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images from the protected open spaces of marion

Friday
Aug142009

heron yawning?

do herons yawn?  i don't know but this guy made no sound as he stretched his beak jaws...

Monday
Jul272009

heron takeoff

Sunday
Jul262009

osprey family

the osprey family is again in residence in the marsh at Peirson Woods.  this is the nest which was rebuilt quickly after the pole came down in a storm in march 2008 just in time for the opreys seasonal return :)

Saturday
Jul252009

heron hunting

yesterday evening was low tide so i went heron hunting...looking for herons hunting for dinner :)

this was taken in the water - and from the water in my inflatable! - off Peirson Woods.

Wednesday
Jun242009

estuary in green

an overcast day, but still very very green :)

every time i drive down creek road and see this view of Ludes Estuary i want to stop and explore it with the camera...today i finally had an opportunity to do exactly that...

Sunday
Jun212009

late spring in the wetland

i find myself fascinated by the light and lushness of the wetland at this time of year...this pair of images were shot from almost the same spot although almost 3:00 apart (it takes time to move the tripod and reset everything!!).

Thursday
Jun182009

light through the greens

even though it was mid-day, or maybe because of that, being deep in the wetlands the light has a special glow to it...

 

Wednesday
Apr082009

2 tree bark macros from the same tree

i stayed out exploring the woods and the stream until the rains came...lovely soft light and dampness to bring out the colors :)

i do love photogenic tree bark!  and i found a tree that fascinated me...both these images are from the same tree, the edges are only imches apart...and weathered and aged so differently...

Monday
Apr062009

stream geometrics

this morning being nicely overcast before the heavens opened and the thunder rolled i got out to shoot in the woods...and of course, a stream caught my eye!  usually i make the time exposure longer to get that silky water flow, but this time i wanted to capture the patterns i was seeing in the fast moving flow.

 

Sunday
Mar292009

Sparrow's Mill, the way out...

this is the main view as i leave...route 6 is about 20 yards further, hard to believe!  standing here i can hear the traffic go by...

a few steps forward and a look down to the right and below...in the upper right is the main stream as it goes through on its way to aucoot cove and the bay.

and finally a shot to the left, up the feeder stream from the grassy bog area...

Monday
Mar232009

water over rocks

i love watching water flow :)  i find it mesmerising...especially at this time of year when the streams are full and the flow is fast!

Sunday
Mar222009

bubble heads for trouble...

of course, some things just caught my eye, like how this bubble formed here under the rock, had a cycle, and then another formed there.

Friday
Mar202009

the lure of fast flowing water

i confess i really went to Sparrow's Mill to play with water shots :) this was the first image i took when i arrived at the stream's edge...

Wednesday
Mar182009

Sparrow's Mill just before spring!

spring looked possible today :)  and i'd been thinking of the stream at Sparrow's Mill again...so off i went!

the sun was out, it was warm enough to only have on one layer of jacket, and no gloves were needed...

 

Tuesday
Dec162008

a shot of color

today with the rain and clouds is so dreary that i felt in need of color...a late fall shot from White Eagle, along the shore of one of the retaining ponds.

color makes me smile :)

Wednesday
Dec102008

another two-fer

this is another pair of shots that were taken more-or-less 180º apart...i was standing where two streams - one large, one small - come together at Sparrow's Mill.

there was a lot of stonework built in the waterway to control the flow at the mill, way back when, i guess maybe when the Sparrow Brothers owned it, a century ago...

this little stream is about to join the much larger main one which is right behind me...

this section is right after the two streams join...on their way to Buzzards Bay...

Thursday
Nov272008

holly bark 3

sunny side up  :)


Tuesday
Nov252008

HOLLY BARK 2

i found some color on the holly tree bark too :)

Sunday
Nov232008

HOLLY BARK

a few years ago i discovered a very tall holly tree over at Brainard marsh.  last fall i had a chance to take my macro lens over and explore the bark...this one made me think of papyrus scrolls...

Friday
Nov212008

VARIATIONS ON A THEME

Kenney's Landing, a November afternoon, 2 years ago...it was a lot warmer that day than it was today!!

anyway, sometimes a scenes compels me to explore many different compositions and framing, and sometimes it calls to me as a very specific image...here i wanted to do both versions of the same shot, even though in the vertical one the sky is rather bland.  the reflections were so fine on the Sippican River that day :)