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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 1-3 · Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

November 1-3, 2019

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 ·

Festival Artist - Leslie Morris

The iridescent feathers of a White-faced Ibis, the trill of a Sandhill Crane calling to its family, the flash of red on a Red-winged Blackbird or the brilliant white of a Tundra Swan bring amazing color and sound to a sometimes drab world.  It is my goal to capture these amazing colors that nature and wildlife bring to a world full of hustle and bustle, rushing and stress.
My time in the field photographing birds and nature is also a time for me to unwind, to slow down, to become part of our peaceful natural world even its just for a few hours each week.  When the light is not quite right, or the bird is just too far away or in a bad spot to photograph, I love to simply sit and watch them – to learn more about them and how they respond to their surroundings:  Just me, the birds and the environment – a glimpse of heaven?  It is my hope that as you view my images, you gain as much pleasure as I get in making them.
Leslie lives in Elk Grove with her husband Jim.  Their daughter Ashley is a professional actress and their 14-year old son RJ is often with Leslie on her shoots and is becoming an accomplished photographer himself.

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