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Retired teacher, spend all my days wandering in nature with my camera. I live in Victoria, BC Canada. I live beside a migratory bird sanctuary and the ocean. My web page can be found here with over 22 thousand images. Web counter started June 4, 2007. www.pbase.com/woody

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    Black Cat Photos says:

    "gary has a wonderful stream! his animal and nature shots are beautiful and amazing, a real pleasure to view! luv m xxx"

    December 28th, 2010

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    kenkeener1621 says:

    "GARY HAS ONE OF THE BEST ANIMAL PHOTOSTREAMS ON FLICKR!!!!!
    HIS PHOTOS ARE ALL CRYSTAL CLEAR AND CLOSEUP AND A JOY TO LOOK AT!!!!
    I AM GLAD TO HAVE GARY AS A CONTACT OF MINE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HIS NEWEST PHOTOS FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK GARY.

    KEN"

    September 11th, 2009

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    ChrisFinneganPhotography.com says:

    "Gary, your Photostream is simply BRILLIANT! You have an amazing eye for detail and timing! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful photos!"

    May 28th, 2009

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    visiblejoy says:

    "Regretfully, I just finally got to browse through your photostream. What a joy ride! I could fave just about every image of yours. You must have the passion, patience, and happy heart of a saint! :) Thank you so much, Gary, for sharing your amazing wildlife encounters and outstanding photography gift with us! You made my heart happy! :)"

    May 3rd, 2009

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    ANNA ..... says:

    ""My preferred clickman!!!
    The best artist ever!
    Gary has been my first "looking at FLICKR photographs" and I can't forget this....
    I remember....I said :...it's better I throw away my camera......my picture are so......ugly.........
    then... Gary's comments gave me a great courage to throw me into ... photo...fray.....
    and now I must thank Gary for this decision.....
    Thanks Gary for your "wonderful" words....
    ...enter in your photostream is like to enter in Paradise:
    a world made of wonderful animals and beautiful places,
    A thousand strange colors warming heart and senses....
    Gary, I love your creativity ..
    thank you for sharing your soul and your dreams to us....
    ~Cheers and good luck to you!! "
    WITCH"

    April 9th, 2009

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    Kinematic Digit says:

    "Gary is one of those photographers who's eye for nature just wows me every time I look at a new upload by him. I'm not even a bird lover, but he has inspired me to look at them in a different way. I love how he captures each moment that we rarely see. When everyone captures them in their most common poses, Gary captures them in the frames in between each bird's mundane tasks. He makes what I once thought was boring subject, absolutely fantastic and something to look for. Thanks for sharing your vision with us Gary, you're truly a fantastic photographer."

    February 12th, 2009

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    Tom in Tacoma says:

    "At the risk of spewing forth ad naseum - I need to say that Gary's work has been an inspiration to me. When I've had a question about equipment or how he took a particular shot he's always been kind enough to answer my questions. Somehow he manages to capture the impossible shots (do the birds pose for him?) every time.

    If given a chance to spend the day with any Flickr nature photographer, my choice would be Gary Woodburn - no question about it."

    January 16th, 2009

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    Natures Haven says:

    "I've just discovered FreeSpirit5 and the images are truly Awesome, I am in awe, I love every shot.

    I would give my right arm (whoops maybe not) left arm to have the natural light, the birds over here in the UK.

    Fantastic. My next holiday will be in BC........lol"

    January 16th, 2009

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    drburtoni says:

    "absolutely one of the best nature photographers i've seen on flickr. the detail captured is amazing, even at low light levels. i bet he sleeps with the birds. in fact, i think he may be a bird himself. how else could he get such close ups and capture so many exquisite photographs with such great detail. reward yourself today and take some time to look through his photostream slowly."

    October 9th, 2008

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    aliceinthepoetsheartland says:

    "The many awards received was the testimonial for the mark of excellence achieved in the awards group we had.

    You have been recognized as masterful photographer and remain acknowledged as one of the best here in Flickr."

    October 6th, 2008

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    Jeanie's Pics says:

    "Gary's love of nature shows in his exceptional photography. I always look forward to his new images. Please take the time to explore his photostream, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Gary, for sharing your wonderful images!"

    August 28th, 2008

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    Andy M Canada says:

    "Gary has inspired me with his patience in getting such beautiful photos. I can see that each photo that he posts has taken time to capture and some beautiful dedicated work to get them to such a lovely state.

    Well done Gary and keep up the good work. I continue to learn from your sharing........THANKS A MILLION.

    Andy"

    April 4th, 2008

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    chonyta says:

    "Gary, you are so blessed by living close to those birds. Your photos are so amazing that just inspire me and make me want to spread the word about these birds. You manage to capture the pure soul and spirit of our "featherly" friends. Please continue delighting us with your fabulous and artistic images. Sheers!!

    Sonia from Toronto"

    March 1st, 2008

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    Merlechanteur says:

    "Les plus belles photos d'oiseaux que je n'aie jamais vues. Formidable travail. Un vrai plaisir des yeux. Bravo! Félicitations!"

    January 26th, 2008

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    Angel Cher ♥ says:

    "Gary "FreeSpirit" ... You are what I call a well rounded and diversified photographer. I LOVE your Eagle Set and your Luxton Rodeo Photos on your website. You take such an amazing variety of wildlife photography!! thank you for taking the time to review my photostream and for all your kind comments ~Cheers and Happy shooting to you!! Cher

    P.S. I hope that everyone who visits Gary's photostream will take the time to review and appreciate all the effort he puts into his photography and visit his website!"

    December 10th, 2007

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    aneye4wonder (Ineta McParland) says:

    "All Gary's pictures are filled with wonder and awe. Especially I love his Bald Eagle set. I can't help but say WOW when I view his pictures. Thank you, Gary, for being such a fantastic photographer and sharing your incredible photo masterpieces with us. - Ineta"

    November 16th, 2007

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    GPS7 says:

    "Woody is the "National Geographic" photographer in Flickr.
    I think this says it all!"

    November 3rd, 2007

Name:
Gary
Joined:
April 2007
Hometown:
Victoria, BC
Currently:
Victoria, Canada
I am:
Male
Occupation:
Retired teacher
Website:
http://www.pbase.com/woody