Spates Photography | About
Hello, my name is Dave and I am an aspiring nature photographer from Fort Myers, Florida, specializing in birds. I am currently using Nikon equipment. My current setup includes Nikon D7000, with a D3100 as backup, Nikkor 300mm f/4 af-s, 055b Manfrotto tripod legs, Kirk Enterprises tripod collar with a Manfrotto 393 ballhead. Some of my favorite spots to photograph birds and other nature are the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Lakes Park and Little Estero Lagoon.

As of November 12th, 2013 I have moved to the Denver Metro area of Colorado. Since the move I have added a Nikon Tc14-e II 1.4x teleconverter to my set-up along with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle DX lens. Some of my favorite spots to take photographs in Colorado are Red Rocks Amphitheater, Barr Lake State Park and Roxborough State Park.