About the Author

Professional photographer and nature writer Marie Read's images have appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, worldwide. She is the author of Secret Lives of Common Birds: Enjoying Bird Behavior Through the Seasons (Houghton Mifflin 2005). She is also author to a brand new book (2018) Mastering Bird Photography which can be purchased directly from the publisher's website here. To see more of her work visit www.marieread.com.

Tom Vezo, a Remembrance
by Marie Read | September 4, 2008

Tom Vezo“I HATE you!”

Not the kind of reaction you typically want to hear from a friend, I suppose. But spoken in a thick Long Island accent and with a twinkling smile, it was a comment that nonetheless always brought a grin to my face because it meant I’d created a photograph specia...

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Birds in Habitat
by Marie Read | December 31, 2007

© Marie ReadFor compelling bird photos, go beyond portraits. An animated NatureScapes.net thread recently discussed whether or not “boring” would be a valid bird image critique. As bird photographers, it’s a good exercise for us to consider what draws viewers to a particular bird photograp...

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