Father and son fishing from the boat launch at Spencer Lake, Ohio, on a warm summer evening.
Near sunset at Spencer Lake, Ohio, the clouds reflected strongly in the dark, still waters, like cream swirling in coffee. Except for the calls of a few insects and birds, all was quiet.
We spent the better part of the day Saturday (in a couple of aspects) hiking around Spencer Lake in the Spencer Lake State Wildlife Area, Spencer, Ohio. It was another photo-walk with many opportunities for wildlife shots. The red-winged blackbirds were out in force, several great blue herons were fishing the lake, and we even encountered a couple of frogs in an adjacent swamp area. One of the frogs was quiet (or stupid) enough to pose for photos including an amazing close-up. The Canon 70 – 200mm "L" lens is simply amazing and I can zoom in on the resultant frog portrait seeing greater and greater detail until it dissolves into pixels — and it was hand-held. We also visited the Medina County Park System's Letha House Park and checked out the work they are doing providing a new entrance drive and parking lot. This will benefit visitors to the new lake there as well as support the Observatory built and operated at Letha House by the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association. A fine day but I didn't wear sun-screen and I'm a bit reddish… tsk! tsk!