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Pen & Cob Juveniles

January 19, 2024 - Swans really are captivating. When they first hatch they are not the pristine white color we normally associate with the...
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Juvenile Cob

January 03, 2024 - In case you could not find the difference between the male and female mute swans in yesterday's post, here is a prominen...
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Up and Away

December 04, 2023 - Here are a few facts about owls that you may not know. They have a very unique neck structure which enables them to rot...
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Whooo Are You?

December 01, 2023 - Central Florida is a haven for wildlife photographers like me. Being able to find and photograph barred owls was a real...
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Ready to Fly

November 27, 2023 - Once the fall colors have peaked, my attention turns to what else nature has to offer while I am hiking the trails or me...
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Past the Peak

November 24, 2023 - Just because peak color is over for the season and most leaves already have fallen doesn't mean the camera gear has to b...
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In Contrast

November 17, 2023 - Meandering around in the wooded area surrounding our home, I was able to enjoy the autumn transformation highlights offe...
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Lonely Maple

November 15, 2023 - Here we are at my special place where I go to reconnect with nature. It is where I find peace and tranquility. A touch o...
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Break in the Storm

November 14, 2023 - As you can see, the rain stopped, the clouds parted and the sun lit up some of the trees along the shoreline revealing n...
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Before the Storm

November 13, 2023 - Fall's peak colors is a favorite time of year for photographers like me. It truly is a magical time of year when the lea...
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Lazy River

November 10, 2023 - The best part of the frequent rain is that the water levels were up from the norm and the flow of the river was steady....
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Afternoon Delight

November 09, 2023 - The crisp air, the earthy scent of fallen leaves and the way the sun filters through the foliage casts a warm golden glo...
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Peaking Colors

November 08, 2023 - I am out with the camera exploring nature every chance I get. Where I think spring symbolizes new beginnings and always...
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Colors Galore

November 07, 2023 - Isn't it something when fall season comes around and the world seems to get painted in a brand new pallet. Walking throu...
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Ray of Light

November 06, 2023 - While on an early morning hike in the woods the sudden break in the clouds casting down on this colorful tree a ways dow...
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Into the Mix

November 04, 2023 - We travel the backgrounds looking for the beauty that surrounds us in the landscape during the late fall season. Each tw...
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All Ablaze

November 03, 2023 - The colors were peaking in Southeast Michigan this past week and the weather decided to cooperate. This is one of the co...
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In the Distance

November 02, 2023 - Still looking around the area within 10 miles of home to keep my eyes on the status of the color change. I missed a few...
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Home Sweet Home

November 01, 2023 - Returned to the dock later in the afternoon to enjoy the impact of nature just before sunset. Once again the timing was...
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Docked

October 31, 2023 - Heading down the hill to the lake behind our home. The floating dock looked inviting so I decided to follow it down and...
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Gateway to ?

October 30, 2023 - I always am surprised by what I encounter while hiking trails that I never have explored before. I never did figure out...
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Colorful and Barren

October 29, 2023 - In photography, timing is a key factor in almost every situation. It certainly is key when photographing wildlife and pe...
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Tricky Passage

October 27, 2023 - Got off the trail. It was not by accident, I was following a hawk I'd seen fly across the trail. As I did not have a big...
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Covered Bridge

October 27, 2023 - Once again out exploring while there was a break in the weather. Conditions were changing fairly quickly, but I was fort...
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Off to Explore

October 26, 2023 - Following a new path into the wooded area behind the city offices near home. After heading down the slope (sledding hil...
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Down the Road

October 26, 2023 - From day to day, the weather has been changing quickly for the past few weeks. While I have been out attempting to captu...
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In the Distance

October 25, 2023 - A totally different view on the same outing by following a different fork in the road. Here you can appreciate the woode...
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Late Light

October 24, 2023 - Sometimes the rain stops, the clouds part and the light shines down upon a small area in perfect position to highlight t...
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In the Spotlight

October 24, 2023 - In addition to losing their chlorophyll, trees also produce other pigments in response to the changing season. Anthocyan...
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Leading the Way

October 23, 2023 - As we headed out on the first day, we decided to take a few of the back roads to get a feel for what stage of the color...
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Nature's Pallette

October 23, 2023 - Here it is on display. The magic of autumn! This is the time when Mother Nature decided to put on a vibrant show. Now i...
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Female Painted Bunting - 2

June 01, 2022 - This female was very active around the feeding area once the red tailed hawk departed in search of a meal elsewhere.
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Like a Rainbow

February 04, 2022 - Although I do not particularly like bird photos with man made devices in them, i thought this capture really showed off...
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Color in Motion

January 28, 2022 - With a hawk perched nearby and several grackles and blackbirds flying around, the painted buntings were very careful aro...
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All Lit Up

January 24, 2022 - The light was very bright with a perfectly clear sky, so the male painted bunting's colors really showed off.
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Rise and Shine

December 13, 2021 - A great example of the golden hour when the sun spotlights a perfect hibiscus bloom.
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The Catch

October 29, 2021 - After standing motionless - - that's the both of us -- for quite some time, this egret was rewarded with an unsuspecting...
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A Standout

August 18, 2021 - While letting the world pass me by in the Japanese Garden at Cranbrook, my attention was drawn to this flowering bush. I...
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Adults Only

August 16, 2021 - At the Shiawasee National Wildlife Refuge, where the herring gulls were busy searching for food as usual. Good opportuni...
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Peace and Quiet

August 13, 2021 - A beautiful spring day in the gardens at Cranbrook. Great location to sit back and let the world pass you by.
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Up and Away

August 12, 2021 - The Amur tiger also is endangered. Again I photographed this one in captivity at a preserve. Here are a few facts shoul...
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Caught in the Act

August 10, 2021 - By the look on its face you can tell this squirrel knows it has been trying to figure out how to jump from there to the...
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Serenity

August 09, 2021 - Back at Cranbrook Gardens for another day of testing new camera gear. The sun was overhead and it was bright, so it was...
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Exposed but Patient

August 06, 2021 - Not exactly pristine water, but definitely provided good fishing grounds for a variety of birds including this egret....
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Multi-Colored

August 05, 2021 - Spring break for me is grabbing the camera, finding an uncrowded place with water and following wherever the path leads.
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Adult & Juvenile

August 04, 2021 - First outing at the Shiawasee National Wildlife Refuge which is home to many bird species. Not the best lighting or back...
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Pouncing

August 02, 2021 - If you have been targeted by a leopard, like this amur leopard, you better start praying. This big cat cab run faster th...
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Reflections

July 30, 2021 - Another great spring day with just the right amount of clouds and sun to provide great reflections in the calm water bel...
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Taking A Break

July 26, 2021 - After a major windstorm at night, we had several trees come down in our neighborhood. This blue heron, that usually is f...
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Standing Tall

July 23, 2021 - As opposed to the wildlife encounters out in the western parts of the US, this setting is not only closer, but much easi...
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Taking Flight

July 22, 2021 - Just as I stepped outside my home (camera in hand), these wood ducks took off. Fortunately, I was cooridanted that morni...
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