hippychick - Nature & Wildlife Photographer
Hello! Welcome to ShutterBird Gallery
Photography is my passion! I've been taking pictures since I was a little kid. I started out with an old box camera that was held at the waist. You looked down into the camera and looked into a mirror at your subject. My pics were lousy (I was a kid), but I have seen some beautiful photographs produced with box cameras today which is very exciting!
I began 35 mm SLR photography in 1983 with a Yashika FX-3. Awesome camera! I still have it to this day and use it from time to time. The problem is that it requires film development which requires patience.;-)
Today, I much prefer DSLR in order to "develop and enlarge" my own shots on the PC. I use a Canon Digital Rebel with a 75-300 mm lens. It does take beautiful photos that almost rival my Yashika!!
Over the years, I've gone through many moods creatively. My subjects have ranged from Rock & Roll Bands, Weddings, Portraiture and lately I've been crazy about birds!!
I prefer to capture their image in their natural habitat. I get especially excited when I get lucky enough to shoot birds that are interacting with each other (other than fighting)!
I hope you enjoy my work.