Tiger Swallowtail by Robert Visconti

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Documenting the Wildlife of Northern Illinois

Robert Visconti's wildlife photography portfolio depicts the wildlife of the Lake County, Illinois area through the changing seasons. His images capture insects, birds, mammals, and amphibians with a sensitive eye for color, composition, and well-honed photographic technique.

"Within the exception of just a few, the photos shown have all been taken in or near the Lake County, IL area throughout last year.

I really enjoy getting out into the field in anticipation of what I might find that could either yield a better photo of an animal I may already have, or one yet to have been seen by me in the wild.

However, once I do find a subject, then come the questions: Do I have enough light and if so, is it coming from a direction that I can work with? How much depth of field do I want to incorporate with the subject? Will the animal allow me adequate time to set up my tripod for a nice photo? Of course, then there are all the other questions. Most of these questions are already answered prior to me finding a subject, as the time of day and type of animal will usually dictate what I can/ should do.

I learned a lot last year, and I am hoping to apply this new knowledge to the '07 seasons (winter-fall). I intend to return to a majority of these same places as well as expanding out west towards Jo Daviess County where I have heard and read about the terrific photo opportunities that can be had." ~ Robert Visconti

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