Camera Trap Cardinal

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Northern Cardinal Female at the Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Northern Cardinal Female at the Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

The flash left a little bit of a ghost image due to the sync rate – next time will go to high speed sync!  This was also with a remote camera trap.

Black-throated Sparrows

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A couple of Black-throated Sparrows fighting for the same perch, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

A couple of Black-throated Sparrows fighting for the same perch, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

I was having fun yesterday with some camera trap photography – this was captured with a wide-angle lens about 2 feet from the birds.  Come learn camera trapping from me!

Photography Speaking Schedule

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A visitor at Havasu Falls, Havasupai Indian Reservation, Grand Canyon, Arizona. (model released)

A visitor at Havasu Falls, Havasupai Indian Reservation, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

I’m excited to have a busy speaking schedule this winter, and looking forward to meeting lots of Arizona based photographers!  If you have an organization that needs a speaker contact us as I have a variety of talks on nature photography I have done over the years.   Here is my schedule, with a description of my talks below:

January 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.   Digital Imaging Group in Scottsdale, Arizona.    Animalscapes and Alaska!

January 24, 2019 at  7:00 p.m.  Tucson Camera Club   Animalscapes and Alaska!

January 28, 2019  6:00 p.m.  Sedona Camera Club  Animalscapes and Alaska!

February 13, 2019  6:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Camera Club  Animalscapes and Alaska!

February 16, 2019  Phoenix Camera Club  Animalscapes.

We will also be at the NANPA Conference in Las Vegas Feburary, 20th to 22nd.

AnimalScapes
Ron will talk about the techniques and strategies he uses to combine his two favorite passions, landscape photography and wildlife photography. The results are images much different than the typical wildlife images created with long telephoto lenses. Not only can these techniques make your images unique, but it doesn’t require big expensive lenses, these concepts can even be applied to a cell phone camera!

Alaska!
Ron has spent more than 40 years exploring and photographing Alaska and will share his favorite locations and tips for going about photographing these locations. If you have never been to Alaska, or have been many times and are looking for something new and different, then this presentation is for you. Even well know destinations like Denali National Park can be challenging to photograph, and Ron’s tips will improve your chances of being successful.

 

 

Favorite Photos from 2018

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Another busy but wonderful year!

So here are a few of my favorite images from the past year thanks to a tradition started by Jim Goldstein many years ago.

It is hard to narrow down to just my choices.  I did a fair amount of people photography this year, and some of them could have made the cut.  Plus, I have lots of birds and wildflower from the Desert Photo Retreat, but tried to keep it to just a handful of each subject.  Except bears – have to include lots of bears!

For those interested, here are more:  Favorite Photos of 2017  Favorite Photos of 2016  Favorite Photos of 2015Favorites of 2014  Favorite photo of 2013  Favorite photos of 2012favorite photos of 2011favorite photos of 2010  –  favorite photos of 2009 and finally, favorite photos of 2008.

Brown bear taking a break, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Brown Bear, Lake Clark National Park.

This pose was just too cute!  The brown bear photos are from my photo tours.

 

Brown bear sow with two third summer cubs.

Brown Bear Boar, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Brown bear sow with two third summer cubs – what a family pose!

 

Brown Bear Boar, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Brown Bear Boar, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

This male was absolutely huge!

 

Wild red fox.

Wild red fox.

A wild red fox from my Alaska Bear Photo Tour.

 

Gray fox, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Gray fox, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Maybe my favorite of the year in part because of how much work went into capturing this photo.  Three flashes, a remote and a sunset all finally came together to capture one of our local residents.

 

Lazuli Bunting.

Lazuli Bunting.

One of our many colorful migrants here in Arizona.

 

Northern Mockingbird.

Northern Mockingbird.

Another regular around here.

 

Bobcat, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Bobcat, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

I love bobcats, it was such a thrill to have two regulars last Spring.

 

Northern Lights over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

Northern Lights over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

Every year I have at least one photo from my “front yard”  It was a treat to have aurora there this fall.

 

Polar bear, Alaska Arctic.

Polar bear, Alaska Arctic.

Snowy polar bear!

 

Curved-Billed Thrasher, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Curved-Billed Thrasher, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

A final image from our desert property.