2024-01-30 Winter Wildlife

The challenge for the next two weeks is Winter Wildlife Photography. A great resource is Tim Laman’s lecture on this subject, which we viewed last Tuesday. There were some excellent technical suggestions for a higher chance on success. You can review the lecture on the Calgary Library website under the Kanopy app. Do a search for “Landscape Wildlife Photography” then select lecture 14.

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27 Responses to 2024-01-30 Winter Wildlife

  1. Henri says:

    Chickadee in Bowness Park along the skating channel close to the Stoney Trail overpass. These birds are so tame here that they will perch less than a meter away. Taken with my 24 – 105 mm zoom at 105 mm. Camera settings 1/1000 sec, f/4.8, ISO 1600.

    • Henri says:

      Cropped and processed through Topaz Giga pixel and Denoise. Then re-processed with Photoshop to take out some fringing around the beak.

  2. Henri says:

    A “fat” squirrel picture.

  3. Bill Stilwell says:

    Not a photo worthy of any assessment but posted simply because it was perhaps my rarest opportune to save an image.
    This coyote had been tracking behind me and my 2 dogs so close that I felt “someone is watching behind me”. I turned and all 5 sentient beings froze in their tracks.
    Then I felt for my phone not taking my eyes off the wild one and as I brought the phone up to my eyes it started a very quick back track and turn.
    The very poor image quality I’m hoping was not due to shaking hands rather just moving hand attempting to get the coyote in the frame while adjusting digital zooming in very low light conditions.
    Location: In the wilds of East Lakeview.

  4. Joe Horler says:

    Two images from Carburn Park late afternoon on Feb 2nd. Using my XT-5 and my150=60mm lens at 600mm focal length (crop) on a tripod.
    ISO1000/EV+2 clicks/F8/SS@1/2000 second.

  5. Joe Horler says:

    Image number 2. A little Eagle Action! If you can’t catch them flying take what nature has to offer. Same parameters.

    • Frankie Thornhill says:

      Wow, great shot Joe! I had to look this up: 5-10 days gestation and then 35 days sitting on the eggs = hatchlings by March 18. Hope it’s not too cold then!

  6. Frankie Thornhill says:

    I got my husband out of the city for a day! We went to Canmore and Banff to check out the Exposure Festival exhibits. On our way home we saw a large herd of elk. I got a lot of boring shots of them standing around and eating grass, so I decided to zoom all the way in and try to get a closeup jumble of elk for something more interesting.
    ISO 3200, 400 mm, f/6.3, 1/2000 s

  7. Henri says:

    We just bought zoo passes for the first time in 5 years. Really curious about the new Canadian Wild exhibit. Paid special attention to getting good backgrounds without fences etc. Here is a snowy owl that was into posing. the other owls were tucked away. 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 1600. Used AI in Photoshop to remove distractions.

  8. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    a downy woodpecker on a cold cloudy day
    ISO 560 f7.1 1/125 80mm

  9. Ken Robertson says:

    We sometimes get deer in our backyard. Caught this mule deer doe relaxing the other afternoon. Can’t tell from the picture, but there were four others as well. Settings were F6.3, 1/500, ISO 640.

  10. Frankie Thornhill says:

    Crow taking off from the ground in Riley Park. I don’t have eye tracking so my spot focus was on the wing. I have a folder on my laptop called Birds taking off and landing, one of my many themes. Tiny snowflakes show up as little streaks.
    ISO 3200, 163 mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 s

    • Frankie Thornhill says:

      I wanted to post a crow walking along from the same photo shoot. A lot easier to focus on! Same settings except zoomed in more with my 18-400 lens.
      ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 s

  11. sue says:

    Visitors to the ravine behind my house. There are so many moose in Tuscany that they have their own face book page.
    Taken from my deck with a 250 lens.

  12. sue says:

    Same moose, but she decided to hop the fence and visit my backyard.

    Taken with my 250 lens.

  13. Debbie McCluskey says:

    Out at Riverbend trail along the Red Deer River this weekend. Always busy with our winter birds and the red squirrels (native to Alberta). The squirrels were particularly friendly this time around and were posing along the way. This was taken with my 300m lens, on program (the light was continually changing) at F6.3, 1/400 sec and ISO 1250.

  14. Debbie McCluskey says:

    This was taken with the same settings above but love how the tail colors stands out. The sun peaked out just in time to provide some light on the subject.

  15. Karen McDaniel says:

    I just spent some days of my winter in Puerto Vallarta and of course, I went birding and whaling. This was one of my lifer birds, an Elegant Trogon. It was interesting to see many of our migratories down there, too.

  16. tony campos says:

    A jellyfish on the beach- Cuba
    f/10, 1/400, iso100

  17. tony campos says:

    some more Cuban wildlife

  18. della says:

    a flicker in the tree at Fish Creek
    ISO 400 400mm 1/250 f7.1

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