I am a self-taught photographer, with some publication credits. I have been a Photographer for over 25 years. I have developed a stock library of images from Florida. Most are of birds, many taken right from my backyard. I have written articles about backyard techniques and techniques to a winning photograph and a new visitor to my backyard. These are located on the Florida Bird Magazine at http://floridabirdmagazine.com/blog/backyard/030609064812/Backyard-Birding-Techniques--.htmIn 2009 I won the NWF photo Contest with an image of a Northern Cardinal in a birdbath. I won 1st place in the Amateur division for Backyard Habitat. I also won the NWF Photo Challenge for “Nature in My Neighborhood” Challenge with an image of a barred owl amid Spanish moss.I was honored with one of my Photos making the October 2010 Birders World cover. More info http://cs.birdersworld.com/brdcs/blogs/field_of_view/2010/10/12/how-a-red-shouldered-hawk-in-florida-turned-up-on-our-cover.aspxNature and Wildlife photography provides a welcome change of pace especially in the winter months in Florida when all the birds are back.My Photography equipment is Canon. I use the EOS 6D and 7D, and use the EF 28-105 IS, EF 100-400L IS lenses, EF 100mm Macro, and the EF 500 L IS lens. I use the 500 L IS with the 1.4 extender for bird and other wildlife photography. I have the Mefoto Tripod and other equipment.