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Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 29 October 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

I took a trip out to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge last week. There weren't many migrating birds there yet. I did see 4 bald eagles and a few snow geese, blue heron and egrets. It is just a very peaceful place to spend some time. These trees are located in the marsh and a lot of them are dying from the brackish water.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

love the golden hues

29 Oct 2018 5:19am

yoshimiparis from France

it's interesting to know that so many birds love this place where there are still many dead trees.

29 Oct 2018 5:42am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Une très belle image entre ombre et lumière.
Les arbres sont déjà bien dénudés... feu de forêt ?
Bonne journée Elaine

29 Oct 2018 6:09am

@Pascale MD: La forêt se transforme lentement en marais. L'eau salée de la baie de Chesapeake se mélange à l'eau douce de la rivière et tue lentement les arbres. Il y a beaucoup plus de forêts dans d'autres endroits du refuge.

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Je viens de lire ton texte, non pas d'incendie, mais des arbres morts de l'eau saumâtre...
Merci, je trouvais cela surprenant, maintenant, c'est plus clair ;-)

29 Oct 2018 6:10am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est superbe 5*

29 Oct 2018 7:06am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great shot. Love the silhouettes.

29 Oct 2018 7:29am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful picture!

29 Oct 2018 7:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That light has a power of its own . .

29 Oct 2018 7:37am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli contre jour

29 Oct 2018 7:40am

Marcel Peltier from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Un document très intéressant.

29 Oct 2018 8:14am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Le soleil tente une percée parmi les troncs dénudés.Superbe.

29 Oct 2018 8:17am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

The light coming through these dead trees is excellent. Look like a really tranquil place. 5*

29 Oct 2018 10:01am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe composition en contre-jour!

29 Oct 2018 10:49am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

The silhouetted trees are striking.

29 Oct 2018 10:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

so is the marsh growing then? I guess the eagles are waiting for lunch to arrive. Nice diffused light

29 Oct 2018 11:40am

@grouser: The marsh is killing this part of the forest. But there is a lot of forest elsewhere.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful lighting and silhouettes captured here!! One can "hear" the stillness.

29 Oct 2018 11:54am

Hiro from Mukoh Kyoto-pref., Japan

This is wonderful !!

29 Oct 2018 11:58am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle lumière

29 Oct 2018 12:21pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot into the sun filtering thru the dying trees.

29 Oct 2018 4:20pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid image !!

29 Oct 2018 5:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love how you used the light. The tree silhouettes are beautiful against it.

29 Oct 2018 5:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful light and silhouettes.

29 Oct 2018 8:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel graphsime de troncs et vue et ce soleil ce ciel sueprbe.
belle soirée

29 Oct 2018 10:43pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

If you saw bald eagles, it was not a waster trip. Lovely shot of the trees and the light.

30 Oct 2018 2:32am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, tones & lights!
Amazing silhouettes.

30 Oct 2018 8:04am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Beautiful with the low position of the sun.

30 Oct 2018 5:36pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

This image makes me want to visit.

6 Nov 2018 1:57am