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Bok Tower Gardens, Part 2

Today’s post features the most unique feature of Bok Tower Gardens … the tower, itself (In Part 1,“Bok Tower Gardens, Part 1”, I featured a few images of the garden landscape). The tower consists of multiple levels (all closed to the public). The entrance to the tower consists of a beautiful, brass door. On one […]

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Bok Tower Gardens, Part 1

Today’s post, part 1 of 2, features a wonderful garden that I visited for the first time, during my recent trip to Florida. The Bok Tower Gardens is located in Lake Wales, Florida, and is 130 acres in size. The gardens were established by Edward W. Bok. During visits from their Pennsylvania residence to their […]

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Holy (Sea) Cow!

It’s good to be back, again! For those interested in my absence, I explain at the bottom of this post. I recently took a 4-week travel trip to Florida.  This was a combination vacation to see friends, as well as a photo trip. My first stop on this trip was Crystal River, where I was […]

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Today’s post comes from visit to the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend. Arising early Sunday morning, I watched the southeastern skies as the sun began to make it’s appearance. As sunrise neared, it became quite evident this would be a very colorful sunrise, so I quickly dressed and headed outside. Here is what […]

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American White Pelicans

Today’s post features some more recent American White Pelican images that I captured about a week ago at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO) : Coming up … how good are these guys at fishing? Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon 100-400mm IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 200 thru ISO […]

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Call of the Wild

Today’s post features an image I captured last week at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). With the recent large sways in the morning temperatures, a lot of fog/steam has been occurring at the Lake. On this particular morning, a lone gull was sitting on a dock buoy in heavy fog, calling out in the […]

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Fun Friday: “Another Bad Hair Day!”

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a migrating American White Pelican with his head feathers standing up, as if having a bad hair day. I spent a little over a week recently, at the Lake of the Ozarks. One day, as I worked outdoors, I looked up to see a handful of American White Pelicans flying […]

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Falls Park

Today’s post features a night image that I captured at Falls Park (Sioux Falls, SD) back in September.  This is a panoramic image, created by combining multiple images (I believe I used 8 in this panorama) in Lightroom, to get a single, panoramic shot: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 28-135mm IS […]

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Fun Friday: Downhill Slalom

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a Bighorn Sheep ram that was climbing around the slopes of the Badlands, while the rest of the group was grazing on the tall prairie grasses at the bottom. Although “sure footed”, this ram had quite a ride to the bottom of the rock formation, when he was ready to […]

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Mallard drake

Today’s post features a Mallard drake that was swimming next to the dock, while I worked in the butterfly garden at the Lake of the Ozarks: Coming up … more action with the Bighorn rams of the Badlands NP. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon 100-400mm IS lens, with IS “On” Handheld, […]

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