Fun Friday: ViceroyMania




Yesterday morning, before getting to work on my large backlog of “things to do”, I decided I would fix my coffee and sit on the front porch and enjoy it while watching nature around me at my rural Missouri home. This was especially nice since our temperatures have really cooled off overnight, with expected highs […]

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Woodland Beauty




First, I want to thank the many messages of encouragement and the many prayers for me and my wife during her unexpected illness and subsequent passing. Me and my family are humbled by the many cards, e-mails and messages sent via social media. They are all much appreciated! Over the last few days, arrangements for […]

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Enter the Dragon’s Lair, Part 3




In Part 3 of this mini-series, I’m featuring a Banded Pennant dragonfly that was photographed last week at a local Missouri Conservation Area: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5 to f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 500 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/200 sec. to 1/250 sec.    

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Enter the Dragon’s Lair, Part 2




In part 2 of this mini-series, I’m featuring some of the many Eastern Amberwings dragonflies that I found at a local Missouri Conservation Area last week. These are some of my favorite dragonflies. They are such a beautiful color, although sometimes a bit more difficult to find due to the transparent amber coloration of the […]

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Enter the Dragon’s Lair, Part 1




Last week while photographing wildflowers, I noticed an awful lot of dragonflies now active. So Tuesday morning I decided to exchange my macro lens for my favorite wildlife lens, the Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens and go “dragon hunting”. I was not disappointed … several species were observed and photographed. Today’s post features one of […]

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A New “Play Place”




McDonald’s has nothing on me … I now have a new “play place” available for prairie wildflower photography! Last summer, the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) purchased a natural prairie remnant not too far from my home. As a member of MPF, I attended a tour of this new prairie a few weeks ago and have […]

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Fun Friday: Can’t Stay Dry!




From last week’s visit to Prairie State Park (in the nearly constant rain): Getting ready to head out to Shaw Nature Reserve (outside St. Louis, MO).  Checking out the wildflowers, then attending a “Wildflower Seed Collection/Conservation” class.  Back with more posts on Monday :o)  

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Fun Friday: FOY Clearwing Moth




This past week, while photographing wildflowers in a rainy mist at Prairie State Park, I was hiking through a thick bed of wet clover while making my way towards some Flowering Dogwood trees that were in bloom. While maneuvering the thick clover, I scared up a Clearwing Moth. Being wet and a rainy mist still […]

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Fuzzy Little Fly




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Fun Friday: Pollinator At Work!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a wonderful, Green Metallic Bee that is busy pollinating one of my favorite prairie wildflowers … the Spiderwort. Using a macro lens and tripod, I was able to get quite close to this busy little guy; he was so engrossed with his job of pollinating, that he paid little attention […]

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