I have been a member here for a while but have been lurking while I have been pursuing my photography interests. I have been into photography off and on since the early 80's when I jumped into photography with Canon film equipment. I apologize for that 5 letter dirty word! LOL I've been using Nikon gear though since I switched to digital.
I enjoy all types of photography but my favorite types are nature and scenic photography. I like the challenge of capturing various wildlife more so than being in situations where one just basically walks up and snaps the shutter.
My current cameras are the D200 and the D5100 that I just bought a month ago. I know some will see this as a downgrade in camera capability and I somewhat agree except I still plan on using my D200 as my primary camera. I just wanted a decent camera for backup out in the field and one with a bit more resolution for when I know I am going to want to be able to do a bit of cropping on the final images.
I recently went to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, NC to get familiar with the D5100. I've posted those images to my new site which is http://stanwestfall.zenfolio.com/ I am in the process now of getting more familiar here and will post some images here in the near future.
I'm looking forward to learning more from members here as well as hopefully helping others who enjoy my photography interests. Many regards to all and hoping you all get that once in a lifetime capture soon!
Thanks for the welcome, OnTERRYo! I will be around fairly often on here while it's winter here. I am not a cold weather person in general. Once it warms up, I will be outside more than by the pc but will check in now & then.
Hi, Suzy and thanks for the nice welcome! Glad you liked the photos you checked out on my site. I never claim to be an expert but if I can help folks who are just getting started with some basics, I am glad to do so.
Birds happen to be one of the subjects I enjoy photographing. The way they flit around a lot of times makes it a challenge to capture their image.
I'm only getting started on my site so check back periodically if you want to see what I've been up to.
Thanks again for the welcome,feedback, & kind words! See you around the Nikonians site!