Eleanor Briccetti’s passion for nature photography stems from a love of wildlife, the outdoors, and birdwatching. Some of her favorite haunts include:
The San Francisco Bay Area became home in 1994, following a move from Indianapolis, where Eleanor enjoyed a busy career as a professional violinist. She was a member of the orchestras of Kansas City, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, was an active chamber music performer, ran a program for young violinists and cellists, and taught violin privately. Her interest in photography began as a young girl, undoubtedly influenced by her father, an avid amateur photographer.
Eleanor’s works have been displayed at:
She is a member of Bay Area Bird Photographers and North American Nature Photographers Association. Publications include:
In 2001 she was a Merit Award Winner in National Wildlife’s 31st annual photography competition, received an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Birder’s World photo contest, and won 2nd place in the international category of Wildbird’s 2005 photo contest. Eleanor was a winner in the North American Nature Photographers Association Member Showcase competition, and her image will be published in the Association’s 2010 Expressions magazine. She also won a photography award in National Audubon Society’s first-ever photo competition.