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High-Key and Low-Key Images in a Natural Environment
by Steven Blandin | September 28, 2019

Most people will agree to say that wildlife photography does not happen in a controlled environment. Yet, there are ways to position yourself so that you may greatly influence your background’s brightness. Overcast weather will give more opportunities for high-key images, or bright backgrounds. While very sunny conditions might create situations were very dark backgrounds are possible. Quite counter-intuitive, isn’t it?

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Animal Species Spotlight: Capybara
by Jake Jacoby | September 28, 2019

I saw my first capybara while on a photographic workshop in the Brazilian Pantanal with NatureScapes.net in 2018. The Pantanal is part national park and part a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition, it is the largest tropical wetland in the world, covering over 70,000 square miles; an area the size of the State of Washington. It is 10 times larger than the Florida Everglades, and lies almost in the center of South America.

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Winter Duck Photography in Arizona
by Tina Hay | March 24, 2019
One of the best places for quality duck photography in the United States is an unlikely location: the desert of south-central Arizona. American wigeons, ring-necked ducks, northern pintails, lesser scaup, green-winged teal—more than a dozen species of migratory ducks and other waterfowl take up residence each winter on the ponds around Phoenix. They’re relatively easy to find and photograph, in part because their numbers are concentrated in the few available bodies of standing water, and in part because duck hunting is prohibited in the Phoenix vicinity, making the waterfowl less skittish around people. Continue reading »
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