My name is Robert Strickland I am a self-Taught Photographer. I have been in this business for over 25 years. My specialty is nature and wildlife especially birds. I have photos on my web site for your perusal. The links are www.robertstricklandphotography.com I also have photos on my FLICKr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rstrickland/
I have written a several small stories about my experiences with Birding, Two were published in Nature Photographer.
My Photography equipment is Canon. I use the EOS 6D, 7D MKII, and use the Canon 28-105 IS, Tamron 100-600 lenses, Canon 100mm Macro, I also attach a 1.4 extender for bird and other wildlife photography. I have the MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Tripod Kit, Bogen (Manfrotto) 3221 Tripod and other equipment.
I frequent the many birding areas in Florida using the birding Trails guidelines to help me find great birding areas. There are some great places to go nearby. I also find that my backyard has some good opportunity for me to photograph. All of my bird photographs are of wild birds in the natural state. I primarily photograph birds in my backyard and surrounding areas of Citrus County and other areas throughout Florida. I have a Stock Library of over 10000 Digital Photos
My publishing credits include: Living Bird, National Geographic Daily Dozen, NANPA News, Nature Photographers Magazine, North American Bluebird Society, Ducks Unlimited, Finger Lakes Magazine, American Agriculturist, Bird Watching Magazine, National wildlife, Waterway Guide Northern Edition, Mariner’s Handbook, Turkey Call Magazine, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Agway Cooperator; Discover Lifestyle Magazine, Central Ridge Visitor, NWF’s Treasures of Wildlife Calendar, 1st place in the National Wildlife Federation amateur division for backyard habitat, 2009 Great Backyard Bird Count Photo Contest.
I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and belonged to the “The Professional Photographers Society of New York State, Inc., and Member of NANPA.
Artist Statement: My specialty is nature and wildlife. All of my photos are the result of many patient hours spent in the field, exploring, absorbing, seeing and figuring out the world around me to be able to get an outstanding image. On most outings everything comes together, the shutter speed, the exposure, The Focus and composition to bring home impressive images, on other hand there are times when nothing seems to work, you missed the focus or a bad exposure. However, I enjoy every minute of the outdoors whether it’s in the wilderness or a city park, regardless of my photographic success. This is an exciting time in photography, and I fully embrace the power of the Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Elements 11, to turn a raw photo into a works of art that have the striking impact of a masterpiece, but with the detail, authenticity, and direct connection to natural world that comes with Nature photography. It is very important to me that my images represent a factual representation of the subjects that I am seeking.
Current Equipment List
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 7DMKII
Canon EOS 40D
Canon 100mm L f/2.8 IS USM Macro lens
Canon 28-135 1:3.5-5.6 IS lens
Canon 1.4x TC III (x2)
Canon Extension Tubes EF25
MeFoto Global Tracker Tripod
Bogen (Manfrotto) 3221 Tripod
Manfrotto Ball head
Tiffin Circular Polarizer Filter 77mm
Tiffin Circular Polarizer Filter 72mm
A range of other Tiffin filters
Ape Case ACPRO4000 Digital SLR and Laptop Roller Backpack
Custom vest to fit the equipment above
Dell XPS Desktop Win 8.1
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11