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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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August 6: Picture of the Day

August 06, 2010 at 11:04 AM

I think this seagull thought my camera was going to start spitting out bread.

I’ve spent a few minutes earlier this summer trying to get closeups of seagulls in remote areas, only to have the birds fly away.

But I’m smarter now. From now on, when I want pictures of mallards, seagulls or Canada geese, I’m heading straight for a park or marina where they are in contact with people all the time. Forget truly wild settings. For closeups, there’s nothing like a spot where birds are fed regularly. This one was taken in Peoria’s Detweiller Marina.

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