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Bob Decker
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Attended Ball State University
Lives in Beaufort, NC, United States
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Every spring North Carolina is blessed with a brilliantly beautiful song bird living near blackwater streams, creeks and swamps. With bright yellow feathers
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A little taste from a recent visit to the reserve. If there's a creature that can get me more excited than a wild foal it's probably a fox kit. They're just so darn cute! I have quite a few to sort through and I'm sure a blog post about them will be turning up on Carolinafootprints.com soon, but for now here's a sneak peak.
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I'd really like to use my Carolina Footprints page for the majority of my photography shares, and move towards a more personal persona here. However this is the profile with most of my connections. Hope you don't mind if I suggest you might consider adding my Carolina Footprints page to your circles.  google.com/+Carolinafootprints
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This little fellow is the newest resident of the Rachel Carson Reserve near Beaufort, North Carolina. As this wild herd is managed using birth control to keep its numbers at a sustainable level new foals are always a special treat.
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I had the pleasure of introducing a few members of the Virginia Equine Artists Association (VEAA) to the wild horses of the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve yesterday. As sunset neared most of the herd had moved out onto Bird Shoal. While many of the horses had moved a hundred or so yards out onto a sand flats area, a few stayed back near some low dunes. I decided to stay back with the smaller group of animals while most of the group photographed the larger group of horses. I hang back in part to stay out of the way of the people I was guiding, but also because there was an image I've had in my mind for quite some time that I hoped might develop. As it were, this was the evening that opportunity was going to happen. I watched as the sun sank lower in the sky, resting just above the top of a small sand dune. In my mind I was urging the horse nearest that dune to walk on top of it. "Please go up there" I thought. "Ease up on top of that dune, please!" Then, just as if this beautiful animal could read my mind, up the dune it went. Stopping between my lens and the setting sun. A few clicks of the camera and then the horse moved over the crest of the dune and out of sight of my camera. It is the moments like these that make time spent in the field worth the effort. I hope the folks from VEAA enjoyed their visit. If you like to learn more about their organization visit the <a href="http://www.veaa.org/index.html" target="_blank">Virgina Equine Artists Association</a> website. Also I'd like to give a quick thank you to Captain Monty of <a href="http://www.seavisions.net/" target="_blank">Seavisions Charters and Ecotours</a> for another perfect experience on the water.
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I'm willing to admit it. I have a prejudice against sunrise and sunset photos. It's not that dawn and dusk are beautiful times of the day. They most certainly
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Spring is a time of rebirth in nature. Wild flowers bloom, chicks hatch and a variety of mammals give birth to a new generation. It is definitely a special time of year and a great season for photography. Here's one more peak at my recent visit to a fox den. When I get time to do a detailed account I'll do a blog post with additional shots that tell the story of how I approached this pair of young foxes for some photography. I will tell you that no blind or camo was involved! As soon as I'm done editing form this outing I'll be doing a post at http://carolinafootprints.com/blog/ about making these images.
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This little fellow is the newest resident of the Rachel Carson Reserve near Beaufort, North Carolina. As this wild herd is managed using birth control to keep its numbers at a sustainable level new foals are always a special treat.
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Navigate to Forums Home in the website navigation bar and click on the link Delete all board cookies located under the Browse Forums page title. Close all NatureScapes tabs/windows and exit the browser entirely. Open the browser and make sure it's not opening up any NatureScapes pages.
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Read almost any article on how to be successful as an visual artist and it will include the suggestion that every artist needs an "Artist Statement." Frankly
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As photographers most of us have had the "rule of thirds" beaten into our artistically thick skulls. So thoroughly is this concept drilled into us that we
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  • Photos at the Beach
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  • R.D. Decker Photography
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Beaufort, NC, United States
Previously
Losantville, IN, United States - Parker City, IN, United States
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Living Large on North Carolina's Crystal Coast
Introduction
Professional wedding & portrait photography with a passion for exploring nature through the lens of a camera.
Bragging rights
Award winning photographer.
Education
  • Ball State University
    Industirial Education
  • Indiana Vocational Technical College
    Tool Engineering Technology
  • Union High School
    General Studies
  • Carteret Community College
    Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Professional Association of Diving Insturctors (PADI)
    Master Instructor (ret.)
  • National Association of Underwater Instrucotrs (NAUI)
    Instrucotor Trainer (ret.)
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