Category Archives: 2013

Colorful Shoveler

Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, while kayaking at Amarugia Highlands CA, in west-central Missouri. This drake (male) Northern Shoveler was captured resting on a log in the creek, during the duck migration: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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A Common Visitor

Today’s post features a very common visitor to my yard, seemingly no matter where I live! This image is a previously unpublished image of a Northern Flicker, yellow-shafted group, male sitting in a weeping, flowering cherry tree that was in my Drexel, Missouri front yard: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – […]

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Fun Friday: Been Drinking Again?

Even if you haven’t, today’s image may have you thinking you have endulged! While hiking Mount Evans (Colorado), I came upon this very interesting and unusual wildflower. Called Little Pink Elephants, aka Elephant Heads, I found several of these plants (called “herds”) growing along the lower elevation trails. This wildflower grows as a dense, vertical […]

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Glistening in the Early Morning

Today’s post features a previously unpublished image I captured in 2013, while hiking the prairie at Amarugia CA (Missouri). Early in the morning is great for finding and photographing beautiful, dew-covered dragonflies. Here is one I came across on that morning: Finding dew-covered insects is always a great thing to discover … being covered with […]

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Fun Friday: Baja Hillbillies?

Today’s post comes from my last trip to Baja (Mexico) for some interesting nature photo ops there.  Flying in to Cabo San Lucas, I met up with some friends as we embarked on a 10-day photo tour of the Baja Peninsula. Our first “encounter” was just outside of Cabo, where our van caught up with […]

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Arachnid Lovers Rejoice!

Caution: Spiders Lie Ahead, in this blog post!!! Here is one of my first blog posts, from 2009. I just had to “dust the cobwebs off” :o) With the recent weather a bit less conducive to getting the kayak (“Rubber Duckie”) out, I have spent some time shooting some Garden Spiders. I currently have 6 […]

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Up Close & Personal

Another favorite archived post, from Yellowstone NP in the winter … Having traveled to Yellowstone recently, I felt I had to post some of the obligatory images of bison with snow on their faces … the iconic images a lot of us picture when we hear “Yellowstone in the winter”. With snow amounts heavy in […]

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Fun Friday: Master Landscaper

During a kayak trip a few years ago, I was able to watch this busy little Muskrat as he swam by me several times, carrying some green plants he had just pulled up. You would have thought he was doing some major landscaping back at his hut: Actually, he was either bringing back materials for […]

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Taking a Break

Here’s a 2011 post I made after a kayak trip at a nearby conservation area. Last week while I was kayaking and watching for warblers, I happened to look up a nearby dead tree and saw this furry little ball, with only 2 little ears showing, soundly sleeping in the fork of the tree: I […]

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Yellowstone’s Winter Wonderland

Today’s post includes some more images made along our ride in the snowcoach, from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, during the winter of 2011. These images were made near/along the Firehole River, as we neared the Old Faithful area. This area has a lot of thermal pools and geysers in the area and thus […]

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