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Through the Wetlands

Through the 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: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-02
Categories: Water Plants
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Silpa's "Unforgettable" Favourites !!!, Autumn At Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-03 6:15
Viewed: 3192
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cheney was designed in a checkerboard fashion. Because of strict rules regarding natural wetlands, actual building in wetland areas or within certain parameters is not allowed. our wetlands here and around much of the US are well protected by departments of ecology both on a state and federal level. so I live essentially between three of the many wetlands which surround my personal dwelling. This gives nature an opportunity to thrive even in the middle of a small town. This is why we see so many creatures which others might not be able to see without far travel
Wiki in partial description of the cat tails in the fore says:

"Cattails are wetland plants, typically 1 to 7 m tall , with spongy, strap-like leaves and starchy, creeping stems . The leaves are alternate and mostly basal to a simple, jointless stem that eventually bears the flowers."

Here I was finally and maybe for the first time in a long time, able to get down on the ground on my rear end to get a low perspective looking across the tops of the cattails in the small wetlands and into the city where the trees are growing with autumnal colours.

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hello Bob

once again we are neighbors today and your beautiful shot's
thumnail with full of luminosity is contrasting with my image's thumnail

beautiful shot with as usual always fine POVs,
excellent luminosity, sharpness and details,
you did a good choice with the Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd,
one thing i don't love from the Fuji's and they have to fix that,
if not i am a fujiiste and nikoniste, TFS


Ciao Bob, my today neighbour, fantastic composition with splendid light and wonderful autumnal colors, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Bob,
You've captured a beautiful concordance in nature between the various green hues, browns and the yellows. So soothing for my tired eyes my friend, TFS this fine capture.

Hi Bob,
A very clear and crisp landscape shot of this beautiful place. Warm colours, especially yellow and composition are splendid. Many thanks for sharing this fine image my friend!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-03 9:44]

Hi Bob. A very good view over the wetlands. Its nice to see then near a town. I like the low pov looking through the bullrushes at the very bright tree. well done TFS this colourful picture. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-03 10:11]

Hi Bob,

You picked the perfect spot to take this picture with the cattails in the foreground, the matching tree surrounded by the deep green trees behind them, and the lovely light green grass between. There is a wonderful sense of depth. A beautiful landscape in its simplicity.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-03 10:26]

Hello Bob,

The yellow tree looks so bright and nice in the excelent light you have chosen for your photo. Composition is realy interesting having water plans in foreground ant the trees in background. Color are lovely and the yellow tree atract viewer's attention.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-03 11:22]

The yellows shown by the bulrushes or cattails and the aspen(?) and the greens by the grass and the confers denote this time of year presented in a superb composition with a fine perspective. A beautiful and peaceful image.
Thanks Bob and have a good weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-03 11:27]

Hello Bob,
Here we're surrounded by water too on all sides, rivers, lakes and the sea which is lovely! You really got a very fine view here through the Cattails (we call them Cigarr Reeds!) and across to the woodland with focus on the beautiful yellow tree! I love the light and the warm colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Bob
An intriguing capture..I can almost envisage you in a pond looking through and framing up!!
Your framing is superb though..with the foreground rushes and the whole scene seeping back to the glorious autumnal tree.
I have to say Fuji really do some excellent algorithms on their colour balance which provides the user with gloriously saturated pictures...I will never part with my 2.1 mp Fuji!!
All the Best

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-03 14:16]

I know you were concentrating on the cattails Bob, but that one gorgeous yellow leaved tree really captures your attention in this beautiful shot.
Well balanced shot with good DOF and POV.
I've always wanted to try and eat the tubers of these water plants but haven't gotten around to it yet. I have a book by Euell Gibbons titled (Stalking the wild asparagus) and he claims they are really good. TFS

Ciao Bob,
bellissima immagine, eccellente composizione con le ife in primo piano che risaltano sullo splendido BG verde del prato e con il coloratissimo albero giallo sul BG verde scuro, meravigliosa la luce.

You beat me to it Bob... I've been trying to get a decent shot, that I am happy with, of cattails now for a little while... perhaps one day this next week I will try a bit harder. Very well done my friend...

Nature's large punk... to help keep away the mosquitoes when fishing.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-03 19:05]

Hi Bob,
Splendid composition with great colors and depth.
Did you know that cattail roots are edible. Thanks for sharing my friend.

hello bob,
what a lovely shot full of colors, i liked the point of view very much, the colors and the contrast looks amazing, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hello Bob

The autumnal colours in this are vibrant and the yellow leavers are a great visual focal point.
The cattails make a statement in this shot,"We are here ,we are part of the wetlands,don't overlook us".
Great to see conservation authorities all across the continent protecting valuable watersheds,while providing homes for fish and wildlife.
Very good of you to keep attention on this important ecological work.


Hi Bob,

The point of view through the cattails toward the trees in the background and the conbination of the different tints of colors are assets to the composition. The light is enhancing the colors and is giving a good contrast to them. Have a nice day.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-04 18:50]

Bob, This is a beautiful shot and what a landscape you have chosen. Excellent colors. Ganesh

Bob, this is a beautiful autumnal image from your part of the world.
At this time of the year, I get nostalgic about my native home in the hills where I used to live with these colors at this time of the year.
The yellow tree at the center of your frame makes a beautiful contrast with different tones of green around it.
The water plants in the foreground lend perspective to the landscape image.
Thanks and take care.

Amazing colors Bob. That yellow tree is perfectly placed in the frame contrasting well with the rest and the green field. The foreground tall grass is like adding icing to the cake. An eye catching landscape and I like it. Well done. Jusni

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-05 13:51]
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Hi Bob,
a lovely colourful image that really has brightened up my miserable day :-))
That yellow tree stands out like a sore thumb (in a good way of course!).
Excellent colour saturation.
Very good composition.

Well done!

Bonjour Bob,
C'est bien vu et bien retitué dans une agréable harmonie de couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-06 22:19]

Very mcuh the autumn image that this is Bob, i love the PoV you have worked with.The composition is rich in colours wonderful in terms of the number of elements and very pleasing to the eye.
I love the well saturated colours that make the image stand out.Would love to add this to my "unforgettable" theme.
TFS for thinking of this PoV and sharing the imnage with us.

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