Thursday, January 6, 2011

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http://www.outdoorlife.com

okay so it blocks the link but if you copy and paste it or go to the main page you can find the gallery.

GALLERY ON OUTDOOR LIFE

http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2011/01/best-shooters-troy-batzler


check out the gallery Outdoor Life just posted on their website. Very cool. Please leave a comment on their site so we know you were there.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Video

Here is the video that matches that piece...all shot with DSLR at the same time as the photos....the future!!

video

WINTER and FISHING?

Winter and Fishing?

The fishing may not be off the charts every time you go out in the winter, but the potential photographs are another story. Color, lush grass, and bugs....not this time of year. But prime light, snow, and frozen fingers can be expected.

This first shot was taken right at sunrise....when we left the trail-head and started hiking upriver it was snowing lightly and socked in. Then the light popped...only for a minute...so I scrambled up the bank and was able to yell at Jeff...a good friend and excellent angler to cast away.


This second shot was taken the SAME day....just a few hours later and a mile downstream. I used the lensbaby to capture a new feeling...cold and snowy.


Staying warm is the key......finding the fly-pattern of course is more crucial because if you are catching fish warmth becomes secondary. Jeff was so dedicated that he would go back to our camp and tie flies after a full blistery day of fishing.....can't wait to get back out there!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Underwater fishing before the SWIM



Here are a few images from the photo shoot just before my camera involuntarily decided to go for a swim.

It gives you an idea the quality of fish and the beautiful scenery I had to work with. Zack, the angler gets a little to serious....only when trying to hold a fish....this is the last shot I took before the camera went down.

Having the underwater housing lets you get down and dirty and try new angles that you might otherwise pass on....this being my favorite from the trip.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wonder Day

Every photo or film shoot has its wonder day. Every time I'm out on a trip I always have one day that sticks with me. One dayin which everything just comes together perfectly.

Right now I'm camped in a wall tent in the middle of CO close to 12000 feet. A blizzard just hit this morning and visibility was minimal. But the filming was incredible. A wonder day that my frozen toes and fingers will always remember!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

MORNING STROLL




This is what happens every once in a while when you get up early and go for a stroll down the road. Luck was on my side but patience and experience paid off at the same time. This beautiful great-grey owl sat on a fence-post right next to the road. I walked past him admiring his beauty, turned back and headed towards home to get the camera.

The owl was some distance away when I set up. He/she was hunting field mice, flying fence post to fence post. Keep in mind I have my 80-200 with an extender and the markII5D(which just recently went for a swim). No, not the 500mm or any other fancy lens just the basic good equipment. I set up across the road in the ditch and waited for him to move. Within 5 minutes he had flown to my side of the road and was moving up the fenceposts right at me.


This guy ended up 2 fenceposts away from me searching for breakfast. The pictures can tell the rest of the story.