Category Archives: technique

Beating on an image

Red-tailed Hawk Sometimes you nail the image and sometimes you are so far off that you have to give up. Then there are those in between times where you screwed up the shot, but it is close enough that you … Continue reading

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It’s baseball season!

Ricky Guerrero making contact. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training tomorrow, there is a baseball buzz in the air. Of course, the colleges started their seasons last week. While I missed Monterey Peninsula College’s home opener last week … Continue reading

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Shooting Peeps

Dunlin with Sanderlings – 2011 On occasion, I realize that I am more interested in taking pictures of birds than identifying them and adding them to my life list. While I carry a field guide and pair of binoculars with … Continue reading

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Is shooting at the feeder cheating?

Lesser Goldfinch – 2011 I have a feeder that I keep stocked with an assortment of seeds. It draws an assortment of birds, some that I don’t usually see in my typical bird photography adventures. If I shoot birds around … Continue reading

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Missed Falcons

Sometimes, you don’t get the shot, but the experience is what matters. Yesterday I was shooting at Kirby Park on Elkhorn Slough. Throughout the day I had been fighting focusing issues. When trying to focus on a distant object against … Continue reading

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Getting the shot

Tracks, Elkhorn Slough – 2008 Most of my photography is spontaneous. I might have an idea of what I am going to shoot, when I head down the Big Sur coast, I am going to try to shoot condors. But … Continue reading

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Where to crop

Tyler Skaggs, Visalia Rawhide – 2011 I will tell you a little secret, I generally crop my images. Often, this is out of necessity, because you can only get so close to some birds. Other times, however, you just capture … Continue reading

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A bit of baseball

Zack Wheeler – 2011 I shot my first baseball game of the season the other night. It was the California/Carolina League All Star Game. The best Single A advanced kids from both coasts. Shooting a night game is always a … Continue reading

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