• Kip’s Comments 4-22-18

      Happy Earth Day! Here we are, celebrating Earth Day 2018 already. Hopefully all were able to get out to enjoy nature. If not, I certainly hope you gave the state of our earth some consideration.    My times spent recognizing the day included enjoying a wildflower and paddling with birds, mammals, amphibians.      …

  • Kip’s Comments – 4-20-18 and 4-21-18

      Iowa Wildlife – Four Stops For the past couple of days I have been traveling across Iowa. As I made my way to various destinations, I wandered off the beaten path to enjoy wildlife and maybe shoot some pictures. To say that my outing was productive would be an understatement. I shot many photos …

  • Kip’s Comments 4-19-18

      A Surprise or Two in a Surprise Over the past few days I have received phone calls, text messages, and Facebook messages telling me about an exceptionally large collection of American white pelicans and double-crested cormorants on a borrow pit/lake not too far away. Saints Lake is located adjacent to a major highway with …

  • Kip’s Comments 4-18-18

      Muted Adverse weather like we had today created numerous opportunities for unusual photographic compositions. The challenges were multiple – low light levels, very little contrast for my autofocus system to work with, soft colors, and the physical challenges a photographer faces when on the water during a snowstorm.      I was not sure …