American Kestrel photos by Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith
Although I have been photographing nature since I was a child, I have recently concentrated my focus on birds. Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to use many different camera formats but am now using Nikon digital (D300) cameras exclusively. This eliminates the time and mess of a conventional wet darkroom and actually gives me much more control over my final results.

My past assignments include three years as a staff photographer for Lyndon B. Johnson, freelancing for UPI and some short stints with the National Park Service. I am now retired and combining my love for photography, nature and birding in particular in building this extensive portfolio of quality wildlife photographs. My photos are being carried by VIREO, Cornell University Ornithology Labs, and have been published in various birding magazines in the US, Mexico and Europe. My photographs are available in bird supply stores, bookstores, restaurants and on-line at

Most of my photographs are of western birds and wildlife, but as I expand my travels this is changing. Please note that my website is always under construction. You should find new material with each visit (See New Sightings in the left column). Enjoy and please let me know what you think of my site at the address above.