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Morning on the Marsh
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Morning on the Marsh
Morning on the Marsh

From the archives: taken in the very early spring of last year near Lock and Dam 13 at Fulton, Illinois which is part of a large wilderness preserve along the Mississippi River.

Was there really something other than the snow and ice?? Hard to remember!

Hope you all had a great holiday! I also hope my internet is working better later in the day; I will catch up with everybody then.


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A P
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    So peaceful and calming a scene, Nadya. Beautiful light, colors and effects.

*Sorry for the song I'm about to stick in your head LOLOL

12/26/2008 12:23:22 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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I'm with Ann.... this is so peaceful and calming, Nadya!! I love the tones and effects!!

12/26/2008 12:28:20 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Looks really lovely, Nadya!! Nice and tranquil.
PS: The photos you sent me this morning only came out as tiny thumbnails along with a whole bunch of small versions of the ones I sent you. GO figure!!

12/26/2008 12:31:34 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Such GORGEOUS image, Nadya. Really really beautiful with wonderful colors and mood.

12/26/2008 12:34:42 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Great light,tones and scenery Nadya!!Brett

12/26/2008 1:16:19 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautiful scenic capture, gorgeous colour tones and lighting, Nadya!!

12/26/2008 1:24:23 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Fantastic tones lighting and beautiful capture Nadya!

12/26/2008 1:37:55 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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This is gorgeous Nadya, lovely tones and lighting, sure pays to dip into the archives now and again!

12/26/2008 2:11:25 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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This is gorgeous Nadya, lovely tones and lighting, sure pays to dip into the archives now and again!

12/26/2008 2:11:25 AM

 
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Lovely scene, Nadya. Terrific colours and lighting.

12/26/2008 3:03:25 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Wonderful image Nadya.....I agree, it is hard to remember no snow, have over 12" fall Christmas eve, still shoveling out!

12/26/2008 3:43:25 AM

 
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Wonderful wildlife capture with nice lighting and effects!

12/26/2008 3:51:57 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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A gorgeous capture, Nadya. Spring will be here before you know it!

12/26/2008 4:17:18 AM

 
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...what a beauty Nadya...I hope you had a delightful holiday...Aimee

12/26/2008 4:20:14 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Nadya,I wish our wilderness preserve to the west our city was that beautiful.Gorgeous capture,my friend.Our wilderness preserve is really small,it's only 493,000 acres!!!!!!

12/26/2008 4:42:21 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful

12/26/2008 5:03:26 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Wonderfully captured peaceful scene, Nadya!

12/26/2008 5:22:36 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Yes! Where did all that beautiful snow go. LOL. You got a grand wildlife shot here, well composed and presented. Nice work.

12/26/2008 6:50:55 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful colors and wonderful light and composition! Gorgeous work once again Nadya!!

12/26/2008 7:10:52 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Stunning scene with vivid colors, terrific lighting, peaceful feel and great effects, Nadya!!

I hope you had a great holiday!!

12/26/2008 7:48:15 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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This is my kind of picture!!! I love a scene that has so much natural beauty in the subtle colors. Nobody does a comp like Mother Nature! Great capture!

12/26/2008 7:57:52 AM

 
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Thanks for all your great comments! Just a little background...

The official name of this wildlife preserve is the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. It extends from Minnesota down through southwest Wisconsin and includes parts of eastern Iowa as well as northern Illinois as well as portions of Missouri. It was founded single-handedly by a Mr. Wil Dilg ... he was a sports writer! And an avid fisherman who wanted to ensure the continued existence of the Mississippi River's ecosystem (not a word he would have used back in 1920.) When he heard of plans to drain the wetlands, he petitioned Congress to declare the area a Refuge - and succeeded. "Thank you, Mr. Dilg!"

Good to know one person really CAN make a major difference in the world!

12/26/2008 8:01:07 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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Wow Nadya this is nature at it's best!
A wonderful image of spring with lovely
colors and a beautiful composition!
Hats off to Mr. Dilg for this one! Great
capture!

12/26/2008 8:11:41 AM

 
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Gorgeous color, landscape and painterly effects, Nadya! Hope you had a fantastic and joyful Christmas!

12/26/2008 9:11:42 AM

 
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Beautifull reflections, colors and great treatment, Nadya!!! Hope you had wonderfull Christmas holidays....

12/26/2008 9:29:43 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Nice work, beautiful scene!

12/26/2008 10:41:16 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wonderful tones and light!
Great moody image Nadya!!!

12/26/2008 10:56:49 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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But, Nadya...those can't be birds because they always dissapear when you are around!!!!!! Don't you remember???? LOLOLOLOL

Well...what ever those feathery things are out there on the marsh...they and the image are awesome!!!!! :-) k

12/26/2008 1:35:41 PM

 
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SO beautiful Nadya, the colors are gorgeous and the clarity is awesome, an image worthy of framing!! <><

12/26/2008 3:21:12 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Thanks to all for taking time to look and for leaving such wonderful comments!

12/27/2008 9:46:21 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Gorgeous!

1/4/2009 3:52:21 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Thanks, Lori!

1/8/2009 2:52:03 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats!!!

1/21/2009 4:39:05 PM

 
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Nadya!

1/21/2009 4:44:32 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist.....good luck in the next round! :)

1/21/2009 4:57:18 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend on this and all your well deserving Finalist. Doing the dance of joy it makes me so happy

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1/21/2009 5:04:17 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your FINALIST... way to go 8o)

1/21/2009 5:08:28 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Nadya! Huge Congrats on your beautiful finalist and best wishes in the next round!

1/21/2009 5:18:53 PM

 
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Congratulations!!

1/21/2009 5:32:17 PM

 
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Excellent work, Nadya. Congrats to you!

1/21/2009 5:43:27 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Hooray, Nadya...huge congrats!

1/21/2009 5:59:41 PM

 
Mukesh Srivastava
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Huge congratulations on the Finalist and good luck for next round!!!!

1/21/2009 6:09:20 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big Congratulations,Nadya!!!!!!

1/21/2009 6:13:09 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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I am so happy for you Nadya!

1/21/2009 6:14:41 PM

 
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Congratulations, Nadya! A beautiful finalist!

1/21/2009 6:30:20 PM

 
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Congrats on the finalist Red, lovely. C

1/21/2009 6:38:59 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations Nadya!!!!!

1/21/2009 6:55:10 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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A piece of art always Nadya!
Congrats on your "wow" finalist!

1/21/2009 7:22:01 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats on your finalist, Best of luck in the next round!

1/21/2009 7:42:12 PM

 
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WTG, Congrats. on this stunning Finalist.

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1/21/2009 7:57:31 PM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations, Nadya, for this fantastic finalist! Well wishes for the next round!

1/21/2009 8:16:10 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Such a lovely seasonal tone! Congratulations on your Finalist Nadya!!

1/21/2009 8:17:00 PM

 
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congrats on this beautiful Finalist !

1/21/2009 8:52:15 PM

 
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Very Lovely Nadya, Congratulations!

1/21/2009 10:46:58 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Nadya.

1/21/2009 10:48:55 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Nadya!

1/21/2009 11:52:47 PM

 
Vitor Dias
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Congrats on a wonderful capture, Nadya.

rgs Vitor

1/22/2009 1:54:10 AM

 
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Gorgeous finalist Nadya. Peter

1/22/2009 3:17:24 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Very beautiful Congratulations on your finalist!!

1/22/2009 3:36:30 AM

 
Charlene Taylor
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Hi Nadya,
A big congratulations on making finalist with this wonderful scene!

1/22/2009 7:04:38 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nadya!

1/22/2009 7:11:38 AM

 
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Congratulations, Nadya on this beautiful finalist!!

1/22/2009 7:34:06 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on your gorgeous Finalist, Nadya!

1/22/2009 7:49:47 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Thanks so much to all!

1/22/2009 8:02:57 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Gorgeous!!
CONGRATULATIONS Nadya :0)

1/22/2009 8:34:50 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations, Nadya! Beautiful!!!

1/22/2009 8:47:02 AM

 
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Beautiful, Nadya! Congratulations on an awesome finalist!

1/22/2009 8:58:01 AM

 
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Huge congratulations on this magical finalist,Nadya!

1/22/2009 10:34:00 AM

 
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Congratulations to you, Nadya!

1/22/2009 10:35:33 AM

 
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Congratulations!

1/22/2009 10:38:40 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS NADYA!!!!

1/22/2009 11:18:50 AM

 
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Congratulations!

1/22/2009 11:47:31 AM

 
Mike Clime
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CONGRATULATIONS!

1/22/2009 12:00:12 PM

 
Phil Stith
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Great job, Nadya!

1/22/2009 2:05:37 PM

 
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Congratulationson this incredible finalist, Nadya!!!

1/22/2009 2:13:21 PM

 
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Beautiful, Nadya...congratulations to you on your finalist!

1/22/2009 2:16:54 PM

 
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Yay, Nadya! I love this photo so much! I'm so happy it made the finalist round. I hope we will see it again with a pretty gold emblem under it :)

This one has to be matted and framed. It looks so rich, and like it would hance an elegant decor so much!

1/22/2009 2:52:20 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Nadya!!

1/22/2009 2:57:34 PM

 
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Big congratulations Nadya on this wonderful finalist!

1/22/2009 3:56:44 PM

 
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Congratulations Nadya!!

1/22/2009 4:53:43 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Super beautiful Nadya, congratulations
on your finalist.

1/22/2009 5:20:12 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Thank you so much, everybody!

1/22/2009 5:38:51 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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A beautiful piece of Art.. Congratulations again, Nadya!

1/22/2009 5:58:29 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on yet another wonderful Finalist,Nadya!!

1/22/2009 11:44:21 PM

 
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An incredibly beautiful scene here, Nadya!! Congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb

1/23/2009 6:08:28 AM

 
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Fantastic capture, Nadya! Big congratulations!

1/23/2009 9:19:32 AM

 
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Big congrats Nadya! This is gorgeous!

1/23/2009 10:29:50 AM

 
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Congratulation on your AMAZING Finalist!!!
Well done Nadya!!!

1/23/2009 2:30:44 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nadya!

1/24/2009 3:50:38 AM

 
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Nadya- Gorgeous work on this wildlife scene.Beautiful. Congratulations on being a Finalist.

1/24/2009 6:55:07 AM

 
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Amazing Nadya, congratulations!!!!!

1/24/2009 1:36:44 PM

 
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Congratulations Nadya!!!!

1/24/2009 3:16:17 PM

 
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Beautiful Nadya!!!!!!
Excellent Finalist!!!!
Congratulations!!!!!

~J~

1/24/2009 8:03:47 PM

 
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Another lovely finalist, Nadya! Good job!

1/24/2009 8:50:48 PM

 
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Beautiful scene and colors. Love the effects. CONGRATULATIONS Nadya on a well deserved finalist !!!!

1/25/2009 10:34:43 PM

 
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Congratulations and WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO, Nadya!!!!! :-) k

2/23/2009 2:50:43 PM

 
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