Kip’s Comments 2-11-18

Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Image 485385 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Still No Short-eared Owl

As I was returning this afternoon from a weekend in Central Iowa, I made another pass through the Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge in search of a short-eared owl. This effort requires little energy other than to drive through the refuge, including the auto tour route. Like last Friday afternoon, I did not find a short-eared owl. I did find the bison herd spread out in several areas. I had no great photo opportunities with the bison since they were either a long distance away or resting quietly on the ground. Sometimes you have to be happy with what you get!       

Bison at Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge:             

Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Image 485385 (© Kip Ladage)

Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge – Image 485385 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Image 485387 (© Kip Ladage)

Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge – Image 485387 (© Kip Ladage)

 

On Friday I shot a photo that I thought might look as good or better in black and white. Here you go…what do you think?   

Wild Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Image 484981 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge – Image 484981 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Image 484981 - mono (© Kip Ladage)

Bison at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge – Image 484981 – mono (© Kip Ladage)

 

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