I try to post a new photo every day from Devil’s Lake State Park and the surrounding area on our various social media channels including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Of course, a photograph never tells the whole story. Lately I’ve been taking a moment to capture the sounds that surround me and my camera while I’m out getting the shot. Here’s a taste.
Yesterday, my goal was to get a picture of the frosty looking trees covered by an early morning snowfall. After getting a feel for the lighting and the heavy sky, I decided I needed some color and chose to shoot somewhere along messenger creek. (Messenger creek is located on the south-east corner of Devil’s Lake.) As I hiked in through the bramble I was amazed by the sounds of the birds! So amazed that I stepped into the freezing water of the marsh before I knew what happened!
The video above was taken with my iPhone right after I got my camera set up. I just hold the camera as still as I can because the audio is the important bit. Have a listen. What calls & sounds can you identify?
Below is the photograph I snapped from the spot in the recording..
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