Tag Archives: canada

Dragonfly in flight


Dragonfly in flight

My best attempt so far at capturing a dragonfly in flight. Not perfectly sharp, but hey, it’s hard!

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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
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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 😉

Polar Bear Shaking Water Droplets Off – Churchill area, Canada


Polar Bear - Seal River

Polar Bear shaking water off. This photograph was created at Seal River, Churchill area, Canada.

ISO 1600 | f/5.6 | 1/800 | 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 5D mark III, on a Gimbal head and tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above is a Polar Bear shaking water off his head during a rainy day. This bear was walking around the camp during a very wet day. After following him for a while behind my lens, I realized he was positioning himself to do something different… And here it was, a majestic shake started from nose to tail. I did not miss the amazing sight and made sure to take a few good captures. The creation above is the result! I really like the bear positioned completely parallel to me, seeming to smile while having water droplets almost exploding out from his head. Delightful! I invite you to follow the Bird & Wildlife Photography blog not to miss other outstanding 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 safari


Polar Bear - Churchill, Canada

Polar Bear portrait. This photograph was created at Seal River, Churchill area, Canada.

ISO 640 | f/5.6 | 1/4000 | 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 5D mark III, on a Gimbal head and tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above is a mature male Polar Bear portrait. I am just back from a delightful exploratory Polar Bear safari in Canada! The Polar Bear above displays very expressive features that I find breathtaking. Having the top of his body popping out of the tall grass makes for a very nice composition as well. I don’t plan on setting up an instructional tour in the Churchill area as of now, but feel free to contact me if you have some interest in the matter. Also, I will be displaying more photographs from that trip on my wildlife blog in the near future. I invite you to follow the Bird & Wildlife Photography blog not to miss other outstanding image creations.

Contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436 for more information.

Best,

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