kingfishers are frequently seen in the Brazilian Pantanal.

The Pantanal of Brazil is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Why is it unique? The majority of the Pantanal is located in Brazil with smaller portions in Bolivia and Paraguay. It covers 81,000 square miles, with the Bazilian portion in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul The Pantanal…  
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Costa Rica Photo Tour & Photo Tips


The first time I visited Costa Rica, it was during an alumni bus tour where photography was not the focus.  The trip and people were nice, but the country was not high on the list of places I wished to revisit. However recently, I was fortunate to meet some friends…  
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Reflecting on judging NBCC (Northern Bethesda) photo competition. Great feedback.


I received several nice comments and notes such as the following after serving as a judge for the NBCC photo competition May 6, 2015. “You undertook a long drive and a tough subject, and came through in spectacular fashion!” Such complements are always appreciated. I have both presented and judged competition previously for the…  
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Garden Photography Class – Lilypons Water Gardens


NEW    …..    Garden Photography Class Lilypons Water Gardens (Field Trip) 23, 27, 30 Jun, 7 Jul 2015  with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Classroom @ Y in Abingdon, MD: 23 & 30 Jun, 7 Jul 2015 (630 – 8:30 PM) Field practice @ Lilypons: 27 Jun 2015 (Saturday 8:00 – 11:30 AM)…  
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A Passion for Wildlife Photography (Part 9) Stalking your Prey


Stalking Techniques  Emulate movements of subject. (For reindeer, a local guide suggested simulating antlers by holding tripod legs over our head.) Move slowly, pause periodically, & make no sudden moves. Keep a low profile to avoid appearing human and a threat. Observe the animal’s movement. Don’t walk directly towards it….  
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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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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (PART 5) More Tips for Locating Wildlife


CAMERA CLUBS & OTHER SOURCES OF INFO Your fellow camera club members can be helpful pointing out local hotspots for wildlife photography. At one such club meeting in Manassas where I was delivering a lecture, I learned that elk herds exist in Pennsylvania, near Benesette http://elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/drupal/ . They are typically…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (Part 3)


SPOTTING WILDLIFE  SHAPES, COLORS, TONES Spotting wildlife is a learnable skill.   When visiting an unfamiliar area, my ability to see animals in the new habitat improves with time. I become sensitive to colors, shapes, and tones that are out of place in the new environment.   MOVEMENT When animals are…  
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