Monday, September 29, 2014
This family was in a field not very far from their nesting sight. As you can see I was able to get close to them. I just walked slowly toward them. No sudden movement.
It was a ton of fun. Hope to see these guys in April on the Platte River!
Nikon 300 f4
Nikon TC 1.4
Monday, September 15, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I was shooting with a 300mm f4 plus a TC 1.4 - so any little movement that I did was going to be exagerated - not to mention a little big on a little piece of grass - I needed everyone to remain calm.
I like the results.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sometimes cool things happen - but they don't if you don't get out there and shoot. I try to shoot everyday. It is good discipline and good for my soul.
Nikon 70-200 2.8
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
You might say I stalk hot air balloons. If I see them I chase them.
One of the key elements in a ballooning photograph is obvious the balloon. This balloon is one of my favorites in the Omaha area because of the bright colors. They just pop.
Another key element are clouds. A balloon with a clear blue sky - it is OK. A balloon with a grey sky - not so much. But a balloon with some cool clouds that add depth and drama - very cool.
I took this shot last night. I was out walking my dog when a balloon rose up in the Elkhorn River valley east of Valley, NE. The chase was on.