Month: April 2020

Mule Deer Fawns

Mule Deer Fawns I barely believed my luck when this scene unfolded in plain view! What a vacation, relaxing, breathing fresh mountain air surrounded by nature and wildlife. Camping offers many benefits, and two of my favourites are enjoying wildlife in their natural surroundings and taking photos. Mule deer frequented this area, and what a joy to watch the adults going about their day. Aware of calving season, this always meant being on the lookout, staying a respectful distance away as both visitors and wildlife share the park. On this day, I wasn’t thinking about a photo opportunity....

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Shutter Speed for Slow Motion

Shutter Speed for Slow Motion Nature is stunning in Jasper National Park, and the drive towards the Columbia Icefields from Jasper is exceptional for photography. The landforms and history of the region have always intrigued me. My attraction to Tangle Creek Falls began a few years before when I took the time to play by the waterfall with my camera. While reading the book A Hunter of Peace recounting Mary Schaffer’s expedition to Maligne Lake in 1911, I was captivated. Her journey on horseback covered many miles, including emerging from the dense forest at Tangle Creek Falls. Moving water...

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Wasp and the Grape

The Wasp & the Grape “Shoo, get away, lookout, a wasp, is buzzing around!” In the flash of a second, I transformed from peacefully soaking up the summer rays of sunshine to the frenzy of scrambling out of my chair as a wasp dive-bombed my delicious snack of grapes. Dashing to the safety of my house, I slammed the door shut, and at that moment, a flash of insight hit me. “Use the opportunity for a photo-shoot; the wasp is after the grape, not me.” Hmmm, okay! I wasn’t about to charge out there and agitate the wasp, so I came up with a plan. As with all photography,...

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