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Cedar Waxwing in Magical Light

May 22, 2024 - Its hard enough to get a bird to sit and pose but its incredible rare to get one to pose long enough for a photo in such...
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Yellow-rumped Warbler in the Rain

April 28, 2022 - I caught this yellow-rumped warbler flying in-between branches as the rain was falling. The rain didn't slow the warbler...
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Swamp Sparrow in Dappled Light

October 17, 2021 - I just love the rich colors and tones in this image of a swamp sparrow. The light was dapple in the thick bushes and ree...
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GBH in Flight at Sunset

October 14, 2021 - A Great Blue Heron in flight is so majestic but even more so in the golden hour sunset.
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Hummingbird Finds a Web-2

September 26, 2021 - This series of ruby-throated hummingbird images was one of the coolest hummingbird experiences I've been able to observe...
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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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Snacking Squirrel at Ewing Park

September 12, 2021 - This squirrel was so cute as it was eating its snack in the tree, quite loudly I might add. I could help but smile as I...
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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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Flock of Foraging Shore Birds in Evening Light

August 22, 2021 - The last bit of light illuminated these beautiful shore birds as they foraged for food. I believe these are short-billed...
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Mourning Dove Sitting Pretty

July 09, 2021 - I love the common, yet beautiful, mourning dove. They are in abundance in North America. I also love the sound their win...
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Flying Into the Last Remaining Light of the Day

July 06, 2021 - This might be my new personal favorite cardinal image. The light in the wooded area was almost gone as the sun was close...
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Male Blue Grosbeak

June 29, 2021 - I had fun taking photos of a male and female blue grosbeak at Lake Evergreen last night. The storms rolled through and t...
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Evening Meal

February 13, 2021 - A peaceful scene of several does enjoying a meal before before sunset. There wasn't much available light for this image,...
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Hunting Fox

February 12, 2021 - I interrupted this fox as he was hunting just before sunset...either that or he was pooping. I'd like to think he was hu...
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Lurking in the Grass

February 09, 2021 - So I went for a rural drive tonight to see if I could find some pretty winter landscapes to photograph. I went East of t...
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Central Illinois Eagle

January 22, 2021 - I was able to escape for a little camera time this evening after school. I decided to venture out to the Mackinaw River...
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Moraine View State Park Deer at Dusk

December 20, 2020 - I was able to go for a short drive at dusk tonight for the first time in quite awhile. There weren't many opportunities...
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The Greatest of These is Love

October 27, 2020 - I've been to this Chapel in the Trees at Funk's Grove many times, but this scene on this particular Fall day struck me....
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Finding Light in the Shadows

August 28, 2020 - Sometimes the image is found in the shadows. Look for the light in all places...it is there if you look.
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Craving the Morning Light

August 22, 2020 - On a cool, damp, foggy morning, a sunflower stands tall craving the sun's warm light.
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His Light Shines

July 13, 2020 - Even in our darkest times, His Light shines. I continue to pray and keep faith that we will be able to overcome this dif...
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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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Chickadee in Backlit Golden Light

April 15, 2020 - A sweet little chickadee gathering materials for a nest while backlit by golden light.
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Checking Her Out

March 19, 2020 - Here is another image of the male ring-necked pheasant I photographed yesterday but this time with the female in the sho...
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Pretty Doe at Sunset

March 17, 2020 - I caught this doe eating along the roadside as the sun was setting. In fact there wasn't much light left. I have been ve...
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Time to go to Bed

February 29, 2020 - The longing look I get when Faith is trying to tell me that its time to go to bed!
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Moon Over Manhattan1

November 20, 2019 - I felt lucky to get this next series of images. It isn't too often that you get an opportunity to photograph New York fr...
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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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Old Barn Basking in a Sunset

August 24, 2015 - The most ordinary things take on an amazing glow in the right light. This old barn can look dark, drab, brown, burnt, gr...
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Sunny Black-Eyed Susans

August 22, 2015 - Nothing fancy here, but sometimes nature doesn't need to be fancy to look simply, beautiful.
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Nearing the Golden Hour in the Midwest

August 07, 2015 - Here is a simple landscape taken east of Bloomington this evening as the sun was setting. It is pretty magical watching...
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Finding the Light in the Thicket of Trees

May 16, 2015 - I love how this cardinal managed to find the perfect amount of sunlight to bask in among the shadows of these tree limbs...
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In the Shadows

October 19, 2013 - The gorillas at Brookfield Zoo are amazing, but very difficult to photograph sometimes. The lighting in their enclosure...
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Country Girl

October 01, 2013 - I love this image from my senior shoot with "T". I love the country feel and the warm late evening sun just before it se...
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Sweet Baby K

March 10, 2013 - A portrait of my sweet niece. She is in a really fun stage right now of smiling and laughing and starting to talk. Here...
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What Is It Mommy?

January 23, 2013 - I took the 400mm f/5.6 out for a nature drive locally before I need to return it. I came across several deer. As I scann...
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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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Silent Night

December 12, 2012 - A sweet, intimate moment for Daddy, Mommy, and Baby Girl. What could make this time of year even more magical than new l...
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Radiance

November 30, 2012 - She is our girl, our shining light, our first born. Her courage and love never cease to amaze me.
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Brilliant

November 29, 2012 - This image of my middle child is a personal favorite of mine. He has such a great sense of humor that I can fully apprec...
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Excited for the Season

November 28, 2012 - This image of my youngest demonstrates the pure excitement that the Christmas Season brings to children everywhere. He i...
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Love my Kiddos

November 27, 2012 - We put up one of our trees tonight and the kids helped hang some of the ornaments. As a parent, these are some wonderful...
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Dreams

July 02, 2012 - This was taken at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Our middle child, Ethan, loves space. He reads and talks about sp...
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