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Photos from Galena area and Iowa
Hanover, IllinoisHanoverIllinoisA Dickisell perched in a field planted with native Illinois prairie flowers and plants. Hanley Savannah is a must see thanks to the "Friends of the...Peck Farm Recreation Center, Geneva, IllinoisPeck Farm Recreation CenterGeneva, IllinoisI love the way this butterfly matches the color of the flowers. We had to wait a long time for this one to land on these flowers.Peck Farm Recreation Center, Geneva, IllinoisPeck Farm Recreation CenterGeneva, IllinoisMy wife took this image and I thought it was the best one of the day. I love the colorful background which is exactly what she was after all day....Peck Farm Recreation Center, Geneva, IllinoisPeck Farm Recreation CenterGeneva, IllinoisThey have a beautiful butterfly garden at this park. My wife and I love to practice photography at this location.Hanover Bluff Nature Preserve, Jo Daviess County, IllinoisHanover Bluff Nature PreserveJo Daviess County, IllinoisThis shot was taken at one of the rare hill prairies at the top of a bluff. This is Ohio Spiderwort with a caterpillar of some sort. This natural...North Pond, Chicago, IllinoisNorth PondChicago, IllinoisA great place to watch birds in Spring and Fall. This group of very young wood ducks was resting on a piece of submerged wood with a couple of red...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA large bullfrog sitting in a creek with the sun shining in his eyes. I really like the reflection of the flowers and the frogs eyes in the water.Galena, IllinoisGalenaIllinoisCharles, I spent 6 months tracking bobcats and sitting in a blind waiting to get a shot of one. I played a distressed rabbit call, bobcat in heat...Galena, IllinoisGalenaIllinoisAnother hot air balloon picture on a fog shrouded Lake Galena.Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County, IllinoisLake GalenaJo Daviess County, IllinoisA bluejay perched on a snow covered log with sunlight shining on its head.Hanover, IllinoisHanoverIllinoisAnother beautiful Dickissel across the street from Hanley Savannah. This is one of my favorite places.Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose Point Bird SanctuaryChicago, IllinoisA handsome tree sparrow feeding on native grasses on a Winter day.Hanover Bluff Nature Preserve, Jo Daviess County, IllinoisHanover Bluff Nature PreserveJo Daviess County, IllinoisThis place is crazy right now. Between the dickisells, butterflies and wildflowers it is breathtaking. These were 2 of the most perfect butterflies...Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve, Lake County, IllinoisRollins Savanna Forest PreserveLake County, IllinoisA praying mantis on prairie grass. these large insects blend in so well with the environment that it is hard to see them. My favorite technique is...Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve, Lake County, IllinoisRollins Savanna Forest PreserveLake County, IllinoisA moth fluttering on a flower top. I enjoy using my big lens to capture these macro shots. At Rollins Savannah you always have plenty of...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA juvenile Northern Shoveler at Green Island in Spring. The male shoveler in breeding plumage is a beautifully colored bird.Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County, IllinoisLake GalenaJo Daviess County, IllinoisA beautiful sunset on Lake Galena. For 2 years I would watch the clouds at dusk and if it looked like a good sunset I was at the Lakes edge with my...Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County, IllinoisLake GalenaJo Daviess County, IllinoisA great sunset on an early Winter day got interesting very quickly when a flock of geese came through. The colors on this night were beautiful.Chicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA snowy owl being attacked by a peregrine falcon along the lakefront in Chicago. Look at the desperation and focus on the face of the female snowy...Galena, IllinoisGalenaIllinoisA bluejay and yellow shafted flicker argue over nothing. They are both great looking birds.
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