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    Adventures in Nature Photography

    Browsing Posts published in December, 2012

    Autumn Black Oaks

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    The changing leaves of the black oak trees in Yosemite create a rich palette of yellows, golds, and greens which, along with contrasting dark trunks, present a host of stunning photo opportunities.

    Canon 5D Mk II, 70-200mm f/2.8L at 123mm, 1/10 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400

    One of my favorite images from autumn 2012, this picture captures the unsung beauty of Yosemite. It’s not always about waterfalls and granite monoliths. This photograph was captured in the early morning, before any direct sunlight had made its way into the Valley, from a vantage point within El Capitan Meadow.

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    A bobcat launches a sneak attack on its prey in Yosemite National Park's Cook's Meadow.

    Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EF500mm f/4L IS USM at 500 mm, 1/800 sec at f/4, ISO 1600

    This bobcat was one of the highlights of my trip with Alison to Yosemite back in November. We first spotted it boldly coming up the path towards us early one morning in Cook’s Meadow. I was scouting landscape photographs with a wide angle lens on my camera, but upon seeing the bobcat, I sprinted back to our van to get my long lens. Read the entire post…

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