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John L. Denney III was born and resides in Alexander City, Alabama. Largely self taught, John grew up drawing and painting primarily outdoor subjects. A combination of a self-nourished talent and a developed interest and passion for the outdoors.

John has numerous awards for his art and most recently was chosen as the winner of the 2009-2010 Alabama Duck Stamp competition. He was also awarded Best of Fauna in the 2008 Alabama Wildlife Federation Flora and Fauna Art Show. Some of his other clients include Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Cabela’s, the National Wildlife Federation, Mack’s Prairie Wings, Bass Pro Shops, and Nike.

By the way, if you notice a resemblance with Jim Denney below, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. John and Jim are identical twins.  Learn more about John Denney at his website at See John’s items for sale in the Birders Life Store.

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Jim Denney was born and resides in Alexander City, Alabama. Jim attended Central Alabama Community College and the University ofjim denney graphic artist and photographer at birders life Montevallo. From a young age Jim showed an interest in drawing and painting with wildlife being the primary focus.

Jim was hired as a graphic artist for a fortune five hundred company in 1992 using his talent and creativity to develop graphics for sportswear and apparel. Following that he started his own freelance business consisting of fine art, graphic art, and photography.

Jim has won numerous awards for his art over the years. He won the Alabama Duck Stamp Competition in 2007 and 2011. Other top awards include Best of Show in the Alabama Wildlife Federation Art Competition in 2009 and 2010, and 2011 Best of Wildlife division in the Energen Corporation “Wonders of Alabama Art” show. Jim is very diverse in his artistic mediums using acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and oils. His clients have included Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Bass ProShops, Cabela’s and Mack’s Prairie Wings.

Jim is married and lives with his wife Barbara on beautiful Lake Martin. Learn more about Jim Denney at his website at See Jim’s items for sale in the Birders Life Store.

Milton Bell was born in Buford, Georgia and has lived most of his life in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been an avid photographer since his early twenties.  He first started exposing film in 1968 at the old Atlanta publishingmilton bell photography at birders life company, Foote & Davies.  His job there was putting “dots” on halftone prints in order to “offset print” high school and college year books.  Later, he went on to work for a small daily newspaper until going to work for Delta Air Lines in 1973.  He retired from Delta after 30 years of service.

It was while at the newspaper that he acquired his first camera and has had one close ever since.  His last film camera purchased was the “army tank” F2 Nikon.  While working at Delta, at the urging of a friend, he started doing commercial photography which was good luck and kind of serendipitous in that his friend’s company had an entire studio in storage including lights, booms, power packs etc., and a beautiful Sinar 4×5 view camera.  A year or so later he purchased his own equipment while working out of and assisting a professional studio in Atlanta.

Milton is an avid backpacker/hiker and besides photography, he enjoys scuba diving, skiing, exploring, being “on the road”,  traveling “blue highways” and just being outdoors. Learn more about Milton Bell at his website at  See Milton’s items for sale in the Birders Life Store.


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