Stillwater Surprise




While in Stillwater, Oklahoma in April (for the Stillwater Art Festival), I decided to stay an extra evening and drive back the day after the show was over (hoping to avoid some of the nasty weather we had been experiencing over the weekend). After getting my luggage packed and just hanging around the motel, I […]

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Fun Friday: You Lookin’ at Me?




During last weekend’s art festival in downtown Stillwater, Oklahoma, my booth was directly in front of the Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Museum of Art. On both sides of the entrance to the museum, were flower beds that contained very colorful violas. To go one step further, these colorful little beauties appeared to be tiny faces […]

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Dreaming of Spring




Today in the Midwest, it will be spring … on January 28 … if only for a day! Our forecast in west-central Missouri is for the temperatures to soar to above 70F! But then winter sets back in as we make a large temperature drop tomorrow. But while it’s springy … actually, even summer-like, I’m […]

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Fun Friday: My Personal WatchDog




A funny moment in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains … woke up one morning and looked outside my camper to find my own, personal bodyguard … a large American Bison: Bison roam freely on the Wichita Mountains NWR, even in the campground! I had to carefully exit the camper and walk around my camper and to the […]

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Doggin’ It In the Wichita Mountains




Today’s post features more images of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma: Spring in the Wichita Mountains is a wonderful place for the photographer! So many things to photograph and comfortable temperatures. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 2 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot from […]

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Nothing to Sneeze At!




Today I’m featuring some Black-tailed Prairie Dogs that I captured in a meadow of Sneezeweed wildflowers, captured in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma: I’m hoping to get back down to the Wichita Mountains in 2015. If I make it, these guys will be one of the target species I’ll photograph! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D […]

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Awesome Wildflowers




When hiking the meadows in the Wichita Mountains (SW Oklahoma) recently, I came upon a small clump of some wonderful wildflowers: With some help from some nature friends, I found out these are Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana). They were pretty similar to the Wild Hyacinth we have on our prairies back in Missouri, but were […]

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Fun Friday: Lady Beetle




Commonly called a “Ladybug”, this is really a beetle (I remember going through Master Gardener classes 12 years ago, and this was drilled into our heads by our entomologist instructor!). Actually our “ladybug beetles” are in the Family Coccinellidae, and are comprised of several species, within at least three genera. Not sure, but this one […]

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Spiderwort, a Focused Look




While photographing in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains, I did a lot of shooting for focus-stacking, a technique I’ve been playing around with lately. Focus-stacking is the process of making many images of the subject, using a very shallow depth of field (DOF), and varying the focusing point. Once a set of images has been captured, they […]

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Beautiful Bird in a Beautiful Setting




Another favorite photographic subject that I look for in the Wichita Mountains (Oklahoma) is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus). Until the last few years, there were none where I live. Now, I occasionally will see one sitting on an overhead wire, with the obvious clue being the extremely long tail. In the Wichita Mountains, they […]

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