One more HDR landscape. I was hoping for a passing beaver to glide by but no luck.
Beautiful place … have you ever considered venturing forth with your waders?
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I thought about it, but I am pretty sure it would be frowned upon. I’d need to ask permission, I think.
I finally broke down a couple of weeks ago and bought some waders after the water in a creek came within a couple of inches of the tops of my hip-high boots.
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Life is probably teeming below the surface.
The water is so low that it would be teeming in closer quarters.
Knee high boots could be used instead of high water waders. You could get some underwater shots. Do flowers bloom underwater.
I believe there are some but I don’t think they are in this pond. I know that the bladderworts are carnivorous plants that flower on the water surface.
No doubt. Just the sort of place I used to plunge into with bare feet…until I got better acquainted with snapping turtles!
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Snapping turtles…ouch. Also, I think, since this is along a public way there would be even worse to encounter. No doubt plenty of broken glass.
Thank you, Lemony.
The HDR works quite nicely here.
Thanks It’s nice to have it in the toolbox.
That is quite a swamp there. Teeming with frogs and turtles I bet. Do beavers inhabit swamps or just a stream where they can build a dam?
The pic is a nice too.
Beavers do inhabit swamps…but quite often they made the swamp. Yes, there are lots of frogs and turtles and I have made several images of them in this locale.
Your beautiful swamp photo and Steve’s beautiful bog photo had me searching for the difference between a bog and a swamp. I always thought the words could be interchanged but apparently not.
There are, I think, four different wetland classifications.
Yes, I think so.
I just found out today that we have the Little Floating Bladderwort — Utricularia
radiata. I’ve heard of bladderworts, but had no idea they’re carnivorous. I’ll hve to try and find some.
The sky in your photo looks remarkably pre-hurricane. It’s beautiful, and strangely stirring, as storms are, but I’d far rather see it in your photo than in person. Now that I think about it, in combination with those trees, it could be post-hurricane. i’m not ready to see that again, either, but I’d happily visit your swamp.
Well, reminding someone of a bad experience isn’t a plus for an image, but I am glad that you can see beyond that, Linda.
I don’t know exactly what bladderworts catch and digest, but I sure do hope mosquitoes are among those.
Apart from all the death and destruction, hurricanes are strangely fascinating, and even thrilling. I’m convinced part of the reason some people refuse to leave in the face of such a storm is simply that they want to experience its power. It’s not reasonable by some standards, but many things in life aren’t. Some of my best sailing experiences involved storm sailing. I wouldn’t choose to do it, but once you’re in the middle of it — well, it tests you, for sure. I think that’s one reason people like being reminded of storms. Being able to remember them is proof that you made it through. 🙂
Of course I have never experienced a hurricane at sea, but we do occasionally receive the remnants here and sometimes what remains is fairly powerful. I do enjoy standing outside enjoying the wind and rain. Not quite the same when one can run inside the house if things get too intense.
Oh, no hurricanes at sea for me, either. But a good storm or frontal passage — those experiences are common enough for anyone who does more than day-sailing, and even summer thunderstorms can pop up quickly and pack a bit of a wallop. At this point, we just want rain, in about any form.
It’s the same here. We had a few minutes of a gully washer yesterday but need a whole lot more. A day or two of steady gentle rain that would soak in and fill the lakes and ponds would be most welcomed.
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