Heron Haven 15 - Flown away

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 13 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I returned to the wetland yesterday afternoon on the way around town. The geese are gone, from what I can tell. So here is an image of one of the species of tall grass found on the way to the boardwalk. (processed with Lightroom) I am not sure yet of its identity. The wetland water level is higher than it was on April 28, and nesting spots around the mudflats are submerged. In fact, the little island the gosling family were last visiting is about half what it was and the fluffy feathered nest is gone.

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Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Your depiction of the state of affairs in the wetland sounds like a sad farewell. Your beautiful image is a fine substitute for the fledged goslings. Love the warm colors.

13 Jun 2011 9:52pm

@Arnd: I was definitely disappointed to find them gone. I had intended to continue the saga, but time passed while I was busy with other things. Maybe next year there will be another family grouping.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely tones

13 Jun 2011 11:22pm

@john4jack: Thanks!

Becky from los angeles, United States

oh so so pretty - lovely curve and tone and lovely image.

14 Jun 2011 3:36am

@Becky: Thanks, Becky! The wetlands on this visit was less fruitful, but there are many intermingled grasses on the path that caught my eye. I need to go back and try to identify this grass.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

So beautiful ! Wonderful tones in this image.

14 Jun 2011 5:06pm

@Aubélia: Thank you very much, Aubélia. I appreciate your comment here.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a nice study - the rich tones work so well within it.

14 Jun 2011 7:12pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie. I appreciate your appreciation!! :)

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful curves and fantastic tones...great work!

16 Jun 2011 1:42pm

@Marleen: Thank you!!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I wonder what happened to the geese. Lovely shot.

17 Jun 2011 5:00pm

@B. Thomas: Hi Barb...not sure what happened to them, except I know that they tend to fly onward and northward once the young gain their strength. Or, I was simply there at the wrong time of day! I need to go back and talk with people at the wetlands to see what the migration patterns are.

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the composition..the color..the detail..the light. Simply stunning!

19 Jun 2011 6:17pm

@Marcie: Thank you very much, Marcie!

Laura from NorCal, United States

beautiful golds!

28 Jun 2011 1:09am

@Laura: Thanks, Laura!! Thanks for visiting.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like the way the grass moves across the frame, and the light sets a wonderfully moody tone.

9 Jul 2011 12:30pm

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. Moody was what I was going after, so nice that you "caught the mood" of the image. It was pretty blah before the post-processing.

Nikon D300
1/400 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tallgrass
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