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Out of Focus — Glorious Locations for Wildlife Photography (preview)

There’s nothing I love more than photographing wildlife at inspiring locations that stimulate my senses with the glory of nature. Places where I can breathe deeply the aroma of a spring forest carpeted with purple and orange wildflowers. Where colourful songbirds flit above my head and serenade me with bubbly melodies. Where I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face as it beams through a thin, cool veil of morning mist. Where ridiculously cute fawns scamper by, pause to look me in the eyes, and then continue on to discover quaint meadows. Those types of locations are pure photographic glory, and I give it my very best to package a bit of that magic into my photos so when others look at them, they get a warm and fuzzy feeling too!

©Ethan Meleg Wilson's warbler photographed at a splendid wilderness location. Or not? Gear/Settings: Canon 1D Mark IV, 700mm focal length, ƒ5.6@1/125 sec., ISO 640

©Ethan Meleg
Wilson’s warbler photographed at a splendid wilderness location. Or not?
Gear/Settings: Canon 1D Mark IV, 700mm focal length, ƒ5.6@1/125 sec., ISO 640

Take a look at the Wilson’s warbler photo here and let the vibrant yellow hues seduce your imagination into a deep photographic trance. Imagine that it’s a beautiful spring day and you’re meandering along a trail lined with trilliums and trout lilies, while migrating warblers dart about the canopy and thrushes harmonize with each other. Or perhaps you’re far north in the boreal forest; the aroma of balsam fir and spruce bog hangs in the air, the scent of pure wilderness, as a symphony of white-throated sparrows belt out their chorus of, “Oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada.”

To read more of Ethan Meleg’s column “Out of Focus”, please pick up the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of OPC today, or subscribe and never miss an issue!

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