• Kip’s Comments 1-16-21

      A “Life Bird” and Then There Were Two!  For weeks I have read reports of Carolina wrens showing up at feeders around the state. Normally, the southern part of Iowa is about the northern extent of the range of this species. To have them in many places across Iowa generates questions – is this …

  • Kip’s Comments 1-15-21

      Hesitant to Share  Based on what I have heard from other parts of the state, those of us here in Bremer County really lucked out when it came to the winter storm. For us, calling it a winter storm really would not be accurate. A few inches of snow, hardly any wind, and then …

  • Kip’s Comments 1-14-21

      Long Lens Landscapes As my work day ended our weather changed from rain to the beginning of our winter storm. Under those conditions I was able to find what I thought were a number of nice composition opportunities. With quickly changing weather and lighting conditions – getting wet and getting dark –  I had …

  • Kip’s Comments 1-13-21

      Lost Confidence, But Got a Picture After a full day of work I took a short drive this afternoon for a change of scenery. My hope was to see something photogenic – wildlife or scenery – and to document it using a “new to me” technique. To attempt the process would require a stationary …