Colorado Photo Vacation

Had a wonderful trip to Colorado last week.  It was a photographers paradise.  Here is just a few images that were captured on my week long trip.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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Bull Elk

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The Aspens were in their prime with bold colors of gold and yellow.

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Durango –  Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway.  Such an awesome train to watch and ride.

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Cow Elk

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The Elk and Mule Deer were great to watch. This time of the year is the Elk rut and they are chasing females. It was wonder to hear them bugle.

Mule Deer

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Bull Elk

I hope you enjoyed the photography and there will be more to come of my wonderful trip.

Leah

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Capturing A Moment In Nature


The past year I have been working on a project that I have wanted to do for a while.  I just received a proof and I would like to share the cover photo of my new book.  Capturing A Moment In Nature due out in the fall of 2018.  I am excited to see my project completed and I cannot wait to share it with you.  A book that is filled with some of my best images and wildlife photography tips.

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A Great Wildlife Image is Pure Magic

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Pure magic…..  That is what a great wildlife image truly is. As I sat in the blind waiting on the buck deer to appear, I thought to myself.  A great wildlife photo is truly magic.

There is so much that goes into capturing great photos of wildlife, and I want to share with you some of those amazing aspects.

The first most important things that you need to know is animal behavior.  You need to know your subject.  You need to spend time with them.  Knowing them could mean the difference in getting the shot, or watching the golden hour pass you by.  You need to know the behavior of your subject such as this deer in my case today.

Last fall I sat and waited for this buck deer for over two hours.   I had seen a doe come out and run up the trail toward me.  I thought with any luck, there may be a buck deer to follow shortly behind her.

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Patience is also another important trait you need to have in photographing wildlife.  Without it, you will never be successful.

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Knowing that there might be a buck deer come out behind her made me stay and wait.

This little eight point just took his sweet time coming towards me.  I was holding my breath in hopes that he would come close enough to get some fantastic shots, and he did.

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Knowing what your subject is feeding on, where they stay during the day and their movements at certain times of the day,  will help you to get a chance at that great shot.


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Animal behavior can sometimes be unpredictable, but it can give you a great advantage if you know just a little bit about your subject ahead of time.

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