"Only look to the skies, and your mind and soul will soar.”
Birds are my passion, and I find myself most drawn to photographing them in action. Photography can serve a number of purposes in regards to birds: a record shot to record its (often rare) presence in a place, a glamour shot to show off a bright male in perfect plumage, an action shot (or video) to record behavior, or an educational shot to help identify and better understand a bird, something I call "photobirding". I now have an archive of about 250,000 bird photos: here are just a few of the ones that stand out to me.
"A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."
- D.H. Lawrence
Birds in Snow
These photographs are the result of several seasons of photography in various locations in the Northeast. The snowy background lights the birds evenly and beautifully and highlights both the delicate details of the birds and their incredible ability to survive in harsh and barren landscapes. In many of the photos they is a little movement, or an expressive posture that shows the character of the bird, making the images not so much about identification as about showing respect for their character.