About The Images

Images. All of the images on this website are of birds and animals photographed in the wild. The only exceptions are the tropical butterflies, which were photographed at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston, TX. The majority of the images were created with digital cameras, but a few were made with color transparency film. There are one or two digital composites posted from time to time, and they are clearly labeled as such.

Equipment. Ron uses Nikon D3 and Nikon D2Xs digital SLR cameras.  For bird and wildlife photography he uses an AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4 D IF-ED II lens, and a Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 VR lens, often with 1.4X or 1.7X teleconverters.  For butterflies, his favorite combination is a Nikkor AF-I 300mm f/2.8 lens with extension tubes (which allow closer focusing), and a Nikon SB-28DX flash.  When photographing insects and flowers close-up, Ron uses a Nikkor 200mm f/4 D Micro lens, often in combination with extension tubes and diopters (for greater magnification), and  a Nikon SB-28DX flash.  And the Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8 D is the lens he relies on for landscape work.    

Processing.  The contrast and brightness of these pictures were adjusted  so what you see here appears as close as possible to the original scene.    In some instances, color balance was also adjusted.  Some of the images have been cropped for compositional purposes.   And a few images were digitally edited to remove imperfections from the foreground or background.   

Copyright.  All of the photographs and images on this web site, and the design of the site, are  copyrighted:   2004-2012  Ron Day Photography, All Rights Reserved.   As such, they are  protected under the  laws of the United States and International law.  They may not be copied, downloaded, hotlinked, or reproduced in any manner without the express written consent of Ron Day Photography.  Copyright infringement will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.