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June 12th, 2011

Accidents and Near Misses

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Allen's Hummingbird Taking Off
  The best wildlife photography often happens around the edges of situations, when things are not entirely going your way and conditions force you to do something unplanned. I have been photographing Allen’s Hummingbirds bathing in a small stream on the Channel Islands (see post from a few days ago) but found that I had … 
February 5th, 2011

Blurred Motion: Gimmick or Creative Tool?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Cassowary in rain forest, Australia
At one time, the gold standard of wildlife photography was a perfectly focused image, sharp and crisp, capturing a fleeting moment of nature in exquisite detail. Over the 30 years I have been photographing animals, it has become much easier to capture that kind of image with the increasing accuracy and speed of auto-focus and … 
October 26th, 2010

The Lure of Blur

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Blurred leaves : Autumn
At some point, I suspect, every photographer looks at the brilliant colors of Fall, and wonders how to use them in a photograph. Especially, I might add, if it’s windy… In some conditions, it is simply impossible to get a sharp image of autumn leaves, so one is forced to resort to “creative blur.”  It …