Tag: Birds

This is an entry about photographing birds, such at Bald Eagles, migratory birds, shore birds, Great Blue Herons and more.

Bird Photography Interview

Karen Create ~ Visualize ~ Evoke

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…

Familiar Subjects – New Perspective

The migratory trumpeter and tundra swans are a familiar subject to me and my camera. Often, they stay at a distance to areas that they can be photographed from. The limitations become equipment and the cost of these longer lenses. Today, I tested out…

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….

Spring is Coming!

Spring is coming! It is an amazing time along the Oregon coast, with thousands of seabirds coming to land to raise their young. I’m looking forward to visiting my favorite nesting colonies, and exploring new locations. If you wish to join me, just leave…

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 Bird Festival Season Begins

The bird festival season begins! Here is the first article of the season, and please check it out. I’ll be speaking at the festival the afternoon of January 24th. Happy New Year! This year’s Skagit Valley Eagle Festival started this weekend. The annual festival…

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