The Year of the Raptor
by Kari Post | May 5, 2011

© Kari PostFlorida’s Birding and Photo Fest seems to get better every year. In the three years that I have been attending the festival while representing NatureScapes, I’ve noticed many of the same returning, smiling faces and been impressed by the greater numbers of photographers in attendance...

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2010 Florida Birding & Photo Fest Recap
by Kari Post | April 30, 2010

© Kari PostNatureScapes recently made its annual appearance at the Florida Birding & Photo Fest in St. Augustine, Florida. The four day festival, held in late April each year, has grown quite popular with local and visiting photographers and proved to be an exciting event. The classroom sessions and fi...

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Ken Cravillion
by Ken Cravillion | May 1, 2008

Ken CravillionKen Cravillion was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It was upon attending Oshkosh North High School that he got his first taste of photography during a high school photography course. Armed with his Canon EOS Rebel camera, he felt fairly confident in the class, although while shooting an i...

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Cheryl Ertelt
by Cheryl Ertelt | May 1, 2008

© Cheryl ErteltCheryl Ertelt first became interested in photography when she received a Polaroid camera for Christmas when she was ten years old. By the time she was a senior in college, she had a 35mm camera and was taking pictures for both the newspaper and the yearbook where she found she much preferred sho...

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Royce Howland
by Royce Howland | April 1, 2008

Royce HowlandRoyce Howland was born in Oklahoma in the 1960’s and has been slowly growing up since that time. He moved with his family through a succession of places across three countries and two continents, arriving in the small prairie town of Camrose, Alberta by the time he was 15 years old. Feelin...

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Alan Murphy
by Alan Murphy | April 1, 2008

Bird portraitAlan Murphy has been captivated by birds since his childhood in England. Even in his youth, Alan found himself inextricably drawn to nature; growing up he found solace from the trials of life under a canopy of trees while in the company of birds. His passion for birding thrived. As he consulted...

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E.J. Peiker
by E.J. Peiker | April 1, 2008

© E.J. PeikerE.J. Peiker was born in 1960 in Augsburg, Germany in the German state of Bavaria near the Alps. His family moved to Mansfield, Ohio, in 1969 right before his ninth birthday where in 1975, he became a U.S. citizen. E.J. resided in Ohio until 1979, when he began attending Purdue University in West...

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The Red Knot: On the Brink of Extinction
by Hugh Simmons | December 1, 2005

Red knot © Heather ForcierThe Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) is on a fast track to extinction.

For decades, photographers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts have gone to the shores of the Delaware Bay to view and record two of nature’s great spectacles. Hundreds of thousands of Horseshoe Crabs, one of the ol...

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The Process of Image Critiques
by Heather Forcier | December 1, 2005

NatureScapesOne of the most pivotal experiences in my progression as a nature photographer was a critique of my images by a professional photographer at a workshop. Learning to see my photos objectively and evaluate them from another perspective was a gift. Upon returning from the workshop, I looked for oth...

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