piccolo

retired, photograpy hobbyist • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics28pics/

Northern Ontario, Canada

I took up photography a few years ago after retirement and I'm having a lot of fun trying to get better at the craft and improving my images. When I see the great photos and artwork on this site it's an inspiration to improve. Thanks to those who take the time to offer comments and any constructive criticism is appreciated.
All animals and birds I present here are wild and photographed in the wild.

Les

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics28pics/5851718174/in/set-72157624814428184
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  • eddysara

    eddysara

    Beautiful Les, you obviously have a strong connection with nature :)

    Mar 4th, 2013 Reply
  • Joseartist2016

    Joseartist2016

    love your gallery

    Oct 11th, 2012 Reply
  • 7Shadows

    7Shadows

    The high caliber of your work at Shadowness has been recognized with a portfolio of the day award, the front page of the site is yours for the day! The title of Featured Portfolio will be on your page here.

    You will also be listed with the the other winners of this prestigious title in the featured portfolio section, shadowness.com/portfolios/featured

    Congratulations piccolo!

    Oct 11th, 2012 Reply
  • BlueSolitaire

    BlueSolitaire

    Reading what you have to say about taking great wildlife photography, I was going to ask about patience. I guess that's a given. You may say you don't have what you would call a "great photo" but your works are astounding. I also love the photo you use for your "wallpaper" on this page. You see some really cool things....taking shots of animals I never could. (Where I live the animals are limited, and I can't drive. Not much of an excuse...)

    Jan 19th, 2012 Reply
    • piccolo

      piccolo

      I live in Northern Ontario Canada and we are naturally gifted in that we have lakes and forests and animals literally in our backyard. It's a great location for someone who likes to photograph animals and nature. Thank you for the comment and the compliment.

      Jan 19th, 2012 Reply
  • KaterinaArt

    KaterinaArt

    congrats on the feature!!

    Dec 21st, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • hybridgothica

    hybridgothica

    amazing photography work!

    Dec 21st, 2011 Reply
  • randoo53

    randoo53

    Well, after seeing your portfolio, I am now a believer in your work. I am blown away by your ability to get in a position to be able to take these photos in the wild. (is it possible to favor the entire album?!)
    I look forward to your upcoming artwork but I must warn you; you have already set a pretty high standard for nature photography!

    Dec 11th, 2011 Reply
    • piccolo

      piccolo

      Thank you for the kind words. I've had a quick look at your work and it's very impressive. Look forward to looking a little closer. I'm also a retired firefighter.

      Dec 11th, 2011 Reply
    • randoo53

      randoo53

      Thank you for the follow sir. A fellow retired pyro-pugilist too? Great to hear! Thanks for the look, but as you can see I have quite a ways to go before I can get photos anywhere near these. Half the fun is trying though.

      Dec 11th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Thanks for Subscribing and helping to keep the Shadowness Community up and running. We really appreciate our subscribers and as a way to say thank you, your work has been included in this weeks Shadowness Subscription feature, Come check out the new subscribers here:

    http://shadowness.com/pro/forum/shadowness-subscribers-imagine-new-ways

    Nov 24th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • Vegard7

    Vegard7

    Really like the kind of photos you take. Canada and Norway are very similar in nature, I have heard. So feel almost that I look at pictures from here :P You are really good man! fantastic captures :)

    Nov 22nd, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Welcome to Shadowness!

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    Nov 21st, 2011 Reply Subscriber