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A collection of backyard wildlife and pond photos.

I have long enjoyed snapping an occasional wildlife photo with my basic point and shoot camera or even with my mobile phone. Even though they were never great photos, it was still an opportunity to connect with the local city wildlife.

I recently invested in a Nikon D7100 with a 70-200 mm telephoto zoom lens. This upgrade has provided me the ability to take closer and somewhat better wildlife photos. It also made me more aware that my backyard was mostly dirt and weeds. This wasn’t the most inviting place for local wildlife nor did it make for an attractive photo background.

I removed the weeds and added lots of native plants and some green grass, but my favorite addition was a small pond or water garden. The pond has provided the local wildlife a place to come bathe or take a drink and it has provided me with a place to learn to use my new camera.

With just a couple spare weekends and a little hard work, I was able to transform my backyard to a place where I can sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of nature against the sounds of singing birds and rushing water.
I named this site "Not Wildlife" because originally, most of my photos were just of the “pets” that were placed in my new, small backyard pond. With the addition of the hummingbird and bird seed feeders, I have been given the opportunity to see and photograph many wildlife visitors that never before bothered to stop by.

This site is a photo journal of sorts, a work in progress, a random collection of my thoughts, photographs and experiences.  Hopefully you will enjoy some of the photos as much as I have enjoyed taking them.  I am new to photography and this web design stuff so bear with me for a while and expect more to come. 
All photos on this site were taken by me, in my own backyard.  I make no claims to be a real photographer or expert on anything or anything like that.  I am just a guy with a camera and an occasional minute to sit back and watch what goes on.  Feel free to share your photographs, questions or comments with us on any of the pages as appropriate.  

Also, before you leave, be sure to leave a comment on my guest book so I know you dropped by.

Well, what are you waiting for... Head on over to the photo gallery.

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