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Beautiful American Kestrel

December 03, 2021 - I locked eyes with this beautiful American Kestrel today. This is the smallest falcon and one of my favorite little bird...
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Beauty Along the Banks of the Mississippi

November 20, 2021 - Another blast from the past. I really hope I can get back to see these beautiful birds this winter along the Mississippi...
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Morning on the Open Prairie

October 24, 2021 - I was excited to be able to capture this image of an American Kestrel patrolling the prairie for breakfast just before s...
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American Redstart -2

September 02, 2021 - I'm seeing a bunch of American Redstarts lately, which means more and more warblers should be migrating through now. Her...
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Pretty Robin in a Juniper Tree

February 06, 2021 - One of my favorite little trees to check this time of year because it attracts all kinds of birds looking for food is th...
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Central Illinois Eagle

January 22, 2021 - I was able to escape for a little camera time this evening after school. I decided to venture out to the Mackinaw River...
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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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American Redstart Portrait

May 06, 2020 - So a couple of days ago I photographed and posted an American Redstart on a gloomy, rainy day. It wasn't a great image a...
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American Redstart

May 04, 2020 - Not my clearest image but one I had to share, none the less. While on one of the wet, soggy trails about 1.5 miles from...
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Lake Evergreen Juvenile Bald Eagle

April 26, 2020 - American Bald Eagle from this morning on Lake Evergreen. Two crows chased it off so I didn't get a lot of time to photog...
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American Coot Pair

April 11, 2020 - I finally got a decent image of the eye of an American Coot as he looked back into the even sun. Not the easiest bird to...
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American Coots on the Run

April 03, 2020 - Unfortunately many of these water fowl are easily spooked as was the case with these American Coots. As soon as I turned...
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Lake Evergreen Bald Eagle

March 26, 2020 - Here is a local eagle from Lake Evergreen this past week. This is a pretty heavy crop and it was pretty far away but I j...
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American Robin

March 16, 2020 - I love the early morning songs in early Spring from The American Robin and seeing them hopping around the lawn on a rain...
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Flight Before Sundown

December 27, 2017 - I love the dramatic lighting as the late sun was setting on this eagle flying over the Mississippi from last winter (Jan...
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B&W Eagle Pose

December 24, 2017 - From last season, this eagle provided a unique pose as he flew over. Once again, I really like this one in black and whi...
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Eagle with a Fish for Dinner

December 23, 2017 - This image was taken last winter of an eagle with a perfect size catch for a much needed meal. I can't wait to get back...
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Simply Beautiful Bald Eagle

December 18, 2017 - This was taken last January and I can't wait to get back to the Mississippi River this winter once the weather gets cold...
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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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Baldie in the Beautiful Blue

December 21, 2014 - This was from my first trip to the Mississippi River this year on Dec. 6th. I'm already looking forward to getting back...
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The Beauty of Soaring

December 13, 2014 - Just watching these eagles soaring with such ease is one of the most thrilling experiences for me as a nature photograph...
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Golden Light on a Soaring Eagle

December 10, 2014 - When these juvenile bald eagles turn just right into the golden hour sunlight, you are left in awe! The flash of gold th...
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Veteran's Tribute

November 10, 2014 - Here is an edit using one of my Mississippi bald eagle images taken as a silhouette and combined with the American Flag...
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A Happy Rescue

January 11, 2014 - Look at this face...she is one happy dog. Yes, she is smiling! Follow me on Facebook!
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Lounging

December 10, 2013 - It has been awhile since I've had time to post anything and it hasn't been because I haven't had much to photograph. Sev...
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Smile Pretty

September 02, 2013 - Okay, so this may be a face only we can love and appreciate, LOL. Whenever Faith gives us this look, we can't help but l...
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Awww?

August 31, 2013 - When you see this, you may say "Awwww", but when I see this I say, "What did you do?" She certainly has the art of puppy...
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Swimmer

June 24, 2013 - Look who enjoys the water! I never thought boxers were much for swimming but you can't keep Faith out of the lake when w...
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Boxer-American Bulldog

June 12, 2013 - An intent dog watching on as her kids play.
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Rewards of Pet Adoption

June 06, 2013 - Faith has been a great addition to our family. Everyday we learn a little more about her and she grows closer and more a...
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Big Stretch

June 01, 2013 - Sometimes you just need to stretch. Follow me on Facebook!
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American Bulldog-Boxer Stare

May 31, 2013 - Faith made her first trip to Springfield this past weekend and she did great. She is fitting right into our family nicel...
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I See You

May 16, 2013 - Okay, so it has been awhile since I've posted anything. Life happens and keeps our little family busy. I have lots of pu...
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Cone of Shame

May 09, 2013 - All of the puppies, except one, are with their forever families. Our house has been much quieter, but we do miss these c...
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Making Herself at Home

April 29, 2013 - Faith in one of the rockers watching some TV...I think she is feeling "at home". Follow me on Facebook!
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Have Mercy!

April 20, 2013 - Have Mercy...introducing Mercy! Mercy is the smallest of the litter, but we she isn't a runt. She is a sweet all white b...
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Introducing Piety!

April 20, 2013 - Introducing Piety! Piety is Joy's twin brother. He is a handsome puppy and likes to pick on his siblings. His growl is c...
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Introducing Devotion!

April 19, 2013 - Introducing Devotion! For the record, we didn't name him, the puppies were named for the fruits of the spirit in the bib...
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Introducing Charity!

April 18, 2013 - Introducing Charity! Charity is large and in charge. She is one of the larger puppies and was the most mobile from the d...
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Introducing Hope!

April 17, 2013 - Introducing Hope...our freckle-faced cutie. She has unique spots on her nose, pretty dark outlined ears, and a cute litt...
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Introducing Joy

April 16, 2013 - I would like to introduce Joy to the world. Joy enjoys growling and pouncing on her sisters and brothers, especially her...
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Puppy Dog Eyes

April 10, 2013 - I couldn't resist posting these puppy dog eyes this evening. Follow Me!
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Sitting Pretty

April 04, 2013 - Another image of Faith sitting in front of her puppies. This one shows a little more of her beautiful coat. She has a un...
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