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Solar Eclipse Over Bloomington Illinois

August 21, 2017 - An image of the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 as seen over Bloomington, IL. Unfortunately we had some clouds and ra...
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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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Bumble Bee at Work

June 29, 2017 - A Bumble Been doing his work as he hovers from flower to flower.
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I Can't Believe My Eyes

June 22, 2017 - It is always a treat capturing expressions in nature. I love the look on the expressive eyes as this baby raccoon peers...
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Peek-A-Boo Raccoon

June 21, 2017 - 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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Little Burglar

June 20, 2017 - Busted this baby burglar raccoon as he fed on seed in the feeder tray at Funk's Grove.
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Baby Raccoon

June 18, 2017 - A sweet baby raccoon I encountered today while taking some photos of the birds at bird feeders at Funk's Grove. This chu...
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Controlling the Skies

February 17, 2017 - There is no questioning who is in charge when this eagle patrols the skies above the Mississippi. There are literally th...
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Fiercely Determined and Focused

January 28, 2017 - Check out the determination and focus on this eagle. They can look so intense and fierce when they are on the hunt. All...
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The Launch

January 25, 2017 - I managed to capture this image of this eagle taking off from the tree it was perched on. It all happened so fast that o...
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Golden Hour Light on an Eagle

January 24, 2017 - I'm digging the golden hour light that this eagle is basking in. This is the color straight out of the camera. I've view...
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Powerful Eagle Black and White

January 22, 2017 - I felt it was time for a good black and white image and this eagle image screamed black and white to me. I love the cont...
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Beautiful Day for this Eagle

January 21, 2017 - Beautiful light was illuminating this beautiful bald eagle as it soared among the 100's of waterfowl on the river this c...
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Juvenile Bald Eagle Showing Off

January 20, 2017 - Feast your eyes on this gorgeous juvenile bald eagle in action! It had no problem swooping in and getting this fish. Wha...
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Head On with an Eagle

January 17, 2017 - Love when I get these "eye-contact" moments especially when the eagle is flying right at me.
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Eagle Just Missed

January 14, 2017 - Check out this handsome looking eagle...he just missed getting a fish, but he managed to swing around and get it the sec...
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Impressive Flyover

January 11, 2017 - Maybe not my cleanest image ever, but it sure demonstrates the imposing presence these eagles make flying overhead this...
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Three's a Crowd

January 09, 2017 - A sunny perch on a cold afternoon...although it looks like one is really letting the other have it. Its fun to watch the...
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Low Perspective of an Eagle Fishing

January 08, 2017 - This is one of my favorite images from my shoot on Jan. 6th. It was late in the day and the light was getting low (that...
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Eagle Examining the Catch

January 07, 2017 - I'm loving this moment captured of the bald eagle checking out the fish and making sure it has a good grip. Such a cool...
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1st Bald Eagle Image of 2017 001

January 06, 2017 - I was able to return to my happy place along the Mississippi River today at Lock and Dam 14 to photograph my favorite wi...
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Autumn Heaven

November 14, 2016 - What a perfect fall evening at the campground for a campfire and peace.
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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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Bottoms Up

August 23, 2016 - My in-laws planted sunflowers in their garden this year and the gold finches are loving the fresh seeds. Such a beautifu...
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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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Locked On and Loaded

April 02, 2016 - This eagle is locked on to the target and talons are loaded and ready to grab a fish. I love the focus and determination...
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Stunning Flyover

April 01, 2016 - Love when they fly over so close that I can see the details of these birds. Even that fish is in awe!
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Soaring Just Before Dusk

March 29, 2016 - A beautiful bird enjoying soaring at dusk before the sun sets.
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A Beautiful Flyby

March 28, 2016 - All flybys by the eagle are beautiful but when they dip low enough to see across the tops of their wings, it is spectacu...
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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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Eagle Looking Over his Shoulder

March 24, 2016 - Eagles have to be alert, especially when fishing with other eagles around. This eagle was watching for other eagles...pr...
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Soaring so Peacfully

March 22, 2016 - American Bald Eagles soar so effortlessly and peacefully. I could just watch them for hours, it is so relaxing.
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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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Holding on Tight

March 17, 2016 - This bald eagle has a tight grip on a fresh catch and doesn't plan to let go anytime soon. This is a young bird but has...
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Eagle Smiling into the Sun

March 16, 2016 - I believe this eagle appears to be smiling while enjoying the warmth of the sun on its face. I love finding art in natur...
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An Eagle Among the Rocks

March 15, 2016 - These rocky banks make for a beautiful backdrop for this eagle. This image might go down as one of my personal favorites...
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Eagle Diving Along the Banks of the Mississippi

March 14, 2016 - Loving this stunning eagle as it swoops down and just misses a fish before it rises from the water just off the banks al...
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Trying to Eat in Privacy

March 13, 2016 - I was able to sneak this image of an American Bald Eagle trying to eat mid-flight behind extended wings. I don't blame t...
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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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Young Flyer

March 05, 2016 - How impressive is this young bald eagle looking in flight? This young eagle is probably in its 4th year. The head and ta...
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What Are You Looking At

March 05, 2016 - Sometimes I think I'm pretty stealthy and skilled at sneaking up on the wildlife but the reality is, they all pretty muc...
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Spectacular Diving Eagle

March 04, 2016 - I'm so thankful for the opportunity and the ability to capture these majestic creatures. Seeing them first hand is an in...
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Swooping In

March 03, 2016 - I love when they swoop low enough for me to get a glimpse and photo of their wing feathers...so incredible that it leave...
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Wing Span and Talons Extended

March 02, 2016 - Love this dramatic pose of the eagle grabbing the fish with wings fully open and talons fully stretched. Like many thing...
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Witnessing Perfection

March 01, 2016 - I love watching these eagles soar and maneuver through the sky with ease. I also love watching them perched in trees eat...
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Mute Swan

February 29, 2016 - It was such a beautiful after school today, that I decided to go for a quick drive looking for some migratory water fowl...
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What a Catch

February 28, 2016 - Check out this massive fish that this eagle is flying with. The wings are working extra hard to try and lift this catch.
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Juvenile American Bald Eagle in Flight

February 27, 2016 - This Juvenile American Bald Eagle posed perfectly for me. I love how he turned to expose the beautiful underbelly and wi...
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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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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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Pretty Red-head

February 06, 2016 - I don't want anyone thinking I'm only into eagles so I decided to upload an image from today of another local favorite....
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Illuminated American Bald Eagle

February 06, 2016 - When the sun catches those underbelly feathers and wings of the bald eagle, it is like the heavens open and pure gold re...
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A Most Beautiful Attack

February 05, 2016 - I'm not sure, in all of nature, if there is a more beautiful attack by one animal on another for survival than a bald ea...
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A Wave of the Wing

February 04, 2016 - Here is a close-up fly-by where the eagle tipped his wing up for me as if to say, "check me out" and give a little wave.
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Brilliant Fly-Over

February 03, 2016 - When I see a fly-over like this, I do everything in my power to keep the camera and lens on the eagle and my finger on t...
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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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Banking into the Beautiful Light

January 28, 2016 - I was thankful for this eagle turning back into the perfect late afternoon sunlight...like a painting.
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Backlit Bald Beauty

January 27, 2016 - I don't mind back-lit images, especially when they add this nice rim light to the eagle's wings and head. This bird is h...
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A Full On Dive

January 26, 2016 - Here is a side profile of a bald eagle in a dive heading towards the water. It is so amazing how they can control their...
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The Shadows of Eagle's Wings

January 25, 2016 - One of the many challenges of photographing bald eagles, is trying to manage the light. You don't want the white feather...
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Success!

January 24, 2016 - As cold as it was and as important as it is for their survival, you find yourself cheering for the eagle when they get a...
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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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Dramatic Approach

January 17, 2016 - I love the lighting and angle of the bird in this image. In order to get an eagle fishing image like this one, the condi...
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Eagle in the Spotlight

January 16, 2016 - I made my first trip to the Mississippi today...with the strange winter we've had, the eagle numbers are down but I want...
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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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Quite the Fish

December 27, 2015 - Here is another image from last February on the Mississippi River. I'm happy to have so many unedited images still from...
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A Thing of Beauty

December 21, 2015 - Here is another image from last season (February to be exact). Seeing them fish sure is a thing of beauty to behold. The...
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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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Clear Fall Morning

November 01, 2015 - I love photographing this little island on Dawson Lake during different seasons. It is called Honker Island and usually...
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Sunny Black-Eyed Susans

August 22, 2015 - Nothing fancy here, but sometimes nature doesn't need to be fancy to look simply, beautiful.
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Portrait of a Hummingbird in Flight

August 17, 2015 - I like this simple portrait of a hummingbird in flight posing to show off its back-lit tail feathers.
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Fields of Wildflowers

August 12, 2015 - On a drive through the Mackinaw river valley, just west of Bloomington, I came across this pretty sunflower field glowin...
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Hummingbird Landing Gear Down

August 11, 2015 - This is a pretty cool profile image showing off the small feet of a hummingbird in the landing position.
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Ruby-Throated Beauty

August 10, 2015 - These little birds are a pleasure to watch. It is quite remarkable how they zip around the wildflowers so easily and dri...
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Artful Monarch

August 06, 2015 - I've seen so many of these beautiful monarch butterflies this year. This was taken a few days back but today I looked ac...
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Dropping in to Say Hi

August 05, 2015 - The hummingbird can be quite difficult to photograph due to how fast they move and how small they are, but they are so m...
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Goldfinch Looking Over His Shoulder

August 04, 2015 - This image really shows off this little birds vibrant colors. I love seeing these little birds this time of year.
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Does He See Me?

August 03, 2015 - In my pursuit of hummingbirds this past weekend, I photographed several of these golden finches...my youngest son's favo...
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The Rockies at Dusk

August 02, 2015 - This image was made using 5 images to stitch together to form a panorama. Having lens options really comes in handy when...
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Enjoying Just Beeing

August 02, 2015 - While at the Denver Botanic Gardens, we saw lots of bees doing their thing on the flowers. I loved the colors and textur...
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The Beautiful Ruby Throated Hummingbird

August 01, 2015 - I went out today (August 1st) in an attempt to get some nice images of this fast moving little bird. I was rewarded by s...
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Says Phoebe with a Bee

August 01, 2015 - So I was even able to get my bird fix while in Colorado. I didn't go searching for birds but I did try to take photos on...
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A Colorado Hike

July 31, 2015 - Here is an image of the family out on a hike on the Gateway Mesa open Space. It was a beautiful mix of open flowering fi...
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Looking for Trout in Colorado

July 29, 2015 - I love fishing and wouldn't mind trying to do more fly fishing in the future. This Colorado mountain stream makes for a...
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Brilliance of a Rocky Mountain Sunset

July 28, 2015 - No words can express how beautiful this is to watch in person. This was taken at Daniel's Park in Colorado on our last e...
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Garden of the Gods Landscape

July 24, 2015 - Nestled between Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak you will find this great park called Garden of the God's. I made this i...
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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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Nuthatch in Soft Light

May 22, 2015 - Just a little bit of evening light can dramatically enhance an image. In this case, the late light illuminates the bird...
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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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Finding the Light in the Thicket of Trees

May 16, 2015 - I love how this cardinal managed to find the perfect amount of sunlight to bask in among the shadows of these tree limbs...
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Enjoying Some Quiet

May 08, 2015 - My daughter enjoying some peace and quiet in nature...good for the soul.
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Enjoying the Creek View

May 01, 2015 - She was a rescue dog...now she is a happy girl.
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Playing in the Wildflowers

April 30, 2015 - Here is a fun spring image of our dog enjoying the bluebell wildflowers. She loves going out on our little family advent...
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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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Greater Yellowleg at Sunset

April 16, 2015 - This shorebird was singing a beautiful song as the sun set in the Midwestern sky.
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Sunlit Eastern Phoebe

April 14, 2015 - Another good sign that summer is near...an pretty little eastern phoebe sitting in the sun.
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Enjoying the Day

April 13, 2015 - Seeing this red-winged blackbird was a very good sign that spring is well underway and summer isn't far behind. It was a...
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Light My Way

April 12, 2015 - Good morning on this beautiful Sunday morning.
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Sneaky Robin

April 11, 2015 - This early spring robin thought he would sneak by me and he almost made it but I proved to be just as sneaky. Good try r...
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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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An Eagle on the Mississippi

February 26, 2015 - There are many sights to behold in this world and watching an eagle soaring out over the Mississippi during the winter m...
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Eagle with Impeccable Form

February 25, 2015 - Eagles are incredible birds created perfectly to fly at great speeds, catch prey, and to, simply, inspire! Facebook
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Pretty Pelican Pose

February 24, 2015 - Well it isn't an eagle as many have moved on from their Mississippi River fishing grounds, but the pelicans are starting...
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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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Red-Tailed Hawk just Basking

January 04, 2015 - This beautiful bird wasn't about to be outdone by all of the latest eagle imagery. She or he (too difficult to tell) sat...
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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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Gull Doing his Best Eagle Impersonation

December 23, 2014 - When the eagle action is down, the gulls become the next best subject for some photography practice. They are actually f...
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Baldie in the Beautiful Blue

December 21, 2014 - This was from my first trip to the Mississippi River this year on Dec. 6th. I'm already looking forward to getting back...
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A Misty Perch

December 15, 2014 - A pretty scene of this eagle perched on a distant log in the middle of the Mississippi River on a foggy, misty morning....
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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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Enjoying the Last Bit of Warm Light

December 11, 2014 - I just love dramatic, evening golden hour light. For this image it brings the viewer's attention to the eyes of the juve...
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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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Cruising By at Eye Level

December 09, 2014 - I love getting an eye level flyby of these huge birds. It is awe inspiring! Facebook
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Flying Low Through the Fog

December 08, 2014 - Sometimes the elements can add a bit of magic to an image. I know many times I'll look outside and think it isn't worth...
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Fishing in the Morning Fog

December 07, 2014 - Yesterday morning was a bit foggy on the river when I arrived and the sun was just starting to come out. The morning sun...
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Fishing Juvenile Bald Eagle

December 06, 2014 - I took my first trip back to the Mississippi River this winter today to scout things out and I was just dieing to get ba...
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Memories of Summer

December 04, 2014 - It has been cold for so long this fall and winter that scenes like this seem like a long, distant memory. I'm not compla...
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Icy Walk-3

November 30, 2014 - Here is my day 2 image....2 silhouetted geese walking on the ice with open water in the distance. This image required ve...
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Pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers

November 29, 2014 - I went on a hike through Merwin Nature Preserve today, which is my go to spot for red-headed woodpeckers, and it did not...
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Foraging for Winter

November 25, 2014 - Here is what many of my favorite winged creatures are doing right now...preparing for winter. This was one of several tu...
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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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Veteran's Tribute

November 10, 2014 - Here is an edit using one of my Mississippi bald eagle images taken as a silhouette and combined with the American Flag...
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Winter Wingman

November 07, 2014 - I'm finding lots of bald eagle images from last year that I never got around to editing and sharing. I love this view of...
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Return to the Rivers

November 06, 2014 - While cooler weather isn't exciting for most, the dip in temps this week does have me excited for another season of Miss...
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Last Colors of Fall

November 05, 2014 - This season's transitioning is a perfect time to get out and appreciate the last bit of warm colors before winter starts...
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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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Small Mountain Town

August 05, 2014 - I just loved this scene of this small marina on Dillon Reservoir in Frisco, Colorado, especially in the morning light. I...
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Majestic Rocky Mountains

August 03, 2014 - Here is another panoramic of an amazing view of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This image reminds me of one of my favo...
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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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Patrolling the Blooms

July 13, 2014 - Photographing these tiny hummingbirds while they are feeding is challenging enough but getting them while they are weavi...
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Early Bird Gets The Worm

July 12, 2014 - My father-in-law always tells me "the early bird gets the worm" and I always reply with "yes but the second mouse gets t...
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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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Eye to Eye with a Barn Swallow

July 07, 2014 - Sometimes the Canon 7d amazes me with how fast it can grab focus especially when paired with the 400 f/5.6 lens. Sure, i...
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Blue Dasher in Warm Light

July 01, 2014 - This pretty little dragonfly looked stunning in the warm, sunlit field. I love that I can be on a country hike photograp...
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The Mackinaw River Valley

June 27, 2014 - This unique image was created later in the day as the sun was setting behind the tree line in the dove fields of the Mac...
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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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Leaping Midwest Whitetail

June 25, 2014 - I took a drive through the Mackinaw River Valley this evening with just a little light to spare and was rewarded with th...
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Artful Hummingbird

June 24, 2014 - I love combining nature with the opportunity to be creative and this image is a perfect example. These little ruby-throa...
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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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A Peeping Female Orchard Oriole

June 21, 2014 - I had the happy surprise a little over a week ago encountering this beautiful female orchard oriole in good light. The m...
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A Beautiful Day for a Drink

June 19, 2014 - This ruby-throated hummingbird has the right idea on a hot summer day. Stay hydrated little buddy! Facebook
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Basking Dragonfly

June 19, 2014 - So I'm not very good at identifying dragonflies and damselflies, so if any of you can help me out, I'd appreciate it. I...
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Feeding the Young

June 18, 2014 - I am so happy to have had the experience of watching these tree swallows gathering bugs and feeding their nestlings. I'm...
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Enjoying the Nectar

June 17, 2014 - As part of my wildlife photography, I try to challenge myself to capture a variety of poses of various birds or animals.
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Showing off the Tail Feathers

June 16, 2014 - I was able to photograph several of the hummingbirds frequenting my parents' backyard this weekend on Lake Petersburg in...
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The Wonderful Journey

June 12, 2014 - I really love this image. I took it this morning very early and when there was still some fog in the cool air. I was mov...
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A Morning Drink for a Hummingbird

June 12, 2014 - I'm pretty excited about this image. It is probably, technically, my best hummingbird image to date. This was taken this...
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Basking Barn Swallow

June 11, 2014 - I love the way the sunlight casts across this colorful barn swallow as he takes a break from his constant patrolling of...
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Sunny Bunny

June 11, 2014 - I have rabbits all over my yard and they can be quite annoying, but in the right environment and light, they are as beau...
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Dinner for Two

June 10, 2014 - Here is a moment I was able to capture of these two love birds. It was pretty awesome actually watching this robin get t...
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A Hummingbird's World

June 09, 2014 - Enter the world of a hummingbird...it is quite amazing. They zip in and out of these dense flowers and foliage at awesom...
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Early Summer Ruby-throated Hummingbird

June 08, 2014 - Despite difficult lighting due to thick cloud-cover, I managed this image of a ruby-throated hummingbird feeding from be...
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Spring Indigo Bunting-2

May 22, 2014 - I added some artistic flare to this image. It wasn't the cleanest exposure due to high ISO (2500) and darker conditions,...
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Searching Every Leaf

May 19, 2014 - It is fun watching these little palm warblers searching neurotically from limb to limb looking for the next bug to eat....
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A Boy's New Ride

May 17, 2014 - I know it isn't a bird or a nature-scape, but I do enjoy taking people images, especially images of my own children. Thi...
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Simply a Robin

May 15, 2014 - I know these robins are everywhere right now, but catching a bird in the right pose and light can add a whole new dimens...
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Eastern King Bird Proudly Perched

May 14, 2014 - I love when birds give me a good long look and pose before flying off. They are challenging enough to photograph properl...
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Swamp Sparrow's Beautiful Markings

May 13, 2014 - Think about the beauty in nature that surrounds us daily. Little, everyday things that we don't totally appreciate but a...
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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

May 12, 2014 - Here is a welcome sight for Spring...a returning rose-breasted grosbeak. You can mistake a male rose-breasted grosbeak w...
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

May 11, 2014 - This is one fidgety bird; bouncing from limb to limb looking for his next meal, which makes photographing him a challeng...
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Spring Chickadee

May 10, 2014 - The chickadee is one of my favorite little birds. This guy landed just long enough for a quick photo among this tree's S...
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Common Yellowthroat Warbler--

May 08, 2014 - I love the colors of these little warblers but I really love their songs...they always sound happy. This guy was difficu...
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Eastern Screech-Owl--

May 07, 2014 - While on my short hike around Ewing Park I was rewarded with this Eastern Screech-Owl giving me the look that only an Ea...
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Palm Warbler with a Catch

May 04, 2014 - I enjoyed an afternoon hike today at Schroeder Nature Sanctuary. A day when most of my hiking spots are populated with i...
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A Skipping Lesser Yellow Leg

May 02, 2014 - I'm not the best at identifying some of these shore birds but I'm pretty positive this is a lesser yellowleg. I love the...
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The Eastern Phoebe

April 30, 2014 - This Eastern Phoebe is ready to start finding insects to snack on this Spring. With the wet start, he should have no pro...
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Pelican Catching the Light

April 29, 2014 - I just love the light at sunrise. Notice how it illuminates the front of this pelican and even catches within the right...
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Among the Cattails

April 27, 2014 - Many times I hear these red-winged blackbirds moving and calling from within the reeds and cattails. Sometimes you see t...
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Blue-winged Teal Couple in Flight

April 26, 2014 - These are beautiful ducks, especially in flight. I had the opportunity to make a quick visit to Emiquon National Wildlif...
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Doing Work

April 25, 2014 - A welcome sign of spring showing that all of the "behind the scenes" work is in progress; this bee is "doing work". Keep...
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Pelicans at Daybreak

April 24, 2014 - A couple of pelicans taking off first thing in the morning. This was from a couple of wees ago while they were still her...
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Beautiful Bluebird

April 23, 2014 - Eastern Bluebirds are already gorgeous birds, but in the right light, against a warm-colored background, with a nice pos...
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Into the Wind

April 22, 2014 - It appears that these two pelicans are looking at me but they are actually fighting the gusty wind on Lake Evergreen as...
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Eastern Bluebird in Sunny Fields

April 21, 2014 - This beautiful bluebird was a striking sight perched in front of this sunlit field. I love images where I can make the s...
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Spring Daffodils

April 20, 2014 - It seems the wait for Spring this year has been unbearably long, which makes this view of spring daffodils that much mor...
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Sing Loud this Easter Morning

April 19, 2014 - "Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time." Martin Lu...
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Tree Swallow Take Off

April 18, 2014 - I always look forward to the return of the tree swallows reoccupying their tree homes along the banks of Lake Evergreen.
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Osprey Stare Down at Lake Bloomington

April 17, 2014 - One of the greatest things about nature photography is the story that goes along with each image. While in the field, so...
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Pelican Close-up Fly-by

April 16, 2014 - This pelican gave me a good luck as he flew over. His eye is nice and sharp and you can even see the droplets on his und...
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Pelican Heart Art

April 15, 2014 - Here is something a little different...a little bit of fine art. I noticed two pelicans off to the side hanging out. As...
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A Pretty Spring Morning

April 14, 2014 - A flock of beautiful migrating birds, a white egret just chillin' on the bank, and a warm sunrise....I couldn't ask for...
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I'll Scratch Your Back if You'll Scratch Mine

April 13, 2014 - This is just one segment of the flock of pelicans from yesterday morning on Lake Bloomington. There were hundreds of bir...
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A Pelican Portrait

April 13, 2014 - This is an image I wanted to get before I set out to photograph these pelicans. I've seen several images with the Pelica...
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American White Pelican Take-Off

April 12, 2014 - The great white pelicans are migrating which means we get to witness these large white birds in action. I was blessed wi...
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Bufflehead Love

April 11, 2014 - This pair was head off to a nice secluded cove to celebrate Spring! Facebook
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Double-crested Cormorant In-Flight--

April 10, 2014 - Here is another migratory shore bird for the evening...a double-crested Cormorant. There were several of these cormorant...
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Lake Evergreen Common Loon

April 10, 2014 - I've been wanting to get a better image of one of these beautiful migratory birds. This isn't the best image, but I'll t...
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I Am.....Batman

April 09, 2014 - This Eastern Bluebird struck this pose and I remember thinking, "Who does he think he is...Batman?". There was just enou...
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Patrolling the Fields at Dusk

April 08, 2014 - This trio lined up nicely for a group portrait for me. I love the lines in this image...the deer are side-by-side, the r...
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Follow the Leader

April 07, 2014 - This was taken back on March 20th when we still had ice on the lakes. I love the way these geese were following each oth...
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Calling for Spring

April 06, 2014 - It is great hearing the birds, seeing the buds, and feeling the warmth. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the warm sun t...
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A Camouflaged Great Blue Heron

April 05, 2014 - The Great Blue Heron is a master at hunting. Look at this guy blending in with the tangled limbs as he watches for his o...
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Call of the Redwing Blackbird

April 02, 2014 - I really like the feel and warmth of this image. The redwing blackbirds are back in force and their calls are very disti...
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Preparing for Spring

April 01, 2014 - It is fun getting out this time of year and witnessing the business of the birds and animals as they prepare for spring.
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Bufflehead Duck

March 31, 2014 - This bufflehead spooked pretty quick as soon as I walked over a small hill at Lake Evergreen. I barely had enough time t...
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Evening Redwing Blackbird Call

March 29, 2014 - The temps don't feel like spring, but seeing these redwings blackbirds and hearing their calls gives a sense of warmer t...
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Red Headed Woodpeckers

March 29, 2014 - One of the most beautiful woodpeckers in Illinois is the Red-headed Woodpecker. Unfortunately due to a decline in their...
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The Figure Skater

March 22, 2014 - Maybe it is just my imagination here but I totally see a figure skating goose here. Facebook
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Tranquil Canadian Goose

March 21, 2014 - I saw this goose sitting out on the ice in the most perfect golden hour sunlight. He seemed at peace laying there, soaki...
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Usher in Spring Mr. Robin

March 20, 2014 - It is the first day of spring and look what I spotted today while on my first hike in weeks. There is still ice on the l...
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Can't Bear to Watch

March 17, 2014 - I found this image interesting with the goose hiding his head in the background as if he just can't watch the eagle make...
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A Prized Catch

March 14, 2014 - The lighting for this image wasn't ideal, which made editing the image difficult. There was harsh light on the eagle's h...
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Warm Winter Sunlight

March 13, 2014 - I love the warm light the sun casts across this bird even though it was bitterly cold out. Light is the photographer's f...
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Portrait of Intimidation

March 12, 2014 - The stare down here would intimidate anyone...such a presence that demands respect. Facebook
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Underbelly of the Beast

March 11, 2014 - This bird actually flew so close that I was forced to clip off most of the wings. While this isn't an ideal photo, I lik...
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Surrounded

March 10, 2014 - This image shows how these birds will surrounded another bird with a fish. The eagle sandwiched in the middle ended up d...
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Brighten the Blue Winter Landscape

March 10, 2014 - I love the warm colors of this bald eagle against the cold winter-scape along the Mississippi River. Facebook
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Eagle Close-up Action Scene

March 09, 2014 - Here is an interesting close-up of the eagle with a catch. Notice you can see the eagle's eye and the fish's eye. I also...
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Going for the Steal

March 08, 2014 - I love watching these eagles fight in the air for the fish. One bird will actually invert and try to grab the fish out o...
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A Winter Bald Eagle in Flight

March 08, 2014 - It feels good capturing clear, sharp images of eagles in flight or fishing, but I love it when I can capture them in the...
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Nature's Live Action Hero

March 07, 2014 - I had to share this one because I like the action pose. It isn't the sharpest, cleanest image I have but sometimes I go...
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Stoic Regalness

March 06, 2014 - I was thankful this bird sat and perched ford a long time in the late morning sun for me. He gave me a few poses but thi...
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Free Sailing

March 05, 2014 - I love when they fly low and hot like this in anticipation of grabbing a fish. They are really moving and keeping the ea...
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Flying Off with a Fresh Catch

March 04, 2014 - Here is another unique angle of a bald eagle with a fish. I really like the warm sun colors illuminating his back. I wis...
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Hovering Bald Eagle on the Mississippi

March 03, 2014 - This images seems to freeze the bald eagle as he hovers over the river with the view of Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississip...
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Mississippi River Bald Eagle in Flight

March 02, 2014 - I hope you all enjoy this image of a bald eagle flying over the Great Mississippi River...nothing is more majestic or pe...
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Coming for You!

March 01, 2014 - I can't quite describe the feeling you get when looking through the camera's viewfinder with a 400mm lens and you lock e...
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At Peace in Flight

February 28, 2014 - It must be an amazing feeling soaring like an eagle. I can only image how peaceful it must be gliding over beautiful cou...
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Sweet Success

February 27, 2014 - It is nice seeing a perfectly healthy bald eagle successfully catching a desperately needed winter meal. Well done bald...
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Eagle Flight Portrait

February 26, 2014 - I like capturing the eagle in flight with the wing as a backdrop for eagle's brilliant white head. It makes for a nice p...
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Attack Formation

February 25, 2014 - Such a beautiful bird even when they are in attack mode. They generate so much speed, can put on the breaks in split-mom...
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Eagle in Simple Elegance

February 24, 2014 - Every year I drive over to Lock and Dam 14, South of Le Clair, IA (only about a 2 hour drive for me). The eagles congreg...
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Eagle in a Wintery Scene

February 23, 2014 - A winter background is just right for this eagle to show off his catch in the midday sun. Feel free to share this post t...
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Admiring My Catch

February 23, 2014 - A unique angle of an eagle checking out his catch. Facebook
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Sunday Afternoon Fishing

February 23, 2014 - One of my favorite things to do on Sunday's is fish, but watching these birds fish in the afternoon sun on a cold, winte...
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A Closer Look into a Catch

February 22, 2014 - I do my best to try not to clip off wings in most shots but sometimes a closer crop gives a unique look at these birds a...
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Midwest Winter Eagle

February 22, 2014 - I really like the composition of this shot. The eagle's wings parallel the contour of the snowy hill and the tree tops....
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An American Symbol

February 22, 2014 - I've been under the weather with the flu bug the past couple of days, but am starting to feel a little bit better. I fig...
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Look of Anticipation

February 20, 2014 - Here is another one of my favorite eagle poses. I love the side view of the eagle leaning back and extending the talons...
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Intense Focus

February 19, 2014 - I love the intensity these birds bring. Their vision is so good and when they set their eyes on their targets you can al...
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Peeking Through

February 19, 2014 - I love this classic eagle pose...it is one of my favorites. Notice the eye is sharp and peering through wing feathers. T...
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Eagle Over Glistening Water

February 19, 2014 - There are certainly challenges to shooting on a bright, shiny day. This isn't exposed perfectly as the eagle is a bit da...
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Perfect Day to Soar

February 19, 2014 - One of the most breathtaking moments when watching bald eagles is seeing them soar in a clear, blue sky. It is a spectac...
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Is It Something I Said?

February 18, 2014 - I love to watch them interact. The call at each other, chase and fight each other for fish, and I believe they play with...
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Nature's Art in Motion

February 18, 2014 - Watching eagles soar, dive, and fish is like watching living art perform amazing tasks. They are simply beautiful with t...
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Trying to Make Friends

February 17, 2014 - It is important to look around for possible images. There were over 20 images in the tree, but over in the snow I notice...
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Lowered the Landing Gear

February 16, 2014 - This was my first image from today (2-16-14). I love when they lower their talons in preparation to land or catch their...
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Hold That Pose

February 15, 2014 - I really like this pose and angle of the eagle looking at his catch. I have side profiles of this pose, but this angle g...
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Dramatic Flair

February 15, 2014 - Even though he missed the fish, this juvenile sure demonstrated a flair for the dramatics. Wings spread, tail feathers a...
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Soaring By Rocky Shores

February 13, 2014 - I love the earthy tones of this image and the way they compliment the eagle's colors and markings. Once again, you get a...
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Eagle in a Black and White Landscape

February 12, 2014 - Many times I take an image with a plan for black and white processing in mind. This is one particular image. I remember...
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Huddled Up; Keeping Warm

February 12, 2014 - This was taken on one of those bitterly cold days when you just can't seem to keep warm. The little cardinal was huddled...
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Lean Into It

February 12, 2014 - A side profile of fishing moment as the eagle clutches the catch before taking off again. I like the composition and the...
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Smooth Operator

February 11, 2014 - A confident-looking eagle after grabbing a fresh meal. I cropped this image so that the eagle appears eye level to the v...
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Splash

February 10, 2014 - Capturing the moment the eagle hits the water...splash. Facebook
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How Low Can You Go?

February 10, 2014 - It is difficult to demonstrate in a photo, but I think this one comes close to showing how low and fast the eagles skim...
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The American Bald Eagle

February 09, 2014 - A head-on, closeup of The American Bald Eagle in flight. There aren't many words that can describe the feeling you get w...
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A Swing and a Miss

February 08, 2014 - Even the most mature and experienced eagles miss and come up empty sometimes. As a photographer, this is a reassuring...
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What a Wingspan

February 07, 2014 - Their wingspans are impressive and images like this really show off how amazing they are. At 6.5 to 7.5 feet their wings...
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Lining it Up

February 06, 2014 - Once again, I love when I get an opportunity to photograph the eagles flying right at me. Look at the concentration this...
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Beautiful Form

February 05, 2014 - Another eagle lining up his approach. He doesn't take his eye off his target and lines up the perfect angle. If it doesn...
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Up-close and Personal

February 05, 2014 - I really enjoy getting back home and uploading images to my computer to see them up close. I knew this eagle was flying...
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Illinois Winter Backroads

February 04, 2014 - In my quest to find the next wildlife image, I traverse these backroads clear or not. Needless to say, I love my 4-wheel...
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