Please Don't Destroy My Home
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-08-11 4:35]
Bravo Jim...you're so right in your note!
Sometimes it feels so futile to fight the system but we can't give up. We seem to believe we're the only species that matters.
Great shot and even better knowing that the only preservation of habit and species might be the photos we take. That's so sad but makes it more important that we take these pictures.
AND maybe, just maybe, these photos can aid in the fight, teaching those who don't understand and don't currently care.
- otherpete (37)
- [2007-08-11 4:47]
Two points for the photo, pitty I can't award points for the comments.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-08-11 5:11]
When I first became aware of this plights and perils of nature I was angry...which has turned to sadness the last few years. Thank you for sharing this emotional picture. It speaks very well on ths topic of man vs nature...
- claudine (0)
- [2007-08-11 5:28]
This is a nice picture with excellent notes, beautiful colors, composition and POV. Natural habitats are being destroyed all around the world. Here in Quebec, 90 lakes are now contaminated with blue algae that mean that fishes and all aquatic life could not survive in this environment and people can't swim anymore in those lakes neither drink their water… All this is due to human activity, pollution, phosphor used in chemical stuff people use to make the perfect green lawn. This is the worst nightmare I can never imagine...
Thanks for this nice post.
- smitha (4409)
- [2007-08-11 5:32]
I completely aree with what you have said. It's a pity that everybody does not think like you. We make lists of extinct species, but often fail to take steps to prevent further damage. I totally agree with Peter that I wish I had more points to give for the notes.
As for the photo,
It's a great cpomposition showing both the bird and its habitat very well.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-08-11 6:23]
A very good picture of this beautiful bird!
The low light creates a nice lighting and produces that vivid pink tones.
I agree with you in the opinion about the conservation issue, it must be call the attention of as much as possible people to care about the environment.
Well done and thanks for share it.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-08-11 8:02]
A beautiful Spoonbill in a spectacular setting. The lighting is wonderful highlighting the bird in the dark surroundings. Even a reflection in the water! I didn't realize there were so many environmental problems in the Galveston Bay area.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-08-11 8:32]
Great lighting in this shot, Jim!
Once again it is sad to read about the destruction of a valuable habitat in the name of development. In my country valuable old forests are being cut down in the name of jobs.
However, I hope the environmentalists succeed in preserving the Galveston wetlands and that this fine shot of a Roseate Spoonbill will not be a memento of the past.
TFS and have a nice weekend,
- joey (24909)
- [2007-08-11 11:10]
a great shot of this beautiful bird.
Very sharp with vivid colours.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-08-11 15:28]
You captured some really lovely light in this shot Jim. I love the soft pink glow in the whole image. I like the placement of your spoonbill within the frame. Well done. The note however tells a sadder story. Sometimes it just gets overwhelming doesn't it?
Evelynn : )
- lawhill (2054)
- [2007-08-11 15:34]
It is not only the Great shot, it is the spirit behind the lens, the notes you write
Thanks Jim to bringing, and show this beauty nature that man kind some times
disrespect, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill
- lemoineth (2286)
- [2007-08-11 17:29]
Belle photo de cet oiseau a longues pattes et au bec plat, jolies couleurs et grande netteté. Amitiés Thomas
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-08-12 0:30]
What a beautiful bird. Very nice details with excellent composition and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-08-12 2:10]
I'm afraid natural environments are being destroyed all the time around the world at the same time as environmentalists are trying to save small fractions!! It's tragic!
If only more people could apprecaite this kind of peaceful image you're presenting here!
I like your composition very much! The light is beautiful, details very sharp and the colours natural.
Many thanks, Ulla
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-08-12 16:26]
A good POV of Roseate Spoonbill, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-08-13 13:03]
Outstanding shot of this Roseate Spoonbill with lovely colours and sharp details. Superb lighting and it creates a fine effect with the reflections and rippled waters. Excellent POV and I appreciate your concerned note. Kudos.
A strong statement, but very important and true. I would hate to hear that the area was taken over by developers. I'm attaching the website of the Nature Conservency for the Gulf of Mexico
A beautiful capture of your Spoonbill, they have gorgeous plumage. I didn't realize they were peachy-pink in colour.