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Thanks to love-tt-shoot for this great source
Also thanks to plumnutz for the frog
hipea for the butterflies
rubyblossom for the lizard
Dragonfly from creative commons
This is one of those times when you think about maybe taking some of the color OUT of the photo so it does not look like you oversaturated it. But I left it as it was. The timing of the evening light was just perfect for this super still reflection on the pond.
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Strange name, but pretty. No walks around, just this one open spot. Loved these floating log gardens.
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This photo was rotated 180 degrees to give it a more impressionistic feel, and it seemed to look more natural that way! Crazy how that works!
Shot this on the way home from a meeting. I ended up staying at this location for a few hours. I just could not leave. Could you blame me?
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South Shore Cultural Center, right on the shore of Lake Michigan (which you can see behind the trees). This is a smallish, two acre total, wetland, pond, savanna, woodland piece of land with a secluded, two-acre beach just to the north. It all provides quite a different view from the concrete, glass and steel of the dowtown, high-rise building we moved from.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQV_w-e2Wf4&feature=related - Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny, "Our Spanish Love Song"
We'll get migratory birds out here, various types of butterflies and bugs (dragon flies, bees, mantises), as well as rabbit, raccoon and other four legged, semi-wild furries. Fishing isn't too far away either: again, just over behind those trees. The sun rises off to the left over the Lake. That's kinda' nice. So do many of our full moons over the course of a year; they come `a sliding up right off the edge of the water on the horizon. Sometimes the moon is pale pink; other times it is a rosy red, pearl and silver, or pale straw like a light, white wine.
(Man, you should see the full moon rising over the Lake, hanging just 20 degrees above the horizon. Actually, you will get to see that; here.)
The prairie plants and grasses will soon flower; the trees too. No gardeny, civilized things; real plants. The stuff that resided here for thousands of years.. I think I'm going to like them more than the easy-care, cutesy little perennials planted in downtown planters that are supposed to remind us of nature.
They don't really.
From this vantage point, there is a golf course 100 yards to my right. Nine holes, I think. I ain' agin `em; golf courses that is, I just wish they let us put native grasses and plants around them, and fish the water hazards, which are always deeming with unfished bass, it seems. And yeah, the ocassional slice and hook brings a golf ball arcing this way; coming from further away than the "fore"" can reach. C'est la Vie.
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I am still waiting for a blue sky sunny day,but the colors are really starting to get pretty this week...have a great day everyone!
Captured in: Blydenburgh Park, Smithtown, NY.
Had a few more shots to share from my recent outing to Blydenburgh Park. I happened to love the reflections on the pond that evening, as the clouds / sunset put forth such a wide array of colors.
By this time, my son decided to camp out at the end of the dock. He was getting a little tired of waiting for me to finish taking my sunset shots. Unfortunately In doing so, he positioned himself perfectly to become the subject of several more shots -- effectively extending his stay at the lake. ;)
As I mentioned in earlier posts, this is a favorite location of mine when it comes to my photostream -- one that focuses on the docks along Old Stump Pond.
I hope to be able to have some nice spring pictures to post soon, as I'm quite ready to leave these rather frigid looking shots / temps behind.
HDR image constructed from 3 bracketed shots - 2 stop differential between each image.
Images processed w/ Photomatix, and finished in Photoshop -- including the use of Topaz lab plugins and filters.
I came across this pond and i've to say it looks like you can practically walk on it! Can't even get to see the water at all. Those green bits (don't really know what's that?) just seem to cover all over the entire pond. Its amazing how they seem to multiply and spread like nobody's business. Spotted a nice view of a fallen autumn leaf on the water so there you go ;)
- Thanks g_heyde for letting me know that the green bits are "common duckweeds" :)