Enjoying A Spring Day In February
I live in Indiana where the weather can be all over the place. A week before this walk at the Celery Bog it was below zero with dangerous wind chills. A few days later it was 53 and beautiful. Nearly a one hundred degree swing in less than a week. At that point I was just fine with a nice day to get out and make some photos. Below are a few of my favorite photos from a fun morning walk.
The Downy Looks For Food
For some reason when I post a photo of a downy woodpecker online I get noses in the air. I think that they are beautiful, and even though I see a lot of them I will always make a photo of them. Here is one that I made early on in my walk. At one point I thought that it might be the only photo from the walk that I liked.
Walking Away With Good Images
Sometimes during these walks I start to worry that I won’t come away with any images. At some point that thought goes through my mind. Unlike a sporting event though where I am paid to get the shots this is for fun. Actually it is more about the walk. On days when I find very few birds to photograph I actually get a longer walk in. My waistline would like less birds so that I can walk further.
The Snow Geese Say Hello
At one point when I was deep in the woods I saw a huge flock of snow geese fly over. We don’t see a lot of those here so a big number of them is something else. I made a couple of close up photos as they flew directly overhead, but nothing to write home about. As I was nearing a place to get out away from the woods they flew off a ways from me. I was able to get about 1/3 of the flock into this photo. It is still a sizable amount of birds. It was a cool thing that I had never seen at the bog before.
Flight Of The Mute Swan
Few things at the bog can make the sounds that a mute swan taking off can make. Their large wings beating the water lets you know right away what is going on. I was far away when it happened here and it was loud. I can only imagine what the ducks and geese around the swan must think. This is a cool moment that is fun to try and capture with my camera.