bhowdy | SmugMug

Your Bio

I would describe myself as a serious amateur photographer. I received a dslr camera as a Christmas gift 12/07 and have been "hooked" ever since!

Favorite photographic subjects are birds and wildlife, only recently have I purchased ND filters and started learning how to make an acceptable landscape image.

My wife and I travel a modest amount, always planning our trips around locations to photograph nature and wildlife.

I don't try to sell my images, don't submit my images to publications, in the hope of getting them published. There are so many photographers that I feel have more talent and produce better photos. I happily do this for my own enjoyment and give some of my photos away as gifts to friends and family members.

For me the pleasure of this hobby is learning and improving my skills and most importantly ..... being outdoors!

"There is a fine line between a hobby and an obsession!"

Gallery Categories

Most Recent

1 gallery with 221 photos

Updated: Oct 26, 2012 7:45pm PST

Small Birds

93 galleries with 958 photos

Updated: Jan 07, 2012 1:21pm PST

Shorebirds

38 galleries with 254 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2012 7:42pm PST

Wading Birds

24 galleries with 472 photos

Updated: Mar 05, 2012 6:01pm PST

Birds of Prey

15 galleries with 177 photos

Updated: Jan 07, 2012 4:36pm PST

Waterfowl

28 galleries with 240 photos

Updated: Jan 07, 2012 1:18pm PST

Wildlife

24 galleries with 390 photos

Updated: May 28, 2011 4:33am PST

Yellowstone - June 2009

17 galleries with 137 photos

Updated: May 28, 2011 4:30am PST

Cades Cove

9 galleries with 292 photos

Updated: Aug 19, 2013 1:27pm PST

Landscape

6 galleries with 84 photos

Updated: Jul 21, 2010 4:43pm PST

Travel

5 galleries with 56 photos

Updated: Jul 22, 2008 8:12pm PST

Butterflies

10 galleries with 68 photos

Updated: Jun 26, 2010 4:12pm PST

Florida October 2009

1 gallery with 141 photos

Updated: Oct 25, 2009 4:43pm PST

Florida April 2009

1 gallery with 35 photos

Updated: Apr 27, 2009 9:10pm PST

Alligator Farm

1 gallery with 66 photos

Updated: Sep 11, 2009 1:21pm PST

Harris Neck NWR

19 galleries with 176 photos

Updated: Sep 11, 2009 2:01pm PST

Louisville Point

1 gallery with 44 photos

Updated: Apr 06, 2009 6:53pm PST

Kyker Bottom

7 galleries with 288 photos

Updated: Oct 21, 2011 5:55am PST

Flowers

2 galleries with 28 photos

Updated: Apr 04, 2010 5:25am PST

Pellissippi Balloon Festival

1 gallery with 41 photos

Updated: Sep 26, 2009 7:47am PST

Nature

1 gallery with 30 photos

Updated: Sep 22, 2009 2:58pm PST

Macro

3 galleries with 32 photos

Updated: Apr 18, 2008 8:33pm PST

Bird Dogs

1 gallery with 40 photos

Updated: Nov 05, 2011 7:45am PST

My Favorite Photos

1 gallery with 3 photos

Updated: May 02, 2009 6:10pm PST

Other

5 galleries with 89 photos

Updated: Dec 25, 2011 5:01am PST

Birding Life List

1 gallery with 59 photos

Updated: Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm PST

Florida - March 2010

8 galleries with 211 photos

Updated: Mar 26, 2010 6:20pm PST

Viera Wetlands

3 galleries with 106 photos

Updated: Mar 22, 2010 6:56pm PST

Outer Banks

1 gallery with 65 photos

Updated: Aug 26, 2010 1:56pm PST

US Rowing Championships

3 galleries with 112 photos

Updated: Jul 21, 2010 6:01pm PST

Magee Marsh

1 gallery with 33 photos

Updated: Jun 13, 2011 5:46pm PST

For Sale

4 galleries with 30 photos

Updated: Mar 10, 2013 6:10pm PST