Montana Spring???

Photo Blind, Montana.

Again, sorry for spacing out my attention to what’s happening in the world of photography around Montana and elsewhere. I seem to get sidetracked a lot lately and go through my phases of computer A.D.D.

Lately my home has been either in front of the computer (editing photos) or sitting in freezing water waiting for birds. Both have been entertaining,with the latter probably more entertaining for the birds watching me freeze my feet off! I will say that I as well as everyone else around here is finally ready for spring. This morning we awoke again to a skiff of snow on the ground and everyone that jumped the gun this weekend has to go put their shorts away.

This time of year I’m finally getting caught up on all of my keywording, editing, etc from the previous year’s shooting and getting things organized for the next go around. With some of the bleak landscapes and monotonous brown tones that we’ve had for the last six months, it’s easy to struggle with inspiration, especially if you’re a landscape photographer. If I’m Montana I usually turn my attention to wildlife a lot more this time of year, and especially birds. There is a lot to see during migrations and the ice is finally gone from most of the lower elevation lakes and ponds with a lot of bird activity happening.

Red-Breasted Merganser. Canon 7D, 500mm f4, ISO 1600, f4.5, 1/1500

I’ve been spending more time stalking local spots and will probably be boring everyone with more bird shots for at least another few weeks or so. Beginning in late May, I will start my summer traveling and will be shooting a lot around the west, sharing new images in addition to the wildlife.

If you’re somewhere other than Montana right now, you’re probably enjoying some nice spring weather, we hope to be joining you soon!

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