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Canadian Nature Photographer July 1, 2011 Newsletter
Happy Canada Day!

Dear Friends and Fellow Nature Photographers: June was over in a Flash and I am still working too many hours in front of my computer instead of getting out and shooting. On the past few weekends, however I have been photographing motorcycle racing in preparation for two new courses I am teaching; one on Sports Photography and the other on Wildlife and Scenic photography at a local college (SAIT - both courses are full to capacity). F rankly following a high speed motorcycle is a lot easier then trying to focus and follow a bird in flight. If you have an interest in Sports photography I am posting pictures, video and will be posting notes and slide shows here: http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/sports_photography.html

Three new photography articles have been posted on the web site in June. One of them is on Photographing the Lake O'hara area in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Lake O'hara is one of the most beautiful spots in the Canadian Rockies. David Lilly submitted his 4th article, and his latest article is on Photographing Yellow Warblers. There is also a new featured photographer from Strathmore, Alberta named Joe Desjardins who has an interesting article on Moose photographed along the Dorrien/Spray lakes Trail which is about an hour and half drive from Calgary. His observations suggest that the female moose sometimes fight over the males - see his article and pictures.

What's Hot and New Click on the photos or links to read the latest photography articles

Lake O'hara, Yukness Ledge, Yoho National Park, BC by Robert Berdan ©  

Photographing Lake O'hara in Yoho National Park, BC by Dr. Robert Berdan. As Canadians celebrate Canada Day I am reminded about just how beautiful some places in our country are. Lake O'hara in Yoho National Park is one Canada's gems and is a photographers' paradise. See article and photos from this beautiful area in the Canadian Rockies.

Yellow Warbler by David Lilly ©  

Photographing Yellow Warblers by David Lilly. Yellow Warblers are one of my favourite birds to photograph. They will sit on a branch and call for a mate for hours, and thus provide lots of photographic opportunities. It’s their colour: the bright yellow that attracts me to these little birds.
See Article and more photographs of Warblers by David Lilly.

Moose by Joe Desjardins ©  

Moose of Smith Dorrien/Spray Trail by Joe Desjardins. The moose rut is truly a magnificent time to be outdoors. With summer changing into fall, nature becomes magical. Days are shorter, temperatures are brisk and the ungulates begin to breed. See article, and more photos of Moose by Joe Desjardins.

In June I had an article Published in BRAGG ABOUT the CREEK magazine on How to Shoot Video with your DSLR camera called "In the Blink of an Eye". The magazine is free in Calgary and Bragg Creek and you can download a PDF of the article from their web site: http://www.braggmag.com/photographyarticles.html if you might be interested in some tips on how to use your camera for shooting video. Also the magazine offers an Amateur Photo Contest with $700 currently in the pool and winning pictures will also be published in the magazine. For more information about the photocontest and entry details go here: http://www.braggmag.com/contribute.html

Upcoming Photography Workshop September 5-10 Arctic Adventure - photograph Caribou, the Aurora and Tundra.

Congratulations to Yvonne Metcalfe from Ontario our June Photo Contest Winner

Jumping Spider by Yvonee Metcalfe ©

Canadian Nature Photographer June Photo contest winner is Yvonne Mecalfe's Jumping spider.


Enjoy the summer and hope you get lots of great shots -- until the next issue. If you get a great picture remember to enter our monthly contest, winners get access to our online Photoshop course.

Robert Berdan
Calgary, AB
403 247-2457

Please Visit me at: www.canadiannaturephotographer.com