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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mighty Mississippi Eagle

February 06, 2014 - A nice view of an eagle in flight showing off. They sure know how to put on a show...the whole scene is amazing. A legen...
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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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On Cruise Control

February 03, 2014 - Eagles make it look ease soaring like they have the cruise control on. Fast, effective, and they look cool doing it. I l...
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A Little Color During a Cold Winter

February 02, 2014 - I made this image during my walk today. I love images of cardinals in winter. I even told Julie, my wife, as I went out...
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Chickadee with a Winter Snack

February 02, 2014 - This is one of my favorite winter birds. I love their curious little personalities, how the dart here and there, and the...
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That's It?

February 01, 2014 - I can just imagine this juvenile bald eagle thinking, "All that work for this?" These are the sizes they typically put i...
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Young Eagle in Action

January 31, 2014 - An action shot of this young juvenile bald eagle doing work on the Mississippi River. The evening sun was lighting him u...
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Proud Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 30, 2014 - I have several more keeper images of juvenile bald eagle's this year. I know that some don't find them as beautiful as m...
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Built-In Fish Hooks

January 30, 2014 - The talons in this shot are intense. They remind me of a set of very sharp fishing hooks, which I guess they...still ver...
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Eagle Portrait

January 29, 2014 - A simple, in-flight eagle portrait for tonight and yes that is a little bit of blood on the beak. It just makes him look...
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Showing off His Catch

January 28, 2014 - Here is an eagle showing off his catch and flying into your living rooms. If you enjoy my work, please follow my Faceboo...
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Head On with a Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 28, 2014 - Anytime I get a sharp image of one of these birds flying right at me, I'm happy. This Juvenile was flying pretty fast...
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Post Office Pose

January 28, 2014 - This is a very common eagle pose as the eagle drops in towards the water after he spots his catch. It reminds me of the...
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Smooth Flying

January 28, 2014 - The eagles fly close to the water, near rocks, through tree limbs and in close proximity to each other. It is quite incr...
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Patrolling the Rocky Shores

January 27, 2014 - This Eagle has his "landing gear" down in preparation for a fish. This is one of those signs I've learned to watch for w...
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Soaring On Eagle's Wings

January 27, 2014 - I love the mood of this image. Anytime I capture warm and cool tones together in an image, I love the results. It makes...
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Flying in Hot

January 27, 2014 - I never get tired of these fishing shots. It is such a dramatic event and one of the most amazing things to witness firs...
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Banking Left

January 26, 2014 - Here is a unique angle that I haven't captured before. This eagle was banking left to turn back towards me but as he ban...
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A Perfect Snack

January 25, 2014 - This happens quite often when they transfer their catch to their beaks. This is the perfect snack-sized fish for this bi...
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A Focused Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 25, 2014 - This is probably one of my best Juvenile bald eagle images. They have always been tricky for me to get focus and exposur...
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The Speed of Eagles

January 25, 2014 - Not technically the sharpest image I have, but I love the sense of motion this image gives. An eagle flying low over the...
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Juvenile Showing Good Form

January 25, 2014 - Watching the juvenile's fish can be entertaining. Their catch rate isn't always as high as the mature bald eagles. I saw...
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Look of Confidence

January 24, 2014 - It almost looks like this eagle is smiling after getting himself a nice catch. It has to feel good to be rewarded for al...
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My Good Side

January 24, 2014 - I swear this eagle flew by me showing off his right side on purpose as if the say, "hey man, make sure you catch my good...
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Eagle Incoming

January 24, 2014 - I've been under the weather today...sinus headaches are no fun. Hopefully editing a few eagle images tonight will help....
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See Food

January 24, 2014 - "See Food"....see what I did there? I love taking photos and finding out later that I caught a mid-air expression or int...
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Hang time

January 23, 2014 - After the eagle makes a sharp bank into the wind, they sometimes appear to hover as the wind holds them in place. It giv...
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Eagle Attack

January 23, 2014 - The response to my Eagle images has been both overwhelming and rewarding. I can't express how great it feels to have so...
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Power and Motion

January 22, 2014 - I'm really happy with this image. It is an example of knowing the camera and making the image look how I want it too. I...
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Plucked from the Mississippi

January 22, 2014 - Another successful fish plucked from the Mississippi River...another fresh dinner for this eagle. When it gets colder ou...
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Beauty in Flight

January 21, 2014 - I had to post one more tonight. This one really shows off the landscape along the Mississippi. Pretty snow-covered hills...
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Locked On

January 21, 2014 - I have taken many eagle images the past two seasons and with each trip I feel I get better technically and artistically...
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Midwest Bald Eagle

January 21, 2014 - Here is an image from yesterday when the sun peaked out for a few. I was happy to catch this eagle in front of this back...
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Once Endangered

January 18, 2014 - I really like this image. It represents nature, our planet, its beauty, and hope for its future. The sun had almost set...
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