Posts by Tin Man Lee

Best Camera and Lenses for Birds-In-Flight

Short eared owl head turn, Canon 1DX Mark II, 600mm f/4, f/4, 1/2000s, ISO 1600 Best Camera and Lenses for Birds-in-flight by Tin Man Lee I love photographing BIF (birds-in-flight). As some of you may know, I am more obsessed in creating wildlife images that evoke emotion, but I still love BIF because… Nothing gets…

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4 Ways To Take Unique Wildlife Photos (Hyenas)

4 Ways To Take Unique Wildlife Photos (of Hyenas) by Tin Man Lee Tweet I remember the first night sleeping in an Africa bush camp in Kenya, I had difficulty falling asleep. Not just because of the excitement of a childhood dream coming true, but because of the sound. Some told me before the trip,…

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12 Favorite Fox Photos

12 Favorite Fox Photos by Tin Man Lee Tweet Have you seen a wild fox before? Wild means they are not in the zoo, or in any kind of captivity such as game farms. I had never seen a wild fox my whole life, until 8 years ago. As a kid I’ve always wanted to…

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4 Ingredients of A Great Wildlife Photo

4 Ingredients Of A Great Wildlife Photo by Tin Man Lee Tweet I survived yet another presentation last night at the Sierra Club. (Thanks Alan Jacknow for the invitation!) That’s two talks in a span of 5 days, with the last one at South County Photo Club. (Thanks Bob Greenberg for the invitation!) While I…

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The Best Camera And Gear For Kenya Part 3

Tweet The 3 Best Lenses for Kenya Wildlife Photography Part 3 Phew… After sleeping for 12 hours, I survived. Not sure if it was a cold, fever, heat stroke, or if I ate something wrong, I was feeling nauseous, without strength, kept sneezing (if you had back pain before you knew how scary each sneeze…

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One Painful Mistake

Tweet One Painful Mistake First of all, if you have 5 minutes to spare, please check out one of the most memorable and moving encounters I had in Kenya. A story of a mother and her baby during the big migration in Kenya. Please leave your comment at the above youtube link to let me…

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The Best Camera And Gear For Kenya Part 2

Tweet   The Best Camera And Gear For Kenya Part 2 Can money buy time? The answer is yes. Don’t close the page yet. I meant the answer is yes if you have a 400mm f/2.8. So our group was split into two land cruisers and we were photographing a black-backed jackal den in one…

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The Best Camera And Gear For Kenya

Tweet The Best Three Lenses For Wildlife Photography In Kenya Both of my legs had lost the strength completely as if they were numbed. Sitting in the open-top land cruiser, I was biting the nails of my right hand. “Is there anything we can do?” I asked Federico. I knew it was a meaningless question,…

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One true authentic swing…

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Hello my dear friend,   Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend! 5 things in this newsletter with lots of info.   1. An Unexpected Message Which Took 6 Years To Happen 2. Quotes I Like And Some Must-watch Movies 3. Wolves… 4. Three Recent Pics 5. A Quick Reminder  …

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One Question You Must Ask Yourself

Tweet Facebook and Instagram are full of nice wildlife photos. It’s harsh, but no one will care if you take similar pics as everybody else. Instead of whining about it, I see this as a great opportunity to improve your photography. And the only way to improve, is to be more creative, and take photos…

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Story of a great horned owlet

Hi there,   Just 4 things. (1) How I’m doing (2) What I’m pondering (3) Camera news (4) A wildlife story and my thought process   1. Summer break   My Facebook feeds have been filled with lovely pics of bear, mountain goat and loons families in the last few days, which warmed my heart, and reminded…

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Best Photos of 2016

“So it’s pretty safe to view the lava, right?” I emailed my good friend Carl right before the trip, imagining a relaxing time sipping Mai Tais next to the ocean in my Hawaiian shirt. “You will need a mask. When the poisonous gas blows your way, put on your mask and close your eyes. There will…

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Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands

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Canon 1DX Mark II and Burrowing Owl, Part 1

I would have never believed I would say this. If you are on the fence of deciding whether to upgrade to the new Canon 1DX Mark II or not, my advice to you, after two weeks of intense use, can be summarized into three words. Buy. It. Now.​ Hate to sound like a Canon spokesperson, which I’m not. But the…

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6 Must-Read Books for Wildlife Photography

Why do we read books? “I read a lot, but from time to time, there are books that changed my life. Well, it’s not that the book itself changed my life; it’s that I was already ready to change, and needed to not feel alone.” – Paulo Coelho I always believe that we somehow already knew what…

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10 Things You Can Learn From Stephen Curry On Wildlife Photography

Every once in a while, a player would come to a sport and change the game forever. Talent is one thing. But may be. Just may be. If they have some special mindset and training techniques, then mere mortals like me without any talent can borrow some onto my wildlife photography. When Mohammad Ali was asked how many sit-ups he could do, he…

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5 Critical Elements of Wildlife Photography You Should Never Miss, Part 3

“Why nature photography?”Many would answer, “to capture the beauty of nature.”3. BeautyFive years ago (when I was not as obsessed in wildlife photography as now), I took a one-day portrait photography class by a rather successful Hollywood photographer in downtown Los Angeles. He said he once had an assignment to photograph Janet Jackson. Starting from…

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5 Critical Elements of Wildlife Photography You Should Never Miss, Part 1

“The world doesn’t need another pretty picture. People only want to see what moves them.” – David DuChemin “Within the Frame”When I first started wildlife photography, I would check out the online galleries at nature photography sites such as naturescapes.net, bird photographers.net, naturephotographers.net, Fred Miranda forum, and Flickr. “Dang. Those pics are so perfect,” I said…

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