Fern Leaf

A Macro image of the edge of a Fern Leaf, Olympic National Park, WashingtonRecent PostsPopular PostsFeatured Posts

Evaluating Black and White Conversion Tools

I've been meaning to do more black and white conversions because I feel it helps me understand an image's structure and composition in ways that can get...

Black-necked Stilt with Dowagers

A black-necked stilt forages on the shoreline next to a couple of Dowagers probing deep into the mud.Recent PostsPopular PostsFeatured Posts

How to find Oka Ponds (aka Oka Lane aka Los Gatos Creek County Park)

I've been getting questions about specific places about where to bird in Santa Clara County. For the most popular locations, I've created this Santa...

Sea Otter Mom and Pup

A Sea Otter Mom and her Pup floating on the water in Morro Bay Harbor, California.Recent PostsPopular PostsFeatured Posts

How to find Emily Renzel pond

I've been getting questions about specific places about where to bird in Santa Clara County. For the most popular locations, I've created this Santa...

6FPS V2n1 … Finding Ways to Impact the Future (and more)

I've recently published the latest issue of my newsletter 6FPS. Please take a look at Finding Ways to Impact the Future (and more). Not subscribed yet?...

Acorn Woodpecker

An Acorn Woodpecker managing its acorn storage. These birds live in small family groups and collect and store acorns for the winter, protecting them...

Little Quinault

A small waterfall in the Little Quinault area of Olympic National ForestRecent PostsPopular PostsFeatured Posts

Birding 101: What Makes a Good Bird Report?

What makes a good bird report? I've been thinking recently about what makes a good bird report. Since I run the South Bay Birds mailing list that covers...

Finding Ways to Impact the Future

(Chuq note: For every issue of my newsletter 6FPS I write an essay that is only readable by subscribing. As I was finishing up this latest issue (V2n1,...
My Photography

My photography focuses on nature with my main interests being bird photography, landscapes and wildlife, especially Sea Otters and Elephant Seals. People often ask what kind of photography I do, and I struggle explaining, because my work doesn’t fit into an easily defined category, beyond, well, “Nature stuff”. The best way to describe what I do, is to answer “this is me“:

I am Giving Away my Photos (to the right causes)

For years I’ve had it on my web site that charitable organizations can license my photos for free for their use on request. To make it easier for organizations to use them, I am creating a distribution that can be downloaded in bulk and kept locally for use as convenient without having to go searching or asking for permission.

Bird/wildlife and landscape work are very different skill sets and require different gear to work, and often conflict with each other; there’s nothing quite like being out with a 500mm lens chasing a Sandhill Crane when the late afternoon sunlight explodes into the glorious magic sunset dance, and your wide angle gear is 30 minutes away locked in the car.

These days I shoot Fuji gear (see What’s in my Camera Bag for details), and I’m happy to answer questions about it if I can, or to talk incessantly about digital darkroom technique in Lightroom, so if I can be of help, please feel free to ask..

If you are a 501(c)(3) organization (or equivalent), you can apply to get a free set of these images. It will come with a free use non-exclusive license. Attribution is optional but appreciated. The license is perpetual; the only restriction is you cannot share these images outside of your organization.

I do a lot of nature photography and visit wildlife refuges and parks, and so this distribution is of interest primarily to environmental type organizations and to date my images have been licensed by organizations including Audubon and the Nature Conservancy. You can find out more here. Interested? Send an email to chuqui@mac.com and we’ll talk.

Image Portfolios

Sacramento Wildlife Refuges Winter 2019

2019 Best Images of the Year

Birds of Merced National Wildlife Refuge

Elephant Seals of Piedras Blancas

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