Dakota's Nature Photos

Saturday, October 27, 2012

And the Cat Ran Away With The Spoon

Full Moon

1/100 sec. – f/8.3 – ISO 100

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Spider and The Fly

Spider and the Fly

1/640 sec. – f/3.3 – ISO 100
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Lady in Red

{Hover Over Image for Inspirational Version}
1/500 sec. - f/4.4 - ISO 100

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Flames

Yellow Trees
1/500 sec. – f/3 – ISO 140
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Eastern Fence Lizard

1/250 sec. - F/4.1 – ISO 100
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You'll notice I am now making the majority of my new uploads viewable at higher resolution. I've been amazed by the detail my new camera's 16.1 megapixels is able to capture, and I felt it would be a shame to scale everything down to the point where most of that detail is lost. So just click on any of my recent uploads to view larger versions, although these will still typically be less than half of the the image's full resolution (4608X3456 pixels).

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Onondaga Spring

3 sec. – f/8
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Makes Me Nutty

1/160 sec. – F/6.1
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

“Be Sure & Get My Good Side”

Hummingbird1/800 sec. - F/5.5
I’ve been playing around with my new camera this afternoon and have been putting its continuous shooting mode to good use. What do you think?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My New Toy


All but one or two pictures you see on this blog have been taken with the Nikon Coolpix L110. I’ve been using it for a couple years now and it has served me well, but I felt it was time for me to upgrade – and upgrade I did! I’ll now be shooting with the Nikon Coolpix P510 which, although still not a DSLR, has an amazing 42X optical zoom and a total of 16.1 MegaPixels! Unlike the L110, manual focus and custom exposure time is now at my fingertips. It is actually designed for nature photographers, and will greatly improve my ability to photograph wild animals and insects. I’ll be taking it out for a test run tomorrow and hope to share some fresh shots with you soon!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Blog Photo

For the last four weeks I’ve been privileged with a front row seat to the miracle of life. One of my ducks, Dorothy, spent the hottest part of this year so far tending to a nest of eggs laid in late June and she now has three newly-hatched ducklings to show for her patience.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I've Been Published!

As I mentioned in my last post, one of my photos was selected to appear in this month's issue of Missouri Conservationist, a state-wide magazine subscribed to by over 500,000 readers! The issue just released on the Department's website as a PDF file and will soon be showing up in thousands of mailboxes throughout our great state and across the country. For those of you who aren't subscribers, you can check out the article by clicking here (see the 4th page of the PDF).

Friday, February 24, 2012

I'm Getting Published!

After more than a year of trying, I'm finally getting one of my pictures published in a magazine! This neat shot of a caterpillar after a rain shower is going to be in the April issue of Missouri Conservationist, a statewide nature magazine printed by our state's conservation department. If you live in Missouri, you can subscribe for free by clicking here or, if you live elsewhere, wait until I upload a PDF copy of the magazine. It's definitely my favorite magazine and one I read often, so being able to see one of my pictures in it this April will be a real honor.

Sunday, February 12, 2012