Troy Marcy Photography: Blog http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Troy Marcy Photography trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:24:00 GMT Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:24:00 GMT http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u243857356-o356659216-50.jpg Troy Marcy Photography: Blog http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog 96 120 Portrait of a Roar http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/10/portrait-of-a-roar Portrait of a RoarPortrait of a RoarJust a simple black and white portrait of Zenda, the Lion, at Brookfield, Zoo.

 

Just a simple black and white portrait of Zenda, the Lion, at Brookfield, Zoo.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) animals b&w brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago fall family fun king lion october 1st roar www.troymarcyphotography.com zenda zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/10/portrait-of-a-roar Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:23:58 GMT
Lion Love http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/10/lion-love Lion LoveLion LoveZenda and Isis demonstrated this public display of affection. I felt very lucky to capture this exchange. This was a super sweet moment where the two snuggled and licked each other. It was an unmistakable display of love and affection.

 

Zenda and Isis demonstrated this public display of affection. I felt very lucky to capture this exchange. This was a super sweet moment where the two snuggled and licked each other. It was an unmistakable display of love and affection.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) affection animals brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago fall family fun lion love october 1st sweet www.troymarcyphotography.com zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/10/lion-love Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:45:17 GMT
King's Glare http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/10/kings-glare King's GlareKing's GlareHow would you like to be on the other end of this glare in the wild?

 

How would you like to be on the other end of this glare in the wild?

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) and animals b&w black brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago fall family fun glare lion look october 1st white www.troymarcyphotography.com zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/10/kings-glare Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:53:59 GMT
The King of Brookfield http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-king-of-brookfield The King of BrookfieldThe King of BrookfieldPatience....patience is the lesson behind this image. I went straight to the big cats enclosure on this cool, seasonal day at Brookfield Zoo in hopes of finding Zenda, the lion, up and moving around. Unfortunately, both Zenda and Isis, were sleeping as usual. We moved on and visited the rest of the zoo. I had plans to visit them before we left for a second chance and we did just that but, again, they were sleeping in a different location. My wife took the kids to the gift shop while I kept hopeful. Eventually Isis woke up and sat regally but Zenda was still resting. After about 30 more minutes, Zenda showed signs of movement. He woke, stood, and stretched but then moved to the tunnel leading to their indoor enclosure. I waited another 15 minutes or so and finally he came out. He looked out at the zoo goers and gave us all this majestic roar and look. Wow, you can almost feel the roar looking at this image. It was worth the wait!

 

Patience....patience is the lesson behind this image. I went straight to the big cats enclosure on this cool, seasonal day at Brookfield Zoo in hopes of finding Zenda, the lion, up and moving around. Unfortunately, both Zenda and Isis, were sleeping as usual. We moved on and visited the rest of the zoo. I had plans to visit them before we left for a second chance and we did just that but, again, they were sleeping in a different location. My wife took the kids to the gift shop while I kept hopeful. Eventually Isis woke up and sat regally but Zenda was still resting. After about 30 more minutes, Zenda showed signs of movement. He woke, stood, and stretched but then moved to the tunnel leading to their indoor enclosure. I waited another 15 minutes or so and finally he came out. He looked out at the zoo goers and gave us all this majestic roar and look. Wow, you can almost feel the roar looking at this image. It was worth the wait!

 

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Solar Eclipse Over Bloomington Illinois http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/8/solar-eclipse-over-bloomington-illinois Solar Eclipse Over Bloomington IllinoisSolar Eclipse Over Bloomington IllinoisAn image of the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 as seen over Bloomington, IL. Unfortunately we had some clouds and rain in the forecast so I didn't get images earlier on during the event, which I regret. However, I did manage this image as the moon continued to pass by the sun. I still love this image and the experience. The universe is amazing!

An image of the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 as seen over Bloomington, IL. Unfortunately we had some clouds and rain in the forecast so I didn't get images earlier on during the event, which I regret. However, I did manage this image as the moon continued to pass by the sun. I still love this image and the experience. The universe is amazing!

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) bloomington canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d illinois moon nature solar eclipse space sun www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/8/solar-eclipse-over-bloomington-illinois Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:00:46 GMT
Pretty Summer Colors http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/8/pretty-summer-colors Pretty Summer ColorsPretty Summer ColorsAnimals aren't the only photo opportunities at Brookfield Zoo. Make sure you enjoy the grounds, beautiful landscaping, and even this busy bee.

 

Animals aren't the only photo opportunities at Brookfield Zoo. Make sure you enjoy the grounds, beautiful landscaping, and even this busy bee.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) animals bee brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago colorful. flowers fun illinois www.troymarcyphotography.com zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/8/pretty-summer-colors Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:30:11 GMT
Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1 http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/8/brookfield-zoo-giraffe-1 Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1The giraffe at Brookfield were feeling quite sassy with many faces being made. They are truly one of the most majestic animals to view in person and stand by. They are my wife's favorite animal to see at the zoo.

 

The giraffe at Brookfield were feeling quite sassy with many faces being made. They are truly one of the most majestic animals to view in person and stand by. They are my wife's favorite animal to see at the zoo.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) animals brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago fun giraffe illinois www.troymarcyphotography.com zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/8/brookfield-zoo-giraffe-1 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:38:34 GMT
Mexican Grey Wolf Pup http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/mexican-grey-wolf-pup Mexican Grey Wolf PupMexican Grey Wolf PupA Mexican Grey Wolf pup on point.

 

A Mexican Grey Wolf pup on point.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) animals brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago fun grey illinois mexican pup wolf www.troymarcyphotography.com zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/mexican-grey-wolf-pup Tue, 01 Aug 2017 01:15:07 GMT
Peek-A-Boo Orangutan http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/peek-a-boo-orangutan Peek-A-Boo OrangutanPeek-A-Boo OrangutanI love the Orangutans at Brookfield Zoo. They offer the cuteness and "awwwww" moments of watching mother, Sophia, with her baby. They also offer the entertainment of 3 year old big sister, Kecil, and her funny antics on the ropes. They are massive and beautiful.

 

I love the Orangutans at Brookfield Zoo. They offer the cuteness and "awwwww" moments of watching mother, Sophia, with her baby. They also offer the entertainment of 3 year old big sister, Kecil, and her funny antics on the ropes. They are massive and beautiful.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) animals brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago daughter fun illinois infant mother orangutan www.troymarcyphotography.com zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/peek-a-boo-orangutan Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:15:41 GMT
Dreaming Big http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/dreaming-big Dreaming BigDreaming BigI believe this is Zachary, the youngest of the Western Lowland Gorillas at Brookfield Zoo. I have several images of him that I plan to share but I love this particular image of him as he is looking up the tree in his enclosure with dreams of climbing to the top.

 

I believe this is Zachary, the youngest of the Western Lowland Gorillas at Brookfield Zoo. I have several images of him that I plan to share but I love this particular image of him as he is looking up the tree in his enclosure with dreams of climbing to the top.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) animals brookfield zoo 2017 canon 400mm f/5.6l canon 7d captive chicago dreams fun gorillas illinois lowland western www.troymarcyphotography.com youth zoo http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/dreaming-big Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:39:59 GMT
How You Doing? http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/how-you-doing How You Doing?How You Doing?How about this image of a male cardinal checking himself out? I found it quite funny as he kept cocking his head back and forth as he checked out his reflection. Nature is great!

 

How about this image of a male cardinal checking himself out? I found it quite funny as he kept cocking his head back and forth as he checked out his reflection. Nature is great!

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) bird canon 7d cardinal family feeder fun funny love midwest nature reflection summer wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/how-you-doing Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:19:47 GMT
Bumble Bee at Work http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/bumble-bee-at-work Bumble Bee at WorkBumble Bee at WorkA Bumble Been doing his work as he hovers from flower to flower.

 

A Bumble Been doing his work as he hovers from flower to flower.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Funk's Grove June 2017 bumble bee insects macro nature wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/bumble-bee-at-work Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:19:42 GMT
I Can't Believe My Eyes http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/i-cant-believe-my-eyes I Can't Believe My EyesI Can't Believe My EyesIt is always a treat capturing expressions in nature. I love the look on the expressive eyes as this baby raccoon peers into the tray of seed.

 

It is always a treat capturing expressions in nature. I love the look on the expressive eyes as this baby raccoon peers into the tray of seed.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Funk's Grove baby excitement nature raccoon surprise wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/i-cant-believe-my-eyes Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:55:23 GMT
Peek-A-Boo Raccoon http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/peek-a-boo-raccoon Peek-A-Boo RaccoonPeek-A-Boo RaccoonThe baby raccoon wasn't so sure about me at first. He had to evaluate the situation before he began his thievery.

 

The baby raccoon wasn't so sure about me at first. He had to evaluate the situation before he began his thievery.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Funk's Grove nature peek-a-boo raccoon sneaky stealthy thief wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/peek-a-boo-raccoon Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:54:41 GMT
Little Burglar http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/little-burglar Little BurglarLittle BurglarBusted this baby burglar raccoon as he fed on seed in the feeder tray at Funk's Grove.

 

Busted this baby burglar raccoon as he fed on seed in the feeder tray at Funk's Grove.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) B&W Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Funk's Grove bird contact eye nature raccoon seed wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/little-burglar Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:53:54 GMT
Baby Raccoon http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/baby-raccoon Baby RaccoonBaby RaccoonA sweet baby raccoon I encountered today while taking some photos of the birds at bird feeders at Funk's Grove. This chubby little raccoon has made a living visiting the feeders and filling up on seed. He was so cute trying to sneak up on the feeders...the little thief.

 

A sweet baby raccoon I encountered today while taking some photos of the birds at bird feeders at Funk's Grove. This chubby little raccoon has made a living visiting the feeders and filling up on seed. He was so cute trying to sneak up on the feeders...the little thief.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Funk's Grove baby nature raccoon wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/baby-raccoon Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:53:11 GMT
Controlling the Skies http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/2/controling-the-skies Controlling the SkiesControlling the SkiesThere is no questioning who is in charge when this eagle patrols the skies above the Mississippi. There are literally thousands of birds on the river, but only one rules them all.

 

There is no questioning who is in charge when this eagle patrols the skies above the Mississippi. There are literally thousands of birds on the river, but only one rules them all.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) -11 windchill American Bald Eagle Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Illinois Iowa Mississippi River Bald Eagles 2017 Winter birds cold nature wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/2/controling-the-skies Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:44:51 GMT
Fiercely Determined and Focused http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/1/fiercely-determined-and-focused Fiercely Determined and FocusedFiercely Determined and FocusedCheck out the determination and focus on this eagle. They can look so intense and fierce when they are on the hunt. All of the water drops and splashes in the background are from a duck that had to scurry out of the path of this eagle. I've never seen a duck move so fast!

 

Check out the determination and focus on this eagle. They can look so intense and fierce when they are on the hunt. All of the water drops and splashes in the background are from a duck that had to scurry out of the path of this eagle. I've never seen a duck move so fast!

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) -11 windchill American Bald Eagle Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Illinois Iowa Mississippi River Bald Eagles 2017 Winter birds cold nature wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/1/fiercely-determined-and-focused Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:06:28 GMT
The Launch http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/1/the-launch The LaunchThe LaunchI managed to capture this image of this eagle taking off from the tree it was perched on. It all happened so fast that only captured a few of the images in focus before I lost focus as it flew almost directly over my head. It was a pretty sweet moment. You can see a bit of a juvenile that was perched on a limb in the background.

 

I managed to capture this image of this eagle taking off from the tree it was perched on. It all happened so fast that only captured a few of the images in focus before I lost focus as it flew almost directly over my head. It was a pretty sweet moment. You can see a bit of a juvenile that was perched on a limb in the background.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) -11 windchill American Bald Eagle Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Illinois Iowa Mississippi River Bald Eagles 2017 Winter birds cold nature wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/1/the-launch Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:48:46 GMT
Golden Hour Light on an Eagle http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/1/golden-hour-light-on-an-eagle Golden Hour Light on an EagleGolden Hour Light on an EagleI'm digging the golden hour light that this eagle is basking in. This is the color straight out of the camera. I've viewed these eagles under just about every natural lighting condition available but nothing beats those few moments just before the sun goes behind the westward treeline.

 

I'm digging the golden hour light that this eagle is basking in. This is the color straight out of the camera. I've viewed these eagles under just about every natural lighting condition available but nothing beats those few moments just before the sun goes behind the westward treeline.

 

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trulie98@comcast.net (Troy Marcy Photography) -11 windchill American Bald Eagle Canon 400mm f/5.6L Canon 7D Illinois Iowa Mississippi River Bald Eagles 2017 Winter birds cold nature wildlife www.troymarcyphotography.com http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2017/1/golden-hour-light-on-an-eagle Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:18:13 GMT