Category Archives: 2012

Posts made during 2012.

A Lightweight on a Heavyweight

Came upon this image while looking for blog material this morning. While photographing the dragonflies that I featured over the past few posts, I also came upon this Halloween Penant that was resting atop an Ironweed wildflower: I always enjoy finding/photographing dragonflies and butterflies in the meadow, especially when they are on/around colorful wildflowers. Photographic […]

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Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly Males

While photographing the Halloween Penant dragonflies, I also came upon some male Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies. Interestingly, the Eastern Pondhawks are all green with black markings in the immature stage. As they mature, the males begin turning blue, from the rear to the front, until they are all blue. The females, however, remain green. Here are […]

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White Geraniums

Another wildflower photographed at Maroon Bells (Colorado) is the White Geranium (Geranium richardsonii): Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 800 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/320 sec.    

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Slender Skyrockets

While editing my large database of images, I came upon a cool wildflower that I have never posted. While camping at Maroon Bells (Colorado) a few years ago, I came upon the Slender Skyrocket (Ipomopsis tenuituba), a very unique flower: Very cool plant! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens […]

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Sandhills and Sunsets

Another post from my 2012 trip to the Platte River (Nebraska) for migrating Sandhill Crane photography. Hoping to have fresh, 2015 images in a post tomorrow (barring being too busy capturing images!) :o) The Platte River trip started out slowly, with rain sporadically hindering us. But as the week progressed, we began receiving beautiful weather […]

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Whooping Cranes, Revisited

Today’s post is a re-post of a special encounter I had in 2012. As you read this post, I am on my way back to the Platte River to photograph the migrating Sandhill Cranes, and (hopefully) another Whooping Crane! I plan on blogging live from the area, as I have time. Until I have some […]

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New DisneyFilm … A Closer Look

If you saw the preview of the new DisneyFilm bear movie that I posted the other day (“Grab Some Popcorn …”), I’d like to go behind the scenes and share some images and stories of my visit to Hallo Bay Bear Camp, where the new movie is being made. As I mentioned, I was photographing […]

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Get the Popcorn Out … A Sneak Preview!

As you may know, I love to head north to Alaska. And my usual subject is the big, coastal brown bears of Hallo Bay. Late last summer, I was able to spend 6 days at the Hallo Bay camp, photographing the wonderful brown bears here. But what I hadn’t mentioned, was the fact that I […]

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Tiger Swallowtail (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) Today I’m featuring another visitor I found at the Prairie Meadow the other day. As I was leaving the meadow, This large Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus) flew in and fluttered about the thistles that are currently blooming. I just love seeing/photographing these beauties … so large and so […]

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Magnificent Monarch (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) While photographing birds in the prairie meadow the other day, I was joined by a large, beautiful Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). He landed on a nearby thistle and grazed the flower for nectar for several minutes. When he was done, he lifted off and fluttered above the meadow, […]

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