Portrait & Headshot Photographer • Plymouth, New Hampshire

Thirty Minutes Through a Window

I am not sitting out in the woods in the winter for four hours freezing my butt off.   Screw that.  Let me tell you how it’s done.

One day this winter a very good friend of mine told me that she had cardinals at her house. I have a thing for cardinals.   I actually have a thing for any kind of bird.   We have a lot of cardinals in New Hampshire, but I can never seem to get any to come to my house.   So I went right over to Kree’s house.

When I got there, I took my equipment inside, and then sat on the porch waiting.  My god it was cold out.    Sort of goes along with winter in New Hampshire.

I went inside. I could hear the cardinals.  I wasn’t about to leave.   I made camp in a chair by the window in Kree’s pantry.   I was probably in between the cereal and the tuna fish.  I didn’t look in the cupboards.

I was just going to run out when I saw the cardinals, but Kree knows what a wimp I am, so she opened the window for me.   It was eleven degrees outside.   That’s a good friend.


Canon’s 300mm f/2.8 is a beautiful lens for wildlife photography, and I’ve used it for portraits as well.  It’s a beast of a lens, so you won’t see me walking down the street with it.  (Actually, I can’t promise that.  Someone told me there were waxwings at a tree near the library).

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