Animals

  • Grizzly Bear
    Grizzly Bear in Banff National Park

    Gear Used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only) Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens This was just one of FOUR grizzly’s that were together. A mom and 3 older cubs that were alongside the Trans-Canada Highway a few weeks ago.

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    Puppies

    Pet Photography Tips: Try to shoot at eye level, this gives you a more unique perspective. Lying down on the floor will show how they see the world. Always try to ensure that the eyes are sharp. It doesn’t matter how out of focus the rest of your image is, […]

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    Tigers III

    Tips for taking photographs at zoos. Taken with a 5D MK III and a Canon 300 2.8 IS I. F/2.8, 1/1600s, ISO 400

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    Tigers II

    Tips for taking photographs at zoos. Taken with a 5D MK III and a Canon 300 2.8 IS I with a 1.4x Teleconverter. F/4.0, 1/1000s, ISO 400

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    Tigers

    Tips for taking photographs at zoos.

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    Red Panda

    Tips for taking photographs at zoos.

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    The Calgary Zoo III

    Tips The best time to get photos at the zoo is right when they open: the animals are most active and the light is usually the most interesting. Try to shoot with something at least 200mm and use large apertures to blur the background and isolate the subject. Doing this will have the added benefit of blurring the […]

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    The Calgary Zoo II

    Tips The best time to get photos at the zoo is right when they open: the animals are most active and the light is usually the most interesting. Try to shoot with something at least 200mm and use large apertures to blur the background and isolate the subject. Doing this will have the added benefit of blurring the […]

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    Great Blue Heron

    For all of my bird/wildlife photography I use a 400mm F5.6. I prefer it to the 100-400 because it’s sharper while being smaller and lighter with better auto focus. I aim to use a shutter speed of at least 1/800 to ensure as little motion blur as possible. Make sure your […]

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    Cali

    Portrait of a friend’s dog named Cali. Shot with a 135 at F2- probably my favorite lens. Its incredibly sharp corner to corner, even wide open. It also costs considerably less than the 70-200 F2.8 IS, while at the same time being much smaller and lighter. It’s also black, which draws far less attention […]

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    Dogs

    Background I realize that sometimes I post things which aren’t exactly hiking related… well, this is another one of those times. These are some photos I’ve taken of my family’s 3 Scottish Terriers. From left to right, Rufus(youngest and permanently excited), Angus(oldest and always stressed) and Lily (Middle and very […]

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    The Calgary Zoo

    Photos This is a collection of photos from my last few zoo visits; I thought I would share them on here. The best time to get photos at the zoo is right when they open: the animals are most active and the light is usually the most interesting. Try to […]