Jen the Bird Nerd

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Location Waterloo region, Ontario, Canada
Introduction My name's Jen, and I'm a bird nerd. This is my confession. I'm actually relatively new to the world of birding and bird photography. I grew up with a grandmother who LOVED birds, so I've always liked birds - always thought they were pretty and fun to watch. But I never really got excited about them. As for the photography aspect, I've always loved taking pictures, but birds were never a subject I was particularly interested in. Or at all, really. Just let me just say, bird photography is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to do. I kid you not. I was always more of a photographer of inanimate objects (landscapes, flowers, architecture, etc.), so to suddenly have a subject that's flitting around and can zip out of frame faster than you can blink was a huge adjustment. It's incredibly frustrating, but also incredibly rewarding when you get The Shot. To help fund my photographic endeavors, I work in internal communications for a large high-tech company. I enjoy spending time with the hubby and our four-legged barking daughter, I'm an avid reader, passionate traveler, and aspiring novelist.
Interests Photography, traveling, reading, creative writing, birds, gardening, animals
Favorite Movies Kick-Ass, The Notebook, Say Anything, Lilo & Stitch, Star Trek, Mama Mia!, Moulin Rouge!, Up, Josie and the Pussycats, Titanic
Favorite Music Matchbox 20, Keane, Marianas Trench, Pink, Young the Giant, Bon Jovi, 80s music, classic rock, Josh Groban, Broadway soundtracks
Favorite Books Hunger Games, anything by Jodi Picoult, Not Wanted on the Voyage (by Timothy Findlay), Harry Potter series