A Different View
Shortly after the sun nudged above the horizon I was out paddling my canoe on the Wapsipinicon River. My quest for the morning…nothing, absolutely nothing. I had no photography goals in mind and did not carry any fishing tackle with me. A quiet sunrise paddle on a calm river during a pleasant morning was my goal. Such a goal was achieved.
While I did not have any specific wildlife observations in mind, I was watching for any random appearances. There were no special species to photograph, but plenty of the regulars – most some distance away.
As I paddled I was also watching for any scenic images of interest. I found three with a common theme – backlit leaves of vegetation. One was a scrub tree, a second was some leafy vegetation, and then I found a backlit arrowhead/arum plant. Its tell-tale leaves gave it away and the setting worked for an isolated view of the plant.
While the wildflower species is common, viewing it almost like art was a bit unusual. Most observations of this plant are with a high sun overhead. This view showed the plant differently…more subdued, more interesting.