The Orniphile

Birding Website
of Robert D. Hughes

Featuring Photographs and
Articles About Chicago Area Birds and Birding

Photo Gallery

Part 3: Artsy Birds and Insects

All of the photographs on this page were taken with a Fujifilm digital camera. A Questar telescope was also used for many of the photos. See my Digiscoping with a Questar page to learn how I use a Questar telescope with a digital camera for nature photography. More photos of birds and insects can be seen on my Instagram feed, handle robertdhughes63.

Recent additions: Snowy Owl and Sandhill Cranes

: : Click a thumbnail to see the larger version.

Artsy Birds*

  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Redheads
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Ring-necked Ducks
  • Snowy Owl
  • Sandhill Cranes


  • Monarch
  • Green Darner
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Summer Azure
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Regal Fritillary
  • Viceroy

*These photos were enhanced in Photoshop.