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Fine Art Photography by Teresa Taylor

Focus on Birds

Welcome to my world of birds!

I am a retired wedding and portrait photographer, teaching photography to adults and youth, as well as teaching basic birding to children. I enjoy spending the majority of my free time photographing birds. The daily hunt for something new, or a better shot of something familiar, keeps me always looking up, in awe of the vibrant yet sometimes invisible world around us.

Because the presence of birds is so easily overlooked in our daily lives, I enjoy the opportunity to share with others the intricate detail and design that can be captured through my lens. Raising awareness in others of the beauty in flight that surrounds us is very rewarding.

It is my goal that through my images of these beautiful creatures I will continue to inspire others to see and to hear these magnificent works of art that grace the heartland with their presence as either permanent or seasonal residents or migrating visitors. Keeping in mind, as well, that there is much to be learned from these winged creatures, in their varying habits, behavior and activity, mysterious and yet predictable!

Bird Tales

All Around the Mulberry Bush!

All Around the Mulberry Bush!

Here we go round the Mulberry Bush and All Around the Mulberry Bush are probably the most familiar children’s songs about mulberries! Mulberries are rated as one of the top 7 most important plants for birds by Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology. Quail, wild...

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The Challenge is Real

The Challenge is Real

This adorable little Dark-eyed Junco struggles with his seeds in the snow! He thought he had it and then...it slipped right out of his mouth! Well, that wasn't worth it! Try again... Oh, my, lets try something easier! Ah, ha! Got it! Snow bird, indeed!

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Tufted Titmouse Feeding Time

Tufted Titmouse Feeding Time

The Tufted Titmouse is one of my favorite backyard visitors. They are predicable, reliable and fun to watch. And such a handsome little friend! I’ll hear them coming from various directions and they first land on a branch and check things out. Then they dart over to a...

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Sparrow Paradise

Sparrow Paradise

In 2016 I came across a most endearing little bird about a mile away from home on a damp and foggy autumn morning in the tall grass along side a country road. I never saw another and that image was eventually dropped into my folder labeled ‘birds to ID’ because I...

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Bluebird Bath

Bluebird Bath

Bath time in the backyard is so much fun to witness! This Bluebird was having a great time while a watched from a distance.  There she remained, protecting her home as best as she could. Unfortunately, we know the snake will return to make another attack on her nest,...

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A Snake in the House!

A Snake in the House!

I had just arrived at Lake Shawnee and noticed a female Bluebird in obvious distress. She seemed to be frantic and she was vocalizing intensely.As she flew to and fro near her house I spotted the intruded who had invaded her home. She dove at the snake and continued...

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Master of Distraction

Master of Distraction

A Killdeer was crossing my driveway with her chicks but when she saw me she began her distraction dance and the babies ran for cover. She started to vocalize her loud piercing call, as if to say ‘Go, kids, go!’ She then began to fan her tail and dance for me as a...

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The Amazing World of Sparrows

Colorful Songbirds

Woodpeckers & Kingfishers

Kansas Landscapes

Some of my favorite images captured in the Heart of America – where the 4 distinct seasons of the Midwest provide continuous opportunities for photographic variety, as the weather transforms the ever-changing landscape…on the country roads, in rural settings, across the open prairie, in the dead of winter, late spring, mid-summer and early fall – as the best kept secrets of nature give glory to The Creator by simply reflecting truth in their beauty, offering glimpses of heaven on earth as they whisper, “Ah! Kansas”.

There are so many standing relics in rural Kansas…abandoned barns, churches and school houses. I often wonder about the lives that once filled these spaces with energy. The quaint little structures that once were visited with life are now truly abandoned and often forgotten. The schoolyards where children once played and sang, where you can almost sense the whisper of voices through the shadows, are now overgrown with emptiness. It’s been my goal in photographing these lonely scenes that we might wonder and resurrect the memory of a time when those who have passed had worked, played and worshipped.