This image of a Least Tern in flight on a very dark overcast day was possible only because I increased my ISO beyond my usual comfort level. I don’t normally, even attempt to photograph birds in flight on days that are this dark because I don’t like the noise that results from the high ISO settings that are necessary to result in an adequate shutter speed for birds in flight. This image was shot at ISO 500, 1/1600th shutter speed.
This Bull Elk was snorting and making lots of noise as he crossed the river. What you can’t
see in this image is the female Elk over my left shoulder!
I quickly retreated back to my car as he nimbly approached her and they performed their courtship ritual. He was on a mission and I sure didn’t want to be in his way!
This is the largest seabird in the North Atlantic with a 38 inch wingspan. I have visited Machias Seal Island for Puffin photography several times but have only seen these birds once. Like the Puffin, they are seabirds so are not frequently see on shore except to breed. Their summer range is off the Coast of the Canadian Maritimes so I feel fortunate to have photographed this beautiful bird from Machias Seal Island. I had no idea what it was, just that it was big, beautiful and I had never seen one before!!!
These are some of the most colorful birds I have ever seen. They winter in small areas in southern Florida. I caught this male at Okeeheelee Nature Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“Look what I brought you. We’re going to eat like kings!”