A new phase: Chasing eagles at Summit Lake State Park
I’ve been planning to focus more on birds as I explore natural Northern Indiana. And November is peak bird season at Summit Lake State Park, which, along with its Nature Area, are well-known stopovers on migratory bird flights. But I knew I was underequipped for a bird expedition there last Monday.
I’ve only dabbled in avian photography, albeit with surprising results, so I have little technique. And my 70-300 zoom lens wasn’t up to the task. (As part of the bird plan, I had a camera store friend in Indy on the lookout for the one I needed.) But I figured with sun, sky, clouds and 800 acres of water, a trip to rural Henry County would be productive, bird-ready or not.
So, after capturing the previsualized waterscapes from a couple lakeshores inside the park, we drove outside to the Nature Area, which is separated by a county road and requires permission to explore. Just as I spotted a well-used parking area on the preserve’s southern perimeter, Raina saw the bald eagle roosting in a roadside tree, overlooking the 2,680-acre state park’s 800-acre lake of the same name.
Nature Photo eBook - This is Indiana?
Natural Bloomington is pleased to announce release of our first Nature Photo eBook This is Indiana? - The Natural Bloomington Journey: 2013-2015.
This is Indiana? is a photographic retrospective of Natural Bloomington's first three years and features 105 hi res, full-color images of the Southern Indiana landscape from the Switzerland Hills to the Southwest Lowlands.
You can download a copy of This is Indiana? for free. A $10 contribution is requested.
Nature Photography Ecotour - Fall Colors Edition
Natural Bloomington would like to thank Bloomington-based landscape photographer Gary Morrison and the dozen guests who joined our Nature Photography Ecotour - Fall Colors Edition on Oct. 10 in Brown County. As they all can attest, the day was both informative and fun.
Gary, an Indiana University graduate who retired to Bloomington to pursue his passion for landscape photogtaphy, shared his knowledge and tips on equipment and technique in the classroom at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, where he is an artist-in-residence.
He continued his tutelage on hikes around the Steele grounds and alongside the Crooked Creek marshes in southwestern Brown County.
Click here for a Photo Album from the day.