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Matthew Schwartz
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Fine Art Nature and Wildlife Photographer
Fine Art Nature and Wildlife Photographer

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A backlit Blackberry leaf in the dead of Winter reveals that nature's beauty is ever present. Thanks for viewing, and have a great day! BTW if you are interested in nature photography, check out my blog at Nature Photography Mastery Academy.
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A Bald Eagle spreads its wings as it enters a dive. Note the mottled pattern on the bird's back, and the dark tips on the tail - this is indicative of an immature specimen. Mature Bald Eagles have solid white tail feathers and no mottling on the body. Thanks for checking out my photography; hope you enjoyed it, and have a great day! P.S. for info about nature photography you can check out my blog at Nature Photography Mastery Academy.
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Dahlia Flower focus stack

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A gosling stumbles out of the creek on its way to feed in the field. Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend everyone!

Matthew

Blog: http://www.naturephotographymastery.com/
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Unique ice formations, above and below the surface of a puddle, created by repetitive thawing and freezing. Thanks for viewing!

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DISCLOSURE: I am an artist, not a documentary photographer. When editing my images, I sometimes clone, manipulate, or otherwise change the photo content.

Blog http://www.naturephotographymastery.com


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A Short-Eared Owl - Asio flammeus - flies gracefully in late afternoon sun on a Winter day. These owls are surprisingly fast and agile, making it a challenge to capture sharp flight shots.

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DISCLOSURE: I am an artist, not a documentary photographer. When editing my images, I sometimes clone, manipulate, or otherwise change the photo content.
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Please join me on SNAPCHAT @naturepicmaster to virtually follow me in the field on nature photography shoots! It's about to get real!

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12/4/16
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There was a grassy embankment nearby, on which this cute Killdeer kept zipping around. It darted here and there, occasionally pausing and making the distinctive Killdeer peeping sounds.

Because the grassy area was raised up five feet above the sea, I was able to get this “low point of view” without laying on the ground. The Killdeer did make me work for the shots though, because initially it was quite suspicious of me. I slowly made my way to a corner in the embankment wall, backed up against it, then waited patiently for the bird to become comfortable with me. After a while, it decided I was not a threat, and continued foraging for worms.

This story illustrates the importance of understanding animal psychology, respecting their well-being, and being patient.

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http://www.naturephotographymastery.com/2016/07/30/field-report-bald-eagle-photography-in-hood-canal/

Literally seconds before this image was taken, I was changing my camera battery. Just as I was closing the battery hatch, a fellow photographer called out “Eagle overhead!” I looked up to see the eagle swooping down toward the water at a close distance. I frantically searched through the viewfinder, trying to spot the quick-moving eagle, through the narrow field of view, with just a split second to react. Just in time, I obtained a visual, locked on focus, and began burst firing. This reinforces the point that wildlife photography is unpredictable, many of the best moments are fleeting, and if you are not skilled and efficient at what you’re doing, you’re bound to miss a lot of shots.

Always keep a fresh battery (and memory card) in an easily accessible outside pocket of your coat or backpack – don’t be caught off guard while digging through a bunch of internal pockets and other gear. The goal is to minimize the time it takes to find the battery and swap it out, as well as minimize the amount of time you’re looking away from the subject.

Editing Disclosure: Background slightly modified to reduce distractions.

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