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In a Sea of Wetlands

In a Sea of Wetlands
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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: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, 70 210 Sigma K Mount
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-09 10:37
Viewed: 2720
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...so....after finding a way closer into the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, I all of a sudden became much braver overnight...and on Sunday parked my car on a small siding..then walked almost a mile onto the Columbia Plateau Trail. The trail is t
he only place one can walk upon...and the ground is gravel but still fairly even. It was after 20 years ago a railroad track.

This new road less traveled made all the difference. Now I could get right into the natural areas. This image of Canadian Geese was one of my very first sites as I kept on walking. I took a walkie talkie to keep in touch with Jane, as there is no cell phone reception out here....nor other people...although I could make out footprints from others who have trekked this way. It does go for 130 miles...

The only thing I did wrong was to walk too far...and my bones ached...I turned around and realized now I had to do it all over again going back and then up the hill...and so Jane talked me up as my nerves were a bit jittery. I did however capture many images and made many mental notes on how to better prepare...perhaps even bring my trail bike down here and pretend I can ride it?:-)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-09 10:43]

Hi Bob,my old and dear friend,finally you're back! And what a magnificent pic for your returne beautiful family in a natural border made by this grass warmed by this magic light,not only a pic but a simphony of the nature,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Bob
I welcome you back too! And what a lovely image you have here today! I looooooooooooove the golden sunlight in this scene, just as much as I looooooooooooove the tranquility in the scenery. The waterbirds looks so peaceful and at ease, and I agree with Luciano that the grasses makes a great border for this very natural scenery. Thanks for taking the time and effort along with the aches and pains to capture this image and to share it with us. Best regards.

Hi Robert,
I love this atmosphere. Perfect point of view. Great photo.
Thanks for sharing,
Thanks for your kind words!

Hello Bob
Great to see a pic from You.
Fantastic colours and light here my Friend.Wonderful family,great perspective and beautiful reflecions.Thank You.
Have a wonderful upcoming week!
Best regards

Hello Bob,
Beautiful tranquil scene and from your note I deduce that you experienced it like that. It seems you are well on your way to full recovery and that is good news. Keep it up and bring them on. Well done.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-09 12:01]

Hello Bob.
What a great place! I envy you this wonderful shot because it means you spent there wonderful time.Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-09 12:02]

Hello Bob,
A great surprise to see your new photo. The light and colours in this photo are gorgeous. Fantastic choice of composition. All these efforts were worthwile, I think.
Hope to see a lot more of these beauties!

Hello Bob

Beautiful scenery, the warm light and color tones
are beautiful, fine POV, DOF, and framing, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-09 20:45]

Hello Bob, and greetings from northeastern Ohio.
I'm thrilled that you were able to get so far back into the bush once again, and even more thrilled that you have presented to us this wonderful treat from your adventure.
The amber lighting gives a feel of warmth and peacefulness. Even the Canada Geese seem to be enjoying the atmosphere before deciding to take their daily swim.

Hello Robert
Beautiful scenery and beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colors!

Ciao Bob, nice see you back here, lovely view with nice geese, beautiful ambientation, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-10 4:59]

Hi Bob,
This is beautiful place and you have captured it with fine lighting and composition...hope to see many more from you..take care. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-10 8:04]

Hello Bob,
Happy to see a picture from you again.
Your solitary walks came back to your mind with this fine picture. Intersting note going with this shot full of atmosphere and shown with a very subtle light. What a sight all these canadian Geese together and I love the point of view you have chosen, behind the grasses in the front. Most beautiful!
Thanks and kind regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-10 13:04]

Hello Bob
Nice to see your posting again.Nice composition and excellent low point of view.I also like those warm colours
TFS Michel

hello Bob,
welcome back! had been missing you. it's a lovely mood that you have captured.. i get to see these Canada Geese quite often. they are majestic. especially when in group, they make lovely formations :)
nice to know that you are back to field again! yes, next time go with full preparation, but don't stop it. hats off to your courage and enthusiasm, Bob. keep it up!

Hi Bob! Hope you are keeping well.
Since you are not posting new pictures these days, I have found the opportunity to react to this picture you posted some months ago.
It is a lovely sight of these birds enjoying the sunshine in the peace and quiet of their surroundings.
Thanks for your kind words on my butterfly picture. They mean a great deal to me, my friend.
Keep well.

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