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Blue Jay on a Spring Day

May 30, 2022 - Simple portrait of a Blue Jay on a Spring Day.
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Hooded Warbler at Hidden Creek Trail

May 05, 2022 - What better on a cool, spring day? A Hoodie? This Hooded Warbler series was taken of a vibrant hooded warbler at Hidden...
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Prairie Warbler in a Crabapple Tree

April 30, 2022 - I went out in the storms and rain this morning with the hopes of getting to see some warblers and especially the prairie...
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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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Warm Colors on a Cool Morning

November 28, 2021 - There is nothing like sunrise colors on a cool morning to warm the heart.
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Swamp Sparrow's Brilliant Colors

November 12, 2021 - The colors and tones on the back feathers of this swamp sparrow are simply amazing.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler in the Prairie

November 09, 2021 - I love the isolation and colors on this little yellow-rumped warbler as it sits on a stem back dropped by beautiful prai...
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Autumn Colors have Arrived

October 31, 2021 - And just like that....the Autumn colors have arrived in Central Illinois. This was taken on Lake Evergreen. There are sp...
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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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Northern Flicker's Flashy Colors

October 05, 2021 - I absolutely love catching a norther flicker with its wings spread in good light. They have such brilliant colors.
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White-breasted Nuthatch in Autumn

October 02, 2021 - I had just finished hiking one of the trails out at Dawson Lake and was getting ready to leave. As I was closing the car...
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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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Blackburnian Warbler Wings Up

September 15, 2021 - I caught this blackburnian warbler just as it landed on this limb showing off the beautiful colors and markings on its s...
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Golden-winged in Golden Light

September 09, 2021 - This beautiful golden-winged warbler gave a very nice pose looking into the light.
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Mourning Warbler

September 05, 2021 - I was very excited to find this mourning warbler this morning on a very nice and cool day. With the crisp 59 degree in t...
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Morning in Castlewood Canyon

August 09, 2021 - Castlewood Canyon was a pretty cool state park not far from Castle Rock. The bluffs were beautiful and the plants and bi...
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Storming on the Plains

July 02, 2021 - One of the many waves of storms that pushed through Central Illinois last week.
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Portrait of a Female Blue Grosbeak

July 01, 2021 - I spent another evening with this Blue Grosbeak pair as they worked hard catching insects and taking them to their fledg...
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Indigo Bunting Peeking Through the Wildflowers

June 22, 2021 - There were so many indigo buntings patrolling the wooded areas near the Mackinaw River in Tazewell County today. I was h...
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Bluejay with a Bug

June 19, 2021 - Going through some images I took this spring and I came across this one of a bluejay that had been hopping around on the...
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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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Inquisitive Cardinal

May 18, 2021 - I love when a bird poses for me. Usually I only get a second or two before they fly off, hop to another branch, or duck...
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Chestnut-sided Warbler Basking in the Glow

May 15, 2021 - Life has been busy and full lately, which has limited my ability and energy to get out and enjoy the spring migration. Y...
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What a Sunset

February 27, 2021 - I was blessed with this incredible sunset on the way home from photographing birds at Lake Evergreen tonight. I pulled d...
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Texture

February 26, 2021 - I was struck by the various examples of texture in this scene. The board of the dock leading into the rocks and prairie...
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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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Snowy Field Sunset

February 20, 2021 - I went out with the hopes of finding some wildlife this evening and while I found a few pretty images, the sunset stole...
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Midwest Winter Tones

February 14, 2021 - I love the color palate of winter and especially the tones in this image. The muted blues and beige colors work incredib...
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A Doe at Sunset

February 05, 2021 - I usually always see deer in the fields around Lake Evergreen in the evening, but they typically just blend in with the...
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Reflection of Colors

February 03, 2021 - Tonight's sunset was beautiful. I had tonight marked on my calendar for the past week because the app I use indicated th...
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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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Bee on a Blooming Thistle

September 06, 2020 - The colors of this bee enjoying a blooming thistle plant caught my eye while I was looking for warblers. I only had my l...
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Songs of Summer by a Song Sparrow

August 29, 2020 - Beautiful morning, beautiful colors, and a beautiful song. I'm going to miss summer.
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King of the Field

August 25, 2020 - I loved watching this male gold finch in the sunflower field. There were many birds around but this gold finch sure seem...
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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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Backyard Black-Eyed Susan

August 11, 2020 - Our Black-Eyed Susans are looking so vibrant in our backyard right now. They were calling my name this afternoon so I ha...
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Summer Storm Rainbow

July 11, 2020 - I was able to to capture a rainbow this afternoon left by the storm warning that hit McLean County today. I had to shoot...
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Bachelor Button Catching the Sun

June 24, 2020 - One of my wife's favorite little wild flowers is the bachelor button. This little bachelor button was catching the light...
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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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Indigo Bunting

May 04, 2020 - I just love indigo buntings...so unmistakable and breathtaking when you see them flashing around on the tree branches in...
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Tree Swallow on the Lookout

April 21, 2020 - This tree swallow was watching several others darting around over the water waiting for his moment to join the fun.
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Posing Swamp Sparrow

April 19, 2020 - I have several images of this, surprisingly, photogenic swam sparrow. Usually these little sparrows stay burrowed in alo...
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Sneaking Up on a Wood Duck

April 01, 2020 - I just love these ducks but I can never seem to get close enough to them. Today I was finally able to get a few shots be...
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Illinois Spring Sunset

March 29, 2020 - Tonight's sunset was intense as it dropped blow the clouds and set. It demanded that I pull over and get a photo.
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Red-breasted Merganser

March 25, 2020 - I saw the male and female red-breasted merganser as I was about to leave. It was the only pair I saw from shore so I fel...
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Horned Grebe

March 24, 2020 - This was the first time I have ever seen a horned grebe. While trying to get shots of a common loon, this horned grebe s...
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Male Ring-necked Pheasant

March 18, 2020 - Check out the colors of this Male Ring-necked Pheasant I saw on this rainy evening. He was nice enough to give several p...
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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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Whitetail Posing at Sunset

February 22, 2020 - A whitetail buck posing in the evening sunset...quite a magnificent scene. It was very special moment that I was able to...
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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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Winter Sunset Over the Lake

February 18, 2020 - As the sun was setting, I was able to get low to the ice and frame the sun among the tree stumps. At first I wasn't sure...
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Winter Evening

December 19, 2019 - I just love the colors and serenity of a winter sunset. The air is crisp, the light is magical, and the sky is like a pa...
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Evening on Broadway

November 25, 2019 - Here is an image of Time Square at dusk just before dark. Just when you think it can't get more magnificent, night falls...
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Fall in Central Park

November 17, 2019 - The view from Top of the Rock in New York is, simply, breathtaking! It gave me this opportunity to photograph Central Pa...
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Always Remembered

November 17, 2019 - The 2nd image I'm sharing from our trip to New York is this very special image of the 9/11 Memorial. One of our first st...
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Fall Day in Central Park

November 14, 2019 - We took the family on a trip to New York along with my son's High School band as they were set to march in the Veteran's...
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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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Fall Tranquility

October 30, 2013 - I love this spot, not only for photography, but for fishing as well. It is near the dam at Dawson Lake. The colors were...
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