Thursday, October 21, 2010

Swan Song

"Swan Song"
Trumpeter Swan - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
The voice of the trumpeter swan is sonorous and vibrant, embodying a series of loud, low-pitched trumpeting sounds, or honks. Witnessing a flock of trumpeters flying overhead, calling to one another, is an experience long remembered.
I made this image with my Nikon D1x camera and 80-400mm VR lens, set at 400mm. Camera settings: Aperture f/9.5, Shutter speed 1/350, Exposure Comp. -1.3, White Balance - Cloudy, Color Space/Adobe RGB98
It can be purchased on my online eGallery, Wildlife Photography by Weldon Lee

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Autumn in Colorado

American Elk - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
I made this image a few weeks ago in Rocky Mountain National Park. It, along with others on this blog, some of which are not yet uploaded on my eGallery, are available as signed, limited edition photographs. For pricing and available sizes, go to my website, Wildlife Photography by Weldon Lee.
I made with my Nikon D2xs body and 80-400mm VR lens, set at 150mm. Camera settings: ISO 800, Aperture f/8, Shutter speed 1/250, Exposure Comp. -0.3, White Balance - Cloudy, Color Space Adobe RGB 98.
In addition to my scheduled workshops (see Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures website), I also conduct one- and two-person guided field trips, including instruction. For information, call 303.747.2074, or email me at:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Colorado Fall Wildlife Workshop - 2010

Following my recent workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park, I had the pleasure of guiding the photographers from California. They liked the activity at the beaver pond along Fish Creek Road in Estes Park so much, that we spent three evenings working the beaver. This is but one of the images I was able to make. It was made with my Nikon D2xs body, 80-400mm VR lens, and SB80 flash unit. Mounted on the flash was a Flask X-tender (aka Better Beamer). The lens was at 400mm. Settings: ISO 800, Aperture 6.7, Shutter speed 1/60, Exposure Comp. +0.7, Flash Comp. -2.0, White Balance Cloudy, Color Space Adobe RGB 98.
I can hardly wait to photograph my friends, the beaver, in the snow this coming winter.