visited 35 states
"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on, have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear what remains"? Nature remains.
- Walt Whitman
I came across the quote (above) by Walt Whitman and for me it rings true. I was the mayor of my town and active in politics. For many years I traveled the world as a global VP for a fortune 500 fragrance & flavor company . I witnessed first hand the wonders and beauty of our world. I have attempted to photograph some of the beauty of our world to share with others. Many years ago I came across a wonderful French term, "objet trouve". Webster's Dictionary defines the term as, "a natural object found by chance and held to have aesthetic value, (e.g. driftwood) especially though the working of natural forces". I attempt to create "objet trouve" in my photographs. The wonders I find in nature are photographed in an attempt to create art. All photographs of animals, including birds, are taken in the wild. None of my work is of animals in zoos or rehab facilities. I am a published wildlife photographer but a true amateur. There is just too much to learn to become a pro!
Also, I wish I could respond to everyone who marked me as a contact. If I do not reciprocate adding you as a contact it does not mean that I don't love your work. In all fairness I have had to cut back on the number of contacts due to the difficulty of commenting. t Please do not take it personally. Every Flickr member has unique talent. Thank you for your understanding.
Thanks everyone for taking time to look at my work, your comments are inspiring!
If you want to use any of my work for any purpose,
please use following guidlines:
o I must be notified by email (see conact info on website) beforehand.
o That it be fair use within the Creative Commons licensing.
o Commercial uses will be considered on request.
o My name and the copyright label are published clearly on the front photo and always visible.
o A link back to the location you found my photo, or to my website www.daltonphotos.com is clearly published with the photo.
My work has been published in:
All About Birds
American Bird Conservancy
Purple Mountain Press
American Littoral Society
Texas Bluebird Society
The Missouri Review
American Bird Conservancy
Long Island Bird Conservancy
Selected featured Photographer for Cornell Univ. Dept.of Ornithology's Ebird.
Better Homes and Gardens
I freely donate my work to legitimate environmental organizations.
Photos of William Dalton (9)
- Explore The Beautiful ... 探索美麗(invite) 5,195 photos, 303 members
- THE WORLD OF BIRDS 12,499 photos, 464 members
- Travel Photography 1,838,698 photos, 77,964 members
- Safari Guide's Eye 11,760 photos, 905 members
- Flickr Big Cats 78,902 photos, 9,922 members
- Wild Africa 7,432 photos, 462 members
- New Jersey eBird rarities 875 photos, 47 members
- Only Invite / Only on Explore 34,063 photos, 1,327 members
- BushHawk Users 16 photos, 9 members
- NASA Aviation 2,606 photos, 667 members
- Owls 31,171 photos, 5,971 members
- Absolutely Stunning 'Scapes ***INVITED PHOTOS ONLY*** 30,351 photos, 8,851 members
- Geotagged: Alaska 67 photos, 17 members
- Flickr Bird Brigade 20,311 photos, 674 members
- Bird Perfect/Each Photo By Invite Only 11,075 photos, 2,131 members
- SPORTS ACTION 306,719 photos, 22,514 members
- Surf Photography 53,249 photos, 5,142 members
- Top 20 Water Photos 19 photos, 1,202 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,435 photos, 596 members
- Birdshare 149,754 photos, 3,676 members
- artland 494,424 photos, 28,433 members
- NJ Outdoors 13,609 photos, 241 members
- My Gallery Photo 3,407 photos, 505 members
- Capture Nature / No human elements / 25,764 photos, 2,063 members
- Golden Aardvark Award 32,273 photos, 2,311 members
- Nature Nerds 26,508 photos, 1,440 members
- New Jersey Audubon 1,895 photos, 160 members
- Spectacular Landscapes-invited images only :-) 14,332 photos, 6,085 members
- Nature's Best Photography Flickr Contest 5,067 photos, 2,903 members
- In Print 1,753 photos, 394 members
- MYSTIC--OCEANS, LAKES, WATERFALLS & other waterways 8,215 photos, 279 members
- *****THE BEAUTIFULIST! ♥ [selection][bellissima] ♥ GROUP 22,005 photos, 777 members
- New Jersey Bird Closeups 3,394 photos, 55 members
- Burdr 65,394 photos, 892 members
- Defenders of Wildlife Photo Contest 2010 1,017 photos, 236 members
- New Jersey Wildlife Management Areas 477 photos, 58 members
- Rare Wildlife of New Jersey 790 photos, 79 members
- Alaska! 62,390 photos, 3,210 members
- ANYTHING TO DO WITH WATER (P1/A1) May Comp now OPEN 201,958 photos, 11,145 members
- ArtisticSouls (invitation) -- Comment on photos, please! 1,227 photos, 53 members
- Nature's Abstracts (Layers, patterns, veining, texture) 2,144 photos, 258 members
- -The Cafe- 566,097 photos, 22,966 members
- The Worlds Best Nature, Wildlife, And Macro Photography 83,474 photos, 5,081 members
- Birds heads 11,338 photos, 1,444 members
- Upstate New York Barns 1,455 photos, 211 members
- Really Right Stuff Collective 1,909 photos, 395 members
- Fantastic Wildlife 8,301 photos, 1,517 members
- Canon Digital Photographers (Nature & Wildlife) 61,749 photos, 1,561 members
- The Ruby Awards/INVITED PICS ONLY!/P1&C3 59,382 photos, 13,128 members
- BEST SUNSET AND SUN RISE GROUP 53,320 photos, 10,523 members
™ goraiapick ™ - busy - says:
"BiLL hAS sOME oF tHE mOST aMAZING pICTURES oF bIRDS aND nATURE tHAT I hAVE eVER sEEN! I sIMPLY aDORE hIS wORK!!
BiLL, yOU aRE sUCH aN iNSPIRATION! ThANK yOU sO mUCH fOR sHARING yOUR bEAUTIFUL wORK! kEEP iT uP mY fRIEND."
9th December, 2007
Gail Orenstein says:
"Wow- what wonderful journey on bovinas site-you go from animals in nature to portraits that tell a story. The photo stream is the world You just have to sit back and enjoy the beauty and admire how bc takes you there with pride and dignity.
A super photographer and travel artist."
3rd September, 2006
"Bill has an amazingly keen eye for wildlife. Always brilliantly composed and of exceptional quality, his photos are, I believe, worthy of journal or magazine publication. His photostream reminds us of the world at large—the macrocosm of, and our need to responsibly coexist with, nature.
I look forward to seeing more of Bill’s fine work."
11th June, 2006
"The best photographs of birds and nature from this guy. Just so natural and real, he is amazing."
13th May, 2006
- February 2006
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