About this site

Photographs by Robert Harrington - Nature and Bird Photography

About this Site

This website, http://robert-harrington.com, shows my photographs taken from 2002 to 2010. My main interest is birds, especially in flight.

The Main Gallery is a chronological compilation showing photos from various outings.

The Gallery by Species shows birds by species in taxonomic order. Most on these pages are drawn from the Main Gallery. I have many more than are included here.

I post a "Shot of the Day" on an irregular basis on my home page, usually once a week or more frequent, showing the date posted at the top and the date and place taken below the image. These are archived here.

Many of my photos have been published, including one in The New York Times, two photo essays in Outdoor California magazine,  a book and three magazine covers, and others; see list here. I usually exhibit at the annual San Diego International Exhibition of Photography, a juried show that is part of the San Diego Fair in Del Mar.

I volunteer as photographer (and formerly board member) for the Spreckels Organ Society, which programs and promotes the outdoor Spreckels Organ in San Diego. As part of my 'duties' as photographer, I maintain an online photo gallery, which is also accessed from the Spreckels Organ Society website. I also act as graphic artist and have generated three brochures, post cards, a 2007 calendar, and a 52-page history book for the Society.

I retired as a vice president at Stanford Telecommunications, Inc., a small technology company in Silicon Valley, concluding a career in engineering. I worked on the Surveyor, Voyager, and Apollo space programs, development of GPS, and numerous programs in satellite commnications.

Equipment: Since March 2005, I use a Nikon D2x digital SLR, before that a Fuji S2. My main lens for bird photography is a Nikon 200-400mm AF-S f/4 lens with TC14E II teleconverter. This combination gives me the 35mm-equivalent of 825mm (400x1.4x1.5, where the 1.5 is the so-called focal length multiplier). Other lenses I have are Nikon 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 18-70/3.5-4.5, 28-105/3.5-4.5, 70-210/4-5.6, 300/4, and Tokina 100-300mm f/4.

Robert Harrington
July 2008