Photographing Wildlife in Maine

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The ponds of Maine’s northern ponds are refuges for the exquisite loon. But it isn’t easy photographing these fast-moving birds. In this video, outdoor photographer Doug Gardner breaks his own rules as he photographs a pair of loons and their chicks with a 500mm lens without the aid of a tripod. He tracks the loons in a canoe and goes handheld by resting the big telephoto lens on his knee. Since the loons are constantly on the move, he shoots at a very high shutter speed and captures amazing close-ups of these colorful birds. Paddle along with pro shooter Doug Gardner for techniques on photographing wildlife in the Maine wilds.