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Pretty Ladies!

Today’s post features another common visitor to our lakeside butterfly garden … the Painted Lady. Enjoy my recent walks through our gardens! More species coming up … including the grand Monarchs that have been visiting!   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 200 […]

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That Silver Lining

Today’s post features a few images I captured the past few days, in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. Today’s featured butterfly is the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), which is very common in our gardens right now. Small, and seemingly drab, this butterfly’s characteristic silver/white spot really makes identification fast and easy … and […]

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Fun Friday: Can We Bee Friends?

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features an image I captured yesterday in our lake home (Lake of the Ozarks, MO) butterfly garden. As I entered the garden to water the plants, there were butterflies and pollinators everywhere! In today’s post, both a Painted Lady butterfly (not the most photogenic specimen, with it’s tattered wings) and a […]

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A Cause for Eye Strain

Today’s post features a bird that likes to hide among the rocks of Mt. Evans, in Colorado. The White-tailed Ptarmigan wears a great coat of feathers that hides him against the rocks as he forages … in the summer months. However, in winter, that coat changes to a white coat that hides him in the […]

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Comet NEOWISE Visits the Lake

Today’s post features some astrophotographs that I captured at the Lake of the Ozarks, late last week. Comet NEOWISE was the target, as it flew above the Lake. Still being a bit unfamiliar with scenic landscapes (with a northern exposure, necessary to capture NEOWISE), I settled for shooting around the little town of Laurie, Missouri […]

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My, What Long Legs You Have!

Today’s post features images of a wonderful little shore bird, the Black-necked Stilt, that I captured during my February photo trip to Florida. Myakka River State Park is a wonderful place to see/photograph birds. One of the unique birds I sometimes see here is the Black-necked Stilt. Standing tall with their skinny, long legs, they […]

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The Iridescent Bird

Today’s post features the Glossy Ibis, a very colorful wading bird often found in Florida. This medium-sized bird has a glossy iridescent bronze-green body color, that seems to change colors as the bird moves about and as seen from different viewing angles. In these images, this bird is foraging in the Myakka River (Myakka River […]

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A Shot in the Dark

Today’s post features an image I captured this past Monday evening, from the back yard at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. I first became interested in astrophotography a few years ago. Since then, I always try to find a unique place to shoot the annual Perseids meteor shower (August), as well as other opportunities, […]

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School is Back in Session

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured from our boat dock at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) a couple of days ago. While wandering around the dock, I saw multiple “hot spots”, where the water was “zig-zagging” around, in beautiful spirals. As one of these spirals approached the dock, I could see […]

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The Wild Side

Today’s post comes from Florida’s “Wild and Scenic” Myakka River and the Myakka River State Park that contains it. Here are 3 of my favorite landscape images I captured this past February, during a photo trip to Florida. Spanish moss, air plants, and tons of tropical species of plants inhabit the park, everywhere you may […]

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