None Fresher Than These!

During last week’s photo trip to a Master Gardener friend’s butterfly garden near Paola, KS, I was fortunate to watch a Pipevine Swallowtail as she laid her eggs on a Dutchman’s Pipevine plant (host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail). I was unable to capture the actual egg laying process as she was about 18-inches above […]

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A Pearl Crescent Party!

While walking past my butterfly garden yesterday, I looked down to see a party going on in a nice clump of Black-eyed Susans. There were at least a couple dozen Pearl Crescent butterflies busy collecting nectar from the wildflowers. Here is a small portion of them: Later, once the sun had gone behind the treeline […]

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Bombarded by Dragons

Today’s post features a couple of photos captured over the past few days in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. Dragonflies seem to swarm around garden … I suspect they have a wide variety of small insects to choose from here. Here is a Widow Skimmer, resting on a plant stake. In the background one of […]

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Fun Friday: Dazed & Confused

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured this morning as I was preparing some other images for today’s blog post. As I worked at the computer, I looked up and noticed that this “new butterfly species” (a male American Goldfinch … does he think he is a butterfly???) was busy feeding on purple […]

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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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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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Fun Fri: Ready or Not, Here I Am

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from the Venice Rookery (Florida), where I captured this beautiful male (in fantastic breeding plumage) calling out loudly as he approaches the rookery nesting site: Coming up: more Florida travel images and some woodland wildflowers. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens Bogen 3021 […]

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Home Construction

When I visited the Venice Rookery (Florida) this past February, there was tons of activity by the Great Egrets. Besides the one pair of egrets that were being incubated (in last Friday’s post), all of the other egrets were busy attracting mates or collecting sticks and building their nests. Here are a few of my […]

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