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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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Bees Love the Sunflower

August 10, 2020 - It is always good seeing bees at work. They were loving this warm, sunlit sunflower.
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Brilliant Colors of a Sunflower

August 09, 2020 - When the sun hits the face of a sunflower, the results are brilliant! Amazing colors on this sunflower.
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Hummingbird Feeding on the Trumpet Vine before Sunset

August 07, 2020 - My in-laws have the most impressive trumpet vine growing over their pergola and the hummingbirds love it. I was able to...
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Playing in the Wildflowers

August 05, 2020 - I was photographing flowers and birds in my in-laws' garden when their sweet Sadie walked into the garden. I gave her a...
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1st Day of Summer

June 20, 2020 - My daughter and I made a short drive today to check on the status of some future photography locations and, while out, I...
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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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Eastern Meadowlark

June 05, 2020 - There were several Meadowlark's chirping away at Funk's Grove yesterday. I couldn't get a good view of them until this g...
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Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird In Flight

June 04, 2020 - I was so happy to see several ruby-throated humming birds buzzing around the grass fields of Funk's Grove again. I enjoy...
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Summer Tanager (Female)

May 28, 2020 - This is my first summer tanager and she came so close to me. I was sitting still and she landed on a limb about 6 feet a...
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Peaceful Memory

March 16, 2020 - Vacations are fun and exciting, but also busy and fast-paced. Moments like this one where you can soak in a sunset with...
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Sunny Afternoon Snack

March 16, 2020 - One of my favorite little birds to watch during the hot mid-summer months is the goldfinch. Their high-pitch chirp and t...
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Enjoying the Sea

July 13, 2018 - Hearing the waves crashing and gulls calling, seeing forever as the water meets the pink and blue sky, feeling the warm...
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Waves Crashing Under the Pier

July 10, 2018 - I was able to time the long exposure image for moments when the waves would crash against the columns of the pier, which...
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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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Under the Tybee Island Pier

July 09, 2018 - Despite the cloudy morning, I enjoyed the walk, sunrise, and photographic opportunities I was able to get on Tybee Islan...
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Pretty Morning on Tybee

July 07, 2018 - A long exposure landscape of the pier on Tybee Island Beach at Sunrise.
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Rocks on the Beach

July 06, 2018 - This image was taken just after sunrise on Tybee Island Beach in Savannah, Georgia. The previous day these rocks were we...
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How You Doing?

July 11, 2017 - How about this image of a male cardinal checking himself out? I found it quite funny as he kept cocking his head back an...
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Curious Little Hummingbird

September 13, 2016 - This little hummingbird and I made eye contact for just a split second and luckily I pressed the shutter button at the r...
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Common Buckeye Butterfly in Warm Light

September 10, 2016 - How about the warm glow of light on this Common Buckeye Butterfly? I'll take God's natural light any day of the week.
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Hummingbird in a Golden Wonderland

September 10, 2016 - It is pretty astounding to see the sun hit these fields creating a golden pasture. If you sit and just watch, you can se...
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Peering Wings of a Common Buckeye Butterfly

September 06, 2016 - Beautiful Buckeye Butterfly nestled in the allium blooms soaking in warm afternoon sunlight. The markings on the wings a...
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Liftoff

September 05, 2016 - There is something inspiring about watching these tiny hummingbirds go about their business. They are fast and fearless...
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Artful Monarch

August 06, 2015 - I've seen so many of these beautiful monarch butterflies this year. This was taken a few days back but today I looked ac...
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Goldfinch Looking Over His Shoulder

August 04, 2015 - This image really shows off this little birds vibrant colors. I love seeing these little birds this time of year.
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The Rockies at Dusk

August 02, 2015 - This image was made using 5 images to stitch together to form a panorama. Having lens options really comes in handy when...
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Enjoying Just Beeing

August 02, 2015 - While at the Denver Botanic Gardens, we saw lots of bees doing their thing on the flowers. I loved the colors and textur...
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A Colorado Hike

July 31, 2015 - Here is an image of the family out on a hike on the Gateway Mesa open Space. It was a beautiful mix of open flowering fi...
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American Water Lily

July 30, 2015 - On one of our trips into Denver, we took in the Denver Botanic Garden. We had to leave a bit early due to a popup storm...
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Looking for Trout in Colorado

July 29, 2015 - I love fishing and wouldn't mind trying to do more fly fishing in the future. This Colorado mountain stream makes for a...
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Brilliance of a Rocky Mountain Sunset

July 28, 2015 - No words can express how beautiful this is to watch in person. This was taken at Daniel's Park in Colorado on our last e...
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A Night Out in Denver

July 27, 2015 - We had a great "parent night" out one evening with my wife, her sister, and cousins to a comedy show in Denver. It was n...
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An Evening to Remember

July 26, 2015 - So I've said many times that an image can take you back to a place and time when the moment was captured forever preserv...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Warmth of Summer

August 18, 2013 - With the unusually mild temps, schools starting back up, and fantasy footballers organizing their drafts, we are approac...
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Late Summer Bloom

August 06, 2013 - The colors of summer are striking and by isolating a single bloom against a darker background really helps this bloom sh...
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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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Illinois Summer Scene

June 09, 2013 - As I drive around looking for specific nature, wildlife, or landscape images, I try to keep my mind open to anything tha...
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