Author Archives: Jim

Professional nature photographer, specializing in capturing animal behaviors, wildflowers and scenics. Member of NANPA, Great Plains Nature Photographers and Missouri Prairie Foundation. Also a Master Gardener.

Tropical Monarchs

Today’s post features some images I captured this past week at a new butterfly garden on the Lake of the Ozarks (MO). When this butterfly garden was set up earlier this year, several species of milkweed were grown/planted, to attract the Monarch butterfly. It is rare to walk through this garden and not see any […]

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Fun Friday: Bird Games

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my spring trip to Magee Marsh (Ohio) to photograph migrating warblers. During my 3 days at the wildlife area, I saw several male and female Scarlet Tanagers. This image really stuck out at me as it appears this male Scarlet Tanager is playing “Peek-a-Boo” with me: I will be […]

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Monarch Nursery

Back home, after some R&R at the Lake of the Ozarks. Actually, spent a fair amount of time working a new butterfly garden that I’ve helped a friend put in. Over the past few months, I planted multiple milkweed species, along with other butterfly-attracting plants, and while working in the garden last Friday, I had […]

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Nesting Time!

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to Magee Marsh (northern Ohio) to capture the migrating warblers. Near the end of my trip, I ran across 3 separate Yellow Warbler Nests being built. In today’s post, I’m featuring a nest that was being built, directly above the marsh’s boardwalk. Bringing in nesting materials: Weaving the […]

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A Fiery Fourth!

Today’s post features some of my favorite images that I captured on the Fourth of July, over the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). I had a perfect, front-row seat to a fantastic display of fireworks: Quite a patriotic show! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 28-135mm f/3.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Bogen […]

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Lake View

Well, back at home for a while.  I’ve been at the Lake of the Ozarks, photographing landscapes and fireworks at the lake. A few days before the Fourth, a pop-up thunderstorm resulted in a wonderful rainbow stretching over the lake: Coming up … fireworks over the lake. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body […]

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The One That Didn’t Get Away!

Today’s post features a hungry, Cape May warbler as it seeks out and captures an insect that is hiding among the crevices of a tree trunk (also captured at Magee Marsh in north Ohio). In the first image, the warbler is stretched out, as it zeroes in on an insect: In this next image, you […]

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Cape May Warbler, Part 1

Not!!! I apologize for the mis-identification of this lovely bird.  As a couple of birding friends pointed out, this is a male Black-throated Green Warbler, not a Cape May.  Sorry for the misinformation! Today’s post features another colorful warbler, another “lifer” that I captured during this year’s spring warbler migration at the Magee Marsh Wildlife […]

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Blackburnian Warbler

Today’s post features one of my favorite warblers that I photographed during the spring warbler migration at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, in norther Ohio … the Blackburnian Warbler. The Blackburnian Warbler is a very strikingly colorful warbler. Unfortunately, I only saw a few of these jewels in the trees … and most were high in […]

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Black-Throated Blue Warblers

I’m now back home after a week’s trip to Nebraska and then to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Quite a travel experience … I-29 roads are flooded in some areas, requiring detours, but the trip was otherwise good. I was able to spend some times at the falls in Sioux Falls … I’ll be sharing those […]

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