Opossum on Overpass Railing - Image 525081 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 9-27-18

  Progress Stoppers and A Daredevil Opossum Once again, like yesterday, I had several nice image settings that caused me to pause to appreciate. Folks – We have been blessed. Beauty is around us if we have our eyes open to see it. .        This morning’s sunrise was very pretty with ample …

Northern Parula Warbler at Casey Lake - Image 522276 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 8-31 through 9-4

  Several Days of Images Supposedly we just had Labor Day weekend. Due to rain and flooding, I worked many hours of the holiday. Kristy had to work on Monday as well. It seems as if we both missed the holiday. With all of the hours of work during the Labor Day weekend, we still …

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 520086 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 8-22-18

  Thanks For the Inspiration Jordan! For many years I have been shooting photos and discussing photography/nature observation topics with a fellow photographer named Jordan. Photographer Jordan has been making pictures for a number of years, even though he just turned 14-years old. Yesterday Jordan shared a video he recorded of ruby-throated hummingbirds at a …

Yellow Warbler at Sweet Marsh - Image 504952 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-14-18

  Just What the Doctor Ordered and A Marsh Migration Bonanza Have you ever had one of those days that was a “ho hum” type of day? The sky was a cloudy gray, just like the participation portion of the day. Physically the day was not challenging. Emotionally, today was filled with deep thoughts covering …

Marsh Wren on Cattails at Sweet Marsh - Image 502533 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-5-18

  Not Bad For “Up the Marsh Without a Paddle” After tossing and turning for an hour or more, I finally got out of bed long before the sun came up. Such an early start allowed me to be at Sweet Marsh in my kayak shortly after sunrise. Under normal conditions such a start to …

Golden-crowned Kinglet at Sweet Marsh - Image 494606 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-5-18

  Hard Water Inspired Other Images Hard water, also known as ice, covered both boat ramps at Sweet Marsh this morning, meaning I was not able to paddle my kayak anywhere. I was hopeful the water would have remained open, but with low temperatures and calm conditions, ice formed and my paddling did not happen.  …

Buffleheads at Sweet Marsh - Image 488071 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-27-18

  Waking From Winter Slumber on Not Yet? When the outdoors feels more like spring than winter, especially in February, this fellow has to get out. After learning that sandhill cranes were heard on Sunday night, I thought I would hike around Sweet Marsh in hopes of also hearing or maybe even seeing the tall …

River Birch Bark - Image 488018 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-26-18

  It Won’t Be Long Now! Today’s warm temperatures resulted in plenty of melting snow and what may be interpreted as seasonal wildlife movement.      I saw several bald eagles working (hunting) over sheet ice and water, and eating from wildlife carcasses.    Adult Bald Eagle Flying at Low Altitude:          …

Canada Geese on Ice - Image 483789 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 1-28-18

  January Thaw…Come Back!! The warm temperatures over the past days are certainly welcome to return. This fellow is now suffering from warm-weather withdrawals. I am ready to paddle my canoe or kayak, run my boat, and even to smell cut grass. Notice – I only want to smell trimmed grass, not actually walk back …

Mink - Image 412247

Kip’s Comments 1-27-17

  Please Continue To Lead Me Earlier this week I presented a nature photography program based on my favorite images from 2016. During the presentation I attempted to explain that early in my nature photography endeavors I would do my best to dictate which species I would photograph (or attempt to photograph) as I tried …