Author Archives: Susan Dimock

A photographer based in Bandon, Oregon, I shoot birds, flowers, landscapes, animals and all things that I find beautiful or interesting! I love discovering and sharing creative techniques that stimulate and inspire photographic possibilities that are new and fresh.

Sweat the Small Stuff, Oregon Islands NWR

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.  ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau  This morning […]

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Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Project

  I spent an incredible day at Simpson Reef, a part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge this week.  I expect that the next three months will be my most fruitful as far as gathering […]

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Travel the Oregon Coast, Seeking Treasure

  My husband, Steve and I made our maiden mini voyage last weekend in our new photography travel set up! If you follow me you know that I am doing a year long project which […]

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Political Anxiety Antidote

 “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.”  ~Theodore Roosevelt […]

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I Have A Voice

   “There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt Well, here we go…just when I think it’s […]

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Wild Horses Dragged Me Away!

  “You know I can’t just let you slide through my hands and wild horses couldn’t drag me away.”   ~ “Wild Horses”  by the Rolling Stones We had a wonderful ten day trip to […]

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Oyster Catcher Thanksgiving

  It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much […]

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Macro “Sun Painting”

  Strokes  and pools of light, color and form.  I call this “Sun Painting”.  I find it so enjoyable to shoot toward the sun for macro flower work.  I point my camera toward the bloom […]

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Flower Artistry…Creating Uniqueness

    Suggestions to get your inspiration flowing: Choosing your flower:   Any great image begins with a solid subject.  Look at your flowers closely and take the time to choose some beauties.  No blemishes unless […]

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Am I Having Fun Yet? Or, Willingness to Look My Worst! Bird Photo Tips from Susan

  Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. ~ Thomas Huxley   Every shooting environment is different.  These are tips that are useful for shooting birds in an environment such […]

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