Savannah, Georgia sounds like a photographer’s dream steeped in history, scenery and culture as well as weather that according to Wasil Khan, “has provided a wonderful opportunity to pursue my hobby of photographing nature subjects in all seasons of the year.” Wasil also states that he is close to, “many types of natural habitats” which is obvious from the fascinating images he has posted on Nikonians.
Wasil’s choices of subjects and type of photography reveal the close-up and tiny world that sometimes goes unnoticed.
“I especially enjoy macro/close-up photography, but have been shooting more general wildlife also since acquiring a Nikkor 200-500mm zoom and the convenience that comes along with it. My favorite subjects are animals that don’t enjoy widespread popularity like reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like insects, spiders, etc. I like to capture images of these animals that show their often-overlooked beauty.”
His involvement with Nikonians began as with many other Nikonians, searching. “I joined Nikonians in the spring of 2004 around the time I bought my first digital SLR, a Nikon D70. I found the group by searching for information about my new camera online. After observing for a few weeks, I was impressed with the congenial and supportive atmosphere of Nikonians, prompting me to purchase a membership. The excellent images produced by my fellow Nikonians and their willingness to share their knowledge and techniques have provided both inspiration and the means for me to improve my own photography skills.”
“Nikonians is a great place to share with others who hold similar interests”, Wasil observes and adds, “It’s a place where one may learn about all aspects of photography while, at the same time, gain satisfaction from providing guidance to others when possible. This is one of the main reasons I think I will always be a Nikonian.”
He adds insightful comments on increasing the breadth of enjoyment in life with the following statements. “If you enjoy photography, make time for it. We all have busy lives but you have to take time out on a regular basis to look at the world through a camera lens. You often see wondrous things that can keep you amazed and wanting to learn.”
With some apparent regret Wasil relates an experience to which any photographer can relate. “I will always remember the day my first D70 died. After many years of going with me wherever and whenever to capture images in all types of situations, it fell off my tripod into a pond while I was trying to photograph a Florida Softshell turtle. I retrieved it but even after storing it for weeks in dry rice, it never revived. Even after owning several more capable cameras since then, I still fondly remember that old camera.”
Thanks to you, Wasil for sharing some thoughts and great images with us and helping us to get to know you a little better. We will all be looking forward to see what mysterious and beautiful creatures you have to show us in the future.
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