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Most Recent Shoots

5 Aug 2017
Last Chance, CO Marginal Supercell
Synopsis: This was a somewhat successful storm chase, intercepting a storm with marginal supercell characteristics in a west-northwest flow environmen...
3 Jul 2017
Laverne-Woodward, OK Supercell & Canadian, TX Supercell
Synopsis: This was a long chase day, starting in Overland Park, KS after spending a couple days with family and friends over the weekend. I targeted L...
29 Jun 2017
Johnson, KS Mothership Supercell
Synopsis: This was another after work chase, and I was not going to make the same mistake I did on June 26th! Leaving immediately after work at 4pm, I...
26 Jun 2017
Leoti, KS LP Marginal Supercell
Synopsis: I originally decided not to chase after work, but after I woke up from a long nap at around 6pm, a supercell was rolling straight south near...
17 Jun 2017
Meade & Clark County, KS Supercell & Incredible Lightning
Synopsis: This was an after-work chase. I actually worked a couple hours of overtime until 7:30pm and chased right as I got off work. A new storm form...

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= Storm Chases & Shoots of April 2013 =



Location: Paradise (Private land), Northern Ford County, Kansas

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 0
Synopsis: Species photographed included Western Kingbird, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Dowitcher sp., Baird's Sandpiper, Horned Lark




Location: Horsethief Reservoir, Hodgeman County, Kansas

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 2
Synopsis: Species photographed included Eastern Kingbird, Tree Swallow, a small group of Double-crested Cormorants in flight, Horned Lark, and an American Kestrel feeding on its recent kill.




Location: My backyard

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 2
Synopsis: A rare late-April snowstorm allowed for unique opportunity of photographing American Goldfinches and Harris's Sparrows in their breeding plumage.




Location: near St. Francis, Kansas

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 3
Synopsis: After debating two target areas, I made a late decision to head northwest toward my northern target around Goodland, KS. I arrived on-scene of a supercell northwest of Goodland in the early evening, but the supercell structure did not last all that long and evolved into a non-supercell severe storm with some other storms forming around it toward sunset.




Location: From near LaCrosse to near Great Bend, Kansas

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 7
Synopsis: This was the first storm chase of the season. I ran into 2-inch diameter hail west of LaCrosse, but the best images of the chase came from later on as the storm entered Barton County. I got some pretty good images of the storm structure from behind in nice sunset light.




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