Saturday, June 24, 2017

Antelop Fawns


These guys have been around for a few days and only need some growth to look identical to mom. Well, maybe some exercise too.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Big Horn Lambs

These guys were frisky and frolicking with their mothers on a cliff side that gave me motion sickness when filming them. Loose stones were tumbling down a few hundred feet as they moved across the cliff. Perhaps this gives a little better idea of their playground.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fawn in the Rain

I checked my camera trap today and found an ant colony had taken up residence in its nooks and crannies. They were only on the outside but clearly messed up a large number of images as they moved across the camera lens during the last 3 weeks. I have heard of this happening but it was a first for me. I'm not sure how to prevent it either. Fortunately they had not messed up the best video on the card.
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Summer in Yellowstone

I recently returned from a volunteer week in Yellowstone National Park. When I arrive a video assignment is given for the week. Usually it is a wildlife related project but this time my assignment was recording boardwalks and parking lots. Not the most glamorous work but it provided me with a different view of the Park.

Technical: 3 or 4 second intervals over 15 or 20 minutes to produce a 10 second clip, about the time it takes to sip a can of Pepsi



 

Monday, June 5, 2017

First attempt

I had this idea in Duluth last weekend.What would flying gulls look like with a long shutter speed? They were being fed in Canal Park and the light was perfect. I risked getting bombed and sat on a bench to try.


Sometimes it is fun to just play and not sweat trying to get a perfect image.

 Technical: handheld at 1/5 second.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dandelion Fields Forever




Most of us work hard at getting the last dandelion out of the lawn and overlook their value to insects or ignore their beauty. This unused pasture was filled with them which made for a great morning of exploring possibilities. My daughter found an apt quote "A weed is but an unloved flower." by Ella Wheeler Wilcox