Kip’s Comments 10-1-19

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water - Image 590265 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Sad to See, and Seeing What We Cannot See

As I drove to work today a dark lump on the edge of the road near a buddy’s home caught my attention. I quickly recognized a barred owl, probably involved in a collision with a car, was the victim.       

Dead owls always seem to sting a little bit more than a dead raccoon or ‘possum. Owls are source of entertainment for me when they call and I enjoy searching for them during my hikes. It is just sad to see them dead along a road.   

Dead Barred Owl Along Edge of Road: 

Dead Barred Owl Along Road - Image 590244 (© Kip Ladage)

Dead Barred Owl Along Road – Image 590244 (© Kip Ladage)

     

Later in the day this wet red-tailed hawk was spotted. Rainy or not, wildlife must hunt to eat to survive. This one was doing its best.   

Wet Red-tailed Hawk on Utility Pole:

Wet Red-tailed Hawk on Utility Pole - Image 590254 (© Kip Ladage)

Wet Red-tailed Hawk on Utility Pole – Image 590254 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wet Red-tailed Hawk on Utility Pole - Image 590259 (© Kip Ladage)

Wet Red-tailed Hawk on Utility Pole – Image 590259 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Tonight I recruited Kristy to assist me with some photography experiments I have been thinking about. I have wanted to freeze action, specifically something hitting water at the point the impact waves are visible. After a few hundred drops of a fishing bobber I finally had a few photos interesting enough to share. You can bet I will be working on improving this.   

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water:

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water - Image 590263 (© Kip Ladage)

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water – Image 590263 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water - Image 590265 (© Kip Ladage)

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water – Image 590265 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water - Image 590276 (© Kip Ladage)

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water – Image 590276 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water - Image 590279 (© Kip Ladage)

Fishing Bobber Dropping in Water – Image 590279 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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