I went for a walk in the woods down by the lake the other day. I just needed to get out and enjoy nature for a while. It was starting to cloud up so I was having a hard time getting the light right for some of the shots I was trying to get. It didn’t really matter because I was just enjoying the serenity of the woods. There were birds of all sorts just chirping away creating a nice background song for my walk.
I tried a few shots along the trail in the deeper woods but they just weren’t anything good. I spot things sometimes that I think would be good shots and once I have the shot I find they are not. As I got close to the lake I spotted a few dragonflies. They are easy to shoot if you spend a few minutes being still while they find a spot to rest. They will sit still for quite a while which helps when you are doing close-ups. Here are a couple of the shots I got.
I ran out of time and was headed back to the truck when I spotted this Damsel Fly. I love their deep rich color and they will also sit still quite a while if you let them find a sunny spot.
As I was setting up my tripod for another shot I turned around and saw this really weird plant. It had an odd gray bloom at the end of a vine and I just had to get closer and see what it was. When I got closer to it I discovered what it actually was. Here is a shot of the newly discovered feather vine plant.
I did not pose this shot, it was just as I found it. It was difficult to get a good shot because the wind kept blowing it just as I would get ready to take the shot. I always enjoy finding interesting things along the way when I walk in the woods. How about you?
Until next time –