Author Archives: Steven Blandin

Spoonbill with wings flat – Steven Blandin


Roseate Spoonbill in flight

Roseate Spoonbill in flight – Tampa Bay rookery, Florida
ISO 3200 | f/4 | 1/1000 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 7D mark II on tripod while wading in the water. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above was created at the Tampa Bay Rookery, during my last Spoonbill photography tour. Some in-between positions in bird in flight photography can be very attractive given the situation. In this case, the beautiful symmetry really gives a strong touch. Plus, some detail from the upper-wings as well as the under-wings are visible. The spots of red from the upper-wings only visible during breeding season are very easily admired.

I invite you to have a peek at the Bird & Wildlife Photography website to see other beautiful image creations and check out the Alaska Bald Eagle photo workshops and Alaska Bald Eagle photo workshops.

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
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Meet Nitro


Harris Hawk - Flaconry

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 5D mark III, mounted on a tripod with gimbal head. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above was created around the Riverview area, Florida. This is a trained Harris Hawk called Nitro, used in the sport of Falconry. The bird of prey is let loose during the hunt and chases for its quarry. When the hunt is successful, the raptor gets to enjoy its meal. Falconry used to be considered the sport of kings…

I invite you to have a peek at the Bird & Wildlife Photography website to see other beautiful image creations.

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉

Smelling the light


Polar Bear - Wildlife photography course

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 5D mark III, handheld while seating on the ground. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above was created around the West shore of the Hudson Bay, in Canada. Does not it look like this Polar Bear is smelling the light? After feasting on berries on the ground, this bear started to rise and point its nose up to smell its next adventure around sunset time. Note that in back-lit situations such as this one, it is usually best to create a silhouette type photograph. To do so, one needs to underexpose by a couple of stops, and adjusting the curves in Photoshop also gives a bit of help.

I invite you to have a peek at the Bird & Wildlife Photography website to see other beautiful image creations.

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉

Polar Bear photography tour video in Canada


I put this short video together to share memories from my last Polar Bear photography tour in Canada, close to Churchill. Have a look and I hope you will like it. The video features some of my favorite images from the trip, as well as a couple of videos. One video displays two male Polar Bears in a mock fight!

I invite you to have a look at the Bird & Wildlife Photography website as well!

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉

Spoonbills & Shorebirds workshop video


Check out the video above to have an idea of which beautiful birds might have a chance to photograph during the Spoonbills and Shorebirds photography workshop, next March 2014. It is a three day instructional tour with three boat rides to local rookeries of the Tampa Bay, in Florida. You will have a chance to capture the great flight photographs of Spoonbills in the very best spot in the State of Florida for this superb pink bird.

I invite you to have a look at the Bird & Wildlife Photography website as well!

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉

Limpkin on a branch – Circle B Bar


Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) - Circle B Bar

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review) coupled with a 1.4x extender, the Canon EOS 5D mark III, on a tripod mounted gimbal head. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above was created at Circle B Bar, Lakeland. This marsh system is the best one in the region! There are lots of species common to see in marshes: Limpkins, Purple Gallinules, etc… The only difficulty is to have a subject standing on a fairly isolated branch to create a pleasing background. Limpkins usually stay in the high grass, but this individual decided otherwise and was standing on an elevated branch. Thank you!!

I invite you to follow the Bird & Wildlife Photography blog not to miss other beautiful image creations.

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉

African safari wildlife photography workshop video


This week I am sharing with you a video I put together to promote the wildlife photography workshop in Botswana and the Victoria Falls. Please check it out and make sure to like ti if you do!! 🙂 You will see a few great photographs created a few years back…

I invite you to follow the Bird & Wildlife Photography blog not to miss other beautiful image creations.

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉