Maggie Goodman has been named September Photographer of the Month by the Friends of Hagerman. Maggie who is from Southlake, Texas, will have a virtual album of twelve photographs taken at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge featured on the Friends website, www.friendsofhagerman.com/Gallery for the month.
Goodman is a sophomore at University of Alabama majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Always interested in photography, she says, “I used to chase my mother’s cats around the backyard with a camera, telling them to give me ‘cattitude’. Now I chase birds and other wildlife, with the addition of my other pets (horses, chickens, a dog, and, yes, cats).”
Goodman shoots with a Nikon D5000, but doesn’t claim a favorite lens. She started volunteering out at Hagerman NWR with her mother as part of a program at her school called the Success Scholars.
She says, “I love the natural beauty of Hagerman and the peaceful serenity it offers, be it a drive or a hike.”
Photography is one of the most popular activities at Hagerman and the Friends offer a number of photo activities. Entries for the fourth annual Hagerman NWR Photography Contest are being accepted through September 6.
The next bimonthly meeting of the Nature Photography Club will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, in the Audio Visual Classroom at the Refuge. John Mead, Blue Lion Photography, will be the speaker for the meeting, which is open to anyone interested in nature photography.
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