Category Archives: 2015

Common Milkweed Lovers




As a followup to yesterday’s post of the Common Milkweed wildflower, today’s post contains some of the prairie critters that are attracted to this lovely plant: A Green Lacewing, searching for small insects: A pair of love-struck Red Milkweed Beetles mating: Two fly species )unidentified): And two different (unidentified) moths: Noticeably absent was the Monarch […]

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Backlit Bug




From one of last summer’s hike across the local, Missouri prairie, a Wheel Bug on a backlit Helianthus wildflower plant: Looking forward to re-visiting this nearby prairie this summer, as well as a new prairie that was just purchased by the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF). Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF […]

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Visions of Spring




While editing yesterday’s photo of the Monarch butterfly chrysalis, I also saw these images, which were never featured in a blog post. Also in my sister-in-law’s garden, were these beautiful flowers: The top two are lilies and the bottom two are wildflowers, all contained in a flower garden behind her house. I always enjoy photographing […]

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Monarch Chrysalis




I came across this image while editing my Lightroom catalog last evening … another image I have not previously published: At first, I thought it was a swallowtail chrysalis, but after a closer look, it is a Monarch’s chrysalis. This was hanging from one of my sister-in-law’s flowers in one of her flower gardens, in […]

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Jack-in-the-Pulpits




Today’s post comes from last spring. Towards the end of spring, I was conducting one of my “shortie” woodland wildflower workshops, and was helping one of the students photograph some gorgeous Bluebells. As she patiently worked at moving her tripod around to find the ideal composition, I decided to sit down and let her work […]

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2015 Faves, Part 5




Today’s post is the fifth in a series of favorite images/travel that I captured in 2o15. The subject of today’s post is fall wildflowers, which were captured on a nearby, natural prairie and from around my rural Missouri acreage: Asteroid Moth Caterpillar feeding on Fall Asters   Moth on Aster   Moth on Aster   […]

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2015 Faves, Part 4




In Part 4 of my “2015 Faves” posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite prairie (and a couple of aquatic) wildflowers captured in Missouri in 2015.   Long-bracted Wild Indigo   Squaw Weed   Wild Hyacinth   Shepherd’s Purse   Jerusalem Artichoke   Mullein   Purple Coneflower   Goldenrod   Chicory   Gerardia   Partridge […]

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2015 Faves, Part 3




In Part 3 of my 2015 Favorite images/trips, I’m highlighting a small portion of the many beautiful spring woodland wildflowers that I photographed this past spring. Woodland wildflowers begin emerging in early spring, typically March-April, and their timing is wonderful for curing my “cabin fever” that has built up over the winter! Here are some […]

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2015 Faves, Part 2




Another fun experience in 2015 was my trip to the Platte River in Nebraska, in early spring to photograph the migrating Sandhill Cranes. I always enjoy a 3-4 day trip to the Platte River, where there can be several hundred thousand cranes and, if lucky, you might even spot a Whooping Crane in the crowd! […]

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2015 Faves, Part 1




In the next few posts, I’ll share my favorite outings, trips and images that I captured in 2015. I will not rank them, as pulling a few “best” images out of thousands I captured this year is a difficult task alone; ranking them would probably be next to impossible! But one trip did stand out […]

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