Kip’s Comments 3-13-19

Striped Skunk in Fog - Image 549221 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Muted Observations

Heavy fog today created nothing but muted, moody picture shooting conditions. For landscape images I tend to like fog. Ordinary subjects appear different… what we normally would ignore becomes photo-worthy, such as this scrub tree/brush along a road.     

Tree in Fog:   

Tree in Fog - Image 549207 (© Kip Ladage)

Tree in Fog – Image 549207 (© Kip Ladage)

 

For wildlife photography fog can sometimes enhance a picture, or fog can do just the opposite as illustrated in a situation from today. Fog certainly did not improve anything.     

I seldom see striped skunks in a position where I can photograph them. As I was working on ice removal, this rough-looking striped skunk was out wandering around. Before anyone thinks it was ill, I want to explain that the skunk was looking for cover to hide from me, but with so much snow the animal had far fewer hiding options than normal. Ol’ stinky cat eventually made its way into an outbuilding. Just think how this picture might have looked under better conditions!   

Striped Skunk in Fog: 

Striped Skunk in Fog - Image 549221 (© Kip Ladage)

Striped Skunk in Fog – Image 549221 (© Kip Ladage)

 

My bird sightings today were typical – a juvenile bald eagle flying away after feeding on something dead.   

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight: 

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight - Image 549234 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight – Image 549234 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight - Image 549232 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight – Image 549232 (© Kip Ladage) 

 

Red-tailed Hawk in Flight:

Red-tailed Hawk Flying Away - Image 549239 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-tailed Hawk Flying Away – Image 549239 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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