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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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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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Impressive Flyover

November 24, 2021 - This is one of those flyovers that can be common along the Mississippi River. One that is so close that I couldn't even...
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Black and White Eagle in Flight

November 23, 2021 - I went with this high contrast black and white edit for this beautiful bald eagle as it flies into your living room.
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A Close Look at a Perfect Catch

November 21, 2021 - This might be my new favorite Eagle images to this point. I love this close-up, intimate look of the eagle mid-flight wi...
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Hovering Beauty

November 17, 2021 - Another image of a Mississippi River Bald Eagle that I dug up and edited from the archives. I'm glad I found this image...
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Spectacular Flyover

November 13, 2021 - I have many images in the archives that I haven't edited so it is fun to go back and enjoy/edit them from time to time....
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Northern Harrier Soaring

November 02, 2021 - I believe this is an adult female or an immature Northern Harrier as it was soaring above a plowed corn field in rural M...
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Golden-winged Warbler Attacking an Insect

September 06, 2021 - I had a fun time watching this golden winged warbler checking all of the dead leaves of this tree looking for breakfast.
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Barn Swallow in Flight in Golden Light

August 25, 2021 - I so enjoyed myself while photographing these barn swallows swooping low over the water for insects among the shore bird...
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Great Blue Heron In Flight

March 07, 2021 - The great blue heron is such a majestic bird. They cast an unmistakable shadow as they fly over.
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Dramatic Ring-billed Gull Catch and Eat

March 06, 2021 - These Ring-billed Gulls can be fun to watch fish. They aren't an eagle but they are quite agile in the air. I love that...
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Ring-billed Gull Suspended in Air

March 04, 2021 - I was able to freeze this moment as the ring-billed gull made a dive and came up empty. The suspended-in-midair pose loo...
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Common Goldeneye Landing in a Foggy Mist

March 02, 2021 - Four males and a female common goldeneye flying in on Lake Evergreen with a thin mist on the lake. I believe there is a...
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The Point of No Return

March 01, 2021 - A ring-billed gull diving beak first into the water to fetch a fish that it spotted well above the water. The whole proc...
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Showing Off In Flight

February 28, 2021 - One of the signs of early spring in our area are the numbers of ring-billed gulls fishing in the open waters of frozen l...
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Dreaming of Eagle Flyovers

February 01, 2021 - I'm really missing seeing these beautiful eagles on the Mississippi River. I decided to dig through my archives to edit...
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Portrait of a Hummingbird in Flight

August 17, 2015 - I like this simple portrait of a hummingbird in flight posing to show off its back-lit tail feathers.
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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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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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In His Sights

January 20, 2014 - I went to the L&D14 on the Mississippi River again today (1-20-14) and once again had some success as you can see from m...
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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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Buzz The Tower

January 30, 2013 - It sure is thrilling when these huge birds fly low over your head. They get so close that the 400 can't get the whole bi...
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Don't Point that Thing at Me!

January 28, 2013 - I often wonder what these birds think of these camera lenses pointed up at them. This bird looked very inquisitively at...
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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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On Top of the World

January 12, 2013 - I like how this image gives the viewer a sense of what it would be like to soar with an Eagle. What an amazing way to tr...
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Preparing to Dive

January 05, 2013 - These birds can spot a fish and spin and dive within seconds. It is an amazing thing to observe and a difficult thing to...
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