I have a passion for color nature photography as well as portraiture.  What was a hobby for the last decade has turned into something more, and now I feel that I’m a mid-level photographer.  I like unusual settings, like how the cardinal was in a densely wooded area.  It was challenging to get close enough with all those thorns in the way!  I like how the background almost looks black and white, contrasting the bird’s bright red color.

Mmm, Fruit Cookie Cherries!
December 2016

 

Hummingbird, Corona Del Mar, CA
December 2016

 

Cardinal, Patagonia, AZ
February 2017

 

Butterfly, Los Angeles Zoo, CA
February 2011