The Great Quakertown Swamp

© Michelle Alton

The Great Quakertown Swamp

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/30/2012 2:41:26 AM

Two more shots. #1472085

Danny B. Head level-classic 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 level-classic 6/30/2012 4:40:02 AM

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/30/2012 4:54:04 AM

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

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

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

John Connolly level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 7/1/2012 1:33:27 PM

Beautiful capture, Michelle. #10209374

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

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

Tony Ebben level-classic 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 level-classic 7/3/2012 5:39:56 AM

Great scene and composition Michelle.
JP #10212095

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/3/2012 9:10:29 AM

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

Mitch Spence level-classic 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 level-classic 7/5/2012 9:25:14 AM

All three are wonderful Michelle. #10215407

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 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.
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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.
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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

Uploaded on 6/30/2012 2:40:42 AM

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