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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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Old Barn Basking in a Sunset

August 24, 2015 - The most ordinary things take on an amazing glow in the right light. This old barn can look dark, drab, brown, burnt, gr...
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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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John Deere in the Back Fields

August 09, 2015 - This tractor was parked along a tree line behind some fields screaming to have its image taken. I knew as I was taking t...
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A Talk With a View

July 25, 2015 - Nothing makes me happier than to see my kids hanging out together and enjoying nature. What a view to just sit and talk...
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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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Perfect Summer Day in Chicago

June 15, 2015 - We took our daughter and her friend to Chicago last week as part of my daughter's birthday wish and we couldn't ask for...
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The Pitcher

June 05, 2015 - My son wanted to pitch this year and worked hard as he entered his second year of kid-pitch baseball to gain control and...
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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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Family Holiday Movie Time

December 14, 2014 - Here is a little look into an evening at the Marcy Manor watching "A Christmas Story", which has become a holiday tradit...
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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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Early Morning Turkey

November 23, 2014 - With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I'd upload this image of a turkey I took back in September. I wish e...
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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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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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Howling on Halloween

November 03, 2014 - My son loves everything about Halloween...decorating the house, getting the costume, scaring people, giving out candy an...
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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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A Fall Doe

October 04, 2014 - While hiking a week ago, I was lucky to come across this pretty doe around one of the trail curves. She allowed me this...
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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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A Portrait of our Pup

August 11, 2014 - I was playing around with my camera and off-camera flash this evening and came out with this pretty portrait of our "bea...
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The Stormy Rockies

August 10, 2014 - When we were in Colorado, it stormed just about every afternoon from 3:00 pm on. I joked with my family that I wasn't ab...
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Temmile Range

August 06, 2014 - This pretty panoramic is of Tenmile Range as seen from Dillon Reservoir. I love the how the warm, earthy colors of the m...
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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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A Morning in the Rockies

July 30, 2014 - We just returned from a wonderful family vacation to the great Rocky Mountains in beautiful Colorado, which explains why...
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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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The Painted Skies of a Storm

July 15, 2014 - I've seen sunrise and sunset images where the skies look like a paining, but I've grown to appreciate the skies during a...
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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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My What Teeth You Have

July 08, 2014 - Zenda, the male lion at Brookfield Zoo, is a beast! His teeth are massive and look how far he can open those jaws! What...
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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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A Loving Nudge

July 07, 2014 - This is the 2nd image I've shared from the interaction between Jasiri and her 1 year old calf, Potoka, at Brookfield Zoo...
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4th of July 2014 on Lake Petersburg

July 06, 2014 - It was another successful year of fireworks on my parents home lake in Petersburg, IL. We had a great time with family a...
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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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The Very Beautiful Anana

July 02, 2014 - I love seeing the polar bears at Brookfield Zoo; simply amazing animals. Beautiful Anana looked right at me for a quick...
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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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Playing with the Photographer

July 01, 2014 - Here is a fun image for everyone to check out and feel free to add your own interpretation. As I was photographing the B...
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A Mother's Love

June 30, 2014 - My image this evening is a tribute to my incredible, loving wife and mother to our three little zoo animals. There are v...
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Whirl the Amur Tiger

June 30, 2014 - We had fun watching Whirl playing in the water in her exhibit at Brookfield Zoo this past weekend. She is absolutely bea...
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Alpha Wolf

June 30, 2014 - This Mexican Gray Wolf is in a howling pose showing off his alpha status. These Mexican Gray Wolves at Brookfield are pr...
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Mexican Gray Wolf

June 29, 2014 - For those that know me well, know wolves are my favorite wild animal. I've always appreciated their family, pack-orienta...
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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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Midwest Storm at Dusk

June 21, 2014 - I haven't been able to photograph the storms that have been rolling through lately, in fact this is my first landscape i...
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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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Great Grandma's Wren

June 17, 2014 - This little wren lives in my parent's mailbox and gives his warning calls whenever you walk by, which is fine because wh...
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Time on the Beach

June 16, 2014 - So I took several photos of Faith on the beach this weekend and some are quite humorous, but I thought I'd post this pro...
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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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Last Song of the Evening

June 07, 2014 - I really like this silhouette of an unmistakable cardinal seeing his evening song. You can almost hear him singing as yo...
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Cousin Divas

June 05, 2014 - My daughter and my niece sure love each other. We went to the sprinkler park today to enjoy the beautiful weather and it...
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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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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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