Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

www.JayMorr.com Site Launch!

I spent the better part of this week putting together a new photography website geared towards my Fly Fishing and Wildlife photography.  Please drop in and visit when you get a chance and let me know what you think.  WWW.JAYMORR.COM

I also updated www.jaymorrphotography.com which will feature all of my Wedding & Portrait photography.  I am excited for the launch. 

I am now ready to go chase some fins.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pulling Out The BASS Shots

As I pulled out some of the BASS shots, it got me all HOT for good things to come with warmer weather.

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ESPRESSO Shots – SERVED!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Classic Fly Patterns Tied by Rocky Maley

I had the great pleasure of photographing a few “classics” tied by fly tier Rocky Maley.  I will be using his ties in some upcoming projects.  Rocky is very talented behind the fly tying vise.  If you have not seen his work, drop in on his Facebook profile HERE.

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I am also very excited to be working with GRIFFIN Enterprises and photographing their latest fly tying vise for 2010.  The Montana MONGOOSE reigns supreme in design and build.  If you have not yet tied on a Mongoose I suggest you give it a try!  After one tie, you will not go back to your old vise.  For more information on Griffin Enterprise fly tying products and the Montana Mongoose, visit http://www.griffinenterprisesinc.com/vises.html

Product shots coming soon.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Utah HB-80 Capital Hill Rally

It was great to see people out supporting the Utah Water Bill HB-80!  Here are some of the highlights from the rally.

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To see the rest of the images you can visit my FLICKR account here:

Utah HB-80 Photos

For more information about how you can Help Support Utah Water Recreational Access visit:

WWW.UTAHWATERGUARDIANS.ORG

PLEASE DONATE! WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Back To The Green River

Favorite shot of the trip…  Trav

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Beautiful Trout

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Dry Fly Fishing

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The Weather

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Three Seconds

I started getting more serious about birding 2 years ago.  Since then I have spent countless hours with Colvin scouting various birds in hopes of getting them on the glass.  Last year we both came away with some nice shots but the Male Harrier eluded us.  There is so much that goes into hunting these raptors on the camera.  Hiking through the phragmite, mud, snow, and cold weather are just some of the challenges (not to mention equipment and being ready for the opportunity when it comes). The odds of getting a male harrier on the camera are difficult with fewer numbers than the females.

This past week we spent three full days specifically targeting harriers.  We got a few shots but the lighting was not in our favor.  It was either snowing or cloudy and the one good hour of light, not a single bird. I have to be honest and say it is disappointing, but none the less both Brett and I have come away with other images to add to the “folio” and shot stuff that was off the radar and not planned.  It is during this time that I learn the most.

Today we went after it again.  The afternoon lighting was perfect. We setup in two different spots and had it dialed in after a couple of hours.  Just before the sun began to set the opportunity that I had eagerly been waiting for arrived.  Out of the corner of my eye I could see a beautiful Male Harrier hunting the outer rim of the phragmite.  As quickly as I saw the movement my reflexes kicked in and I panned.  Tracking, Tracking, SNAP, SNAP, SNAP! 

What a rush!   Days/hours waiting, whispering, pondering, ….it all boiled down to three seconds.  It felt so damn good.  I know I had the shot.  It is an awesome feeling.  Leaning over to Brett and showing him the prize on the view finder, we laughed with excitement!  My nemesis,  the elusive Male Harrier no more. 

What has seemed like an impossible feat for me has become a reality today and I am excited to have the image.  It means a lot and I am grateful that I get to share it with you all!  I hope you enjoy the photograph as much as I do!  So much work, persistence, and patience have gone into this one! 

Here’s to the chase and hopefully more “3 Second” opportunities!

~JayMorr~

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Nikon D700, Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF II AF-S VR-II with a Nikon TC-17E II

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For a look at Brett Colvin’s incredible Female Harrier shots from today, visit his blog post:

http://www.flytowater.com/2010/02/improv.html

 

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