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.

A Cause for Eye Strain

Today’s post features a bird that likes to hide among the rocks of Mt. Evans, in Colorado. The White-tailed Ptarmigan wears a great coat of feathers that hides him against the rocks as he forages … in the summer months. However, in winter, that coat changes to a white coat that hides him in the […]

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Comet NEOWISE Visits the Lake

Today’s post features some astrophotographs that I captured at the Lake of the Ozarks, late last week. Comet NEOWISE was the target, as it flew above the Lake. Still being a bit unfamiliar with scenic landscapes (with a northern exposure, necessary to capture NEOWISE), I settled for shooting around the little town of Laurie, Missouri […]

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My, What Long Legs You Have!

Today’s post features images of a wonderful little shore bird, the Black-necked Stilt, that I captured during my February photo trip to Florida. Myakka River State Park is a wonderful place to see/photograph birds. One of the unique birds I sometimes see here is the Black-necked Stilt. Standing tall with their skinny, long legs, they […]

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The Iridescent Bird

Today’s post features the Glossy Ibis, a very colorful wading bird often found in Florida. This medium-sized bird has a glossy iridescent bronze-green body color, that seems to change colors as the bird moves about and as seen from different viewing angles. In these images, this bird is foraging in the Myakka River (Myakka River […]

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A Shot in the Dark

Today’s post features an image I captured this past Monday evening, from the back yard at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. I first became interested in astrophotography a few years ago. Since then, I always try to find a unique place to shoot the annual Perseids meteor shower (August), as well as other opportunities, […]

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School is Back in Session

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured from our boat dock at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) a couple of days ago. While wandering around the dock, I saw multiple “hot spots”, where the water was “zig-zagging” around, in beautiful spirals. As one of these spirals approached the dock, I could see […]

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The Wild Side

Today’s post comes from Florida’s “Wild and Scenic” Myakka River and the Myakka River State Park that contains it. Here are 3 of my favorite landscape images I captured this past February, during a photo trip to Florida. Spanish moss, air plants, and tons of tropical species of plants inhabit the park, everywhere you may […]

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A Bang-Up Good Time!

Today’s post features some of this year’s July 04th fireworks that I captured over out lakeside home at the Lake of the Ozarks, in south-central Missouri. This is my second July 04th firework display I’ve captured at the lake. All these fireworks were personal fireworks by lake residents and visitors … and not too shabby! […]

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Plumaria Update

“A Little Piece of Florida”Today, I’m featuring some updated photographs of our blooming Plumaria plant. I first featured this plant last Friday (“A Little Piece of Florida”). This morning, I took some new photos, with many more blooms! Enjoy the beauty we have growing on our back deck:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark […]

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A Little Piece of Florida

Today’s post features images I captured this week from a new, Plumaria plant we have growing on our back deck at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Plumaria are a tropical species of flowering plant/tree. When we visited a friend in Florida this past February, she broke off a piece of one of her Plumaria […]

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