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Golden Summer

June 14, 2022 - I Love these vibrant little finches all summer long. They always seem to cheer me up. My grandpa, who was not into birdi...
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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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Hopping into Summer

May 29, 2022 - I caught this vibrant cardinal mid-hop among the dense bushes and flowers at Ewing Park. Hopping into summer!
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Ruby-Crowned Kinglet with a Nice Meal

May 27, 2022 - I was lucky to catch this ruby-crowned kinglet with a fresh catch so it would actually sit long enough for a photo. Thes...
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Prairie Warbler Taking Flight

May 02, 2022 - I captured this image of the prairie warbler as it was taking off. There is something special about birds and they way t...
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Broad-winged Hawk Perched High

April 28, 2022 - While I was hunting for warblers at Ewing Park, this broad-winged hawk was perched high in the trees hunting for its nex...
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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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Norther Waterthrush Blending In

April 26, 2022 - This little northern waterthrush was hopping around on the dark, damp trail looking for insects. If it wasn't hopping ar...
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Female Wolf Stare

March 14, 2022 - An image from my 2019 trip to Wolf Park of a female wolf that I locked eyes with. Her eyes were simply mesmerizing and a...
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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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Yellow-rumped Warbler Eating Dinner

October 08, 2021 - Yellow-rumped Warbler enjoying an evening snack of poison ivy berries.
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Fall Goldfinch on some Spent Thistle

October 06, 2021 - This American Goldfinch found a little perch on a thistle plant.
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Northern Flicker Pose

October 05, 2021 - A Northern Flicker in warm evening light is a view to behold!
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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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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Takeoff

October 02, 2021 - Seeing a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on a bare pole so I could get a nice look with no limbs blocking my way was nice but g...
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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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Chestnut-sided Warbler with a Moth

September 30, 2021 - Sometimes I get lucky with when I catch a warbler with an insect but I feel very blessed when I get bird, insect, and st...
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Great Blue Heron at Centennial Park in Heyworth Illinois-3

September 26, 2021 - Great Blue Heron at Centennial Park in Heyworth, Illinois.
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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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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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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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Double-crested Cormorant at Sunrise

September 13, 2021 - A Double-crested Cormorant enjoying a beautiful sunrise at Heyworth Centennial Park in Central, Illinois.
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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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Black-and-white Warbler at Ewing Park-2

September 12, 2021 - The black-and-white warbler doesn't get always get a much attention as the more colorful warblers, I really do love thei...
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Black-throated Blue Warbler

September 11, 2021 - I was so very excited to see this warbler this morning at Heyworth Centennial Park. This black-throated blue warbler was...
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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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Red-eyed Vireo Profile

September 09, 2021 - I love when the light hits the eyes just right showing off the beautiful red eyes of these vireos.
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A Nashville and Tennessee Warbler

September 08, 2021 - Sweet little Tennessee Warbler...I saw this bird the same day I found a Nashville Warbler. Yes!
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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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American Redstart -2

September 02, 2021 - I'm seeing a bunch of American Redstarts lately, which means more and more warblers should be migrating through now. Her...
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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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Magnolia Warbler Looking for Bugs

May 27, 2021 - I know I got in a little late on the warbler action this year and pretty much only saw a few varieties. The magnolia war...
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Singing Gray Catbird

May 26, 2021 - I could listen to these Gray Catbirds sing all day long...such beautiful songs! This was taken May 19th at Ewing Park in...
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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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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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Magnolia Warbler Among the Leaves

May 16, 2021 - I love this image of a sweet little magnolia warbler spotted through the thick branches and leaves. It shows just how di...
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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 Mergansers on the Move

March 03, 2021 - Beautiful male and female common mergansers on the move, low over the water. When these water fowl decide to take off, I...
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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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Tufted Titmouse Bath Time-4

February 28, 2021 - How cute is this tufted titmouse bathing in a puddle along the trail? It was enjoying the ice cold bath and then would s...
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Winter Female Cardinal

January 30, 2021 - The snow-covered trees gave me a small window to photograph this pretty female cardinal. The limbs framed her well.
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Great Blue Heron Enjoying Winter Peace

January 13, 2021 - A Great Blue Heron chilling in this peaceful winter cove made for a serene scene.
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Winter Creek Bed

January 08, 2021 - The water levels at Dawson Lake were already very low so when the ice and snow storm hit, it created this beautiful scen...
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Do You Want to Have a Picnic?

January 07, 2021 - This looks like a COOL place to have a picnic.
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Pileated Woodpecker is 2021 Bird of the Year

January 07, 2021 - The Pileated Woodpecker is ABA's 2021 Bird of the Year. It just so happens I spotted my second ever pileated woodpecker...
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Alone in Thought

January 06, 2021 - Peace, solitude, and alone in thought.
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Silver Scene

January 05, 2021 - There were multiple scenes that took my breath away including this view of the snowy banks along the lake with the trees...
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Tufted Titmouse on a Snowy Branch

January 05, 2021 - Today is National Bird Day which, naturally, calls for a bird image. Here is one of my favorite little birds to watch in...
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Flying in a Winter Wonderland

January 03, 2021 - What a beautiful morning it was at Dawson Lake this morning. I spent several hours making images. Here is the first of m...
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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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Preparing for Winter

September 07, 2020 - This squirrel was busy preparing for winter by fattening up on a nut. He was loud and crumbs were falling!
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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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Red-eyed Vireo Found a Fall Berry

September 05, 2020 - I found this red-eyed vireo yesterday at Ewing Park as it found a red berry. The fall migration has begun and I hope to...
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Mute Swan Family

June 15, 2020 - My second visit to see this swan family gave me some great looks of the swans swimming, eating, and interacting together...
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Mute Swan Giving A Gentle Touch

June 14, 2020 - I love that this little cygnet swam up and gently touched the neck of the parent as they fed almost as if to say, thanks...
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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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Blue Jay

June 03, 2020 - I just really enjoy the look and light on this blue jay. Beautiful, vibrant colors and a nice pose...can't ask for much...
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Green Heron Lurking in the Bushes

May 29, 2020 - A couple of weeks ago, I was walking along the creek at Ewing Park looking for warblers when this big guys startled me i...
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Summer Tanager (Female)

May 28, 2020 - This is my first summer tanager and she came so close to me. I was sitting still and she landed on a limb about 6 feet a...
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Tennessee Warbler

May 26, 2020 - Here is a Tennessee Warbler sneaking down one of the limbs under some cover. This was taken on 5/20/20 at Centennial Par...
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Blackpoll Warbler

May 25, 2020 - Here is another type of warbler I saw at Centennial Park. They are not as colorful as some of the warblers but I still l...
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Cape May Warbler

May 23, 2020 - This was a seriously fun session with a couple of Cape May Warblers at Centennial Park on 5-20-20. I was doing my best t...
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Warbling Vireo

May 22, 2020 - A big thanks to this warbling vireo as it popped up from the bushes to pose for this dreamy image. Taken at Centennial P...
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Prothonotary Warbler

May 21, 2020 - Here is another very beautiful and bright colored bird...the Prothonotary Warbler! This is another first for me!
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Brilliant Scarlet Tanager

May 20, 2020 - There is nothing like seeing that flash of red and realizing it isn't a cardinal. This is the, always beautiful, scarlet...
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Black-and-white Warbler

May 20, 2020 - I love watching this little warbler hopping from tree trunk to tree trunk looking for bugs. Like most warblers they aren...
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Blue-winged Warbler

May 17, 2020 - I loved the look of the blue-winged warbler. Check out that black strip over the eye. I love the contrast of the blue wi...
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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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Wilson's Warbler in a Viburnum Bush

May 16, 2020 - Here is a pretty little Wilson's warbler that gave me a pleasant pose while landing in a Viburnum bush making for a beau...
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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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Red-eyed Vireo

May 15, 2020 - I saw my first red-eyed vireo today. I was happy to see you can actually see the red eye in this image, which isn't alwa...
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Great Horned Owl on Alert

May 15, 2020 - Check out this Great Horned Owl I saw yesterday at Ewing Park. He was very aware of a lady walking her dog. He watched t...
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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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Soaked Tufted Titmouse

March 15, 2020 - This tufted titmouse didn't seem to be appreciating the wet snow on this March afternoon.
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Pileated Woodpecker

March 14, 2020 - I have been in search of the pileated woodpecker for awhile now. This bird always seems to elude me. I've heard it many...
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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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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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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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Last Song of the Evening

June 07, 2014 - I really like this silhouette of an unmistakable cardinal seeing his evening song. You can almost hear him singing as yo...
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Cousin Divas

June 05, 2014 - My daughter and my niece sure love each other. We went to the sprinkler park today to enjoy the beautiful weather and it...
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Relaxation

October 26, 2013 - This is what I find relaxing...a good hike on a sunny, fall afternoon. How do you know it was a good hike? The mud on th...
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Icy Winter

February 28, 2013 - Another image from my winter drive yesterday. I love the tones in this image and they way the help accentuate the swirls...
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We Were Just Leaving

February 16, 2013 - Having early or late light on a subject can change the whole "feeling" of an image. See geese like these take off is a v...
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Resting Barred Owl

February 14, 2013 - This time last year, I had never seen a wild owl well enough to photograph it. Since then, I've spotted a handful of the...
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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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Wait For Us

January 14, 2013 - Geese Running Off Into the Sunset...so romantic. I love the colors of this image. You have the vibrant reflection of the...
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Sunset Deer

January 13, 2013 - Just before sunset and right before leaving Dawson Lake after driving around it for over 30 minutes, I spotted these dee...
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Stocking Up

January 10, 2013 - On one of my winter hikes I found this squirrel chowing down on a nut. It doesn't look like winter has been too hard on...
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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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