Florida's Swamps and Wetlands

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<b>Florida's Swamps and Wetlands</b>

Carol Eade level-addict 11/18/2012 11:36:43 AM

Beautiful Florida scene! #1499074

Dick Jenkins level-addict 11/18/2012 3:18:46 PM

Thank you Carol. I've been looking for such a place for all of the ten years we've lived here. I particularly like the cyprus in the fall for their color and the crystal clear water was just another bonus for us. Living in Connecticut for 50 years with their spectacular colors cannot be topped but I've come to respect and admire autumns from around the world. #10424524

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Description

The Florida Peninsula is a limestone plateau formed many millions of years ago when the area was a warm, shallow sea. Millions of years of deposits from small sea creatures make up the limestone, which is several thousand feet thick. The water in the springs is a constant 68 degrees year round and the caves reach deep beneath the earth. It is November, the beginning of a very short winter period, and the cypress trees have turned to a golden color as they shed their leaves. As you can see, the water is crystal clear and with the exception of the opening to the caves at center-right the spring's bottom is covered with a short-cropped vegetation.

Contest entry: Nature and Landscapes

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 11/18/2012 6:46:25 AM

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