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Cedar Waxwing In Flight

May 14, 2022 - I always enjoy watching these birds flock together, especially as they find some berries to mack on. I caught this one a...
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Prairie Warbler Series

May 05, 2022 - I've seen several prairie warblers now after never seeing one before this year for McLean County. These rare warblers ar...
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Beauty in Brookgreen Gardens

April 01, 2022 - Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina offered some of the most beautiful and picturesque views out of any organized garde...
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Intimate Moment Between Lesser Yellowlegs

December 21, 2021 - I love this moment I captured back in August of two lesser yellowlegs walking together in a flooded farm field. Many tim...
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Backlit Red-tailed Hawk in Flight

December 19, 2021 - A beautiful red-tailed hawk with wings spread to show off those sun-lit feathers. Such a dramatic pose for a beautiful h...
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Polyphemus Moth-8

December 09, 2021 - This polyphemus moth gave us a surprise. We had the plump, green caterpillar for quite a while in our butterfly house wa...
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Standing on the Mississippi

November 29, 2021 - This image was taken on an overcast day with mist on the water. I love the effect it gives to the images. This was take...
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Bald Eagle Black and White Beauty

November 18, 2021 - I'm a sucker for a high contrast black and white and when I can combine that with one of my favorite birds, it is magic.
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A Barn in a Bean Field

November 16, 2021 - This beautiful old barn was just begging to be photographed. The morning light was perfect and the clouds, shot at a lon...
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White-crowned Sparrow Glow

October 27, 2021 - I really like the airy, dreamy feel of this image of a White-crowned sparrow. Beautiful bird in a beautiful field.
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Golden-winged Warbler in the Fall

October 02, 2021 - This brilliant Golden-winged Warbler almost got by me without me getting an image. It is always nice to see one so vibra...
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As Dusk Nears

February 22, 2021 - I love these moments of the day just as the sun sets and the light is at its best. It is a magical and peaceful moment t...
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The Beauty of Seasons

January 18, 2021 - Remnants of Summer and Fall blanketed by Winter. I know Illinois weather can be difficult, unpredictable, and wreck havo...
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Great Blue Heron Enjoying Winter Peace

January 13, 2021 - A Great Blue Heron chilling in this peaceful winter cove made for a serene scene.
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Winter Oasis

January 06, 2021 - The sense of peace that comes over me when I find spots like this to think about my composition and camera settings whil...
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Deer in the Thickets

January 02, 2021 - I watched about 30 deer cross the street from the plowed fields to this amazingly lit prairie grass. I was patient and l...
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Field Catching the Light

December 22, 2020 - I couldn't pass up this grass field as it caught the sunlight at dusk.
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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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Stump Reflection

March 28, 2020 - Here is something a bit different...more along the line of fine art. I was watching for waterfowl and noticed this beaut...
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Doe in the Field

February 28, 2020 - A single doe in the field. The simplicity of this image is beautiful.
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Great Horned Owl at Dusk

February 24, 2020 - In my pursuit to get the best nature images possible, I sometimes get hung-up on the technical aspects of an image. Trul...
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Creating Art

February 19, 2020 - Here is an image of Grace capturing the magic of blue hour and me capturing the Magic of Art.
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Island of Red Leaves

November 11, 2018 - Such a pretty little scene on Dawson Lake of the island of trees with red leaves framed nicely by red leaves above.
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Canopy of Color

November 09, 2018 - Hiking these trails and soaking up the colors is such peaceful and relaxing experience. It is so important to stop and c...
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Beautiful Morning for a Jog

November 07, 2018 - A beautiful morning for a job with scenery.
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Magical Walk

November 06, 2018 - I must say, this was one of the prettiest little hikes I've taken in a long time. Central Illinois this time of year can...
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Fall Colors by the Water's Edge

November 05, 2018 - What a perfect little cove to sit and enjoy the colors. I love the colors in this scene, especially how the cool water t...
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Tranquil Fall Day

November 04, 2018 - I was able to get out Saturday morning for a little r&r with my camera and the fall colors. This has been one of the mos...
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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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Flying Art

January 09, 2018 - While a blue sky is always more desirable, I really like how this juvenile bald eagle contrasts against the white, cloud...
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Eagle's Look of Determination

March 25, 2016 - For me, there is nothing better than a dramatic black and white image, which isn't always easy to do with some of these...
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Juvenile Red-winged Blackbird

April 23, 2015 - For me, enjoying nature, is like browsing an art gallery. Each scene is an exhibit crafted by His hands and worthy of pa...
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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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Contemporary Art

August 17, 2013 - This image was made just outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. I have always appreciated and admired creati...
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Intimate Profile of an Eagle

February 20, 2013 - I've taken images of eagles in captivity before that were this close, but capturing an image of a wild bird this close a...
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