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Category Archives: Ripples

We were wandering along the beach at Split Rock State Park when I noticed some nice ripples in the water. More Photos from Split Rock can be found on my website.



While I was photographing the ripples over the rocks I notice the waves were backlit and had some nice color to them.



A recent walk along the Red Cedar River Trail revealed a number of flowers. The Touch-me-nots are in full bloom along the trail.

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot

Tall Bellflower

Tall Bellflower

False Sunflower

False Sunflower

Birds-foot Trefoil

Birds-foot Trefoil

I also had a chance to photograph one of my favorite Subjects, ripples over rocks in a stream.


Our second stop of the day was a small wayside on the Caribou River. We decided to hike up to Caribou Falls. It was a very bright day so photographing the falls was not all that successful. I have better photos of the falls. On the way back I walked down to the river’s edge and started taking photos of small waterfalls.


There were also some nice ripples in the water.


While I was photographing the ripples I notice some shadows in the water. They turned out to be waterbugs.Waterbug-Shadows-Caribou-River-Minnesota-16-5-_4126

One of my favorite spring photography subjects are ripples in small streams. These were taken on a small stream flowing into the Red Cedar River.



I was out for a walk along the Red Cedar River last week. It was on, what has turned out to be a rare sunny day. There was a small stream flowing into the Red Cedar. The sun on the ripples in the water created some interesting patterns on the streambed.




This past week I took several walks along the Red Cedar State Trail in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The fall reflections on the river were outstanding late in the day. We were even treated to the sight of a mature and an immature eagle hunting along the river.

Red Cedar State Trail

My wife and I walked the Red Cedar Trail from Menomonie to Downsville this past weekend. It is the first time I’ve been on the trail in some time. There were many other folks out enjoying the beautiful but windy weather.


Most of the fall leaves are gone. The entire fall has been marked by strong winds which brought the leaves down as soon as they reached peak. There were a few spots with a little color but most of the leaf photography was of single  leaves.




Monarch Butterfly

The Woolly Bears Caterpillars and butterflies were out in large numbers. I was surprised to see a number of Monarch Butterflies still around. They had better be leaving soon or they won’t make it.

Cedar Waxwing

There were lots of birds along the trail. With most of the leaves gone they are relatively easy to spot. We saw a couple of Pileated Woodpeckers and some Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Flocks of Cedar Waxwings and Robins were feeding along the trail.

Bees Nest

This is also the time of year when the leaves are gone and you can see bees nests along the trail. Some of them are quite large and colorful.


I also managed a few water shots. This one of ripples in a small stream flowing along into the Red Cedar River.