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Riparian Wetland

Riparian 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: 2009-03-19
Categories: River
Camera: Canon HG 10 HD Video
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-20 7:30
Viewed: 2685
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Since this very important wetland is only 1/2 mile from my dwelling, I frequently visit to see what sort of living creatures are big enough for my lens. I have taken a number of bird images here, as well as some rare grasses. For this is on the edge of a farmland which borders both the Palouse Prairies and teh Wildlife Refuge. As a matter of fact, further upstream from this location a large box store wished to build and had to go through 2 years of environmental studies and OK's before they could start. The US holds high in importance, the wetlands.

"Riparian areas are lands adjacent to creeks, streams, lakes, and rivers that support vegetation dependent upon free water in the soil. They are sometimes called "Ribbon-of-Green" because the vegetation on waterway banks forms a ribbon-like pattern when seen from the air. These areas, containing water and vegetation in the otherwise arid Western United States, are important to fish and wildlife species, as well as to livestock. Since they dissipate water energy and filter the water flowing through them, riparian-wetland areas can affect the health of entire watersheds. Wetlands are generally defined as areas inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support vegetation this is typically adapted for life in saturated soil. Wetlands include bogs, marshes, shallows, muskegs, wet meadows, estuaries, and riparian areas."

Canon HG 10 16:9 High Def video Still
Hand Held and in Still Mode

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Ah, my friend, I shall find your secret place...

Seriously, excellent notes, and I love the trail of water that flows, almost as if it is free despite the boundaries of the banks. It reminds me of the tunnel before the light - if you keep going, you'll see it. Beyond the narrow channel, my imagination takes hold and I can feel a suspenseful amazement take hold as I anticipate what's beyond the channel.

Love the point of view and what it offers...


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-20 7:54]

I like that kind of pictures, Bob, and take similar ones at time, probably because this is exactly what nature looks like, when the laws of aesthetic let go of themselves when looking through the viewfinder. Twigs and branches, subtle colours, different tones, a chaotic arrangement which hides perfect balance. Yesterday I took a similar shot of the narrow stream between the two lakes close to where I live. It is a basin with many many lakes, each one is connected to the other one, from the higher in altitude to the lower one. I shall post it. Thank you Bob, very interesting.


Hy Bob
Good presentation of this environment,with different species, a good place for some water birds; I never thought to take a picture to such kind of water cannel.
Kind regards, Oana

Hello Bob,
Yes I can see the change of season in your landscapes; I appreciate bautiful wilderness close to the farmland rich in flora & fauna unique to this topography :) TFS

Hello Bob,
You are so right about the wetlands areas we are treasured being of the utmost importance. Look at the fight we had over the Steens area here in Oregon. The small lakes and wetlands areas were trampled and muddied by the cattle grazing free in those areas...

Hi Bob!

A beautiful landscape well surprised.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Bob, gret view of lovely place, splendid light and great exposure, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-20 12:52]

Hi Bob. We can see from you posting that the hard winter has now left you. This type of wetland is soimportant for nature. Lets hope the building get turned down. A good compostion. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-20 13:06]

Hi Bob,i like this pic,this is my world,seem token in my country,in the ground that i walk looking for flowers and butterflies....beautiful light and sharpness and nice reflections,thanks to show us this beauty,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

hello Bob

excellent photo of this Wetland and the Stream,
fine POV & DOF, excellent sharpness and details,



As always you lead the eye into the heart of the photo with a wonderful sense of composition. Great shot.

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