Showing Off In Flight

February 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
One of the signs of early spring in our area are the numbers of ring-billed gulls fishing in the open waters of frozen lakes. I have 1000's of images of these birds soaring, fishing, and fighting each other and other birds for their catch. They can be quite entertaining as they are very acrobatic in the air and fun to watch dive into the water. Eve...
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Tufted Titmouse Bath Time-4

February 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
How cute is this tufted titmouse bathing in a puddle along the trail? It was enjoying the ice cold bath and then would shake until it looked like one of the spiky sweet gum balls that surrounded it on the ground.
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What a Sunset

February 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I was blessed with this incredible sunset on the way home from photographing birds at Lake Evergreen tonight. I pulled down a country road so I could pull over and this was the spot that spoke to me. I decided to make this a 3 image panoramic to capture the full beauty of the scene.
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Saturday Morning in Central Illinois

February 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The full moon was beautiful this morning. I found this sleepy little farm north of Bloomington, IL to make this image.
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Texture

February 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I was struck by the various examples of texture in this scene. The board of the dock leading into the rocks and prairie grass followed by the trees and incredible clouds. All of these layers demonstrate a rich variety of texture.
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