Category: photos

  • Eagle Visions

    Eagle Visions

    By looking through an imaginative lens, the allure of unaesthetic images can be freed to create an alternative vision. The different perspective unlocks the unseen beauty of these eagles. Red sky at night, eagles’ delight.

  • Backwards Tuxedo in a Straw Colored Hat

    Backwards Tuxedo in a Straw Colored Hat

    The bobolink travels over 12,500 miles from southern South America to spend some time at Springbrook Prairie in DuPage County. Its beautiful plumage, often described as a “backwards tuxedo”, a white back and black underparts along with a straw colored yellow hat on its head make it a unique songbird in North America. Like many […]

  • Bird on a Wire

    A white dove on a wire dreams of places to go and things to see in the wild blue yonder.

  • Queen Anne’s Lace

    Queen Anne’s Lace

    Whether you consider the Queen Anne’s Lace invasive or an elegant delight, its delicate beauty is a sight to behold. The bright white flowers of the Queen Anne’s Lace can be found almost anywhere, lining our Midwestern highways or in open prairies. Their pink petals surround tiny lace like flowers which in turn hid an […]

  • Secrets for Gorgeous Flower Photos

    Secrets for Gorgeous Flower Photos
  • Springtime Robins

    Springtime Robins
  • Attracting Hummingbirds and Orioles

    Attracting Hummingbirds and Orioles

    A ruby throated hummingbird hovers over a solitary bright red monarda blossom in our backyard. We planted bee balm (monarda), trumpet vine (campsis radicans) and butterfly bush (buddleia) in our garden with the specific intention of attracting hummingbirds. With the use of some additional sugar water feeders, hummingbirds are in are backyard throughout late spring, […]

  • Do Dogs Get Colds?

    Do Dogs Get Colds?

    Abe, our Labrador Retriever, is a wonderful soul. Though he loves all of the seasons, winter seems to be his favorite. On a winter’s day, he could spend hours running, jumping and playing in the snow. The joy on his face is clearly evident in this photograph that was used in an article on Labrador Training […]

  • Migratory Birds Are Worth Protecting

    Migratory Birds Are Worth Protecting

    In our backyard, Baltimore orioles have a choice of oranges and grape jelly. Keeping their feeders full is a small price to pay for the delight in hearing their chitter and gasping at their orange plumage all summer long. George Fenwick (President of the American Bird Conservancy) and John W. Fitzpatrick (Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology) […]

  • Assembly Required

    Assembly Required

      As the Rolling Stones song goes “You can’t always get what you want but if you try, sometimes well, you might find you get what you need.” This was certainly the case with the Raven’s Eye and the challenges that I faced; alignment of the bird and moon, a full moon and a bird […]