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
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
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,
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