Nature

House Sparrow

  • June 16, 2013

House Sparrow feeding on a plant growing on the street.   Taken with a Canon 7d, Canon 100-400mm at 400mm, ISO-400, f/8, 1/250 shutter speed, using a Canon 550ex speedlight for fill in flash.

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Family Dispute

  • June 14, 2013

While photographing some birds around the house, I had two House Sparrows land in front of me fighting, so I started taking pictures. They where moving in circles during the fight so fast I thought had nothing good until  I reviewed the pictures, and I found I got the shot below, finding out the female had bitten the male in the face and would not let him go. As soon as she let him go he flew away with her still yelling at him.

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Brown Headed Cowbird

  • June 8, 2013

A Brown Headed Cowbird taken at Hollows Park in Crystal Lake, IL   Taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm lens at 400mm, ISO-100, f/5.6, 1/160 shutter speed.

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Baltimore Oriole

  • June 4, 2013

Baltimore Oriole taken at Hollow Park in Crystal Lake, IL Taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm lens at 400mm, at ISO-100, f/5.6, 1/250 shutter speed.  

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Baby Robin Movie

  • May 30, 2013

Short Movie of the Baby Robin and the parents feeding them. This video was recorded about 2-3 days after they hatched. Recorded with a GoPro Hero 3

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Baby Robins

  • May 20, 2013

Baby Robins hatched a week ago and mom and dad hard at work feeding them. Taken with a GoPro Hero 3

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Black-capped Chickadee

  • May 14, 2013

Black-Capped Chickadee   Taken with a Canon 7D, and a Canon 100-400mm at 370mm, at ISO-320, f/8, 1/800 shutter speed.

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Red Tail Hawk

  • May 12, 2013

Red Tail Hawk   Taken with a Canon 7D with a Canon 100-400mm lens at 400mm, ISO-400, f/11, 1/400 shutter speed.

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Two Love Birds

  • May 10, 2013

Two Cardinals one male and one female, looks like they are kissing but the male is giving her food. I don't like posting a out of focus picture but I can not pass this one by. Taken with a Canon 7d, with a Canon 100-400mm at 400mm, at ISO-1000, f/8, 1/200 shutter speed.

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Robin Nest

  • May 8, 2013

Robin Nesting in Lake in the Hills. Taken with a GoPro Hero 3, f/2.8, ISO-100, 1/310 Shutter Speed.

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