Noppadol Paothong, a wildlife photographer, is scheduled talk about conservation, grouse as well as the tales behind the snaps in his book named Save the Last Dance, in a presentation all set at the University of Wyoming for next week. The book named Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland Grouse was published in the year 2012. It deals with the courtship rituals of grouse species which live in grassland habitats of North American. He is scheduled to speak on Thursday at 7 pm at UW Ag Auditorium.
Paothong, a Missouri Department of Conservation photographer, spent eleven years taking snaps of sharp tailed grouse, lesser prairie chickens, Gunnison sage grouse and greater sage grouse. Since the courtship season for every bird species lasts only a few weeks in the spring, Noppadol could take snap only 1 – 2 species every year. In compiling snaps for the book, he toured 80000 miles through fourteen states. He spent several hours at a time sitting in blinds and waiting for the absolute right time, braving all types of types of hazardous terrain and weather.
Paothong, Thailand native, came to the United States twenty one years ago to attend college. In the year 2001, he was working as a photojournalist on assignment to lick snaps of prairie chickens, when he developed a passion for the wildlife and bird photography. He stated that so just few people know regarding these birds.
While seeing a prairie chicken, he saw a bird which was rare, beautiful and unique. It was one of just few birds left in Missouri. They are highly threatened by their habitat destruction. He told that this made his heart feel for them. Paothong did not know anything regarding such birds that made him think that probably others did not know much regarding them either. He found out that if people got a scope to know them, they could be motivated to save them. If a guy from Thailand can fall in love with this bird, anyone can.
Three very young Sharon people are going to be take a lot of snaps later this summer. The Seemann siblings, thirteen year old Evelyn, eleven year old Tia and 8 year old Mathew were the 3 of 6 Canadian children chosen to be the summer Kidtographers by Posterjack, which is an online photo printing firm.
They stated that they were very excited that they have won this but they are also very really surprised. Evelyn told that she did not think that they could get anything. On the other hand, Tia told that she was not really sure. When the siblings found that they have actually won, they were just more than surprised to know that they were actually selected. Evelyn told that she she thought it was maybe going to be one of them. But this is really exciting.
Posterjack president Timothy Faught told that said they selected all 3 Seemann kids because they entered such great snaps, they made it hard to choose just one. Posterjack also liked how photography is a hobby the whole family shares, and brings them together. Posterjack knew they would create some special family photo memories.
The kids’ mom is a part-time pro photographer and the kids truly credit their mom with getting them into photography, and also the contest. The siblings would get one camera and each of them is to click one snap a day and load them to Posterjack’s blog. The kids are very cool that a whole lot of people would see their snaps.
Markus Hoeckner delineates the origins of his passion – i.e. wildlife photography – to the 1st time when he saw the beauty of a Northern Cardinal in spring migration near his Chicago home. Hoeckner told that there was just this moment when he realized just how beautiful this bird was and he just wanted to keep watching it. Suddenly, he was really eager to capture this in his camera.
Hoeckner has been taking snaps of mammals, songbirds, and birds of prey like owls and hawks, since his 1st year in high school. His hope to click the beauty of wildlife with his camera lens has guided him throughout the America and even to Sauerland, in Germany that has an abundance of hawks, owls and foxes because of the huge amount of rodents.
Hoeckner told that this is one of his his passions, even though he does not get to do it all the time. He used to go outside like every weekend in high school because he had access to a car. Hus snaps are for his friends, his family, for him and for other photographers. He only view his photographs as things that people could enjoy.
Even though Hoeckner photographs all kinds of wildlife, his favorite types to take pictures are songbirds and birds of prey. He relishes the hunt, scanning open places or searching across forests for owls which mix into their environment of dense pine branches.