Orchard Oriole by Tony Moline
Nature photography on metallic paper by Dubuque, Iowa photographer, Tony Moline.
This image contains a white mat fitted for an 11 x 14" frame.
"I have had a lifelong affinity for nature and art, so it was only logical that I would combine these passions after studying photography at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA. At Hawkeye my main focus of study was split between photojournalism and computer imaging.
It would not be long after that a truer calling would find me. For several months I was given an opportunity to live and work in Yellowstone National Park, one of the most bio-diverse areas of the country. It was there that I was able to hone both my vision and my knowledge of wild subjects.
Although National Parks afford many more opportunities for wildlife photographers as far as the willingness of the subjects, one of my main goals has always been to expose people of the Midwest to the variety of life found within a few miles of their homes.
My hope is that through my images the community will gain a greater appreciation for all things in the natural world, big and small, ugly and beautiful; every little thing in life is a work of art and I am its interpreter."