Monthly Archives: April 2016

Turkey Vulture riding distant Thermals

Turkey Vulture riding the distantThermals_edited-1_wm

I watched this Turkey Vulture for about five minutes and his wings never moved except to make a directional change.

Dan O. De Ment

Two small Redbuds beyond the Meadow

A Woodland Meadow and Red Bud_edited-1_wm

At this time of year one can see across this meadow – it’s late April 2016. Th meadow grows quickly when we get a lot of rain – which we haven’t received yet this spring.  Our forecasts keep calling for rain but the Illinois River Valley has a way of beating the odds.

Dan O. De Ment

Ming in a Supine Salute

Ming with Paw accross his Head_edited-1_wm

Ming had been watching one of his favorite combat films.  He suddenly plopped down and saluted.  A real Patriot!

By the way, yesterday I went to our local Nature Center and shot 50 images.  Hope to have them on display here and at my Premium Sales Site,   Dan De Ment Fine Art    in the next couple of weeks.

Dan O. De Ment

Flowering Crab buds about to open

Flowering Crab 2_wm

I shot this a couple weeks ago.  The buds have since opened and actually turned a bluish/purple color.  I’ll try to get a shot before the petals drop.

Dan O. De Ment



Early Morning through the Lilac Bush

Early Morning through the Lilac Bush_wm

I liked this early morning shot du to the sunlight breaking through the background trees.

Dan O. De Ment