The Wonder of Photography
How is this done?
It's a very long story. July 31st, 2003 my brother Geoff and I traveled to see a great friend - Mark Dionne in Wellfleet, MA, on the Cape. With my boat in tow, we planned on a scuba diving trip, that changed when Mark told me there were humpback whales in the ocean, and we could possibly see them.
Long story short, we had an incredible experience, overwhelming! My Sony point and shoot didn't cut it... so off to my friends camera store, "Camtech" in Hamilton Ontario, to buy my first DSLR. A couple months later, a 70-300mm and I was on my way down the wonderful road of bird and wildlife photography.
That whale experience changed my life. A week later, I met my sweet wife Daisy, and started the photography challenge of a lifetime.
Bird photography is very difficult. I saw Peter Darcy's images of owls on a website, and the spark was aflame! 10+ years exploring this passion, and I am learning all the time. The most important "thing" you gain is an appreciation for the beauty, and fragility of nature.
I personally feel a responsibility to express how important it is for everyone in the world to show respect. Please leave wild animals alone. Do not feed Carnivorous creatures, from owls to crocodiles, they should be left alone and not influenced by human feedings. Bears, wolves, lions, sharks, on and on - they are extremely dangerous, even monkeys.
Acclimatizing these animals and birds puts them and us at tremendous risk. Keep your distance! You cannot pose for a photo beside such birds or animals.
So long as I am sharing images, I will ask folks to listen to these messages, and treat nature with respect. Please share this information with your friends, and your respectful thoughts below if you wish.
best wishes from Canada - Raymond.
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Green-crowned Brilliant in Flight
RJB Colours of Costa Rica Tour
1/800s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso640