I have always been a nature lover and would read about animals for as long as I could remember. I wanted a job that had to do with them, but ended up going in another direction professionally as a web developer. My interest for photography began in 2006 when I purchased my first point and shoot camera. I photographed mostly my cats and landscapes, but wanted more. In 2008 I decided to make the move to the dSRL world so I purchased a Canon XTi with a Sigma 70-300 telephoto lens and have been upgrading my equipment since. I currently shoot mostly with a Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm lens.
I started to photograph birds and wildlife very casually at local parks in New Jersey. In 2010 I moved to upstate New York and was suddenly surrounded by nature – my love for wildlife went to a whole new level. I started feeding birds in my backyard and wanted to learn about them. I joined a local nature club, started to go out on group walks and began my journey in birding. Within a couple of months I was hooked – I had started my life lists, I could identify birds and knew much more about their behavior. After around four years of birding, I can do so much more and even identify many of them by sound. They are now my main subjects – I want to capture their beauty so that others can see something that is often ignored.
I am not a professional photographer and do not claim to be one. I consider myself a birder with a camera. My photos are not perfect – I just enjoy my time spent with the birds and also enjoy sharing those moments with you.