Tal has been a botanical photographer, amateur botanist and plant educator for the past 30 years. Most of his images are close-ups
of plant characteristics that can be helpful for field
identification. He has taught dozens of workshops on plant
identification, wildflower propagation and nature photography, and
has led many field trips in New York and New England. He is
currently a member of the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society.
All of his images have been created using traditional SLR camera
systems that feature exchangeable lenses and a sturdy tripod. In
2008, he began using digital cameras, and has never ventured back
to film photography. His current mainstay is a Canon Digital
Rebel, equipped with a macro lens and 3 zoom lenses of different
noted in the section of this website on the flora of the gorge at
Buttermilk Falls State Park (NY), all images were created on site,
within the area surveyed during field surveys. Refer to the documents
page for more information.