A Blog You Must Visit

If you Like Nature Photography Like I Do

There are bloggers out there that alert you when they find interesting garden blogs worth a look.

They review and tout the new blogs to encourage their readers to enjoy the finds.

I am not one to do this. At least until now, and it is not a garden blog either.

I don’t usually write reviews and recognize that blogging is very subjective, where readers have different reasons for reading certain blogs. My own blog included, so that is why my blog differs so vastly in content. My interests are varied and the same holds true for blogs that I visit.

But I did find a blog that I think everyone here would agree is just so informative and beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs. Sure, there are plenty of garden bloggers who shoot wildlife and nature photographs, but the nature photographer I am sending you to has work you will truly admire. And he is a professional. His blog has been around a while too, but is new to me.

I love his style of photography and the author provides helpful tips to improve your own photographic work. This link sends you to a tip on lighting. A post definitely worth reading if you want to understand natural, outdoor lighting and improve your photos.

It is a nature blog and the author is so considerate and caring of the environment and the subjects in that environment. I am just inspired to no end. He tells you how to sneak up on an animal and get your best photos. He tells you how to not disturb them while you are in their habitat.

Galen is very generous in sharing his techniques. I actually used one of his techniques in capturing this closeup of the free roaming peacock. You can see the big blue bird spotted me with a cock of his brightly colored head at the very last second too. His eye zeroed in on me and off he went.

All my photos here today are photographed with my 55 to 300mm zoom lens.

You will see beautiful nature photographs of marine animals, shorebirds, and some large mammals. There is scenery galore, so expertly photographed and in such a unique way.

Galen photographs his subjects while exploring in his kayak. Take a tour with him and explore his blog. You will see photos of animals and birds like you have not seen before.

I hope you enjoyed my photographs of some exotic animals. I know you see a lot of the deer, elk and zebra here on my blog taken at the Farm, but these all come from the Buffalo Zoo. I really tried to take tightly framed images that belie the unnatural setting, much of it behind bars and glass. But having animals from different parts of the world pictured is a good clue these are housed in a zoo. Not like I was on safari or hiking in the Arctic, or even brave enough to get this close on location. I doubt even if I was down wind of the regal lioness that I would not have been dinner rather quickly.

Are these ring-tailed lemurs just not the cutest. They were alerted by the sound of a jet overhead. They are an animated creature, and I took so many images of them, and some in very unflattering poses if you know what I mean.

Galen Leeds Photography

Please take a look at Galen’s work. You will not be disappointed. He is a great story-teller too, with some fun and enjoyable adventures.

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About Garden Walk Garden Talk

I love to photograph, paint, draw, design, garden, travel the world, and pass on a few tips and ideas that I learned through experience as a Master Gardener and architect. I am highly trained in my field and enjoy my work each and every day. I garden in Niagara Falls, NY in zone 6-B. Find me at: http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com
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25 Responses to A Blog You Must Visit

  1. Les says:

    I will check out the the link, but I must say these animal shots are absolutely wonderful. My favorite is the elephant, but then I have soft spot for them.

  2. helensadornmentsblog says:

    I love Galen’s photos and I also loved your shot of the peacock. I always love looking at well shot photography. Thanks for sharing.

  3. One says:

    Donna, I have gone through your photos several times. Just love them all. You are so, so good. Now I must go to the zoo. Maybe I should get the zoom lens first.

    Thank you for generously sharing the site. I meant to get around to it. Shall do it soon.

  4. Great shots, as always, Donna! You are an amazing talent! I will check out Galen’s blog, too.

  5. Garden Sense says:

    What fun pictures! Thanks for the tip.

  6. John says:

    Awesome pictures indeed, the peacock pictures are incredible, so blue. I think I’ll check out the blog when I have some time to check it out. Thanks for relaying the link.

  7. andrea says:

    Thanks for giving us Galen’s site information, i will definitely go there. But your photos here are outstanding too. I am glad they look like they are not caged and the expressions seem they are fine. It is nice to see your ‘other’ photos aside from what we normally see here.

  8. b-a-g says:

    The first peacock shot is my favourite.

  9. Like Les I will head off and check out the blog, but your own photographs are amazing Donna, even for your very high standards. Beautifully framed too.

  10. Wow, what amazing photos, I swear I could count every feather on the peacock and the colours just zing. I shall check out his blog as well, I need all the help I can get, lol.

  11. Donna says:

    Always love to check out new blogs that are beautiful, informative and just all around a great view of wildlife. Your pics are gorgeous. I love the peacock colors and the lions who were not going to pose for the paparazzi. And I always need to learn more about photography…

  12. Mac_fromAustralia says:

    Love your photos. I will definitely go check out the blog.

  13. Karen says:

    Donna, another exceptional post. The only animals I have to capture around here are my dogs and the only ‘fancy’ birds are our chickens and they don’t hold still very well. I will go and visit Galen’s website, too. Along with your site and his, maybe I’ll learn to be a better photographer yet.

    Love that peacock…..oh, the colors.

  14. Alexandra says:

    While I enjoyed all the photos a lot, the one with birds’ legs amazed me the most. I simply can’t imagine how it was possible to take this picture. It’s really close-up so it’s either a macro or a tele lens. It would be hard to focus a tele on a bird so perfectly and it would be almost impossible to take a macro without scaring the bird. So I have no idea how it happened but the result is awesome!

  15. Indie says:

    Thanks for the blog link! He has some great information on his page.
    You take some beautiful photos as well – I have admired the photos on your blog! I love the closeups of the different animals. The elephant seems to have so much character, and the peacock is beautiful.

  16. HolleyGarden says:

    Love your exotic animal photos! They are fabulous! I especially love the peacock. I will check out the link, too.

  17. Carolyn♥ says:

    You may not have actually been on an African Safari or quick trip to the Arctic, but we can all imagine that we have as we view your amazing pics! Great post and I’m off to view your link…

  18. Dewi says:

    How lovely! You know how to capture this images beautifully. Thanks for the link, definitely worth visiting.

  19. Victor Ho says:

    I know Galen’s blog. It is quite good and I’m following his posts. Yours too, has some great shots. Thanks for directing me to your main site.

  20. I began reading your post and looking at these wonderful photographs that seemed like they were from a safari in Africa, and from various places around the world, and I was wondering who the photographer was that you were talking about that had taken such marvelous photos (because they are marvelous). Great detail and some wonderful expressions on the animals. I had assumed the photos were from the photographer you were discussing, as they looked as though they had been from a pro photographer that could dispense advice…

    When I was surprised to learn that they were your photographs (I wasn’t surprised that they were yours per se, only that they weren’t from the photographer you were discussing) and that I was the blog being referenced.

    I am honored and touched and I would like to thank you from a spot deep down where you placed a warm glow of content. Thank you, and keep taking such delightful photographs

  21. I’d like to echo the comments of others here – like Galen, I had thought the pictures you were publishing were by your recommended photographer. They are just splendid – the lemurs’ fur looks so soft and thick I just want to reach out and touch it.

  22. Barbie says:

    Wow – how colourful and beautiful – especially the birds! My favourite! Thanks for sharing.

  23. lula says:

    I have been busy past weeks with some projects, and I missed some of you latest posts, but these images here are amazing! I would not know how to portray some animals as good as you do it, Congrats!!!

  24. Brian Comeau says:

    You have some amazing photographs. I really like the Spoonbill and Egret.

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