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.