Saturday, February 4, 2023

Joe Mac Book Signing Is Tribute to Great Wildlife Photos

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You’re invited to a Preview Party and Book Signing for Oxford native, Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr.’s, newest coffee table book, My Southern Wild.
The signing will take place Thursday, March 20, at The 5 Twelve. The author will sign books from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
“Come by and say hello, catch-up, and take a look at My Southern Wild  and The 5 Twelve Bed & Breakfast, which is under the new ownership of Keith “Buck” Zinn,” says Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr. “I think you will find these wildlife photos very engaging. I’ve shared some here below.”

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Eastern Wild Turkey

For more information, call Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr. at (601) 594-2464  or The 5 Twelve at (662) 234-8043. The address is 512 Van Buren Ave. in Oxford, Miss.
Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr.’s, first attempt at wildlife photography occurred some thirty years ago when he captured a sunning screech owl on film with a Kodak 110 Pocket Instamatic camera. Since then the self-taught, life-long Mississippian has turned his hobby into a part-time job with his work appearing in numerous state, regional and national publications.
My Southern Wild, is a collection of deer, ducks, turkeys, alligators, gallinules and Mississippi scenery that he has captured during his “career” as a wildlife photographer.
According to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who hunts in Mississippi and wrote the foreword to the book: “The present volume contains the best of his work, photographs taken over many years, all in Mississippi. I recommend it to nature lovers-and especially to hunters, for whom it will heighten anticipation of the coming season during the long summer at home.”
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Joe and Lainey

Joe Mac lives in Brandon, Miss., with his wife Janet. His current favorite wildlife subject is his four-year-old granddaughter, Lainey.
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Gators can be a threat to a wildlife photographer.

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The Green Heron

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A flock of Mallards.

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This photo got made into a stamp.

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The Great Blue Heron enjoys a snack.

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Got that bow ready?

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A big Cypress tree anchors the swamp.

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