Sky Dragon

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The interaction of light and shadow along with the glow of the sun to me gave the appearance of a dragon in the sky, complete with fire about to emerge from its mouth.

 

 

Migration Time

SandhillPair

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It’s that time of year again when Sandhill Cranes are migrating in preparation for winter. They are another favorite bird of mine to photograph and I was happy to get them with a blue sky as a backdrop.

Overwhelming Beauty

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The patterns and colors on this Buckeye Butterfly are amazing to behold, and in this case, the surrounding colors from Autumn leaves which form the background complement its beauty with their own stunning colors. I shot this in Autumn using a Macro Extension Tube which gave great separation from the background, but left a very shallow depth of field for the subject’s focus. Despite these challenges, I am happy with the result.

Scenic Michigan

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I caught this pair of ducks floating along as the sun’s reflection formed in the water along with the vibrant colors at dusk in Muskegon County, Michigan.

Falling Water in Autumn

Chapel

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Chapel Falls near Munising, Michigan was a beautiful subject to photograph after a one and a half mile hike through nearby woods. The water cascaded down 60 feet toward Chapel Lake.

 

Mountain View

MountainView

 

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I took this photo in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during Fall color. The Porcupine Mountains are a great place to enjoy spectacular views anytime of year, but Autumn is my favorite.