The Outdoor Writers Association of America is a professional body that brings together writers, photographers and other commentators on the outdoor world. I was very proud to have the cover shot and a portfolio inclusion in the May 2011 edition of their journal that is sent to all members.

Cover shot

The cover shot was of a bee busily gathering nectar on a brand full of May blossom in the spring sunshine.

Western bluebird in California

The portfolio image was of a male western bluebird that was perched conveniently in the open during a visit to Idyllwild in California.