Photographer Profile: Karen L West

Photographer Profile: Karen L West
Rocky Mountain National Park. Challenge: Mainly just being patient as they worked their way over the field and closer to where I was hidden. D7100 & Tamron lens. Exposure: f 6.3, 1/2000, ISO-250, 500mm.

Photographer: Karen L West

Amateur Photographer

Photographic Specialties:

  • Wildlife
  • Travel


Karen L. West is an author and photographer who has a case of wanderlust and likes to photograph new locations, wildlife and birds. She grew up in a small Indiana farming town where she was always creating stories. She served our country in the Navy with honor. She has traveled the world over, photographing wildlife and nature. She had two of her pictures published in a calendar and online magazine. Now retired and she is enjoying photographing wildlife and putting all her childhood stories and others onto print.




Photographer Profile: Karen L West
Utkula, South Africa. Challenge: None specifically, just waiting for the light and lions to get tried of playing. D7100 and Nikon lens. Exposure: f 9, 1/200, ISO-160, 50mm.
Photographer Profile: Karen L West
Santa Rita Lodge in Madera Canyon. Challenge: I had been working on getting pictures of hummingbird so you can see their wings. They move fast and you have to work at knowing where to focus as they come off the feeder. This time, I was just messing around with my setting and grabbed this shot. It came out 1000% better than I thought it would. The hummer’s body is hardy moving but the wings, feet and tail are in constant motion. D7100 and Tamron 150-600 lens. Exposure: f 6, 1/15, ISO-250, 400mm.
Photographer Profile: Karen L West
Hidden Canyon, Page, AZ. Challenge: Used vapor smoke to show the sunlight shining through the top of the canyon walls. D7100 and Nikon lens. Exposure: f 3.5, 1/400, ISO-1600, 18mm.
Photographer Profile: Karen L West
Saugaro National Park East, Tucson, AZ. Challenge: Jack Rabbits are hard to find but they are wonderful to watch. I went out after a light rain and found this guy nibbling away at some green leaves. He kept a close eye on me but continued eating. D7100 and 150-600 Tamron lens. Exposure: f 5.6, 1/320, ISO-250, 300mm.
Photographer Profile: Karen L West
Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, AZ. Challenge: Finding the bobcats are hit and miss. You need to keep an eye out for them and sometimes they are behind you. This was one of two young bobcats out playing and chasing each other. One sat down under a bush like he wouldn’t be seen by his sibling and then turned and looked right at me. I was sitting about three feet above them and to their right taking pictures as they played. D7100 and 150-600 Tamron lens. Exposure: f 6, 1/2000, ISO-200, 350mm.

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