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I retired in 2003 and, shortly thereafter, decided to pursue nature photography as a retirement pastime. It has become an expensive passion (or obsession) because I am seldom satisfied. I am into my 4th digital SLR. My newest camera is a Nikon D800. Initially, I started with a 70-300mm lens which proved to be not enough lens in the birding world. Finally I broke down and bought a Nikkor 500mm lens. Although somewhat cumbersome to carry around, with a Gitzo tripod and Wimberley head, it has served me well. I now use it probably 90% of the time. I am always learning but have made significant inroads both in grasping the camera basics as well as anticipating wildlife behavior. Being cognizant that there is always room for improvement,I welcome all comments. I hope you enjoy perusing through my gallery(s) of photos and thank you for stopping by .....

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Birds in Maryland
:: Birds in Maryland ::
Nature's Studio - More Bird Photos
:: Nature's Studio - More Bird Photos ::
Bald Eagles
:: Bald Eagles ::
Daylilies
:: Daylilies ::
 Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
::  Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) ::
 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
::  Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge ::
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
:: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ::
Patuxent Research Refuge - North Tract
:: Patuxent Research Refuge - North Tract ::
Swan Creek Wetlands
:: Swan Creek Wetlands ::
Sandy Point State Park
:: Sandy Point State Park ::
Game Camera Photos
:: Game Camera Photos ::
Butterflies, Insects
:: Butterflies, Insects ::
Backyard Birds
:: Backyard Birds ::
Birds in Motion
:: Birds in Motion ::
Flowers
:: Flowers ::
Maryland (Baltimore) Zoo
:: Maryland (Baltimore) Zoo ::
Animals
:: Animals ::
Miscellaneous Photography
:: Miscellaneous Photography ::
Sunsets
:: Sunsets ::
Seasons
:: Seasons ::
Time for Reflections
:: Time for Reflections ::
Birdlife Captions
:: Birdlife Captions ::
Model Airplanes
:: Model Airplanes ::
Photo-of-the-Day
:: Photo-of-the-Day ::
Back in Time !!!
:: Back in Time !!! ::
Auto Racing
:: Auto Racing ::
Ann's Photo Gallery - Paris
:: Ann's Photo Gallery - Paris ::
Ann's Photo Gallery - Niagara Falls
:: Ann's Photo Gallery - Niagara Falls ::