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I am writing from the NYC area , My wife and I were both city dwellers for much of our lives WE now own a fairly large house in the suburbs We never pay any attention to any of the birds in our backyard Never. Just had an experience; a small bird got stuck between one of our screens and a window. Felt so bad for it Could not figure what to do Finally managed to free the little guy What a beautiful feeling!!!!Now I am trying to figure if it was a swallow, robin or wren. I won't say I'm hooked but I sure am very interested. Thank you for your site
It's about a 20 minute drive to the preserve from Haines, and basically the preserve just consists of some pull off areas on the side of the road. Pretty simple. Of course I was there 5 years ago so maybe there's more there now, but when I was there that's all they had. The peak time to go is November. There is a big festival each year, 2nd week of November I believe. I went the weekend before Thanksgiving which was after the festival. I flew to Juneau and then there is a 4 hour ferry ride to Haines, or you can fly but I think
that is very weather dependent. But once you get to Haines, then the preserve is an easy drive.
Thanks for sharing your Alaska Eagle trip experiences. My husband and I really love to look at your Eagle pictures and read the stories attached to them. We plan to visit Chilkat Preserve someday and would like to know how to get to the preserve from Haines if you don't mind(by boat,car...)Thank you and looking forward to see more of your wonderful pictures
Hi Liz, I also just stumbled upon your galleries! I absolutely LOVE your photos! You are an amazing photographer! Thank you for making them available to all. And It's wonderful that we have all this wildlife in Bloomington! Alas, I'm less than a mile from Richardson's but have only been there once when the kids were little.
Thank you so much!
Desse Johnston - Iowa
Liz - I've spent the last few days perusing your entire gallery of photos. It was like leafing through a National Geographic magazine. I was awestruck by the clarity and detail in all your pictures. What an amazing talent to capture them as you do. I never knew this side of you. Glad to see you still have time to ride your motorcycle too. I know MN has harsh winters but there's beauty in snow shots too as you probably well know. Take care.
Hi Liz, somehow stumbled onto your backyard cam and came across your amazing photos. I too have spent the night at Rowe Sanctuary to view Sandhill Cranes, was a wonderful time.
Quite jealous of your camera equipment ( I use 40d 100-400 L series) Thanks for sharing!!
Liz, just checked out all of the photos of your yard. Amazing! I can't believe how much work you've done over the last two years. You are a one woman army! I, too, want to plant trees, and have planted some in between our house and the neighbors' house. Great work! Really enjoyed the pictures. It's neat to get to see what is around the feeder cam! :)
Wildlife photography is unregulated, and various websites fail to contain a code of ethics. Be advised that harassing listed species is illegal. In Florida, April 25, I ran across the guy who runs flight school photography. He was using tapes. He was not conducting a legitimate wildlife survey. A frantic Caracara was responding by swooping in low, repeatedly, while he and another guy shot photos. I asked him if he thought the bird was nesting, and he said they don't nest this time of year, but they do. This bird was not fending off a rival, it was defending a nest. I asked him how long he does that to the bird, and he said 5 or 10 minutes.
We saw him earlier playing a Barred Owl tape. Later, we saw him rendezvous with 2 more vehicles and I turned in his tag # to law enforcement. I had observed his presence in the area over a 3 hour period, and do not believe he limited harassment of each species to "5 or 10 minutes". Unethical wildlife photographers should not be tolerated.
Hi Liz, Great, powerful shots. And I see you have spent time in Kissimmee where my inlaws live and have become great birders being there. My question: I see you use the canon 500 but the focal length frequently says 700. I'm assuming that is due to an 1.4 extender. If so do you use the Canon xt?. Have you ever also used the 2x? And finally, have you ever considered digiscoping.
Thanks for any answers you can provide.
If you can spare some time, I would appreciate very much your comments on the gallery:
Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
My name is Tracy Robbins from Frontenac ,MN
Just wanted to say I love your owl photos from the Houston
owl fest. I am a beginner at digital photography and I am using
a canon 40d. Just wondered if you might know of a good starter
book for learning the art. We have many wildlife opportunities here
in Frontenac. Can't wait to get started. Again great stuff on your site.
Just got back form Alaska in August . Loved it!
lovely pics of avian species!keep it up!
Great job with your bird galleries
Well, browsing through your fine galleries has been a well spent time ... congrats, and keep shooting!
Hi Liz, Nice site and your photography is excellent. I used to live just north of your place on Johnson Road between France Ave. and Normandale. It's nice to see pictures from my old neighborhood. Thanks for posting.
Hi Liz, beautiful bird photos, I've added your site to my favorites and will be back to look again, Gary in Kalispell,Montana.
Hi Liz, really enjoyed the TRUMPETER SWANS pictures you just posted. Just beautiful! Great job! Any idea how long they stick around in that area? Thinking about taking a drive up there maybe in the next 1-2 weeks. Thanks! Fil ( from the Owl Festival)
I really enjoyed looking through your bird pictures. You have some really great shots in there. The shots in the cold impress me. I won't hardly stick my nose out of the door if it's under 70 deg... Arlon
Great photos, very enjoyable.
I am new two birding. My home is in southern NC (Fayetteville area). My birding so far has consisted of backyard and a few trips in local area woodlands and parks. I would like to do some phtography. Could you recommend a basic setup for a novice. Again thanks for the galleries, I will be a regular visitor.
Andrea Lea Parrish
Dear Liz, In searching r.e my own business, The Little Crane Cafe in Necedah, I found your wonderful photos! You have a gift for framing a beautiful shot.
Liz...your photos are wonderful...I am looking to use one of them for business purposes. Can you please give me a call (your email address link is not working) 1-800-292-0018 ask for Lynn.
I got your message about the Alaska programme. I'm going to be your room mate on the Alaska trip. I tried to send you an e-mail using the reply button but it bounced back so I'm trying this way to make contact. If you can confirm your e-mail address, I'll drop you a line.
"Hey", fellow Minnesotan here. When I read "..... interest consists mainly of local birds (songbirds, eagles, hawks). I sometimes use my cats as guinea pigs to test my skills." I could not help but imagine a poor cat put in a field to attract eagles & hawks. I know what you meant but I got a good chuckle none the less ;-)
Hi Liz! Yes, some great photo's and some great talent. I'll be back to look again....thanks for sharing!
I didn't know you were so talented. These are great photos.
I really enjoyed your photos. Keep up the good work.