February has been a good month. I hope the owls make it back home.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Boreal Owls Dying
Friday, February 22, 2013
Technical: frame pulled from video, ISO about 5000, 1/60 sec.,f 5.6. WB corrected in Lightroom
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Boreal Owl Preening in Forest -Raw footage from Dale Bohlke on Vimeo.
The challenge of an irruption is to find an owl in natural habitat, doing what it normally does. I found this guy in the woods late one afternoon and recorded it while it went through its wake up routine. This unedited footage, with its flaws, is one of 30 video files currently being arranged into story form.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
2002 - first year of sitting in a blind to get sharp-tails on the lek, no usable images
2003-2005 - at least two days per year, 3 hours per day. no usable images.
2006 - best year for activity on lek. this image along with several fight shots recorded
2006 - image scanned and donated for use in wildlife education
2012 - request for use, fee negotiated
2013 - publication
Several lessons were learned from this image.
- I'm glad I kept my day job, the use fee will buy a tank of gas and lunch at McDonald's
- Donation made it possible for a PR agency to view the image
- A simple image may not be simple to obtain
- To clone the blade of grass or not: I left the grass as is opting for a photojournalist approach.
- The best part of this image is the memory of the morning it was taken.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Art Of Travel Photography . It's about 45 minutes long but one of the best nature photographylectures I've seen in a long time.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Several titles were considered for this image. Is the goose lost, lonely, alone, or wandering through the crowd? Perhaps it symbolizes a photographer observing the world. Is it a country boy in the city? Sunday morning ruminations.
Technical: 3 stop ND filter to allow slow shutter speed (1/10 second), 100-400 mm lens zoomed in during the exposure. Cropped to move subject off center.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Back to the feeders for some action. This feeder on Blue Spruce Road, east of Meadowlands, is a prime viewing spot for both evening and pine grosbeaks. Photography is a little tough for the purist in nature photography with the birds either being on the feeders or high in the surrounding spruce trees.