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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Introduction to a local artist - Adrienne Zoe

      One of the great pleasures of leading bird walks is that I get to meet new people. It was not so long ago, on an outing to Lake Ontario, that I first had the pleasure of getting to know Adrienne Zoe, an accomplished local photographer.


     Adrienne is passionate about her art, much of it involves nature, although she is always eager to explore other subjects and experiment with new techniques, to enhance her work and her enjoyment of it.
     Born in Borneo, Adrienne came to Canada via the USA where she worked for ten years as an electrical engineer. Adrienne decided to take a break from what was a stressful job and visit her parents who had settled in Vancouver.
    The die was cast. She loved Canada, never returned to the United States, and we are the beneficiaries. She has resided in Ontario since 2002.
     Adrienne was determined to pursue her passion for photography and never again worked as an electrical engineer.
     The awards started to pour in - and they continue to this day!



     There are those who profess to care little for public recognition, but Adrienne is proud of her success and the attention it has garnered; the awards validate her approach to her art.




     Adrienne's work is on display, and is for sale, at the Uptown Gallery in Waterloo, and often you may find her on duty there. Stop by and have a chat.



     She is always happy to talk about her oeuvre and explain how she achieves the remarkable results that she does.
     Many of her photographs form the basis for a series of nature-themed cards, all quite exquisite.


     The quality of the printing and the colour fidelity of the subjects is outstanding.


     Sharpness and clarity are the hallmarks of these beautiful cards.
     Of this, I speak from personal experience.


     Often she captures the photographs most of us can only dream about.


     Wildlife photography is not for the faint of heart, and winter camping in Algonquin Park is sometimes what is needed to get that perfect opportunity for a memorable picture.


     During COVID (will it go on forever?) it has been more important than ever to support local artists. 
     This is an unabashed plug for Adrienne, a great artist and a benefactor in our community. A percentage of all her sales go towards various conservation organizations.
     Here are the ways in which you may contact Adrienne, or view her work.
 
519 886-7998
http://www.adriennezoephotography.com
adrienne@adriennezoephotography.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/azoephoto
http://www.facebook.com/azoephoto
http://www.instagram.com/azoephoto

     Best of all, if you live locally, pay her a visit. Tell her David sent you!

60 comments:

  1. The photos are so beautiful, David. Thank you for sharing. The appleblossom and the hummingbirds was outstanding! She must be very talented.
    Warm hugs from Norway, Marit

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  2. Adrienne is passionate about the world of photography and bird photography in particular.
    For her passion, for which she was also awarded, she deserves maximum congratulations.

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  3. She's a very talented photographer. Her insect photo is incredible. Thank you for introducing her to us.

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  4. An unabashed and totally warranted plug.
    Thank you - and her for the dedication and hard work she brings to her passion.

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  5. Felicidades a Adrienne por sus magníficas capturas. Le deseo que siga siempre con su pasión por la naturaleza y compartiendo la belleza que ve.
    Buena noche David.
    Abrazos.

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  6. Beautiful photo's. I spent some time today staring out the window at a Blue Bird sitting on the rail of my deck. I wanted to move to get my phone to get a picture, but didn't. Figured my moving would cause it to fly away. Taking good photo's of birds is no easy task.
    Sandy's Space

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  7. Wonderful photography and the cards are beautiful.

    I apologise for not being on line much. I had a bad fall out walking a couple of weeks back, sadly causing some damage to my lens which we are trying to get a spare part for. I think I cracked a rib, and I was black and blue and very sore. Just on the mend when I cracked my shin on the wheelbarrow yesterday, my leg ballooned and turned blue so an urgent trip to the Dr. I am now heavily bandaged with a compression bandage for the next 10days!!!
    Otherwise all is well !!
    Take care and keep safe Diane

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  8. Wow. Her work is spectacular, David. I can see why you are drawn to it, both for subject matter and the fine quality. And on behalf of local artists everywhere, thanks for giving a shout out to supporting them!

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  9. I've been over to look at Adrienne's web site, David, and am most impressed! Makes me realise just how inferior my amateur efforts are.

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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  10. ...thanks David for the introduction! Adrienne is indeed an accomplished artist!!!

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  11. Her pictures are quite amazing. I especially love the one of dragonflies.

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  12. What a talented woman! Really enjoyed her artwork and will visit her website. I like your shorebirds header photo very much indeed as well!

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  13. She is indeed very talented in a very competitive profession. I hope she continues to find it financially viable.

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  14. Birds are so hard to photograph and she's done a wonderful job. Adrienne seems like she has fallen into her perfect career and what she was meant to be doing. Happy new month. hugs-Erika

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  15. Certainly wonderful photographs taken.

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  16. Thanks for sharing, David. Adrienne is a very talented lady, her photos are fabulous! All the best to her, and hugs to you, of course! Valerie

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  17. What a talented photographer and artist. Beautiful photos, thanks for the introduction!
    Have a great day!

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  18. I am impressed, she is a very talented photographer. Her works are pure art.

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  19. Maravillosas instantáneas las de esta fotógrafa y gran profesional. Merece la pena dedicarse a lo que realmente le apasiona y llena. Sus fotos son verdaderas obras de arte.
    Gracias por compartir y mostrar su trabajo.
    Un gran abrazo querido amigo y compadre David.

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  20. Hi David.

    Wonderful what she makes.
    Very nice to show nature.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  21. Adrienne’s photos are exquisite as they are artistic. Also impressed with your header shot of what to me look like sandpipers.

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    1. They are sandpipers which is an entire family of birds (Scolapacidae).

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  22. Such a lovely celebration of her work and skills.

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  23. Thanks for sharing her lovely work

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  24. An outstanding photographer/artist indeed.

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  25. The images are nothing short of amazing - one more than the other. Many greetings to the talented artist. I think you are very lucky that she chose Canada and not Denmark :-)
    Lisbeth

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  26. Great shots. Lovely bird cards
    Happy Thursday

    Much💜love

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  27. Oh!
    The photos are beautiful. Adrienne is an excellent photographer.
    Greetings.

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  28. Wow, she has beautiful photos. You're lucky to meet so many people on your walks.

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  29. Wonderful the women and the bird Cards!

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  30. Your blog is always filled with such beautiful photos...thank you, David. :)

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  31. Wow - I'm blown away by Adrienne's exquisite photos! I just followed her on Instagram.

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  32. Veldig fine bilder fra denne fotografen..og Canada er jo vakkert too
    Ikke rart hun bosatte seg der.Har hun en blogg også mon tro?
    Dine bilder er også vidunderlige David.Så gleder du mangen
    Klem fra Norge

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  33. A brave and very talented woman!

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  34. Thank you David for the kind intro. I am similarly feeling privileged to have met you, and look forward to connecting again soon. Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments...you inspire me. Wishing everyone happy birding, enjoy the season 🥰

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  35. Hi David,
    Wow, she is very talented. Beautiful artwork, outstanding!
    Thank you for sharring
    Happy weekend
    Big hug
    Maria

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  36. Hi David - I can quite see why you're captivated with Adrienne - what an amazing photographer ... and I'm so pleased to be introduced to her via your blog. Certainly if I was anywhere near Waterloo I'd be over like a shot to see some more of her work - it is stunning. Thanks - fabulous work ... and those shots must totally draw you in - captured perfectly in their natural habitat - so I really appreciate you sharing her with us - cheers Hilary

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  37. All good stuff - nice to see the joy of nature being spread like this !

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  38. Elle fait de très belles photos! Cela doit demander beaucoup de patience, attendre longtemps pour avoir le meilleur cliché. Bravo!
    Bon weekend

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  39. Beautiful! I think the chickadee series is my favorite. They are faithful visitors to my feeders year around and very friendly, often buzzing my hair as I am filling the feeders or chattering at me from a branch right overhead.

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  40. You are lucky to be able to meet new and interesting people such as this great artist who does a job full of beauty. The world of photography is one of my passions to which I hope to dedicate a little more time than until now and this artist is very inspiring.
    Many kisses.

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  41. Hello David,
    Thanks for sharing this artist. Her work is beautiful, amazing captures of the birds.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  42. She is obviously a master of colors!
    Yes, the only benefit of Covid is that we are more aware of local happenings.

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  43. Me han parecido preciosas las fotografías. Felicidades para ella por tantos premios y también para ti por conocerla. Abrazos.

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  44. Oh I love reading about this remarkable person and getting to see some of her photos! WOW! She is very talented and works hard for her great shots. What a good post, David! I appreciate it very much. Enjoy your weekend.

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  45. A fantastic post and a wonderful introduction to Adrienne. If I could make my home in Canada, never to return to the US I would also. :) Here photography is magnificent and the awards well earned. As you wrote it is more important now to support artists. Have a great day today.

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  46. Wow, these photo's are wonderful! Espescially the chikadees wit their spreaded wings and tale and I also love the set of cards. Great work from this lady.

    Big hugs from grey and chilly Holland.
    Marianne

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  47. You are a beautiful person David and you attract beautiful people to you ... Adrienne is a marvelous photographer. I can only imagine what must go into some of the pictures you have shown here. And I agree, most of us only dream of being that talented ... but you are talented too, you just don't make cards :) Best wishes, David ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  48. Hari OM
    Oooohh, how did this post not come my way??!!! Gorgeous work... YAM xx

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  49. If we lived closer, David, I would surely take a look at Adrienne’s exhibit up close and personal. Thanks for showcasing her talent and providing the links.

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  50. They are so beautiful. She is a talented person and deserves the awards.

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  51. What a talented photographer she is ... wonderful.

    All the best Jan

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