Priscilla Fontechia, Ms Pixie to those on her photography website Flickr, considers herself to be an "accidental" photographer. She says that she rarely goes out looking for photo opportunities; she is surrounded by nature and wildlife at her lake front home in Western Kentucky. There, she finds a multitude of subjects on which to focus her Canon S3 IS camera.
Sunsets over Lake Barkley, flowers, a variety of wild animals, birds, flowers and insects are images that are of interest to this transplanted Illinois city girl. Priscilla has only to look out the window to capture breathtaking sunsets and witness the changing seasons. Flowers, "the ones the deer and other critters don't eat," add brilliant color to her collection and are a draw for Hummingbirds and butterflies.
A myriad of wildlife seem to co-exist side
by side near and around Priscilla's home and provide her with great entertainment as well as subjects for her passion, photography.
Priscilla Fontechia graduated suma cum laude from Rockford College with a BFA. Within a year of teaching, she was given the Outstanding Teacher of the District. When posting her student's art on an international website, Artsonia, she was honored with Teacher of the Month amongst 3,000 schools and from over 4,000. Priscilla posts work on the photography website Flickr and on a companion website featuring her 100 most interesting photographs. http://www.flickriver.com/photos/quietly_me/popular-interesting/ Priscilla Fontechia is a retired high school art teacher turned photographer. Her home on the shores of Lake Barkley provides a myriad of opportunities for the wildlife photography she so adores. Basically, the wildlife comes to her, including a skunk she has named Pepe le Pew who comes when called for the marshmallows she provides. She has documented over 50 species of birds in her yard including the Great Blue Heron and the Bald Eagle.