Category Archives: Photography from a kayak

Photographs or information on photographing nature from a kayak

Fun Friday: Lost in the Fog




When the “F-bomb” (fog) came up during Wednesday night’s weather forecast, I decided to take Rubber Ducky out for a little kayak trip on Thursday morning. As far as wildlife, not a lot of action, but will share a few in a subsequent post. But the foggy landscape was quite surreal. As I headed out […]

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Early Morning Dragonflies




During my last kayak outing, I captured several dragonflies in the early morning, as they rested along the bank of the lake: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens Handheld from the kayak, with IS “On” ISO 500 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/125 sec. to 1/800 sec.    

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A Rare Sighting




During my last kayak outing, I was both surprised and pleased to catch some rarely seen birds … the Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum). These birds typically keep to heavy thickets, making it difficult to spot them. But while kayaking, I was fortunate to see a total of three, out in the open. The one sitting […]

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Look, But Don’t Touch!




A couple of days ago, I had another, early morning kayak outing at a local Missouri Conservation Area. As I unloaded the kayak and prepared to enter the water, I had to stop for a moment and capture the beautiful sky developing around me as sunrise neared. Now I didn’t come prepared, so had to […]

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Fun Friday: Human Watching




Do you ever get that funny feeling you’re being watched? It’s not uncommon for me to be in my kayak and get that feeling. And it’s not that uncommon to find that the “watcher” is a deer, in this instance a White-tailed Deer doe that was intently watching me as I slowly kayaked past her […]

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Cattin’ Around




Early this week, while kayaking a local Missouri Conservation Area, I heard the unmistakable call of a Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis). Slowly coasting past the bank, I found the catbird as it sat in a tree branch overlooking the water’s edge. Here are a couple of my favorite images: I’m working on the night photography […]

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Foraging in Early Morning Light




Another post from my recent kayak outing to a local Missouri Conservation Area. Shortly after the sun was up, I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye. Turning my attention to that area, I soon saw a large Common Raccoon emerge from the heavy greenery along the edge of the lake. As […]

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Sunrise Silhouette




A while back, I learned that lake refurbishment at one of the area’s local Missouri Conservation Area’s lakes was complete. The area still needs to have fish restocked and will not be open to fishing for several years. Since the refurbishment was complete, I thought I’d take the kayak out and see what I could […]

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Got My Eyes On You!




A few days off and I’m now back to bloggin’ :o) First, I want to welcome any new blog readers that I may have picked up over this past weekend’s “Art in the Park” art festival in Columbia, Missouri. I had a great show in Columbia, meeting many wonderful, nature-loving folks, and selling lots of […]

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Fun Friday: Looking for a Snack




Today’s “Fun Friday” post was captured earlier this week, while kayaking a local Missouri Conservation Area. With several species of warblers now in the area, I was photographing Yellow Warblers and Prothonotary Warblers from the kayak. One Prothonotary Warbler was very active, hunting insects/spiders around the trees that are standing in the creek. It was […]

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