A New Way to Deer Hunt




(This post originally published in October 2010) Late last week, I was photographing Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) as they flew about … one of my favorite local subjects is to photograph these beautiful ducks as they fly about the kayak. It was a bit slow where I had Rubber Ducky parked, but I heard a […]

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Pitter Patter of Little Feet




(This post originally published in October 2010) Our home is located in a very rural area of west-central Missouri. We have 10 acres of land that includes ~7 acres of wooded land and ~ 3 acres of meadow (now our “front and back yard”) and the typical wildlife that accompanies this type of landscape. We […]

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The Buck Stops Here




This past weekend I drove to central Kansas in hopes of photographing some rare and endangered Whooping Cranes that are migrating to their wintering grounds at Aransas NWR in southern Texas. Unfortunately, as we reached our destination, the area was under a severe storm. Winds of up to 90 mph were recorded, along with a […]

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Fun Friday: Let’s Make A Deal




Do you want Door #1? … Or Door #2? … Or Door #3? Today’s post comes from my kayaking excursion that I made Wednesday morning. I was cruising a Missouri waterway, looking for beaver activity as they prepare for the upcoming winter. However, I did not expect to find this scene, the young buck standing […]

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Oh, Dear!




… I mean, “Oh, Deer!” Yesterday morning, I grabbed the kayak and drove to an area where I have photographed beavers several times. The morning was crisp (~31F) but I still immensely enjoy getting into the water while I can, before winter sets in. While sitting in the kayak, waiting for some beaver activity to […]

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“Leftovers”




One more post from the local sunflower field, then I’m moving on to the second half of my July Colorado photo trip. Today’s “leftovers” includes some non-bird flying creatures, an unusual large bird, and a pair of land mammals that visited the sunflower field during my multiple trips there. Oh, yes, and a short video […]

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Fun Friday: May I Have Your Attention, Please!




    Gee, wish my kids would have paid me this much attention when they were younger!           Online-Photography-Classes.com

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Young Velvet Buck




Another mammal often seen in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma is the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). In the middle of the afternoon, a small group of deer would often walk right into our campground. Habituated to people here, they would walk right up to us, looking for a handout. The velvety, vascular covering on the […]

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