Category Archives: Wildlife

Here are some photos from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center’s 2012 Spring Raptor Release in Bloomington, MN. Two red-tailed hawks and an american kestral were released during this event. The bird portraits are of the the center’s educational “ambassador birds”, who because of extensive injuries cannot be released back into the wild.

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Here’s a quick shot from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center’s spring “raptor release” at Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington, MN.  This is one of two red-tailed hawks that, along with a smaller broad-winged hawk,  were released back into the wild after being rehabilitated by the center.  Bloomington, MN, 05/07/2011 Updated 5/9/11:  Added more pictures.

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Bill Doms and I had an unexpected wildlife shoot in North Dakota after the storms we were anticipating didn’t develop as planned.  These aren’t the greatest wildlife pictures, but here’s a few species I hadn’t photographed before.  All shots are with either the Nikon D700 or D300S  and the Nikon 300 vR + TC-17E II.

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These pictures are from last year, and I’ve finally gotten around to editing them.  The first picture is a red-bellied woodpecker.  They are very large, but annoyingly hard to get close to.  We actually have one in our neighborhood that I haven’t been able to photograph yet!  The second one is a downy woodpecker.   I […]

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