As a child, I didn’t need to be told to go outside and play. I was already out there climbing trees to get closer to the birds, chasing butterflies to get a better look at their beauty, or walking through the woods hoping to catch a glimpse of some deer and squirrels. Strongly influenced by my outdoorsman father, I desired to not only learn more about Nature, I wanted to fit in and be a part of it.
I wanted to experience the wonder of Nature… to speak with and understand the wildlife, to be overcome by the beauty of a flower’s details that most people don’t notice, to recognize the birds by their song… to experience it all on a level that others seldom do.
That love of Nature, and desire to fully appreciate it, is brought into my photography. While attempting to photograph what I love, I’ve formed a stronger bond with my subjects. That bond is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve been blessed with in my life.
There are no words to explain the feeling of a mother fox and kit allowing me to photograph a tender moment between them or a Stripe-Winged Baskettail dragonfly allowing me to photograph it from all angles to get the sun reflecting off its wings. So often after one of these photography experiences, I realize I have been holding my breath.
This is why I love photography. Not only do I hold my breath; Photography allows me to hold the moment… the sounds, the sight, the emotion, the wonder. I am often proud of my photographs, but I am always grateful for the experience. When photographing Nature, I see with my heart. When you view my photographs, I am opening my heart to you.


About
I'm a Midwest-girl who now lives on a farm in rural Missouri. I’m a tomboy who loves photography, nature, and animals.

My nature photography includes wildlife, macro, fine art, sunsets, abstract, and landscapes. I also do some domestic animal and farm photography.

You never know what I’ll capture with my camera. If it catches my eye, I photograph it.

When you view my photos, you are seeing what's in my heart.
Let me open my heart to you. "It's My Nature!"


All Photographs

Recent Additions

Visitors 215
33 photos
Created 20-Aug-13
Modified 20-Aug-13
Recent Additions

Faves

Visitors 369
120 photos
Created 24-Jan-14
Modified 24-Jan-14
Faves

Fine Art, Abstract & Creative

Visitors 80
80 photos
Created 20-Dec-12
Modified 20-Dec-12
Fine Art, Abstract & Creative

Water/Dew Drop Macros

Visitors 3
14 photos
Created 24-Jan-14
Modified 24-Jan-14
Water/Dew Drop Macros

Wildlife

Galleries 7
Modified 11-Sep-12
64 photos
Wildlife

Butterflies, Dragonflies, & Bugs

Galleries 5
Modified 22-Jan-10
140 photos
Butterflies, Dragonflies, & Bugs

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Visitors 70
269 photos
Created 24-Jan-14
Modified 24-Jan-14
Flowers, Plants & Trees

Birds

Visitors 80
110 photos
Created 24-Jan-14
Modified 24-Jan-14
Birds

Landscapes & Skies: Sunsets & Clouds

Visitors 101
65 photos
Created 24-Jan-14
Modified 24-Jan-14
Landscapes & Skies: Sunsets & Clouds

Buildings, Architecture & Misc

Visitors 113
9 photos
Created 26-Aug-12
Modified 26-Aug-12
Buildings, Architecture & Misc

Farm Animals

Visitors 58
29 photos
Created 26-Aug-12
Modified 26-Aug-12
Farm Animals

Farm Equipment

Visitors 42
3 photos
Created 6-Jul-10
Modified 6-Jul-10
Farm Equipment

Dogs & Wolf Hybrid

Visitors 73
17 photos
Created 26-Aug-12
Modified 26-Aug-12
Dogs & Wolf Hybrid

Photo Order

Visitors 9
8 photos
Created 30-Jun-12
Modified 30-Jun-12
Photo Order

961 photos
Visitors 966

Guestbook for Misty Dawn Seidel
36.Misty(non-registered)
Hello Misty,
I stumbled upon your site while researching into names for my photography business. I was in love with Naturally Misty but came across yours. Great minds think alike! Any who, I wanted to stop by and tell you how wonderful your photos are. They are absolutely gorgeous and you do a fantastic job! I'm a nature lover too and have been taking photos all my life. I never go anywhere without my camera. After being told repeatedly how pretty my photos were I decided to give a business a try. Seeing your site help to inspire me to what I may be in the future, so thank you so very much!
35.Eagle Bay Photography
Hi Misty,
First off, I would like to compliment you on such a wonderful website. You most likely have no knowledge of this but is because of you and your website that I decided to begin creating a site of my own. The design, the look and the feel perfectly showcase your style of work. Your images are beautiful in every way and your water drops and dragonfly photos are the first of your photos to have captured my eye. I want you to know that it was a fortunate day for me when I first discovered you on Flickr and we became contacts. Because of that fact I now have the privilege to view all your wonderful photographic art creations. I just want to thank you for making me a contact a number of years ago and for teaching me how to view the world through eyes that only you could have shown me. I think the most important thing you taught me about my photography was to believe in myself and to capture the moment by first learning to feel it with ones soul. I have found you to be one of the kindest and most giving individuals that I have ever known and I think that point is made obvious to anyone whose path you have crossed.
34.Robert H Carney(non-registered)
Misty it was amazing to me how your eclecticism is so similar to my own. I am 71 and an old guy, but your work reminds me of my days on my farm in Tennessee... God bless you and keep up the good work. I believe in finding beauty wherever I may be and I believe you do also...
33.Heather(non-registered)
This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your Farm animals section. I also like the way the slideshow is put in front of your website. How is it made ?
32.Albert LeCourt(non-registered)
This is a wonderful photo sharing Misty. You photography is outstanding, Your 3eye is very perceptive and your compositional skill are remarkable. One of the more delightful sites I have visited. I will be back, again and again. Thank you for sharing such excellent images with all.
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