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Ed Skube

"I came down from Illinois with the sole intention of photographing eagles This experience just blew me away and spending the day in the boat with Dick was nothing short amazing never a dull moment. Dick always knew what he needed to do to get us the best shot whether it be boat position or the best light. Along with being a good photographer he was always making sure my shots were ok it helped that we shot the same gear but he would always let me know when he made a setting change. I will most definitely be coming back Thank You for making this a most memorable trip"

Dr. Jeff Smith

'When I started working with Dick my experience behind the lens was “cruise control” only. Every image was taken on a tripod with the camera on full automatic settings. Dick has been very patient with me, teaching me so much about light and being prepared for the shot. He will put you in the right spot to capture great images of birds in flight. He and Vicki are wonderful hosts and I am confident you will enjoy trips with DV Wildlife Tours. Thank you, Dick and Vicki, for helping advance my photography skills. This last year has been a blast and I look forward to many more adventures out on the water with the both of you (and Charlie as well)."

Carmel Dodson

"I loved being out on the lake and learning to improve my photography skills Wish I was closer to go more often. So thankful that I was as strong as I  was health wise. Actually endured a little better than I had expected with warming temps. 

Dick is so good at explaining what he has worked hard to lean on his own. Hopin in time, I can improve the skills he helped me with. He is such a gadget guy when it comes to cameras and photography equipment. Such a good resource for new wish lists. So great meeting you and having lunch together. Love the personalized eagle glasses. "

Dorothy Cunningham

"Thank you for a wonderful tour today! Dave was on time, and ready to find the birds this morning at sunrise. We appreciated the personal and professional tour and knowledge that Dick shared with our group. We learned a lot and sure did enjoy the wonderful wildlife adventure that he shared with us.  We had a ball and will recommend your tours to anyone interested in wildlife and beauty.

Thank you, Dick! We will be back!"

Logan Pierson

" You're a terrific host, guide and teacher. Your expert camera suggestions really helped. Your ability as captain of the remarkably stable  and comfortable platform pontoon boat and knowledge of the water and surroundings made for almost non-stop photo opportunities with Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Belted Kingfishers, Tri-colored Herons, an d other Florida water birds making their presence known.  Thank you! "

Neil Branch

"Juvenile Bald Eagle prepares to land on a dead tree.  All part of a great morning on the water with Dick Vautrinot (, owner of DV Wildlife Photography. Dick provides the opportunity to see numerous eagles in flight while creating a truly unique photographic experience. I can't wait to do it again very soon!" 

Paul and Linda Card

"Wow, what a day! Took one of Dick’s Florida boat tours and it was amazing. After Paul did studio work and portraits for many years including little league, school pictures, weddings and much more, he was looking for something different. He ultimately started taking pictures of wildlife and enjoyed the challenge of taking pictures of birds in flight. Once he started taking pictures of birds and other wildlife and after looking at the pictures, he felt something was lacking. One day he came across Dick’s outstanding photographs of birds in flight. He was mesmerized and wanted to be the one taking that quality of photographs with clarity and catching the “ultimate” snap. So we ventured out on a tour and Dick was able to put us right in the middle of the action. With tips on lighting, exposure and tracking and Dick’s ability to put us in the perfect spot we got that “once in a lifetime shot!” It was awesome. So, if you want to be in the best spot and hone your skills sign up for one of his tours. He also offers workshops as well as tours with group rates." 

Doc Jon

"I am a very active wildlife and nature photographer.  Bald eagles have always alluded me and i really wanted to up my game and find a lot of them.  I contacted Dick since I have been such an admirer of his work especially his bald eagle shots.  He said he would have NO problem getting us to them and a LOT of them.  I went on one of his tours and I have to say I got some of the best shots of my professional career.  Dick is an expert and really really knows what he's doing.  I would HIGHLY recommend getting out with him on a tour whether you are a novice or a pro.  Not to mention we had a lot of laughs.  A great guy and a great tour!! Thanks again Dick!!!"

"Thank you for a wonderful tour today! Dave was on time, and ready to find the birds this morning at sunrise. We appreciated the personal and professional tour and knowledge that Dick shared with our group. We learned a lot and sure did enjoy the wonderful wildlife adventure that he shared with us.  We had a ball and will recommend your tours to anyone interested in wildlife and beauty.

Thank you, Dick! We will be back!"

Jean Hull

"Want to take your bird photography up a notch?  Spend a day  in Florida with Dick Vautrinot of DV Wildlife Photography!  Dick knows the best birding spots around – and we are talking bald eagles, osprey, herons, egrets and more. He provides outstanding instruction on how to take tack-sharp images of birds in flight.  I got to spend a beautiful day with Dick on a pristine Florida lake and can’t wait for my next trip. If you like bird photography, he is the man!"

Moody McCall

"WHO knew you could have so much fun freezing to death while enjoying great company on the water!!  We have some wonderful areas in the state to view wildlife!  Contact"

Steve & Joann Leimberg

"Thanks so much for the inspiration and the wonderful instructions. But more importantly thanks so much for the friendship and warmth you and Vicki shared with us.  Hugs to both of you!"  

Jack Zievis

Ray Carpenter

"I had a great day on the water in Central Florida with Dick Vautrinot of DVWildlife.  Lots of Eagles, lots of kingfishers, a 

whole lot of other birds and wildlife, and  most important, a great time. If you're

in Florida, North, Central, whatever, and you want to learn how to photograph birds in flight, or even learn how to use your camera better, give this guy a call. Very professional, and hands down one of the most knowledgable photographers I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He will make you a better photographer."

Geoff Dawson

" This guy consistently blows me away with his stunning bird in flight photos. I had the chance to go out with him once and of course the birds stayed  home... His work is inspirational - but just goes to show how much I have to learn... and practice... Cheers Dick!"

Scott Moore

"Big Thank You to Dick Vautrinot and for a great day photographing Eagle and Ospreys!! I learned a lot and have  much more to go so we're coming back again soon!"

Jon Mark & Jo Davey

"We had an awesome day in the Grand Tetons with Dick Vautrinot and Vicki Piazza, wonderful Spotter and Skipette of the adventure! If you EVER get a chance to shoot with them TAKE IT!  Just be sure to take your vitamins beforehand, buckle your seat belt, and be prepared to jump out of a moving truck in the middle of the road at a moments notice to grab shots of Bull Elk or Moose. Jo and I had to take naps between shoots a couple of times. THANK YOU Dick and Vicki! I wish that we had done this 20 years ago so I could have kept up with you!"

Jill & Brian Hoblick

"We went  out with Dick and Vicki and of course, Charlie too. It was a beautiful afternoon to photograph monkeys on the river. This little monkey was so cute poking a stick in the weeks. The lighting was not the best, but Dick taught me so much about  exposure. It was a fabulous day. 

I highly recommend DV Wildlife if you are interest in taking a boat ride to photograph Florida's finest with a man who talks the talk and walks the walk!  He knows his stuff!!!!!! 

An expert who I admire."

John & Laura Ficken

"My wife and I greatly enjoyed our morning with Dick and the numerous birds on his lake.

I was so impressed by Dick's knowledge not only of the ecology of the area but his deep understanding of the local birds, especially the eagles. And, of course, he's an excellent photographer. I learned a ton about capturing birds in flight, which was enabled by Dick's expertise in positioning the boat where the best eagle action was.  I've done several bird excursions and this one was by fare the best. I can't wait for our next trip with Dick.  Thank you."

Jim & Joyce Van Ells

"My wife is an eagleholic and we travel far and wide in search of places with lots of eagles and photo opportunities.  We found out about Dick and Vicki from a YouTube video and made a reservation.  We had a ball!  There were a total of 5 photographers in the boat and the shooting almost non-stop.  Dick was driving the boat and knew exactly when to be where the action was going to happen.  Dick and Vicki are very personable and gracious hosts.  We had so much fun, we booked another trip in April."

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