Saturday, August 20, 2016

"Waterfall Gathering II"...


Woolly Hollow State Park, AR. May, 2009.
Photo # 9525_KS10026-38abw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

"A Creek Ensemble"...


Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. May, 2009.
Photo # 9525_KS10304bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

"Voices in the Clouds"...


An abandoned home sits atop a hill as the sky expands from above and the grasses spread from below. If you stare at the house long enough, you may begin to see the sky expand. Comments welcome.

Private property, central Arkansas. November, 2014.
Photo # IM3_8709-19c2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Wader of Quiet Waters...


The Great Egret (also known as Great White Egret or Common Egret), Ardea alba, has an average wingspan around 5 feet. They nest in trees, near water and gather in groups called colonies. The great egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society and represents a conservation success story.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Ar.
Photo # KS9_1320-21bw. July, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mystic Lake...


Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, AR.
Photo # IM5_2925-29bw. July, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"Food-Sharing"...


A male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) passes food to a youngster. The plumage color of the males is produced from carotenoid pigments in the diet. Young birds, both male and female, show coloring similar to the adult female until the fall, when they molt and grow adult feathers.

Photo # KS9_1921c. July, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, July 8, 2016

"Calm before the Storm"...



Lake Conway, Arkansas. June, 2016.
Photo # IM5_2397bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.