Ribbbbit!




  Yesterday morning, I did something I haven’t been able to do in a long time … a very long time. I loaded up my gear and headed out with the kayak (“Rubber Duckie”) for a wonderful morning of nature photography. I was able to get out a couple of times last summer, but the […]

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Unexpected Surprise




Yesterday was a very successful day in the field. While conducting another woodland wildflower, in-the-field workshop, I found a “life” wildflower … a few Jack-in-the-Pulpits, which I’ll share in an upcoming post. After the workshop ended, I decided to check out the nearby natural prairie for progress with wildflowers there. On my trek through the […]

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Testing the Limits




While editing some older images, I found a couple of images captured from the kayak, of a small frog “hiding” in a lily pad. Reviewing the image data, I realized these images were made by hand-holding the camera/macro lens combo. I used a very small aperture to throw the background out-of-focus. This also caused a […]

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Fun Friday: Ribbitt




On warmer days, I’m beginning to hear a chorus of frogs from our pond behind the house. Reminds me of the time I kayaked up to a large lily pad with a frog hidden inside: Patiently awaiting when I can once again kayak among the lily pads and experience some more wonderful surprises! By the […]

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Fun Friday: Froggie Travels by Air




During my last day at the Venice Rookery (I spent 3 mornings photographing the roosting/nesting birds of the rookery), I decided it was time to capture some birds as they flew back to the rookery, carrying stick and branches in their beaks, for nestbuilding. I had been shooting great egrets and great blue herons as […]

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Breakfast hors d’oeuvres (Re-post)




(Originally published July 2010) On my last kayak outing, I was hoping to see Momma Raccoon (Procyon lotor) with her 5 kits again. They are so much fun to watch/photograph. Mom is very patient with them; while she forages for food and tries to teach them the ropes, some of the youngsters follow her closely, […]

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Another Fun Friday




Time again for another “Fun Friday” post, just a simple but fun photo! Today’s photo is a rather large bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) that I found some time ago when driving around Squaw Creek NWR, located in northwest Missouri. I was on a 10-mile auto tour, gravel road and the frog was right in the middle of […]

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