About This Blog

 

I have three primary goals with this blog – to showcase a few of my images, to document interesting bird behaviors and to illustrate and discuss different aspects of bird and nature photography.

The photoblogs of many serious photographers tend to feature their best work exclusively - high quality images with broad appeal.  That won’t always be the case here (much of my “best” work can be found in my photo gallery).  While I intend to often post high quality images, there will be exceptions – especially when the post involves bird behaviors.  For those kinds of posts I’m of the opinion that documenting the behavior sometimes trumps the requrement of high image quality.  When I take photos of interesting or unique behaviors that may not be perfect in composition, sharpness or light I am still likely to post them on this blog if I think the behavior is interesting and documented well.  Animal behavior has been high on my list of interests since I took my first college class in Vertebrate Behavior many years ago and my intention is to pursue that interest with this blog.

I suspect that most of my posts will involve birds in one way or another but don’t be surprised by the occasional “hiccup” – posts that include images of critters other than birds or almost any other natural subject.  What I can promise you however is that my images won’t be heavily manipulated, my light will always be natural (no flash),  my subjects won’t be artificially called in or “set up” and they will never be baited or called in.

19 comments to About This Blog

  • Becky Wylie

    Love your stuff!

  • 5Rivers Jim

    Please add me to your list for future posts and updates. I think your blog is amazing.

    • Jim, I can’t add you to my blog subscription. That’s something you have to do.

      You can do so by clicking the “subscribe to my blog via email” button at the top right of my blog.

      Thanks for the kind words.

  • William Castillo

    Amazing pics thanks so much for sharing

  • Cindy

    Long-time birder, new to photography; LOVE your site! Your photos are stunning, appreciate tips to help me improve my own skill. Really appreciate the perspective on behavior…educational and pretty!
    Also, so appreciate the ethical manner in which you interact with your surroundings. Thanks for sharing it all. happy travels!
    Cindy

  • Excellent knowledge about birds….Thanks Ron

  • Linda

    Hi Ron, new to your site. Your photos are absolutely amazingly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be back.

  • Teri Peery

    Hi, I’m Tana’s sister. I love your photography! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  • Your web site has fast become a favorite of mine. I am grateful that you are still teaching although you think you are retired. Your photos are wonderful but the learning aspect is what I especially enjoy. When I was searching for the red crown patch on what I thought was a Kingbird your site came right up with not only a good explanation but photos to demonstrate it as well. Thank you for that. Your writings on bird behavior and how you captured the image along with the settings are valuable to all. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much Phyllis. Your comment made my day – especially regarding teaching and learning. Just can’t get the teaching part out of my blood I guess but I’m learning a lot too from doing this blog and the feedback I get so it flows both ways.

  • Great work – i’ve been spreading the word of your site on the Twitters.

    I found it thru the RINS.org group.

    JSturr

  • Judy Sanborn

    Theo Bauder posted a link to this blog in the Colorado Birder last November, and I finally noticed it and peeked in. What a wonderful surprise. I love your interest in bird behavior, and I am in awe of your photography skills. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  • Thank you Jayne. You have mail.

  • Jayne

    Good morning, Ron. I stumbled upon your blog via Google. Incredible! I especially like the story lines you include. I work for a government conservation agency in Illinois. We manage about 25,000 acres and produce a quarterly publication for residents that features stories about native wildlife. We’d love to use a shot or two of yours in our winter issue, which we’re working on right now. If you’re interested, please send me an e-mail with a bit about your current publication fees. And thanks for sharing such wonderful shots with the rest of us!

  • Hey Heidi, Thanks for the nice comment. Yes, that is an amazing video. I’ve seen it several times before but never tire of it. Eagle Owls are native to Europe and Asia and are the second largest owl in the world. Amazing birds!

  • Heidi

    Hi Ron,
    Just catching up on posts I’ve missed and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your website. You take fantastic pictures and I learn so much from your blog. Thank you for sharing. Thought you might like this link. Although it’s a video, it was shot at 1000 frames per second. I found it fascinating. Hope you enjoy it also. http://www.dogwork.com/owfo8/ They call this an “eagle owl” but not sure what kind of owl it is. It’s a beautiful bird.
    Your loco neighbor,
    Heidi

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