Many years ago, I had the opportunity to learn portrait techniques. I had the chance to experiment with different lighting and backgrounds in a controlled environment. Recently I have turned my attention to the many species of birds who visit our garden in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Some are local residents, some are "passers-by" on their journeys. I wondered if I could capture them, almost as though, we were "one on one" in a studio situation. I hoped that I could catch a glimpse of their personalities whilst we were "Up Close and Personal".