Wildlife Photographic Magazine Grey Wolf Cover Shot May / June 2021

The just published May / June 2021 issue of Wildlife Photographic magazine includes one of my photographs of a Grey Wolf on the cover as well as an article I wrote on my experiences photographing wild Wolves in Finland in Autumn. This is the fifth time I have been published in Wildlife Photographic and the fourth time I have been fortunate to score the cover shot! (the last three cover shot editions were on Pallas Cat Photography,  Arctic Fox Photography and Polar Bear Photography). I have also been published in Wildlife Photographic on my Emperor Penguin photography.

The magazine can be found in the Apple App Store http://bit.ly/1aKP3qR and in the Google Play Store at http://bit.ly/1JOhMcW

Clicking the link will: Determine the type of device you’re on (iOS or Android) and send you to the appropriate store to download the WP App. If you’re not on a mobile device, it will send you to a page where you can send an SMS message with the link to your mobile device. It will then activate a 3-month subscription when you open the App.

Fine Art Limited Edition Print Phantom of the Opera

By request, I have added the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Snowy Owl photograph for sale on my website at Melrakki Publishing. The first several in the edition of 25 are already SOLD. Like my large gallery prints these smaller A2 prints are also Limited Edition with each print hand signed and numbered. These prints are a more intimate offering designed to showcase the highest possible craftsmanship of each photograph in a smaller footprint – more suited to the average sized home. They are perfectly suited to framing and sized for the average wall space in either the home or office. Can be ordered online HERE.

Photo of the Month May 2021 Phantom of the Opera

The photograph of the month for May 2021 is my winning image from the Natural World category in the 2021 AIPP Silver Lining Awards. Photographed in Canada in Winter in early 2020, I spent a lot of time experimenting with different shutter speeds to capture blur in the wings, but maintain sharp eyes and focus on the face. The ideal shutter speed ended up being 1/800th of a second at f5.6 in combination with panning with the subject. The key was try and keep focus on the eyes and not on the wings (which are the highest point of contrast). This photograph is pretty much straight out of camera with only a white and black point tweak and a slight white balance adjustment.