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Teeny, Tiny Dynamo




Captured last Thursday, this very small, white wildflower was found on a woodland near my rural Missouri home. I’m not sure what the identification is … so far, I haven’t found any images that compare favorably with it. If you might know what this little beauty is, I’d appreciate your assistance! The tiny flowers are […]

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Wheel of Fortune




Last Thursday morning, I was conducting a “workshop shorty” with a student when I came upon this wonderful-looking Blue-eyed Mary wildflower. What caught my eye on this particular flower was the wonderful, “wheel/spoke” composition the flower was exhibiting. Positioning my tripod above the flower, so that I would be shooting straight down, I moved in […]

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Fun Friday: The Neighborhood Just Got Louder




Last weekend I was working just outside my walkout basement door when I heard a lot of loud, excruciating screeches coming from my back yard. Walking around the corner, I spotted a Red-shouldered Hawk circling over the woodland. Hearing one of these hawks is not atypical; a pair has been nesting in my neighbor’s yard […]

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It’s All In the Name




A couple of days ago, I was leaving the woodland where I had been photographing wildflowers, when I ran across some Spring Beauty wildflowers, some of the small wildflowers that typically are very early bloomers. With just a few Spring Beauties blooming, and my need to move on to some errands that needed to be […]

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Invasion of the Trout Lilies




I spent a good part of the day on Friday, chasing the spring woodland wildflowers near my rural Missouri home. My target species was Bloodroot, but none were found blooming. However, I did find a lot of wildflowers in bloom. The Virginia Bluebells appear to be near or at peak right now, making the woodland […]

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Great Blue Herons




Another common bird found on the Aransas NWR during my winter trip to the Texas Gulf Coast, was the Great Blue Heron: A very common bird, but one always fun to watch/photograph! Photographic Equipment Used: Top Image: Canon 5D Mark III body; Bottom Image: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + […]

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Foggy White Birds




While in Texas this past winter, I saw a lot of American White Pelicans that were wintering on the Aransas NWR. Early one morning, we had a nice layer of fog settle over the refuge, where we came upon some pelicans. In this image, a large group of white, wading birds were busy feeding in […]

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A Peek Inside the Bell




When photographing nature, I always look to find “different” ways of photographing something. In this case, I found a Virginia Bluebell wildflower with a clump of flower buds and a single bell open. I was wondering what it would look like, grabbing a capture looking down the bell of the flower. I captured 20 images, […]

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Violets, Anyone?




Found a few Common Violet (Viola sororia) wildflowers growing in the nearby woodland a few days ago. Here are a couple of images I captured during my woodland hike: Right now, we’re getting quite a bit of rain. Can’t wait for a lull in the rain so I can get back out to see what […]

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Playin’ the Bells




After posting my first-of-year Virginia Bluebell in bloom on Friday, I headed back out to see if the bloom had progressed further. I was pleasantly surprised to find many bluebells in bloom. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured this past Friday in the rural Missouri woodland: With so many brilliant blue […]

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