Promised Updates

January 8, 2018

A red-breasted merganser shakes it out on Creve Coeur Lake, St. Louis County.

At the end of last year, I promised to provide occasional updates on Nature Frames activities such as presentations, publications, etc., that I typically only share on my Facebook public site, also called Nature Frames. I know some of you are not on Facebook and would appreciate the information.

Great Back Yard Bird Count at the Gateway Arch Park Grounds

I will be giving two 30-minute presentations at an event on Saturday morning, February 17, at the National Park Service’s St. Louis Gateway Arch Theater. The talks, which are free and open to the public, will be geared toward a mixed audience, including kids, so don’t expect any technical information about bird photography. I’m looking forward to a good time talking about and sharing images of my 12 favorite Missouri birds. My presentations are part of the Great Back Yard Bird Count at the Gateway Arch Park Grounds, sponsored by the National Park Service and St. Louis Audubon at Riverlands. A link to more information is provided below and don’t forget to check it frequently for updates as they are revealed.


Recent Publications (Watch for my photographs in the following magazines).

Birds and Blooms Extra (January 2018)

Birds and Blooms (Feb/March 2018 — Back Cover)

Kansas Parks and Wildlife Magazine (November/December 2017 — Otter Profile)

Colorado Outdoors (December 2017)

Ducks Unlimited Magazine (Jan/Feb 2018)

Missouri Natural Events Calendar (2018)


Metal Prints Revealed

A large portion of my print sales in 2017 was in the form of metal prints. A metal print is a sheet of aluminum on which my image is transferred through a process called sublimation. Metal prints are stunning, lightweight, and ready to hang on the wall with a built-in wire hanger and wall offset. I have my metal prints made at a lab in St. Louis. People love them because they don’t have to buy frames. I sign every metal print on the front with a paint pen. Below are a few iPhone pics of metal prints I have sold recently. Joyce is always nice enough to pose with each print for scale.

20 x 16 signed metal print ($140 plus tax and shipping).

18 x 12 signed metal print ($125 plus tax and shipping).

18 x 12 metal print ($125 plus tax and shipping).

Metal prints are made to order and available in just about any size. Most people start with an image from my website gallery and then email me so we can get it in the size they are considering. I don’t keep a supply of metal prints in stock but the turn-around time from order is amazing, sometimes less than a day. If you are in the St. Louis area, we can usually avoid shipping (typically $13) and if you are out of state there is no Missouri tax. If shipping is required, the prints are professionally drop-shipped from the lab after I go in and sign them.

I hope you found this update useful and informative. More to come later.


Email me with questions/comments:  Natureframes@Rocketmail.Com

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“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”

Robert Pirsig — Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance






3 comments on “Promised Updates”

  1. Beautiful capture!! Check your date. Merry Hanks for sharing!!

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