Gold
digital photography
$400. framed
  Old Spruce, Sackville NB
digital photography
$400. framed
  1,1,2,3,5,8...
digital photography
$370. framed
         
   
         
Young Couple
digital photography
$350. framed
  El Zorro
digital photography
$370. framed
  Heads Up
digital photography
$330. framed
         

       

Sandpiper Chaos
digital photography
$350. framed

  Ol' Blue Eyes
digital photography
$200. framed
  Visual Flight Rules
digital photography
$330. framed
         
   
         
Settling In
digital photography
$350. framed
  Preen
digital photography
$210. framed
  Sleeping
digital photography
$350. framed
         
   
         
That Look
digital photography
$250. framed
  Intent
digital photography
$210. framed
  Aerial Ballet
digital photography
$210. framed

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JOHN CHARDINE

I have loved birds and photography for a long time. This is a perfect combination of interests. Birds are everywhere and they are active during the day when there's light! And of course they are exceptionally beautiful and photogenic. Bird photography is not without its challenges though- they are generally small and fast moving which makes it hard to produce sharp, frame-filling images. But if it were easy, it wouldn't be so much fun!

Birds live in communities with other animals and plants, and so for me bird photography forms a continuum with photography of the natural world, both animate and inanimate. I think of this as “natural” photography in the same broad sense that the term “natural history” was used in former times. The mark humans are making on Earth is growing day by day and although as animals we are an integral part of this world, my preference is to make images without "hand of man" elements.

Birds have been the subject of my professional career as an ornithologist for the past 37 years but now I am retired, I can pursue this passion full-time as a professional. My photographs have been published in books, magazines and journals, brochures, conservation materials and the like, and in permanent installations in Canadian national parks, conservation areas and trails. As a resident artist at Fog Forest Gallery it is gratifying to know that through their help, my prints are hanging in private collections across Canada. I am currently a moderator on www.birdphotographers.net.