Photo tips, tricks and my latest captures

About Me!

Harsha Jayawardena resides in Mason City, Iowa. Ever since
his early childhood, Harsha has been interested in wildlife and nature. As a
teenager, he began bird watching in his home country, Sri Lanka. Harsha got his
first digital camera in 2005. Ever since then, his passion for photography has
grown greatly. His main interest is bird photography, but he also enjoys
photographing the beauty of nature and landscape.


Over the past few years, Harsha has won several
photography contests and has had his photographs featured in various venues.
Harsha is also the copresident of the local Camera Club.



11 responses

  1. Nathaniel Emery

    Hi Harsha:

    I really enjoyed your prairie chicken and sharp-tailed grouse photos. I am finishing my thesis for a fall graduation studying female prairie chickens at Glacial Ridge from 2007-2009. I really miss those big tracts of grass and the world that tracking those birds by telemetry took me through. Depending on where those blinds were, I was probably the person that found them and passed on the information to The Nature Conservancy and Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s good to see that they are still productive and that people are taking advantage of the opportunity. I have since moved to Alaska and one of my friends will be working with the National Park Service out of King Salmon, Alaska. I think that is somewhere near the McNeil Sanctuary and perhaps he might have some insight about your gear list and access.

    Great pictures, I appreciate your appreciation of the subjects.


    April 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    • Hi Nathaniel,
      I always wondered how they locate the birds and place the blinds. Now I know. Last September I was at Katmai and had a wonderful time. As you already know I will be going to McNeil in August. If you are in the area let me know.
      Again thanks for visiting.

      April 15, 2011 at 3:09 am

  2. Sanjay

    Hi Harsha,
    Some great work by you. Enjoyed looking through them.
    Came across some of your wildlife pictures in a different place. Outstanding!
    Would like to chat one day.
    Keep up the good work.

    December 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  3. Renant Cheng

    Hey Harsha,

    This is Renant from the Zion workshop. Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Are there any eagles up where you are at yet? Hope to make it up there soon. Regards


    December 28, 2011 at 1:09 am

  4. Cool photos.. I just got notice that I won the McNeil River Lottery deal. I sure hope I can see a wolverine how awesome that must have been. So what would your lens of choice be as a Nikon shooter there?

    March 22, 2012 at 1:02 am

  5. Congrats on winning the lottery. I think 200-400 or 500 would be the ideal lens. There is a quite a bit of walking in muddy trails and be prepared to cross the lagoon carrying all that gear.

    March 22, 2012 at 2:29 am

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    January 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  7. Paul Searls

    A fine article of excellent tips for LD14 photography. Your fantastic Bald Eagle photography sets a very high standard for the rest of us to attain. Thanks!

    January 15, 2013 at 1:23 am

    • Thank you very much for the kind words.

      January 15, 2013 at 3:58 am

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