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How You Doing?

July 11, 2017 - How about this image of a male cardinal checking himself out? I found it quite funny as he kept cocking his head back an...
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Curious Little Hummingbird

September 13, 2016 - This little hummingbird and I made eye contact for just a split second and luckily I pressed the shutter button at the r...
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Common Buckeye Butterfly in Warm Light

September 10, 2016 - How about the warm glow of light on this Common Buckeye Butterfly? I'll take God's natural light any day of the week.
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Hummingbird in a Golden Wonderland

September 10, 2016 - It is pretty astounding to see the sun hit these fields creating a golden pasture. If you sit and just watch, you can se...
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Peering Wings of a Common Buckeye Butterfly

September 06, 2016 - Beautiful Buckeye Butterfly nestled in the allium blooms soaking in warm afternoon sunlight. The markings on the wings a...
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Liftoff

September 05, 2016 - There is something inspiring about watching these tiny hummingbirds go about their business. They are fast and fearless...
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Soaring in Rare Air

April 18, 2016 - Its been quite some time since I've edited and uploaded an image. This was another eagle image from back on Jan. 18th. N...
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Strong American Eagle

April 03, 2016 - I love this pose and side profile of the eagle's head and eye. I am careful when making black and white images not to ma...
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Risen on High

March 27, 2016 - Happy Easter!
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Eagle Diving in Blue Skies

March 26, 2016 - A diving eagle is a sight to behold; add in the great lighting illuminating the wings and blue skies and you have an unb...
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Eagle's Look of Determination

March 25, 2016 - For me, there is nothing better than a dramatic black and white image, which isn't always easy to do with some of these...
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Beautiful Eagle at the Golden Hour

March 21, 2016 - When everything goes just right...camera and lens are dialed in, lighting is perfect, weather conditions just right with...
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Majestic Soaring Eagle

March 20, 2016 - What a beautiful adolescent American bald eagle! This bird is probably 3-4 years old but wow, what a beautiful bird!
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Showing Off Some Serious Skills

March 18, 2016 - Not my sharpest image but I love the moment caught here. This young American bald eagle is showing off some serious fish...
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Beauty

March 12, 2016 - I can't express how much fun it is to leave early in the morning with the hope of seeing, let alone photographing, these...
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Dramatic B&W Eagle

March 11, 2016 - Today felt like a good day for a moody, yet brilliant black and white edit. The shadows add a little mood to the face of...
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Uh...You Have Something in Your Teeth

March 10, 2016 - This bald eagle ended up with a few feathers in the beak...how embarrassing! The funky shadows on this bird on the right...
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On Mighty Wings of Eagles

March 09, 2016 - On mighty wings of eagles indeed...such incredible, strong, resilient birds. They demand respect as they patrol American...
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American Bald Eagle: Fishing Pose

March 08, 2016 - Here is a classic fishing pose as the bald eagle glides in for a fish it has spotted.
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American Bald Eagle: In Flight Profile

March 07, 2016 - Here is a profile view of an eagle in flight...love when that eagle gives a dark-wing background for a side profile shot...
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American Bald Eagle: Freeing the Moment-2

March 06, 2016 - Here is a unique image showing an American Bald Eagle fully laying out after snagging a fish. Check out the talons and w...
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American Bald Eagle on High

February 26, 2016 - Nothing more magical than seeing a spectacular specimen like this American Bald Eagle soaring high in the Midwestern blu...
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Brilliant B&W Baldie

February 26, 2016 - I really like this pose for the black and white with the wing offering a darker backdrop for the eagle's white head. Suc...
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The Screaming Eagle

February 24, 2016 - I haven't used Photoshop much over the years, preferring to stick with Lightroom as my main editing software. It isn't t...
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Soaring In Golden Light

February 23, 2016 - I love how this bald eagle reflects the golden sunlight separating it from the background of trees on the hills from the...
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A Force of Nature

February 22, 2016 - The American Bald Eagle is certainly a force of nature yet one of the most beautiful creatures ever created. I simply lo...
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My Fish

February 21, 2016 - I dare any other eagle to try and take this fish from this bird...not going to happen! Look how determined it is!
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Curious American Tree Sparrow

February 21, 2016 - I was able to escape for a few hours today to enjoy nature. I had high hopes of photographing some early arriving water...
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Happy Eagle with its Catch

February 20, 2016 - Check out this happy, soaring eagle with a prized fish ready to eat. It doesn't get much better than this for this bird.
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Beautiful Bird of Prey

February 19, 2016 - Something so beautiful yet so efficient at catching and killing its prey...nature is incredible.
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Fish Won't Know What Hit Him

February 18, 2016 - As fast as this eagle was going, there is no way a fish would stand a chance...such and incredible bird!
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The Magnificent Mississippi River Bald Eagle

February 17, 2016 - This gorgeous adult bald eagle makes a pass along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
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Young Eagle Get it Under Control

February 16, 2016 - This young eagle, maybe a few years old, is still perfecting the art of the catch. You can see it looks a little clumsy...
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Keeping an Eye on the Prize

February 15, 2016 - A remarkable and fun thing to observe is the way these large eagles are able to pivot their entire body and wings while...
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Standing on Water

February 14, 2016 - A fraction of a second is what it takes to capture a moment like this with the eagle splashing down on a fish with its p...
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Artful Portrait of an Eagle

February 13, 2016 - I love nature and I love art...every now and again the two collide resulting in an image that I fall in love with. I lov...
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A Stony Stare

February 12, 2016 - Imagine this massive bird barreling down on you with wings fully extended (7 feet) and weighing in at around 10lbs with...
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Foggy Morning on the Mississippi

February 11, 2016 - I usually like to get to the Mississippi River fairly early despite the poor lighting it offers early. The best lighting...
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Just a Fistful of Fish

February 10, 2016 - Even finding this small fish will go a long way to helping this eagle sustain what it needs for survival. Every bit help...
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Eagle Gliding in Blue Skies

February 09, 2016 - Oh to be able to glide like an eagle! The very symbol they represent is the feeling they must enjoy as they own the skie...
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Anglers of the Air

February 08, 2016 - It is quite amazing how well built these bald eagles are at fishing. They are a true master angler of the air.
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Witness my Mighty Wings

February 07, 2016 - The wings of the American Bald Eagle never cease to amaze me. I'm not sure if any image can fully capture how amazing th...
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A Part of Their World

February 02, 2016 - It is an honor to be around these wild eagles as they soar, dive, and fish and allow us to observe and photograph their...
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Close Encounters

February 01, 2016 - You should hear me as I'm trying to photograph an eagle that flies withing 30 feet of me...I start giggling like a schoo...
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Focused on Survival

January 31, 2016 - The only thing on this eagle's mind is survival. They must continue to find and eat through the winter months to sustain...
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Powerful Eagle Wings

January 30, 2016 - When I look at this image, I can't but think about how powerful eagle's wings must be. They aren't small birds but those...
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Diving Up Close

January 29, 2016 - I'm blessed to be able to see a bald eagle diving this close but to be able to photograph it is just special.
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Glorious Sun-filled Day

January 24, 2016 - Soaring, fishing, and basking in the sun along the Mississippi River on a -10 windchill day is a perfect day for an Amer...
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Fish Inspector

January 23, 2016 - I love watching these eagles multi-task. Catching fish then flying off while either looking at their catch, eating it mi...
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Wind in the Feathers

January 22, 2016 - This Bald Eagle is gliding along the banks of the Mississippi with target in sight. Notice how aerodynamic they are and...
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Fully Committed

January 21, 2016 - I'm not sure a bird can be anymore stretched out and committed to catching that fish than this massive eagle is. With th...
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Falling in Style

January 20, 2016 - As fast as an eagle elevates hundreds of feet in the air, they can drop even faster especially when they have locked ont...
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Locked in a Battle

January 19, 2016 - One of my goals is to get a good talon-locked fight between two eagles. This male and juvenile bald eagle are in a fight...
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American Bald Eagle in Action

January 18, 2016 - Wow, this adult bald eagle was close, possibly one of the closest successful images I've caught of a bald eagle in a fis...
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A Slow Season for Eagles

January 10, 2016 - This images was taking exactly 1 year ago today when it was much colder along the Mississippi and the eagles were there...
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Dreaming of a Cold Front

December 20, 2015 - Here is an image from January last year and if I'm going to get any opportunity to see and photograph eagles this year,...
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Look to the Sky

May 23, 2015 - In moments of stress, business, and confusion, look to the sky for peace, comfort, and light!
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Perfect Morning on the Lake

May 18, 2015 - Another passion of mine is fishing, which I haven't been able to do as much lately. This image captures the beauty of be...
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Illuminating the Undergrowth

April 25, 2015 - A blanket of new life springs from the forest floor as the morning light manages to reach even the darkest of spaces.
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Juvenile Red-winged Blackbird

April 23, 2015 - For me, enjoying nature, is like browsing an art gallery. Each scene is an exhibit crafted by His hands and worthy of pa...
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Playing Peekaboo

April 22, 2015 - How about this cute squirrel playing peekaboo with me? Finding nature can be so much fun!
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Giving Way to Spring

April 21, 2015 - Just one of my favorite trails as it transitions from the bare, cold of winter to the green, lush of spring.
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Spring Chickadee Preparing the Nest

April 18, 2015 - Spring is here...let the nesting begin. I observed a male and female black-capped chickadee pair preparing their nest to...
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He Is Risen

April 04, 2015 - Rejoice for He is risen on high! Happy Easter!
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Flaring the Wings in Black and White

April 03, 2015 - Both the pose and the coloring of this eagle made it perfect for a black and white edit. I really enjoy this pose.
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Into the Sunset

March 29, 2015 - Sometimes an image can bring peace and comfort during times of difficulty. I hope these two eagles flying together into...
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Graceful Eagle Over Rough Waters

March 23, 2015 - This is the first image that I've edited and posted in quite awhile. Life happens so photography was put on the back-bur...
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Soaring in Heaven's Glow

March 03, 2015 - Historically and religiously the eagle spirit has been symbolically referred to as a messenger of prayer between the hea...
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Extremely Close Flyover

March 02, 2015 - When they fly this close, you don't know if you should keep shooting or duck! Facebook
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A Sunning Eagle

March 01, 2015 - As it looks into the rising, morning sun, this eagle is planning another long day of surviving the cold winter by keepin...
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Simply a Stunning Bird

February 28, 2015 - Keep still and be observant, sometimes the most miraculous can be found in the simplicity of nature. Facebook
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Focused Eagle Eyes

February 27, 2015 - One look from this eagle and you know he means business! Facebook
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A Powerful Glance from a Juvenile Eagle

February 21, 2015 - Here is a nice moment captured between a Juvenile Bald Eagle and myself as it looked my way. I like the wing positions,...
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Colors in Nature- The American Bald Eagle

February 20, 2015 - With the blue sky and the earthy, warm colors of the eagle, you can't help but appreciate the natural colors in the worl...
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King of the Blue Skies

February 19, 2015 - When these eagles are patrolling the blue skies over the Mississippi River, it is clear they are rule air. Facebook
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Cold Liftoff

February 18, 2015 - I really appreciate the earthy tones in this image. The ice adds a nice cool, blue color for the warm sunlit eagle to st...
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On Mighty Wings

February 17, 2015 - I love the head-on shots that display the eagle's outstretched wings. It is simply incredible to see how massive their w...
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Soaring on High

February 16, 2015 - What an incredible site it is to see this bird soaring overhead. Eagles are incredible birds in flight. Facebook
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Fishing on a Cold Morning

February 15, 2015 - Here are what the eagles are doing on bitter cold mornings while many of us are still under the warm covers. Facebook...
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Smooth as Ice

February 13, 2015 - This bald eagle makes it looks easy as it glides over the icy river a fresh dinner. Facebook
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Earth Tones of a Juvenile Bald Eagle

February 10, 2015 - Just a simple image of a passing juvenile bald eagle...a very beautiful juvenile bald eagle. Facebook
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Looking for a Place to Dig In

February 09, 2015 - I like how this eagle has his talons out and ready to dig into one of these ice floats as it lands. Facebook
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Morning Eagle

February 08, 2015 - I hope this image greets everyone on this beautiful Sunday morning with smiling faces. Facebook
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Ice Fishing in Warm Light

February 07, 2015 - Getting light like this while photographing these eagles is a blessing. The morning of Jan. 10th was very pretty. Clouds...
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Giving me a Wink

February 06, 2015 - Here is an eagle actually giving me a wink! Basically, eagles have a nictitating membrane that acts as its eyelid. It is...
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Inches Above the Mississippi

February 06, 2015 - Look at how close to the river this bird was flying just moments before attempting to grab a fish. This always amazes me...
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Juvenile Eagle's Ice Cold Stare

February 04, 2015 - Even the Juvenile's can give a mean stare when they want to...either that or he is frozen solid! Facebook
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Hovering Eagle in Black and White

February 03, 2015 - I love black and white images but they don't always work for my eagle photos as I enjoy the colors of these birds; howev...
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Looking Confident after the Catch

February 02, 2015 - I get the feeling this bald eagle is pretty confident and proud as it flies past me with the fresh catch in its talons....
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Bald Eagle Catching the Light

February 01, 2015 - There is something magical about this bald eagle posing in exquisite light. There is incredible natural beauty in our wo...
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Skimming the Ice

January 31, 2015 - A bald eagle demonstrates very nice form as it approaches its target while skimming the ice. Facebook
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Eye to Eye with a Catch

January 31, 2015 - Here is another unique and, I think, interesting view of an eagle with a fish in the beak. You can see the fish's eye ev...
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Under the Wing

January 30, 2015 - Here is a unique view from under the right wing of this eagle. It gives a good look from a different angle. I like the o...
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An American Beauty- The Bald Eagle

January 30, 2015 - Capturing a portrait of an eagle on its terms isn't always easy but is so much more rewarding...in flight, good light, w...
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A Majestic Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 29, 2015 - Capturing this majestic juvenile bald eagle at just the right angle in front of the snow really helps the bird's feature...
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Beautiful Magnificence

January 28, 2015 - Most of my images of eagles this season have been from my Jan. 10th visit to the Mississippi and I love going through th...
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Something Caught my Eye

January 27, 2015 - I love how this eagle is looking back to the right as it intently looks for a fish to grab. Facebook
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Cold, Cold, Cold

January 27, 2015 - Walking across this ice float has this juvenile bald eagle feeling the chill!:) Feel free to add your own caption and sh...
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In-Flight Meal

January 26, 2015 - It may have been just a bite-size snack, but it was nice of this eagle to give me a good look of his dinner. Facebook...
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American Eagle Basking in the Light

January 25, 2015 - I was thankful for the pretty light shining on this eagle as it was basking on the ice. Facebook Prints
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The Thrill of the Moment

January 24, 2015 - A Moment like this is what it is all about...witnessing a bald eagle catch a fish is breathtaking. I'm not sure any imag...
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Off My Lawn

January 24, 2015 - Here is a mature bald eagle chasing a juvenile off the ice. In wildlife photography, it is always nice to capture intera...
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Here; Get my Good Side

January 23, 2015 - A simple portrait of an eagle standing alone on the icy Mississippi. Facebook Print
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Bald Eagle in Such Brilliance

January 22, 2015 - A beautiful look at bald eagle passing over giving good eye contact and just an idea of how mighty those wings are. Just...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Stare Down

January 21, 2015 - Sometimes the light doesn't cooperate but sometimes the moment is just too good not to appreciate despite the less than...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Going into a Dive

January 20, 2015 - Here is a Juvi showing decent form going into a dive towards the water. The snow actually makes for a decent backdrop fo...
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Bald Eagle in the Zone

January 19, 2015 - I will never get tired of this pose with talons extended. When these birds are closing in on a fish, they are in such a...
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Eagle Sailing over the Icy Mississippi

January 19, 2015 - When they fly by this close and this fast, it is challenging for both the photographer and camera/lens to keep up. It ta...
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Working Hard for Every Bite

January 18, 2015 - Desperate times call for desperate measures. These mature eagles would land on the most stable chunks of ice they could...
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Like Painted Wings

January 18, 2015 - I felt this was an appropriate image to share on this glorious, sun-filled Sunday. What a creation these eagles are with...
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Soaring Over Blue Waters

January 17, 2015 - Check out this soaring bald eagle patrolling the mighty Mississippi River for a meal. The water is looks so blue due to...
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I'll Take That to Go

January 17, 2015 - This mature bald eagle landed just long enough to pick up a snack to eat on the fly...literally. I've seen so many great...
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Young Bald Eagle with a Small Catch

January 16, 2015 - The juvenile bald eagles can be some of the most difficult to photograph because their colors blend so much. At certain...
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Balance Young One

January 15, 2015 - I like this image of a juvenile bald eagle teetering on a piece of ice as it tries to pick up a small fish on the ice. T...
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Poised to Strike

January 14, 2015 - Here is an image of a bald eagle with talons in the "go" position ready to attack. From this compact, side profile, you...
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Intensity Personified

January 14, 2015 - A closer look into the glare of an American Bald Eagle will reveal a look of intensity that demands respect and admirati...
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National Bird - The American Bald Eagle

January 13, 2015 - A symbol of our nation, the bald eagle perseveres. I love this bird and all that it stands for. Facebook Prints
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The Action Star of the Mississippi River

January 12, 2015 - A fish in the talons, water splashing up, left wingtip in the river, a pretty snowy bank for a backdrop, and just enough...
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Tiny Catch

January 11, 2015 - This is my last edit and update for the evening. The shad among the ice flows were quite small and made for some snack-s...
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Eagle on a Snowy Bank

January 11, 2015 - This is one of those images that you take and hope comes out as good on your computer as you think it looked when you to...
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Ice Fishing

January 11, 2015 - Due to the consistent colder weather this last week, the Mississippi River is icing over. Of course the water remains op...
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A Young Bald Eagle on Guard

January 11, 2015 - Here is an image from yesterday's trip to the Mississippi River of a juvenile bald eagle perched on a rock along the riv...
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Eagle Bully

January 10, 2015 - Here is an interesting image from today of one eagle that dropped down on another eagle and pushed down on its head. I'm...
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Iconic American Bald Eagle

January 09, 2015 - As if to show off its mighty wingspan, this eagle spread its wings as if to say, "check me out". Facebook Purchase
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Bald Eagle Carryout

January 08, 2015 - I will never get tired of seeing this...a bird of this size and power diving down to snag a fish with such elegance and...
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The Incredible American Bald Eagle

January 07, 2015 - I've wanted this pose for awhile now. I've had it in my mind and this is pretty close to what I was hoping for. I love w...
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Mighty Fishers

January 06, 2015 - This bald eagle flew by and angled his wings as if it wanted to show off its catch for me. Facebook Purchase
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Eagle Flying Low

January 05, 2015 - I loved capturing this low perspective of the bald eagle over the Mississippi River. It is an incredible site watching t...
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Eagle Flying in Perfect Light

January 04, 2015 - These are the moments I dream of...photographing the bald eagles flying into a warm evening sun. So many times you get a...
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A Snack to Go

January 03, 2015 - This eagle has just picked up a quick bite and will look up for a nice perch to enjoy the fresh meal. Facebook
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Sense the Power

January 02, 2015 - This is one of my favorite poses from my last visit to the Mississippi River. The wing position just inches above the wa...
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Like a Bullet

January 01, 2015 - Here is one more eagle image for today. When the eagles get some speed, it can be very difficult to track them with the...
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Skimming the Mississippi

January 01, 2015 - I have been wanting to get a lower angle image of the eagles flying over the river. I finally found a decent spot that a...
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Moon Eagle

December 31, 2014 - Yesterday the moon was visible in the bright blue sky above the Mississippi River and I kept thinking, "Wouldn't it be g...
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King of This Tree

December 30, 2014 - I wouldn't attempt to take this tree from this big boy (or girl), would you? These eagles have such a presence about the...
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The Beauty of Soaring

December 13, 2014 - Just watching these eagles soaring with such ease is one of the most thrilling experiences for me as a nature photograph...
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Golden Light on a Soaring Eagle

December 10, 2014 - When these juvenile bald eagles turn just right into the golden hour sunlight, you are left in awe! The flash of gold th...
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Quiet Ride

November 16, 2014 - Sometimes life just calls for a quiet ride. I love the mood of this image. My camera settings were off but the compositi...
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The Passing of a Season

October 25, 2014 - I love trying new things and being creative with my camera and the image files in post processing. For this image I lowe...
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Autumn Timber

October 22, 2014 - There aren't many sights prettier in the fall than a stand of trees with yellow leaves as far as the eyes can see. These...
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Beautiful Drive

October 20, 2014 - Check out this beautiful drive I went on this evening. The fall colors are spectacular right now. Facebook
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Rays Over Beanfields

September 25, 2014 - Here is an image of tonight's sunset as I was driving back from Moraine View State Park. The sun rays were beautiful and...
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Rising Above the Rest

July 22, 2014 - This freshly opened sunflower stood tall in the field above the others just beckoning to have its photo taken. I love th...
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Singing Into the Blue

July 19, 2014 - Indigo buntings are so pretty and I've seen more this summer than I've seen my entire life. They seem to be everywhere....
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Orchard Oriol in the Brush

July 16, 2014 - This morning I found this male orchard oriole hanging out in this thick brush. He is a little wet from the morning dew,...
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Balloons Over Sunflowers

July 11, 2014 - This was taken last week when I was driving around with my kids for a sunset drive. How lucky to find hot air balloons o...
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A Butterfly Playground

July 09, 2014 - If I were to imagine a paradise for butterflies to visit in the summertime, this would be it. What a beautiful place to...
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Midwest Sunflower Fields

July 03, 2014 - A landscape taken this afternoon while driving around with my kids. I love being able to show them the finer things in l...
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Common Yellowthroat Showing Off

June 26, 2014 - This common yellowthroat stood up proud on his perch singing and showing off his colors as if to say, "check me out!" He...
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Rattle The Window Panes

June 23, 2014 - This is another image from yesterday except zoomed in to 70mm with my 24-70mm. It is a gamble zooming in to capture ligh...
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Rumble on the Plains

June 22, 2014 - So I left my camera at my brother's home in Leroy today and had to go back out to his house tonight to pick it up. While...
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Peaceful, Winter Drive at Sunset

January 01, 2014 - Winter skies can offer some of the most beautiful backdrops for the most familiar Midwest views. I love the peace that w...
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Red-Winged Blackbird

June 19, 2013 - Lake Dawson have several of these cattails growing along one of my favorite trails. I always think to myself that it wou...
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Country Simplicity

June 18, 2013 - Sometimes the decision to go black and white or stay color is difficult. I love a good black and white image. It takes a...
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Country Horse

June 17, 2013 - One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. ~Dale Carneg...
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Rainy Back Roads

June 15, 2013 - This is from last week after a storm moved through Bloomington-Normal. You can see a hint of a rainbow to the left. I th...
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Eastern Kingbird

June 15, 2013 - The Eastern Kingbird is a really cool summer bird in Illinois. They eat insects and look really cool as they fly over fi...
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Simplicity

June 14, 2013 - Sometimes it is the simple, everyday things that can be quite beautiful and eye-catching. You just have to stop and "see...
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The Hitchhiker

June 10, 2013 - This poor horse kept getting pestered by the red-winged blackbird while he was eating. I really liked the summer feel of...
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Illinois Summer Scene

June 09, 2013 - As I drive around looking for specific nature, wildlife, or landscape images, I try to keep my mind open to anything tha...
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Purple Iris

June 08, 2013 - While walking one of the trails out at Dawson Lake, I came across this Iris growing in a weedy patch. A simple little su...
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Rewards of Pet Adoption

June 06, 2013 - Faith has been a great addition to our family. Everyday we learn a little more about her and she grows closer and more a...
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Stormy Start to the Season

June 05, 2013 - This has been a very wet and stormy spring so far. This photo was taken after a storm passed through Bloomington/Normal...
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Chasing Lights

May 28, 2013 - I managed to capture this unique lightning bolt image as a car was driving by on the country road away from me. I liked...
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Midwest Storms

May 27, 2013 - While in Springfield over Memorial Day weekend, while visiting family, I was able to capture a few new lightning images.
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Let It Snow

January 01, 2013 - There is just something I love about seeing evergreens covered in snow. I would miss this if I ever moved away from the...
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