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Palouse Wetlands in Spring

Palouse Wetlands in Spring
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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: 2008-04-10
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-11 9:31
Viewed: 2706
Points: 40
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Spring comes in with new budding leaves and coloured flowers. The wind gently blows; rains slowly wash away what is left of winter and there is a new lightness of energy new light and energy. Here on the edge of the rolling prairies the lowlands are flooded in a shapely way as to be of use for all things living. Even the aspen tree is overindulged in water. But in a few weeks this will all have slowly sunk into the landscape and then come the flying creatures and buzzing insects.

Many of the low lying areas on the Palouse are covered in water. many of the areas are classified as wetlands and hence protected from encroachment of man or building. It is here where things left behind in the great flood 10,000 years ago are still a reminder of the formation of this land 5 million years ago. In spring it has a quiet solitude feeling about it. I am there alone with my camera, but I almost feel as though I am intruding on the process of nature, yet I remain a witness to what is happening. And in this it is beautiful to see.

Jamesp, gerbilratz, CeltickRanger, nglen, Silvio2006, maurydv, Luis52, angela926, jusninasirun, ramthakur, goldyrs, mariki, gracious, NinaM, marhowie has marked this note useful
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-11 9:52]

Hi Bob

A great shot - it brings to mind 'Mirror-Mere' in 'Lord of the Rings' - beauty which one just happens on - lovely composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


Hello Bob
This is a lovely scene with very well taken..It has the foreground to the right following right through with super details all the way to infinity..Is that a new camera and lense you have here?

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-11 10:46]
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Hi Bob,many times i see my country in your pics,this is one of that!Excellent light,colours and sharpenss,i'm happy that the springtime is back in your country too,i hope to see many artistics pics like that soon,have a nice day,Luciano

Nice work Bob, great and interesting shapes, I love the colouration and reflection, this is from someone who has seen and knows nature...regards h

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-11 12:57]

Hi Bob. Now this looks like spring to me . All calm and nobdy around a perfect place to be. You have a nice compostion with natural colours. well done tFS.

Have a good weekend.

Bellissima presentazione d'inizio di primavera, la splendida luce sulle fronde degli alberi che si riflette con fantastici colori sull'acqua, molto buoni i dettagli. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-11 17:01]

Hola Sr. Bob.
Eso es lo mas hermoso de la primavera. Los nuevos rebrotes de las plantas con sus bellos tonos de colores.
Buen Manejo de la camara y exelente el encuadre escogido para la presentacion Bob.

Hello Bob, Lovely shot, beautiful colors and very nice reflections, excellent sharpness and very good depth of field, nice composition, good point of view and nice light.

Pristine looking wetland Bob. Interesting note as always and you are very observant from reading the note. Keep shooting and sharing. Well done. Regards. Jusni

Hi Bob, splendid landscape with wonderful reflections, fantastic colors and fascinating atmosphere, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

The image oozes peace, tranquillity and repose, Bob.
The light is gentle and the slight disturbance on the otherwise placid water is just beautiful.
I can feel how pleased you must be in the midst of this lovely aspect of nature.

hello Bob

our ponds are still frozen, and on some many places
in the vegetations we still have snows, but soon here too
it will be like in your beautiful photo, fine POV,
great details and beautiful reflections on the water,



Again Bob, I do not know whats in this shot!The water looks Ok, the landscape, passable...overall nothing out of the ordinary...yet you make it stand out, and this shot tells me story of how man has only taken from Nature and never given her back anytthing...Your notes, as usual, are excellent..
Very well done, Bob!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-12 9:45]

What a fine image Bob.
This scene is so tranquil and calm.
The reflections on the water are magnificent.
Great colours and light.
I love the red pine branch in the top-right.
Very original capture.
Well done!


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-12 11:52]

Hello Bob,

Very nice picture of a beautiful place. Very good sharpness. Wonderful light and colours.

Hello Bob,
I've been followed the changing pattern of the Palouse through season since winter and now I see it in spring, very interesting and many thanks for your effort that sharing with us this mighty place!
I've seen now the snow finally gone the lust greenery takes over the place, will follow your trail towards summer also
take care and regards

Oh Bob, this is a a lovely scene with that 'touch' - - - I got it! It's the lighting that makes a photo a real "BOB" - - - so what is it about the lighting? Still working on that...but definitely has to do with the lighting. :)

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-14 8:51]

Harmony, grace and aesthetic... this picture has it all. Thank you!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-14 19:38]

Hello Bob

These little gems are very inviting.I can imagine you will be enjoying the treks around them this summer.
the shot is well composed with lovely sharpness and detail.
Excellent POV and DOF.


Hi Bob,
Wish I could sit down with you there and take it in..Beam me down sideways Scotty :}
Very good image esthetically speaking..Love the reflection and feeling of quiet solitude here.
Well done mf,

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