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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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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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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Elk Enjoying the Wildflowers




Over the past week, I’ve highlighted a few of the many wildflowers growing in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. But there’s a few more to share. In one area, I found meadows of gold … I’m not sure, but looked like a species of Coreopsis. They resembled the Lanceleaf Coreopsis, except a lot of burgundy […]

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Sensitive Briar




Another wildflower growing in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma is the Sensitive Briar (Schrankia uncinata). This unique flower is a creeping or trailing plant of dry areas, entirely covered by hooked barbs. Here are a few of my favorite images, showing both the plant structure and a closeup of the flower: Almost looks like a […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings




To all my friends and followers, wishing you Thanksgiving Blessings on this holiday!   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!    

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Fun Friday: Ready or Not, Here I Come!




Keeping with my recent theme of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs, these two pups were very playful, chasing each other around the burrows and taking every opportunity to jump on each other, as this one is about to do!             Online-Photography-Classes.com  

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Black-tailed Prairie Dogs




Today’s post includes a few more Black-tailed Prairie Dogs from the Wichita Mountains prairie dog town, in Oklahoma. The town was so active, it was often difficult to single out a single dog to shoot! But when you could single one out, it usually was good:   “Running to Greet Me”   “Standing Tall”   […]

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