Blog: Words and images

Fall reflection

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

Canada geese floating on a lake surrounded by fall colors from trees reflecting in the water makes for an attractive, tranquil photo. That’s why I shot this scene a few years ago. The early morning autumn sun was illuminating the trees across the lake, creating a very nice reflection. The position of the geese was perfect, resting on the transition from yellow reflections to red reflections.

Photographing zoos

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This may sound odd, especially with all the wildlife photos I’ve captured through the years, but it’s more difficult for me to get quality photos at a zoo, the subject of my featured gallery for October, than it is in the wild.

It seems like it should be the other way around. After all, I know exactly where the animals are at a zoo. There are maps and signs showing where to find animals. Can't miss 'em. Just walk up to the pen and start shooting. …