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Bill 20-Oct-2014 21:05
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
Liz Stanley01-Jul-2013 16:37
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.
Gina Bui 28-Jun-2013 21:17
Hi Liz
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
Guest 25-Feb-2012 23:10
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!
Julie
Desse Johnston - Iowa 10-Dec-2010 17:06
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.
Brad 10-Mar-2010 20:13
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!!
Lynn 31-Oct-2009 12:04
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! :)
guest 01-Jun-2009 16:42
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.
Jonathan 12-Feb-2009 06:24
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.
skhin25-Jan-2009 08:13
Hello Liz,
If you can spare some time, I would appreciate very much your comments on the gallery:

http://www.pbase.com/skhin/chinatown_before_the_lunar_new_year
Hope to hear from you. Thanks.

Skhin
skhin26-Dec-2008 10:43
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Skhin
Tracy Robbins 02-Dec-2008 06:21
Hello,
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!
Happy Holidays,
Tracy
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fiery_angel30-Oct-2008 08:47
lovely pics of avian species!keep it up!
cre8foru25-Jun-2008 02:21
Great job with your bird galleries
gmax 04-Jun-2008 14:30
Well, browsing through your fine galleries has been a well spent time ... congrats, and keep shooting!
Cheers,
Max
Chris 14-May-2008 03:33
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.
Gary 23-Apr-2008 23:23
Hi Liz, beautiful bird photos, I've added your site to my favorites and will be back to look again, Gary in Kalispell,Montana.
Fil 10-Mar-2008 04:26
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)
Arlon05-Mar-2008 02:35
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
Terry 13-Feb-2008 14:05
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 28-Dec-2007 05:11
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.
lynn 16-Nov-2007 16:59
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.

Thank you
Claire Waring 12-Oct-2007 23:06
Hi Liz

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.
Richard Lupu27-Jul-2007 21:43
"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 ;-)
cjm200115-Jun-2007 20:39
Hi Liz! Yes, some great photo's and some great talent. I'll be back to look again....thanks for sharing!
Ann 19-Mar-2005 13:26
I didn't know you were so talented. These are great photos.
Kathy 06-Mar-2005 01:41
Hi Liz
I really enjoyed your photos. Keep up the good work.