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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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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.

Wild Turkeys by Dave Lilly ©

Wild Turkeys of Alberta by David Lilly When another photographer told me about a flock of Wild Turkeys south of Calgary I had to go and photograph them. The last opportunity I had to photograph wild Turkeys was in Cypress Hills Provincial park, Alberta. The Common Name: Wild Turkey, is also referred to as: Merriam’s Turkey Genus species: Meleagris gallopavo. Read aritcle on Wild Turkeys.

CamsFormer: The Next Generation DSLR remote, High Speed Trigger,and Pan/Tilt/Zoom by Clive Smith A lot of amazing photography inventions have come along recently, and CamsFormer is certainly among the best. CamsFormer is really the Next Generation swiss army knife of photography accessories. A combination of Trigger Trap, and a CamRanger type of device, with built in 3-axis motorized pan/tilt/zoom control all in one read more.

Pocket Gopher by Dr. Wayne Lynch ©

Art from the Afterlife by Dr. Wayne Lynch After reading Rob Berdan’s recent article on road kills I started to reflect on how the death of wild creatures has often inspired me as a photographer. I have often found artistic satisfaction from photographing the biological details and haunting beauty that still exists in wild creatures after their death - read article and view pictures.

Birding Gadgets - Home Made Support for Telephoto Lens by David Lilly Every once in a while bird photographers need a piece of equipment that cannot be found in our favorite camera store. So, what do we do? I my case the piece of equipment I needed, I made it myself. View article and home made telephoto lens window mount.

Caribou in Denali by Bruce Lovelace ©

Photographing the Vastness of Alaska by Bruce Lovelace Capturing a complete essence of what Alaska is all about in photographs may take a lifetime. Certainly it can’t beachieved during a two week land and sea cruise , but it might be fun to give it a good shot. It was a challenge to schedule a trip like this - read about Bruce's photography trip to Alaska.

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.

Mealtime a the nest of a Bald Eagle by Dr. Dale Mierau ©

Mealtime at the nest of a Bald Eagle by Dr. Dale Mierau I observe the behavior of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) during the summer breeding season on Lac La Ronge, a large lake in the pre-Cambrian shield of Saskatchewan.  At that location, Bald Eagle eggs hatch during the third week of May after an incubation period of 35 days. View pictures and article.

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.

The Great Salmon Run in Adams River BC by Dr. Sharif Galal Since I was a little kid, I was always fascinated by nature and I knew about Canada from the nature documentaries before I moved and settled here. I still remember one of those shows about the great salmon migration. View pictures and read article.

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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