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Aspen Frozen in Wetland

Aspen Frozen in Wetland
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D50, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-09 15:20
Viewed: 3400
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These Aspen survive in water some 10 months out of each year. Here in late fall they are bare of leaves and in hibernation. Today it is raining and snow on the ground with fog. A dreary day...almost such as this a year ago.

Wetland environments are any flooded or water-soaked area with a covering of water plants. A wetland is classified by the plant species that live in it. What types of plants grow depend on how fast the water in the wetland flows. Some wetlands are like a swiftly flowing river, while others are like a thick sponge. The world’s major wetlands are located in southern Africa, North America, central South America, and Asia. The largest wetlands in the world are the bogs of the Siberian lowlands in Russia. They cover 600,000km2. That’s three times the size of Great Britain. All the world’s wetlands, even the large Siberian bogs, are endangered environments.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-09 15:40]

Hi Bob,the leaves are gone and this is the start of winter,waiting the snow.A very nice composition taken whit the usual class,in particular i like a lot the impressive sharpness.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

hello Bob

as i always mention i love the POVs you choose
to shoot your landscape, mountain, and tree photos,
here starting the 2 trees of the foreground our
eyes goes to the center with the frozen water
and then goes to the background trees,
excellent sharpness and details to all the image,



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-09 19:33]
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Hi Bob,
Dreary day here as well my friend, fog shroud all day with a cold east wind. Such is working outside for a living. Excellent image, I was always under the assumption that trees drown if in water too lone.

Hi Bob,I happen to love wetlands and to think of all the world's wetlands as endangered,gives me a gut ache and makes me angry as well.I think we humans just know no limits as to what we do to this old world of ours,right or wrong.We should be curators and conservators but those of us with big money seldom see the beauty of such places,only dollar signs.Here in Alberta there are areas that have been blighted by those who did so for the love of money with callous support of an indifferent government and I suppose that is common the world over.I like the high POV you have in this capture and the soon to be neutral winter colours look good as well.It may of been a dreary day but at the same time everyday is one to savor and enjoy on it's own level, as days in the scheme of things are just so fleeting like the last light of day.Thanks for sharing this image with us and please keep on sharing more with us as nature in all of it's variety truly is the spice of life.


Hello Bob.
Very nice capture of the frozen water wit details of the leafless trees.
Fine lighting and excellent details.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-12 17:55]

Hello Bob,
I haven't been able to access the site for the past three days, so it is nice to finally be able to see one of your posts again.
Your image reminds me of some of the areas up in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park region, which I know you have visited many times in past years.
Nicely composed shot with good detail and natural coloration.
Give me a day off from work with a camera in a place like this, and I will be one happy camper.

Hi Bob
Interesting landscape; the image captures the ''frozen'' atmosphere and is well supported by the educational Notes.



Wonderful job framing this picture Robert. The colour of the ice helps out this picture as well. You have a good eye. Trevor

Ciao Bob, lovely composition with wonderful frozen aspen, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-18 5:59]

Hello Bob,
you have the skill in turning these frozen trees into a graceful piece of art.
An exciting graphical view in abstract composition, presented by you designed by nature.
A lovely and pleasant one!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-19 12:34]

This habitat shown in the early winter is well shown from a high point.
I like the composition of the aspens against the icy BG and the lighting shows them up well.
This year our winter started in mid Nov. and we've been snowed in ever since!
I wish you and your family Happy Holidays with hopefully less snow than we have.
Take care Bob,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-21 5:10]

Hello Bob,
Amazing posting, I didn't know that Aspens can survive so long with their roots in water and in ice. Nature really is strong sometimes! I like the point of view from above here and the interesting shapes of the trees in the front. Lovely fine and natural colors too. These Aspens are also for me a symbol of the strenght you had to come back to life,to your family and us. I wish you and your kind wife Merry Christmas and a lot of health for 2011.
Kind regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-23 14:58]

Dear Bob.
Besides being a beautiful picture, brings in an excellent hidden message. The Aspen die hard and fight and cling to life like you've done my friend, That is why I do admire and appreciate You a lot.

Merry Christmas, and most of all a healthy New Year. and That our good God continue to bless you for years to come, these are my wishes for You and Your whole family.

Luis Leal.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-25 9:57]

Hi. dear Bob.
My heartfelt greetings with Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are waiting for you here with next amazing shots. This one is brilliant. I am impressed with clarity of the image, ultimate details of the whole scene, perfect transparency of the image and clearness of the colours. TFS and kind regards.

Hello Robert!
Fine take. Fine lightness and natural colours. Superb contrast and sharpness.
Excellent exposure and capture.
Interesting note.
Well done!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-27 23:38]

Hello Bob,
A beautiful view of this wetland showing the beautiful thin trunks of Aspen with their feet in water! Lovely light and colours!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you good health and all the best for the New Year! Kind regards, Ulla

Hallo Bob,
a very beautiful picture of a splendid habitat, i like these labyrinthic trees, beautiful light and very good colour tones, well composed.
I wish you all the best
Ciao Maurizio

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