September 19, 2012
I observed three red fox kits for about an hour one early morning. While mother and the kits were aware of our presence, the kits continued to romp around, paying little attention to us. I captured this intimate moment of mom and one of the kits before it dashed away to chase its other siblings once again. I caught this image with the equivalent of a 630mm lens fitted to a tripod-mounted camera (300mm lens with a 1.4 teleconverter on a cropped sensor). You don't always need the fastest and most expensive lenses. I find this combination very flexible albeit a little slower than the fastest lenses.
January 8, 2012
I travel extensively across this great Canadian country. As I drive about, I am constantly searching for photo possibilities. Often it’s merely a question of recognizing a photo opportunity, parking the vehicle and getting out to explore. For years, I swung my large (and much too heavy) photo pack over my shoulder and started walking, anywhere from a few dozen meters to a kilometer or more. While I usually have a camera mounted on a tripod with a particular lens for the task at hand, once in the field, I may decide that another lens may be a better choice or simply provide me with some alternative options without having to return to the vehicle.