wildlife

New Studio | Central Maryland Wildlife Photographer

Its been a while since I wrote a blog post and I thought now would be a great time to do so. We just recently completed a big basement finishing project and in doing so I created a new space just for me and my studio. I’ve been getting quite a few questions about what I shoot with and how I set up the studio so I thought I would write a post about just that, my gear with links. But before I do that, I thought I would share some photos of the new space:

For cameras I have two bodies – Canon 5DMIII and Canon 7DMII:

For wildlife I use a Sigma 150-600 and a Canon 100-400L:

My main light for my studio is an Alien Bees AB800:

https://www.paulcbuff.com/Flash-Units/alienbees-flash-unit.html

And the frame and fabric for the standup reflector I use:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/41950-REG/Photoflex_LP_B3972FR_39x72_Lite_Panel_Frame.html

For the rest of my gear, here is a link to my Amazon website to show you what else I shoot with:

https://www.amazon.com/shop/gagglephotog

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

 

March Best 9

We have been on a lovely spring break vacation over the past week and I forgot to post my favorite best 9 shots from March as well as my One Second Video. So, better late than never, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

March 2017 1 Sec from The Gaggle Photography on Vimeo.

February Best 9

Here are my favorite 9 photos of last month for both kids and non-humans. I also took part in a movie project last month where I shoot 1 second videos each day of the month. Well I increased it to 1.5 seconds instead and added in a few extra. So super fun and the kids really loved it too. We plan to try a new one each month this year.ย 

Feb 1 Second Movie Project from The Gaggle Photography on Vimeo.

January Best 9

As we are halfway through February already, I thought I would share my best 9 grids from January. My new yearly project is to collage 9 of my favorite photos per month. I am going to create two grids each month when I can, one for wildlife and one for my kiddos. In January I spent New Years at the lake nearby watching the bald eagles on a surprisingly warm day, we had a day of snow flurries and a small ice storm. We also adopted a new hamster, Mr Pickles, celebrated a birthday for dad, and started working on finishing our basement.

Macro Monday | Grey Tree Frog

This little one was making a ton of noise while I was working in my office one morning. I had a really tough time finding him until I lifted the window to get a closer look. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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grey tree frog macro gaggle photography fb

And now head over to the wonderful Iris Nelson to see her macro shot on this lovely August Monday.

Macro Monday | Baby Toads

I just love early summer when there are thousands of baby toads living in our yard. They are almost too hard to spot considering how teeny tiny they are but occasionally they let me pick them up, even though they always look grumpy. ๐Ÿ™‚

baby toad

baby toad

Now please head over to Tiffany Kelly for her Macro Monday share this week.

My Fox Story

I’ve had the pleasure of watching a den full of foxes take residence in my yard under the shed. I’ve seen the kits a few times at dusk and dawn with little opportunity to get a few good shots. But last week I was lucky enough to see the mama fox emerge from the woods in my backyard and pick at the scraps left behind by the birds at their feeder. I was also present when she brought food back to her babies and then later in the day when they came out to play. I’ll let the photos tell the whole story.

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

red fox kits

A Gaggle of Baby Goslings

This family came to visit me over the weekend. Despite the crummy overcast, rainy day, I was able to get some shots of the cute babies. It was worth all the hissing from mama. ๐Ÿ˜€

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

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Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

While I was there I also got to capture this beautiful solitary sandpiper migrating through town.

solitary sandpiper

And our resident groundhog who was wondering what all the fuss was about.

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Wildlife Project | Recap of 1st Quarter 2016

One of my 2016 personal projects is to photograph as much wildlife as I can either in my backyard or when I travel. At the end of each three months I thought it would be fun to put together a large share of all the wildlife I managed to capture. Here is that share, in no particular order, of what I captured from Jan-March.

goldfinch

pileated woodpecker

house fly

mourning dove

white breasted nuthatch

woodpecker

northern flickr

dark eyed junco

Robin

Starlings

Cardinal

Robin

blue bird

eastern grey squirrel

white breasted nuthatch

nuthatches

dark eyed junco

sparrow

carolina wren

deer

red shouldered hawk

red shouldered hawk

red-bellied woodpecker

tufted titmouse

tufted titmouse

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downy woodpecker

junco

red shouldered hawks

eastern blue bird

chickadee

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cardinal

female cardinal

squirrel

And if you got to the end of this long post, thank you! I will be back next quarter with another share. ๐Ÿ™‚

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