There was a time, when a news event occurred, I was there. When I called my wife to tell her, I was going to that news event, she would asked "how many children were involved" - that was the way we gaged how serious the event was, by the number of children involved. Finally, I discovered photographing birds was my escape - my theraphy. And I became fixed on the tropical birds near our Florida home. But eventually I came back to filming the birds in "my backyard". It is amazing how birds you can find near your home.  I do not photograph birds flying for the most part, I do "portraits" of them. I want them in their settings. 
A bird in the hand.  : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A bird in the hand.
Great Blue Heron chick. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Great Blue Heron chick.
Egert. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Egert.
Egrets : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Egrets
Egret. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Egret.
Anhinga feeds her chicks. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Anhinga feeds her chicks.
Anhinga after spearing a fish.  : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Anhinga after spearing a fish.
Anhinga dries its feathers. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Anhinga dries its feathers.
Burrowing owl. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Burrowing owl.
Sandhill Cranes.  : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Sandhill Cranes.
Sandhill cranes. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Sandhill cranes.
Turkey Vulture. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Turkey Vulture.
Black Vulture. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Black Vulture.
Roseta Spoonbill. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Roseta Spoonbill.
Red winged blackbird. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Red winged blackbird.
Marsh wren : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Marsh wren
Yellow headed blackbird. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Yellow headed blackbird.
Goldfinch : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Goldfinch
A humming bird feeding on a sunflower. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A humming bird feeding on a sunflower.
Hummingbird feeding on milkweed plant : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Hummingbird feeding on milkweed plant
Hummingbird : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Hummingbird
Northern cardinal : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Northern cardinal
Cardinal. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Cardinal.
House sparrow ready to feed chicks. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
House sparrow ready to feed chicks.
After catching a frog, a house sparrow waits to feed its chicks. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
After catching a frog, a house sparrow waits to feed its chicks.
Wood stork.  : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Wood stork.
Eagle feeding chick. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Eagle feeding chick.
Eagle. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Eagle.
Turkey : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Turkey
Pelican fishing. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Pelican fishing.
Pelican fishing. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Pelican fishing.
Pelican at Pelican Rescue Center undergoing rehab treatment. : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Pelican at Pelican Rescue Center undergoing rehab treatment.
X-ray of the fishing gear eaten by a pelican at Miami's Pelican Rescue Center.  : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
X-ray of the fishing gear eaten by a pelican at Miami's Pelican Rescue Center.
A volunteer checks a free range chicken in Key West, Florida. The birds have been long a problem.  : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A volunteer checks a free range chicken in Key West, Florida. The birds have been long a problem.
Peacock : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Peacock
Pink Flamingo.  : Birding : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Pink Flamingo.