Kip’s Comments 4-23-17

Fern Frond - Image 433760 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Something Uncommon Three Days in a Row Was Asking Too Much

Even though I knew the chances were slim of finding and photographing an unusual wildlife species three days in a row, I still went out looking with my Nikon ready for just about anything. As expected, today was more of a normal day in Northeast Iowa. I saw no loon and no red-necked grebe. I suppose I could have been disappointed, but I wasn’t. After all, the previous two days had been outstanding. Instead, I changed my approach and shot photos of ordinary subjects. Some were interesting compositions, others were recorded simply because today was the first of the year to see them, and a handful of photos were made because the setting reminded me of the Minnesota Northwoods.      

I will begin with images recorded at sunrise on our final day at Big Woods Lake.    

Paddling at Sunrise on Big Woods Lake:              

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake - Image 433407 (© Kip Ladage)

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake – Image 433407 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake - Image 433423 (© Kip Ladage)

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake – Image 433423 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake - Image 433452 (© Kip Ladage)

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake – Image 433452 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake - Image 433469 (© Kip Ladage)

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake – Image 433469 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake - Image 433491 (© Kip Ladage)

Paddling at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake – Image 433491 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canada Goose at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake:                

Canada Goose at Big Woods Lake - Image 433597 (© Kip Ladage)

Canada Goose at Big Woods Lake – Image 433597 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canada Geese at Big Woods Lake - Image 433571 (© Kip Ladage)

Canada Geese at Big Woods Lake – Image 433571 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canada Geese at Big Woods Lake - Image 433572 (© Kip Ladage)

Canada Geese at Big Woods Lake – Image 433572 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Mallard at Sunrise at Big Woods Lake:      

Mallard at Big Woods Lake - Image 433675 (© Kip Ladage)

Mallard at Big Woods Lake – Image 433675 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Mallard at Big Woods Lake - Image 433687 (© Kip Ladage)

Mallard at Big Woods Lake – Image 433687 (© Kip Ladage)

 

American Coot at Big Woods Lake:    

American Coot at Big Woods Lake - Image 433503 (© Kip Ladage)

American Coot at Big Woods Lake – Image 433503 (© Kip Ladage)

 

American Coot at Big Woods Lake - Image 433517 (© Kip Ladage)

American Coot at Big Woods Lake – Image 433517 (© Kip Ladage)

 

American Coot at Big Woods Lake - Image 433533 (© Kip Ladage)

American Coot at Big Woods Lake – Image 433533 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Paddle Near Water:      

Kayak Paddlne Near Water at Big Woods Lake - Image 433631 (© Kip Ladage)

Kayak Paddlne Near Water at Big Woods Lake – Image 433631 (© Kip Ladage)

 

This afternoon I hooked up the water at the cabin so we can now become Frederika residents when our schedules allow. Hopefully that will be often.

The following images were shot around the cabin.    

Swamp Buttercup:              

Swamp Buttercup - Image 433804 (© Kip Ladage)

Swamp Buttercup – Image 433804 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Virginia Bluebells:            

Virginia Bluebells - Image 433843 (© Kip Ladage)

Virginia Bluebells – Image 433843 (© Kip Ladage)

 

False Rue Anemone:      

False Rue Anemone - Image 433728 (© Kip Ladage)

False Rue Anemone – Image 433728 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Smaller Pussytoes:            

Smaller Pussytoes - Image 433789 (© Kip Ladage)

Smaller Pussytoes – Image 433789 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fern Frond:

Fern Frond - Image 433760 (© Kip Ladage)

Fern Frond – Image 433760 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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