Category Archives: Nature Photography

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Update on the Twins

Today’s post features some updated images of the twin White-tailed Deer fawns, along with momma doe, as they foraged in my front yard yesterday morning. Again, I had to shoot through glass and window screen to get these shots, so the quality is not quite what I like. I’d love to be outside and capture […]

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Zebras in My Garden!

During our recent “cool” spell, I spent the mornings in my rural Missouri butterfly garden, weeding and taking care of the garden. At one point, I looked up and saw three Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) butterflies busy seeking nectar from some of the many plants. So I ran inside, grabbed my camera and returned to […]

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A Mellow Yellow

Yesterday morning, just after the sun was rising over the western horizon, I ventured out into one of my rural Missouri prairie gardens to look for some dragonflies. I did find a few, but it was still early and lots of dew, so most of them were still hunkered down. But the landscape is developing […]

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Cattle Egret Dispute

Today’s post comes from my recent (February 2018) photo trip to Florida. While kayaking around Bird Island (a rookery near St. Petersburg), I captured a series of images of a couple of Cattle Egrets that were busy in a nesting territorial dispute on the island: During nesting season, you must always be ready for the […]

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2018 FOY Roseatte Spoonbill

Today’s post features some new photos I captured of a Roseatte Spoonbill, my targeted species of my February trip to Florida. The Roseatte Spoonbill is one of my favorite birds to photograph. I just love the beautiful pinks/reds of this magnificent bird. I only wish we had some in Missouri! While photographing at the Venice […]

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Trying Something New

Today’s post is not so much about nature photography as it is about nature-attracting plants. Earlier this spring I purchased a couple of Angel’s Trumpet plants (Datura) to add to my butterfly garden. These beauties are known as a host plant for the hummingbird moth. Since I’ve seen a few hummingbird moths in my garden […]

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American Eagle Day

Today is American Eagle Day and I’m featuring some of my favorite Bald Eagle images I’ve captured over the years. Eagles are one of the top 5 subjects I like to photograph. As we celebrate today, please enjoy some bald eagles I’ve met along the journey: Just a very small collection of my Bald Eagle […]

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A Welcomed Second Chance

If you recall a recent post featuring a very young white-tailed deer fawn, I had an enormous amount of difficulty trying to photograph it as the doe and fawn grazed about my front yard; the lighting was very low, and I had to shoot through a double window and screen. I have been waiting and […]

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Wishful Thinking

Been busy doing some detailed research for an upcoming photo trip to beautiful Glacier National Park (Montana). There will be numerous photo ops … beautiful sunrises and sunsets, breathtaking scenery, mountain wildflowers and clear lakes, abundant wildlife (mountain goats, bighorn sheep, marmots, pika, Colombia ground squirrels, and possibly a brown bear or two), and (with […]

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Indian Pinks

Today’s post features some wildflowers that I planted last year, for the hummingbirds that call my acreage home in the summer. The Indian Pinks (Spigelia marilandica), is a very colorful wildflower that hummingbirds are often attracted to. Here are a few images I captured the other day: And moving in for a tight, macro image […]

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