My name is Stephanie Payton.  I have always had a creative streak, but when I received my first DSLR camera, it was as if I had finally found the missing piece of the puzzle. I took to my camera like a duck takes to water. 

After a lot of experimentation, I returned to my first photography love: animals. There is something otherworldly about animals, whether they are members of our families, colleagues working beside us, or neighbors living in nature.

Although I find all kinds of animals fascinating and beautiful, I noticed that birds comprised more than half of the photographs in my collection. Rather than working against my nature, I decided to embrace it and focus on birds exclusively.