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Volo Bog

Posted by on May 16, 2011

As I mentioned in the previous post I’m running short on subjects for my “Color Splash” photo book idea so this morning I decided to head over to the Volo Bog State Natural Area.

We’ve lived here for almost 10 years now and this park is only a couple of miles from the house but we’ve never stopped to check it out. I spent about 2 hours there this morning and really only walked a couple of 100 yards down the boardwalk path that goes across the bog itself so I can tell you I hope to get back a lot more frequently now.

Even this early in the spring there was plenty to see and in that quick visit I still managed to shoot almost 180 photos – I really love the DSLR – a sample after the break.


These are just the unedited images, I haven’t even cropped them yet.

In case you don’t know, this is what a bog looks like:


I think this is a Blue Jay:


I’m not sure what these two are but I even managed to catch a couple of shots of one of them in flight:


I know my wife will appreciate this little fellow:


Another one I need to look up:


A few of the many small flowers that are in bloom:


Finally, these two Sandhill Cranes are what I spent the majority of my time on. I probably got 30 pictures of them many from about 5 feet away.


In this one I managed to almost capture the Redwing Blackbird that kept dive bombing the cranes trying to chase them off:


They pretty much ignored him though one of them would occasionally snap at him as he came close.

Like I said I took almost 180 pictures so I’ll be posting more as I get them edited.

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