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Upcoming Shoots

>> July-August 2017 -- Lightning -- New Mexico, Colorado, & High Plains. Unscheduled; during time off work.

>> Early November 2017 -- Whooping Cranes -- Quivira NWR, Kansas. May take some days off work during peak this year.

>> Late January-Early February 2018 -- Winter Bird Photography Trip -- Texas Gulf Coast? Stay tuned.

(Updated June 23, 2017 10:01:48 am CT)

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Most Recent Shoots

24 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 3)
Synopsis: Day 3 of this trip started at Ash Canyon B&B where I photographed at a new photo blind on the property. It was a very windy morning, althoug...
23 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 2)
Synopsis: Day 2 of this trip started in the Battiste BB&B backyard at Tony's photography setup. This was quite productive with a a few gallery-worthy ...
22 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 1)
Synopsis: Day 1 of this short trip started out in Portal in the morning, where I photographed feeder birds at a feeding station just northeast of Port...
15 Apr 2017
LP Supercell near Protection, KS
Synopsis: An awesome LP supercell was photographed this day, one of the better LP storms I have photographed in quite some time. The sunset colors and...
14 Apr 2017
Photogenic supercell at sunset near Sumner, NE
Synopsis: Managed to get some good images of a late-developing supercell storm near Sumner, NE. The storm had fairly decent tiered structure for a tim...
6 Apr 2017
Early morning ducks at Hain SFL & late afternoon songbird setup
Synopsis: Early morning shoot in the homemade floating blind. The main subjects this morning were some Hooded Mergansers and Ruddy Duck. During the la...
30 Mar 2017
Afternoon backyard bird shoot
Synopsis: I decided to take advantage of some good weather to do some backyard bird photography. This was a late afternoon shoot, mainly of House Finc...
10 Mar 2017
Wildfire Aftermath at Clark State Lake
Synopsis: I drove down to Clark Lake this morning to check out how bad Clark Lake burned from the recent, historic wildfire of March 6, 2017. Nearly t...
22 Feb 2017
Trumpeter Swan at Hain SFL
Synopsis: A Trumpeter Swan showed up at Hain SFL this afternoon. I notified Jeff Calhoun, and he showed up to join me for this Ford County rare bird. ...
21 Feb 2017
Early Morning Ducks at Hain SFL
Synopsis: Morning shoot in my homemade floating blind with good, warm morning light. Ducks photographed included Redhead, Gadwall, and Ring-necked Duc...

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:32:27 -0500
Very photogenic supercell thunderstorm structure near Fairmont, Nebraska. 16 June 2017
  
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An amazing, electrified severe storm over open range of Clark County, KS. 17 June 2017
  
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Marginal supercell storm along the dryline just northeast of Dodge City, KS. 13 June 2017
  
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Medicine Lodge (KS) Cemetery Tornado. 19 May 2017
  
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Tue, 2 May 2017 22:59:08 -0500
Assortment of images from Day 1 of 3 -- 2017 SE Arizona bird photography trip. 22 April 2017

Crissal Thrasher

Gambels Quail

Streak-backed Oriole

Streak-backed Oriole

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Green-tailed Towhee

Black-throated Sparrow

Woodhouses Scrub-Jay

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Brown Creeper

Townsends Warbler

Magnificent Hummingbird

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Bridled Titmouse

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Western Screech Owl
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Scott's Oriole, male, at Ash Canyon B&B. 24 April 2017
  
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Protection, KS LP Supercell at sunset. 15 April 2017
  
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Sun, 9 Apr 2017 22:36:53 -0500
Early evening setup shoot with House Finches. My backyard. 6 April 2017






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A more carefully processed image of drake Hooded Merganser at Hain SFL. 6 April 2017
  
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Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:16:17 -0500
Hooded Merganser and Ruddy Duck early this morning at Hain SFL. 6 April 2017





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