08.29.2016 Harvard Pond Sunrise

I’ve always liked that island…and one other hidden behind it…as a middle ground for landscapes here.

Harvard-Pond-Dawn-with-Beaver-082816-800Although it doesn’t show up as one, there is a beaver just left of center creating some ‘V’ ripples in the island shadow.  A long exposure caused it to turn into a blur.  We had a nice time with me shooting the image and the beaver swimming and slapping.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 08.29.2016 Harvard Pond Sunrise

  1. krikitarts says:

    The beaver ripples add an unexpected element of motion. How lucky can you get?!

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  2. Beautywhizz says:

    Very photogenic spot and the light is lovely. Any beavers photo?

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  3. This one displays quite a different palette of color that many of your other sunrises. I like it very much. Quite a different feel than the others. I hope you are well this evening.


  4. An interesting site and an interesting scene. Gorgeous sunrise color and I can see the beaver’s water trail.

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  5. Lovely color, light and composition.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    The cool, autumnal feel is very nice. What I suspect are fine ripples in the background have the appearance of a skim of ice, adding to the effect, and the dark silhouettes of the trees are just the right touch. Even without the beaver, it would be a winner in my book.

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    • What you see in the background, if we are seeing the same area, are lily pads reflecting the light from the sky overhead. They are even more noticeable now both for the time of year making them quite prolific and the shallow water depth which draws them closer together.
      I wish the Beav was actually visible which would make it a more significant part of the image.


  7. I like the added element of a tail-slapping beaver swimming through your shot. People around here get all up-in-arms about beavers. They even are controlled in nature preserves, something I strongly disagree with. So, I feel a subversive joy when I find a tree downed and displaying beaver marks. When we lived in Peoria I was involved in prairie restoration on hill prairies. Extremely steep slopes and 50 years of fire suppression were combining to create serious soil erosion problems as well as am eruption of maple saplings. When a beaver moved in I felt it was an elegant solution. Let the beaver cut down all the unwanted trees and create a dam that would slow the water. To my amazement, this idea was hooted down, the beaver was “relocated”, and the maple trees were being cut down by hand. On steep slopes. With chain saws. As of when we moved to Chicago-land, the erosion was still an ongoing problem. Go figure.

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