Through the art of photography, my goal is to reveal the character and beauty of my subject in its natural surroundings, and I strive to achieve that objective by knowing and understanding the species.
In the domain of Altered Reality, my primary photograph must be well composed and technically correct, and then developed creatively and artistically with any number of tools available on my computer.
The ultimate goal is an image that is beautiful and unique. I do not try to follow the style of others. My vision is to create an original artistic piece unlike anything else.
This is the story of a single minute in the lives of a pair of nesting eastern bluebirds. Encompassed within that one minute was a decisive moment when a hoped-for image was captured: an action photo of a female bluebird flying high and carrying nesting material close-approaching her nest box from the left while her male mate looked on from the upper right part of the box’s roof. This hope was not unreasonable; it was based on repetitive observation of more or less routine bird behavior. However, even observation could not take place until the right physical environment for bluebirds had first been established.