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The Canadian Nature Photographer is a resource for nature lovers, photographers and artists and includes: articles, tutorials, galleries, videos, workshops, featured artists & photographers. New articles are posted weekly. Your host is Dr. Robert Berdan. All nature photographers and artists are welcome to contribute. Also see our Monthly Photo Contest at the bottom of the page you could win a $250 Gift Certificate to attend a photography workshop and a Macrophotography e-book.

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Hummingbird by Ken Crebbin ©

Hummingbird Photography Tips by Ken Crebbin

Three years ago I started trying to capture images of hummingbirds.  I would grab my camera and hike around looking for hummingbirds … but I found this gave me limited success and I wanted to produce better images.  Not satisfied with my images, my next step was searching the Internet trying to gather information on hummingbird photography - view pictures and read article.

Pintail duck by Rhonda Robinson ©

Photos taken with the Tarmon 150-600 mm lens by Rhonda Robinson. May I please share with you evidence of what the Tameron 150-600mm can do.  When I’m shooting wildlife (Canon Rebel 3Ti), I prefer to shoot TV mode at 1/1000 second.  Most of these shots are at that setting.  Several people told me with this size lens I would need a tripod - see pictures and read article.

Bryce Canyon by Al Mierau ©

Photographing the Grand Canyon & Bryce Canyon During Winter by Al Mierau On January 29, 2015 my wife Mario and I, along with 38 other passengers, took a 20 day coach tour out of Saskatoon with Sagebrush Tours.   This was our 13th coach tour since 2005.   After leaving Henderson, Nevada we traveled on part of the historic route 66. - read article and view pictures.

Ruffed Grouse Dr. Wayne Lynch ©

DRUMMER BOYS by Dr. Wayne Lynch I made this entry on my birthday in April one year. "I am inside the blind by 5:30am. The grouse has become very tame,and even as I tramped around outside the blind, the defiant bird stayed on his drumming log just 10 meters away Moments after I arrived, the sunrise fingered through the aspens trees and golden rays dappled off the chest of the drummer - view article and pictures.

Snowy owl in flight infrared by Dr. Sharif Galal ©

White ghost of the Prairies seen by infrared Part 3 Snowy Owls by Dr.Sharif Galal In winter, Snowy Owls migrate to the wind swept prairies that resemble the wide open spaces of the arctic tundra. These beautiful birds can be photographed east and south of Calgary between November and the end of March. I never seen any owl wester of the city - view pictures and article.

Barred owl by Christian Gaven ©

Canadian Birds by Christian Gavin As the title states it, the birds shown in this next gallery, can be seen regularly from coast to coast Canada. Whether you are located in the rocky mountains in B.C., live in a city of the province of Ontario, or near the ocean in Nova Scotia; chances are that you have encountered most of those species at least once in your life - read article.

Photographer surrounded by Wild Turkeys Robert Berdan ©

Photographers Mobbed by Wild Turkeys in Alberta by Dr. Robert Berdan - Photos by R Berdan & Kamal Varma. I was inpsired by David Lilly's article on Wild Turkeys to seek them out near MIllarville. I headed out with fellow photographer Kamal Varma. Dave told us where he found them so we decided to try our luck on a dull and overcast day in February. What we found surprised us - read article and view pictures.

Blending Textures with your Photos using Adobe Photoshop by Dr. Robert Berdan An interesting technique in Adobe Photoshop is to take two or more pictures and blend them together. Usually I use a regular picture and a 2nd image that I layer on top the top that consists of a texture like wood, rust, old metal, cloth, or patterned paper. Then I select one of 27 different blending modes - view tutorial, pictures and videos.

Photoshop sky replacement by Dr. Wayne Lynch ©

Sky Replacement: From Washed Out to Wow
(Photoshop Tips & Tricks) by Dr. Wayne Lynch
A dramatic silhouette set against a fiery sky can be an exciting photograph to capture. But if you have the same luck as me, often when the subject is perfect the sky ends up being deadly dull, or when the sky is stunning the only subject in sight is my road-weary tripod. The good news is that Photoshop can save the day. See pictures and article.

Dendronephthya klunzingeri is a species of soft coral that lives in a small colonies by Dr. Sharif Galal ©

Red Sea Coral Reefs by Dr. Sharif Galal The Red Sea is an extension of the Indian Ocean, located between Egypt and Sudan from the western side and Saudi Arabia from the eastern side. Fringing coral reef systems can be found everywhere at both shores of the red sea - view article on underwater photography.

Coyote taken with Tamron's 16-600 mm lens by Robert Berdan ©

Tamron 150-600 mm Lens - Field Test and Review

by Dr. Robert Berdan Every now and then a product appears that opens up new opportunities for photographers. The Tamron 150-600 mm lens is one of them. I don't often review equipment as there are many web sites that specialize in doing so , but I believe this lens is a game changer for nature and wildlife photographers - read article on Tamron lens.

Spirit Bear by Debra Garside ©

Spirit Bears & The Great Bear Rainforest by Debra Garside Bears: One of the most beautiful, mysterious and feared creatures on earth.  Highly intelligent and curious, they command respect wherever they roam. The Kermode Bear, otherwise known as the Spirit Bear moves through the dark, dripping landscape of the Great Bear Rainforest with such elusive elegance, it does indeed seem like an apparition. Read article, view pictures and movies.

Aurora borealis over Pontoon Lake, Northwest Territories by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing the Aurora borealis and Barren Lands Caribou Arctic Adventure Photography Workshop 2014 by Dr. Robert Berdan August 27, 2014, I left Calgary at 6 am to drive to Yellowknife with my friend and fellow pro-wildlife photographer Hälle Flygare from Canmore. It's 1800 km from Calgary to Yellowknife and takes two days to drive. View photographs and read article.

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Partaial Solar Eclipse of the Sun October 23, 2014 by Robert Berdan ©


Partial Solar Eclipse taken ~3 pm October 23, 2014 by R. Berdan using a Canon
5D Mark II, attached to a Celestron C6 telescope, 1\1000 sec, ISO 1000 and a solar filter,
my backyard in Silver Springs, Calgary, AB.


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