Archive | January 2013

Peregrine falcon

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I photographed this peregrine falcon recently at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, Michigan. I highly recommend taking the time to visit there if you are in the area.

Common Mergansers Formation

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this flock of Common Mergansers flying low over snow covered ice in Ottawa County, Michigan yesterday. The sun started to emerge from the clouds just as I took the photo, helping the color of the ducks to stand out a bit more from the white background.

Rough-Legged Hawk

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found what I believe to be a Rough-Legged Hawk flying over Allegan County, Michigan yesterday. In addition to this hawk, I spotted a Bald Eagle, and 2 Red Tailed hawks in flight.

Ice Water

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I used a longer exposure to capture the movement of this partially frozen West Michigan waterfall today. I liked the tonal range of the image and converted it to monochrome.

Colorful Kestrel

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this American Kestrel to have vibrant coloring in its feathers as I photographed it recently at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, Michigan.

Merlin

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I photographed this Merlin bird of prey last weekend at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, Michigan where they held their annual Winter Fest. It was the first time I’ve seen this type of bird which was impressive to see.

Winged Landscape

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The earth tones in the wings of this Golden Eagle reminded me of a landscape of rolling hills as I photographed it at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, Michigan over the weekend. (Click on the photo to see an enlarged version of the image)

Winged Display

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I enjoyed photographing this Great Horned Owl yesterday at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, Michigan, particularly when it displayed its impressive and colorful wingspan.

Barred Owl Wings

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This Barred Owl displayed its impressive wingspan today at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, Michigan during their annual Winter Fest.

Peak a boo, Eye see you

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This little Screech Owl displayed its ability to hide in plain sight pretty well today as I photographed it peaking from inside a hollow tree trunk while it blended in with the bark patterns. This was one of many birds available to see for visitors to the Outdoor Discovery Center during the annual Winterfest which was held today.

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