Frog on Walkabout

Frog on Walkabout

Frog on Walkabout  Finally, on tonight’s walkabout, I was able to capture an image of a frog in the local slough.  I’ve been trying for awhile. Every Time I would get close enough for a shot, the frogs would see and/or hear me and jump away then under water.  They really blend in with the other debris and slime in the water.  Next, I’ll try for a head on shot.  Sure frogs are fairly common in the midwest during the summer months.  Sometimes, an image with an uncommon angle of a common subject can be great.  You may notice the ISO at 3200.  So yes, I took out some noise in post processing.

Save the Bees

Save the Bees

Save the Bees  On my walkabouts over the last 5 years, the decrease in the bee population has been quite noticeable.  Tonight’s walkabout was a good example.  In several miles, I noticed less than a dozen or two bees.  Normally, there’s way too many to even count.

Pokeweed

Pokeweed

Pokeweed grows in many locations along my walkabout paths and is fairly common in the midwest.  Although its flowers are attractive, the Pokeweed is generally considered a weed. Still, its striking appearance might even signal birds that the berries are ripe.

Walkabout Path

Walkabout Path

Walkabout Path  Every so often, someone will ask me about my nightly walkabout paths.  Although I would like to walk every night, sometimes my schedule gets in the way so they are not every night.  Still, the paths can traverse neighborhoods, forests, grasslands, nature paths, and even no paths.  This image shows a path with cut grass along a waterway.  Notice the walker must duck under the tree branch to stay on the path.