Trying Something New

Today’s post is not so much about nature photography as it is about nature-attracting plants. Earlier this spring I purchased a couple of Angel’s Trumpet plants (Datura) to add to my butterfly garden. These beauties are known as a host plant for the hummingbird moth. Since I’ve seen a few hummingbird moths in my garden […]

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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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Indian Pinks

Today’s post features some wildflowers that I planted last year, for the hummingbirds that call my acreage home in the summer. The Indian Pinks (Spigelia marilandica), is a very colorful wildflower that hummingbirds are often attracted to. Here are a few images I captured the other day: And moving in for a tight, macro image […]

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Fresh From the Nursery

Saturday evening, just as the sun was falling below the hilly treeline to the west of my rural Missouri home, I was watching a movie on tv when my driveway monitor sounded off. I walked over to a window and looked to see who would be coming over at this time of evening. What I […]

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A Cat in My Garden

Over the past few days, I’ve been working in and around my rural Missouri butterfly garden. As I weeded, I looked over and discovered this Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar that was busy munching on some parsley that I planted a few weeks ago: I have planted several herbs in my butterfly garden. Parsley is one of […]

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Warbler Time, Again!

Yesterday was a great “working” day. I conducted a full-day, private workshop to work with a photographer on gaining proper exposures when photographing birds. Since the client was also a kayaker, we kayaked for half of the day and then broke for lunch, following that with downloading and critiquing his images. We had a great […]

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Jack’s Back!

Today’s post features one of my favorite spring, woodland wildflowers, the Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Every spring, when I begin making my almost-daily woodland hikes in search of finding wildflowers to photograph, I always spend some time checking out the hilly slopes, in hopes of finding the Jack-in-the-Pulpit. This unusual wildflower can be quite difficult to spot. In […]

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Variegated False Solomon’s Seal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch … After taking a little time off from the blog, I feel recharged and ready to go! After returning from my Oklahoma art festival, I felt the need to just “kick back” and enjoy life a little bit. In my absence, I have weeded and pruned back my butterfly garden, […]

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Spring Color Arrives

Whew, been quite busy getting new prints ready for my upcoming first-of-year art show. I’ll be in Stillwater, Oklahoma soon for the Stillwater Arts Festival (if you live nearby, hope to see you there!). And I’ve been busy teaching a 6-week class in digital SLR photography; I have a wonderful group of photographers that are […]

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Wednesday morning saw a rare event … a “Super Blue Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse)”. The last time we had one of these was approximately 150 years ago! To capture this event, I was really challenged. First, the eclipse would be occurring in the morning hours as sunrise was beginning. It also was in the very […]

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