Wildlife Photography and Social Responsibility Part 1

This week’s experience with the Snowy Owl in Delaware has lead me to want to share with others the good practices and social responsibility that we have as wildlife photographers. There are images that I am proud to share, as demonstrated in the one above. Images that show birds in their natural and undisturbed state.…

Snowy Owl and Social Responsibility

It’s time for me to rant a little as something came up yesterday when I was out in the field in Delaware visiting the Snowy Owl that many have heard of by now. Please bear with me as this will be a long story. Allow me to first say that wildlife is unpredictable, but many…

A Snowy Owl

From shore to shore I traveled this past week. Leaving the beautiful and soft sands of Southwest Florida where the breezes were light and the temperatures were warm to the cold and brisk Northeastern seaboard of Delaware. Before my trip I had heard that a number of Snowy Owls had traveled further south than usual…

Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral

One of the many expeditions around the world that I would like to do was to travel to Southwest Florida and visit the Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral. I had heard of these darling little owls that live in holes throughout the town. Acting as mascots or perhaps even the town Mayor, these Owls are…

Surf’s Up

It’s a new scene for me this week as I’m visiting Naples, Florida for a business/pleasure trip. After having to spend an hour or more driving in the dark to arrive to where I want to photograph wildlife, I must admit. Being able to roll out of bed and walk out onto the beach in…

The Black-bellied Plover and I

A Black-bellied Plover and I. Alone on the cooling sands of the beach. Curious of one another. Looking and wondering What is it that you’re doing? Shall we stay awhile and watch together as the sun gently sinks below the horizon?

Duck Season Once More

As you can imagine, I’m thrilled it’s duck season once more. One of my favorite haunts is at a least suspecting place which is smack-dab right in the middle of the Nation’s Capital. Yep, there is a large pond located on “The Mall” of Washington D.C. at Constitution Gardens. Early winter several species of wild…

Autumnscapes

Every once in a while I take the time to look at my blog statistics and on some days I notice a spike in visitors. I like to see what brought the visitors to Hoofbeats and Footprints, and there was a new link I hadn’t seen before. This week I was included in a list…

Seeing in a Different Way

Twice today I’ve seen a Belted Kingfisher at my dock. Twice today I’ve grabbed my Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II with 300mm f/4 Pro lens to try to sneak up on him and get his picture. Twice today, said Kingfisher saw me coming from a long way away and flew off. So I get to…