Nice Couple

I found this nice Northern Shoveler couple floating along the water in West Michigan yesterday. The ducks seemed to be enjoying the afternoon sunshine 🙂

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Greater Yellowlegs

I found these Greater Yellowlegs wading in water yesterday. I don’t ever remember seeing this type of bird before. I’m not sure if they spend the summer here or may have been passing through the area. In any case, I’m happy to have run across them while I had my camera with me 🙂

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Dune Landscape

I ventured out to the State Park in Ludington, Michigan today where there were diverse landscapes including sand dunes, marshes and vernal pools. This particular image was one of my favorites for the day, showing those elements under a blue sky.

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Flickr

For those of you who may not have noticed the link to Flickr where some of my favorite photos reside, please click on the image below to take a look 🙂

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Green Day

It was another beautiful summer afternoon today. I explored a bit and was happy to find some areas I hadn’t seen before. There are so many forested areas, wetlands, lakes and parks in West Michigan, I’m determined to find new ones to enjoy and photograph. Today I did just that and have two landscape images to share 🙂

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Luminous Green

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The waves of Lake Michigan themselves can make for a great photographic subject. Each is unique and ever changing. In this case I caught the sun backlighting the wave, revealing luminous shades of green at the wave’s peak.

Black Sea

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I found this stream flowing into Lake Michigan today not far from Fennville, Michigan. I used the reverse “S” compositional technique along with the choice of monochrome to enhance the mood.

 

Perk of the Lake

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One of the perks of living near Lake Michigan are the beautiful sunsets and lighthouse views 🙂

Look Up

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Sometimes all you need to do is look up, as I did when this green heron flew right above me in a wetland area in Southwest Michigan near sunset.