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Improving your pictures, pet photography, Sunshine Coast, West Coast, wildlife -

You  can't chose the time and place and you definitely can't ethically bribe them with treats, but, pet photography and wildlife photography share a common challenges and traits.  There is always the common need to properly represent and capture the spirit of the animal being photographed.  Harbor seals are often called the dogs of the sea.  They have a laid back curiosity around our human activities.  Working close to the water one can get the feeling of being watched and find that a seal is quietly hanging out and observing the action. Once spotted they drift slowly under the water...

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Improving your pictures, Picture of the Day, POD, wildlife -

The use of negative space can often create the mood that you want your picture to set.  In this case a robin on a fence post creates the start of a storyline that the viewer can fill in and extend.  The negative space engages the viewer to explore what is happening.  A tight shot of the robin would make the picture all about the robin which would make it just another robin picture.

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White Pelicans are among the most interesting birds that frequent the prairies in the summer.  They are big. In fact, very big.  They are one of the heaviest flying birds in the world with an adult weighing up to 19 pounds.  It is a magnificent sight to see a group soar overhead. From a photography point of view they are terrific subjects.  Being big, they give us a lot to shoot at, but they tend to be happiest on islands, meaning that they are usually a long ways off.  If you are interested in seeing them or taking pictures, check...

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Bald Eagle, Sunshine Coast, West Coast, wildlife -

I was out in the boat looking for ducks to photograph and was just approaching my planned turnaround point when I spotted a gull that kept popping out past a headland.  I assumed that he was just playing in the winds blowing off the headlands and was about to turn when something made me decide to go and take a look.  When I did I found this eagle on the shore.  The gull was busy circling to see if the eagle had any leftovers from a meal. The eagle gracefully allowed me to take a number of shots but, unfortunately for...

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dolphin, Sunshine Coast, West Coast, wildlife -

There is never a dull moment on the West Coast.  On a Saturday, drinking coffee on a grey morning, suddenly, the ocean explodes.  Hundreds of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins come racing down the Inlet, clearly in a hurry to get through the rapids. It is quite a sight when all of these dolphins are, ahh, porpoising through the water, leaping and breaching as they move down the Inlet at 20-30 mph.

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