Category Archives: 2012

Posts made during 2012.

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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Fun Friday: What Baby Blues!




As we reach our first Friday of the new year, I’m featuring a cute, baby animal today. So often, baby animals are sooooo cute! Today’s baby is no exception. Do you know what it is?   If you guessed baby Mountain Lion (Felis concolor), you’re absolutely correct. Check out the beautiful blue eyes! This young […]

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Finally!!!




Have you ever waited for what seemed to be “forever”, then without warning, your wish was granted? Well, one of my seemingly forever wishes was just granted yesterday afternoon! One of my nemesis birds has been the beautiful Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum). Yeh, I’ve seen them before … but always at a long distance and […]

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There’s Gold in Them Thar Prairies (2012)




This post originally published in August 2010. In my quest to get some images of the birds in the prairie meadow, the most common one I’ve found is the American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis). The Goldfinches can be found all over the meadow, but most are found near a large area of sunflowers, which is the […]

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Johnson’s Shut-Ins




A while back, I began posting some wildflower images from a spring trip I made in 2012, to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. This park is located in southeast Missouri, not far from the Missouri “bootheel”. Today’s post includes a few images I made of the “shut-ins”, the rock formations in the shallow water. This was […]

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Mornin’ Sunshine (Re-post)




(This post originally published in August 2010) While in the prairie meadow the last couple of mornings, while waiting for the prairie birds to become active, I played around with some sunrise and early morning landscape shots by using my 500mm, f/4 telephoto lens. Not your common setup for this type of work, but I […]

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