Yearly Archives: 2012


Johnson’s Shut-Ins

A while back, I began posting some wildflower images from a spring trip I made in 2012, to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. This park is located in southeast Missouri, not far from the Missouri “bootheel”. Today’s post includes a few images I made of the “shut-ins”, the rock formations in the shallow water. This was […]

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Mornin’ Sunshine (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) While in the prairie meadow the last couple of mornings, while waiting for the prairie birds to become active, I played around with some sunrise and early morning landscape shots by using my 500mm, f/4 telephoto lens. Not your common setup for this type of work, but I […]

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A Kentuckian Meets a Missourian (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) Well, I finally did it … been thinking about hauling my 500mm lens and equipment up the hill to the upper prairie meadow for some time now, but the thought of lugging the stuff up the hill was always a “no vote” for the idea. Not that I […]

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Fun Friday: Curious Calf

Today’s Fun Friday post is an image I made when photographing Moose (Alces alces) at Sandy Stream Pond in Maine’s Baxter State Park in 2006. While photographing, a cow moose swam across the pond, followed by her calf. Once on shore, mom began foraging along the bank. Her calf, on the other hand, was more […]

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Once Again …

… here is our friend the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) from the Squaw Creek NWR, in northwest Missouri (this is the same heron I featured in yesterday’s post). This guy was an excellent fisherman, catching many more fish than not. I was surprised at the small size of the fish he was catching. In […]

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Is It Real, or Is It Memorex (2012)?

Take a quick peek at this image and, without reading further down, give me your impression … is it real? what is going on? anything look strange to you? Well, the above image was rotated 180-degrees. Here is what the actual image looked like: This was simply a reflection of the Great Blue Heron (Ardea […]

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