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Hello...welcome to my world of OCWildlife.com! Below my Bio are my galleries.

I am documenting the wildlife in southern California and mostly Orange County. Watching the fields and open space disappear over the years has led me down this path of awareness.

My Galleries of wildlife photos are for purchase. I donate 20% to local open space/wildlife groups including the Audubon Society. Presently reorganizing, please scroll down to see my progress. It's an endeavor to go through them all for enabling printing to the right size. Please email me at ljones@ocwildlife.com if you have any recent requests or questions while I am in this process. I can upload a print size in higher quality that you may be interested in.
The comment area is at the bottom of each Gallery. Please scroll down to begin.

I love the beach, gardens and birding, especially hiking for search of raptors and nests. Most of my work here is of my own yard, the nature nearby Orange County, Ca., and local wildlife. When venturing into photography I had no idea how fragile our wildlife was, bringing new meaning to my life to support the preservation of wilderness areas, especially in Orange County, where the areas are disappearing so quickly.

I enjoy infrared shooting, landscapes, long exposures, panoramas, and of course wildlife hikes, ----My work on Flickr, favorites for this year, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ocwildlifecom/

You can order my prints from Smugmug
Just email me and I will upload the larger quality prints.
Linda Jones email : netgarden2@cox.net or ljones@ocwildlife.com

My past included 15 years of beach volleyball, raising a family and an active life. A neck injury thwarted most of my athletics and pointed me to photography, which I did not have much time for in the past...

My goal now is to contribute to the preservation of earthly things and the beautiful creatures we are encroaching upon, which has always been more important to me than fame. I've seen first hand in Orange County the loss of wildlife, so the decision was made to go down this path.

If you ever need assistance with injured or lost wildlife in Orange County, please remember these numbers, if in doubt call for advice and add it to your cell phone:
Huntington Wetlands & Wildlife 714-374-5587 All
Lake Forest- Orange County Bird of Prey Center 949-837-0786
Long Beach- All Wildlife Rescue and Education Phone: 562-434-0141
San Diego Lakeside Sky Hunters (Raptors only) 619-445-6565 raptors

And here is a link to information about what constitutes rescues http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wildlife_rehabilitation.cfm

My wildlife work is mostly done with the Canon MKIII and IV. Mastering the beast is really fun...although frustrating after the easy camera I had before, now lugging a 500mm! ;~). Life is not meant to be easy though...this year has proven that yet once again. One of my favorite things is taking on the challenge of bad light and producing good work. You miss alot if you wait for perfect light, and I like the rewards of doing something that wasn't easy. I've hiked alot of miles!.


***Please know that my photos are copyrighted, coded, and stealing or using them in any form is against the law.***

~You can contact me if you have any questions regarding use of my photos for fundraisers of wildlife preservation.
Thanks, and for those who love to observe wildlife, I hope you enjoy my devoted work!
Teach your children well, to respect nature, or it will be gone. ;)

I like hanging at the smugmug community.
Enjoy!
Linda
All photos copyrighted by Linda Jones

Galleries

2013 Rare or unusual species, Southern California

Adult Red Tail Albino or Leucistic Hawk, Golden Eagle, Kit Fox, Gray F ...

Updated: Jun 05, 2013 12:17pm PST

2013 Spring Migration and nests

Updated: Jun 29, 2013 11:26am PST

Pin-Tailed Whydah with mate, Fall 2012

Amazing observation of a Pin-Tailed Whydah pair mating. Also including ...

Updated: May 15, 2013 2:31pm PST

Colorful and Unusual Birds Spring 2012

The blooms and birds of Spring, including unusual birds in OC.

Updated: Apr 27, 2012 8:50pm PST

Nests, food exchanges and Clark's Grebe fledglings of 2012

This month I documented a Kite family starting with their food exchang ...

Updated: Jul 18, 2012 2:46pm PST

2012 Winter wildlife, Burrowing Owls and migrations

The month of February-Sandhill Cranes, Burrowing Owls, Snow Geese, Cac ...

Updated: Mar 07, 2013 8:52pm PST

December Migratory Birds, Harris Hawk, Cedar Waxwings, Cactus Wren, and winter wildlife

Vermillion Flycatcher, Pelicans and Osprey with fish, Harris Hawk, Whi ...

Updated: Mar 02, 2012 10:14pm PST

Canon Mark IV, Fall 2011

Hawk season! First week with my new Mark IV. An excellent camera. Very ...

Updated: Feb 06, 2012 4:41pm PST

Summer in Orange County, 2011 Wildlife

Osprey with shark, twice! Deer, RT Hawk, Kite, Owl food exchanges, RT ...

Updated: May 01, 2012 1:29pm PST

Burrowing Owls

The owls of Salton Sea, June 2011 Copyright by Linda Jones

Updated: Jun 09, 2011 10:55am PST

Owls, Dark Morph Hawk nest and Kite Nests of 2011, spring babies

Copyright by Linda Jones. What a great spring, new babies to photogra ...

Updated: Jul 24, 2011 9:59pm PST

Owls, Harriers, BCNH, Coyotes, Hawks, Dark Morph, Coyote 09 OCwildlife

The endearing hidden OC wildlife. 17 interesting species this month! ...

Updated: Dec 21, 2011 8:55pm PST

Spring wildlife, coyotes, Roadrunner, hummers, unusual birds

I love the pastel colors of spring surrounding the birds...I'm adding ...

Updated: Jun 12, 2011 7:51pm PST

My favorites of 2010 slideshow, Copyrighted by Linda Jones

I'll start out with my recent December of 2010 work and then add some ...

Updated: Jan 01, 2011 7:41pm PST

Best of OC, January2010, Bobcat, Shrike, Mandarin duck, parrots, hawks

Sadly enough, one of our beautiful free roaming bobcats has died this ...

Updated: Dec 19, 2010 12:39pm PST

Food Exchanges, Kite nests in OC, Spring 2010

Observing a Kite nest, the fledglings being fed midair by the parents ...

Updated: Jul 25, 2011 10:14pm PST

Bald Eagles & Roadrunners of Irvine, Mating Kites, Raptors: Ferruginous Hawks, Prarie Falcons in Southern California 2011

These are the unusual raptors I have had the pleasure of observing thi ...

Updated: Mar 20, 2011 8:52pm PST

2011, Wildlife of the new year, Kites, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Harriers, hummer, Osprey, Wren

Finally, after a year of doctors and cancer treatments. I rigged up a ...

Updated: Mar 15, 2011 9:43pm PST

Best of OC Feb. and Mar 2010.

Coyotes, Osprey, Wild Parrots, Mergansers, Local Hawks, Nutmeg Manni ...

Updated: Dec 19, 2010 12:12pm PST

Macro and Abstract Therapy 2010 Canon 100f2.8IS macro lens

water drop art, spiders, praying mantis

Updated: Dec 19, 2010 11:46am PST

Migratory and unusual birds in Orange County

Waxwings, Flycatchers, owls, warblers Copyrighted by Linda Jones

Updated: Dec 19, 2010 12:33pm PST

OCwildlife Prints

If you see a photo in another gallery that you would like to purchase, ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2011 4:23pm PST

Bighorn Rams and Zion Canyon

Copyright by Linda Jones. A trip to Nevada and Utah, including Bigh ...

Updated: Mar 14, 2010 9:25pm PST

Slideshow of my favorite OC Wildlife work 2005-09

Orange County wildlife should be protected or this joy will be gone fo ...

Updated: Mar 19, 2011 7:24pm PST

Hummers and Butterflies, Dragonflies, Macro, Gardens09 OCwildlife

The small world of OC nature. Copyright by Linda Jones. It is again ...

Updated: Aug 17, 2010 9:46am PST

Yuan-yang, Waterfowl, Ibis in OC

Copyright by Linda Jones. Wood and Mandarin ducks, Irvine, shore wil ...

Updated: Dec 11, 2009 9:06pm PST

Owls and nests of Spring 2010 of OC

Baby Barn Owls, and GH Owl and nests of Orange County Copyright by Li ...

Updated: Mar 27, 2011 12:11pm PST

Great Park Air Show

Updated: Jul 16, 2011 11:26pm PST

So Cal Bald Eagles, Bobcats and migratory summer 2010

This summer has brought me to new waters, little spirits everywhere. B ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 1:21pm PST

Raptors, Golden Eagles in Orange County

I will try to show examples of the beautiful wildlife we have here aro ...

Updated: Dec 19, 2010 12:29pm PST

Kites, Roadrunner, Quail, Osprey, Sora 500f4 OCwildlife

Fragile wildlife areas, Copyright by Linda Jones. When I go shoot an ...

Updated: Jan 11, 2012 8:55pm PST

Late Summer 2009 and Fall OC Wildlife

Incredible migrations through OC. Copyright by Linda Jones. Osprey, P ...

Updated: Nov 10, 2009 9:13pm PST

Avocet, Virginia Rail, Sora, Ibis, Terns OC wildlife

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jun 25, 2009 12:37am PST

Herons nests, babies, Peregrines, Junco + baby OC Wildlife

The incredible survival of nature in Orange County, Ca. Copyright by ...

Updated: Aug 10, 2009 8:14pm PST

Landscapes, Yosemite panoramas, IR, HDR '09

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Aug 10, 2009 7:55pm PST

OC WILDLIFE Local areas 09

Updated: Dec 06, 2009 8:12pm PST

OC WILDLIFE 2009

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Apr 02, 2009 10:14pm PST

OC Wildlife Birds and Hawks, Owls, Cape May NJ, MKIII'08

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Dec 15, 2008 5:55pm PST

Mark III OC Wildlife, Bobcats, Hummer and Ospreys

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Oct 24, 2008 11:33pm PST

OC Wildlife Bolsa Chica, Back Bay 7.30.08-10.30 .08

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. Harri ...

Updated: Oct 26, 2008 2:49pm PST

OC wildlife Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites '08 300f4

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Dec 01, 2011 10:29pm PST

HB Surf Contest 7-08 and FMX Motorbike, Orangutans + Living desert

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Feb 27, 2009 8:11pm PST

NY and NJ. The Living Desert, Palm Springs

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Oct 21, 2008 9:40pm PST

OC Summer 2008 Wildlife, owls, skimmers and Harriers 300f4

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jan 02, 2011 5:54pm PST

OC Wildlife Ospreys and Ibis 2008 300f4

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. Sprin ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2012 11:34am PST

Macros and garden 2008

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: May 22, 2009 11:02pm PST

OCwildlife Spring Nature and Birds '08

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jul 27, 2008 6:37pm PST

Anza Borrego Wildflowers, Eagles Mar '08, Gorman wildflowers, Fireworks 08

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jul 06, 2008 10:50pm PST

Death Valley Feb 2008

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Apr 15, 2008 3:40pm PST

Landscapes, Sunsets and HDR '08

Local OC landscapes, sunsets and San Fransisco *Please support the na ...

Updated: Jan 26, 2009 11:20pm PST

Audubon photos, raptor, bird or hummer portraits

Updated: Jan 18, 2009 9:20pm PST

Winter OC Wildlife '08

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. Starti ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2008 6:32pm PST

Architecture-The Mission SJC, Disney Concert Hall

Copyright by Linda Jones

Updated: May 11, 2008 12:56pm PST

Fall Winter Wildlife II 2007

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jan 01, 2008 10:16am PST

California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. pg. 1 ...

Updated: May 22, 2007 5:15pm PST

Bodie, Cerra Gorde, Ghost towns October 2007

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Dec 01, 2007 10:44pm PST

Fall, Winter local wildlife 40D 07

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Oct 29, 2007 6:35pm PST

Landscapes, Panoramas and long exposures 2007

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jan 24, 2008 9:11pm PST

Sedona, Copyright by Linda Jones

Helicopter ride pg 2&3 Panoramas and Infrareds pg 3

Updated: Apr 04, 2007 8:56am PST

The SJ Ponds, Bolsa Chica and local wildlife 07, spring-summer

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. pgs. ...

Updated: Mar 19, 2011 7:19pm PST

Surf Pop Art and Abstracts

Just email me if you want a pop art poster and I will upload one. Or i ...

Updated: Dec 20, 2011 11:24pm PST

Surf Photos Orange County *Updated Nov7

Please email me if you see a print you want. I will upload it to a gal ...

Updated: Nov 11, 2007 2:17pm PST

Deviants Photo shoots 2007

best viewing is click on drop down style menu upper right and choose T ...

Updated: Aug 26, 2009 5:07pm PST

Ospreys-OCWildlife, Back Bay. Osprey, Kite, coyote 2007

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. The ...

Updated: Jan 01, 2011 11:28am PST

Nature

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Apr 15, 2008 8:25am PST

The Big Waves, Aug 28 Eclipse, California outings. Email me if you'd like to order a photo. netgarden2@cox.net

pg 1, April 12, 2007, the Wedge taken from M street. Balboa, Californi ...

Updated: Dec 10, 2007 11:50am PST

California Bald Eagles

Updated: Apr 10, 2007 9:14pm PST

Macro and garden 2007

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. Bees ...

Updated: Feb 07, 2012 2:01pm PST

Black/Whites, Painted Images, Street 2007

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: May 30, 2008 7:22am PST

Orange County and the Back Bay birds 2006

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. Place ...

Updated: Dec 11, 2008 6:27pm PST

Jens Wedding

Updated: Sep 17, 2006 11:20pm PST

GrandPrix

Updated: Feb 05, 2008 6:38pm PST

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Aug 17, 2010 9:47am PST

Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, tripod tests pg 2, no processing of most photos. Click on O for original sizes

Click on "O" for full size unprocessed crops pg 2 tripod tests pg 3 ...

Updated: Nov 13, 2008 7:28pm PST

Fireworks, Night and Sunsets, Aquarium,

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. Firew ...

Updated: Oct 29, 2006 12:34pm PST

Summer 2006

Copyright by Linda Jones

Updated: Oct 29, 2006 9:24pm PST

Black and Whites, Infrareds, sepias, abstracts 06

Updated: Sep 04, 2006 12:00am PST

New lenses, Carl Zeiss/20D, 300mmIS L, 24-105mmIS L, 70-200mm 2.8ISL

pg 1-3 Jena Carl Zeiss 135mm pg 4 FD to EOS 20D adaptor pg 4 and 5 2 ...

Updated: Oct 24, 2009 1:32pm PST

Deviant Club Shoots

Pg 1-3Santiago Canyon, O'Neil Park, Modjeska, Irvine/Saddleback area ...

Updated: Oct 08, 2006 10:26pm PST

Ryans league play at Camden and trip

Updated: Jun 18, 2006 8:48pm PST

Animals

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. San D ...

Updated: Oct 15, 2007 4:58pm PST

Summer 2005

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Oct 08, 2005 6:24pm PST

Yosemite Infrared

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Aug 02, 2005 9:46am PST

SurferDudes find yourself here

Crops of large photos, so you can identify yourself. netgarden2@cox.n ...

Updated: Sep 28, 2009 7:31pm PST

Lenses

Page 1 and 2. *CANON 75-300MM USM IS. I have added comments on compa ...

Updated: Apr 15, 2006 6:07pm PST

2005 Garden

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jun 20, 2005 11:03pm PST

Canon 20D Macros2005

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Sep 28, 2005 10:50pm PST

Spring 05 Sony and Canon

Updated: Apr 16, 2005 6:55pm PST

Why I love my Sony V1

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: May 02, 2005 10:32pm PST

Critters and Bees

Sony V1 macro lenses

Updated: Sep 27, 2005 4:41pm PST

Sony V1 - IR photos

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Sep 23, 2007 11:47pm PST

Challenges

Updated: Jun 12, 2010 11:59pm PST

Netgarden Spring 04 V1-2

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. This ...

Updated: Nov 07, 2004 1:08pm PST

East coast trip Sept playoffs

Updated: Feb 07, 2005 9:50pm PST

Local shots

Updated: Jul 31, 2006 11:00pm PST

Macro 2004-2005

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos. V1 ma ...

Updated: Dec 08, 2004 11:30pm PST

Netgardens Spring04-V1

This years garden 2004 1st album

Updated: Apr 17, 2004 6:35pm PST

Imagevent

Updated: Apr 01, 2010 11:25am PST

Black-Whites-Abstracts '05

Updated: Nov 02, 2005 10:35pm PST

NetGardens

Mavica FD88 photos 2000-2003 My garden I love David Austin roses

Updated: Oct 19, 2006 4:05pm PST

All time favorites 2006-2013

Updated: Jun 04, 2013 7:21pm PST

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