FeatherWindStudio

Bird & Nature Photography For Your Home & Office Decor

Bay City, Michigan · 209 Sales

FeatherWindStudio

Bird & Nature Photography For Your Home & Office Decor

Bay City, Michigan 209 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(60)

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Diane

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Announcement   Now that spring migration has passed, birds are on territory singing, building nests and getting ready for their young to hatch. Please be careful when cutting grass, and trimming trees and bushes as their nests can be well-hidden in tall grasses, weeds and foliage. Hummingbird nests are about the size of a quarter. And be sure to see our new bird photos from a wonderful migration season for your home and office décor.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 1, 2018

Now that spring migration has passed, birds are on territory singing, building nests and getting ready for their young to hatch. Please be careful when cutting grass, and trimming trees and bushes as their nests can be well-hidden in tall grasses, weeds and foliage. Hummingbird nests are about the size of a quarter. And be sure to see our new bird photos from a wonderful migration season for your home and office décor.

Diane

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Nanette Fox

Nanette Fox on Jan 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Shipper was such a joy to do business with. She got very involved with me in purchasing exactly what I needed. She was able to crop the photos to fit my antique frame. I absolutely love them all!

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The Northern Parula is one of many warblers I was able to find during spring migration on my annual trip to Ohio in May. Birds arriving from Central and South America come here to breed because of long daylight hours which helps their young grow faster.
One of my favorite times to go birding is after a winter storm. There's nothing as pretty as a fresh blanket of snow in the woods. It may seem like I'm the only one out there, but a diligent search among the trees reveal a Barred Owl silently watching me.
I've been taking full advantage of whatever cold and snow is left of this winter. Driving through farmlands, I enjoy photographing birds such as Snow Buntings and Horned Larks feeding on any seeds they can find in windy, wide open spaces they call home.
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About

FeatherWindStudio

My fascination with birds and animals began as a child. Living in the city prevented me from exploring nature the way I would have liked.

My parents divorced when I was very young and my dad moved to California. I didn't see him as much as I would have liked, but it did mean entire summers spent out west. That inspired my love of traveling, which I enjoy to this day. Both parents remarried wonderful people and I consider having two families a huge blessing!

I moved to the country when I started high school. Nearby woods, meadows and a meandering stream provided plenty of opportunity for discovery, but demands of school and friends limited my backyard explorations.

One spring morning I was able to sit alone by the stream. I heard a beautiful song coming from a nearby thicket. I didn’t know it was a cardinal until the red bird came into view and belted out his song again. Then a flash of something yellow caught my eye; a mystery bird. Right then I promised myself someday I would learn about birds.

<Fast forward>

As a young homeowner, a storm blew a nest out of a tree in my yard. I had a quick study course in birds as I learned what species they were and how to raise them. (Read on to find out what species it was.)

That reawakened my long-held desire to learn about birds. I bought binoculars and a bird book, and hit the trails at local parks and nature centers. I was amazed at the different bird species I found that I never knew existed. I began keeping a journal... species, place, date, etc. Finding and learning to identify them was great fun, and an incredible challenge!

I bought a camera and arranged a birdwatching trip to Texas, then to Arizona..... My life has never been the same, but in a wonderful way!

>Fast forward<

I acquired my college degree in Landscape Horticulture, but my main interest was landscaping with *native* plants in order to attract native birds. My yard is registered as a 'Backyard Wildlife Habitat' with the NWF.

After more than two decades of finding and photographing birds, I have acquired a much better understanding of their role in nature and a much deeper appreciation of entire ecosystems. Nothing in nature passes by my eyes without me seeing the natural beauty in it.

Birds and nature photography is my passion! Coming in at a close second is writing about birds. My writing and photographs have been published in several birding magazines, including 'Bird Watcher's Digest,' 'Birds and Blooms' and 'Wildbird' Magazine.

Through the years, I began working with my photos, turning them into unique works of art. I started selling blank note cards to friends and coworkers. Several local gift shops, including a nature center and an art gallery, began to sell my note cards as well. Then I got some orders for larger prints. The response at arts and crafts shows has been incredible! Then came Etsy!

I've taken some of my photographs beyond just great pictures. I turn them into stunning works of art using computer software, enormous amounts of time, a keen eye and some imagination. I work with each individual picture until I acquire just the look I'm trying to achieve, while maintaining the natural beauty of my subject.

My hope is that my photographs will introduce folks to species and places they may have never seen; or let them see these things in a whole new way! My goal is to inspire people to want to conserve our natural resources and, most of all, provide happiness and joy to whoever comes across them.

With very few exceptions, all wildlife photos in my shop are of live, wild and free creatures. I do not use songs, calls or unnatural sounds to drive birds or animals closer to me. My goal when photographing them is to be invisible, so I capture the most natural activities that would occur absence of my presence. I believe the best photos come from patience and persistence, and most of all, from knowing my subjects.

I take special care to never cause negative interference with the parenting of young wildlife! I would rather miss a great shot, than cause harm to a bird or animal for profit. Take comfort in knowing the photos you see here are all taken with the utmost respect for the natural world.

Oh yeah, the bird's nest that flew out of the tree all those years ago- it was full of Cedar Waxwings.

My website is www.naturecardsforyou.com. Feel free to check it out and learn even more about me!

All images are copyright protected and may not be used or reproduced in any manner without expressed written consent by the owner. All Rights Reserved.

Shop members

  • Diane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Writer, Editor, President, CEO

    I started photographing nature on a bird watching trip over twenty years ago. Bird watching, nature photography, and writing have been my passions ever since. Through my photography, I hope to bring the wonders of nature to others.

Production partners

  • Professional Photography Studio

    United States

    Your prints will be printed by a local professional photography and framing gallery. They do high quality commercial and portrait photography in my area.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2016
Welcome to FeatherWindStudio where my passion for nature is expressed through my photography. My goal is to provide you with a pleasant shopping experience and high quality fine art nature photographs that you would be excited about displaying in your home and office, or giving away as gifts to the nature lover in your life.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
Satisfied customers are very important to me! I offer a 100% Money-back Guarantee, or item exchange, if you don't totally love your photo! Item must be returned (postmarked) within 14 days of receiving it and in the same condition in which it was sent.

I take great care to package items securely. In the event your order arrives damaged, it will be replaced at no charge to you. Just email me a photo of the damaged photo and package.

Please be aware that the buyer will only pay shipping charges on returns in which they simply change their mind and would like a refund or replacement.
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, checks and money orders. Checks and money orders must clear before the item ships.

Note: If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still use your credit card through PayPal without creating an account.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Customer is responsible for any customs or duty fees. Please know your country's policies and laws regarding this.

NOTE to ALL customers: Any shipping overages more than $2.00 will be refunded to you upon shipping when I know the actual shipping cost.
Shipping
I generally ship using USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Please let me know if you would prefer another method of delivery when you place your order.

I do my best to get orders out as soon as possible and items usually ship within one to five days. PLEASE NOTE: Made to order prints will be printed by a local professional photography studio, therefore may take extra time, depending on how busy they are. I will notify you if the shipping time is longer than expected.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have an extensive library of nature photographs that I have taken over the years. If you are looking for a particular flora or fauna photo, especially North American birds, I just might have it, even if it's not listed in my shop. Just let me know what you're looking for and I'll gladly see what I can do for you. Please feel free to ask me any other questions you might have. I do my best to answer emails as quickly as possible.