I am a self Taught Photographer. I have been in this business for over 25 years. My specialty is nature and wildlife especially birds. In 2008 I won the 1st place in the amateur division for backyard habitat. Just recently I had a the cover photo of the October 2010 Birders Word Magazine.
I have photo in various galleries. The links are http://rstrick2.zenfolio.com/\
We love birds http://www.welovebirds.org/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=2tw2cbitky3r0
I also have a blog of experiences I have related to bird photography
I live in Beverly Hills; Fl. Beverly Hills is located in Citrus County along the nature coast. I live 20 minutes from the nature coast in the midst hundreds of birds and an array of natural springs and Manatees.
Nature and Wildlife photography provides a welcome change of pace especially in the winter months in Florida when all the birds are back.
My Photography equipment is Canon. I use the EOS 7D, 40D, 20D, and use the 28-105 IS, 100-400L IS lenses, 100mm Macro, and the 500 L IS lens. I use the 500 L IS with the 1.4 extender for bird and other wildlife photography. I have the Bogen (Manfrotto) 3221 Tripod and other equipment.
I frequent the many birding areas in Citrus County, Florida using the birding Trails guidelines to help me find great birding areas. There are some great places to go nearby.
I also find that my backyard has some good opportunity for me to photograph. All of my bird photographs are of wild birds in the natural state. I primarily photograph birds in my backyard and surrounding areas of Citrus County.