Bill Tiepelman

Bill Tiepelman



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  • Canon EOS rebel T3i
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 100mm EF Macro
  • Canon 75-300mm zoom
  • Canon 18-135mm IS
  • Canon 50mm 0.45m
  • Canon 70-300mm IS

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Published January 25th, 2012

One of the other bird types I caught over the weekend. There was probably twenty of these at my feeder over the hour or two I was watching.

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.

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Tufted Titmouse

Published January 24th, 2012

So with such hungry birds feeding from the view out of my office window I figured I would try and start capturing different ones. If anything, just as an exercise to start education myself a bit in terms of types and breeds and start building some identification skills. I have never really given it any thought before, or appreciated the fact that they were there until my recent acquisition of my first camera..

I must say there is something rather soothing about just watching them, it is very calming and serine. So today I will leave you with some Tufted Titmouse (what is the plural? Titmouse's, Titmice?) shots from this weekend.

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Birdies on a Cold Day

Published January 22nd, 2012

I had the camera handy and filled up the bird feeder today, was pretty cloudy so could not get many good shots, plus I was trying to stay focused on some coding, but did manage to catch a few shot I can play with over the next day or so. Here is a couple to give you a sense of the view from my office today.

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Broemmelsiek Park Lake

Published January 21st, 2012

Taken at Broemmelsiek Park on Wilson road in Missouri.

Broemmelsiek Park was designed with a special focus on the area's natural features. The 494-acre property features several lakes and a blend of oak-hickory forest and rolling pastures suitable for a variety of recreation activities and park amenities.

Several miles of trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian users are here, as are picnic shelters, an off-leash dog area, nature preserves, and a 5-acre catch-and-release fishing lake.

Some other shots from this park at

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Great Whisping Sunset

Published January 12th, 2012

I'm not much for taking skyline or sunset pics, mostly because there are just so many of them, but the sunset the other day was just too cool not to capture, here are a few shots I took

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