I took these shots from farther than I would have liked.  In a snow storm.  They are not as sharp or as impressive as I would have liked, but I wanted to share them for feedback nonetheless. What do you think?  Any tips for next time?   Duck Photo #1.  A mama mallard duck waddles […]

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

The extreme drought this summer seems to have driven away the wildlife.  While it used to be easy to take a walk around Lake Lenexa and find ducks, it’s grown harder and harder these past few months.  Nearly all of the creeks, streams, and smaller wetland areas are bone dry.  All of the larger bodies of […]

If you visited my blog this past Spring, you might remember how hard I was looking for (and how badly I was failing at finding) ducklings to photograph here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  I couldn’t keep myself from emitting a small squeal of delight when a Mama Duck and ducklings swam right past me as I took a […]

This Sunday our suffocating, month-long heat wave broke.  Don’t get me wrong, it was still hot at noon when I walked around Lake Lenexa in the direct sunlight in 95F (34C) weather, but it still felt way better than the past several weeks with temperatures that were 10 degrees hotter.   After a ridiculously busy […]