Nature Shots

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Our first American perfumes came from the anal glands of this fellow. 

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He liked the corn I set out for the geese. 

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Bloodroots at sunset.
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Fall Art

The amazing maple trees of the North Shore of Minnesota.

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Canadian Geese

They posed for me at sunrise.

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Red Breasted Merganser

Listen to his call:

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Female Hooded Merganser

Not enough light for a good picture, but with a bit of touchup this became a nice work of art.

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Listen to it's calls:


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Rose Breasted Grosbeak
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Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird

It took me over 300 shots finally to get this one.

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It is so hard to get a picture of the male (who is so much more colorful than the female)...

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because, like in the human community, these wives don't want their men hanging around drinking all day.

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Baby hummingbird resting atop the tip of my totem pole.

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Snapping Turtle

She came by to lay some eggs in my driveway.

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White Breasted Nuthatch


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Sunrise at Lake Superior.
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Sun about to rise.
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The entire sky lit up just prior to the sun breaking the horizon
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Moon of Lake Superior

Yes, this is an impossible shot. It is actually two photos spliced together. 

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Last Sunset of 1999

Getting ready to welcome in the new year, I noticed the colors in the sky and had to run down to the lake to capture this.

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What a wonderful way to say good-bye to 1999.

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Timber Wolf
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These female arctic wolves decided to challenge each other just four feet from me and my camera. 

Female Wood Duck
Checking out my house I built for her.

Pair of Wood Ducks, the male above, the female below hidden in the shadows.

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The male, blown up.

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This shot took me ten years to get. I finally got enough light at the right time.
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Black Capped Chickadee

On a warm day.

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On a cold day.

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Bird Art

As the fellow on my left flew away, I captured this work of art.

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Summer Storm
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Song Sparrow

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Bald Eagle

We have at least three families of eagles living near here. They are so hard to capture. 

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Turkey Vulture

This is one of the first large birds I saw on my property. I was glad to see it show up for photos this day.



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