BetterPhoto Member: Heather Pickard


member since September 11, 2007

Welcome to my Gallery .
The earth is filled with so many beautiful animals, plants and birds. All creation is a wonder. As I explore nature I am motivated to try and capture its charm with my camera to share it with others. My hope is that a photo I display may entertain or charm you too and that appreciation for our generous Grand Creator may grow.

-Heather Pickard

 Willet in the Wat...


Willet in the Wat...
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Watchful Mute Swa...


Watchful Mute Swa...
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Smiling Princess


Smiling Princess
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Pickerelweed


Pickerelweed
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 Eager Blue Jay


Eager Blue Jay
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Mute Swan and Ref...


Mute Swan and Ref...
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Reeds and Blue Wa...


Reeds and Blue Wa...
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MT 08/11 - Smilin...

MT 08/11 - Smilin...
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 Lady's Slippe...

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Newly Emerged


Newly Emerged
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Northern Cloudywi...

Northern Cloudywi...
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Happy Its Spring


Happy Its Spring
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 MT 05/11 - Barn S...

MT 05/11 - Barn S...
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Wild Mute Swan on...

Wild Mute Swan on...
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Eye to Eye Barn S...


Eye to Eye Barn S...
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Spring Brant


Spring Brant
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 Mom and Dad are K...


Mom and Dad are K...
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Spring Song Sparr...


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Male Rusty Blackb...


Male Rusty Blackb...
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Impression of a W...


Impression of a W...
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 Swamp Sparrow on ...

Swamp Sparrow on ...
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Shy Swamp Sparrow


Shy Swamp Sparrow
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April's Bohem...


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Chickadee on Suma...


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 Artful Branch

Artful Branch
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Eye to Eye with a...


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Pileated Portrait


Pileated Portrait
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Eye to Eye with a...


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 Cautious


Cautious
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Puff Chickadee


Puff Chickadee
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Winter Barred Owl


Winter Barred Owl
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White-throated Sp...


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 Bohemian Waxwing ...


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Vivid Redpoll


Vivid Redpoll
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Hilda Road Winter...


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 Eye to Eye with a...


Eye to Eye with a...
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MT 01/11 Blending...

MT 01/11 Blending...
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Snowshoe Hare in ...


Snowshoe Hare in ...
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Blending In


Blending In
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 Eye on You Cardin...


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January's Car...


January's Car...
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 Sleepy Screech O...

Sleepy Screech O...
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Watching You


Watching You
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 Gray Jay


Gray Jay
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Gray Haired Beaut...


Gray Haired Beaut...
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Winter Cardinal

Winter Cardinal
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Red-tailed Hawk i...

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 Leaning Out


Leaning Out
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For Nina


For Nina
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Sweet Chickadee


Sweet Chickadee
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Bright Chickadee


Bright Chickadee
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 A Beautiful Shade...


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Winter House Finc...


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The Season's ...


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Garden Chickadee


Garden Chickadee
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 Happy Cheeks

Happy Cheeks
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Shy Redhead


Shy Redhead
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Oh So Handsome


Oh So Handsome
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Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco
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 Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco
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Pileated Woodpeck...


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Flock of Snow Gee...

Flock of Snow Gee...
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Vintage Hugs


Vintage Hugs
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 MT 11/10 A- Birtc...

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Redhead on the Tr...


Redhead on the Tr...
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Chickadee


Chickadee
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Geese on the Rive...


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 Boy and Chickadee


Boy and Chickadee
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Birtch Saplings


Birtch Saplings
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Light Play


Light Play
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Birtch Stand

Birtch Stand
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 White Birtch


White Birtch
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Pileated Woodpeck...


Pileated Woodpeck...
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Jay and Peanuts


Jay and Peanuts
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Rob and a Gray Ja...

Rob and a Gray Ja...
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 Jay and Peanuts

Jay and Peanuts
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Crispin


Crispin
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Hockey

Hockey
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Cat

Cat
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 Special Visitor

Special Visitor
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Barrel Chested

Barrel Chested
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Herring Gull on G...


Herring Gull on G...
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Pretty in Pink


Pretty in Pink
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 Northern Shorelin...


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Sisters at Twilig...


Sisters at Twilig...
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About a Tree Spar...


About a Tree Spar...
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Stripes


Stripes
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 Fox Sparrow in Au...


Fox Sparrow in Au...
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Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow
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Red in October


Red in October
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American Tree Spa...

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 Myrtle Warbler

Myrtle Warbler
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Sisters at  Twili...

Sisters at Twili...
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Trout Lake at Twi...

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Sweet Gray Jay

Sweet Gray Jay
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 Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush
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White-crowned Spa...

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Tame Gray Jay


Tame Gray Jay
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Gray Jay


Gray Jay
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Bio

Hello.
I got started on photography seriously as an extension of my hobby of birding. Seeing so many beautiful creatures on field trips moved me to purchase a camera. Next I had to learn how to capture their charms with a photo in order to share this beauty with others.
I use Nikon equipment and most of my photos are of birds, flowers and wildlife. My F/4 300mm lens is rarely off the camera.

I live in Canada's capital city, Ottawa and value its many parks, green spaces and nearby wildlife habitats. This region offers abundant opportunities to view wildlife at close range.
I bird with local expert Tony Beck, a sensitive and caring naturalist, talented photographer and generous teacher. ( www.tonybeck.ca ) He too uses Nikon equipment. From Tony I have learned where to find birds, how to identify them, how to get a great photo and the fun of it all.

I have taken numerous BetterPhoto.com courses, each one adding to my ability as a photographer. Many elements must come together to get a great digital photo. The subject, the light, equipment, technique, knowledge of your photo editor and so much more.
My photographic goals are to continue to build on my current knowledge base, collect more good images of stunning birds and share my passion for wildlife with others through my photos.

My hope is that by sharing a photo of a creature that has charmed or moved me, someone viewing may also be moved to praise our Grand Creator. All Creation is a wonder and to be able to nurture our personal sense of wonder is a blessing.

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