About James KeeganI am a photographer based in Northern Illinois, that specializes in nature, landscape and portraiture. This blog is a look at my journey into photography.
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Tag Archives: Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had some pretty foggy mornings. I’ve been trying to get a photo of one of my favorite trees in the heavy fog. The tree is in a bit of a valley so I’m … Continue reading
It’s time for Monochrome Madness again! This challenge was started by Laura Macky and Leanne Cole. You can find the entire challenge on Leanne Cole’s blog later today (usually by 3P.M. central time).
November has come to an end. I managed to get out for a little while yesterday to take some photos. It was a dreary and foggy day but I tried to make the best of it. For the rest of … Continue reading
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” ― William Shakespeare Today’s assignment for Blogging 101: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before. I used … Continue reading
Last week while I was at Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve in Cherry Valley Illinois I saw many insects fluttering and climbing about the beautiful wildflowers. I think that I notice these small creatures much more since I began to take … Continue reading
I took few photographs of these Whorled Rosinweed flowers last Thursday. These flowers are full of pollen at the moment as you can see on the lower one that also has the visitor. There were many insects about feeding. This … Continue reading
I’m not sure why, but this photograph of a grasshopper crossing the bike path at Blackhawk Springs keeps grabbing my attention. Anyway it’s Labor Day here in the U.S. For many it signifies the end of the summer. Enjoy!
I have a lot of yard work to catch up on today. So I thought I would share images of two of the butterfly species that I saw Thursday at Blackhawk Springs.
Yesterday I made a trip back to Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve. I hadn’t been here since the end of March. It was a great trip and although it’s getting late in the summer there were still an abundance of wild … Continue reading