Jeff Raflik Photography's
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This is where I will post links to the most recent pictures that I have posted in various locations on my website, in addition to my plans for any future trips, purchases, and other events.



June 11, 2018 - A fox den with two kits near Kewaskum, WI

April 29, 2018 - My "new" fishing boat!

August 21, 2017 - A friend and I headed down to southern Illinois today to be in the path of totality to view and photograph the solar eclipse.

May 9, 2016 - Mercury transited the sun today, and I photographed it with a solar filter on my 800mm lens.

May 8, 2016 - I finally went out to Horicon Marsh, along Highway 49, to photograph the White-faced Ibis, that has been there for about two weeks now.

August 12, 2015 - Three immature Green Herons in Horicon Marsh NWR, catching frogs and minnows.

June 11 and 12, 2015 - A cross-bred Wooping Crane/Sandhill Crane, and its parents, A family of Trumpeter Swans, and a family of Sandhill Cranes, in, and around Horicon Marsh NWR, WI.

September 16, 2014 - An early fall trip to Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary while burning up some vacation.

August 16, 2014 - A friend and I went to a pond along Mascoutin Trail, about seven miles north of Ripon, WI, where a group of White-faced Ibeses have been hanging out since mid-June. Also got an unusual shot of a Snipe, and a nicely perched Green Heron.

May 25, 2014 - I went to Wendy's house, just outside of Kewaskum, Wisconsin, and got a couple good birds in the blossoming Apple Tree.

March 9, 2014 - A Snowy Owl just outside of Waupun, Wisconsin!

October 22, 2013 - My latest trip to Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bend. I go this time of year for the full racks on most of the animals, but on this trip, the bonus was a pair of wild foxes hanging around the sanctuary, including a white-phase red fox!

January 22, 2013 - I recently identified a "giant" wasp, that I photographed four years ago, and a small, but colorful spider, from two years ago. Click this text to see them at the top of my "Insect Page"

October 21, 2012 - Another trip to Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, in the Fall, when the deer and elk, are sporting "full head gear."

July, 2012 - A couple here in Waupun, WI, had about a dozen juvenile Screech owls in their yard every night, for over four weeks. They most likely fledged from a nest in a half-dead tree in their backyard.

June 11, 2012 - The two Loon eggs in Eagle River hatched on June 6th and 8th. I was there on June 8th, 9th, and 10th.

June 5, 2012 - Today, Venus went across, or "trasited" the sun, for the last time, visible from Earth, for 105 years.

May 1, 2012 - My third trip to Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bend, WI, looking for the new fawns, baby elk, and bison.

May 1, 2012 - I took my second trip to Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bend, WI, on opening day, mainly to check out the new wolf exhibit.

March 22, 2012 - Click here to watch the northern migration of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (the same link every spring) (They're early this year).

Mar 17, 2012 - I've never been real big on photographing captive animals, but for photographing animals that are not normally found here in central and southern Wisconsin, I want to start going to zoos, and especially back to Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, in West Bend, Wisconsin, to see, and photograph, their new wolf exhibit.

Mar 17, 2012 - I plan to make many more trips than in the past, to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, in Madison, Wisconsin, for butterflies and other insects, and the incredible variety of flowers that I can find them on there.

Mar 17, 2012 - After raising Praying Mantises last spring and summer, this spring, I plan to purchase a Rose Hair Tarantula! Also, rather than purchasing several Praying Mantis egg cases, I will be getting ONE Praying Mantis from a friend, who currently has five newly hatched ones. She is currently feeding them fruit flies, but I want to wait until they molt once, when they can handle something as big as a house fly.

March 15, 2012 - I took an early trip to Marsh Haven Nature Center to see what was showing up in this unseasonably warm weather.

Feb 28, 2012 - I finally put together this Blog Page on my website! Any earlier postings below, are put together by memory.

Jan 9, 2012 - I finally bought my first point-and-shoot camara, to always have with me when I don't feel like lugging around my bigger, more expensive camera, and big lenses. It's a Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, which not only has the telephoto that I'm used to, but it also shoots High definition video, in stereo!

NOV 4, 2011 - I took my first trip to Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bend, WI

OCT 3, 2011 - I purchased my dream car!

Spring and Summer, 2011 - I raised Praying Mantises