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Egret Convention

April 02, 2022 - A collection of Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets in the same portion of this coastal creek in the Russell Burgess Coastal P...
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Good Morning North Myrtle Beach

March 27, 2022 - One of the beautiful sunrises we were blessed with over Spring Break on North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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4th of July in Central Illinois

July 04, 2021 - In an attempt to get some Bloomington/Normal rireworks to celebrate 4th of July 2021, we went out looking for a fairly r...
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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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Beauty in the Shadows

July 02, 2020 - Under the lily pads and shadows, there is a bright, blooming lily.
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Happy Little Water Lily

July 01, 2020 - This sweet little water lily found the dapple light refreshing enough to bloom and provide a little afternoon brilliance...
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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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Glorious Colors on this Pot Marigold

June 22, 2020 - This vibrant little pot marigold was demanding its photo to be taken. Such beautiful colors and textures on this flower.
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Orange Lily in Dappled Light

June 21, 2020 - The vibrancy of these Lily's are beautiful especially in this dappled light. I really enjoyed taking photos around my in...
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Peaceful Memory

March 16, 2020 - Vacations are fun and exciting, but also busy and fast-paced. Moments like this one where you can soak in a sunset with...
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The Lights of Time Square

November 22, 2019 - What a spectacular view Times Square is. It is quite literally a sensory overload. The lights, smells, and sounds of New...
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Empire State Building

November 19, 2019 - Here is the view from The Rock of Lower Manhattan and The Empire State Building. In the distance you can see the Statue...
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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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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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Waves Crashing Under the Pier

July 10, 2018 - I was able to time the long exposure image for moments when the waves would crash against the columns of the pier, which...
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Savannah Live Oaks

July 09, 2018 - One of my favorite scenes in Savannah was the moss-covered live oak road leading to the Wormsloe Plantation. This gravel...
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Under the Tybee Island Pier

July 09, 2018 - Despite the cloudy morning, I enjoyed the walk, sunrise, and photographic opportunities I was able to get on Tybee Islan...
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Pretty Morning on Tybee

July 07, 2018 - A long exposure landscape of the pier on Tybee Island Beach at Sunrise.
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Rocks on the Beach

July 06, 2018 - This image was taken just after sunrise on Tybee Island Beach in Savannah, Georgia. The previous day these rocks were we...
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Portrait of a Roar

October 29, 2017 - Just a simple black and white portrait of Zenda, the Lion, at Brookfield, Zoo.
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Lion Love

October 20, 2017 - Zenda and Isis demonstrated this public display of affection. I felt very lucky to capture this exchange. This was a sup...
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King's Glare

October 06, 2017 - How would you like to be on the other end of this glare in the wild?
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The King of Brookfield

October 03, 2017 - Patience....patience is the lesson behind this image. I went straight to the big cats enclosure on this cool, seasonal d...
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Pretty Summer Colors

August 09, 2017 - Animals aren't the only photo opportunities at Brookfield Zoo. Make sure you enjoy the grounds, beautiful landscaping, a...
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Brookfield Zoo Giraffe 1

August 06, 2017 - The giraffe at Brookfield were feeling quite sassy with many faces being made. They are truly one of the most majestic a...
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Mexican Grey Wolf Pup

July 31, 2017 - A Mexican Grey Wolf pup on point.
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Peek-A-Boo Orangutan

July 29, 2017 - I love the Orangutans at Brookfield Zoo. They offer the cuteness and "awwwww" moments of watching mother, Sophia, with h...
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Dreaming Big

July 26, 2017 - I believe this is Zachary, the youngest of the Western Lowland Gorillas at Brookfield Zoo. I have several images of him...
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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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The Kids this Fall

October 12, 2015 - It has been so long since I've uploaded an image and I can't think of a better one to share than this one of my kids thi...
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The Rockies at Dusk

August 02, 2015 - This image was made using 5 images to stitch together to form a panorama. Having lens options really comes in handy when...
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Enjoying Just Beeing

August 02, 2015 - While at the Denver Botanic Gardens, we saw lots of bees doing their thing on the flowers. I loved the colors and textur...
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A Colorado Hike

July 31, 2015 - Here is an image of the family out on a hike on the Gateway Mesa open Space. It was a beautiful mix of open flowering fi...
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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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Looking for Trout in Colorado

July 29, 2015 - I love fishing and wouldn't mind trying to do more fly fishing in the future. This Colorado mountain stream makes for a...
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Brilliance of a Rocky Mountain Sunset

July 28, 2015 - No words can express how beautiful this is to watch in person. This was taken at Daniel's Park in Colorado on our last e...
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A Night Out in Denver

July 27, 2015 - We had a great "parent night" out one evening with my wife, her sister, and cousins to a comedy show in Denver. It was n...
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An Evening to Remember

July 26, 2015 - So I've said many times that an image can take you back to a place and time when the moment was captured forever preserv...
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A Talk With a View

July 25, 2015 - Nothing makes me happier than to see my kids hanging out together and enjoying nature. What a view to just sit and talk...
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Garden of the Gods Landscape

July 24, 2015 - Nestled between Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak you will find this great park called Garden of the God's. I made this i...
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Perfect Summer Day in Chicago

June 15, 2015 - We took our daughter and her friend to Chicago last week as part of my daughter's birthday wish and we couldn't ask for...
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Family Holiday Movie Time

December 14, 2014 - Here is a little look into an evening at the Marcy Manor watching "A Christmas Story", which has become a holiday tradit...
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Howling on Halloween

November 03, 2014 - My son loves everything about Halloween...decorating the house, getting the costume, scaring people, giving out candy an...
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On Top of the World

August 04, 2014 - - On Top of the World - The Illorado crew took on the mighty Arkansas River that runs through the beautiful Colorado mo...
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My What Teeth You Have

July 08, 2014 - Zenda, the male lion at Brookfield Zoo, is a beast! His teeth are massive and look how far he can open those jaws! What...
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A Loving Nudge

July 07, 2014 - This is the 2nd image I've shared from the interaction between Jasiri and her 1 year old calf, Potoka, at Brookfield Zoo...
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4th of July 2014 on Lake Petersburg

July 06, 2014 - It was another successful year of fireworks on my parents home lake in Petersburg, IL. We had a great time with family a...
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The Very Beautiful Anana

July 02, 2014 - I love seeing the polar bears at Brookfield Zoo; simply amazing animals. Beautiful Anana looked right at me for a quick...
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Playing with the Photographer

July 01, 2014 - Here is a fun image for everyone to check out and feel free to add your own interpretation. As I was photographing the B...
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A Mother's Love

June 30, 2014 - My image this evening is a tribute to my incredible, loving wife and mother to our three little zoo animals. There are v...
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Whirl the Amur Tiger

June 30, 2014 - We had fun watching Whirl playing in the water in her exhibit at Brookfield Zoo this past weekend. She is absolutely bea...
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Alpha Wolf

June 30, 2014 - This Mexican Gray Wolf is in a howling pose showing off his alpha status. These Mexican Gray Wolves at Brookfield are pr...
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Mexican Gray Wolf

June 29, 2014 - For those that know me well, know wolves are my favorite wild animal. I've always appreciated their family, pack-orienta...
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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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Time on the Beach

June 16, 2014 - So I took several photos of Faith on the beach this weekend and some are quite humorous, but I thought I'd post this pro...
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Showing off the Tail Feathers

June 16, 2014 - I was able to photograph several of the hummingbirds frequenting my parents' backyard this weekend on Lake Petersburg in...
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Fun at the Lake

August 25, 2013 - Documenting simple, yet memorable, family fun always makes for priceless photographic memories later in life. We can rem...
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Brothers

March 26, 2013 - I love my boys! They can be trying, difficult, fussy, stubborn, etc. BUT they also make me laugh, proud, feel loved, and...
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Chocolate Lover

March 24, 2013 - This is a follow-up to yesterday's post. This boy loves chocolate. He picks his favorite restaurants based on the desser...
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Eye on the Prize

March 23, 2013 - Just having more fun taking images of my kids. This was using window light from a window directly behind me. Follow Me...
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