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American Bald Eagle in Flight

February 18, 2018 - A simple flyover of an American Bald Eagle. The sky isn't blue, the bird isn't light in pretty golden light, and the pos...
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Eagle in the Wild

February 16, 2018 - A pretty scene as an eagle flies over the Mississippi River...free as can be!
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On Your Mighty Wings

February 15, 2018 - Beautiful, iconic bird soaring in blue skies...can't ask for a better moment than that. I just wish the sun and blue ski...
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Gliding Over a Foggy River

February 14, 2018 - I love this moment caught of a bald eagle gliding over the glassy Mississippi River on a foggy day. The light may be poo...
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Pretty Tail Feathers

February 11, 2018 - Here is a beauty of an eagle and I especially love the tail feathers still showing black tips and not completely white y...
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Eagle Almost Made me Duck

February 10, 2018 - When looking through the camera viewfinder through a longer lens you track the bird and before you know it they are dire...
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I Think I Caught It

February 09, 2018 - I love when bald eagles take a look to make sure they caught their fish, get a better grip, and sometimes transfer the f...
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Eagle Beauty

February 08, 2018 - When an eagle flies by looking this beautiful, I have no choice but to take a photo.
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Back-lit Eagle over Mississippi River Waters

February 07, 2018 - Sometimes I have to take what nature and lighting give me. This bald eagle was fishing to my right with the sun back-lig...
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Flare for the Dramatics

February 06, 2018 - Check out the markings and color of this juvenile bald eagle...so dramatic! I love how the feathers are all flared out....
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Portrait of a Fishing Eagle

February 06, 2018 - A simple black and white portrait of an extraordinary bird. I just love capturing these moments of the bald eagles fishi...
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Concealing the Catch

February 04, 2018 - This eagle flew directly over me with a fish. It is funny watching them fly as fast as they can back to a tree to eat be...
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Reflection Through the Mississippi Mist

February 03, 2018 - Despite the fog and heavy crop, I feel this turned out to be a nice image of a bald eagle flying low above the icy cold...
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Eagle Fishing in Black and White (Dramatic Edit)

February 02, 2018 - I love the drama and action of this image but with the overcast skies, I struggled with the original image. As soon as I...
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Giving me a Look

February 01, 2018 - I made several images as this eagle flew in front of me but this one moment (a split second) I opened the shutter just a...
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Smooth Moves

January 31, 2018 - I caught this eagle as he was banking hard right. I love how smooth these birds operate in the air; turning on a dime an...
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Stunning Eagle Flyby

January 30, 2018 - Love when they fly by at eye level! Such a beautiful bird with a mighty presence makes for an amazing sight.
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Putting on an Air Show

January 29, 2018 - I thought this was a cool moment of an eagle soaring over the Mississippi River with 3 geese watching the air show. It i...
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Missed his Fish in the Fog

January 28, 2018 - I shared this image more so for the moment than the clarity of the image. The mist on the Mississippi River reduces the...
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Cruising the Mississippi River Banks

January 27, 2018 - I love this pose as the eagle turns and gives us a view of the wings and tail feathers completely flared. A beautiful si...
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Changing Directions

January 26, 2018 - This is a pretty cool Eagle image showing the wings and tail feathers shift as this bird is changing flight paths. I lov...
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The Gaze of an Eagle

January 25, 2018 - I'm really liking some of these eagle in flight images against the natural white backgrounds (the clouds). It is almost...
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Eagle Landscape in the Mist

January 24, 2018 - I caught this eagle as he was navigating over the Mississippi River mist back to a tree to eat his fish. I love the Miss...
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Strong Eagle

January 23, 2018 - I love the strength of this pose showing off how solid this bird is and yet flies so gracefully over the water.
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Caught My Attention

January 22, 2018 - Something caught this eagle's attention, which worked out perfectly for my photo. I love the view we get of the fanned t...
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The Great North American Bald Eagle

January 21, 2018 - I just had to get this flyover as it was one of the rare moments that the clouds let the blue sky show. I love that litt...
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Piercing the Mississippi Mist

January 20, 2018 - Here is a bald eagle sailing just above the Mississippi River among the mist looking for the opportunity to fish. I will...
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Profile of an Eagle Flyby

January 19, 2018 - I was treated to this close-up flyby of an eagle with a fish under the tail feathers. Once again, no blue skies but begg...
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A Beautiful Catch

January 18, 2018 - My creative edit of a bald eagle making a beautiful catch from the Mississippi River. The skies were gray, the water was...
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Fishing Through the Sea Smoke

January 17, 2018 - I love the atmosphere of this image. While far from perfect shooting conditions, the "sea smoke" that covered that cover...
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Capturing the Catch

January 15, 2018 - Capturing this single moment is one of the most challenging things to photograph when photographing these eagles fishing...
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Beautiful Eagle Dive

January 14, 2018 - One of the rare moments that the sun tried to peak through the clouds while an eagle was active and I was ready with the...
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Foggy Fishing on the Mississippi

January 13, 2018 - Cold, misty, foggy, and bright all all ways I could describe this moment on the Mississippi River. It sure makes shootin...
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Moment of Truth

January 12, 2018 - The moment of truth for this young eagle as he lunges for a fish in the icy cold Mississippi River. I went with a silhou...
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Young Eagle with a Fish in the Fog

January 11, 2018 - This proud juvenile bald eagle just plucked a nice fish from the misty, cold river. The mist/fog just above the water ad...
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Eagle Fishing Sequence on a Foggy Day

January 10, 2018 - Here is something a little different. I wanted to put a couple of images together to show a brief fishing sequence. Once...
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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 Jaw Drop

January 08, 2018 - This is an image of a jaw dropping flyover of a magnificent bald eagle with an impressive catch. I just love the express...
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American Treasure the Eagle

January 07, 2018 - I could never tire of watching an American Bald Eagle fishing in the morning. Power, grace, precision, and beauty all on...
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Eagle Fishing is a Thing of Beauty

January 06, 2018 - An artful edit of this beautiful eagle about to catch a fish. Once again, the overcast skies didn't compliment the color...
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Aerial Magician

January 05, 2018 - Here is another Mississippi River Bald Eagle taken on 1-4-18. Due to the cloudy day, the skies behind the eagle were bri...
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Golden Gift

January 05, 2018 - Here is my second edit from my trip to the Mississippi River yesterday. Imagine -20 windchills and scanning the landscap...
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Eagle Locked On

January 04, 2018 - I really like this eagle's side profile as it is locked on to a fish. The eagle contrasts nicely against the smooth hori...
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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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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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Little Burglar

June 20, 2017 - Busted this baby burglar raccoon as he fed on seed in the feeder tray at Funk's Grove.
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Bottoms Up

August 23, 2016 - My in-laws planted sunflowers in their garden this year and the gold finches are loving the fresh seeds. Such a beautifu...
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Quite the Fish

December 27, 2015 - Here is another image from last February on the Mississippi River. I'm happy to have so many unedited images still from...
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A Thing of Beauty

December 21, 2015 - Here is another image from last season (February to be exact). Seeing them fish sure is a thing of beauty to behold. The...
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Ruby-Throated Beauty

August 10, 2015 - These little birds are a pleasure to watch. It is quite remarkable how they zip around the wildflowers so easily and dri...
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Dropping in to Say Hi

August 05, 2015 - The hummingbird can be quite difficult to photograph due to how fast they move and how small they are, but they are so m...
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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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Does He See Me?

August 03, 2015 - In my pursuit of hummingbirds this past weekend, I photographed several of these golden finches...my youngest son's favo...
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The Beautiful Ruby Throated Hummingbird

August 01, 2015 - I went out today (August 1st) in an attempt to get some nice images of this fast moving little bird. I was rewarded by s...
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Says Phoebe with a Bee

August 01, 2015 - So I was even able to get my bird fix while in Colorado. I didn't go searching for birds but I did try to take photos on...
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An Eagle on the Mississippi

February 26, 2015 - There are many sights to behold in this world and watching an eagle soaring out over the Mississippi during the winter m...
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Eagle with Impeccable Form

February 25, 2015 - Eagles are incredible birds created perfectly to fly at great speeds, catch prey, and to, simply, inspire! Facebook
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Pretty Pelican Pose

February 24, 2015 - Well it isn't an eagle as many have moved on from their Mississippi River fishing grounds, but the pelicans are starting...
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Fishing in the Morning Fog

December 07, 2014 - Yesterday morning was a bit foggy on the river when I arrived and the sun was just starting to come out. The morning sun...
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Fishing Juvenile Bald Eagle

December 06, 2014 - I took my first trip back to the Mississippi River this winter today to scout things out and I was just dieing to get ba...
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Foraging for Winter

November 25, 2014 - Here is what many of my favorite winged creatures are doing right now...preparing for winter. This was one of several tu...
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Singing Into the Blue

July 19, 2014 - Indigo buntings are so pretty and I've seen more this summer than I've seen my entire life. They seem to be everywhere....
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Orchard Oriol in the Brush

July 16, 2014 - This morning I found this male orchard oriole hanging out in this thick brush. He is a little wet from the morning dew,...
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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 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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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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Great Grandma's Wren

June 17, 2014 - This little wren lives in my parent's mailbox and gives his warning calls whenever you walk by, which is fine because wh...
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Spring Chickadee

May 10, 2014 - The chickadee is one of my favorite little birds. This guy landed just long enough for a quick photo among this tree's S...
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Sing Loud this Easter Morning

April 19, 2014 - "Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time." Martin Lu...
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Smooth Operator

February 11, 2014 - A confident-looking eagle after grabbing a fresh meal. I cropped this image so that the eagle appears eye level to the v...
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Splash

February 10, 2014 - Capturing the moment the eagle hits the water...splash. Facebook
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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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The American Bald Eagle

February 09, 2014 - A head-on, closeup of The American Bald Eagle in flight. There aren't many words that can describe the feeling you get w...
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What a Wingspan

February 07, 2014 - Their wingspans are impressive and images like this really show off how amazing they are. At 6.5 to 7.5 feet their wings...
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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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Fishing Along the Banks of the Mississippi

January 03, 2014 - It was a long and very cold day today photographing the bald eagles. The lighting wasn't good most of the day and the ea...
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Sweet Little House Wren

July 17, 2013 - I have a cute story about this sweet little wren. My in-laws live in the country so I love visiting their garden and lan...
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Eastern Kingbird

June 15, 2013 - The Eastern Kingbird is a really cool summer bird in Illinois. They eat insects and look really cool as they fly over fi...
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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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Perfect Form

February 18, 2013 - It is amazing to think about what all has to happen for these eagles to be able to grab fish. It is a perfect blend of c...
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Showing Off

February 02, 2013 - This bird seemed to fly by with one wing up to show off his fresh kill. I'm glad he did! FACEBOOK
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Putting on the Brakes

January 27, 2013 - This is an image that I've really wanted to capture ever since seeing these birds fly to and away from these trees. Many...
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Golden Hour Bald Eagle

January 26, 2013 - Capturing this moment at the perfect time of day with the warm golden hour sun felt really good. The light couldn't have...
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Look Before Turning

January 18, 2013 - I have so many Bald Eagle images from my last trip to the Mississippi River, but the fun part is finding the various uni...
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Winter Stroll

January 16, 2013 - At first glance you see a nice winter scene with ice on the lake and bare trees, but after looking more closely, you can...
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Cardinal in the Snow

January 02, 2013 - A cardinal in the winter is probably one of the most beautiful sights. Their red seems to stand out among the winter won...
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