Photo of the Week 1 October 2013
Congratulations to Dan Tharp from New Braunfels, Texas for his Photo of the Week winning shot “King of Fishers.” We had the chance to speak with Dan about where and how he captured this majestic bird guarding post on this tangled line of fishing lures. To see more of Dan’s work stop by his business portfolio here: www.tharpphoto.com
What type of camera, gear, and equipment did you use to capture the shot?
Where was the image taken?
I shot “King of Fishers” at Landa Park in New Braunfels, Texas while I was doing video of Yellow Crowned Night Herons. I quickly changed from video to still mode on my Canon 5D Mark III. However, I really did not need to hurry. The King fisher perched in this spot for a full ten minutes before moving on.
What type of bird is this in the photograph?
The bird is a Belted Kingfisher.
Who are some photographers that inspire you?
I love the nature Photography of Robert Glenn Ketchum. Loretta Lux is a also a favorite artist with a camera.
What type of photography do you enjoy most for personal and professional projects?
Professionally I enjoy studio product photography but personally I enjoy going afield with a long lens and waiting for something exciting to happen. That’s about as good as it gets.
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