Love the Canadian Goose

The Canadian Goose holds a special place in my heart. About three years ago I found a gosling in my backyard. I don’t know how she got there or where she came from but I raised her to be a very grand goose. Her name of course is Goosey and she has been with me […]

Ruddy Duck Colored Pencil Drawing

Another pencil drawing finished this weekend. The colored pencil drawing is of a Ruddy duck. Done in Fabre-Castell Poloychromos. You can find my wildlife photography, paintings and drawing prints are available for purchase at http://www.leahjsmith.smugmug.com

Dancing Diamonds picked for Arkansas Living Magazine 2019 Calendar Cover

Dancing Diamonds Awarded Arkansas Living Magazine’s Cover photo for their 2019 Calendar. Arkansas Living Magazine

Little Black Bear

Here in Arkansas you might see a bear, but seeing one is rare and very exciting if given the opportunity.

Arkansas, once know as the bear state, is loved by black bear due to its mountains which are rugged terrain, covered in trees, and abundant with water sources.

Great Egret

The weather here in Arkansas has been quite cooler in the last few weeks due to overcast rainy skies.  It has been great weather to take long walks and just get out and enjoy the great outdoors with my camera in tow.  During my long afternoon walks a big white bodied winged bird has caught my eye lately soaring over the pastures and ponds.

 This snowy white bird know as the Great Egret, is the symbol of the National Audubon Society.  I hope you enjoy these few photos that I was able to capture and just had to share.  

Bringing Together Light, Water and Action to Create A Dreamlike Illusion

Shooting action shots of an animal on the water is really exciting and can be a challenge in itself.  Bringing together light, water and action, can create an awesome effect in photography.  This series of shots of the Trumpeter Swans, right when the golden hour in photography was ending, was such a gift.  It happened at the most perfect time of day, with the most perfect subject any photographer could want, the Trumpeter Swan

Capturing A Moment In Nature

The past year I have been working on a project that I have wanted to do for a while.  I just received a proof and I would like to share the cover photo of my new book.  Capturing A Moment In Nature due out in the fall of 2018.  I am excited to see my […]