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With snowflakes he finds limits no matter what camera lens he uses, because “a snowflake can be thinner than a sheet of paper.”

He admits that snowflakes are “the hardest thing I have ever done. You must have a special lens, a macro lens, and if you use a light, it must not be too hot or it will melt the snowflake. Here in Kearney it is overcast when it snows so I need a tremendous amount of light. Because it’s so cold, I often shiver and tremble, but the depth of field is so shallow.

He uses other techniques such as “focus stacking”, where he uses software to combine photos into a single photo. “As small as it is, if I focus on the front of the snowflake, its back won’t be in focus due to the limitations of the lens. It is very rare to get a good snowflake all at once. “

But he likes the challenge of trying: “Technically I’m pretty good, but artistically, I often miss something. Good photos are not only crisp and clear, but have elements around the periphery to complete the composition.

Shield won a blue ribbon this year for “Sweet Job,” his photograph of a bee pollinating a brilliant nectar-rich flower. He never names his photos unless required for the competition.

Mary Jane Skala, Kearney Hub

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During crane season, he goes out three or four hours at a stretch, four or five times a week. He drove six or seven hours to Wyoming to photograph sage grouse, then spent an entire day in the field trying to define and photograph them.