Nature Photography Michigan

iaustin on August 30th, 2013

Nature Photography – Mallard Duck Michigan One Bright Sunny Winter Morning in a Michigan Wetland – The Fat Wobbly Waddler Arrives Anus Platyrhynchos       What’s the old saying… “if it walks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quack like a duck, it’s a duck!” Off in the distance, slowly heading in […]

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Nature Photography  – Michigan Black Crowned Night Heron On many an Early Morning in a Michigan Wetland – Wetland Habitats Nycticorax nycticorax Black Crowned Night Heron I saw a rather strange looking bird. This bird wore a black thicket of slicked back feathers on top of it’s crown. A large red eye ball with a […]

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iaustin on February 24th, 2013

Nature Photography – Michigan Red Cardinal One Early Morning in a Secluded Michigan Wetland – 100 Shades of Red Cardinalis Cardinalis     I saw one hundred shades of red sitting on a frosted frozen branch.  This Cardinal was red on red, in red on black. No, no, it was red, on black, on red, […]

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iaustin on February 2nd, 2013

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, white plants. White landscape, white evergreens, white maples, white oaks, […]

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iaustin on January 20th, 2013

Raptor Bird of Prey – The Redest RedTail Buto Jamaicensis The Redest RedTail Hawk Talons looks more like natures version of Automatic Knives for this large raptor bird of prey. The Red tailed hawk is one of Michigan’s favorite bird of prey hawks.  The mature redtail looks almost powerful. the chest can appear protruded & robust and if you […]

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iaustin on January 12th, 2013

Nature Photography – Michigan Belted KingFisher – The Blue Streaker Megaceryle Alcyon – to grieve Every Michigander should make seeing a Belted KingFisher in action a 2013 commitment.  Observing their fishing activity is both therapeutic and interesting to watch.  Firstly, the KingFisher quickly sends out a rapid machine gun like voice (KingFisher Call) to signal […]

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iaustin on January 12th, 2013

Michigan Belted KingFisher – The Michigan Blue Streak Megaceryle Alcyon  The Belted Michigan KingFisher  – Blue Streak Michigan is an elusive bird. The Belted KingFisher is swift in flight, quick on aerial maneuvers and one of the most fascinating and entertaining birds to watch when catching fish. When the KingFisher fish, it power dives downward […]

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Michigan’s Blue Heron One of the Most Photographed Birds in Michigan  The Michigan Blue Heron is often photographed as a silhouette, as a main foreground photographic subject, artist painted rendition, residential signage or photographed and submitted as contest entries.  The Michigan Blue Heron in one of the most prolific photographed birds in Michigan, this rather […]

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iaustin on January 1st, 2013

Bird Photography – The Nature of Birds I see greater wisdom in the eyes of some birds, than in the faces of some men —ThirdSon   The close observation of watching birds over the years has enlightened me in a way where traditional teaching has been void.  Bird activity and behavior has demonstrated that a higher […]

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iaustin on December 21st, 2012

Nature Photography – Michigan Great Blue Heron One Early Morning in a Michigan Metro Park During my regular excursion into nature, I would often encounter this large and Prehistoric looking bird with big bluish, grayish plummage. I have seen this giant Great Blue Heron many times, but have never gotten tired of Michigan Blue Heron […]

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