People in North Carolina are bird lovers. Most apartment balconies have bird feeders and nectar feeders, and there is no surprise that the trees flanking these apartments throng with birds in the mornings and evenings. Standing on my balcony is nothing short of a safari. Birds come and go, and at times they strut their stuff for the cameras.
Here are a few studio portraits from my balcony:
Why go on an expensive safari to watch birds when your backyard is just as well endowed as any forest?