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Hardcover, 1st ed.,180pp.
ISBN: 0870135201
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Pub. Date: May 1999

 

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Below you'll find some Florida everglades waterfowl photos

Mary on a cold winter day photography field trip
MARY KEITHAN Artist/Photographer

Where ever Mary Keithan has traveled she has enjoyed discovering nature and the challenge of capturing images which attract her. She photographs the small birds and the big birds of the Everglades. She admits being there at the right time to catch a unique moment is both practice and luck.

Keithan has been going to the Everglades every year since 2004 and usually returns with prize winning timeless moments. There is a bit of poetry in her landscapes. I like to return to certain spots that have an enchantment for me. Each time I return the landscape is altered, still I find the changes offer new opportunities.

Here I am thinking of the devastating storms which periodically ravage the Everglades. Returning, instead of Roseate Spoonbills and Ibis roosting in the mangrove trees which were wiped out by Hurricane Wilma, I found Skimmers giving me a flying display just above the water. What a show that was!

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Great White Heron photo shot on my 2009 Florida Everglades field trip

Below you'll finds some more Fla. Everglades wildlife photos .. click to enlarge

Snowy Egret forging for food... click to enlarge

Every year mary Keithan travels to the Florida everglades to do photo studies of the wild life, water fowl and birds of prey native to that habitat.

Yellow Crowned Heron prowling at dusk for food

Credits are given to these organizations for their vast help:

The Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing; Pierce Street Gallery, Birmingham; Belen Gallery in The Women's Hall of Fame, Lansing; Van Hoosen Museum, Rochester Hills; Macomb Community College, Center Campus; McCune Art Center, Petoskey. Her work has been in numerous publications including STYLE magazine, The Romeo Observer, Michigan Monthly, Lansing State Journal, The Eccentric, George Town Magazine, The Macomb Daily, and Folklife Annual 1998. Artist interview and exhibition reviews were aired on Channel 55, and WTRY TV Channel 53.

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Please e-mail me! You may send me Old Barn or One room school house photos with a profile on the history, current owner and contact information and I'll see about posting it here on my gallery contributors page.

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I do professional photos for businesses, individuals, events and communities too. Just call (586) 749-9941 to discuss your needs or order finished photos. In 2005 we will start a online photo album and e-mail forum where anyone can post Old Barn, One Room Schoolhouses, and rural american pictures.

 

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