Author Archives: Dave Carlson

About Dave Carlson

I am passionate about developing my skills as a nature photographer, traveling the world in search of adventure, and sharing my experiences and photography with you!

Baby Spider Monkey

I enjoyed photographing all of the monkeys in Costa Rica, but especially this baby Spider Monkey with its mother! Or, it this the baby’s older sister? Read on to discover why this might be big sister shown in the photo … Continue reading

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Leafcutter Ants

Prior to my recent Costa Rican trip, I would not have expected that ants can be so fascinating! Specifically, Leafcutter Ants. These ants are commonplace throughout central and south America, and in some parts of southern U.S. from what I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Costa Rican Songbirds

Costa Rica is home to nearly 900 bird species, which is approximately the same as the entire United States even though this small country is only the size of West Virginia. Some of these birds are part-time migrants from northern … Continue reading

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Carate Beach Lagoon

I’ve stayed at the Lookout Inn in Costa Rica for the past 5 nights and have been up at 5am each day to enjoy the relatively cool (65-70 degrees) morning and spectacular sunrises. There is a lagoon about 20 minutes walk down … Continue reading

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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

I’m on my way to the rainforest of Costa Rica! I will fly into San Jose, then take a small commuter flight to Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula. From there, we take a 4-wheel drive taxi to our destination. A … Continue reading

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Photographic Resolutions

A new year is time for reflection. I rarely make lists of “resolutions”, but do think about broad goals or lifestyle changes that I would like to pursue in the coming year. Photography has become an important part of my … Continue reading

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Boulder Farmer’s Market

The farmer’s market is a very popular activity on Saturday mornings in Boulder, Colorado.

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Boulder Flatirons

I arrived in Boulder, Colorado last night to attend a RMSP workshop next week, “The Spirit of Boulder”, taught by Mark S. Johnson. Went out this morning to capture one of the classic photos of Boulder, the Flatirons. I had … Continue reading

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Monochrome Water

This posting continues my exploration of monochrome images. All photos were taken with my Nikon D300 digital SLR in RAW format, then converted to monochrome using Photoshop Lightroom. I like the mystical feeling of this image. No photoshop tricks were … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness

The gray days of winter can drive you mad, so why not embrace it? A perfect motivation for monochrome photography! I chose two images that I made in Glacier National Park last summer and converted them to black & white. … Continue reading

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