Watching a heron stalk its prey, standing fencepost still in the shallows of a lake, or awaiting an eagle to descend from a tree, to swoop down and strike it's catch in the icy cold river is a real study in patience. As these birds patiently wait, I also wait, patiently. It is something I have learned the hard way over the last 30 years living in a wheelchair. I broke my neck while body surfing in Hawaii. This left me a quadriplegic and a whole new way a life. A hard lesson to learn is patience, but taking a lesson from nature brings about peace.
Photography offers a way for me to express my freedom. Although limited to well traveled trails for my wildlife, I also use my van to shoot from which provides a nice blind. With hardly any use of my hands, I have adapted ways of holding and firing my camera.
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L USM IS
Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 L USM IS
Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6 L USM IS
Canon EFs 15-85
Tamron 28-300 XR DI
Tokina 12-24 DX