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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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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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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Out-of-State Visitor

Today I’m featuring a “lifer” wildflower for me, the Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid. This little beauty was found on Noah Brown’s Prairie (southern Missouri) a couple of weeks ago. Very small, very dainty, and somewhat difficult to photograph among the taller prairie grasses and plants. I captured a sequence of 22 images, using the focus-stacking […]

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Collecting the Sweets

Last week, when photographing some of the prairies in southern Missouri, I captured this nectar-hungry fly working on an Ox-eye Daisy wildflower: It’s always amazing to see what and how many different types of insects depend on our natural prairies. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark III body Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens Bogen 3021 […]

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I Was Singin’ the Blues!

Today’s post features some pale blue Prairie Larkspur wildflowers I found on Linden’s Prairie, in southern Missouri last week. Usually when I find larkspur on the prairie, it is white. But this pale blue really caught my attention … and had me singin’ the blues! Here are a couple of my favorite images: Coming up […]

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Putting the Paintbrush in Focus

Today I’m featuring some more wildflowers from my recent trip to Noah Brown’s Prairie in southern Missouri. The Indian Paintbrush has always been one of my favorite wildflowers to find. Since I’ve been working with a few photographers on using selective focus, I thought this would be a good time to compare the basic ways […]

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