Have I mentioned that I love bears? The best time of year is springtime to see them along the roadside eating the tiny green plants sprouting in the sunshine.
No more than fifty feet away from these powerful animals, I lock my focus on their eyes. Patience is necessary as we watch them slowly amble along, in and out of the willow twigs that ruin my focus. I prefer a clear view of the animal most of the time so it's worth the wait.
Seeing two elk was a pleasant surprise! We saw them as we passed by so we turned around to get a closer look. They were on to us right away, ears perked up, watching us with those big brown eyes. It wasn't long before they both bounded across the road and into the bushes on the opposite side.
Birds are still a great challenge for me. Remembering to check my settings ahead of time helps. I use TV set on 1/500 or faster on my Canon so that that I can get them in flight without blurring the wings. 1/800 is even better. The black-billed magpie is fairly elusive but so beautiful with those teal and green feathers. Usually we spot them along the roadside, near fields or a stand of trees where they an escape into the bushes.
The curlew was in a field where it could pick the fat night crawlers and other goodies from the ground before continuing on their migration.
Wildlife Photography and Ornithology/Bird Photography are two of nine Accreditations I have received through Professional Photographers of Canada. To learn more about PPOC and Accredited Photographers, check out my Accreditations page here. If you're interested in purchasing any of my work, please contact me.
Terrill Bodner, MPA is an Accredited Professional Photographer living in Prince George, BC, specializing in Family Portraiture, Lifestyle, Headshots, Real Estate and Fine Art photography. Terrill is a member of Professional Photographers of Canada, accredited in Fine Art/Photo Decor, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Ornithology/Bird, Botanical, Pictorial/Scenic, Travel Illustration, and Night Photography and holds the designation of Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada.