May 192012
 

"Otterly in Love" by Jim Braswell

This weekend I will be traveling to Missouri (from Colorado) to meet with a wildlife photographer I greatly admire. Jim Braswell (aka @ShowMeNature) states goal is to “to capture the actions and behaviors of my subjects” and I am constantly thrilled by the results. I find his work draws me in, and transports me to the scene. When I was given the opportunity to meet Jim, and spend some time observing how he works, I jumped at the chance…

We’ll be photographing from kayaks; hopefully getting up close with critters without disturbing them. Hopefully we’ll see Beaver and/or Raccoon, and if we are really lucky perhaps Mink or Otter. Critters or no critters, we’ll be out in the wilds, and that is always good.

I’ve started posting a few of my photographs here, in the main so Jim can peruse them and see what pointers he’d like to give me. These aren’t my favorites, but some recent shots. I’ll try to keep posting a few to get a decent selection:

http://500px.com/adam_jack

The start of a Journey?

I feel like I might be starting a journey. I’ve always loved wildlife and being in nature, but had mixed emotions about photography (for me.) If I focus on the shot, will I be missing the experience? Could I ever capture the essence of a scene in a still photograph? Jim has shown me it is possible to do amazingly, but I’m still not sure if I can, or if I’d like to try to words, or both. I feel the next few days will give me great insight on if this path, and if I could want to make it my path.

Here is a start…

Pond Skaters by Adam Jack (adam_jack) on 500px.com
Pond Skaters by Adam Jack

Dec 212011
 

Baby Green Anole by BeverlyEverson
Baby Green Anole

Green Anole At The Bog by BeverlyEverson
Green Anole At The Bog

Baby Turtle by Justin Westerfield
Baby Turtle

Eastern Kingsnake (Lambpropeltis getulus getulus) by Forester_Jim
Eastern Kingsnake (Lambpropeltis getulus getulus)

Eastern Milk Snake by gonehikin
Eastern Milk Snake

Red-eared Slider On The Road by screek
Red-eared Slider On The Road

Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, a species I could live without by PineLilyFNPS
Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, a species I could live without

Tiny five lined skink by rangerous
Tiny five lined skink

Young Western Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata) by Pescalune
Young Western Green Lizard  (Lacerta bilineata)

Saturday Supplemental: Turtles by robinclifton
Saturday Supplemental: Turtles

“EYE To EYE” with a Black Snake by NatureWurks
“EYE To EYE” with a Black Snake

Turtles are back! by robinclifton
Turtles are back!

Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterondon platirhinos) by Bodark
Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterondon platirhinos)

Nesting Turtles by robinclifton
Nesting Turtles

box turtle.jpg by poqfiremedic13
box turtle.jpg

Juniper Springs,Ocala National Forest,Florida by dawnfine
Juniper Springs,Ocala National Forest,Florida

Day 176: Tiny E. T. York Center Visitor by MickiP65
Day 176: Tiny E. T. York Center Visitor

Loggerhead Turtle by KIPTOPEKE
Loggerhead Turtle

American Alligator by MickiP65
American Alligator

Bird House Snake by screek
Bird House Snake

Lurking Alligator by MickiP65
Lurking Alligator

Lizard Looking at Me by KerriFar
Lizard Looking at Me

Day 63: Green…. by MickiP65
Day 63: Green....

Snapper Turtle by NatureWurks
Snapper Turtle

Silver River State park ~ Florida by dawnfine
Silver River State park ~ Florida

Snake Swimming by mrsroadrunner
Snake Swimming

Steady and Constant by KerriFar
Steady and Constant

iguana by morodvanschi
iguana

Red Eared Slider by BeverlyEverson
Red Eared Slider

PILEUP! by Jeanspics
PILEUP!

American Alligator by SharonIsSharing
American Alligator