Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'bird'

Photographing Birds at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Photographing birds whether at Walt Disney World or out in the wild is a challenge. While many birds at Disney's Animal Kingdom are content to stand and be still for photographs. Others are not. If you have ever watched...

Disney's Kilimanjaro Safari Firsts

On my last Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney's Animal Kingdom I photographed some firsts. That is pretty amazing considering I have gone on safari close to 100 times since the park opened back in 1998. The first "first" was seeing...

New Animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Things are always changing at Walt Disney World. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, I photographed new residents on my last trip in December of 2015. The entrance to Discovery Island Trails before the bridge over to Africa is the home...

Selective Focusing at Walt Disney World

This is the second of three blogs about subjects being taught at the Focus on Epcot Photowalk held on Monday, February 9, 2015. Click the link for more information. Last week, I talked about Hyperfocus where everything in an...

Disney Pic of the Week: Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

The Pangani Forest Exploration Trail is not just about the popular Gorillas. There are animals to discover from the small naked mole rats to the birdlife in the aviary portion of the trail. Here you will find a variety...

In-Camera Color Special Effects

Here are just a few cool things my Canon SX30 IS point and shoot camera can do. Consult your camera's manual to find out if yours can do the same things and how. This is a quick recap and...

Color Composition at Walt Disney World

There are many rules of composition in photography, like the Rule of Thirds, symmetry, golden triangle and others. One thing that is often overlooked is using color in composition. Color can be used to lead the viewer's eye to...

An African Day in Disney's Animal Kingdom

I spent a most of a day in Disney's Animal Kingdom Africa on my last trip. Thought I would share a few photos with you. Notice the camera data which will tell you how I was able to photograph...

Flights of Wonder Photo Op

Back in August, we featured a Disney Pic of the Week theme called Lucky Shot. I received an email from a regular reader and commenter Steve Knapp about his unlucky shot. Here is his story. I tried posting a...

Disney Pic of the Week: Birds

Birds are found throughout the Walt Disney World resort. Most are indigenous species found in Florida like the snowy egrets, herons, ibis, ducks, sparrows and the like. They have become used to begging for food from the guests. Please,...

Smiling in Mickey's Jammin Jungle Parade

A bird smiles during Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 900, EV +0.3, 200mm focal length, flash Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade in Disney's Animal Kingdom has some of the most unique and colorful costumes of any of...

The Other Tree of Life

Last month, my friend Karen and I made our way from Downtown Disney's West Side thru Pleasure Island and into the Marketplace for some window shopping. Heading back to the car, we walked the sidewalk behind Pleasure Island, approaching...

Animal Portraits

In the past I have shown you a portrait of a Wood Stork but I never went into details as to how to make a good animal portrait. The principles are the same as a good human portrait. Good...

Wanna Hang Out?

As Scott previously stated, this week's theme is birds. I love birds but I'm especially fascinated by parrots. I think it started when I was a child and we'd visit my aunt and uncle in Miami. They had tons...

Frontlighting

Almost as important as the amount of light for a photograph is the direction the light is coming from. In the next three weeks, I'll show you how the direction of light effects your photographs. It doesn't matter what...

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