Mornin’ Sunshine (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) While in the prairie meadow the last couple of mornings, while waiting for the prairie birds to become active, I played around with some sunrise and early morning landscape shots by using my 500mm, f/4 telephoto lens. Not your common setup for this type of work, but I […]

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A Kentuckian Meets a Missourian (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) Well, I finally did it … been thinking about hauling my 500mm lens and equipment up the hill to the upper prairie meadow for some time now, but the thought of lugging the stuff up the hill was always a “no vote” for the idea. Not that I […]

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Fun Friday: Curious Calf

Today’s Fun Friday post is an image I made when photographing Moose (Alces alces) at Sandy Stream Pond in Maine’s Baxter State Park in 2006. While photographing, a cow moose swam across the pond, followed by her calf. Once on shore, mom began foraging along the bank. Her calf, on the other hand, was more […]

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Once Again …

… here is our friend the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) from the Squaw Creek NWR, in northwest Missouri (this is the same heron I featured in yesterday’s post). This guy was an excellent fisherman, catching many more fish than not. I was surprised at the small size of the fish he was catching. In […]

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Is It Real, or Is It Memorex (2012)?

Take a quick peek at this image and, without reading further down, give me your impression … is it real? what is going on? anything look strange to you? Well, the above image was rotated 180-degrees. Here is what the actual image looked like: This was simply a reflection of the Great Blue Heron (Ardea […]

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Trumpeter Swans, Part 2

Today, my blog picks back up with the Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) that I photographed at Squaw Creek NWR, in northwest Missouri, last week. In my last swan post (Trumpeter Swans, Part 1) I posted photos of trumpeter swan families as they rested and fed on the refuge waters. Today’s post includes some flight shots […]

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And Yet Some More Prairie Images (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August, 2010) Here are a few more images made in the Prairie Meadow the other day. This first image is a Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia) that let me get extremely close to it:   A short distance later, I ran upon one of the many Large Wood Nymph Butterflies (Cercyonis […]

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More Images from the Prairie Meadow (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August, 2010) Continuing from yesterday’s post of recent images from my nearby prairie meadow (if you missed that post, click on this link: Yesterday in the¬†Prairie Meadow), today’s post has a few wildflowers and an¬†interesting critter I ran across. As you may recall, there was an extremely heavy dew that […]

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Fun Friday: A Macro Lens for Moose Photography?

While editing images on my external hard drive the other day, I found some moose photos that I made in 2006 in Baxter State Park, Maine. Today’s “Fun Friday” post shows you don’t really need a good telephoto lens to make nice moose images … a good macro lens will work just as well! And […]

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Trumpeter Swans, Part 1

In today’s post, I’m featuring the reason I spent 2 days this week at Squaw Creek NWR, in northwestern Missouri … the Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator). Just a few short years ago, the trumpeter swan could not (easily) be found in Missouri. But starting 3-4 years ago, the swans began stopping at the Squaw Creek […]

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