I began photography with a pinhole camera, made from a shoebox for a grammar school science project. I am a medical doctor by training; retired from the National Institute's of Health in 2017. I have no formal photographic education but initially followed the writings and examples of traditional Black & White photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston. I've experimented with large format box cameras, the Ansel Adams Zone System, and many different darkroom chemical processing techniques.
Along with the decline of film photography, my main photographic interests evolved from silver-gelatin architectural to digital bird and wildlife photography. I have always used Nikon single lens reflex cameras, beginning with a Nikon F2. My current photographic kit includes Nikon D500 and D5 cameras; Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF, 180-400mm f/4E, and 800mm f/5.6 E lenses.
This portfolio has a Bird Series and a little Lagniappe (something extra). Bird families are first dichotomized into the Non-Passerines and Passerines (perching or songbirds). The taxonomy and nomenclature then follow the North American Classification Committee (NACC, 2016). As this website is constructed and changes, please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Thank you.