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Sarah 07-Aug-2012 03:23
Hello! I've used one of your beautiful swallowtail kite photos on my wee blog (onlythebridge(dot)wordpress(dot)com.) Always love looking at your work. All the best to you and your family.
Guest 30-Mar-2012 18:51
Stunning image Tim. Quite an inspiration. Best J
Jim and Judy Renault 14-Jan-2012 02:36
Tim so glad to learn of your blog through Cindy's Chrismas Card Jim and I were shocked to
learn of your lymphoma, there were a few brief days when we thought that was going to be Michael's diagnosis. Oh how we prayed that it was that rather than stomach cancer. I am thankful for you that you have responded well to treatment. We know waiting for those pet scan results are heavy days. You will be in our prayers faithfully now that we know. I am very limited as to travel due repeated failed back surgeries. Jason and Kristen both live within a mile of us. Jason desparately wants to get back to Jax or Orange Pk. to be near his three children. He is a gifted speaker, and youth minister (ours) and great with computers. He lacks the formal educational for many things, but we pray God will find a place for him soon. He is on the road at least every other week. Kristen moved to
Dade City also when Michael was sick. She is a few houses down from us and just had her 3rd son. Thank Cindy for the card, updating us. We don't want to lose track of you. Now I am going to enjoy your photos. We hope to hear you keep getting stronger! Judy Renault
Guest 22-Aug-2011 01:58
Hi Tim,
I met you at 21st Century Oncology on August 4th the date of your final treatment.
My name is Barbara and I was having my port flushed and we struck up a conversation and you showed me some of your photographs on your mini netbook.
Haven't really looked around your site yet, but from what I have seen thus far you are very talented and the photos are clean and beautiful.
I have some local artist/photography friends who have a sort of networking going and I wondered if you would be interested in that.
I will register so you can respond via e-mail.
Take Care & Take Christ, Barbara
Ray 16-Jul-2011 19:19
Your excellent shots of the Carnival Liberty were very helpful in deciding on this ship for a week's cruise to celebrate a 10th wedding anniversary this October. Thanks.
Bruce Johnson18-May-2011 17:25
Wonderfull photos as usual Tim--nice to see them.
Cathy Waters Trick 17-May-2011 19:16
Tim...I'm in awe of the beauty that you capture in all of your photos!! Thank you!!!
Guest 10-May-2011 13:56
Hi Tim,

Bev Kilcoyne said something about voting for your photo to win, but didn't have the details. Can you tell us where to go for this? Love your photos and would be happy to help.

Jacksonville, FL
Carla Wentworth 09-May-2011 14:42
Tim, your work is truly beautiful, thank you!!!
Eve Owens 05-Feb-2011 17:08
Absolutely beautiful! I could spend hours just browsing.
Thanks for sharing!
graham 18-Jan-2011 01:59
lovely pics, what lense /tripod/astromount did you use to take space station photos?
Mike Green 13-Dec-2010 19:38
Thanks for Sharing your great pictures. I am going to buy a new lens either a 100-400 mm or the 2.8 300 mm????
Georgeanne Taylor 22-Sep-2010 14:36
Hi Tim,
You did a great job on LeeAnn and TJ engagement pictures can't wait to see the wedding pictures I know they will be out of this world...GREAT JOB
Thanks again, for all that you have done.
LeeAnn mother, Georgeanne Taylor
Bruce Johnson11-Aug-2010 02:59
WOW Tim--who did you go to alaska with? was it a photo tour or did you go are wonderfull--ive always wanted to photograph bears--last time i was in alaska they wanted $500.00 to fly to where the bears were fishing but would not be sure if bears were there so i didnt go.
Italo Alegria 08-Jul-2010 01:30
Your pictures are wonderful and interesting, including that custom bracket of yours you post in the equipment gallery. Did you make it yourself, how can I get one like that. Not even custom brackets or just rite brackets have the one I want but you do!
Please contact me @
Best regards
Bruce Johnson15-May-2010 23:38
WOW Love all your equipment.
Neil 10-Apr-2010 06:00
Love your shots of Crosby. I love sports photography and would love any advice you have. I'm torn about gettng the Canon 100-400 Lens vs using my trusty 70-200 2.8 w 1.4 extender. I need reach for my outdoor sports like soccer and field hockey but need to know this extra $ will help me over my current setup.

Also your site looks awesome. I thought my design done with Zenfolio was good but PBase looks great.

You can reply at
Bruce Johnson03-Apr-2010 01:45
Love the latest Birds Tim--do you use a flash for those in flight? they are so perfectly exposed.
Marc Turko 01-Mar-2010 21:01
Tim, very nice. I like the new one of the church that burned on San Jose/Hendricks. And I was very excited to see the shots of Pittsburgh. Lynda sister moved to Mt. Washington. We took a Christmas shot of our kids inside the incline when they were young. Your Cuz, Marc Turko
Guest 01-Feb-2010 19:03
Tim Read your write up on the canon 100-400 lens and am pretty sure i'm going to get one i want to get the canon 2x extender also.

Thanks for the info

Guest 09-Jan-2010 17:48

One terrific website! I just love all of your photos, they are awesome! The photos you took of the organ are fabulous of course, but your travel photos and nature photos really speak to me. You were much too modest when we spoke. Of course the photos you showed me on your camera gave me a clue, but still did not prepare me for this incredible collection of outstanding photos!

Thanks for the organ photos, they are exactly what I needed for the digital display at the organists conference next week in Sarasota.

At times like this I find myself stumbling trying to find appropriate adjectives, but coming up short. They all sound trite when compared to your artistic creations. Forgive me for sounding like a bumbling idiot, but you rock!

Patty Conley
Istvan Varkonyi 29-Dec-2009 15:46
Dear Tim,
Today I have purchased for my after long resuch time an EF 100-400 Is USM lens.
To encuraged myself,.... the lens worse for money.. I sorfed on the WEB. I find you spetialy your pics. I was suprised from this realy great pics! Conratualation. I am beginner natural photographer so i have a lot of chanche to learn a lot. I find your stile a good visual lection. I like this sorts of colors, this methods.ompositions.
I trire to follow your work.
I will trawell to a training to the States to our factory to Lewisburg West Virginia. I spend 1,5 days in New York to, to make an site seeing NY and of course B&H too!
Your pics with EF 100-400 ecureged me, it was not bad decision to buy this
" toys for big boys ".

Best regards from Budapest Hungary


robertoparmiggiani28-Dec-2009 18:13
Fantastic work
Butch 24-Dec-2009 17:01
Tim, your pictures are first class. Great eye and great technology.
Karen 01-Nov-2009 07:52
Hi Tim

I like your photos, specially those travel photos. They are beautiful. I would like to create a Pbase account with the layout similar to yours. Do you mind to share with me on how to do it?


Guest 21-Jul-2009 18:54
Hi Tim,
Great opportunity bumping into you at Denali. Am looking forward to visiting and re-visiting your website.
Kate Spurgin, Texas
Rebekah Faber 03-Jul-2009 21:26
Hi Tim,
My brother and I enjoyed meeting you at Denali Park. What a great day for animal spotting! I look forward to seeing your blog pictures of the bears/caribou we saw. Hope the rest of your trip goes well-Take care!
Rebekah Faber 03-Jul-2009 21:26
Hi Tim,
My brother and I enjoyed meeting you at Denali Park. What a great day for animal spotting! I look forward to seeing your blog pictures of the bears/caribou we saw. Hope the rest of your trip goes well-Take care!
LINDA 29-Apr-2009 02:21
Donnie Jackson 04-Mar-2009 17:43
Send me your Email Address and phone Number

Donnie Jackson 25-Feb-2009 00:28
HI Tim
The pictures are awsom

Vivian Kirkland 19-Feb-2009 16:18
Great shots Tim & Cindy. Thanks for sharing them
see you guys on Saturday at Kaylas for the picture party
hanifi05-Nov-2008 23:50
hello tim fotoðraflar bir þaheser seni yürekten kutluyorum
Bob Livesay 05-Nov-2008 00:44
Dear Tim,

I am a wildlife photographer on Grand Lake in Grove, OK I really enjoyed your photos. Good light, good setting and composition, and very sharp. Thanks for the good photos.

Robert Livesay www.LivesayImages
Guest 10-Oct-2008 22:15
FAB pics
Dale Deemer 18-Aug-2008 22:50
I have a renewed interest in photography, especially panoramic photography after adding PangeaVR app. (FREE) to my iphone. It is a marvelous way to share panos and 360 degree photos. I also have an interest in sharing the awesome imagery of Pgh. I encourage you to experience this for your self on your or a friends iphone. I think you will be amazed as well.
Terry 21-Jun-2008 15:18
Hello, Tim,
I came across your site whilst Googling for various reviews on the Canon 100-400mm L IS USM Lens. Your opinions and great gallery photos made the final decision for me. I have only had the lens for a few days but thanks to you, I already know I've made great choice. Regards,
Terry McKenna, England.
JL 21-May-2008 13:47
Hello Tim,

If I don't read F1Racing's forum often I wouldn't be able to find your photos here. Wonderful photos! Very well done indeed! And I wish I could have learned a few things from you.

Guest 19-Apr-2008 13:39
Hey Tim,

I usually don't comment on sites but yours is exceptionally nice. Even the site design is one of the best Pbase sites I have seen. Very well done. I bookmarked it and I will check often. One request for the sports about some Steeler photos :)

LarryO 19-Apr-2008 02:32
Hi Tim,
I Enjoyed the Photos And Your Website,
I am still Shotting The Eagles.
If you ever get back to St. Lucie County To Tradition Field Please Look Me Up.
I am still doing my baseball too
Chris Lunan11-Apr-2008 20:03
Hi Tim your European galleries are superb we've been to most of the place's so it brought back memories, I'm thinking of getting 40D plus EF 28-235 lens I notice a lot of your photo's were taken at 400iso, any reason why ? did you us a tripod or a monopod for any of these photo's ?
Guest 08-Mar-2008 06:28
I have really enjoyed viewing your galleries. I'll be sure to keep checking them. Karen
Richard 21-Feb-2008 16:04
You have some beautiful pictures. Looking at buying a Canon 40D and the Canon EF28-135 IS lense with it. Was your 40D camera used in any of the pictures taken in Greece? Would you recommend the 40D which is about my limit in price?

Sam X01-Jan-2008 04:19
Happy New Year... and many happy shots in a new 2008. Thanks for Your support
Alan Rogers 09-Oct-2007 14:31
Stunning bird pics, very sharp detail love the punchy colours regards Alan from the UK.
Guest 04-Sep-2007 13:23
Some beautiful photos here, Tim. 'Visions of Greece' is especially inspiring.
Guest 14-Aug-2007 21:58
Very nice collection of photos Tim
Bob Pelkey25-Jul-2007 23:45
Tim, Sign me up as your first customer for your 2008 calendar you are hopefully putting together. Any profits you make, I know, would be used to finance more eye candy for us all.
Guest 06-Jul-2007 18:37
Your 'Visions of Greece Gallery' is pure poetry
Guest 26-Jun-2007 00:26
Saw your photo in the Times-Union Sunday, good job Tim! I got my 1DMIIN back in Feb. and I'm loving it! Thanks again for all your advice with that earlier this year and keep up the great work.

Guest 14-Jun-2007 23:49
Tnx for the comments Tim. But actually YOUR images completely blow me away. Please share with me in telling me what camera and lenses are you using, then what sort of software if any, are you manipulating the files with.

Guest 14-Jun-2007 05:25
I'm looking at the world different thanks to your pictures.
Federico D'Incą17-May-2007 23:27
Hi tim ....I love your work ...BTW do u ever sleep ? hehe
Guest 04-May-2007 07:59
Dear Tim,
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent my friend...Excellent work...Greetings from Montenegro, old/new country in Europa...I will come back with pleasure...
Guest 08-Mar-2007 09:28
Nothing about great shots here.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:17
You're 11 on my scale of 10.
Guest 23-Feb-2007 17:20
Nice Gallery
Guest 23-Feb-2007 15:48
Great photos Tim - really enjoyed viewing your site, especially the birds.
Guest 23-Nov-2006 05:28
You got alot of great stuffs. I really enjoyed your animals photos. Can't wait to see more photos from you.

Cheer !
Rene Hales13-Oct-2006 20:28
Tim, love what you have done to your opening page it looks very professional. Your work is very nice too. And, I think you are so correct when you say we change our opinions on what work we considered good and go back and thank we can do better.--Rene
Guest 04-Oct-2006 04:20
HI Tim,
You have beautiful galleries. I had a great time going through some of them but I will be back to look for more and comment on them. I have added you to my favs and I hope I get the time to come back here again.
Samad Khan
Waqas Usman01-Oct-2006 04:43
Amazing photos!! Lots of stuff to explore, will visit again.
Guest 29-Sep-2006 07:23

Very nice web site ?

Is there any way i can find out how to make my PBASE account look more or less like yours ?

Where did you got the Java script ? How do you do those shaded frames ?

Karen 19-Sep-2006 10:01
Enjoyed a lot!
Anna 09-Aug-2006 20:07
Looking for information and found it at this great site...
Ron 16-Jun-2006 17:22
Such superb photos!! Thank you so much!!
Dave 11-Jun-2006 03:17
Hey Tim. Great shots. I was originally linked to your working looking for info on the 135-400mm Sigma lens. I was drawn in by your photos. Great shots all around. I enjoyed the Blue Angels. I took shots at this years and last years memorial day shows of them. Birds and other animals and sports are also impressive. Great shots all around. I'll keeping checking back for updates. If you have time... Enjoy.

Dave 04-Jun-2006 12:09
This site is very useful. Keep up this excellent work - very good.
Mark W. 15-May-2006 00:38
Hello Tim,

I am very impressed with your DC photos at Cherry Blossom time. I was there during that time, and wasn't able to take as many photos as I would have liked. My visit will hold a special place in my heart for the rest of my life, and your photos helped me to capture that of what I missed.

Best regards, Mark
BSPN KennyMac17-Apr-2006 22:27
Hey Tim. I am just blown away by this puppy. I whole heartedly recommend a German Shepherd puppy if you do get a dog. The female we have is very smart, great with the kids and she is close to totally housebroken already :) Have a great spring and happy shooting.

Guest 10-Feb-2006 11:19
Hello Tim

Thank God I found you again. I lost your link.
I was also sick for a long time, but now I feel much better, just recovering from a surgery on my arm last 30 January. Your work is outstanding gorgeous, a real joy to look at

Ronnie Potgieter14-Jan-2006 19:32
Hi Tim,
Just wanted to say your galleries are very impressive.
Jorge Elguera09-Jan-2006 02:00
Hi Tim,

This is Jorge. Wow, your pics are really impressing, but then, you also have some nice glass. PLEASE!!! share yout sharpening method with me. Emailing would be easier IMHO.

Thank you.
Guest 07-Jan-2006 17:51
Hi Tim,
I really enjoy all your galleries! Your Night Shots gallery is probably my favorite of all the galleries here on pbase. One question about your sports shots: have you ever had any problems taking your camera into the stadiums or do you get a photographer's credential? Keep up the great work!

Tony Babauta
Guest 05-Jan-2006 04:16
Hi Tim: I have seen pics of Rome before, but nothing compares to your photographs, which are elegant and revealing, as a good "insider's view" of the great city. Congratulations for the good work. JARIS
Vilone01-Jan-2006 14:08

Best wishes for you & a happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest 31-Dec-2005 18:39
Nice Picture ,Beautiful Gallery
Regard Francis and Happy
rbfresno31-Dec-2005 08:14
Hi Tim,

Thanks for the damselfly note/correction. I tend to shoot first and ask questions later! BTW, lots of extremely well done images in your galleries. I lived in the D.C area for a year and enjoyed your cherry blossom pictures!

Melanie Kipp27-Dec-2005 15:55
Hi Tim. The train photo was taken at Hawk's Nest State Park. Not sure about GrandView"....
Karen Moen21-Dec-2005 06:36
I appreciate your info about the downloaded pictures. When I went to the site it would not download completely, so I wonder if something was done to the sight to block it?? I'm new at this digital stuff. Thanks for taking time to alert me.
BSPN KennyMac25-Nov-2005 18:20
Thanks for the tips Tim. Much appreciated. My first b-ball attempt is a men's game wed.

Thanks again and have a great holiday Tim, happy hunting.


Brando Ho19-Nov-2005 21:34
Hey Tim,
Excellent night shot gallery!! Many different colors and the compositions are nice, very impressed. Thanks for sharing.
Guest 19-Nov-2005 21:30
Excellent Gallery
Guest 12-Nov-2005 15:28
neat stuff, thanks for sharing.
Richard Haas 10-Nov-2005 15:12
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Bev Topham 10-Nov-2005 00:32
Tim Great job We realy enjoyed our trip to Italy and all of the people we met. It is amazing how we all connected. Look forward to the finished product
John Fisher08-Nov-2005 18:05
Tim I really like your all gallery page layout could you tell me how you did this.
Guest 02-Nov-2005 23:50
Super Gallery. Great skills. I love your animal gallery: a pleasure to view.
Guest 02-Nov-2005 15:55
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Guest 01-Nov-2005 02:52
Hey Tim..amazing gallery! I'm so impressed! So you're from Jax too? Take Care
MUGU 30-Oct-2005 17:13
Arnon Goldstein22-Jul-2005 21:04
Great galleries, especially the birds gallery.
extraordinary birds shots. extra sharp and wonderful colors.
Guest 17-Jul-2005 22:22
I'd be happy to be hired to show you around in scotland. I really loved driving through this wonderful country, look forward to come back there.
I also enjoyed looking at your work! I liked a lot your bird shots! Amazing!
Ed Knepley07-May-2005 14:43

You asked if I was the Ed Knepley from Jacksonville. Nope. Gainesville, Virginia. It's scary to think there are two of us running loose.

Ed K.
Deb Sandidge 04-May-2005 15:25
Hi Tim - Your galleries are outstanding, and your bird images are fabulous - I love the flight shots! (Where DID you find that screech owl?) :o) I'm glad you caught up with Artie last weekend, St. Augustine was great but I'm exhausted! IPT could be called ABC (Avian Boot Camp!) I'll be checking your site frequently, great work Tim!
Best regards,
~ Deb
Guest 14-Apr-2005 11:31
Hi Tim

Thanks for your message regarding my work. I'm impressed with your galleries, have added them to my favorites, and will return again soon.
Best Regards
Marc Vermeulen12-Apr-2005 23:53
You have some beautiful work here.
Guest 04-Apr-2005 01:34
Hi Tim -

Met you at the RK concert (I'm in the band and we spoke about the TPC week) Great Shots! I like your wide angle fotos (Jacobi hall, and TPC green) and also your night time fountain fotos! -thanks for being there monday night-

regards, Tim Ornato
baltimorebiker 31-Mar-2005 02:03
ello Tim i am very impressed with your images and i am interested in buying the sigma 135-400 would you mind dropping me an email and telling me a little about how you feel about that lens .
thanks so much in advance
Chuck Daniels
karl_shutterslug28-Mar-2005 02:08
Hi Tim......Great galleries, and many beautiful shots! I'd guess you live in/near Jacksonville? I work there and live in Palm Coast. Maybe we can get together sometime for a shoot. I'm about due for another visit to the Jax Zoo. Thanks for your comments on my images....Karl
Guest 28-Mar-2005 01:35

Forgot to mention the question you had about shooting data. Almost all my macros with the 300mm are shot from f/7.1 to f/11. Occasionally I will push it to f/16 and f/22 but at those apertures, shutter speed really becomes an issue. I would say the majority of my shots are at f/8 and shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/15th second. Except for the butterflies which where shot in bright light and higher shutter speeds. You would thing wind would be a problem at those shutter speeds and you would be correct. I mainly shoot pre-sunrise and post-sunset when the wind is at it calmest. I have to pass on many shots because of wind movement. You really have to pick your days and have plenty of patience.
Guest 28-Mar-2005 01:29
Hello Tim,
Thanks for viewing my images and leaving such generous comments.
About the 300mm lens for macro:
I developed that technique some 30 years ago when I first attempted macro. I was never satisfied with the close working distance and shallow DOF when using a 55mm macro lens. I already had a 300mm lens that I used for birds. One day I just tried the extension tubes on the 300mm and was very surprised with the performance of that combination. It allow me to keep a good distance from the subjects and gives such a wonderful bokeh. I shoot for the background as much as I do the subject. The only negative with that setup is you must use a tripod for every shot. Another secret to successful macros with the 300mm is to use the camera's self timer and anti-shock feature. The D100 does not have a mirror lockup. It has a feature, anti-shock, that trips the shutter at a predetermined time after the mirror vibration has subsided. It works amazingly well. Another good feature of the 300mm f/4d ED-IF is the Extra-Low dispersion glass, "L" glass in the Canon lens. These lens are far superior than all the macro lens that does not have this glass. Of coarse all the above is only the start of getting those great shots. Post processing is the other half and probably carries more weight than the original image. Down sizing those images and keeping the clarity and color is the weakness of most photographers I see on the Web. If you have any other question feel free to drop me a note at
Naturephoto Monique23-Feb-2005 22:25
Hi Tim, your work is amazing, my compliments.

Best wishes,Monique
JuneNJax 08-Feb-2005 05:28
Thank you! I had to be out of town on business, so I missed all the fun. Thank you for sharing all the glitz and excitement!! JuneNJax
Guest 03-Feb-2005 00:04
Hi Tim.
I lived for 11 months in Richmond, Va. and had the opportunity to visit some of the places you have wonderfully captured in your pictures. Thanks for sharing them. Bring back very good memories.
-Jose Pablo.
Chuck Gates 11-Dec-2004 03:51
Tim - you have provided us with some wonderful photos to go with our memories - thanks.
Guest 04-Nov-2004 16:08
Hey Tim, thanks for the comments about my Vegas images. It's a place that offers many interesting photo ops for sure! You have some excellent photos in your gallery as well, I particularly enjoyed the night shots. Keep up the great work.
Guest 16-Aug-2004 03:39
I saw your link on DPReview and the Jax skyline got my attention. I am also a (lifelong) Jax resident and it is remarkable how similar some of our pictures are. Look at my galleries of St. Augustine and the Balloon Fest - I guess great minds think alike! I also have the Sigma 70-300. The entire "Jax Zoo" gallery was taken with it.
You can find me under user name "Jagagator"
Guest 25-Jul-2004 05:53
Interesantes fotografías
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España, donde si vienes tendrás un amigo
No te olvides de votar por mi trabajo si es que te gusta, me interesa tu opinión
Guest 23-Jun-2004 00:44
Just letting you know that I enjoyed some of your pictures and say, "hi".
Craig 01-Jun-2004 06:16
Very nice pictures and also from your perspective. I was beginning to think I was the only Christian that posted on this site. The pic of the Jacksonville Jag running back impressed me the most because of it's clarity especially at 400mm. What type of lens did you use for that?

As good as these pics are though, I'm still not convinced that DSLR cameras have any better clarity (out of the camera) than the Olympus cameras I am currently using. True the DSLR's have much better lighting and more natural. But better resolution and clarity? I honestly don't think so. What do you think?

Also the pics of the little girls are so cute and the teens are cute too.

Best Regards,
Craig C.

Wayne Graham 29-Feb-2004 14:00

Very professionally done!

Jeff Cochran21-Feb-2004 12:45
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Gary Kemp 30-Jan-2004 01:36
Great shots! Mike V. shared this link at the Office today. I'm looking at a 300D. Really enjoyed browsing your Gallery. Very nice shots. Would love to talk to you about your choices for lenses sometime.
Anthony 12-Jan-2004 10:11
Hi Tim - nice photos! Send me an e-mail to discuss printing 8x12's as you asked me in the dpreview forum. Regards. Anthony
Kurt 26-Nov-2003 18:10
Excellent 'burgh shots. May I use some for a project for class? thx! Kurt
FastUno 15-Nov-2003 22:58
It is because of your animal shots with the sigma that I decided to purchase a sigma 70-300mm lens. My images are not ultra sharp, but well worth it for the small amount of money I paid for the sigma. Take a look at some of my pictures & let me know what you think...
Guest 24-Sep-2003 12:51
Hi Tim,
Using your animal and nature pictures in the science lab this week.
Jeannie 03-Jun-2003 02:40
Great pictures, Tim!! Can't wait to see your Disney shots!