Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June Update

I spent the last few weeks photographing in different locations. Started off out on the Pawnee Grasslands and found a Swift Fox den. Although the location was very cluttered I did manage a number of good shots. From there I traveled to SW Wyoming for raptors and wild horses. I found 7 different nests of raptors and again managed a number of good shots. Last weekend I displayed my work at the Grand Lake Art Festival which is next door to Rocky Mountain National Park. So each morning I went to the park. Although the weather was cool and even snowing, I found some cooperative moose and elk to help me tolerate the weather. Next trip will be back to wyoming for more raptors.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Washington Coast 1st Day

1st day on the beach and we found two adult peregrines that were very cooperative. This female had just finished a bath about 1/2 hour before.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Washington Coast

Starting tomorrow, I will be spending a week along the Washington Coast photographing Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles. I did this last year at this time with my photography buddy Nick Dunlop as the guests of Dan Varland Should be a blast.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another Award

While attending the WPOY awards in London this week. I found out yesterday that my "other" image of a Bald Eagle chasing a Starling
won the National Wildlife Magazine Grand Prize for 2009. This has been a very good week. Especially compared to last week where my father, Leonard W. Palmer passed away on Friday morning. I hope he is watching from above!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Just spent the last two days in London at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. What a pleasure it has been speaking with so many of my peers at this event and the photos were outstanding in all categories. It is a great pleasure being able to share in this event. My photo (Bald Eagle and Blackbird) won the Bird Behaviour category which is a great honor and I am now even more psyched to continue with my passion.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Today is the day I find out if I won the Grand Prize for my image of the Bald Eagle and the Blackbird. It already won the bird behavior category but has a chance for the Grand Prize. Wish me luck!

Friday, August 7, 2009

August 6th, 2009

Spent the morning up on Mt. Evans. I got up at 4:00 am., a bit too early and arrived about 1/2 hour before sunrise which was good but it was cloudy anyway so I could have slept in for an hour or so. Really windy up on the top and not much to shoot. On the way back down, I saw some pika on some rocks near the road so I decided to photograph them for a while. It turned out to be about 2 hours. I wanted some running shots but it was pretty dark most of the time. Nothing really sharp but a few acceptable running images turned out OK. (See new images on my site). I did see a weasel while I was there but he never came out of the rocks. I still managed to save about 10 images of pika and one marmot for the time spent. The shot of the jumping pika was shot at ISO 1000, 1/640 sec, f5.6 with a 500 mm lens and a 1.4x extender.