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It truly is a Blessing anytime I have the chance to share the evidence of God's grace through photography. Special thanks to all who have presented these opportunities and for the support of my number one fan, best friend and wife, Lori.
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May/June 2017

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Virginia Wildlife Magazine - Cover Shot

This is one of my all-time favorite images of this striking species while it roams the shoreline in search of crustaceans as the waves recede back into the Atlantic. The setting sun and clear blue skies provided warm yet subtle lighting on this high contrast bird. When I was first informed that this photograph was being considered for the front cover of Virginia Wildlife Magazine, I was taken back with gratitude. Thanks to the staff at Virginia WIldlife Magazine, part of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, for their renewed efforts to continue to publish images captured by so many of the highly talented and dedicated nature photographers that we have here in the Commonwealth. Congratulations to the Editor, Art Director and the rest of the staff on such a beautiful issue. This is truly one of the most colorful and vibrant covers in years. This photo accompanies an amazing article by Glenda Booth adorned with photographs by Lynda Richardson, on our struggling shorebirds and their ever changing habitat.

Consider a subscription: VA WILDLIFE MAGAZINE


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Richmond Times Dispatch

Flyways and Byways - Nature Column by Jerry Uhlman

"These drips are available as a kit that requires only a little assembly on your part, and can last for many years trouble-free. They are readily available at Richmond-area bird specialty stores.
Bob Schamerhorn, a local birder and professional photographer, has designed a water source, dubbed “The Bird Spa,” that blends natural beauty with mechanical ingenuity. His creation is made with backyard pond devices readily available at local hardware stores. You can place the spa wherever you want but it will require an electrical outlet to power a small pump. The size, shape and natural environment can be customized to complement your backyard.
Schamerhorn has attracted nearly 80 species to his own bird spa, which includes unusual ones such as Magnolia and Golden-winged warblers, flocks of Cedar Waxwings and a Brown Creeper."

SEE THE FULL STORY

Look for Jerry's "Flyways and Byways" articles listed at: www.richmond.com/life/home-garden/

 

 

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May 2017

Virginia Wildlife 2017 Annual Calendar

May Image

Special thanks to the publication staff at the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for the opportunity to share my photography to a larger audience that ever before. This Prairie Warbler, photographed at Powhatan Wildlife Management Area, is the image for the month of May in the 2017 Virginia Wildlife Calendar. Thanks to everyone who has supported, promoted, and inspired my photography endeavours.
Calendar available at: www.shopdgif.com

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Richmond Audubon Society

Membership Brochure - Photography and Design

Richmond Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to the observation and conservation of birds and other wildlife. We have over 1200 members throughout Central Virginia. We are also an active chapter of the Virginia Society of Ornithology. We offer bird walks, monthly meetings, educational programs and service opportunities. Our members also participate in local conservation efforts, education, habitat restoration, and monitoring of applicable legislation. Activities are open to both members and non-members.

For more information SEE: www.richmondaudubon.org

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Williamsburg Bird Club

Rack Card - Images and Design

The Williamsburg Bird Club hatched and fledged in 1977 and has grown to over 200 members. They promote the study and conservation of wild birds and their habitats. They welcome both new and experienced birders to enjoy, share, and learn about our local birds and area “hotspots” in an organized way. They are committed to helping educate one another and our community about the value of healthy bird populations and habitats. (Images: Belted Kingfisher, Bald Eagle and Northern Cardinal)

For more information SEE: www.WilliamsburgBirdClub.org

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Front Porch Magazine

Fredericksburg Camera Club - Program Article

Fredericksburg, Virginia's local source for area news and events announces the up coming "Backyard Nature Photography" program being presented to the Fredericksburg Camera Club (https://www.fbgphotoclub.com) in the coming weeks. Article written by Penny Parrish. SEE: FULL ARTICLE

Visit: www.frontporchfredericksburg.com

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March/April 2017

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Virginia Wildlife Magazine

This issue of our state's leading wildlife magazine utilized some of my all time favorite springtime photographs. From a nesting Brewster’s Warbler getting ready to feed its chicks (in conjunction with the VABBA2 Acticle), to a Wild Turkey “tom” trotting along in the evening light. I am grateful as always to the staff at Virginia Wildlife for the opportunity to share my work in such an awesome publication. SEE: ENLARGED IMAGES
Consider a subscription: VA WILDLIFE MAGAZINE

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Master Naturalists - Historic Rivers Chapter

Rack Card Images and Design

Master Naturalists is a Community-based, Natural Resources Volunteer Program. We are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. They engage in Citizen Science Projects following consistent protocols to collect data that supply scientists and policy-makers with the information they need to make informed management and policy decisions. Plus, they offer education and outreach services such as teaching, public speaking, working with youth, and education-related service projects. They are active stewards that bring volunteers outside, get them dirty, and show them tangible results of their work. (Images: Osprey and Box Turtle)

Are you curious about nature? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia? Visit our their site: SEE: www.historicrivers.org

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Richmond Environmental Film Festival 2017

iPhotoBirds "The Bird Spa - Vol. 1" DVD - Shown in Part

Birds, like all other animals, prefer environments that meet all their basic survival needs: food, shelter and WATER! They depend on water to condition their feathers for flight, to help maintain their body temperature, for hydration, and for hygiene. This film documents 45 different species splashing, drinking and bathing (SEE: YOUTUBE SAMPLE). Still photography and vidoes mixed from every season. Watch and listen with tranquil joy as nature displays this unique array of behaviors. (46 Min. 02 Sec.)
45 Species Included (Video and stills mixed with matching bird song) SEE: THE BIRD SPA DVD

www.RVAEFF.org

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November/December 2016

Virginia Wildlife Magazine

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Thanks to the staff at Virginia WIldlife for sharing my photos to a larger audience than I could have ever reached on my own. This image appears in an article entitled “A Bird Watching Tradition: The Christmas Bird Count” on page 14 of the November/December Issue. What serendipity, since this image was captured at a Lynchburg Bird Club Christmas fellowship event that was nearly cancelled due to snow. These Christmas Counts are the longest running citizen science projects ever. Consider participating in the count in your area this winter. This Eastern Bluebird in the snow was also recently chosen be become the latest the iPhotoBirds Christmas Card.

Consider a subscription or as a gift: VA WILDLIFE MAGAZINE

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eBird - Virginia

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This breeding plumage male Magnolia Warbler was an early spring migrant photographed in Bedford County, Virginia in the gentle morning light as it foraged for catallars along the road.

VISIT: www.ebird.org/content/va/

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September/October 2016

Virginia Wildlife Magazine

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It is always a true blessing to have the opportunity to share some of my favorite images in the state of Virginia’s best nature and sportsman publication. This photograph shows the chill of winter, as this flock of Snow Geese stand on an ice covered pond. This capture was included as a cameo shot in an article about hunting permit procedures (page 40 Sept-Oct 2016) for the Virginia Harvest Information Program required for hunting waterfowl and similar species.
Consider a subscription or as a gift: VA WILDLIFE MAGAZINE

Virginia Wildlife Calendars at: www.shopdgif.com

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Lynchburg Bird Club Newsletter

Article Photos

It is always a blessing to share my photography wth the hopes of enhancing peoples interest in birds. Special thanks to Kathy Lowry editor of "The Bluebird" newsletter of the Lynchburg Bird Club for the opportunity to share my blessings with the hometown bird club I grew up in. They are amongst the kindest and most welcoming people I have ever come across.


 

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January 2017

Virginia Wildlife 2017 Annual Calendar

January Image

This year has been off to an amazing start! Momentum has built as opportunities to share my love of nature continues to exceed my expectations. Now, to find two of my favorite photographs included in the publishing of the 2017 Virginia Wildlife Calendar, has left me overflowing with gratitude. The American Widgeon is for the month of January and the Prairie Warbler appears in May. Thanks to everyone who has inspired, promoted, and supported my photography endeavours.
Calendar available at: www.shopdgif.com

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Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas 2 (VABBA2 )

Website Header Image and Photography

This image entitled "Father-Daughter" makes for a colorful and expressive image to adorn the VABBA2's website page header. Citizen science project participation, such as Christmas Counts and other surveys, has been a fun and meaningful part of birdwatching, bringing opportinities for fun and fellowship.

VISIT: www.vabba2.org

 

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July/August 2016

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Virginia Wildlife Magazine- 2016 Annual Photography Issue

Cover Shot

I am humbled and honored to have this photo adorn the cover of the 2016 annual photography issue of Virginia Wildlife. I have to admit, when I first saw it, I was in a state of disbelief. A surreal sort of moment (or two). When I realized my eyes were not tricking me, gratitude filled my heart for the journey that made this achievement possible. From my fourth grade teacher who connected me with lifelong mentors in the Lynchburd Bird Club at the age of nine, to my loving wife-partner-friend Lori who supports me in all endeavors. And the Cedar Waxwing photo on the inside was icing on the cake. Special thanks to the creative staff at Virginia Wildlife for keeping with the tradition of this favored issue. SEE: LARGER IMAGES
Consider a subscription: VA WILDLIFE MAGAZINE

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iPhotoBirds Goes VIRAL

36,000 Likes and 16,555 Shares in two days!

LEFT: Northern Cardinal Parents -Thanks for all who "liked" and "shared" this special monent between these two parents.

16,236 Likes and 3,917 Shares

RIGHT: Red-tailed Hawk this pair had a nest behind a local retail plaza in Richmond, VA. SEE: FULL SIZE PHOTO.

Feeling very blessed to see these stats on the "We Love Birds" Facebook page. Be sure to "like" iPhotoBirds on Facebook to get the Picture Of The Week and accompanying story.

 

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September/October 2016

Virginia Wildlife Magazine - 100 Years of DFIG Issue

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Article Photos

It is a special pleasure to have become a more active participant in our state's wildlife publication with three photos in the current issue. Who would have ever thought that one of my earliest photo-op trips ever back in June of 2006, along with my good friend Paul McCroskey, would become a sought after image for this publication (SEE: PEREGRINE FALCON). Especially with such a unique circumstance and location request of fledging Peregrine Falcons in the Shenandoah.
Consider a subscription: VA WILDLIFE MAGAZINE

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2nd Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas

Brochure Images and Design

Project Vision: Virginia’s birds represent a rich cultural and ecological heritage, a living legacy tied to our own identity. We believe that conservation of our natural resources is the province of all people, so it is our responsibility to monitor and protect.

What is the VABBA2? A 5-year statewide inventory of all bird species breeding in Virginia, from Great Dismal swamp to the spruce-fir forests of the western mountains. This project will raise awareness of bird conservation issues and how we can all contribute to their stewardship.

WANT TO HELP? SEE: www.vabba2.org

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The Winchester Star

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Written by Val Van Meter.

The Winchester Star

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Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society Event
The local riverside heron rookery should be alive with mating pairs as spring advances in the Shenandoah Valley.
The Audubon Society of the Shenandoah Valley invites bird lovers — most notably heron lovers — to take a walk along the Shenandoah River to the rookery to see these tall, elegant fowl and other spring migrants that live “Along the River’s Edge,” which is the title of Bob Schamerhorn’s talk on Saturday at the Cool Spring Campus of Shenandoah University. The event is free. The day begins at 9 a.m. as visitors walk a half-mile to the riverbank to see the rookery and possibly even glimpse an eagle’s nest.
At 10:30 a.m., Schamerhorn, a former member of the board of directors for the Richmond Audubon, will offer facts about heron colonies and other migratory birds that prefer riverine habitats, which he said are returning to the area. “The Great Blue Heron is a year-round resident of Virginia,” Schamerhorn said in a telephone interview earlier this month. The herons disperse after raising their young in colonies with others of their kind, but they often return to the same rookery for many years. SEE FULL ARTICLE

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LEFT #1: Bald Eagle Pair this mated pair resides at Chincoteague NWR in Virginia. SEE: FULL SIZE PHOTO.

11,453 Likes, 240 Comments and 3,882 shares on Facebook

RIGHT #2: Red-shouldered Hawk pair this image was also awarded second place in the Virginia Wildlife Magazine's annual photography contest. SEE: FULL SIZE PHOTO.
Special Thanks to all the folks who shared, liked and commented so kindly and generously. Posted on the "We Love Birds" Facebook page.

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The News Gazette - Lexington, VA

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If You Build It, They Will Come!
Bird Blogger To Speak To Bird Club - Birds, like all other animals, prefer habitats that meet all their basic needs - food, shelter and water. Birds depend on water for hydration, to maintain body temperature, and to condition their feathers for flying. Because water is so essential to their well-being, it is also a great attraction.
Although many Rockbridge residents put out feeders and mount nest boxes, not every yard has a creek running through it or a nearby pond to quench a bird’s thirst. And most bird baths freeze over in winter.
For those who wish more birds would flock to their yards, the Rockbridge Bird Club has invited Bob Schamerhorn – a bird blogger and photographer – to give a presentation on “Attracting Birds with Water” next Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, at 7 in the old courthouse meeting room. The program is free and open to the public.
Schamerhorn has designed an inexpensive, lowmaintenance water feature that provides birds with clean, running water for drinking and bathing yearround, even at sub-freezing temperatures. His presentation will include a segment for do-it-yourselfers describing how to build and install a simple “bird spa” in their own yards.
Schamerhorn, a life-long birder and Virginia native, is a member of the Audubon Society and Virginia Society of Ornithology. His photo blog – www.iphotobirds.com – features photos of birds drinking and splashing in his backyard spa.

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2nd Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas

Project Announcement Card - Images and Design

Project Vision: Virginia’s birds represent a rich cultural and ecological heritage, a living legacy tied to our own identity. We believe that conservation of our natural resources is the province of all people, so it is our responsibility to monitor and protect.

What is the VABBA2? A 5-year statewide inventory of all bird species breeding in Virginia, from Great Dismal swamp to the spruce-fir forests of the western mountains. This project will raise awareness of bird conservation issues and how we can all contribute to their stewardship. WANT TO HELP? SEE: www.vabba2.org

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17,000 Likes, 474 Comments and 6,100 shares in just one week!

LEFT: Ruby-throated Hummingbird This has always been one of my favorite images from the backyard BIRDBATH. It even graced the cover of the 2015 Calendar. But I was amazed to see these surprising results on the "We Love Birds" Facebook page. SEE: FULL SIZE PHOTO.

12,471 Likes, 260 Comments and 3.699 shares in just one week!

RIGHT: Pileated Woodpecker "SO CUTE" commented by the administrator of the "We Love Birds" Facebook page. SEE: FULL SIZE PHOTO.

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July/August 2015

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Virginia Wildlife Magazine - 2015 Annual Photography Issue

First Place - Digital Effects

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Second Place - Birds Of A Feather

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Honorable Mention - Birds Of A Feather

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Third Place: A Bug's Life
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Danville Register & Bee Newspaper

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"For the birds: Club offering program on winter water supplies" Birds — like all wild animals — need food, shelter and water year-round, according to Bob Schamerhorn, a Richmond-based photographer and graphic designer with a passion for birds.
Schamerhorn will be in Danville on Thursday speaking to the Southside Bird Club about ways to attract birds to yards throughout the winter by installing modest, clean running water supplies for them. He also will show a multimedia presentation that highlights the photographs he has taken of birds attracted to those water supplies over the years.
- by Denice Thibodeau
SEE: FULL ARTICLE

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Nature Friend Magazine

Article and Photograph

Selected for the "Caption This" feature article and back cover. Nature Friend Magazine is a creation-based, monthly nature magazine for children that the whole family will enjoy. Consider a gift subscription for a child, grandchild, sibling, niece or nephew.
www.naturefriendmagazine.com.

Salamander Resort & Spa

Birdwatching in Middleburg - Brochure Photography

Brochure Cover and Content

This project produced in conjunction with the Virginia Audubon Council and Salamander Resort & Spa of Middleburg county. Design and production by Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Design.

Richmond Audubon Society Newsletter

Featured Photographer

Bob Schamerhorn is the featured photographer in the newly released issue of the Richmond Audubon Society's newsletter "The Thrasher". It contains several of Bob's favorite photos and a brief biography. (www.RichmondAudubon.org)
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July/August 2013

 

Virginia Wildlife Magazine - 2013 Annual Photography Issue

After several years of not entering this contest, I had received good orderly direction to participate this year. What a blessing to have 3 photos chosen for this issue! SEE: LARGER IMAGES

Second Place - Bird Category

Honorable Mention - Bird Category

Third Place - Furry Critters Category

 

Virginia Society of Ornithology

Rack Card - Images and Design

This project produced in conjunction with the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO) to be placed at several of Virginia's Visitor Centers.

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Lynchburg News & Advance and Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper

4th of July, 2013 - Front Page and Article Images

Photos accompanied a story on the success of Bald Eagles along the James River by Jay Reed.


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Virginia Audubon Council - Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

Annual Report - Cover and Design

Developed by Mary Elfner for the Virginia Important Bird Areas Program to report the progress, achievements and goals.

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The Birds of Albermarle Co. & Charlottesville Virginia - An Annotated Checklist

Design, Book Cover and Content Photos

Developed by member's of the Monticello Bird Club.

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Now & Then - The Appalachian Magazine

"High Flight" Article Photo

This Dark-eyed Junco image accompanied an article on favorite birding locations article by Caitlin Kight.

Nature Friend Magazine

Back Cover and Article

Selected for the "Caption This" feature article and back cover. Nature Friend Magazine is a creation-based, monthly nature magazine for children that the whole family will enjoy.
www.naturefriendmagazine.com

Virginia's South-Central Piedmont: An Annotated Checklist for Prince Edward and Surrounding Counties

Book Cover and Design

Authors: Dalmas, T. Fink, M. Spears, D. Stinson, C.M., Wells.

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Virginia Important Bird Area Brochures - Virginia Audubon Council

Cover, Photos and Design

Produced to assist in the development of Virginia's Important Bird Areas program. Designed by Produced by Infinity Graphics.
For more information on Virginia's IBAs visit: http://iba.audubon.org/iba/viewState.do?state=US-VA

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