About Me

I am passionate about documenting biodiversity. I recently moved from Maryland to Monterey, California (August 2019). I'm interested in all areas of conservation and nature study. Starting to post most of my photos to a new site: https://www.thebiofiles.com/.

EQUIPMENT: When not using my Android phone camera or a convenient point-and-shoot (Canon PowerShot), I use a Canon 7D Digital SLR and a small collection of Canon lenses. Most of my close-up bird photos are taken with a Canon 600mm f/4, which I mount on the Gitzo 1325 carbon fiber tripod with a Wimberley tripod head. I often shoot with a 1.4x teleconverter (rarely with a 2.0x) and the Canon 580EX Speedlite flash. I also spend a lot of time shooting with the Canon 100-400 mm lens, especially when lugging "Big Lens" is impractical (e.g., rough hiking). I shoot macro subjects with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro lens and landscapes with either 18-55mm or fixed 50mm lens. Finally, I lightly process all images using Adobe Photoshop.

Jim Brighton and and I co-founded the non-profit Maryland Biodiversity Project in June 2012. We're cataloging all the living things of Maryland and supporting science, nature education, and conservation. We also partnered to create the Maryland Plant Atlas.

Photo by Tom Feild

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