Category Archives: Photography Workshop

More Bald Eagle Images From Day 1




Today’s post includes some more images captured on Day 1 of my recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop. Starting out extremely cold, the day ended up still cold (but a few degrees warmer) and the steam burned off, leaving us with some nice, blue skies with a few, puffy white clouds dispersed across the sky. […]

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A Steamy Situation, and More




Some more intense steam rising from the Mississippi River images from Day 1 of the workshop: Later in the morning, the sun began to rise and gave a nice yellow tint to the steam and surrounding area, as a lone Bald Eagle flew across the river: Later in the day, the steam subsided, probably due […]

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Playing ‘Hot Potato’




I had a really great photo workshop with the wintering Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River last week. It was a small group photo workshop with 3 participants and myself. We were graced with a large showing of Bald Eagles, as well as large numbers of Common Mergansers, a few Mallards, and a lone American […]

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Cold but Colorful




Starting to get things ready for next week’s “Wintering Bald Eagles” workshop on the Mississippi River. I’ve got nearly a full group and everyone is getting excited to photograph the wintering bald eagles. The weather also looks to be ready for a great time with the eagles … temperatures will be cold, but will certainly […]

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Keeping My Fingers Crossed!




A few days ago, I stopped by a local, Missouri Department of Conservation area. I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of locations that had been recently plowed. In the past, these areas had been used to grow sunflowers in the summer, but had not been planted for 3 years. So, I’m keeping my […]

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2015 Faves, Part 3




In Part 3 of my 2015 Favorite images/trips, I’m highlighting a small portion of the many beautiful spring woodland wildflowers that I photographed this past spring. Woodland wildflowers begin emerging in early spring, typically March-April, and their timing is wonderful for curing my “cabin fever” that has built up over the winter! Here are some […]

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Wintering Bald Eagles 2016




Today’s post features some of the wintering Bald Eagle images I captured over 4 days this past January, near the Quad Cities (eastern Iowa/western Illinois). I have just made plans to conduct a small group, 3-day photo workshop with the Quad Cities wintering eagles in January 2016. If you might be interested in attending, you […]

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Proverbial Needle in a Haystack




During my recent Misssouri woodland wildflower workshops, we found two Striped Cream Violets (Viola striata) along the rocky hillside where the Columbine wildflowers grow. Here are a few I captured during a couple of the workshops: Note: the bud just to the left (in the above photo) is a Violet Wood Sorrel, which grow rampant […]

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Blue Phlox, Post 2




In yesterday’s post, I featured some individual flower/plant images of the Blue Phlox woodland wildflowers. In today’s post, I’m featuring images of groups of Blue Phlox growing in small colonies: As mentioned in my last post, this has to be the best display of Blue Phlox at this location that I’ve seen! Can it get […]

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May Is Near!




On my last woodland wildflower workshop, we found some May Apples (Podophyllum peltatum) that were beginning to show their flower bud … although it is still May.  If you are not familiar with the May Apple, also sometimes called Mandrake, is a rather large plant, up to 12″-18″ tall, with a single white flower. The […]

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