I was at a party one night when a very good friend of mine wanted to show me his new camera. He was showing me some photographs he had taken at a local park and I was fascinated with the results. I wanted to try it for myself. I immediately went home and ordered a camera, lens and accessories but was far from knowing what I was doing. I started out photographing the usual subjects: trees, flowers, people, buildings, etc., but nothing really excited me. It wasn’t until my wife and I attended a “Bird Walk” at a local nature center that I found my interest. On that walk, we observed over 50 different types of birds and our guide knew them all! Heck, I didn’t even know there were 50 different types of birds in the state, let alone at a small, local nature center. That’s when I realized what I wanted my photography subject to be: Birds.