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MISSION STATEMENT

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If I can cause the viewer to appreciate the beauty of nature, perhaps even come to love it as I do, I will have been a success.
If ANY viewer can see a way that my images can be used to help the cause of habitat protection, PLEASE contact me.

PHILOSOPHY

The central theme underlying my photography stems from a fascination of the natural world. Nature photography in general has been, and continues to be very seductive to me. Since 1999 I’ve begun to see that bird photographs are the most satisfying to me. Birds can be difficult subjects, but I always enjoy the experience of trying to get their portraits. While birds are my primary subject, do not be surprised to find a bug or flower in the mix. I’ve been known to put on the macro lens and get down to business too. I’ve even enjoyed subjects captured in wide angles.

I subscribe to a Photographer’s Hippocratic Principle of “Do No Harm“. I have seen how other photographers will ‘prune’ a nest site to expose it for a ‘beautiful’ picture. Such an act jeopardizes success of the nest and its inhabitants by exposing the nest to predators. I will make great efforts to avoid such acts.