Beautifully Backlit Great Egret

September 21, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The sun was heavily back-lighting this beautiful Great Egret making it difficult to get a good exposure, but I do love the rim lighting it gave. The lighting gave the bird some definition and separation from the bright sun-reflected water behind. The Great Egret had just dipped its beak into the water for a quick drink.
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Great Egret with a Fresh Catch

September 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful Great Egret at Lake Evergreen a couple of days ago (9/18) as it was fishing. It was fascinating watching it creep up on fish with its long neck stretched to the max and striking down and fast into the water. While violent, it was extremely beautiful and graceful to observe.
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Black-throated Green Warbler on the Attack

September 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The Black-throated Green Warbler wasted no time going after this unsuspecting insect that invaded its airspace.
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Late Summer Sunrise in Illinois

September 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
This morning's sunrise was as beautiful as ever with a striking dramatic sky. Love when the clouds reflect that fiery orange. The bean field in the foreground helped to reflect that same warmth and I got lucky to have a few birds fly into the scene. It was such a beautiful day today.
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Eastern Wood-Pewee-5

September 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I really enjoyed a 20 minute log photo session with this Eastern Wood-Pewee at Ewing park on 9/13/21. It has a perfect little perch and would dart off for insects and right back to the perch. I love watching flycatchers do this and it makes for getting some nice images. The other challenge was trying to get a high enough shutter speed to capture th...
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