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If you are (or want to be) my contact, please let me know if you want constructive criticism on your photostream... and please do not ask to be my contact if you have too many contacts to pay attention to all of them. I have to confess that administrative tasks (done on a volunteer basis for Flickr groups) and travel have kept me too busy to visit regularly; I apologize. Many thanks to all who visit and comment and offer constructive suggestions to improve my work.

I'm a third generation photographer...
- paternal grandfather owned/operated Porter's Studio in Houlton Maine
- uncle (godfather; father's younger brother) and aunt (godmother) with whom I lived while in college owned/operated Porter's Studio and Photo Supplies in Falls Church, VA for over 25 years before selling it some time in the '70s

Before discovering the wonders of digital photography (you mean I can take a bazillion photos and throw out the no good ones??? what a concept!), used a wide variety of film cameras over the years... favorite was the Nikkormat used from 1969 to 1981 when it was stolen. Have since used Pentax, Canon, and a newer Nikon SLR (always come back to Nikon).

My current digital equipment ...
Nikon D7000; Nikon D90 backup:
- 18-200mm Nikkor zoom
- 70-300mm Nikkor zoom
- 105mm f/2.8 Nikkor Micro VR lens
- Sigma 120-400mm zoom
- Tokina 11-16mm wide angle
- variety of extenders and teleconverters

Olympus OM-D E-M5 micro four-thirds (trying to learn how to use this well enough to stop lugging around heavier equipment)
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 Lens
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Lens

iPhone 4s (LOVE IT!)

- vacation/travel blog Vacations and other musings
- A Photography Addict's Showcase...
- iPhone tutorials and images

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  • Super Aerobatic Display by Brave Breitling Wingwalker (US)  team at Aero India 2015,  Bangaluru by Scientific Photography (7.1 Million+ vi
  • For Victoria,on Her Birthday by john47kent
  • Deepest Thanks... by christabel's artworks

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    Butch Osborne says:

    "Victoria is one of the most talented and personable photograpers I have met on Flickr. A visit to her photostream will leave you in awe. She has an outstanding ability to capture nature at its finest, both in color and composition. Her macro work is simply stunning. If one is not addicted to Fickr, they will be after perusing her work. She is a cherished contact who has been very supportive and has encouraged me to strive for excellence in my work. I am honored to count her as a friend. Victoria and her work exemplify what Flickr is all about, sharing the beauty and wonders of the world through photography and friendship."

    December 5th, 2009

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    iCamPix.Net says:

    "Victoria is an excellent all around photographer. I am so happy to have her as my friend and wait to see her great work every day. She has amazing talents and you can see her passion in her photos. Her cityscapes are wonderful and not to mention nature shot and all kind of gorgeous flower collection she has on her photo stream.
    You are a valuable flickr friend and your support is appreciated"

    August 25th, 2009

February 2007
Billings, MT
I am:
Female and Single
Victoria Porter at Fine Art America