Photography

Wanna-be Wildlife Photographer:

I enjoy taking photos using my Nikon D5100. All the photos on the headers of this site are my work. Check out my photography instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cellahkate/?r=nametag

Photography Updates:

May 13, 2022

Un-dusted my camera!

Date: May 12, 2022Location: Saipan, CNMICaption: The last time I used my camera was in late 2018 or early 2019. It has been years, but I decided to bring a telephoto lens and a macro lens to fieldwork. I am so glad I did. I forgot how much I loved taking photos. It has been so long, but I'm excited to get back at it again. I honestly have forgotten how f-stops and iso's and all of it work, but maybe with practice I can figure it out again. My favorite bird is definitely the sihek or Mariana Kingfisher. It's beautiful royal blue feathers is just simply captivating + they're really easy to take photos of! It's insane to experience Saipan and observe all the beautiful birds that Guam once had. The beautiful bird songs in the forest makes the silent forests on Guam feel even more tragic.
Settings: Nikkor 55-300mm; ISO180; f/11; 1/1000s

Feb. 28, 2019

I won 2nd place at the 25th Annual Front Range Student Ecology Symposium Photo Contest!


Date: May 6, 2018Location: Cocos Island, GuamCaption: This may be a picture of the IUCN Critically Endangered Slevins Skink or Mariana Skink (Emoia slevini) on a leaf stalk of a coconut tree, which was taken on a small island off the coast of southern Guam. This skink is endemic to Guam, but has disappeared off the main island since the introduction of the brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis). This is not a confirmed photo of the skink as it is not clear whether this skink has the characteristic the checker board pattern on its back.
Settings: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED; ISO 320; f/5.6; 1/1000s

Here's Some Favorites

Location: Black Canyon of the Gunnison; Settings: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm; f/3.5-5.6G; ISO2500; f/4.5; 30.0sOne of my favorite camping places. The stars are unreal and my amateur astrophotography skills does not do them justice.
Location: Mauna Kea Observatory; Settings: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G; ISO320; f/22/ 1/80s.The sunset here was breathtaking, only partially ruined by the countless telescopes.
Location: Guam; Settings: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED; ISO 250; f/4.5; 1/2500
Location: Cocos Island, Guam
Location: Denver Zoo
Location: Cocos Island, Guam
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Location: Guam
Location: Guam
Location: Cocos Island, Guam
Location: Guam
Location: Iloilo, Philippines
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Location: Denver Zoo
Location: Guam
Location: Guam; Settings: AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G; ISO 200; ƒ/2.2; 1/4000
Location: Guam; Settings: AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G; ISO 200; ƒ/1.8; 1/2000
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Location: Denver Zoo
Location: Guam
Location: Guam