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Green Heron in Good Light

June 06, 2024 - I always consider myself lucky to find Green Herons and especially lucky when I find them in good light. They typically...
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Banking Great Blue Heron

June 05, 2024 - I thought this image of a Great Blue Heron banking as he was about to land, gave a unique perspective and view of its ma...
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Juvenile Male Purple Martin on a Perch

June 05, 2024 - I enjoyed photographing this juvenile male purple martin while it was sitting still on a perch. This one has a few spots...
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Male Purple Martin Flyover

June 04, 2024 - Purple Martins are my dad's favorite bird and I always enjoy watching them fly. They offer several challenges when it co...
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Great Blue Heron Through the Reeds

June 03, 2024 - After a pesky Red-winged blackbird chased this Great Blue Heron off, I was able to track him through the reeds right in...
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Front Row Seat to Nature

June 03, 2024 - How about this scene? A Great Blue Heron minding his own business while a Red-winged Black Bird is landing on his back t...
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What a Look

June 02, 2024 - We locked eyes and I got this image. Interesting look he has going on here. I think he is sticking his tongue out or may...
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Red-winged Blackbird on a Reed

June 02, 2024 - I appreciate the simplicity of this image. I love the contrast of the red-winged blackbird against the white backdrop of...
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Red-winged Blackbird in Flight

May 31, 2024 - Red-winged blackbirds were all over the place at Tipton Park. I had some fun practicing my birds-in-flight images. Not a...
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Mom's Always Watching

May 29, 2024 - I wasn't even that close to this little family but the mom was very aware that I was there. Look at the cute little swan...
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Mute Swan and her Cygnets

May 29, 2024 - I was blessed by this scene at Tipton park today. I never managed to get super close to the cygnets but I'm happy with t...
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Blue Jay Flyover

October 21, 2021 - While photographing the Osprey on Lake Bloomington, this Blue Jay flew over trying to steal the show. Valiant effort lit...
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Lake Bloomington Osprey with a Fish

October 03, 2021 - As I was driving around Lake Bloomington, I noticed the Osprey was out circling over the lake. By the time I got to the...
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Black-throated Green Warbler Approaching a White Oak Tree

September 28, 2021 - This black-throated green warbler would hop from branch to branch in this white oak tree, but when it did, it would hove...
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Red-tailed Hawk Flyby

September 27, 2021 - I had this great look of a red-tailed hawk as it flew by. The shot wasn't easy to get with the back light and how fast t...
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Eastern Wood-Pewee-5

September 17, 2021 - I really enjoyed a 20 minute log photo session with this Eastern Wood-Pewee at Ewing park on 9/13/21. It has a perfect l...
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Vibrant Canada Warbler

September 14, 2021 - I was so excited that this little Canada Warbler popped out of the leaves to give me a good look. I usually don't get a...
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Posing Scarlet Tanager

May 24, 2021 - I was in awe of this posing scarlet tanager in beautiful evening light last Wednesday. Despite having vibrant colors, he...
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Red-eyed Vireo Among the Honeysuckle

May 23, 2021 - I was happy to just enough light on the eye of this pretty vireo to see the red. Such a sweet little bird surrounded by...
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Mute Swan Family

June 12, 2020 - This is a series of images of a mute swan family. the images are heavily cropped as I kept a safe distance to give them...
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Black-throated Green Warbler

May 17, 2020 - Another warbler with pretty colors and markings is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I was happy to get this one image b...
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Magnolia Warbler

May 17, 2020 - Over the past week, I've seen so many little Magnolia Warblers. Here are just a few images of my collection. Such pretty...
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Orange Crowned Warbler

May 16, 2020 - Here is an orange crowned warbler. Many times I have a sore neck after a day of looking for these warblers. Here is a go...
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Golden-winged Warbler

May 13, 2020 - Another beautiful warbler from earlier today and another first for me is this Golden-winged Warbler. I feel very fortuna...
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Shy White-eyed Vireo

May 13, 2020 - I'm pretty excited to get an image of a first for me...the White-eyed Vireo. What a beautiful bird and I didn't even kno...
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

May 11, 2020 - I feel like there have been so many rose-breasted grosbeaks this year. I've even had several on my feeders. This particu...
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A Beautiful Whitetail

May 09, 2020 - I just love the warm light on this Whitetail Deer. She was eating and didn't seem too upset by me strolling by and takin...
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Eastern Bluebird Perched

May 07, 2020 - A pretty little side profile of this nicely perched Eastern Bluebird.
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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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Solar Eclipse Over Bloomington Illinois

August 21, 2017 - An image of the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 as seen over Bloomington, IL. Unfortunately we had some clouds and ra...
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Lake Evergreen Common Loon

April 10, 2014 - I've been wanting to get a better image of one of these beautiful migratory birds. This isn't the best image, but I'll t...
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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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Winter Deer

December 30, 2012 - This was taken earlier this morning. I have been really busy lately and haven't taken time to shoot landscapes or nature...
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