Category Archives: Photography Workshop

Jack-in-the-Pulpits




Today’s post comes from last spring. Towards the end of spring, I was conducting one of my “shortie” woodland wildflower workshops, and was helping one of the students photograph some gorgeous Bluebells. As she patiently worked at moving her tripod around to find the ideal composition, I decided to sit down and let her work […]

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Bald Eagles As Seen by Others




Today’s post features a few images captured by workshop attendees on my recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” workshop on the Mississippi River. I asked everyone to send me 3-4 of their favorite images they captured during the 3-day workshop and here is what I received. From Pat G.: From Wanda O.: From Karen W.: As you […]

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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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