Contrary to the perception implicit in the name of this gallery, I am not from Germany although my ancestral roots do come from there. I live in Maryland where my profession as a program director at the National Institutes of Health keeps me busy to administrate funding certain aspects of cancer research.
Aside from being happily married and an empty nester with two German Shepherds, I have the reputation with my friends of always going out into nature chasing the latest exotic bird to have come within reasonable distance to be a target for my lens. Thus, I could be described as an enthusiast wildlife photographer who aims to take quality photos that any professional photographer would strive for. My life as a research scientist serves me well to apply the technical know-how needed for digital photography. In the spirit of sharing these experiences with nature, my photography is available for purchase or rights of use. Many of the better photos seen here can also been seen through my Instagram account.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (since 2017)
Canon EOS 70D (since 2014)
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS (used exclusively prior to 2014)
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM "Contemporary" Lens
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Kenko Extension Tubes - 12, 20 and 36mm
Yongnou Speedlite YN600EX-RT II Flash
Harbor Digital Flash Extender
Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster (use w/ 70D)
Induro GIT404L Tripod
Wimberley WH-200 Gimball Head
Calumet 7108 Monopod
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC, Topaz suite of AI software
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Karl Krueger, Ph.D.