Visions of Spring




While editing yesterday’s photo of the Monarch butterfly chrysalis, I also saw these images, which were never featured in a blog post. Also in my sister-in-law’s garden, were these beautiful flowers: The top two are lilies and the bottom two are wildflowers, all contained in a flower garden behind her house. I always enjoy photographing […]

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Monarch Chrysalis




I came across this image while editing my Lightroom catalog last evening … another image I have not previously published: At first, I thought it was a swallowtail chrysalis, but after a closer look, it is a Monarch’s chrysalis. This was hanging from one of my sister-in-law’s flowers in one of her flower gardens, in […]

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Water Lilies




Today’s post is another from my recent Minnesota trip. While photographing on the Sherburne NWR, I came upon a large number of water lilies blooming in the refuge waters. I don’t have any ID on these, but they sure were a wonderful sight! July and August are great months to find water plants in bloom, […]

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Fun Friday: Albino Bigbird?




When we were in Minnesota, a few weeks ago, I think we found an albino Bigbird: Actually this was one of the roosters my sister-in-law has at her home. But you have to admit, he has a canny appearance of being Sesame Street’s Bigbird’s albino sibling! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon […]

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Sherburne’s Bald Eagles




While photographing on Minnesota’s Sherburne NWR recently, the refuge Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were seen all over the refuge. While driving around one of the many water pools, this eagle was sitting in a dead tree above the water: Driving a bit farther, the overhead, fading moon could be seen above the perched eagle: When […]

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Dressed in Less Red




In yesterday’s post (“Dressed in Red”), I featured the very red coloration of the male Half-banded Toper dragonfly (Sympetrum semicinctum). In today’s post, I’m featuring what I believe to be is the female of this species; if I’m incorrect, please let me know. Here are a couple of my favorite images: Not real sure if […]

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Juvenile Sandhill Cranes




While visiting Minnesota this past weekend, one morning I took a short trip to nearby Sherburne NWR. During my past few trips to Minnesota, I always like to visit Sherburne … always seems to be a lot of things to photograph at this beautiful refuge. As I drove around “Wildlife Drive”, I came upon a […]

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Fun Friday: What’s Bigger Than a Minnesota Skeeter?




A:  A Minnesota Dragonfly! Over the past week, I’ve been busy attending my wife’s family reunion in east-central Minnesota. While in Minnesota, we stayed at my wife’s sister’s house. She is a wonderful gardener and I couldn’t help but notice this very large “dragonfly” she fabricated and affixed to one of the trees in the […]

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Gooseberry Falls




Another waterfall that I encountered along Minnesota’s North Shore was Gooseberry Falls, located within Gooseberry State Park. This waterfall is a very photogenic one, and even has a cave at the far end! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 28mm-135mm IS lens Bogen 3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead 3-stop […]

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Go With the Flow




Back in September, I traveled to Minnesota’s North Shore to photograph the fall colors. Along the shores of Lake Superior, Tettegouche State Park lies. The Baptism River runs through the park, making it’s way down to the lake. And on the Baptism River lies Illgen Falls. Here are a few images of the Baptism River, […]

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