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Emily Carter Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is a outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, wildlife and nature photography. As an award winning and published photojournalist her work can be seen in a variety of publications, book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.

As Winter Wanes

As winter begins to wane the promise of spring whispers in the air. The earth begins to reawaken with life. Small green shoots of growth appearing on the forest floor, and the skies begin to fill with bird migration. It’s a favorite time of year for me, even […]

Artist Choice

Well, I went and did it again. I just had to go and revisit a beautiful place because it was so special this season. After my photography class at Longwood, I wanted to return and capture some images that I saw while helping others. It’s one of those […]

Long tailed ducks

In a previous post I shared the idea of visiting the same location more than once. Especially when you have a wildlife subject that is ‘reliable’ and ‘cooperative.’ When we refer to ‘reliable’ that means that when you go, chances are near 100% that the species is there. […]

Longwood Orchids

One of my perennial favorite places to visit is the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens. Each year is completely different from the previous year, and the exhibit is on display for two winter months. Perfect to escape Old Man Winter and to enter an exotic and tropical paradise […]

It Takes More than Once

Wildlife photography is quite a challenge. A major part of the challenge is the accessibility and cooperative nature of your wildlife subject. Frequently your wildlife encounters are brief and unexpected. So when an opportunity arises near where you live where there is a cooperative and reliable subject you […]

The Small Details

Some of the more interesting things discovered during our fast and fun filled weekend in Assateague and Ocean City was looking at the small details that were about. The wildlife was wonderful, the landscapes beautiful and the company joy-filled. After starting wide with our compositions, it was time […]

Winter in Assateague

This past weekend I hosted my first solo run weekend photography workshop in Assateague National Seashore and the surrounding area of Ocean City, Maryland. It was a wonderful group of people that had the enthusiasm and willingness to endure freezing winter conditions to experience the seashore in solitude. […]

An Unexpected Day

It was an unexpected winter’s day on Sunday. The Farmer’s Almanac did predict a warmer winter with plenty of rain and so far it has been true. A huge storm front pushed through on Saturday and the Skyfire sunrise predictor showed that a colorful sunrise was to follow. […]

Julia and her Friends

Beautiful little Julia, with a collar to claim. “T186” is the human tag for her and incredibly Julia has lived well with it regardless of its size. Julia was born before 2005 in…drum roll please… ALASKA ! And now winters across the American Continent on the Chesapeake Bay. […]