A little tree swallow in the morning field.
Little squirrel kept an eye on me while I sat for awhile in the woods. Guess he just wanted a nice little portrait!
Blooming trees make for an itchy face. Quiet day at the park before the storms roll in.
Sometimes the little guys deserve some photo attention.
Broken down tree in the riverbed.
Tripods: the thing you love to hate, but also keeps you from falling into river muck.
Turkeys are by far the most strange looking birds I’ve ever seen. It’s always fun watching how they communicate with one another and how they react towards me with my camera. You’d be surprised how close they’ll come up to you if you don’t spook them away.
One of the most frustrating things about photography is not having a bag that’s complemented with quickness and capacity. After many bag purchases and headaches later, I’ve found one that rules king of them all. This Frost River Isle Royale pack sure isn’t specifically used for photography, but it is brilliant in all aspects. No more zippers and broken plastic buckles. So glad I found this company many months ago. Finally planning on creating some videos for my future photo adventures.
Mama owl protecting the home. Quite remarkable how well she blends in with the tree.
Finished off the night with muddy shoes and a drenched tripod. Nine minute exposure to get the nice smoothness of the river.
Nothing like using a tree trunk as part of your tripod. Trying not to shit my pants as it balances at this angle. Wonderful evening for some long exposure shots!
My tripod sure needed a bath after this shot. Nothing like shoving it in river muck for an hour while owls hooted away into the night sky.
Murky water reflections. A big fat beaver was flapping his tail and diving for food in the silence of the evening.
Traffic jam on Crow River.
While out with my lovely wife as she walked around with our extremely muddy puppy, I was taking about 20 different angles of this log. None of them were working. Frustration was setting in as I kept getting sucked into the muddy pockets of the river. Finally, right before the light faded to night it finally worked. Persistence and determination always pays off in the end. Beautiful end to the evening.
Wild turkeys gobbling away and showing off their fans in the early morning sunlight.
Sandhill Crane stretching it’s wings in the early light of morning.
The warming blanket of spring decaying the freezing sheets of winter.