Author Archives: Steve Boer

About Steve Boer

I'm an amateur photographer living in Alberta, Canada. I tend toward nature and wildlife shots which suits my introverted personality.

Bewick’s Wren


Bewick's Wren

This Bewick’s Wren was spotted in the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, near Palm Springs, CA. I don’t think I had seen one before this trip, and it took me a while to identify him once we got home. I might have guessed Carolina wren if not for the location.

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Zebra Portrait


Zebra portrait

As a follow-up to my previous post here is another shot of a zebra. As we found out from our ranger, zebras are actually black with white stripes. Apparently if you were to shave a zebra it would be all black. Who knew? This photo was taken in Kapama Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Zebra Profile


Zebra profile

Here’s one of my zebra photos from our trip to Africa last year. This photo was taken in Kapama Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

So, are zebras white with black stripes, black with white stripes, or something else entirely? Please vote, and I will make a follow-up post next week with the answer. No Googling! 🙂

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Giraffe Looking Back


Giraffe looking back

Here’s another one of my giraffe photos from our trip to Africa last year. This photo was taken in Kapama Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, South Africa. We didn’t see too many of them, but I’m quite happy with the few pictures I was able to get. I used the “rule of fours” in this shot. Ok, that’s not an actual rule, I just coincidentally ended up with ISO 400, focal length 400mm, and shutter speed 1/400. It could only have been better if my aperture was F4, but at that length, my minimum was 5.6.

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