iaustin on October 26th, 2017

Michigan Art Prints

Michigan Art Prints is the Wildlife in the Wetlands online art gallery to purchase your treasured Michigan wall art prints as gifts or for your home or office. This special Michigan art captures the natural and wildlife activities of the Michigan wetlands with an art style that brings a touch of indoor nostalgia of the outdoor wildlife experience. This Nature art is a result of many years or hiding patiently and in many cases motionless waiting for the perfect wildlife wetland moment as it unfolded.

Michigan Art Prints are carefully produced to recreated the Michigan outdoor ambience for all those outdoor nature lovers. This unique art is a personal crafted expression with the artistic effort to re-capture the spirit of the wetland for future generations. Art is the catalyst to help reunite the human connection back to nature. The Michigan art prints serve as a catalyst for creativity.  The creation of such that involves precious time and a commitment to share the benefits of nature with those who can’t visit as often as they should. I make the attempt to manipulate the art scenery to transfer a more natural experience of both artistic atmosphere, and emotions. This art will truly help you connect on a passionate level.

These Michigan Art Prints are the direct link of the “spirit of the wetland” to the inner “spirit of the beholder.”

Michigan Art Prints

Big Red “Banking In”

Experience the Nature

Not found in lakes, man-made ponds, or public parks, nor in zoos or pet farms. Michigan Wetland background noises created a cacophony of sounds that represents the unique voices found only in the many wildlife refuge of the wetlands. A myriad of different calls of bird chirps & songs, diverse of insects crawling, gliding and flying, frogs hopping, turtles relaxing watching it all, and birds of all types flying here and there…wetlands are a busy vibrant habitat. The winds & rain that dances along with the slightest breeze; graphically creates hypnotic patterns across the waters surface. The swaying trees and the rustling sounds of leaves, are all expressed in the poetic artistry conceived during art expressions.

Michigan Art Prints - Ant Farming -by Ike Austin

Ant Farming

Nature Creating Art

The wetlands are a result of time and movement. The skillfully stroked brush and handmade by the creator. Fallen trees are history lessons for the living. Fallen trees communicate many lessons learned that can relate to personal experiences of its beholders. Trees will share knowledge about their observations over time; wisdom of watching the heavens, and their observations of the Earth. Hear “Lessons From Trees” shared in ThirdSon and the River’s Sky.  This is a story about a young adventurous traveler who happens upon invisible beings that inhabited the strange sky down by the river. These beings opens his eyes of enlightenment, and he finally discovers answers to many strange childhood questions. these beings used nature to communicate, hence… begins his…  Dialog With Nature. 

Nature Art Michigan - Tree

The Fallen Dead is Still Alive

Michigan Art Prints Redhead Winter Duck by Ike Austin

“In Coming.”

Hope you enjoy the truly inspired Michigan Art Prints.

Michigan Art Prints

Michigan Art Prints – Tip of the Spear

Nature Art Michigan

Many people, both serious nature lovers and normal citizens has described an almost spiritual awareness when engulfing themselves in the environment of nature. The same experience has been expressed when viewing art; which is a representative snapshot of a slice of nature in a moment in time. However, this brief moment can re-capture all the emotions and ambience of the event from the eye of the artist to the canvas.  These [Wood Ducks] were captures in flight at a very low shutter speed of 100. Several frames were totally useless however, one frame was pristine in image quality. View more here…Nature Art Michigan 

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Wood Duck Pair

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iaustin on October 4th, 2017

Nature Art Michigan

This is the online art gallery to purchase your treasured Michigan nature wall art for your home or office. This unique nature art captures the simplistic and historic spirit of the Michigan wetlands with an art style that brings close attention to each wildlife art subject. This Nature art is a result of several years of walking and roaming the many undisturbed obscure wetlands. Nature Art Michigan is created to provide the opportunity to Michigan outdoor lovers to bring pieces of the Michigan Wetlands into your homes; which is much more than what a photograph can achieve. A photograph is a nice gesture, but art is a personal expression with the intent to capture and recreate the spirit of the moment captured in time. Art is an attempt to ignite the human emotion to inner eye deep within the viewer. The nature photography art prints serve as a catalyst for creativity.  The creation of such that involves time, commitment; a deeper connection to portray the inner spirit of the wetlands. The artist can manipulate scenery to transfer a more personal experience of history, current events, atmosphere, and emotions. Art is something that you can truly connect with on a personal & passionate level. Art is an attempt to link the spirit of the wetland to the inner spirit of the beholder.

Nature Art Michigan Winter Duck

Redhead “In Coming!”

The Paths Less Traveled – Sounds of Nature

Not found in lakes, man-made ponds, or public parks, nor in zoos or pet farms. Michigan Wetland background noises created a cacophony of sounds that would become the unique trademark voice found only in the open undamaged wetlands. The many bird calls, insects buzzing, amphibian rustlings, chirpings & croakings. The winds & breezes, the dancing light & shadows from the trees and shrubs down to the artistic fine textured mosses that line themselves and hide on the northern sides of living and fallen trees.

Nature Art Michigan -The Ant

Ant Farming

Nature’s Art Brush

The wetlands are skillfully stroked & sketched with nature’s own imaginative God-size brush of time. Fallen trees are accents for the living. Fallen trees communicate their personal stories of long ago experiences of its personal excitement and triumphs. Trees will share adventures about their many families of animals; those of short time visitors, and their once-upon-a-time long-term residents. Hear nature share her wisdom and secrets with ThirdSon. ThirdSon and the RIver’s Sky is a story about a young adventurous traveler who happens upon invisible beings that inhabited the strange sky down by the river. Thus begins his eye opening enlightenment as he discovers these beings used nature to communicate, hence… begins his…  Dialog With Nature. 

Nature Art Michigan - Tree

The Fallen-Dead Alive

Hope you enjoy the Nature Art Michigan.

Nature Art Michigan

Tip of the Spear

 

Nature Art Michigan

Many people, both serious nature lovers and normal citizens has described an almost spiritual awareness when engulfing themselves in the environment of nature. The same experience has been expressed when viewing art; which is a representative snapshot of nature. However, this snapshot can capture and transport all the emotions and ambience of the physical moment from the original location; from the eye of the artist to the canvas.  These Wood Ducks were captures in flight at a very low shutter speed of 100. Several frames were totally useless however, one frame was pristine in image quality. View more here…Nature Art Michigan 

Wildlife in the Wetlands Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks Rising-Pair

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iaustin on September 27th, 2017

Nature Photography Artwork Michigan

Michigan’s nature photography artwork are portraits of birds caught in their native wetland habitats. These watercolor reproduction art prints are created as a tribute to Michigan Wetlands.  Hence the birth of… “Wildlife in the Wetlands” Art Series… a 40 year journey in pictures.

Nature Photography Artwork Michigan

Red-tailed Portrait Pose

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iaustin on August 20th, 2017

Black Crowned Night Heron

Print Title: I Can Make It!

Juvenile Night Heron I Can Make It - Photo by Ike Austin

Juvenile Night Heron I Can Make It – Photo by Ike Austin 2011

About This Print

Black Crowned Night Heron Photo — I Can Make It!

In my many solitary morning excursions into the hidden forest of Jimme’, I would carefully select a place to hide then settle into a motionless posture that I might remain in for extended periods of time. On this particular occasion, I choose to sit on the ground nestled tight against a thick row of tall cattails. Off in the distance, I noticed a very active young Black Crowned Night Heron juvenile jumping from branch to branch having so much fun exploring the wetland habitat. It looked like the bird was slowly making its way toward my direction. Closer it came, jump by jump, branch by branch, closer… closer… until finally, the bird was getting pretty near where I had been hiding for at least a couple hours now.

The place I had chose to sit was on a slope, my body weight was causing me to slide slowly downward toward a pool of water covered in green milkweed. “Be still!”, I told myself. I could not move a muscle and risk the opportunity of revealing my presence at this point… continued

Michigan Wetland Nature Photos by Ike Austin

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iaustin on December 11th, 2016

Bald Eagle Michigan

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iaustin on November 12th, 2016

Bevy of White-Tailed Deer – Michigan, Does & Fawns

Odocoileus virginianus

Deer Royalty – Young Bucks

Deer YWhite-tailed Deer - Michigan, Young Bucks

Whitetailed Deer Michigan – Young Bucks

 

Off in the Distance – Bevy of White-tailed Deer

Bevy of White-tailed Deer - Michigan

White-tailed Deer – Michigan

Off in the distance–a group of deer, on the northern passage of Jimme’, hidden deep within Kensington forest, I heard a soft rumbling noise. I was standing behind the trunk of an old dead cottonwood tree. My attention was regularly focused in that direction because it is common for animals of all kind to enter in and leave this section of protected wetland. Animals follow the terrain even if it means walking in water, birds follow the terrain even when floating on the water’s surface or flying overhead.

White-tailed Deer - Michigan

Deer Trek – Migration – Early One Winter Morning – Bevy of Whitetail Michigan

As I patiently remained hidden behind the tree, the noisy splashing got louder and closer. Suddenly, a small bevy of white tailed deer came rumbling along the trail right down the center of the narrow, shallow entry-way giving the appearance they were running on water.

The herd of white-tailed deer resembled an excited family on an exploratory road trip. The larger matriarch was in the rear looking like a drill sergeant barking commands to the troop of does & fawns. The tightly formed troop of deer looked like they enjoyed following the commands of their group matriarch. I remained motionless as the small bevy of white-tailed deer thundered passed my concealed location never knowing they were being observed.

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul
Michigan Birds

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul 

Michigan Birds

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iaustin on June 28th, 2016

assed1000 Shades of Autumn

1000 Shades of 1ooo Colors

1000 Shades of Autumn – Trees the stretch upward to the sky, in the northern regions, in the hidden forest of Jimme’, they sit atop a high hill, marking the forest outlying northern parameter. It is a long range of trees that have held strong their covenant with their creator. These trees, have not replaced their sustenance with man for God; they have no mediator—as man has allowed other men to become the mediator between them and God. These set of renowned trees burst into brilliance at the arrival of the fall season. Their vividness is a testament to their satisfaction with “The One” also known—amongst the prophetic travelers who wander through this magical land of Jimme’ —as… “The DayStar.

1000 Shades of Color

Michigan Fall Colors – Photo by Ike Austin

Michigan’s fall season will go Boom with “many trees in many shades of color.” Colors of Heartfelt Summer Orange, Cora Bells Orange, Bright Burnt Orange; Orange leaves in every complexion, orange leaves in every iridescence.

Welcome to the colors of fall. The many shades of leaf colors upon millions of trunks of trees, will gently sway and catch you attention with the slightest summer breeze; dark flavors of bronze, or variegated shades of yellows, multiple color tones of tangerine-gold.

From August through September, you can view many shades of fall among the huge spectacle of the Trees of Autumn Fall Colors in Michigan.

The giant tall trees called “the green wall” of flaming leaves of Jimme’, ever burning; but, are not consumed. The height and breadth of their magnificent beauty, hold captive the mind. Columns if color, each leaf of brilliance represent a member of FirstSons the Undeceived. Those are they who have not fallen by deceit, who have not chosen “lack of knowledge” as their daily bread. They are those who have p through fire and are hardened to stand against all that have stood in their way.

Autumn Fall Colors

Autumn Fall Colors

 

Autumn Leaves Colors

Autumn Leaves Colors

 

Michigan Fall Fog Colors - Photo by Ike Austin

Michigan Fall Fog Colors – Photo by Ike Austin

 

Michigan’s White Winter Wetlands Covered in Snow. Ike Austin – Photography that is therapy for the soul   “Michigan White” –  Winter Wetlands Covered in Snow White skies, white trees, white bark, white branches, white bush, white shrubs, white cattails, white grasses, white woody plants… More Checkout Michigan’s White Winter Wetland

 

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iaustin on June 26th, 2016

Wildlife in the Wetland – Michigan Bullfrog

Bullfrogs, Amphibians, Tadpoles Oh My!

Lithobates catesbeianus

Michigan BullFrog- Photo by Ike Austin

Michigan BullFrog- Photo by Ike Austin

 

Bullfrog, Michigan Wetland Wildlife
BullFrog Croaking Michigan

BullFrog Croaking Michigan

The Green Goblin of the Wetland

Early one cool summer morning in a Michigan Wetland, in the hidden forest of Jimme’, There sat an olive green, greenish, yellow yellowish, loud, billowing, king of the wetland sitting in the midst of milkweed, giant lily pads, moss-covered tree branches; in the forefront of edge of the wetland’s edge. It took me over an hour to slowly sneak up on the Bullfrog so that it would not jump into hiding. After sliding down a large fallen tree stump, I looked out and spotted the Bullfrog at approximately 20-30 feet distance. Unaware of my presence, the Bullfrog started it’s booming, resounding mating call. The side of its head and lower chin swelled filling with air and in the next second, it exhaled, echoing a boisterous trademark sound.

Michigan Bullfrog
Green skin, darker green, green about the tympanic ear, brown bumpy pimple of green, black emerald eyes, green ear lines, yellow chin if male, white chin if female, yellow chest, yellow breast, green legs, yellow with darker lined backside.

Wildlife in the Wetland

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul
Michigan Birds

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul 

Michigan Birds

 

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iaustin on June 5th, 2016

Wildlife in the Wetland – Michigan FlyCatcher

Phoebe, Kingbirds and Willows, Oh My!

Sayornis Phoebe

 

FlyCatcher - Photo by Ike Austin

FlyCatcher – Photo by Ike Austin

 

FlyCatcher Michigan Wildlife in the Wetland

The Flying Insect Flycatcher

Late one humid summer afternoon in a Michigan Wetland, in the hidden forest of Jimme’, I saw small olive green-ish, yellowish bird land on a dead, moss covered tree branch; under the canopy of a willow tree. I slowly raised my camera and snapped a photo. I was approximately 20 feet distance and to my amazement, the FlyCatcher paused and looked directly at me. It had lived up to its legendary name “catching insects”, holding a green and yellow grasshopper in its beak; which also gave the Flycatcher a typical portrait pose for this shot.

Michigan FlyCatcher
Grey covets, grey tail, grey head, grey ear line feathers, greyish white chin, yellow chest, grey breast, black legs, grey with white lined tail feathers.

 

Wildlife in the Wetlands

Fly & Catch

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul
Michigan Birds

nature photography - michigan

Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul 

Michigan Birds

 

National Geographic

2011 Editors Choice Winning Photo

Birds Photography Night Heron

National Geographic 2011
View Entry on NG website… NG Contest Winners
To purchase Photo Art… DayStarBooks Gallery
To Purchase the I can Make It Fine Art Print… Dialog With Nature
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iaustin on December 7th, 2015

Michigan Osprey

One Early Morning in Kensington MetroPark

One of the biggest, badest set of menacing looking talons in all the land, has returned – Osprey in Michigan.

The early morning air was crisp and chilly to my hands, and also it seemed to have an operational effect my camera equipment. There was a slight mist on the water’s surface and off in the distance the mist became a transparent milky white that appeared to be sandwiched between the bare tree tops and the water; seagulls circling low to the water’s surface disappeared as each gull darted in and out of the thick white mist.

Spring Arrival of the Michigan Osprey

It wasn’t long before my camera equipment swung into action. A large shape menacing bird of prey Michigan Osprey in flight was heading my way with a trail of squawking seagulls chasing close behind. It was the infamous Osprey. The Michigan Osprey had caused a great deal of alarm in other resident birds living on the lake; claiming to be king of the domain until the Osprey with its massive and intimidating flight divide the fog.

Michigan Osprey

Arrival of the Michigan Osprey 2015

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