John Absher

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Papa John?s interest in photography began about seven years ago when a couple of my grandchildren started getting involved in soccer and basketball. Once I discovered the convenience of digital photography, I began experimenting with other subjects like birds, bees, flowers, and wildlife.

I was quickly ?hooked? on photography. I found myself reading every photography book or magazine I could get my hands on and I never seemed to tire of filling up memory cards with hundreds of images a day.

My wife and I have traveled to a number of great places and I have enjoyed capturing images from Northwest like Portland, Seattle, and the Columbia River Gorge to Southwest like Tucson, Vegas, and Red Rock Canyon to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but since retiring almost two years ago, I get out locally several days a week and never seem to run out of things to photograph right here in the Chicago area.

Since my primary passion is nature photography, I spend considerable time in local forest preserves, Morton Arboretum, and the Chicago Botanic Gardens photographing everything from birds and butterflies to flowers and waterfalls.