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[29 Aug 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Mad for Flowers

Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[18 May 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

National Center for Nature Photography exhibit

Wild Light Exhibit at the National Center for Nature Photography.

The National Center for Nature Photography will host Rick Lieder’s “Wild Light,” 90-plus images of the diverse beauty of Midwest animals and nature, including his filmmaking for PBS NOVA’s “Creatures of Light”, produced by National Geographic.

With minimal equipment and boundless vision and patience, Lieder shoots active portraits of finches and fireflies, fawns and swans, revealing the world of the creatures that live all around us, in our parks, ponds and backyards.The exhibit includes some of Lieder’s never before seen video, and more than a dozen paintings and illustrations.

Lieder’s work is featured in a series of stunning picture books—STEP GENTLY OUT, SWEEP UP THE SUN, AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES, and the just-released WAKE UP!—with his co-author Helen Frost. He is working on a new book exploring the lives of Sandhill cranes. Signed copies of the books will be available during BugFest, Saturday, August 19th, and Lieder will offer several workshops/presentations during the course of the exhibit, which runs through the end of August.

Rick will be signing all his books. The best way is to order online through Rick’s website, BugDreams.com.
Using Prime will get them to you before the reception. All signed books will also receive a free pen & ink drawing.

Come enjoy the beauty of “Wild Light” at the National Center for Nature Photography, with an opening Friday, June 9 from 5-8 pm. The exhibit is free to all, and the Center is located at Secor Metropark, at 10001 West Central Ave (US-20), outside Toledo in Berkey, OH, just 5 minutes West of US-23, and less than an hour from Ann Arbor.

Directions: Secor Metropark map

National Center for Nature Photography

National Center for Nature Photography
National Center for Nature Photography
National Center for Nature Photography
National Center for Nature Photography
National Center for Nature Photography

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[3 May 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Thursday, May 4th from 4 to 5pm, we’ll be signing our books,

including our latest, WAKE UP!, at Kids Ink Bookstore in Indianapolis.

I’ll be giving a drawing away with every book.

More info

Wake-Up Cover

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[6 Apr 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

WAKE UP! book signing:

Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 1-4pm.
Book Beat: Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237
20% of all purchases go to the Sierra Club.

Wake-Up Book Cover

Some of the drawings I’ll be giving away at my book signing for WAKE UP!


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[21 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

The world is wide awake — are you?

Here’s the trailer for my next book with Helen Frost, Wake Up!

From a starred review in KIRKUS:
Lieder again demonstrates that he is not only a master of catching light where it falls,
but capturing intimate moments only the most patient of observers would notice.
His latest jaw-dropping images reveal with preternatural acumen details subtle
as the shadow of a praying mantis on a peony petal, feathers lining a tree swallow’s nest,
and the tiniest of “newly hatched” cellar spiders dancing on a blade of grass, as Frost notes
“New life is everywhere — / open your eyes.”

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[16 Feb 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Lunch in the Garden.

Lunch in the Garden

Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

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[14 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

Really happy to see my newest book with Helen Frost (WAKE UP! – March 2017)
here in Candlewick’s 25th anniversary catalog – what a lot of great work,
Judy Moody and Maisie & so many others.

Proud to be included in this history!

WAKE UP! Book Publication

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[6 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

Here’s an interview I did for TAMRON’s eNewsletter about my technique
and how I use Tamron’s lenses:

Learning the Birds & the Bees
Birds & Bees

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[12 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

Firefly moon.

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[21 Jul 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

Spicy Love Stories
A spicy love story in my garden this week.