It’s been a good winter for nature photographer Ronny D’Haene.
Readers may remember an image he shared last month of a coyote and bald eagles scrapping over food on the St. Clair River ice.
Or a shot he took of a confused row of pigeons, and another of water rolling like quicksilver from a loon’s back.
Today, we present more of D’Haene’s work. He encountered each of the critters seen here after Jan. 1 in the immediate Sarnia area.
“For me, it’s all about chasing the shot,” said the 61-year-old Sarnia father of five. “I like chasing that next shot, the one I haven’t taken yet.”
Asked for advice on taking better nature shots, he offered two tips:
One, be aware of what’s behind your subject. Then, if possible, move around yourself or wait until it moves to get the background right.
And two, know your camera and its settings inside out.
“Whatever camera you use, read the manual and practice on easy things. That way, when you’re out in the field and see something you really want you can actually capture it.”