The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is proud to exhibit an awesome collection of bird and wildlife photographs by David Parker. David is a retired educator and photographer with a lifelong interest in birds and other wildlife. His photographs, which have been displayed at numerous galleries in southern Vermont over the past two years, capture in stunning focus and detail the beauty, intricacy, and grace of the natural world that surrounds a pond on his property in Brookline, Vermont.
From David Parker:
“All of these photographs were taken from 2016-2019 on and around a two-acre beaver pond located on my property. 40 years ago a pair of beavers began their work, creating a rich and vibrant habitat that has grown to attract and support a wide assortment of birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, fish, plants, and other aquatic life forms. My respect for both the intricacies and fragility of this wetland area has grown considerably over the years.
The two most important components of photographing wildlife are time and patience. The more time you spend quietly observing your surroundings, the more you will see. l usually dedicate three to four hours each day outdoors, watching what is happening around my property with camera in hand. This requires patience- waiting … never knowing what you might see on any given day and hoping that you are fast enough to capture what you do see with the camera. The longer and more frequently that you observe animal behavior, the better able you are to anticipate what a bird ( or other creature) may do next. This is what most often leads to getting that “special” shot, a factional moment in the life of one of these creatures.
I always keep editing to a bare minimum because l want you, the viewer, to see the same unadulterated natural beauty and detail in what I am shooting without digitally enhanced
colors or manipulated images that present false narratives.
As you look at my work, know that there is a story behind every image that you see. Thank you for your interest.”
David Parker’s photographs will be on exhibit through Friday, Sept 6, 2019 The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is located on the 5th Floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (near the main entrance information desk.)
The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is open to the public for viewing this exhibit:
June 17 – July 3, 2019 – 8:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday-Friday
July 5 – August 2, 2019 (Summer Hours Begin) – 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Monday-Friday
August 5, 2019 (Fall Hours Begin) – 8:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday-Friday