Catbird in the Crabapple
I am still working my way through some pictures I took this spring.Gray Catbird taken May 2018.
Out for a Stroll
I thought this was cute with the entire Sandhill Crane family out for a walk in the corn field.
Fanning the Flames
I happened to catch these Baltimore Orioles in an amorous moment in the blooming crabapple trees about one week ago .
Redpoll in the Pine Cones
This Common Redpoll posed very nicely for me as it ate the pine cone seeds.
My resident female Pileated Woodpecker stopped by my blind the other day for a quick portrait. I had been worried that I hadn't seen her this fall (only the male had been coming) but she finally stopped by with him to let me know she was OK.
Always a pretty spot to picture. Even though it was past peak color, the falls were running nicely. A local told me that the current owners, an Amish family, intend to start the wheel up again and use the mill. That will be something to look forward to.
It is always fun to watch the eagles fishing at Petenwell Dam. Some fish, and then other seem to make it a point to steal fish from those that catch them.
Common Buckeye on Asters
My favorite butterfly always looks the best when I can catch it feeding on asters, as they bring out the color spots in the wings so nicely. This was taken on the really warm day in September when hundreds of butterflies were out feeding for the last time.
Orange Sulfur on Asters
Loved the matching color of the edge of this butterfly with the asters.
Dewey Green Darner
It has been a tough year to find these with all the warm weather, but I happened upon this green darner with dew on her wings yesterday morning. They are really tough to find as they like to roost low in the grass and are hard to see.
My biggest love is photographing wildlife and animals in general , which I find fascinating and challenging. I try to give the viewer insight into the personality of the animal I am photographing, and I love interactions between animals. I have been trying to expand my abilities into some landscape photography, but there is definitely a learning curve to all photography. My goal is to bring enjoyment and knowledge to those who don't have the privilege of living as close to wildlife as I do. I also own a veterinary clinic so I work with clients and their pets all day. I am very lucky to be able to live my dream vocation in such a wonderful area like Wisconsin.