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A few days with the Short Eared Owls

I was recently told about the location of a small group of Short Eared Owls and was quite excited to finally try and get some shots of these beautiful birds. I spent four days visiting the location to make the most of some spare time I had. I took quite a few shots so thought I’d share...

GB Heron in 13 second Gulf of Mexico sunset

Don’t get me wrong I’m always happy to be out shooting wildlife, even if it’s just a simple portrait. But what really makes me tick are situations like this. You know, the ones that provide you with that something special that you don’t get to capture everyday… Shot details Camera: Nikon D3 Lens: Nikon 50mm...

Nikon 50mm 1.4 AFS review

Update 2017: The 50mm 1.4 AFS has mixed reviews over the years. Indeed I’ve changed my opinions on it, sometimes I love it, sometimes it frustrates me. When I first picked it up way back in 2008 I was still finding my photographic feet. More recently, I still have it and use it for panoramic...

Having ‘one of those days’…? Don’t give up!

I mean really, other than me, who forgets to take their tripod when they are going out to shoot with a 600mm lens. Spare battery, sure. Memory cards, maybe…but the TRIPOD?! Yep, we all have them. One of those days where everything is going wrong and it seems we are just destined to not take...

Using a fast burst rate

I know a lot of people don’t see the need for high FPS on camera’s but as a wildlife photographer (amongst others) it’s a must have, as in some situations it greatly improves your chances of getting the shot you want. This article demonstrates it’s use nicely, showing a sequence of shots with the D3...

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