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on May 8, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Moose Midwest Tour!

I’ll be in Indiana, Arkansas & Ohio this week and next with new shows, new images, stories and lessons. Hope I meet you at one of these events!!! (click on poster to go to event page) Thanks for Lexar and Nikon for making these events...

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on May 8, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Moose Podcast #33

Click to listen to Episode 33 https://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Podcast33.mp3 and iTunes   Howdy and welcome to the Moose Podcast! It’s great you visited the page and take the time to listen and read! If you would be so kind and Tweet and/or Facebook these podcasts, that would be huge! Hey, what happened to the questions? I received not a one and I feel lonely. Send them in to be answered on the podcast here: Moose Podcast and I’ll answer them as soon as I can. THANKS! (emails sent to this address will get no direct response). And be sure to comeback next week for the next Moose Podcast!   People, Companies, Products Mentioned during Podcast: B&H Photo Ruggard Dry Cabinet Robert’s Photo Mid West Photo Bedford Camera MAPSymp     Gear Used to Create Podcast Adobe Audition Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic Array 2 Broadcast Arm Rode PSM1 Podcaster Shockmount Sure Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Seal Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones Preconuns Studio One 3-Pro iZotope RX Plug-in...

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on May 5, 2017 in Wildlife Photography

Splendors & Wonders!

For thirty-six years, I have traveled in search of the natural wonders of this planet. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to witness some of Mother Nature’s finest, sights that have inspired me for a lifetime. Reaching a lifetime location to witness the annual shorebird gathering on Delaware Bay tops the list of her miracles! Seeing tens of thousands of birds packed into a hundred yard stretch of beach simply takes your breath away. And while they are packed on the beach, there is a celebration of life in the skies as the Dunlin fly their aerial ballet moving from a piece of beach to another. It can’t help but effect and inspire you, the sites and sound in this explosion of life. Go out this weekend and find your lifetime wonder and celebrate it in your photography. Then be sure to share that wonder with everyone else. Because it belongs to all of us and everyday we need to celebrate Mother Nature and all her splendors and...

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on May 3, 2017 in Wildlife Photography

A Tern at Handholding

I’m in Cape May having the time of my life photographing birds! We found on our first day this pair of Forster’s Terns that hang on the same sunken stump every afternoon. I’ve captured some absolutely delightful images there I need to share. During the “down” time between their “spring activities” I wanted to get some panning practice in with me new favorite rig, D500 / 300PF and to make it exciting I added the TC-14eIII. The extra mm’s narrows the angle of view so handholding has to be spot on. There were Forster’s Terns feeding right in front of us so that was my target. When the light got good and they hovered in front of us, I would shoot. I wanted the slower shutter speed to blur the wings to show they are hovering but knowing their head stays in the same spot when they hover, knew I would get the eye sharp. It was great practice and fun and produced some cool images. That’s why I...

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on May 2, 2017 in Wildlife Photography

Humor then Threat in a Wing Beat

It’s spring so love is in the air. This male Osprey is sitting on an artificial nesting platform after bringing in fish and nesting material. Reading human emotions into the situation and his gesture, you might quickly think he’s tired of it already and it’s just begun. Then within seconds the humor is replaced as an interloping male attempts to come into the nest and get in between the mated pair. The aggression you see in the frame below was very real and for a moment, the resident male was battling for either his mate, his life or both, who knows. In the end the resident drove off the interloper and things went back to the boredom experienced just moments before. Making the shot required a couple of basics so concentrating on the action was all that was required to make the shot. First, the background needed to be clean which required our simply moving to the right. Next, was using enough glass to eliminate some items while not...

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