Bird Photography has become my passion, challenge, and reward over the years. Trying to capture images of small birds is especially satisfying, to get the right light, pose, and amount of feather detail in the brief instance you are given takes work and time. Being born in the eastern part of Iowa, the Mississippi river area has always been a prime resource to pursue and capture these images. My goal is to bring these images to those that are not able to get as close to these birds as I have, and hopefully educate some as to what they are missing in nature if they will only take the time to observe and enjoy their surroundings.
Mike Stark is professionally known as "Barbed Wire Photography"