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Alois 24-Jun-2012 17:59
Dear Gene,

Jour pixters sind beautefull
alois 11-Jun-2012 15:14
dear Gene,
How are are your images for sale? Let me know
Alois 10-Jun-2012 20:53
Dear Gene,

Jour photos sind beautifull,
How are are your images for sale? Let me know
Guest 11-May-2010 16:06

I've looked through your entire wildlife gallery, your photos are just STUNNING!


Sander Broström
Sara 15-Apr-2009 01:39
Hi Gene,
How are are your images for sale? Let me know, they are stunning!
Thanks for the beautiful sights tonite... Sara Cates
Guest 05-Apr-2009 17:19
Congratulations, Gene, on your superb hardware and technique.
Ken Pride 04-Mar-2009 06:13
Simply amazing galleries, one of the best on PBase. I currently shoot birds and wildlife with Nikon D300 + 300f4+1.4TC= 420f5.6. A 500f4 will be my next lens but it will be quite some time before I can afford one. The Nikon 500f4 is about $2200 more than the Canon 500f4, therefore I am thinking of switching to Canon and with the savings, I can buy a 50D and some accessories or the 5D mark II. But before making the plunge to the 500f4, I am thinking of the 400f5.6 or the 100-400f5.6..........your 400f5.6 photos are sharp and so are some of your 100-400 photos. Which is sharper and better for BIF? Do you find that your 400f5.6 is used less now that you have the 500f4?


Paula 01-Mar-2009 14:28
Loved every one of the Eagles Photos!!
Mike Lentz Nature Photography26-Feb-2009 16:57

I just wanted to stop in and say Hi. I've been down to the "eagle location" only once this year and had success further south than where you usually hangout. It looks like I won't make it back this year again, but would like to hook up again if our schedules match sometime next year. I'll keep an eye on your work, its always very good.


Mike Lentz
Scott Toll 23-Jan-2009 12:32
Amazing eagle photo's. Where did you take them?
Nicolai Boss Nielsen 17-Sep-2008 21:39
Hi Gene,

Stunning short and great gallery. I just love your pictures.

I have been looking at your comments on "best for wildlife" at the dpreview site. I am trying to decide on a lens for general birding and wildlife. I'm using the Canon EOS 40D and the Canon EF 500 f/4L is out of my price range, so I am presently looking at the Canon EF 400 f/5.6L USM or the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. Which of these two lenses would our recomend?

Best Regards
Nicolai, DK
Guest 24-May-2008 03:31
Gene, your hawk gallary is beautiful!! You must be a really cool person. Great job!!
RazorRoy 29-Mar-2008 20:17
Just absolutely wonderful shots,,,I also have a 10D and found this site thru researching the 400 5.6 I for sure will buy the lens now. Your shots are the best I have found.
Guest 23-Mar-2008 02:36
Hi Gene,
I have been trying to decide on a lens for birding that is better than my 100-400. I have used that for a couple of years now and would like a 500 but that has been out of my price range. I think your pictures above all other comments or reviews have sold me on the 400 f5.6.
I have a 20D but think the glass is more important at this time. Thanks for the gallery and the 500 f4 and 400 f5.6 pictures because although it is clear the 500 is a tad sharper the 400 sure appears to be a wonderful lens. Your technique and results really helped me a lot in making a decision. If you have any suggestions for me I would love to hear them. I do have a tripod and rss bh55 ballheaed. You clearly use the 400 for flight shots, do you do most of these hand held or on a tripod and if on a tripod what is your setup?
Thanks again for such a great gallery. I will add it to my favorites so I will have something to try and equal once I get the lens.
MarcWildPassion24-Feb-2008 18:47
Hi Gene, your gallery is beautiful! Great pleasure to look at it.
Mac 23-Dec-2007 19:11
Most excellant and such GREAT patience I am an Artist one who paints in oils, in Hawaii, when finished I will send you a Photo.. Mahalo Nui Loa Mac
okieman 05-Dec-2007 04:46
Outstanding work,I wish I could take a few lessons from you. Can I send you one of my first shots?
andrewd_za06-Sep-2007 11:19
Excellent images - maybe one day when I grow up...:)
Guest 03-Sep-2007 16:52
This is a beautiful gallery, well done Gene.
Inga Morozoff16-Aug-2007 14:08
Outstanding! What an inspiration your galleries are! WOW.
Guest 22-Jun-2007 05:22
Wow, that is great. I'm at a loss of words.
yoram shpirer19-May-2007 21:33
Hi Gene
I'm glad I came across your galleries; you have some superb Birds shots. Definitely added to my favorites list!
Regards Yoram
Reyno27-Mar-2007 02:53
Great gallery and beautifully captured images you've got here Gene.

Best regards,
John Cravatta21-Mar-2007 03:13
Great pictures. I tried voting for a few shots but the vote would not click in. Thanks
DeeDee G.19-Mar-2007 22:35
Hi Gene,
Where did you find this Blue Heron in So. Cal. I live in Laguna Hills.
Boy you should have some incredible shots! =)
Guest 08-Mar-2007 10:45
When I saw your pictures, a special feeling swept over me. Not sure what it is but wow...
Guest 10-Feb-2007 09:35
Nice Gallery
Guest 22-Dec-2006 23:45
You have some incredible photos !!
keep that , And Tnx.
Guest 13-Nov-2006 23:03
Great pictures. Keep on shooting.
David Jardine 01-Nov-2006 10:49

Please let me know asap if I can use the white daisy photo on my website?

Guest 21-Aug-2006 19:00
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen -:))
Kirk 09-Jul-2006 02:19
I came across your website while browsing for photos of hawks. I live in San Diego, CA and see these magnificent birds in the canyons near my house. I connect with these animals in a way that is hard to explain but in short I am looking for material that I can use for my next tattoo. I hope to find a photo of a hawk in flight, hopefully approaching the camera from straight on, below or above. If I find the right photo, I will have it tattooed onto my upper back from shoulder to shoulder.

By any chance do you have such photos and would you be willing to allow me to use them temporarily while my tattoo is completed?

Very best regards,

Ken Owen23-Jun-2006 02:02
I can't get enough of your photography. I'm consistently blown away. Are you still using your 10D? and are you considering an upgrade soon? I have a 10D and considering upgrading to a 30D but don't know if I should save the money and put towards a better lens. I use the 100-400L now. I love to cruise the shore line of the lake in my boat and could use a faster lens for lower light situations. I'm struggling to figure out what my best combination would be. Any thoughts? Thanks! Ken 27-May-2006 22:20
Great job. A lot of success in the future to your resource!!
Fabien 26-May-2006 21:34
your photography are absolutly amazing !! They are absolutly fantastic !!
I have one question : what is your technique to approach the bird ? In particular the most little ?
Thank you
Fabien 19-Apr-2006 14:41
Fabulous site.
Gene07-Apr-2006 13:11

I sent you mail, check your pbase inbox
Guest 07-Apr-2006 12:14
Gene, I'm pretty new to photography and had a couple of questions. First of all, sorry if this is not the place to ask. I have a 30d and my longest lens currently is a 70-200 f2.8 L is. This lens seems to be recomended by almost everyone ive talked too, but not for bird shots. I was curious as to whether it would be smart to buy a teleconverter for this lens, or buy canon's 400 f5.6. Secondly i was reviewing your posts on and was wondering what the benefits of the extender tubes was, and why you use them. I was also wondering how you used them, meaning can they still be autofucused, and in combination with a teleconverter ect. I ask you because after seeing your pics i consider you the absolute go to guy for nature photography. Any help or advice for this young amature would be greatly appreciated.
Tom Merigan12-Mar-2006 23:52
Gene Yours hawks are inspiring to a Birding Pbaser going into his second year I like your point that the 500 gives a sharp but softer feel to the detail than the 400
I also think you have either trained birds or great patience and stealth Think fron the many number of photos it must be the latter Finally on a serious note I think Hawkman thinks like a hawk with fantastic photo results
Thanks for sharing and inspiring Tom

Guest 09-Mar-2006 21:06
Hi Gene, Thanks for your review of the 400mm 5.6L. That's how I found your site. Your sampler has convinced me I need that lens. What a great collection of photos on your site.
Dick Nethercot 12-Feb-2006 20:18
Absolutely fantastic. I'm just moving into wildlife photgraphy myself. I hope I can become 1/2 as good as you have. Thanks so much for sharing.
Eric Lawton12-Feb-2006 19:46
Enjoyed you galeries. Very nice work

Guest 08-Feb-2006 13:09
wow U R the King of Hawks/Bertel
Guest 03-Feb-2006 23:21
Your bird photography is very inspiring.
Thank you,
Steve Ammann14-Dec-2005 03:06
Hi Gene,
Its a real treat to page through your outstanding gallery. Some pictures I have seen on FM, but they are just as great to see a second time. My definition of a really good picture: the more you look at it, the better you like it. I put you on my favorite-list so I can check your new work from time to time.
Guest 18-Nov-2005 07:29
Gene are you a professional? I dont think i have seen a single one bad looking bird foto from you. Most of them look really astonishing. Anywawys, congraz for your skills.
S. Barry 12-Nov-2005 18:18
Thanks you for bringing the beauty of nature into my home via the internet! You certainly made my day! Many thanks!
S. Barry
Guest 11-Nov-2005 02:04
Wonderful work Gene.
I found your gallery by doing a search for "Hawk eating mouse" (to illustrate an essay prompted by that observation)and although your hawk is not on top of my power meter box in the field outside my cabin, it's a perfect picture:-)
And so are all the rest.
Michael Knight.
camereye 07-Nov-2005 02:49
Gene,I looked at your gallery because I noticed a 10D for sale...and I must say you have taken away any doubts I might have had on the 10D for sure.I will definitely consider the 10D,and vote on your gallery for sure.
GLYN SELLORS-UK 26-Aug-2005 19:51


Ruth A.Aebli 25-Jul-2005 20:21
Dear Gene,
your pictures are absolutly wounderfull.J am in a Birdclub near Zürich in Switzerland.A friend give me the Internetadress.Thank you very much.Iknow the time and patience you need.
By BY and good luke
Ruth Aebli
Guest 12-Jul-2005 21:44
Dear Gene,
By accident I gave you the wrong web site for Williams Gallery.
The correct address is
Norma Rogers
Guest 12-Jul-2005 21:44
Dear Gene,
By accident I gave you the wrong web site for Williams Gallery.
The correct address is
Norma Rogers
Norma S. Rogers 12-Jul-2005 21:41
Dear Gene,
Your photo, Heron 30b (greaat blue heron taking off, Herrick Lake) is magnificent!
I am currently putting together my Masters show in Sculpture at California State University, Fresno. I have a sculpture of a small child that is attempting flight and would be very gratefull if you would let me put a high quality enlargement of your Heron 30b on the wall behind her. My show will be in the Phobe Connely Gallery from August 22 to September 1 and the picture will not be used in any commerical way. You will be given credit both in the gallery and in my Master's paper. I hope you will allow me to show this beautifull picture. Thank for considering this request.
My work is shown at Williams Gallery West and you can see some of my small bronzes at this site,
Norma Rogers
Sam Goodrich 22-Jun-2005 16:25
Do you allow your pictures to be used commercially. I work for a bank in Sandersville, Ga. and might like to use one of your pictures in an ad we're doing which will appear in a highschool yearbook.
Sam Goodrich
Guest 10-Jun-2005 11:31
What a talent...Im going to hang around in this gallery for a long time today...Really excellent work..

I have added you to my favorits..I can see that you and I like the same kind of photos, you are welcome to visit my gallery, but yours here are really first class - both in colors and composition...thanks for the great inspiration!!!!
Guest 02-Jun-2005 18:46
I should have commented that I am looking at the 500mm f/4L IS

;o) neens
neens 02-Jun-2005 18:45
Gene -
Found your page via Fred Miranda. Love your gallery!!! I am so hooked on birds - especially after scoring big time with some eagle photos this weekend. I have been researching a larger piece of glass than my 300mm f/4L IS with the 1.4x - and this looks like my perfect match. ;o) I'm considering a trip to Vancouver BC to watch the Grizzleys this fall, and this lens sounds like exactly what I'm after. Check out my eagles at
Smokin' job! Will keep checking to see what you're posting! ;o)

Guest 17-May-2005 13:36
Bravo. If you ever decide to teach a class on how to take the kinds of pictures we all aspire to, then I'll be the first in line.

Paul (Cloud Ten over at dpreview)
Guest 16-May-2005 09:58
Those bird pictures are awsome, congrats
Guest 15-May-2005 20:15
Excellent gallery! just Excellent! Mac Uk
Guest 11-May-2005 03:42
How did you get so close to the Raptors?
Dennie 08-May-2005 04:22
Beautiful pictures!
Ben 16-Apr-2005 11:04
Excellent gallery. Especially like all your birds, being a birder myself.
Joe B04-Mar-2005 05:46
Gene, nice work! Thanks for the advice on dpreview. Pixelman aka Joe on dpreview...
Michael 26-Feb-2005 14:17
Gene - Absolutely great shots. You must have a great talent and a great lens. I recently bought a D70 and love it. I have a 70 to 300 mm zoom but it is not enough to get the shots that I want. I paint landscapes and birds. Do you ever make your work available for Aritist to use in paintings (for a price of course)? If you would entertain this notion, let me know. You can see some of my work at

Again, great work!
Harry David Horning18-Feb-2005 14:25
Gene, it is 2-18-05, I am worried about you, you have not been at dpreveiw for 3 days. I am hoping your well and out shooting. I hope to see you back posting soon, you are my inspiration. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Harry
Lora Cawkins 17-Feb-2005 18:09
I am extremely impressed with your photos. They are incredible!!!! Thank you for sharing them.
bcurrie12-Feb-2005 21:46

You certainly don't know me, but I am a lurker over at dpreview. I appreciate your photos and look to your answers/comments that you give to others to learn more. Sorry I couldn't e-mail this question, but could you tell me how often you use RAW? The debate is alive and well over at dpreview, but since you take a lot of bird photos like I do, I would appreciate your input. If you do, on birds which do not have a lot of light or real dark colors, do you think it makes that much of a difference (i.e., in difficult lighting situations I see no problem using RAW, but it is the "normal" lighting situations which I struggle to justify the using RAW with)? If you could, please e-mail me at Or if you rather, feel free to respond at my pbase location or yours (if yours, if you could let me know you responded, that would be appreciated).

Mike Davis06-Feb-2005 13:07
Outstanding gallery, Gene! It reflects as much effort in patience as in photographic technique and excellent equipment. Continue ...... please!
sonuj2 05-Feb-2005 21:20

I have looked at your pictures and they are awesome ... the best I have seen in a long time. I am particularly interested in getting some more details on shooting on the Fermi Lab grounds. Does one need special permission to enter the Fermi Lab area to take pictures? And where is the main entrance to the park (or the area that you go to) .. Is it on Kirk road just north of Butterfield?

I would really appreciate it if you could drop me a simple email giving me the answers to my 2 questions. You may send me an email at '' and please have 'PBase-FermiLabs' in the subject line or post a response here on PBase.


Kathy 23-Jan-2005 21:44
I keep coming back to your photos again and again. Your sure an inspiraton for those of us who like photography. Even those who don't take photos are bound to be in awe of your work. Kathy
Mansour Mouasher23-Jan-2005 03:55
I enjoyed a tour through your on-line galleries. Your love for nature is evident. Powerful and expressive images. Well composed and vibrant colors. A job well done.
Waynecam18-Jan-2005 01:25
Gene, I recently came across your gallery and was amazed at thre bird pics. The eagle pics were some of the best I've seen. The eagles are scarce here in Southern NH so I enjoyed your pics.
Alastair Rundall 17-Jan-2005 14:32
Love your pics,its a shame we don't seem to have the variety of wild life here in the UK that you have over the pond. I own a EOS 300D and am looking at the EF 100-400 or the 400/5.6 I am now not certain which to buy now having read your reviews could you please advice and don't forget things cost alot more over here.
Lois 12-Jan-2005 13:59
The best of the best is found here. I love your photo's. They are awesome, beautiful and picture perfect.
Thanks for sharing.
Guest 31-Dec-2004 14:22
Thank you very much. I will go back and impliment your specs on some of my photo's and see how it works out. Keep up the good work. I just got a 20D so I want to make the best out of what I manage to capture. I know the moment of truth is when you depress the shutter but there's no point in compromising after that.
Gene31-Dec-2004 06:50

I crop as little as possible. I usually do crop to change the aspect ratio from 3:2 to 4:3 if I can without compromising composition. If the shot is interesting I will crop a significant amount as long as the image is still sharp or has other redeeming values, but I avoid that as much as possible ( by getting it right at the picture taking end).

If it is a 4:3 aspect I post 800x600 or 563x750, if 3:2 900x600 500x750. I usually reduce the size in photoshop in steps, and I usually compress to 11 out of 12 in photoshop.

Guest 31-Dec-2004 05:49
I visit your gallery to learn. It is very inspiring. I have a beginner's question.
When you get a photo from your camera, besides any cosmetic post processing. What are your rules of cropping and resolution.
I think I am posting mine in a poor way which reduces the sharpness.
What algorithm do you use to change resolution and what compression do you use in jpeg.
Thanks in advance and hapy new year
Naturephoto Monique27-Dec-2004 22:25
Gene, i have visit your gallerie again, your work is wonderful!
I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear!

Suzett North 27-Dec-2004 05:47
Such great photos of some of life's wonderful creatures! Very enjoyable!
Ken Owen20-Dec-2004 23:15
awesome! I continually come back for inspiration. I can appreciate the patience it takes to get so many wonderful captures. Thanks for sharing.
Jo Ann 15-Dec-2004 21:41
Hello Gene,

I sent you an earlier message about our interest in using your beautiful photo of the hawk holding the mouse in a poster we are creating about conservation-based sustainable agriculture. We are a small, highly effective nonprofit which promotes a healthy, viable agriculture that protects and restores wild nature. What would you charge us to use it?

Jo Ann Baumgartner
Wild Farm Alliance
Ed Curtis 15-Dec-2004 02:06
Gene I have spent hours devouring the images that you have captured. What a tremendous body of work! Your photo skills are obvious as is your sense of composition. I am truly amazed at some of the captures you have made. As a bird carver I am excited by the many perspectives you present on so many of the species in your galleries. My heartfelt thanks for presenting these images for us to view!
J.B. Smith 14-Dec-2004 01:39
Wow! Beautiful photos. I just bought a Nikon D70 and this is the type of photography I hope to get to. I can see I will eventually have to invest in a good long lens. Your work will be an inspiration for me. Thankks for sharing.
April 24-Nov-2004 17:06
Gene, your pictures are amazing. My husband loves bald eagles and I wanted to buy him a picture of one or two and frame it for him for Christmas. Do you sell them? Please get back to me asap. Thank you.
Bob Moul17-Nov-2004 20:01
Excellent photos, Gene. I love the leaping White Tail. Great timing.

Sandy 01-Oct-2004 16:49
Hi Gene, YOu have some specatcular photos of wildlife! I work for Three Rivers Land Conservancy, a small non-profit in Portland OR. We are putting together a slide presentation about our work to preserve the land for wildlife, recreation, and for future generations to be able to enjoy. I am in need of some nature photos to fill-in between the photos we are shooting of particular local scenes. Would you be interested in helping us by letting us use some of your photos?

I see that you have been asked before to help out on a non-profit project. It is a great way to use your special skills to make the world a better place. You can check out our website at to learn more about us. Or you can email me at or call 503-699-9825. Thanks for your consideration.
Mike Guidry 18-Sep-2004 22:19

Greate pics. I did have a couple of question. Just got a Canon 20D, upgrading from an "old" (4 years) Olympus 2100Z with 1.7 teleconverter, and am trying to decide between the Canon 100-400L IS zoom and the 400L for bird shots. I noticed that your "hawk" and "eagle" galleries were shot with the zoom, but your "favorites" was shot with the 400. The "favorites" look a little sharper, but don't know if that's due to the lens, fortuitous location of the subject, or post processing.

Obviously, I can afford only one, as I also am married. Would you please comment on the differences and which you recommend. Is there that much difference in sharpness?

Guest 17-Sep-2004 19:55
Argh! Your are the King! :-) Great photos! Thanks to share your art...
Guest 11-Sep-2004 02:29
Stunning photo's! You've inspired me to buy the 100-400L. Your doing what I only dream of doing but, with allot of hard work and determination maybe I'll get to your level. Thanks.
Joe Poggi 31-Aug-2004 04:00
Great photos. Your wildlife shots are superb. Saw your post at
Dr. Tom LoPresti16-Aug-2004 17:54
Hi Gene - I stumbled across your galleries as I was contemplating the purchase of an EOS 10D. Looks like I've got a lot of work to do before I can warrant that kind of equipment! Your photos have inspired me; Thanks for posting them, and keep 'em comin'!
Guest 22-Jul-2004 23:12
Although I currently reside in Scottsdale, AZ I have lived in Illinois up until three years ago. My mom sent the link to your webpage knowing I'd like your photographs. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your work. It truly is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.
Jean N. 22-Jul-2004 19:24
Gene your photos are terrific, from the gorgeous red-tail to the mighty hummer. Keep up the good work. I look forward to viewing more of your work.
Guest 18-Jul-2004 02:11
YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest 16-Jul-2004 17:51
Great photos!!!
Scott Tatu14-Jun-2004 15:08
Wonderful gallery Gene for a Canon shooter :), Have you checked out
Guest 14-May-2004 02:48
i love those red small birds on the dead impressive.
Ashtonian12-May-2004 02:19
Great work
I know the Oleynik family from Manchester, UK Their eldest son Orest moved to Orange County California in the early 1980's
gang11-May-2004 23:03
Thanks for your comments on my birds galleries. You have been on my list of favorite artists.
Guest 05-May-2004 00:56
Thanks for coming by. I was just looking your gallery over and I recall seeing hawk with the mouse from before. I love your Eagle pics in particular.
Guest 04-May-2004 02:46
Hi, I've been looking at your images on and off ever since marking you as a favorite artist a month or so ago... I think your work is incredible. Thanks for sharing all theses fantastic shots.
Garrett Lau02-May-2004 02:50
Thanks for commenting on my bird photos. I like all of yours, so I always watch for your posts on dpreview. --Garrett
Iz 01-May-2004 15:09
I LOVE KITTIES!! How many cats do you have? My dad's gallery is
Guest 24-Apr-2004 01:55
Interesantes fotografías
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
Guest 24-Apr-2004 01:31
Gene, have got the 100-400mm during the week, truely fine lense. Thanks for the info earlier, from now on i can post more beautiful bird pictures, just to hope they will turn out as nice as yours!
Thanks alot!
Jonathan Amith 05-Apr-2004 15:10
Dear Gene,

I am writing to you about the possibility of using some of your photographs for an educational project that I have been working on. My name is Jonathan Amith. I am an anthropologist, a visiting researcher at Yale and Gettysburg College this year. Next year I will have a one-year position at U. Chicago. However, mostly I am an independent scholar working on language documentation and literacy. This project has been supported over the years by the U.S. Department of Education, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mexican Secretary of Public Education, among others. I was particularly interested in the photos of the Red-Tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, and Great Blue Heron that I saw on the birdforum and your site. However, I have about 70 species with Nahuatl names, and I am looking for the excellent photographs for each.

The project comprises two major parts: to develop an online learning environment for modern Nahuatl (Aztec) language and culture, and to create a sustainable effort at language documentation and revitalization in the Nahuatl speaking communities of central Guerrero, Mexico.

My online project is up at It comprises
three sections: Lexicon, Grammar, and Encyclopedia. At present I am
slowly working on all sections; for the Encyclopedia I am working on
ritual texts, children's stories, and flora and fauna. I record texts
digitally and then work with Nahuatl-speaking students who are part of
a workshop on literacy and language documentation. The idea is to create materials for local archiving in the communities and schools, and for free access on the Internet. A CD of Nahuatl stories and transcriptions that will be used in the communities is up at (click on illustration and then arrows for texts; music note icon is for sound).

The Encyclopedia can be accessed by following the links:
> Encyclopedia
> Botany & Zoology
> Plants: By Family Name

If you scroll down the page titled "NLE: Index of botanical families"
until Burseraceae, please click on the arrow to the left. That will
take you to the Burseraceae Family page. If you scroll down, next to
Bursera schlechtendalii Engler you will see a Nahuatl name
Temini:xka:tsi:n, and an arrow. The arrow will take you to a page with
a Nahuatl text.

I plan on creating similar pages for each species of fauna, with a Nahuatl text, transcription, and translation; photos or illustrations; and sounds (e.g., of birds and some insects).

The use is entirely non-profit and educational. I will also the materials in my own fieldwork to elicit Nahuatl names and texts about each species. CDs will be given to
the communities and schools when each section of the Encyclopedia
is in an advanced state. There will be no commercial use.

Please let me know if there is any possibility of using some of your material

Best and thank you again for your time,
Guest 28-Mar-2004 14:31
Excellent wildlife and nature photography, you are invited to join us:
Guest 24-Mar-2004 15:41
Your images are truly awesome. Your dedication to the subject is clear for all to see.
Whenever I need some inspiration, I'll know where to look.

Thank you.

Guest 17-Mar-2004 03:55
Hi Gene,

I am fairly new to digital photography and I have to say you are a true inspiration to the profession and I hope to achieve results like yours in the future. I'm sure that you are very dedicated and I realize the hard work it takes to reach that level. You truly inspire me to research and practice to get better because of your photos many of us realize that this is an incredibly amazing hobby that can result in breathtaking lifelong treasures. Keep up the beautiful work, I'd love to see more.
andreja 16-Mar-2004 11:35
amazing gallery
Jim 13-Mar-2004 13:18
Gene, I have a few questions for you. My 3 lens choices are the EF100-400 Zoom, EF300/4 IS + 1.4X TC or EF400/5.6. I'm am trying to decide between these 3 lenses.

1. How is the focus speed of the 100-400 Zoom. Is it as fast as a 400/5.6

2. Do you find the Image Stabilization feature on the 100-400 Zoom essential?

3. Do you sharpen your images in software?

Thanks for your expertise....jim
Gene12-Mar-2004 23:21
There are prime snobs out there. But the 300/f4 is a mighty fine lens. It came down to that + 1.4x and the 100-400 for me. Wish I could own both (well I could suppose, but my wife would have to shoot me).

Jim 12-Mar-2004 22:31
I think I recogize many of the locations you've shot your herons. I live in Wisconsin and many of your images have familiar settings. At any rate, I've been torn between buying an EF 100-400 Zoom or an EF 300/4 IS. Many photo snobs have been poopooing the Zoom! But after seeing your OUTSTANDING work, you've helped me make a decision. I am going for the EF 100-400 Zoom. Thank you for your inspiration.
Gene04-Mar-2004 23:18
Yes, unsharp mask- you almost have to because the 10D has a fairly strong anti-aliasing filter. I am fiddling with Fred Miranda's intellisharpen as well.
Guest 04-Mar-2004 22:51
I love your images, they are awesome. Do you use unsharp mask on your pictures.
Gene29-Feb-2004 23:07
Single AF point is best. If you use multiple, unless you have a solid background like clear sky, your AF will focus between the flight subject and background in my experience. Hope you enjoy the lens ev.
Everett 29-Feb-2004 22:32
Because of you I just bought a 100-400L I am delighted with it. Something I never saw mentioned is af points for flying birds. I have been using one central af point,but is it better to have multiples? Thank for the great pictures EV
Howard Rosenstein24-Feb-2004 20:10
As an avid nature photographer (fish and birds) I take my hat off to you, your bird images are amongst the best I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Guest 22-Feb-2004 07:16
Beautiful work Gene, superb.
I have left you my thousand-dollar question in your "Favorite Nature & Wildlife". Please help.

K Tat
Christopher Teague 16-Feb-2004 13:07
Well all I can say is fantastic pictures.You may have made my mind up for me on purchasing an EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6 Lusm IS.I'll keep revisting to see your new pictures.
Keep posting.
Alex 02-Feb-2004 18:57
Your photos are fantastic! They are absolutely stunning... You sure have another talent you can have use of!
Take care,
Gene29-Jan-2004 01:14
Thanks Vern. I haven't tried that yet. I am planning on going to Iowa this weekend to shoot some and I will try L&D 18, thanks for the tip!
Vern White 28-Jan-2004 21:58
Your eagle photos are the most beautiful I have ever seen. I guess I have to get rid of
my 25 year old Nikon and go for a new one with something more than my 75-200 lens.
Again photos are outstanding. By the way have you tried Lock and Dam 18 North of Burlington, Iowa. There you can drive your car under the trees for 1/4 mile, look up and
watch them watch you, plus their taking off and landing. It is the best place for close up viewing from there to lock #1.
Gene28-Jan-2004 04:18
Goat rather than sheep. The photo your refering to is one of the few I have taken at the zoo. I wasn't all that close as it was taken at 400mm.
Cheers, Gene
Jay Warner 27-Jan-2004 05:23
OK, so you can pratically count the lice & ticks on the sheep's back!

How close were you to the sheep at the time you took the shots?
Guest 25-Jan-2004 21:05

I love your pictures. Really outstanding work and quality. My compliments.

I am looking for another lens also. I sold my Canon 75-300mm USM IS which worked ok
( for results) for me during our trip to Kenya but i want something more zoom and better quality. Your pictures made up my mind.

Gene25-Jan-2004 00:25
Hi Monique,

Thanks! Yes, all with the 100-400L, hand-held.
Naturephoto Monique24-Jan-2004 19:54
Hi Gene, your gallery is beautiful! I am a big fan of your hawkshots! Did you all take them with the 100-400 L IS?
Best, Monique
Steve Parkin05-Jan-2004 23:22
Hey Gene! I've already commented on how awesome your photos are, I just wondered if you could give me a 1024x768 version of one of them so I can use it as a desktop wallpaper. You can do whatever you want to do to make it un-printable, but thats not my goal. Also, I would really like to ask you some questions on your techniques, because these wildlife shots are exactly the kinds of things I'm trying to learn to do. I also have a 10D, but use the 400mm F5.6 instead of the 100-400L. Anyway, if you could email me at , I'd appreciate it! Thanks! Steve P.
Lisa31-Dec-2003 07:38
Gene, these are some of the best shots of Eagles and hawks I have ever seen. I look forward to your adding some more photos to this gallery....Lisa
Rahul Dutta26-Dec-2003 06:33
amazing pictures ....I liked them all .....I also invite u to join ( a small photography club I run )
Jim Sonia22-Dec-2003 21:50
I am amazed by the sharpness of your photo's. I have been taking shots of birds for a long time, and rarely do I get close enough to get the kind of detail you seem to get consistantly. You will have to give me the details of how you "stalk" the birds. I can see that I have a lot to learn. Great work.
Pierre Munson 22-Nov-2003 02:43
I found the link to your pbase site on the Dpreview forum. I enjoyed your work so much that I was late getting home from work (where my internet connection is faster). I've noticed that we both own a Canon 10D and the 100-400mm lens. I would be very interested to find out what you use to process your images outside of the camera. I am currently shooting in jpeg. I'm viewing and printing with ACDCee. I am interested in your approach to post processing (and I'd love to borrow some of your birds).

Thank you,

Pierre Munson
Anna Yu21-Nov-2003 05:40
oops sorry by "here" I meant

Anna Yu21-Nov-2003 05:39
Hi Gene,

Sorry for not replying earlier but I saw the message you left here only now. The name of the bird is "talgoxe" in swedish (parus major), in english Great Tit (I think). Thank you for your inspiring bird pictures!

Steve 26-Oct-2003 08:02
I love the bird shots you've taken. Your hawk series was simply fantastic! In regards to your hummingbirds, have you had a chance to shoot a male ruby throated? The band of emerald green on their neck is quite attractive looking. I love herons and egrets and enjoyed looking at your gallery of them as well. You're fortunate to have the white egrets where you live. We only have great blues. I would however, like to brag that my grandmother has a blue heron rookery in her woods that only a few people know about. You walk back to it, and there are 2 or 3 big, tall trees that are filled with blue heron nests. Its amazing. They're all flying around, filling the sky. Looks like Jurassic Park. If you'd like, I could send you a few pics to give you an idea of the #s!

Great work
Ole Krogh20-Oct-2003 13:52
Hello Gene,

Fantastic pictures.I am really very impressed by the bird pictures.I use the same combination: Canon 10D with zoom 100-400.
Best wishes Ole.
Guest 07-Oct-2003 03:57
great shots....I love the series of the Red Tailed Hawk...I found you through the dpforum-canon lens site. Just bought the 100-400 IS and am encouraged by your results. you can find me at pbase\richturk