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[14 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

A cold night for many gallery openings:
 

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[14 May 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

        The blog carnival for bird lovers, I and the Bird, is celebrating its 100th edition. Nice to see them give Wild Light the “House Sparrow to the Death Award” for my last post, Chance meeting. Check out all the other winners at the Nature Blog Network.

        I’m exhibiting my bird photographs and paintings at Heron Festival at Michigan’s Kensington Metropark, near Milford/Brighton, Saturday and Sunday.
        I’ll be showing some new work, and will have copies of my books for sale, including a new bug book I haven’t talked about yet.. Come by and say hello if you have the chance.

        Enough of the news, below is a spring goldfinch defying gravity for your pleasure.
Spring goldfinch defies gravity

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[26 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

A short while ago I did a presentation for the Michigan Humane Society Summer Tails Day Camp at the Detroit Center for Animal Care, and had a great time.

I arrived early and improvised a makeshift screen from the backs of a old planning calendar.

The kids were curious about the identity of the creatures I photograph, and seemed to appreciate that invertebrates are important and deserve our compassion, and were amazed at the varied colors and shapes and behaviors of the insects and birds I projected.

A fun day. Below are two racing sparrows from my slide show.

Racing sparrows

Exhibitions »

[1 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Had a great time with Kathe in Charlevoix, MI. My exhibit (almost thirty images) looks like it was made especially for the Charlevoix Library, and it was fun sharing all the stories behind the work during the slide presentation Thursday night.
Wild Light exhibit

Many thanks to Audrey Shapiro for putting it all together, and the help from John McLean and Roger Gowell.

The library garden was a perfect location for my Friday photography workshop, a better manicured version of my own backyard. I learned as much as everyone who participated. Below is a portrait of our group in the garden: Emma Hindle, Patsy Ranger, Hannah Davis, Parker LaVanway and Elizabeth Fels.
Charlevoix workshop

I was able to do some shooting on Lake Michigan after we arrived on Wednesday, so I’ll be posting portraits of some of Charlevoix’s smaller residents soon.

Exhibitions, Insects etc. »

[26 Jun 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

An ant finds a little pocket hideaway,
between the petals of a dandelion.

I’m hoping we’ll have a nice day for my nature photography workshop tomorrow,
but life underfoot goes on no matter the weather.

Rain and clouds can produce some great light,
and bring out creatures from their usual hideouts.

Ants are not as effective at pollination as bees, but they do play a role. June 22-28 is the 2nd Annual National Pollinator Week. More information at the Pollinator Partnership.
Ant in dandelion

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Ant | Hymenoptera | Apocrita | Vespoidea | Formicidae

Books | Art | Misc, Exhibitions, Insects etc. »

[24 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’ll be having an exhibition and slide presentation of my wildlife art in Charlevoix, MI this Thursday, along with a workshop on Friday. Please stop by if you’re in the area. I’ll be showcasing some of the new work I’ve done in the last month. More info.

Here’s an interesting use of bees to make fine art vases from Studio Libertiny. A skeleton of the vase is made first, then honeybees turn it into a hive.
Libertiny vase

From the press release:

“Libertiny’s “collaboration” with honey bees pushes the boundaries of so-called conventional design by defying mass production and enabling nature to create what would typically be considered a man-made product. Studio Libertiny’s bee vase not only tells the story, but does so in an ecologically derived, natural way that concedes the human manufacturing process to something simpler and more beautiful.”

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[2 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

For anyone in northern Michigan, I’ll have an exhibit and slide presentation of my work on June 26 in Charlevoix, and a workshop scheduled for Friday afternoon, June 27th.

I’ll post a reminder in a couple weeks. To register for the workshop, here’s more information.

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[11 Mar 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Although I haven’t seen it yet, the spring issue of Whisper in the Woods is just out, and features a large selection of my wildlife photography, including the fearless wasp below on the front cover.

The magazine has showcased many excellent photographers, including Jim Brandenburg and Carl Sams. If you get a copy, let my know if you have a favorite image.
Whisper in the Woods

Exhibitions, Insects etc. »

[19 Jan 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

I’ll be participating in a fundraiser on January 27 (in Los Angeles) for the documentary “The Vanishing of the Bees”, a feature-length documentary about the implications of the world wide honeybee disappearance.

My bee art will be exhibited, and I’m donating part of the sale price to the fundraiser, as well as any print orders mentioning the film and fundraiser.

More information can be found at Project Butterfly.

See stunning Bees in flight.

Birds, Exhibitions »

[6 Dec 2007 | 4 Comments | ]

My Aerial Acrobats slideshow at the Royal Oak Nature Society last night was fun and had me talking much more than usual. The room was crowded and there were many questions.

I went through close to a hundred bird images, many new and seen for the first time. I showed several large prints, and sold smaller prints, maybe for Christmas presents.

There was much discussion on the habits of backyard birds, and how best to attract specific species.

I’ll be showing some of the new work on my blog in the coming months, and will be regularly changing the work on my bird website, CloudBoxer.com. I’m hoping to do many more of these presentations in the future.