Category Archives: Photos

Porcupine Mountains Road Blur

While my wife was driving through Porcupine Mountains State Park in Michigan, I stuck my  camera out the window to take some blurred photos of the forest.  It was a dark day with rain off and on and a good … Continue reading

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Just Bark

Photos of bark, just plain old tree bark.  The textures found in nature can be very interesting, sometime sensuous, but not so much with bark. Visit my tree page on my lake and wetland website for more information and photos … Continue reading

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Lucky photos in the Fog

I began my morning driving to Lake Puckaway in patchy fog.  As I drove over the Lake Butte des Morts Bridge on Hwy 41 I noticed an amazing wall of fog over the lake.  I thought I should stop and … Continue reading

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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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