I love using photography to share with others the natural beauty of the world as I see it through the lens of my Nikon D700. I have a passion for capturing wildlife, nature and landscapes in a unique and undisturbed environment. For example, young fox kits playing at their den. Or an eaglet in the nest crying for food and the parents flying in and tenderly feeding it. The wildlife inspires me on my journey into photography.
I love to photograph wildlife in their natural settings and in different stages of their lives. I feel very protective of them and their environment. The connection that I feel to the wildlife is very special. I want others to feel that same connection through my photography. When I see a field of wildflowers or stand on a cliff of rocks being splashed by the sea, I get a wonderful, exciting inner feeling of calm. I can sit for hours watching the light shifting and creating new picture opportunities. Through my photography I try to make time stand still. Sometimes, taking a great picture means crouching down, using a different lens or simply moving a few steps closer or back. Sometimes I have to zoom in to isolate a subject or zoom out to increase my field of vision, and lighting can be so critical to the final result. Photography takes many hours of patience and observation. I often visit a site many times in order to get just the right lighting.
Living in Sebago, Maine with my husband, Jim and our two Golden Retrievers has provided me vast opportunities to observe nature and take award winning photographs.
I am a loon monitor for Maine Audubon, a heron monitor and eagle monitor for the State of Maine. Because of my connection with the eagles in Sebago, I made a commitment that my company, Linda L. Panzera Photography, would donate 5% of its earnings to The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, “Endangered and Non-game Wildlife Fund”. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is responsible for the preservation, protection and enhancement of the inland fisheries and wildlife. My pictures are printed on archival paper with archival inks and are matted with acid free mats and framed in high quality frames.