I use the camera as a tool to document nature in my home city of New York, in my winter home in Central Florida, and on my travels. I do not consider myself a pro photographer but rather a nature photography enthusiast. I do not own a SLR, nor do I wish for one--too much (with binoculars) and too heavy to carry (with a disability)! I loved the Canon Powershot SX-50 and and then the SX70, but now I’ve discovered the Nikon Coolpix p900 with its 83x zoom - a great advantage for photographing those often distant birds! I also like that it has GPS so my records of plants and animals have more value to databases like I-Naturalist and E-Bird. I'm learning how to use my camera better, grateful for online tutorials and tips offered freely by some of the pros out there, like Bryan Pfeiffer. Hopefully my best photos reveal the beauty of what I see. I make every effort to accurately identify what I am recording. My main aim is to record the biodiversity I am witnessing in my lifetime, even as it diminishes. I am also the author of City at the Water's Edge: A Natural History of New York, and have a website on the nature of the New York City region with many photos: www.newyorknature.us

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  • JoinedMarch 2007
  • OccupationRetired teacher; writer and speaker

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