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Not the most productive weekend

I spent about 4 hours on the river this weekend in the kayak and I took just four decent images during that time. There just isn’t much activity on the river this spring. In the past this was one of my favorite times as there were usually many broods of baby geese, mallards, wood ducks, mergansers, grebes and more.  This year I have seen a total of five sets of mallards, two sets of geese and no wood duck, merganser or grebe families...

Ironically the best wildlife images of the weekend came as I was wheeling my kayak down the trail, heading home on Sunday.  I looked up and spotted a Red-shouldered Hawk low in a tree just 30 feet off the trail...

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Requesting Your Help

I am getting ready to enter our local PBS station art show and auction.  You may recall that last year I won First Place for Photography with my image of  “Princess Warrior.”

I know my odds of winning two years in a row are slim, but I want your help in deciding which image to enter.  I have narrowed it down to 10 images. Please let me know which is your favorite

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Processing tutorial

It has been fairly quiet on the river lately, but last weekend I did come across a Double-crested Cormorant that put on a good display. Here is a little video tutorial on how I processed that image.

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Piggyback Flash

I guess it was just matter of time before I accidentally fired my camera at the same time a flash photographer fired theirs.  Here are the results. Please let me know what you think of the flashed image and if I should experiment with that next year.  Thanks.

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LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. To learn more, click here.

 

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