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Been a while

  • December 13, 2015
Been a while

Hello everyone. Well it's been a while from our last post. Has been a busy summer, and fall. So wanted to post this shot I got of a baby Cedar Waxwing that was in our yard. When I first saw the chick I thought it was a baby Robin because I knew of a Robin nest nearby so I grabbed my camera and my chair and thought I would get some shots of the parents bringing back some food for it. I took a few pictures of the baby by it self calling for food. After zooming into the picture I realized it was a baby Waxwing, and that was one bird I was really wanted to get pictures of this year. Soon...

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Great Horned Owls and an Osprey

  • April 12, 2015

Had a great day by a Great Horned Owls nest. Female was with the three babies, and the male was in a near by tree resting before the night hunt to bring food for the female and the babies. Here are a few shots of them:   Female Owl with her Babies I counted three babies Male nearby in a tree was sleeping most of the time but woke up to prune itself and check me out then went back to sleep. Short time later I saw this Osprey flyby:

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Flight from Chicago to Ireland

  • April 11, 2015

Hello everyone, Made a 11 minute video of my flight from Chicago O'Hare airport to Dublin, Ireland a few years back. Click here to enjoy the video. Enjoy!!!  

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Eagles at Mississippi River Lock and Dam 14

  • January 19, 2015

Hello everyone! We had a chance to drive out the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 14 to take some pictures of Eagles along the dam. The Dam in located just South of Le Claire, IA. It's a very popular photographer spot and will get crowed with arm to arm photographers: There is normally one person who would be there throwing fish into the water. This attracts the eagles to come down and grab the fish out of the water: It's a fun place to go to watch eagles and other birds in the area. It's not just for photographers and birders, but also for the kids-they enjoy watching them also....

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Waukegan Airshow 2014

  • December 7, 2014

Just got done working with my 2014 Waukegan Airshow pictures.  Tried a new Gallery viewer that comes with the webpage I use. Click on any photo and it will enlarge it and you can click on the play button to go through a slideshow or click on the sides of the picture and it will continue to the next one. Enjoy!!  

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Day of Nature

  • November 29, 2014

I went on a wildlife photo trip today 11/29/14, and was able to get some photos of great birds I thought I would share it with everyone. Enjoy!!

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Five Day Black and White Photo Challenge

  • November 7, 2014
Five Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Hello everyone. For some of you who are not on Facebook I was challenged to post one black and white photo a day for five days. For me it was an easy challenge because I love making black and white photo's. So for those of you who are not on Facebook and missed my posts the last five days here they are. Enjoy!!    

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Waukegan Airshow 2014

  • September 7, 2014
Waukegan Airshow 2014

Yesterday marked our third and last airshow for 2014 covering the Waukegan Airshow. Here are a few shots from the show. Enjoy!!

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2014 Chicago Air and Water Show

  • August 17, 2014
2014 Chicago Air and Water Show

We had a chance to cover the 2014 Chicago Air and Water show. We had a great time and got to see old and new friends including the members of the All Veteran Jump team and the Army Golden Knights. We were asked to help to shoot all the jump teams including the Navy Leap Frogs. Here are a some pictures from the show. Enjoy!!

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2014 Chicago Air and Water Show Media Day

  • August 14, 2014
2014 Chicago Air and Water Show Media Day

Well today was Media Day for the 2014 Chicago Air and Water Show, and I was given a chance to fly with the AeroShell team while I was in Gary, IN.  Here are a few pictures from the flight. Enjoy!!

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