Canadian Nature Photographer Newsletter

June 1 Newsletter (May 27th)

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Dear Friends - This month there are 2 new articles posted, one on the Birds of Prey Center in Coaldale, Alberta, and the other on Photographing tundra swans. In June I will post an article on my trip to Newfoundland as well as a virtual tour of of Alberta's badlands. I will not be checking my email again until after June 15. Also coming in August - my Advanced Photoshop online II course will be available for FREE for all newsletter subscribers.


If you are interested I am always looking for interesting photographs and informative articles - June is a great time to take photographs of wildflowers and wildlife.



What's Hot and New Click on the photos or links to read the latest photography articles

Injured Golden Eagle named Spirit from the Birds of Prey Center in Coaldale, AB by Robert Berdan  

Close Encounters at The Birds of Prey Center in Coaldale, Alberta by Dr. Robert Berdan. It was 1998 when I first visited the Birds of Prey Center and took my first closeup photos of a bald eagle named Roosevelt and it was nice to see that he was still there and doing fine when I visited again on May 19 with my wife. The Birds of Prey center was founded in 1982 by Wendy Slator and Colin Weir - read about the Birds of Prey Center.

Tundra swans in flight at Frank Lake, Alberta by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Tundra Swans by Dr. Robert Berdan. Tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) fly through Alberta on their way to the arctic between about mid March to the end of April. They often stop over for a week or two to feed and that is when I try to get out and capture them with my camera. It's usally still pretty cold in Alberta at this time of year, but a good pair of boots and gloves and I head out to one of the many sloughs - read article and view pictures.




Wally Bauman's winning photo of a flower spider.


Winners get free access to my Photoshop II online course or a copy of my Macrophotography e-book. I look forward to getting more images submitted in June. Winners should contact me and indicate their preference. If you have lots of winning photos please consider becoming a featured photographer on the web site and show off more of your work.



PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT is being offered by SAIT, July 8 to August 9, 2013, I will be teaching the sections on Scenic and Wildlife photography and Sports photography. If you might be interested in this program please contact SAIT or visit their web site for more information. To register call (403) 284-7248.


ARCTIC ADVENTURE WORKSHOP - If you are looking for an Arctic Adventure photographing Caribou and the Northern Lights I will be leading another photography workshop in Yellowknife and to Peterson's Point Lake Lodge on the tundra between Sept. 5-11, 2013. Cost $5195.00 for 6 days. This year is the peak of the 11 year solar cycle and we expect the Aurora to be even more spectacular then it normally is. See my web site for articles and photographs from previous workshops. To register for the workshop visit: - we still have a few spots left.


PRIVATE TRAINING Please note I am available throughout the summer for photography or Photoshop instruction on a one-on-one private basis $60\hr or 7 hours $249 (Half day) full day sunrise to sunset for $499. All level of photographers from beginner to advanced welcome. I also offer discounts for small groups. Destinations can include mountain parks, badlands, prairies etc.




If you would like to be a featured photographer on the web site please contact me with your ideas. I welcome your feed back on how I can improve the Canadian Nature Photographer web site and make it more exciting and useful.


Robert Berdan

Calgary, AB
403 247-2457

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