|Message from charlescrandall
My most recent work has involved the video documentation of Bighorn sheep and a Bighorn sheep pneumonia acquired from domestic sheep. The following link takes you to a copy of my research.
The following is a POTENTIAL CURE for MycoplasmaOvipneumoniae in Bighorn Sheep
As of June 2018 all my pictures were taken in Washington state. I'm most comfortable photographing in places I think I know well. Staying close to home and camping for many days at once, conserves resources.
This website's objectives are education, conservation, and documentation. I tend to crop my pictures wide. It is the subject's interaction with their environment which tells the best story... I think.
Modern high-speed high-resolution equipment, preserves a visual experience missed even by eyewitnesses using binoculars. Assuming of course the photographer is having a good day and looking where they should. My best stories are from the pictures I've missed. Most of my pictures use extreme super telephoto lenses like a 1000mm with tele-extenders. Usually my pictures are shot from a blind of some sort.
My galleries display large numbers of images; this I think aids in story telling. Using the website 'SLIDESHOW' option, allows the fastest access to images. Lately, I've begun switching my emphasis from photos to movies. Thanks to Yakima and Washington Audubon, this site has far better content.
Every effort is made to NOT stress my subjects nor lessen the odds of their breeding success. This is especially true for endangered species such as the 3-toed woodpecker and especially true during critical breeding periods. Doing otherwise can RESET the nesting process, causing the parents to lose most or all of their reproductive investment. Already sabotage infects this country. With sensitive species, its best to interact from the greatest useful distance and for the shortest reasonable time. Longer distances almost always provide a better-more eye level perspective, and are far more likely to reveal more natural less stressful behavior. In my opinion, a unique interesting image that enlarges to 5x7" is far better than any plain image that sharply enlarges to 16x20". One must recognize when its the time and place NOT to shoot.