The Great Quakertown Swamp

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The Great Quakertown Swamp

Michelle Alton 6/30/2012 2:41:26 AM

Two more shots. #1472085

Danny B. Head 6/30/2012 3:25:37 AM

Nice catch of the herron in flight. If I leave my dock and paddle my kayak about a mile (or so) I can get into a very narrow passage where the area is full of wildlife. It reminds me of the area in your image.... I don't have the nerve to put the camera in the kayak. :) #10207215

Monnie Ryan 6/30/2012 4:40:02 AM

Sure is a beautiful place - terrific photos, Michelle! #10207247

Bojan Bencic 6/30/2012 4:54:04 AM

Beautiful place and capture, Michelle. Fantastic photo. #10207262

Boyd L. Alexander 6/30/2012 5:55:45 AM

A wonderful and very beautiful landscape Michelle!...and you captured that wonderful heron perfectly! #10207314

John Connolly 6/30/2012 4:07:03 PM

Some very peaceful images here Michelle! You did a great job in PS with this lot! #10208007

Rona L. Schwarz 6/30/2012 9:11:07 PM

What fun, Michelle and what a beautiful area! My kind of photography, I just love shooting waterfowl in the wild. Wish I was there! All three are excellent, terrific in-flight capture of the one. They don't stay long when once they see you except if they are fishing - then they hardly move at all! #10208325

Leslie McLain 7/1/2012 1:33:27 PM

Beautiful capture, Michelle. #10209374

Neal D. Hatcher 7/2/2012 5:08:43 AM

Beautiful so green and alive unlike the foliage in Texas now #10210299

Tony Ebben 7/2/2012 3:56:07 PM

Looks a very interesting place, much like out Hunter Wetlands. Watch out for those Ticks, you should see the mess they make of Chris!!! A great set of images. #10211239

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 7/3/2012 5:39:56 AM

Great scene and composition Michelle.
JP #10212095

Christopher Budny 7/3/2012 9:10:29 AM

Such beautiful light and colors you've captured, Michelle! #10212350

Mitch Spence 7/3/2012 10:11:26 AM

Since I'll be moving to swamp country soon now (two weeks), had to look at this one, Michelle. Had to anyway, since it's a pretty point of view, emphasizing the hidden quality of this place. #10212409

Emile Abbott 7/5/2012 9:25:14 AM

All three are wonderful Michelle. #10215407

Heather Loewenhardt 7/7/2012 1:33:21 PM

I love this wonderful, peaceful setting with lush greenery and glasslike water. The bird n the sky is a nice bonus. #10218569

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This week I FINALLY visited the Great Swamp in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I was two months too late to see the nesting activity at the rookery, which is the largest GBH rookery in Eastern Pennsylvania.
But at this pond near the rookery (I'm STILL searching myself constantly for ticks since the trail was very overgrown) I encountered two herons. One was on a heavily guano-covered low branch and the other perched on a high, thin, dead branch. He eventually took off and flew above me for a while.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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