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Introduction: Sally Wood Photography

Today I have someone for you that I’ve wanted to Introduce to you for quite some time, but we haven’t been able to get ourselves sorted until now. Sally Wood Photography is a business, but what I am interested in is the other photography she does, Sally Wood Nature Photography. I love her birds and she inspires me to photograph them more.  Shall I show you what I mean?

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How could I resist a small bird in the snow, it is so tiny. I can’t imagine how something that small would keep warm. I like how many of the birds that she photographs are so small. I find them so hard to do, but I am feeling very inspired to try more.

I asked Sally where in the world she is:

I live in the state of Virginia, in what is called Northern Virginia , just about 24 miles south of Washington DC.  I grew up in Minnesota but have lived here for the past 25 years.

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It would be a mistake to think that her nature blog is all about birds, as there is more there. You can see landscapes, and some other animals as well.  I love the daffodils here because we will be seeing a lot of these ourselves soon.

I asked Sally how long she had been taking photos and why.

I got started in photography when my 2 sons were in school, taking photos of their sporting events.  Now I do baby, children, family, engagement and wedding photography, as well as nature photography.   I love to photograph flowers and birds.  Many and most of the bird photography is from my own backyard birds.

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Sally also likes photographing flowers and there are lots of beautiful ones on her site. They are photographed well and look beautiful. I love flowers like this, they are light and full of life.

My last question was about her gear.

I use Nikon gear.  I have a D4 for my main body with a D700 as back up.  My two go to lenses are a 24-70mm2.8, and 70-200mm, 2.8.   I have a 2x teleconverter I use with the 70-200mm for many of the bird shots.

I also have  60mm and 200mm macro lenses, along with a 50mm and 85mm prime.    I utilize Lightroom for 95% of my editing, with a bit of Photoshop when I need it.

I would like to thank Sally for letting me show her work to you.  I am sure you will all go and take a look at her nature blog, Sally Wood Nature Photography. She also has another site for her other photography, Sally Wood Photography. I am going to put a selection of her images into a gallery for you now.  Please enjoy.

52 Comments
  1. Heartafire #

    fabulous photography

    July 13, 2015
  2. Superb pics! Clarity, angle of vision! Everything’s perfect…! Wonderful photography.

    July 13, 2015
    • All of those, glad you liked them.

      July 13, 2015
  3. such a lovely summer spread!!

    July 13, 2015
    • Wonderful Cheryl, great to see you like Sally’s work.

      July 13, 2015
      • It is a tapestry of summertime:)

        July 13, 2015
      • LOL, another good one. I’m hopeless at that sort of thing.

        July 13, 2015
  4. The bird images are stunning and particularly appeal to me. I’ve been trying to learn about the North American birds who visit my garden so I love great images of them.

    July 13, 2015
    • I hope you can get lots of great information from Sally’s site then. I’m afraid I wouldn’t be any help.

      July 13, 2015
  5. Reblogged this on My Blog.

    July 13, 2015
  6. Nice introduction, I love the bird photos! I want to photograph more birds myself 🙂

    July 13, 2015
    • Same, little ones like these can be hard, but I might do what she suggests and try my yard. 🙂 Good luck.

      July 13, 2015
  7. Someone else I know. 🙂

    Sally’s a very excellent photographer. I like the crispness of her images, it’s like seeing them in person.

    July 13, 2015
    • Wonderful David.
      I think so too, I’ve been following her for quite some time now. 🙂

      July 13, 2015
  8. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    She had me at the daffodils! They are my favorite flower but all of these are gorgeous. Birds are harder; they are here one second then they are gone. These are stunning – every single one.

    July 13, 2015
    • That’s fantastic Jackie, the birds are so hard to photograph, glad you like the photos.

      July 13, 2015
  9. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    Reblogged this on The Artistic Spider's Web and commented:
    Introduction: Sally Wood Photography
    by Leanne Cole on July 13, 2015

    July 13, 2015
  10. Some truly wonderful shots! Northern Virginia has some incredible places to go nature shooting. Thank you Sally for sharing your images. Thank you Leanne for bringing them to us.

    July 13, 2015
    • You’re very welcome John, great to see you like them.

      July 13, 2015
  11. Glorious photos. Really love the birds.

    July 13, 2015
  12. The sign of a true artist is one who celebrates other artists. Thanks for the introduction.

    July 13, 2015
    • You are so very welcome. I do like doing the introductions, makes me look for interesting photographers as well, and I like how much others like the post as well.

      July 13, 2015
  13. I love the birds, they are very difficult to photograph.

    July 13, 2015
    • I think so too, especially small ones, Sally has done a great job.

      July 13, 2015
  14. Oh my, what can I say. I got home from work today to find this wonderful blog post! Leanne Cole, I am deeply flattered.. You have such a way with words. And thank you everyone else for taking a look and following my blog! I will be sure to reach out to each of you as well!
    I have known Leanne now through our photography blogs for about 2 years. She has been an inspiration to me in so many ways.. I just wish we weren’t a world apart, but I am thankful that we found each other on our WordPress blogs!
    Again, I thank you!

    July 13, 2015
    • You are so very welcome, it was my pleasure to feature you here.
      Yes, it would be about that long, I guess, it has been awhile. Thanks for that Sally, it is one of the nice things about WP is the ability to inspire one another.

      July 13, 2015
  15. Thank you for introducing Sally. I love the birds and the composition for these. Knowing how hard little birds are to photograph, they are doubly appealing!

    July 13, 2015
    • My pleasure Chris, I thought you would like her work. I know just what you mean, they are very hard.

      July 13, 2015
  16. love the birds just wonderful

    July 13, 2015
    • They are what drew me in as well.

      July 13, 2015
  17. Beautiful photography and those birds in the snow are just delightful 🙂

    July 13, 2015
  18. Nice photos! And what a pleasant surprise to learn that she is a fellow Northern Virginian!

    July 14, 2015
  19. Fabulous birds! Sharp and terrific true color. Impressive. Thanks!!

    July 14, 2015
    • I agree Marilyn, they are fantastic.

      July 14, 2015
  20. Gorgeous work, love it all. Thanks once again for introducing me to her beautiful photos, Leanne.

    July 14, 2015
  21. Hello Everyone, Once again,,, so great to hear from so many of you today.. I will work and getting in touch with each of you and viewing your blogs as well! Thanks again Leanne! And please have a wonderful day!

    July 14, 2015
    • Thanks Sally you have a good day as well. 😀

      July 14, 2015
  22. Thank you for sharing this Leanne, lovely bird imagery.

    July 14, 2015
  23. Very clever … thanks for the intro Leanne 🙂

    July 14, 2015
  24. lensaddiction #

    Wonderful shots, I am so envious of the great horned owls, nothing like that here in NZ

    July 14, 2015
    • Same with here,nothing like it, they are so amazing.

      July 14, 2015
  25. Stunning photos. Such clarity.

    July 16, 2015
    • She does Maxine glad you like them.

      July 16, 2015

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