Photo By: Alex Woodruff
Biography: During my childhood in the UK I developed a love of nature and wildlife. Hours were spent watching birds in their natural setting and at feeders. Family holidays were spent exploring shorelines for fossils and rock pools for crabs. Dog walks with my Grandfather became nature lessons where I was taught about the world around me.
Some years later I developed an interest in photography and I have been fortunate enough to combine these pleasures.
I love being able to spend time outdoors recording the wildlife around me and presenting my sightings through digital medium. Observation without intrusion or disruption gives us an understanding of animal and bird behavior which enables us to protect the fragile ecosystems that we live in and depend on.
Website – www.alexgwoodruff.wordpress.com
Image Description – Normally these shy birds are very difficult to shoot. This one had escaped me numerous times – I would get into position and he would move, I would reposition and he would move again etc etc. I finally decided to stay put and within a minute he popped out to see why I wasn’t playing anymore.
Location – Gilbert Riparian Preserve, Arizona
Image Editing Software Used – Photoshop elements