April 23, 2015

I’m Sittin’ On Top of the World

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April 23, 2015
I’m Sittin’ On Top of the World

Species: Keel Billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfunatus) | Location: Near Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

We have a small home in Costa Rica where we see both the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Near our yard is a tree the toucans love. Almost every day we get to see the colorful creatures. As they attempt to eat the “beans” that grow on this tree, their antics are a joy to watch. At our blog, www.treefield.livejournal.com, you will see many of the birds, animals, plants and landscapes of Costa Rica.

View DeLoyd's photography website for more wildlife photos.

About The Photographer

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DeLoyd Huenink holds a degree in dimensional art and a degree in Business Administration from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. After co-founding an advertising agency that grew to a staff of over 60, he opened one of the first video animation studios in the US. Other careers included new product development for an international medical company, opening the first personal computer store in Wisconsin, starting an early internet development company, and developing a log home dealership.

At the age of 60, Huenink entered the ministry, and served as pastor of a United Methodist Church for 5 years before “retiring.” He now provides pulpit supply for area churches, and takes lots of pictures...

At the age of 72, he and his wife, Susan, bought property in Costas Rica where they built a home and now share time between Costa Rica and Florida.

Huenink began his art career as a painter and metal sculptor, then expanded his media experimentation into wildlife and free form wood carving (he holds a number of blue ribbons in carving in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.) He is a photographer, painter, poet, wood worker, furniture builder, and glass blower.

Huenink has taken pictures of the world around him for many years. He is convinced that beauty and unique views of life surround all of us, but that most of the time we do not take the time to see... When we view our surroundings through the lens of a camera, we see nature in the raw, but more importantly, we see life lessons about ourselves in almost every shot. you can read some of his philosophy as you read the captions on many of his photos. Some tell a story, some educate and some philosophize...His camera travels with him most everywhere.

Huenink does special assignments, gives lessons, makes presentations to groups of all types.

He does not do weddings.

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