Category Archives: Nature Photography

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No Dirty Bird Here!

Today’s post features a few images from a spring birding photo trip I did in 2012 (I’m currently spending some “Covid Time” reviewing/editing some older images in my database). The Painted Bunting (male shown in these images) is possibly the most colorful bird we have. Found in the southern U.S., these little birds are quite […]

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Getting Impatient!

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured during one of my last Short-eared Owl photo trips to Shawnee Prairie, located in SW Missouri. These prairie owls frequently migrate south to Missouri prairies during the winter months, before returning to their northern prairies in spring. These guys are so much fun to watch and […]

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Fun Friday: Table For 2 Please!

Today’s post features a couple of Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies as they share a “table”, using a zinnia flower as their dinner table:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark3 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 400 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/6000 sec.    

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Yellow-bellied Visitors

Today’s post features another butterfly visitor to our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden this past summer, the Cloudless Sulphur. Typically a nice yellow color (as it’s name “sulphur” implies), there seemed to be several that were more white, or pale green, than the standard yellow. The sulphurs were content on our large zinnia […]

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Spicebush Swallowtails

Today’s post features some of the many (and I mean many!) Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies that visited our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden this summer.  Hardly a day went by without seeing at least 2-3 of these beautiful butterflies: They were frequent visitors to the zinnias and the “Blushing Suzy” flowering vines. Nectar was […]

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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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Colorful Kayak Trip

Today’s post features an image that I ran upon yesterday, while reviewing my past photographic images. A few years ago, while kayaking at a nearby Missouri Conservation Area, I paddled by a beautiful male Prothonotary Warbler: In spring, it is always a joy to kayak one of the nearby waterways and see what new warblers […]

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Fall Fishing

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured in the past few days from our boat dock, at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. As bird migrations continue to move birds through the area, this Pied-billed Grebe was an inspiration to me as he swam around the cove, frequently diving to find a fish […]

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Fun Friday: Water Jockeys

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured yesterday at our lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). As fish have been very actively lately, the gulls are also active as they seek out the small morsels awaiting them. As one gull sat on our buoy (watching for fish, without expending the […]

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Finally!!!

Today’s post features an image I captured a few weeks ago, from our dock on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. With several migrating Ospreys stopping here for about a week, they were often seen circling above the lake, and diving for fish when one was spotted. I have tried, unsuccessfully, for several years to […]

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