I met Linda Rosland several years ago when she was taking photos of the mute swans in our area. We have kept in touch ever since. She is a retired nurse and an excellent nature photographer. She travels to various parks and other areas to take photos of birds and animals of all kinds. I have admired her beautiful photos for years, and I’ve learned some helpful tips on photography.
LINDA IS A PATIENT TRAVELER
This fantastic photo was taken by Linda Rosland, who says: “The early photographer catches the Bird, in this case a male Pileated Woodpecker. I love getting up and out at sunrise which is the best time at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to see wildlife undisturbed by crowds.”
“How do you get such great shots?” I asked her.
One of her secrets is a 150/500 lens; and when she emailed me about a sale on that very item, I bought one. I’ve used it a lot, even though it is heavy enough to make my arm ache. My photos still don’t measure up to hers, but I know another secret: she has endless patience and she goes where the subjects are.
LINDA’S OWN STATEMENT OF PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
On Linda’s Facebook page, she says: “Images of Nature is dedicated to sharing my passion for Nature and Wildlife Photography through the photos and videos I capture along the rivers, trails, and on my travels. I love to hike quietly through the woods watching for creatures of Nature. It makes you feel for a moment you are part of their world. It is all about the Moment.“