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Natures Beauty in Ecuador

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A while back I took a trip to visit Ecuador to see the land where my wife was born, meet some family and learn a lot about the culture. Of all the places we went to visit on of my favorite was a nature sanctuary where would get get to see all sort of different local wildlife. The craziest part is before we got in, sitting in the wild just fluttering next to me was this beautiful humming bird with some of the most amazing color.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at 200mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/125 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

Who Is Watching Who

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One thing many people don’t know about me is that I started the majority of my photography shooting birds. I found it very challenging to be quiet and still waiting in the hidden places for the to come out. It was also challenging to catch them in flight, I thought it would be good for practice for sports photography something else I had big interest in. Earlier in my interests I found the Celery Farm a small peaceful bird sanctuary in Allendale, NJ that was known for many different species coming in and out throughout the season. This shot a Blue Heron is one of my favorites I captured out there.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF300mm f/4L IS USM at 300mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

Chased Away

Shot:
I started taking photography seriously a few years back and was more into nature photography, specifically bird photography. I found this great spot in northern New Jersey where I could be outside, hangout and be one with nature and practice my skills. Each time I would go I would meet different people and learn a lot about different birds, seeing different species each time. I soon came to find that this location was one the top bird photography place on the east cost. Throughout my many trips there I found one specie of bird that I really enjoyed sitting and waiting for… the wood duck. This shot here is my best capture yet, not only did I get a male and female in flight, they were being chased away from their spot by a black bird, it was a great action shot.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF300mm f/4L IS USM at 300mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/1600 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld