These photographs were taken in the Coon Creek area, near the northwest end of Clinton Lake, Douglas County, Kansas, on September 29, 2013.
Also seen during my walk were white pelicans (which pass through here on their way south each September), two cattle egrets, about ten turkey vultures, some seagulls, lots of great blue herons, two sandpipers, a beaver (pictured) which slapped its tail in the water until I moved on, a surprised deer, and an eagle.
Countless insects and spiders, butterflies, and songbirds were also to be seen throughout the fields and in the forested areas bordering the creek bottoms and pastures.
The only change to the photos has been to enlarge these selections from the full images. No "photoshop"-type techniques were used.