Category Archives: 2016

“Low Altitude Flight”

Today’s post features a few more previously unpublished images of wintering Bald Eagles along the Mississippi River, near Davenport, Iowa. While photographing the eagles fishing in the river, the eagles sometimes fly low over the banks of the river, offering the great joy of capturing images of them low and close to where I was […]

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What Does Your Calendar Say?

… Mine says it is the month of the Eagles! Well, hopefully I’m back on the computer for a while! Last week was a week I’d like to forget … lost my internet and tv for several days … my, how we forget how it is without our modern conveniences! Today’s post features one of […]

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Fun Friday: Fly Me to the Moon!

Today’s “Fun Friday” post was shot a few years ago while I was photographing the night sky at Snowball Hill Prairie, in Missouri. This image was captured around dusk, while there was still a lot of ambient light: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5DMark3 body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens Bogen 3221 Tripod, with Wemberly gimbal […]

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Frozen Goodies, Part 1

After our recent ice storm, I took my macro lens and tripod and wandered around my 9.5 acres, finding some wonderful frozen goodies. Right off my front porch, I captured this image of some landscape grasses that line the walkway from the drive to the house (this is a good example of why I don’t […]

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A Winter Wonderland

Over the weekend, we were square in the middle of a large ice storm that struck the Midwest. On Sunday morning, I looked out on the back deck and saw some of the ice-covered landscape that had resulted from an overnight icing. Here are a few images I captured from/around my back deck: On the […]

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Fun Friday: On the 2nd Day of Christmas …

… My True Love Sent to Me … 2 Turtle Doves …. Hey wait, we have some extras! Recently, we’ve been experiencing some arctic temperatures at my rural Missouri home. It’s been keeping me quite busy, filling up the bird feeders multiple times a day. Lately, I’ve been seeing large numbers of doves feeding on […]

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Faves of 4Q 2016

  Fourth quarter began as usual, with foliage showing the signs of fall, such as this Slender Bush Clover found on Snowball Hill Prairie: Not far from the clover, I found 3 Rough Blazing Stars: And I have to include one of my favorite finds at a local hardware store, some fun-loving Mums (which 2 […]

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Faves of 3Q 2016

Third Quarter 2016 was photographically slow starting out. My wife had just passed and I was busy taking care of her estate. And at that time, my desire to get out and photograph was at a new, all-time low. But after a lot of soul searching, I knew I had to return to what was […]

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Faves of 2Q 2016

Today’s post features some of my favorite memories and images of nature that I photographed during the months of April, May and June. If you missed the first quarter’s images, you can find them here (“Faves of 1Q 2016”). Now, on to the second quarter! In spring and early summer, I am usually busy photographing […]

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Faves of 1Q 2016

Finally, 2016 is behind us and in the books! For me, 2016 was a mixed bag. I had some awesome travels and some great photo opps in the year. But 2016 was also a very rough time; midway through the year, I lost my traveling companion and best friend, my wife of nearly 18 years. […]

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