Monthly Archives: September 2014

Wild Apple Tree

Sometimes a tasty treat presents itself for a photograph.  These apples are not one of those subjects.  The apples are not for munching they are for pies as are most wild apples.  This tree grew in an old pasture not … Continue reading

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Frosty Needles of Scotch Pine

On a relatively warm winter morning I headed out with my Toyo 45aii field camera in search of some good photographs.  The warm air above the cold snow created a fog, which then froze to just about everything, giving it … Continue reading

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Lakeshore Wetland in Early Fall

Often overlooked for fall colors, the purples, oranges, reds and browns of wetland grasses, sedges, and flowers of the sedge meadows also make an interesting subject for the camera lens.  I took this photo of lake shore wetland in September … Continue reading

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Mallard in a Crowd

While stopping at a boat landing a group of young mallard ducks approached me rapidly.  These birds were used to being fed by humans, so they showed a little wariness.  I had no food, but the ducks stayed interested in … Continue reading

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Rainy Day at the Park

Mid-day one summer I heard the distant rumble of thunder.  I went outside and looked up into the sky and saw a thunderstorm coming over the tops of houses in my neighborhood.  This storm was mild, it had no high … Continue reading

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Tamarack Tree In Autumn

Tamarack trees are funny trees.  Their needles are supper soft, not pokey like most of the needles from pine or spruce trees.  Most conifers hold on to their needs for long periods and are never without living, green needles.  Not … Continue reading

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Chance Encounter in The Marsh

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) are very small ducks frequently seen in drainage ditches and slow moving rivers that meander through marshes. Just by chance did I flush the hen keeping her eggs warm among the reed canary grass. Had I … Continue reading

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Large Format Fireworks

Fireworks can be tricky things to photograph.  With today’s digital cameras, and a lengthy display, one can afford to take hundreds of photos.  I have taken dozens with a 35mm, but this photo was taken with a 4×5 inch Toyo … Continue reading

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Sun Goes Down at Seney NWR

What to do after working in the field all day on wetland plant community survey?  Why not head back out into the field for a short photo expedition? Click to Purchase photo of Seney National Wildlife Refuge  

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Lone Fern

A fern is surrounded my the grass-like leaves of sedges in a Wisconsin, northern hardwood forest. Original photo on Fuji Velvia 50, Scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 5000 and converted to black and white in Adobe Photoshop.Click to purchase fern … Continue reading

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