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Rural Texture

November 14, 2021 - My thinking as I went about this image...I really wanted to show off the textures of this scene with the harvested field...
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Tucked into the Trees

November 08, 2021 - Beautiful scene of a barn tucked in among the colorful Autumn trees.
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Autumn in the Pasture

November 07, 2021 - This scene caught my eye as I was driving around McLean County in Late October. The trees were starting to change more a...
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Late October in Central Illinois

November 04, 2021 - Just a simple, yet beautiful, panoramic view of harvested fields in the Midwest in late October at sunrise.
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Young Buck Springing Through the Beans

July 09, 2021 - I estimate this young buck cleared 4 rows of beans per leap. Impressive leaping ability!
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What a Sunset

February 27, 2021 - I was blessed with this incredible sunset on the way home from photographing birds at Lake Evergreen tonight. I pulled d...
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Lurking in the Grass

February 09, 2021 - So I went for a rural drive tonight to see if I could find some pretty winter landscapes to photograph. I went East of t...
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Tufted Titmouse on a Snowy Branch

January 05, 2021 - Today is National Bird Day which, naturally, calls for a bird image. Here is one of my favorite little birds to watch in...
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Red Barn in the Midwest Tundra

January 04, 2021 - I've always been a sucker for red barns and this one caught my eye among the fields of snow and trees of ice.
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Songs of Summer by a Song Sparrow

August 29, 2020 - Beautiful morning, beautiful colors, and a beautiful song. I'm going to miss summer.
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Finding Light in the Shadows

August 28, 2020 - Sometimes the image is found in the shadows. Look for the light in all places...it is there if you look.
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Monarch on a Milkweed

August 27, 2020 - Monarchs and Milkweed - they just go together.
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King of the Field

August 25, 2020 - I loved watching this male gold finch in the sunflower field. There were many birds around but this gold finch sure seem...
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Standing Out

August 24, 2020 - This sunflower wasn't afraid to stand out and shine bright.
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Craving the Morning Light

August 22, 2020 - On a cool, damp, foggy morning, a sunflower stands tall craving the sun's warm light.
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Sneaky Coyote on the Banks of the Mackinaw

August 21, 2020 - As I was photographing the sunflowers atop the bluff along the Mackinaw River, I peeked over the side and spotted this c...
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Hummingbird and Butterfly- Sharing is Caring

August 20, 2020 - How about this cute photo of a ruby-throated hummingbird and a monarch butterfly sharing a single milkweed bloom. It was...
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Sunflower Dew

August 16, 2020 - Make sure to zoom in on this one. There was a thick layer of morning dew when I took this image along with a blanket of...
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Patrolling the Sunflower Field

August 15, 2020 - Another image of the indigo bunting I shared from yesterday as he was hopping around in this sunflower field. Again, I f...
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Indigo Bunting on a Sunflower

August 14, 2020 - I went out yesterday morning with the intention of taking some landscape images, but this beautiful little bird made me...
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Sunflowers at Sunrise

August 13, 2020 - This morning was absolutely beautiful. It was a crisp 64 degrees, dew covering everything, a slight fog hovering over so...
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American Water-lily

June 18, 2020 - While I didn't have the best light, I love this intimate image of a water-lily closing up for the evening. As I took thi...
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Sunset on Emerson Road

June 16, 2020 - One of my favorite things about the Midwest are the sunsets. This sunset was taken at my in-laws' house on Emerson Rd.,...
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First Sunset of Spring

March 19, 2020 - With the rain clouds all day, I didn't think there was even a chance for getting a sunset tonight, but the first day of...
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A Winter Day in March

March 17, 2020 - An image from Saturday March 14th. Nothing like a 3-5 inch snow in March. A Sunset from Sunday, March 15th, a day aft...
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Pretty Doe at Sunset

March 17, 2020 - I caught this doe eating along the roadside as the sun was setting. In fact there wasn't much light left. I have been ve...
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Red-headed Woodpecker

December 30, 2019 - Check out this scruffy looking Red-headed Woodpecker. It has been awhile since I hiked Merwin Nature Preserve, but Julie...
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Savannah Live Oaks

July 09, 2018 - One of my favorite scenes in Savannah was the moss-covered live oak road leading to the Wormsloe Plantation. This gravel...
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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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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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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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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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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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Peaceful, Winter Drive at Sunset

January 01, 2014 - Winter skies can offer some of the most beautiful backdrops for the most familiar Midwest views. I love the peace that w...
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Country Simplicity

June 18, 2013 - Sometimes the decision to go black and white or stay color is difficult. I love a good black and white image. It takes a...
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The Hitchhiker

June 10, 2013 - This poor horse kept getting pestered by the red-winged blackbird while he was eating. I really liked the summer feel of...
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Pop Up in Rows

June 04, 2013 - I love seeing all of the green popping up around us, especially the crops. The rural countryside is full of life right n...
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Room to Run

June 03, 2013 - I pass this pasture of beautiful horses almost every time I go out to take photos. I always think about stopping but the...
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