This web site is a successor to my first web site, Roadsides and Waste
Places. Most of the pictures there were taken in 2001, and I have so many
new pictures that decided to completely revamp the design, and use primarily
this year's work. Out with the old, and in with the new! There is a fair
amount of species repetition in the image selection. I've tried to pick the
best images, instead of a diverse group of species. This year I was also
interested in showing different behaviors, and exploring different angles
and lighting. Why all the dragonflies? 2002 was a great year for
All the photographs were taken with Canon digital cameras, almost of all
them with a digital SLR. I took most of the bird, butterfly, and insect
images with a 300mm lens, a 1.4x teleconverter, and sometimes an additional
12mm extension tube. In the remainder, I used either a 100mm macro
lens (flowers, small insects), or a 24-85mm zoom lens (landscapes). Many of
the bird and insect pictures were taken with fill flash at -1 compensation
to fill in shadows and even out the harsh contrasts of bright daylight.
I retouched some pictures digitally (using cloning) to remove something
distracting from the background. These pictures are:
Great blue heron
The rest of the pictures had levels
adjustment and color correction where necessary and sharpening.
I post my pictures at online forums, and many of the pictures here benefited
from cropping and other suggestions made by people who commented there.
Thank you all!
I'd love to hear from you if you have any
inquiries, comments, or suggestions. Email me at: