Ed Lehming Photography

“Even on the coldest February days, signs of life appear in the forest” – Ed Lehming A walk in the winter forest is something I have always appreciated, but many times...

“Though there are berries-a-plenty an unexpected guest seems less than welcome.” – Ed Lehming I had not set out to photograph birds on this day. It was a day filled with...

“There are times when nature becomes intimately close. I revel in those moments and hold them sacred. I become part of the natural world, not merely an observer.” – Ed Lehming...

“Seemingly out of place, on a wide gravel beach, the frog makes its way over the polished stones to the refreshing waters of the lake.” – Ed Lehming On a recent...

“After years of honing my skills as a photographer, the phrase “Timing is Everything” still holds true.” – Ed Lehming Over the years I have deliberately practiced preparedness. I’ve gotten familiar...

“As I stepped over the slippery rock, making sure of my footing, the Heron launched itself into the sky from it’s shoreline perch, fading quickly across the lake.” – Ed Lehming...

“Our eyes are drawn to things, often not knowing the specifics. Trust your instinct and study what they are trying to show you.” – Ed Lehming There have been countless times...

“High above, the raven skims the treetops, gliding silently on wings of dark silk” – Ed Lehming After some time in the woods of Secord Forest, a local conservation area, I...

  “Beneath the rust and grime which dulls the shine of our weathered hearts, joy patiently waits to be rediscovered”  ― John Mark Green For my photography, image titles often come quite...

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” ― Erol Ozan This, our sixth day of travel, did not leave us lost, as the quote may imply, but it did send...

“A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.”  ― Gerald Raftery...

“Sometimes you just had to crawl through the dark before you could see the light.”  ― E.L. Montes Butterflies can be a challenge to photograph. They are quite shy and their irregular...

“I hate and fear snakes, because if you look into the eyes of any snake you will see that it knows all and more of the mystery of man’s fall, and...

“Are you tired? Are you feeling that you will not be able to reach your destination? Then all you have to remember is that those who reached their far and hard...

“Home is where you go to find solace from the ever changing chaos, to find love within the confines of a heartless world, and to be reminded that no matter how...

Nikon D800 Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 1/80 sec, f/4.5 ISO 100 

“Do you know how there are moments when the world moves so slowly you can feel your bones shifting, your mind tumbling? When you think that no matter what happens to...

“Unfamiliar disturbs us; familiar comforts us! But for the wise man, unusual is more precious than the usual because it offers us a new way, a new vision, a new idea,...

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”  ― Amy Bloom  I’ve been saving a quote for some time, waiting for the right image. Well, the image presented itself...

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust It seems to be butterfly and bug week for me. Butterflies, especially,...

“Miracles… seem to me to rest not so much upon… healing power coming suddenly near us from afar but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that, for a moment, our...

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.” ...

“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.”  ― Haruki Murakami  When composing this image, my eyes were first drawn to the...

“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that. “ – Jon...

“With caps of regal purple, the delicate blossoms gently sway, on the tide of warm a summer breeze. The sweet aroma of nectar, wafts in the air, an elixir for butterflies,...

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. “ – Henry David Thoreau...

“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.” – Jeremy Bentham A quick shot today of a honey bee stretching for the...

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. “ – John Muir Simple beauty...

“The blues of summer, flowers and bright skies. Days of warmth and laughter, and lakefront evening sighs.” – Ed Lehming This seems to be season of the hoverfly. They are everywhere...

We have to know our place in the ecosystem of which we are a part, and this means living ‘consciously’: being aware of nature and how it affects us and how...