A ground squirrel finds a rare treat and makes quick work of the cheese popcorn dropped by a passerby.
This was taken at the the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin. If you’re into these little critters, there are an abundance of them along the pathways.
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I consider this a companion image to a sunrise I captured in a similar pose – both taken within a week of each other. The original “Backlighting” is on the right. Click it to view the full size post.
Getting the moon (or sun) in just the right position is a challenge in itself. You don’t realize how much movement there is in a rising or setting sun. The moment you get into position, the subject has moved off their mark. On both of these shots, I would be constantly moving to my left and down the bank along the beach, trying to line up the shot.
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It’s autumn in Wisconsin and the leaves have turned brilliant colors. In this area, one of the most transformations is the wild sumac plant – turning from green to orange and then a deep red.
This is the tip of a wild sumac branch being illuminated by the morning sun. The photo doesn’t do it justice.
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On my way to work, one morning, I stopped along the highway to photograph a patch of bushes that were turning bright fall colors. I’d been noticing them for days and finally took the time to stop, to catch the early morning light.
I took plenty of photos and then noticed the reflection from the water in the ditch that runs along the road. I thought the color combination was very appealing.
I originally titled this image, “Fall in a Ditch,” but as you can see, I thought better of it.
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I know, I know…there’s no shortage of sunrise/sunset photos…or lighthouse photos…or both together (particularly in my collection). And I know there are those who think, after you’ve seen the first dozen or so, they get a bit boring. Not to me! That’s why the sunrise/lighthouse combination is one of my favorite and most sought after photos.
To me, every sunrise is different, every cloud formation is unique. Every one of them has their own mark of beauty and my personal challenge is to capture that beauty to share with others…or just remind myself of the wonder of that particular morning.
On this particular morning, the lower edges of the clouds were highlighted in amazing color as the sun prepared to rise over Lake Michigan and the Kewaunee, Wisconsin lighthouse. The beauty, as you see it here, lasted only a few minutes. I was happy to grab it and offer it to you.
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This white crowned sparrow was an unexpected surprise.
While taking photos of a sunrise at the marina in Algoma, Wisconsin, I noticed some movement on the ground. Each time I would change position, this little bird would flit along the ground…but never far.
Eventually, I turned the camera his way. He seemed cooperative, allowing me to move within 10 feet for shots like this.
I’ve taken a lot of photos of the Algoma lighthouse over the years, but never one from this angle. With the tree to the left and the grass in front, it looks like an altogether different place.
The Algoma, Wisconsin harbor is before the lighthouse, the sun rising above Lake Michigan is behind the lighthouse and the tree on the left is one that lines the parking lot of the youth club.
The telephoto lens I used makes them all seem much closer to each other.
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