Barred Owl in Pine Tree - Image 609453 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-19-20

  Remember What is Important Every now and then “life” happens and you realize how precious people are, how important relationships are, and how quickly all can change. Today was a day of emotions and questions. Oh there are questions, but no answers. For so many of us, we just do not know what to say. Make …

Adult Bald Eagle in Pine Tree - Image 609367 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-18-20

  Breathtaking, with a Bonus After last night’s snowfall our landscape was “cleaned” again as a blanket of white settled over the irregularities. Blown dirt, splashed road slop, and all of the things that make white snow to be not white were covered. The morning was really quite pretty.      As I enjoyed the …

Barred Owl in Pine Tree - Image 609319 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-17-20

  Positioning After a couple of days of a photography lull due to a very worthwhile event, today I was out for a brief amount of time to look around and to press my shutter release button if inclined. Due to weather conditions, I was not sure if I would even find anything worth photographing. …

Whitetail Deer in Winter - Image 609199 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-16-20

  Meaningful Mediocre I am a fortunate man that I work in a position that I like (most of the time), that I am able to work with good people from all walks of life, and that I have the flexibility to adapt to various opportunities.    This weekend – yes, this entire weekend – …

Last Quarter Moon - Image 609163 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-15-20

  Details My only photography for the day was very early this morning before I left for the day to teach a class. I knew when I looked up and saw much of the moon in darkness, that I would be able to record great detail on the parts that were visible. Details…in the surface …

Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant in Snow - Image 609180 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-14-20

  Toughing It Out Brrrrr… what a blistering cold night and day! Days like this really demonstrate “Survival of the Fittest” for wildlife.    As I traveled around I kept my eye open for a coyote or fox in a field, but saw none. Like so many other days, my photo subjects ended up being …

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree - Image 608989 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-13-20

  Thank Goodness They Moved A Little Other than three birds today – two of them featured here – I did not see any wildlife at close range. Certainly none were close enough for decent photography. The red-tailed hawk and bald eagle featured today could have been frozen in place due to our current weather …

Barred Owl in Pine Tree - Image 608527 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-12-20

  Plans Changed After A Couple of Productive Hours My intentions for today were to take the day off to enjoy hours of exploring, outdoor activities, and likely some photo shooting. After only a couple of hours I was called in to work. Fortunately those two hours were productive!            During …

Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant in Flight - Image 608441 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-11-20

  As Fast as A Remington Rooster ring-necked pheasants can present quite a challenge for shotgunners, assuming the birds are wild and have been hunted before. They tend to hide until the last minute and then explode into the sky making a racket as they take flight and quickly gain distance between you and them. …

Whitetail Deer in Snow - Image 608395 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-10-20

  Pity The Smallest For a minute or two today I watched four whitetail deer feeding on a cedar tree. For reasons I will never know, one of the deer suddenly used its front foot to kick at the deer in front of it. That deer – that seconds ago was on the receiving end …