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Photographer: James Hager  (Karma=6285)
near Denver, CO USA 

About: I am a freelance nature and travel photographer living near Denver, CO, USA. I joined to share my work, and through your comments improve it. You can see more of my work at www.jameshagerphoto.com.

I grew up near Philadelphia, PA, being exposed to photography (No pun intended.) because both my father and paternal grandfather were avid amateur photographers. I started shooting in elementary school with a Kodak Brownie that had been my mother's when she was young. I moved up to a 35mm point-and-shoot in middle school, and bought my first 35mm SLR in high school, a Minolta X-570.

After high school, I followed the respectable course of going to college and grad school to become an aerospace engineer. I landed a job with McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, CA, and had fun developing and using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. After seven years of interesting work, I had the urge to move on and find something more fulfilling to do with my life.

In 2001, I took a year-long leave-of-absence and traveled around the world in order to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. Before departing, I bought a Minolta Maxxum-7 system. I discovered that traveling and photography were a whole lot of fun, so I quit my job and sold my house to become unemployed and homeless, and continued traveling. (I don't know why the unemployed and homeless are considered disadvantaged ? I was having a ball!) I also switched to a Canon system based on the EOS-1V. In 2003, I tried a stint at seminary to explore what I thought was a call to ministry, and discovered that I sorely missed travel and photography. That was the final input to let me know that travel and nature photography is what I was designed to do.

I began the switch to digital capture in September 2004 with a Canon EOS-1D Mark II (primarily for wildlife action), and completed the switch in December 2004 with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II (primarily for landscapes).


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Picture Title - Leopard Profile


Leopard Profile
James Hager
Comments 20
Views 338
Rating 5.93 / 7 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Leopard Standing on Log


Leopard Standing on Lo
James Hager
Comments 8
Views 399
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Vulturine Guineafowl


Vulturine Guineafowl
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 422
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Line of Elephants


Line of Elephants
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 384
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Red-Billed Hornbill


Red-Billed Hornbill
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 271
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - White-Throated Bee-Eater


White-Throated Bee-Eat
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 262
Rating 5.70 / 3 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Martial Eagle


Martial Eagle
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 326
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Shy


Shy
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 695
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Confident


Confident
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 728
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Rwandan Girl


Rwandan Girl
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 1182
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Silverback Mountain Gorilla Standing


Silverback Mountain Go
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 1266
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Infant Mountain Gorilla


Infant Mountain Gorill
James Hager
Comments 10
Views 837
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Baby Riding Mother Mountain Gorilla


Baby Riding Mother Mou
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 720
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Silverback Mountain Gorilla Eating


Silverback Mountain Go
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 3202
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Silverback Mountain Gorilla


Silverback Mountain Go
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 758
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Adult Female Mountain Gorilla


Adult Female Mountain
James Hager
Comments 11
Views 693
Rating 5.75 / 4 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Mother and Baby Mountain Gorilla


Mother and Baby Mounta
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 1016
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Bat-Eared Fox


Bat-Eared Fox
James Hager
Comments 4
Views 396
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Wildebeest and Heat Waves


Wildebeest and Heat Wa
James Hager
Comments 7
Views 375
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Wildebeest Herd at Dawn


Wildebeest Herd at Daw
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 309
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - African Hare


African Hare
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 1388
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Male Warthog Mud Bath


Male Warthog Mud Bath
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 742
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Mother and New-Born Tommy


Mother and New-Born To
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 309
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Hey!  I _am_ an individual!


Hey! I am an indivi
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 362
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Wildebeest Running


Wildebeest Running
James Hager
Comments 12
Views 382
Rating 6.02 / 6 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Tawney Eagle


Tawney Eagle
James Hager
Comments 4
Views 320
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Steppe Eagle


Steppe Eagle
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 315
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Lion – an Intimate Portrait


Lion ? an Intimate Por
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 329
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - European Roller


European Roller
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 284
Rating 6.00 / 3 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Father/Son Love


Father/Son Love
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 416
Rating 6.03 / 3 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II

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