Heron Haven 2

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 5 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Along the path to the photographer's blind is this view. Wetlands include bogs, swamps and marshes, all of which help clean the water and provide for important biological diversity. Six freshwater springs feed into this wetland. Would you believe that someone wanted to build an apartment complex here?

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful composition.

5 May 2011 8:25am

@Aubélia: Thank you, Aubélia. Thanks for stopping by. I am also enjoying visiting your beautiful macros!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Nice sky and reflection. I love exploring wetlands.

5 May 2011 10:05am

@Julie Brown: Thanks! I do too, especially if I have protection against the tiny flying biting critters. ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

of course i would believe it! immediately! and why not? it's done all over the place, with blatant disregard for nature and the functions of the destroyed land for the environment! as long as the buck rolls in .... :-(((
a wonderful compo again, karla, with very appealing colors and shapes and lines - and reflections! thanks for your visits to "st. marx" and for the very positive feedback! there are a few more to come, in case you're interested!

5 May 2011 11:02am

@franz: So true!!! It becomes a huge and costly battle to keep even small areas intact in some way. There is a such lack of consideration for environmental issues, I suspect because too many people have little understanding of the sciences. And, correct, money has much to do with it and we need to use common sense and a little compassion for all creatures of the earth. The illustrative concept, "web of life", demands that we do, in my opinion. I will indeed continue visiting your interesting site.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I can easy imagine why this a heron paradise... what a beautiful place ! Your photo is very well composed and the reflections are fantastic ! Have a lovely day :)

5 May 2011 1:25pm

@Tamara: Thanks, Tamara! The naming of the place was based on visitors knowing that herons were visitors here.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. lovely reflections

5 May 2011 2:05pm

@john4jack: Thanks! The lighting was difficult in this spot--had to lighten shadows, so contrast is odd in some places.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

You captured it well!

5 May 2011 2:16pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks, Barbara. This is one of three lagoons.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Karla - Happily I just bounced into / onto your blog! Magnificent images...I took a look at your portfolio (hope you don't mind ) and loved them all....I am kind of in the same boat as you, just recently decided to get more serious but really don't have a lot of time...This is a fantastic image here, and I think you did a marvelous job working the contrasts...beautiful! I hope you don't mind if I try to keep a closer eye out for your work - it's fantastic! Wishing you all the best - Denny Jump...

ps - I should forewarn you, my brain and my fingers are NOT connected so, more often than not, my writing contains any number of mis-spelled words (even though I always received "A'"s in spelling) and other grammatical errors - all associated with the fact that I have what I term "dyslexic typing syndrome"....I will apologize in advance ;-)

5 May 2011 2:54pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Oh, hi!! I am delighted that you came by and found images that you enjoy!! Thanks for your very thoughtful "hello" and your visit, Denny! I hope you visit often.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow..what a beautiful view! Great angle and reflections..and no,can't imagine and hopefully
it doesn't happen! It looks tó beautiful to ruin it.

5 May 2011 4:30pm

@Thea: I hope, too, that it will remain as is, and be protected. I am not sure how the committee there runs it, but there is now an official foundation for gathering funds and other support. It is becoming an education center for the Boy Scouts, who frequently help with smaller renovation projects.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Love the calm and meditative atmosphere you captured here and the water reflecting the sky.
I hope this place is protected from overbuilding forever!

5 May 2011 9:51pm

@Arnd: I do, too! I think that if anyone looked at the area, they would quickly realize that draining and filling in for building would be costly in many ways, and the soil stability could never be guaranteed.

Nikon D300
1/200 second
F/10.0
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

wetland
sanctuary
heron-haven

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