My second day in the Hiawatha National Forest also proved a bit difficult. I had great luck finding birds, hearing them calling all over. By now, I had become somewhat familiar with the general layout of the National Forest and its roads. Even though I could quickly locate the birds, they were in a mood to remain high in the trees or buried in the undergrowth. It was a dry and sunny day today so I took care to find a Lady’s Slipper that was fully shaded for this photo.
The afternoon was similar to the morning. No birds anywhere close to photographing range. As the sun got low, I gave in and turned my camera towards the great landscapes around. The landscape up here has so much character with small stands of dead trees, coniferous forests, large shallow ponds, deciduous wooded areas and open grassy areas. As the mosquitoes feasted on me (they were out in large numbers this trip), I spent some time photographing a few of the marshy areas and then this grassy area at the edge of the forest. The light began to dance between the trees, adding layers and texture to the grass.