Sky Ablazin’




(This post originally published in October 2010) My last kayak outing was a wonderful morning. Not only was I able to capture some nice Wood Duck (Aix sponsas) flight shots, but an incredible sunrise developed right in front of my eyes. First, there was some unexpected fog present as I launched the kayak into the […]

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet




(This post originally published in October 2010) While “deer hunting” in the kayak yesterday, I was fortunate to come upon a new, “life” bird … the Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula):     When I first spotted this little bird, I wasn’t sure what I was watching. As he moved his head, the red crown flashed, […]

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A New Way to Deer Hunt




(This post originally published in October 2010) Late last week, I was photographing Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) as they flew about … one of my favorite local subjects is to photograph these beautiful ducks as they fly about the kayak. It was a bit slow where I had Rubber Ducky parked, but I heard a […]

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Two Men and A Hen




(This post originally published in October 2010) No frills or long stories for today’s post. Just a photo, taken from my kayak, a couple of years ago at a local, Missouri Conservation Area. This image shows a trio of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) flying overhead, two males (drakes) and one hen (female). The Wood Duck […]

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WooHoo, the Ducks are Here!




(This post originally published in October 2010) D-Day (“Duck Day”) is finally here … the annual fall migration has begun and the first of the ducks have arrived in west-central Missouri. Located along the Mississippi flyway, we see many different species of ducks/geese during the spring and fall migrations. Over the past 2 days, I […]

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Pitter Patter of Little Feet




(This post originally published in October 2010) Our home is located in a very rural area of west-central Missouri. We have 10 acres of land that includes ~7 acres of wooded land and ~ 3 acres of meadow (now our “front and back yard”) and the typical wildlife that accompanies this type of landscape. We […]

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Fall Colors on the Prairie




(This post originally published in October 2010) Here are a few images I recently took in the Prairie Meadow, exhibiting the fall colors that are now upon us. The first image is a sunflower that is covered with the early morning frost:   The meadow is covered with Smooth Sumac that is now showing their […]

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You Know Winter’s Approaching …




(This post originally published in October 2010) … whenever beavers pile freshly-cut saplings on top of their lodge, and pile plenty of mud around them to keep them in place: Lately, I have noticed this activity around 2 of the area beaver lodges I frequent. Unfortunately, this construction/repair activity almost always occurs during the nightime […]

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Sleepy Time Bears




(This post originally published in October 2010) As I was reviewing images for yesterday’s post of the Brown Bear fight, I ran into a couple of interesting images from that trip to Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp. When the sows with cubs are feeding on fish in the fall, they often will take a nap during […]

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When Bears Get Grumpy




(This post originally published in October 2010) Reaching back into the archives, I found these images that tell a really neat story. These images were taken in September 2004 during my first visit to Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp (Alaska), where I spent a week in the camp and photographed beautiful brown bears (coastal grizzlies) everyday. […]

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