Good morning folks. Boy I am so out of shape and sore but yesterdays adventure Quebec to search for Great Grey was so worth it.
I had a pleasure shooting with Raymond Barlow and Bruce Kennedy. What a reward it was to be able to watch and photograph a Great Grey hunt for voles and mice. I was also very impressed with the ethics in the park.... no baiting or calling is allowed and photographers have to stay on the beaten path.
I have been out with Ray on five different occasions shooting images of raptors. Ray provides excellent assistance and instruction in all aspects of creating wonderful images – camera settings, composition, light, as well as post-production processing to maximize image quality. Ray has an easy and calm approach to his mentor-ship, and demonstrates excellent ethics in his interactions with wildlife.
I have been with Ray while standing for hours in snowy, cold conditions waiting for owls to move from a more distant perch to a better vantage for photography – never interfering with the owls’ natural behaviour. Some of my best wildlife images have been taken while on one my photo tours with Ray.
The best rating that I can give to Ray is that I know I will be out with him again shooting wildlife, either close to home or at more distant locations.
I went on Ray's 2010 photo tour to Newfoundland. The scenery was beautiful and the wildlife photography was unforgettable. The highlights were photographing the Orcas that had killed a Minke whale in Witless Bay and the amazing Gannet colony at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Seabird Reserve.
Based on my extremely positive experience during the Newfoundland photo tour, I went on Ray's 2011 trip to Tanzania for yet another amazing photographic adventure. Hopefully I will be able to join him again on one of his tours to the spectacular places he visits.
Additional photos taken on these two trips are posted on my website.