I met Linda Cullivan – and her husband, expert Maine lobster chef and boat captain Mike – a few years ago at a seminar in Plymouth, MA. Since then this dynamic duo have participated (and I use the word participated because they really participate) on my Alaska, Iceland, Bosque del Apache and Florida workshops – and they are coming to my "Croton Creative Workshop" this fall.
Like many of my workshops participants, Linda and Mike have become my friends. These guys are not professional photographers, but they sure do make professional-quality images.
When Linda casually showed me the last photograph you see in this post, I asked her to write a guest blog post – because I wanted you to see her work. Here goes and thank you Linda!
My friend Rick Sammon asked me to write about an image I recently took of a pileated woodpecker family. I love birds, and pileated woodpeckers are one of my favorites.
In the seven years I have been photographing, I did not have any good images of this beautiful woodpecker.
When a friend called to tell me of a pileated woodpecker family two hours south of where I live, there was no hesitation. I hopped in the car and drove down to find the nest.
The directions were good and it didn’t take long to find the site. I set up my tripod with my camera and Canon 500mm lens with a 1.4x extender and waited.