Tag: birds in flight

Backgrounds & Choices

The combination of background and available light affects the outcome of a photograph. Birds are adept at camouflage, and our cameras are great at hiding the subject. The photo above is a corn field and 7 sandhill cranes. The coloration of the cranes allows…

Choices, Exposure & Composition

The experience included hundreds of sandhill cranes flying overhead, with some landing in the field below. Their sounds waft in the air, like a light trill. Unlike ducks and geese, the cranes seem to fly without formation, and their flight is affected by wind…

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

This is one of the best birding festivals! It is located in the heart of eastern Washington, the programming is amazing, and it is during the height of the Sandhill Crane migration through the area. Celebrate Birds Through Photography March 24th, 2018 at 9…

Tribute to Snow Geese. . .

Skagit Eagle Festival 2018

It’s this weekend! I’ll be speaking Saturday, January 27th at 11 am in Concrete, WA. “Creating Magical Moments With Bird Photography” at the Concrete Historical Theater   Happy Shooting. . .Karen

Winter Light & Photography

The light through the winter changes in both color and intensity. The sun drops lower on the horizon, and travels through more of the Earth’s atmosphere. This changes the colors that we and our cameras see. The photograph above is trumpeter swans in January…

Sandhill Cranes and More in Othello

I spoke this past Saturday at the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello, WA. It was an amazing experience! The room was filled at 9 am for my presentation┬áCelebrate Birds Through Photography. This festival is incredible in both its size and number of speakers/tours….

The Call of Iceland

As a photographer, specific places call to my spirit to visit. Iceland calls. It calls to the very core of my being. It’s all about the birds. I’ve been watching the birds here on the Pacific Ocean shores, and it’s interesting to see their…

The Best of 2013

It was a year of change, and it reflected in my photographic images. This first image is about community. I was experimenting with a new 2x tele-converter with my 100-400 mm lens, and this was the result. On a drifting log resting are harbor…

Skagit Eagle Festival is in January

It’s that time of the year again, and the bald eagles are back. The count last week was around 150 eagles in the Skagit Valley, feeding on the salmon run. This article give details about the events, and links to information. I will be…

Finding Photographic Vision

It’s been an exploratory year for my photographic vision. I started shooting photography focused on sports, events, and people. There was always a landscape to photograph or an animal, so I followed my camera’s viewfinder. I filled it with images, and learned everything about…

September is the time for the Puget Sound Bird Fest

Every September, the Puget Sound Bird Fest is held in Edmonds at the Frances Anderson Center, and surrounding area. This year, the festival is being held Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8. The festival is put on by the City of Edmonds. Each…

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