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I See You

February 05, 2022 - While bucks and does normally remain separate from each other except during the mating season the doe was feeding about...
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Goin' Fishing

January 31, 2022 - For the sake of this fisherman, hopefully the clouds on the horizon are the aftermath of the passing storm last night an...
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Clean Up Crew

November 03, 2021 - Always on the lookout for an easy meal, these birds feed on carrion and help keep our roads clean. They always are on th...
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Fanned Out

November 01, 2021 - These birds are very nomadic and can be found throughout the US. They are commonly found at feeders.
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Kite in Flight

October 28, 2021 - This raptor is fast and accurate when after its prey. The best way to describe it is as swoop[ing down. talons extended...
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Stalking

October 25, 2021 - Standing motionless near the shoreline plants, this white egret was well camouflaged to await an unsuspecting creature f...
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Anhinga

October 22, 2021 - I heard a grunt and located this tropical waterbird found in Florida. The Anhinga often is referred to as the snakebird.
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Early Autumn

October 21, 2021 - The air has begun to get chilly early morning, the leaves have begun to display their colors and the birds are congregat...
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Rough Day

October 15, 2021 - When there is a hurricane moving is just beyond the Gulf Stream, the waves keep building and the beach keeps getting sma...
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Nature's Palette

October 14, 2021 - When the colors begin to peak in Michigan, the scenery gets better at every turn.
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River Runs Through

October 13, 2021 - Early fall in along the Huron River in Ann Arbor Michigan.
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Over the Edge

October 12, 2021 - Standing at the edge of Taquamenon Falls listening to the water roar. Recent rains added to the rapid flow of the water...
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The Rapids

October 11, 2021 - The river was running quickly as a result of recent rains making the rapids much more dramatic.
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Closer & Closer

October 08, 2021 - Early stage of an approaching hurricane roiling the ocean and moving inland.
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Standing Tall

October 07, 2021 - Even though I got a little wet trying to capture the best angle to isolate these blooms from those surrounding them, I w...
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"Hawkeye"

October 06, 2021 - These hawks always are on alert looking for unsuspecting prey.
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Cautious Predator

October 05, 2021 - Checking the area for possible prey or just checking around to ensure that there are no intruders close by. Either way,...
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Mirror Image

October 01, 2021 - Sometimes there are opportunities to move around and get a perspective that shows off the true beauty of nature's creati...
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High Lookout

September 30, 2021 - It's lunchtime. Perched and watching for movement below.
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Prehistoric Feeling

September 29, 2021 - Wandering around with the camera without a specific objective in mind, I found this old tree formation very interesting.
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Up & Coming

September 28, 2021 - Waterlilies always present interesting photo opportunities to me. This time the sun wa just right to capture the highlig...
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Returning Home

September 24, 2021 - After a long day of offshore fishing, this crew is returning home just before dark.
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Feeding Pelicans

September 23, 2021 - The baitfish pods were riding the waves and the pelicans were cruising the tops of the waves and feasting on the bait po...
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Searching

September 22, 2021 - Flying in circles lower and lower until the baitfish are sighted and then the diving begins.
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Windswept

September 21, 2021 - Every evening brings a delightful natural painting. Great way to relax with the last espresso of the day and watch the s...
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Wind & Waves

September 20, 2021 - The wind was blowing onshore, the birds were heading for safer ground and the waves were kicking up. Nevertheless, I too...
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End of Day

September 15, 2021 - This particular evening the sunset was almost like fire in the sky. What blessing to be able to observe this view every...
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Pine Marten

August 03, 2021 - A pine marten belongs to the weasel family. Size wise it is about the size of your house cat. It is widespread througho...
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On the Prowl

July 29, 2021 - I was fairly low to the ground and fortunate to have this curious cat approach head on. I also was fortunate that I am m...
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Mysterious

July 28, 2021 - When the sky is filled with smoke and fog in the early morning it makes for a very different sunrise. The air felt humid...
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Little Bandit

July 27, 2021 - This young raccoon appeared to be exploring its surrounding, perhaps for the first time. Even though it quickly climbed...
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Cooling Off

July 19, 2021 - Today the wolves were smarter than we were. They found a nice cool spot in the shallow end of the pond while we stayed o...
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Batter Up

July 16, 2021 - When a 9 foot grizzly picks up a log to play with and decides to play baseball, you begin to realize just how strong the...
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Fly Ball

July 15, 2021 - The cat was beyond nimble and its was beyond quick. Maybe its name should have been "Jack". This was a demonstration of...
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Hey, I'm Lonesome

July 14, 2021 - If you ever have heard the call of the wolf, to its pack, you'll know her your dogs howling originated. For me, this is...
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Melting Glacier

July 13, 2021 - Another pristine setting in Alberta Canada within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies.
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Summertime in Alaska

July 09, 2021 - After spending a few hours on the water, in the rain of course, watching them pull the Alaska King Crab traps, we couldn...
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Purple Dream

July 08, 2021 - I always enjoy the variety of shapes, sizes and colors the waterlily blossoms present. Just for fun, I tried some selec...
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Reaching Out

July 07, 2021 - Like me, this hibiscus blossom is looking for the sun.
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Which Way Did He Go?

July 05, 2021 - When the sun comes out, the turtles also come out to catch the warmth. Only difference between them and us is they do no...
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Giant Size

July 02, 2021 - I must admit when I first saw this 'gator, I did think it was real because it was absolutely still and because it was th...
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My What Big Teeth

July 01, 2021 - Another 'gator in our path on Blue Cypress Lake. This one must have decided we were getting to close. Don't worry about...
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Waiting for Dinner

June 30, 2021 - My first excursion on an airboat on Blue Cypress Lake just west of Vero Beach Florida to check out the area and the wild...
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Morning Dew

June 29, 2021 - Early morning on Pawleys Island, South Carolina just walking around in the serene settings of Brookegreen Gardens enjoyi...
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Deep Forest

June 28, 2021 - Once again meandering around in the woods, only this time in Alaska, and once again caught in the rain. This was my firs...
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Moving On

June 25, 2021 - Looking off into the distance wondering where the tracks might take me. Fortunately no trains were coming from behind....
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In the Beginning

June 24, 2021 - Nothing like the opportunity to photograph an unusual event to get me out early in the morning. This was taken in Vero B...
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Still Standing

June 23, 2021 - Driving around Genesee and Owosso counties in Michigan provides an interesting cross section of old barns. Standing ther...
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Ready to Fish

June 22, 2021 - Ospreys are unusual. They have a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind....
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Laser Focus

June 21, 2021 - Red-tails are one of the largest birds of prey in North America. When the birds around the feeders hear the screech of...
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Incoming

June 18, 2021 - This great blue heron stands about 4 feet tall when not stalking prey. It is the largest heron in North America with a w...
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Great Blue

June 17, 2021 - Great blue herons are outstanding fishers. You can find them wading through the water or waiting very patiently for thei...
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Border Security

June 16, 2021 - With the nest nearby and the cygnets are in the area, geese are not welcome. In fact, neither are other swans, muskrats...
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Morning Takeoff

June 15, 2021 - When the mute swan lift off with their almost 6 foot wingspread, you can here the wing beats all the way across the lake...
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On the Hunt

June 14, 2021 - This red tailed hawk showed up very silently like it just appeared out of nowhere. After selecting a perch high up in th...
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Mute Swan & Cygnets

June 11, 2021 - These multicolored cygnets that are growing quickly soon will be all white just like the pen - - "MOM".
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The Chase Is On

June 08, 2021 - Anytime geese get too close to the swans' nest or the young cygnets, the male swan (the pen) does not hesitate to announ...
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Keep Your Distance

June 07, 2021 - This is what happens when you get to close to a goose and its goslings. Of course, turnabout is fair play as the geese o...
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Nest Building

June 05, 2021 - Early spring in Florida when everyone is building new homes and getting ready to start a new families. This tricolored h...
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Mute Swan & Cygnets

June 04, 2021 - Mom is out showing off the remaining cygnets who certainly have grown since they left the nest. I guess that is what eat...
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Hard to Swallow

June 02, 2021 - When the tide rolls out the fishing gets easier. This pelican was drifting around close to the shoreline having an easy...
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Balancing Act

June 01, 2021 - The Roseate Spoonbill is the only spoonbill species found in the Americas. Like old guys they are only too familiar wit...
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In Balance

May 29, 2021 - Here's a bird that can do two things at once - - preening and balancing on one leg. Sometimes I see people having troubl...
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Looking for Leftovers

May 28, 2021 - Frequent visitor during the week after the swans vacated their nest for the hatch of the seven cygnets. This crane was n...
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Focused

May 27, 2021 - This hawk has become a regular visitor. While I never have seen it take a small bird from the feeder area, they certainl...
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Togetherness

May 26, 2021 - After only 15 days from hatching, the four cygnets that have successfully evaded the predators remain safe and stay clos...
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Battle Is On

May 25, 2021 - Once again, a Canadian goose trues to enter the perimeter of the swan's territory. Given their relative size, the goose...
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Newborns

May 24, 2021 - Mom and the goslings came up out of the lake to check out the feed on the ground that the birds had shared. Then they de...
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New Family

May 22, 2021 - Three new families of geese with their goslings seemed to appear out of nowhere this particular morning. It was surprisi...
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Touch of Japan

May 20, 2021 - Reminds me of my time in Japan. Well tended gardens, softly flowing water and stonework placed to provide peace and tran...
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Peace and Quiet

May 19, 2021 - When you take time to pause and actually see your surroundings, it is amazing what you find. This scene was so full of n...
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A Place To Reconnect

May 18, 2021 - It was a chilly and windy, and mostly cloudy day, but the sun peaked out once in a while. Under any conditions, this is...
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Downy Comforter

May 17, 2021 - After taking a headcount and making sure all 7 cygnets were back at the nest, Mom started to settle them in for the nigh...
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Hitching A Ride

May 15, 2021 - Just before dark, the family returned home. We still have seven cygnets, some are hidden by Mom's body.
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Time to Go

May 14, 2021 - The cygnets are growing pretty quickly. No big surprise as they leave before 7:00am and return around 9:15pm. They spend...
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Safe at Home Base

May 13, 2021 - I was about to call CPS (child protective services) as Mom and Dad took the babies out just before 7:00am and did not re...
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Family

May 13, 2021 - Day 2 and the cygnets are out on a lake tour being guarded very closely by their parents. I expect that over the next tw...
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New Life - Day 2

May 12, 2021 - After the clutch hatched on Monday, I was very excited to see 5 active cygnets in the nest. Yesterday I was even more ex...
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New Life

May 11, 2021 - Our swans returned on March 5th and I observed the mating ritual on March 27th. Normal incubation ranges from 32 to 45 d...
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Bad Hair Day

May 07, 2021 - No big surprise here. I'm out with the camera and we have another cold and windy day with possible rain on the horizon....
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Sunset Ablaze

May 05, 2021 - As hungry as we may have been, who could resist one more stop on the way back to the hotel to capture this scene. The su...
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"Big Wing"

May 04, 2021 - The formal name of these humpback whales - - Megaptera Novaeangiae -- means translates to "Big Wing of New England". It...
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Megaptera Novaeangliae

May 04, 2021 - Humpback whales can be found in every ocean of the world. Being out in an inflatable boat with these baleen whales avera...
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The Rocky Atlantic

May 03, 2021 - One last look from Biscayan Cove out over the rocky shoreline of the North Atlantic remembering our close encounters wit...
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More North Atlantic Coastline

May 01, 2021 - Continuing on or way after photographing the whales somewhere out there in the North Atlantic, the scenery kept getting...
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North Atlantic Coastline

April 30, 2021 - After photographing whales out there in the North Atlantic in the early morning, we were driving back along the coast he...
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Constant Activity

April 29, 2021 - Moving on we arrived at the rookery to watch thousands of Atlantic puffins fish and return, fish and return, and on and...
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Getting Down

April 28, 2021 - Photographing whales while out on the water is exhilarating. Out in an inflatable close to the water makes it an amazing...
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Ocean Spray

April 28, 2021 - After looking out at the North Atlantic we got out early in the morning in the hope of photographing humpback whales. On...
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Cape Spear

April 27, 2021 - This is the area on the east coast of Newfoundland where the first sunrise occurs in North America. If you want to catch...
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Fishing Village

April 26, 2021 - Turning from the ocean's edge and looking back toward an abandoned fishing village stirred our imagination as to how lif...
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Sunset in Tickle Bay

April 24, 2021 - Traveling through the easternmost part of Newfoundland during the summer of 2018. At his point we were looking out towar...
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New Adventure

April 23, 2021 - Summertime 2018. Just setting out to photograph whales, puffins, northern gannets, and many other bird species on the ea...
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What's Happening Here

April 22, 2021 - Every day during the past 2 weeks, this blue heron has been showing up along the shoreline. Previously it had shown up p...
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Immovable

April 21, 2021 - I was thinking about naming this swan after the historian, Herodotus. as nothing keeps her from her appointed task of pr...
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The Waiting Game

April 21, 2021 - Our swan couple have settled into the incubation period. She, the pen, spends most of her time sitting on the eggs. Our...
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Finishing Touches

April 20, 2021 - The clutch has been complete for at least 2 weeks. The pen will incubate them for about 5 or 6 weeks before the cygnets...
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The Beat Goes On

April 20, 2021 - The spot they picked has a lot of material around the site. This was one of the main reasons this site was selected as t...
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Protecting Mom

April 19, 2021 - The Canadian geese always seem to "test the water" with the swans. Inevitably there are multiple geese - - sometimes as...
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Do Not Come Near

April 17, 2021 - While I did not see who or what may have been approaching, the female swan - - the pen -- obviously went on alert to war...
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Curiosity

April 16, 2021 - Daybreak at the lake and a curious doe carefully approaches the nesting swans. The swans immediately went on alert and t...
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Success - The Clutch

April 15, 2021 - "As the egg travels down the tube it gets larger and larger. This is because during its passage (it takes about a day or...
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Finally - Results !!!

April 14, 2021 - "After fertilisation has taken place, the egg travels down the oviduct by muscular contractions, similar to the way that...
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Post Ritual Bathing

April 13, 2021 - This is the last shot I captured through the entire mating ritual. Must admit that I was not sure if this was just like...
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Bathing Ballet

April 13, 2021 - After mating and before returning to their daily routines the swans complete a bathing and preening routine together. Ev...
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The Final Step

April 12, 2021 - After the mating has been completed, the swans l go about their daily business of feeding and defending their territory,...
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An Act of Love

April 10, 2021 - Swans normally are very graceful and beautiful to watch. When you see the mating ritual, grace and beauty take on a whol...
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Creating New Life

April 09, 2021 - The next stage is when the male mounts the female. First he will paddle himself alongside her facing in the opposite dir...
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Strengthening the Bond

April 08, 2021 - My first post showed the early stage of the mating ritual of the swans. This is the next phase where the two swans start...
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The Courtship Begins

April 07, 2021 - Swans going through the mating ritual is a pretty elaborate process and a long ritual primarily because the displays the...
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Side-by-Side

April 07, 2021 - This is the very beginning stage of the elaborate mating ritual of these mute swans. The swans will be close to each ot...
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Private Island

April 06, 2021 - I mentioned in yesterday's blog "Almost There", some of the key requirements for a swan's nest. Here are two other key p...
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Yoho National Park

March 29, 2021 - Yoho National Park is located in the Canadian Rockies along the western slope of the Continental Divide. The Cree Indian...
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En Route to Banff

March 27, 2021 - The mountain views, the rivers and the lakes all combine to provide a continuing, unending series of spectacular views a...
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En Route to Alberta

March 25, 2021 - As we continue to wend our way through Waterton Lakes National Park, we continually stop to take in the beauty of the un...
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Hiking Anyone?

March 23, 2021 - It took a bit of effort to capture this shot. Had to leave the car alongside the road and do a bit of hiking to find an...
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A Standout

March 21, 2021 - Another spectacular view, and certainly different, showing the unusual geology in Waterton Lakes National Park. The p...
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Unchanged

March 19, 2021 - Coming out of Glacier National Park and heading north across the border into Canada, we immediately entered Waterton Lak...
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Reflecting on Nature

March 11, 2021 - The Canadian Rockies provide an endless palette of untouched nature at every turn. It is like being in Mother Nature's w...
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River Runs Through

March 09, 2021 - After driving through Glacier National Park we continued on our way through the Canadian Rockies where the countless bea...
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Mountain Reflections

March 07, 2021 - Another leisurely ride in the Canadian Rockies creating memories of the natural beauty surrounding us.
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Twin Peaks

March 05, 2021 - In the area surrounding Banff, there are amazing vistas in every direction. The air is fresh, the water is clean and nat...
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Clean & Green

March 04, 2021 - Spending some relaxing time driving around the Banff area in the Canadian Rockies enjoying the clean area and the magnif...
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Tic Tac Toe

March 03, 2021 - While enjoying the beautiful fall day, when I cam across this scene, I couldn't help thinking back to the days when we p...
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Wintery Day

February 28, 2021 - Must admit that winter is not my favorite time of year, but morning's like this out in nature make it far more bearable.
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Fall Colors -4

February 25, 2021 - A week or so before peak color in our area. Seemed like it was calling out to be photographed.
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In the Spirit

February 22, 2021 - At this point in the show, the dance reached its peak. Watching the emotions of the solo dancer accompanied by hand clap...
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High Spirited

February 18, 2021 - The Flamenco dance and the accompanying guitar music originated in southern Spain. It usually is accounted with the gyps...
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Baile Flamenco

February 16, 2021 - The Flamenco dance and the accompanying guitar music originated in the Andalusian region in southern Spain. It has its r...
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On the Prowl

February 14, 2021 - Shortly after the deer crossed the lake, two coyotes exited the woods at one end of the lake and crossed to the woods on...
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Spooked

February 12, 2021 - These two does had just finished crossing the ice on the lake and came ashore right behind our home. Their ears perked u...
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Connected

February 11, 2021 - Dressage is a form of horseback riding mostly performed in competition or exhibition. This equestrian sport is described...
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Focused & Hunting

February 10, 2021 - Right after the deer went on alert, raised their tails and took off running, along came a large coyote on their scent. T...
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Life on Ice

February 09, 2021 - With less human activity in the area, the deer herd has grown and the number of does appearing daily appears to have dou...
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The Breeders

February 08, 2021 - Once again at the Domecq ranch outside of Cadiz Spain. This was the grand entry of horses with their riders entering the...
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Fall Colors -2

January 30, 2021 - More country roads in the fall in MI.
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Fall Colors -1

January 26, 2021 - Continuing to explore the neighboring less traveled roads in our area.
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Autumn Leaves

January 25, 2021 - Driving around exploring the backroads in the local area in the fall season brings some unexpected views.
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The Color Purple

January 24, 2021 - I always have found water gardens, especially those with lotus blossoms particularly tranquil and an excellent place to...
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Disappearing Act

January 15, 2021 - After a few hours even the small patches of snow on the evergreens began to melt and the photo opportunities began to di...
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Curiosity

January 12, 2021 - After several days of rain, the lake has reached the highest level I've seen since moving here. It reached within a few...
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Snow Patterns

January 11, 2021 - When we are fortunate enough to get a wet snow that clings to everything in sight and when you take the time to actually...
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My View of Winter

January 10, 2021 - While not my favorite time of year, I must admit there are days when the scenery is magical.
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Sun and Snow

January 08, 2021 - After an overnight snowfall and a gloomy start to the day, I thought a blue sky might make the winter wonderland even mo...
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Winter Wonderland -3

January 07, 2021 - Almost surreal this morning. That is, until I stepped out with the camera and the cold air hit me in the face. Don't kno...
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Winter Wonderland - 2

January 06, 2021 - No matter which way I venture, the scenery was breathtaking after the overnight snowfall. The temperature may have added...
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Winter Wonderland -1

January 05, 2021 - Woke up this morning and much to my surprise it was a sight to behold. It was a heavy, wet snow that hung onto everythin...
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Protecting the City

January 04, 2021 - A monumental and impressive fortress. This is the Fort of St. Lawrence which lies outside the city walls at the western...
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Springtime

December 23, 2020 - Hibiscus are found in many colors on shrubs and on trees. In fact there are over 300 species, both annuals and perennial...
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New Friend

December 21, 2020 - A chance meeting while wandering around the streets of Dominica (camera in hand) and a new friendship formed on the spot...
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The Hospital

December 16, 2020 - I still don't know if a prisoner was considered lucky enough to get to the hospital, get shackled to these rails and sur...
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Downtown

December 14, 2020 - Took a walk on top of the wall surrounding/protecting the beautifully preserved city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Building are...
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En Route to Banff

December 09, 2020 - Having visited Glacier National Park, we kept following the road to the Canadian Rockies. The views were pristine and br...
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Playtime

December 02, 2020 - At the beginning of this year while in South Carolina, I was fortunate to happen upon several river otters fishing and p...
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Close Encounter

November 23, 2020 - Rarely seen, especially during daylight hours, this mountain lion jumped down from a tree crossing our path as it took o...
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Cruising at Dawn

November 09, 2020 - On the bow, espresso in one hand and camera in the other. Seriously, I had to set down my espresso and hold the camera w...
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Country Road

October 29, 2020 - Early autumn in Michigan is the beginning of my favorite time of year in the area. The air is fresh, the colors are begi...
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10 Pointer

October 21, 2020 - Deer are social animals who group together in herds, but only within their own sex. Except for during the breeding phas...
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Emerald Lake

October 08, 2020 - Yoho National Park is another magnificent unspoiled area in Canada located in southeastern British Colombia. It is in an...
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Brave Bulls - 2

October 01, 2020 - Brave Bulls Another part of our visit to the Domecq family ranch in Cadiz Spain included watching the young bul...
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Safe Harbor

September 28, 2020 - A tranquil and beautiful harbor in the lesser Antilles well known for providing safe harbor for the sailors. While there...
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Reflecting on Nature

September 03, 2020 - This park contains a vast variety of topography and ecosystems. It is a combination of farmland, rolling hills and fores...
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Andalusians

September 01, 2020 - After crossing the Atlantic our second port of call was Cadiz Spain. Cadiz itself stands on a peninsula jutting out into...
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Lightening Strike

August 31, 2020 - Decided to push the envelope and take a drive in the countryside to photography old barns. While it was partly cloudy an...
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Meet and Greet

August 26, 2020 - “Set in the beautiful country of Brazil, Boca da Valeria is a small community located where the Valeria River and Amazon...
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Hummingbird Moth - 1

August 23, 2020 - Just like the hummingbird, the hummingbird moth’s buzzing and humming sound is created by its rapid wing movement. Th...
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Tiger Bee Fly

August 20, 2020 - I have photographed tigers, bees and flies, but this is a new one for me. Source: Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources...
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Perfect Bond

August 19, 2020 - Butterflies and moths have one thing in common. They have four stages of life - - egg, larva which is the caterpillar st...
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Insect with a History

August 17, 2020 - Here is something that caught me by surprise. “Dragonflies were one of the first insects to occupy earth. Although they...
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Mendenhall Glacier

August 13, 2020 - The first time I visited Alaska, I flew into Anchorage, rented a car, loaded my fishing gear and wet a line at every tur...
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The Beat Goes On

August 12, 2020 - I have discovered over the years that no matter where I go in the Caribbean, I find sunshine, the colors of the rainbow,...
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Lurking

August 10, 2020 - You can find American Alligators throughout the southeastern United States. In Florida, one of the best places is the Ev...
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Boca de Valeria

July 30, 2020 - Boca de Valeria is a very small village located where the Amazon and the Valeria rivers meet. If you look closely on a m...
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Ultraviolet World

July 27, 2020 - Being sequestered does have some advantages. Instead of seeking new photo opportunities away from home, I decided to foc...
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Over the Ocean

July 24, 2020 - Just as background, before returning to Michigan about 5 years ago, I had the good fortune to spend the better part of 2...
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Watchful Eye

July 23, 2020 - This mountain lion took the high ground to overlook the approaching photographers. You can see the tension in its muscle...
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Cascade Ponds

July 20, 2020 - The Cascade Ponds are located very near the town of Banff in Alberta Canada. The town of Banff covers about 2.5 square...
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Cooling Off

July 05, 2020 - Taken last year on a very hot humid day. I think the wolf was far smarter than I was as it decided to focus on me, but f...
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Mirrored

June 26, 2020 - This black capped heron stood motionless while I approached, and then to my surprise, posed for the photo while keeping...
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Break Dance

June 19, 2020 - There was a bird frenzy at the feeders with lots of seed falling to the ground. This squirrel appearing to be dancing wi...
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Catch My Drift

June 17, 2020 - This female mallard appeared to be having a good time all by herself just bouncing and drifting on the choppy water.
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They're Back

June 14, 2020 - Normal peak fall migration for hummingbirds is from mid-July throughout September. They can fly up to 30 miles per hour.
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Call of the Wild

June 11, 2020 - Visiting a wolf rescue where I was able to get closer to the wolf pack then ever before. Must admit it became a chilling...
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Upside Down World

June 05, 2020 - A slightly different perspective this morning.
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Moth Orchids

May 31, 2020 - Phalaenopsis orchids are commonly known as moth orchids. There are about about seventy species in the family. The ones s...
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In the Beginning

May 27, 2020 - What a great experience! After leaving the nest for the first time, Mom and Dad brought the babies across the lake to ha...
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First Outing

May 22, 2020 - I have been watching the swans nesting, and chasing away intruders from the area for quite some time. The other day, I l...
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Muddy

May 11, 2020 - The ibis can be recognized by its long legs and its extremely long, down curved bill. It uses its bill quite effectively...
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Ocean Glow

May 03, 2020 - Looking back a couple of years at my morning view.
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From Above

April 26, 2020 - Early morning taking in the peacefulness and beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains from about 3500 feet above sea level (an...
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Deer Feed ???

April 19, 2020 - I think I have been duped. All along, I though I was buying bird food.
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Mother Nature's Revenge

April 18, 2020 - An abandoned fishing village in Tickle Bay just outside of Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada shows what happens over time...
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Over Here

April 14, 2020 - Wandering around looking upward in the trees for new bird species when I felt eyes upon me. Not exactly a new bird, but...
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Awaiting Dinner

April 12, 2020 - Often referred to as “Clowns of the Sea” or “Sea Parrots’, Puffins are fantastic flyers, flapping their wings up to 400...
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Coyote Cluster

April 06, 2020 - Looks like Mom has had enough of the kids for now.
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Roadkill

April 03, 2020 - Doing their job, cleaning up the roads in South Carolina.
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The Mix

March 25, 2020 - The bait was in and everyone arrived to feed. This is the first time I had seen the large white pelicans and the local b...
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Whale's Tail

March 22, 2020 - We set out before sunrise In a Zodiac inflatable boat in the cold waters off the coast of Bonavista Newfoundland looking...
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Super Worm Moon

March 11, 2020 - The Worm Moon happens every March and it is always the last full moon before the 1st day of spring. Around this time of...
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Ring-Billed Gull

January 13, 2020 - Very commonly seen walking the bait searching for food. Of course, they have adapted well and feed just about anywhere f...
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Searching for Breakfast

January 09, 2020 - This pelican had just dived down looking for a meal, but never made the catch. Now it was skimming the top of the ocean...
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Offshore Storm

January 02, 2020 - I had just arrived and just finished unloading when this storm began approaching. It was ominous and it was fast approac...
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Georgia On My Mind

December 29, 2019 - Couldn't resist visiting the low country in Georgia near St. Simon and Jekyll Island. Beautiful scenery and friendly peo...
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Close Encounter

December 22, 2019 - I was on one knee having just finished changing the battery in my camera when this lynx appeared without a sound. I was...
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Wind Beneath My Paws

December 02, 2019 - Not as commonly seen as Bobcats, and even more rarely seen during the day, this Canadian Lynx was just as surprised to s...
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Abandoned

November 04, 2019 - Driving from a morning of whale photography to the cliffs to photograph birds, we briefly stopped at this overlook to ta...
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Big Bad Wolf

October 18, 2019 - Mama wolf coming over the hill warning us away from her pups. Look in her eyes. Did you get the same message I did? Che...
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Preoccupied Pups

October 14, 2019 - These wolf pups were so cute I wanted to bring them home. Fortunately, sanity overruled emotion and I backed off. In No...
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Pounce

September 26, 2019 - You would be amazed at how far these cats can leap -- 15 feet in the air and about 25 feet horizontally. To find out mor...
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Alaskan Glacier

September 06, 2019 - From seven years ago. Get the rest of the story here: Just click on this link. https://www.fanartreview.com/mypage.js...
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Mountain Majesty

September 03, 2019 - From our driving adventure through Glacier National Park into the Canadian Rockies. To get the entire story, go to. ht...
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Courthouse

August 27, 2019 - While meandering around Geauga County, Ohio, we stopped in the small town of Chardon. The business district is on the Na...
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Downtown Burton

August 23, 2019 - While relaxing at the local coffee shop in downtown Burton Ohio, I couldn't resist photographing this old time hardware...
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Century Village

August 20, 2019 - Next door to the B & B where we stayed in Burton, Ohio for a couple of nights was a small restored village showing the w...
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Amish Country

August 19, 2019 - On a two day getaway, we stayed at an Amish B & B in Burton, Ohio. It was picturesque, quiet and relaxing to say the lea...
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Smoky Sunrise

August 16, 2019 - I just entered this photo on my new site at FanArtReview. By the end of this month, this will become my go to site. Yo...
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Closer and Closer

August 12, 2019 - A simple budding iris in the morning light just at daybreak.
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Nelson Ledges - 3

August 08, 2019 - Just when you think you've seen all the natural beauty a small park has to offer, something else appears around the bend...
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Nelson Ledges - 2

August 07, 2019 - One of the easier paths we encountered while climbing around Nelson Ledges. Hauling the photo gear while hiking made for...
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Nelson Ledges -1

August 07, 2019 - Nelson-Kennedy Ledges is a small park of about 150+ acres. It may be small, but it provides a thrilling experience to vi...
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The Mooring

August 05, 2019 - Just after sunrise one morning while it was early enough to enjoy the tranquility of calm water on the river combined wi...
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The Wind Did It

July 09, 2019 - Found out from the owner of the property that this 150 year old barn was going "strong" (not my words), until 6 months a...
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Textured

July 08, 2019 - Nature is a great artist.
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Rocky

July 05, 2019 - Couldn't resist the rock pattern of one wall in an old barn that was in the process of falling down. My best guess is th...
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Almost There

July 03, 2019 - The rains have stopped and the flowers are looking for a bit of sun to make their appearance.
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Iridaceae Family

July 02, 2019 - One of the 250=300 species of flowering plants with very showy flowers, these irises get there name from a Greek goddess...
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Getting Ready

June 28, 2019 - The barn may be old, but the tractor was ready to get started for the season. It snowed a little a few days later, so I'...
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Caved In

June 25, 2019 - I don't know when the roof on this old barn caved in, but we've had a lot of strong winds this past winter to help it al...
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What's Behind The Red Door?

June 24, 2019 - After trying to photograph from the road, I got permission to explore the property up close. Have to get back as there w...
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Contrasting Shapes & Colors

June 21, 2019 - There was so much going on at this one site, we were fortunate that the owner allowed us to wander with our cameras. Not...
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Far Afield

June 20, 2019 - A beautiful day for a ride out in the countryside. The clouds and sun cooperated to help provide a perfect setting for p...
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Japanese Iris

June 18, 2019 - In the middle ages, the meaning of irises got linked to the French Monarchy. Later on, the iris became the national symb...
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Patchwork

June 12, 2019 - A real juxtaposition of the old and the new -- materials that is.
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Not So Wily

June 11, 2019 - Between the coyote and the hawk, the squirrels and birds have scattered and are in hiding today.
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Sacred Ground

June 06, 2019 - The Cemetery in Normandy France where many of our troops are at rest. The property here belongs to and is maintained by...
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Aging Nicely

May 29, 2019 - The wind and the rain do their work and create art over time. Mother Nature is a great artist.
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Too Close for Comfort

May 17, 2019 - As we were exploring a new area looking for farms, barns and other interesting landscape, we came across this old house...
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Nature's Handywork

May 14, 2019 - Do you see what I see? All done by nature -- a rising 'gator!
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A New Day

May 13, 2019 - This is the bonus you get when you get out before sunrise.
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Regal Eagle

May 07, 2019 - I very cautiously approached to try and capture the spirit of this magnificent eagle, and as I did, it's attitude spoke...
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The Weathered Look

May 06, 2019 - This was one of my first captures of the day. Weather conditions were near perfect, just a bit windy and there were barn...
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Holding Up

April 26, 2019 - I stood there for a while looking at this old house trying to imagine who may have lived there and what life was like. I...
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Succumbed to the Wind

April 25, 2019 - The owner told me that this barn was 150 years old and had been moved from the "back 40" acres a long time ago. The roof...
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Precision

April 24, 2019 - I could have watched these riders perform for hours. It was quickly apparent that the rider and the horse were connected...
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On the Hill

April 23, 2019 - From the road, this barn looked fairly sturdy and interesting. The closer I got, the more I realized that one of the sil...
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You Following?

April 22, 2019 - Really surprised me to see this coyote exposed during daylight hours, but happy to capture the regal stance.
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Silhouette

April 18, 2019 - If the vines, etc. were gone, I believe this would soon become the "Humpty Dumpty" barn. Only, in this case, the barn wo...
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Almost Gone

April 17, 2019 - The wind, the weather and time have created this work of art. What a history there must be here.
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On the Horizon

April 16, 2019 - Took a short break between photographing old barns to relax and take in the scenery. These two trees presented a great v...
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Staredown

April 15, 2019 - They are becoming emboldened and don't hesitate to come out during the daytime. Always right next to my pal Mannie as he...
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End of the Road

April 12, 2019 - Once we got out in the country the photo opportunities just kept coming. It was like finding treasure. In fact, we only...
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Side by Side

April 11, 2019 - Once in a while while out exploring, you find something that's like a gold strike for a photographer. This was the way m...
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Grown Over

April 08, 2019 - Another classic "sculpture" made by nature and time.
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See Through

April 04, 2019 - Driving around Oakland Township, less than an hour from home, looking for something of interest to photograph. This is j...
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Joined Together

March 21, 2019 - I hoped to capture the relationship between this rider and his horse. They obviously were well connected as each move wa...
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Airborne

March 20, 2019 - Captured this moment while on a photo trip with Jeff Wendorff on one of his many Wildlife Workshops. If you want to see...
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Overlook

March 18, 2019 - Looking back toward the town of Taormina in Sicily, I got a glimpse of how large this lovely "small town" really is.
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High Spirits

March 15, 2019 - The action and the rhythm of these dancers combined with the background music and shouting raised my energy level too ne...
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Approaching Tobago

March 13, 2019 - Scarborough is the largest city and capital of the Island of Tobago. It is on the southern coast of the island of Tobago...
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In Training

March 12, 2019 - This young Domecq family member was being trained to work the bulls. I learned that just like the bulls who get separate...
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Swing Time

March 07, 2019 - Winston Churchill introduced the Barbary Apes to the Island of Gibraltar. They now roam freely, they are playful and alw...
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Isolated

March 05, 2019 - Not much growing, or even moving this time of year, but a great location to try out my new Sigma 14-24mm wide angle lens...
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Weathered

February 21, 2019 - Who knows. Maybe the barn wood is worth more than the land with a vacant barn. It made for a good trial with a new lens...
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Canterbury Cathedral

February 20, 2019 - At the end of our cruise to the Norwegian Fjords and the British Isles we disembarked in Canterbury where we had some ti...
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Snow Moon

February 19, 2019 - It's clear, it's crisp and it is a great opportunity to capture this beautiful full snow moon.
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Perfect Match

February 11, 2019 - When an incoming storm makes for an ominous setting. Couldn't resist the black & White conversion of this old barn.
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Storm Brewing

February 07, 2019 - Taking on a new challenge in terms of subject matter and the weather. The temperature was right at freezing, but then, o...
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All Alone

January 18, 2019 - Dominica, which is located between Guadaloupe to the north and Martinique to the south, offers a broad range of tropical...
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Tickle Bay Sunset

January 16, 2019 - Summer evening not too far from Bonavista, Newfoundland late July 2018.
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Melanerpes Carolinus

January 10, 2019 - This red bellied adult male woodpecker was checking out the feeders before swooping in to claim its perch among the othe...
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Beached

January 09, 2019 - Almost could be described as a big city along the Amazon after visiting villages with less than 100 people.
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