Morning on the Marsh

© Nadya Johnson

Morning on the Marsh

A P 12/26/2008 12:23:22 AM

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 #1056915

Teresa A. Burnett 12/26/2008 12:28:20 AM

I'm with Ann.... this is so peaceful and calming, Nadya!! I love the tones and effects!! #6942512

Paul E. Earl 12/26/2008 12:31:34 AM

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!! #6942516

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/26/2008 12:34:42 AM

Such GORGEOUS image, Nadya. Really really beautiful with wonderful colors and mood. #6942524

Brett Dolsen 12/26/2008 1:16:19 AM

Great light,tones and scenery Nadya!!Brett #6942558

Kerry Hill 12/26/2008 1:24:23 AM

Beautiful scenic capture, gorgeous colour tones and lighting, Nadya!! #6942566

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/26/2008 1:37:55 AM

Fantastic tones lighting and beautiful capture Nadya! #6942594

Lynne Morris 12/26/2008 2:11:25 AM

This is gorgeous Nadya, lovely tones and lighting, sure pays to dip into the archives now and again! #6942650

Lynne Morris 12/26/2008 2:11:25 AM

This is gorgeous Nadya, lovely tones and lighting, sure pays to dip into the archives now and again! #6942651

Tammy M. Anderson 12/26/2008 3:03:25 AM

Lovely scene, Nadya. Terrific colours and lighting. #6942717

Ray Thoms 12/26/2008 3:43:25 AM

Wonderful image Nadya.....I agree, it is hard to remember no snow, have over 12" fall Christmas eve, still shoveling out! #6942768

Mike Clime 12/26/2008 3:51:57 AM

Wonderful wildlife capture with nice lighting and effects! #6942784

Michelle Alton 12/26/2008 4:17:18 AM

A gorgeous capture, Nadya. Spring will be here before you know it! #6942844

Aimee S. McMaster 12/26/2008 4:20:14 AM

...what a beauty Nadya...I hope you had a delightful holiday...Aimee #6942852

Robert R. Goodman 12/26/2008 4:42:21 AM

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!!!!!! #6942916

Joy Rector 12/26/2008 5:03:26 AM

beautiful #6942970

Courtenay Vanderbilt 12/26/2008 5:22:36 AM

Wonderfully captured peaceful scene, Nadya! #6943015

Ron McEwan 12/26/2008 6:50:55 AM

Yes! Where did all that beautiful snow go. LOL. You got a grand wildlife shot here, well composed and presented. Nice work. #6943295

Bill Wyatt 12/26/2008 7:10:52 AM

Beautiful colors and wonderful light and composition! Gorgeous work once again Nadya!! #6943370

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/26/2008 7:48:15 AM

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

I hope you had a great holiday!! #6943464

Bonnie C. Lackey 12/26/2008 7:57:52 AM

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! #6943486

Nadya Johnson 12/26/2008 8:01:07 AM

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! #6943497

Beverly A. Wright 12/26/2008 8:11:41 AM

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! #6943538

Jessica Jenney 12/26/2008 9:11:42 AM

Gorgeous color, landscape and painterly effects, Nadya! Hope you had a fantastic and joyful Christmas! #6943694

Mukesh Srivastava 12/26/2008 9:29:43 AM

Beautifull reflections, colors and great treatment, Nadya!!! Hope you had wonderfull Christmas holidays.... #6943742

Dianna Murphy 12/26/2008 10:41:16 AM

Nice work, beautiful scene! #6943998

Hendrik Storme 12/26/2008 10:56:49 AM

Wonderful tones and light!
Great moody image Nadya!!! #6944041

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/26/2008 1:35:41 PM

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 #6944496

Nancy L. Green 12/26/2008 3:21:12 PM

SO beautiful Nadya, the colors are gorgeous and the clarity is awesome, an image worthy of framing!! <>< #6944848

Nadya Johnson 12/27/2008 9:46:21 AM

Thanks to all for taking time to look and for leaving such wonderful comments! #6947166

Lorri Shank 1/4/2009 3:52:21 PM

Gorgeous! #6982122

Nadya Johnson 1/8/2009 2:52:03 PM

Thanks, Lori! #7002466

Tammy Espino 1/21/2009 4:39:05 PM

Congrats!!! #7062468

Margaret R. Barry 1/21/2009 4:44:32 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Nadya! #7062497

Linda D. Lester 1/21/2009 4:57:18 PM

Congratulations on your finalist.....good luck in the next round! :) #7062581

A P 1/21/2009 5:04:17 PM

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


Nancyj E. Hovey 1/21/2009 5:08:28 PM

on your FINALIST... way to go 8o) #7062716

ROLAN NARMAN 1/21/2009 5:18:53 PM

Nadya! Huge Congrats on your beautiful finalist and best wishes in the next round! #7062856

Janet McNeil 1/21/2009 5:32:17 PM

Congratulations!! #7063032

Ken Smith 1/21/2009 5:43:27 PM

Excellent work, Nadya. Congrats to you! #7063159

Deb Koskovich 1/21/2009 5:59:41 PM

Hooray, Nadya...huge congrats! #7063356

Mukesh Srivastava 1/21/2009 6:09:20 PM

Huge congratulations on the Finalist and good luck for next round!!!! #7063447

Robert R. Goodman 1/21/2009 6:13:09 PM

A big Congratulations,Nadya!!!!!! #7063497

Melissa Olsen 1/21/2009 6:14:41 PM

I am so happy for you Nadya! #7063518

Terry L. Ellis 1/21/2009 6:30:20 PM

Congratulations, Nadya! A beautiful finalist! #7063728

Cecil P. Whitt 1/21/2009 6:38:59 PM

Congrats on the finalist Red, lovely. C #7063834

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/21/2009 6:55:10 PM

Congratulations Nadya!!!!! #7063982

Joannie Bertucci 1/21/2009 7:22:01 PM

A piece of art always Nadya!
Congrats on your "wow" finalist! #7064284

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/21/2009 7:42:12 PM

HUGE Congrats on your finalist, Best of luck in the next round! #7064464

Usman M. Bajwa 1/21/2009 7:57:31 PM

WTG, Congrats. on this stunning Finalist.

UB. #7064589

Janet Daniel 1/21/2009 8:16:10 PM

Congratulations, Nadya, for this fantastic finalist! Well wishes for the next round! #7064780

Alex T. Mizuno 1/21/2009 8:17:00 PM

Such a lovely seasonal tone! Congratulations on your Finalist Nadya!! #7064782

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR 1/21/2009 8:52:15 PM

congrats on this beautiful Finalist ! #7065046

mark grandoni 1/21/2009 10:46:58 PM

Very Lovely Nadya, Congratulations! #7065653

Bojan Bencic 1/21/2009 10:48:55 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nadya. #7065660

Barbara Waldoch 1/21/2009 11:52:47 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Nadya! #7066080

Vitor Dias 1/22/2009 1:54:10 AM

Congrats on a wonderful capture, Nadya.

rgs Vitor #7066480

Erin Appelbaum 1/22/2009 3:17:24 AM

Gorgeous finalist Nadya. Peter #7066772

Bill Wyatt 1/22/2009 3:36:30 AM

Very beautiful Congratulations on your finalist!! #7066887

Charlene Taylor 1/22/2009 7:04:38 AM

Hi Nadya,
A big congratulations on making finalist with this wonderful scene! #7067778

Evy Johansen 1/22/2009 7:11:38 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nadya! #7067803

Melissa G. Meiselman 1/22/2009 7:34:06 AM

Congratulations, Nadya on this beautiful finalist!! #7067909

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/22/2009 7:49:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your gorgeous Finalist, Nadya! #7068010

Nadya Johnson 1/22/2009 8:02:57 AM

Thanks so much to all! #7068088

Datha Y. Thompson 1/22/2009 8:34:50 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Nadya :0) #7068185

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/22/2009 8:47:02 AM

Congratulations, Nadya! Beautiful!!! #7068235

Colleen Farrell 1/22/2009 8:58:01 AM

Beautiful, Nadya! Congratulations on an awesome finalist! #7068269

Renata Gusciora 1/22/2009 10:34:00 AM

Huge congratulations on this magical finalist,Nadya! #7068618

Mitch Spence 1/22/2009 10:35:33 AM

Congratulations to you, Nadya! #7068627

Tiia Vissak 1/22/2009 10:38:40 AM

Congratulations! #7068646

Stefania Barbier 1/22/2009 11:18:50 AM


Sandy Stigliano 1/22/2009 11:47:31 AM

Congratulations! #7069044

Mike Clime 1/22/2009 12:00:12 PM


Phil Stith 1/22/2009 2:05:37 PM

Great job, Nadya! #7069623

Patrick Rouzes 1/22/2009 2:13:21 PM

Congratulationson this incredible finalist, Nadya!!! #7069661

Laurie Daily 1/22/2009 2:16:54 PM

Beautiful, Nadya...congratulations to you on your finalist! #7069673

Sandy Powers 1/22/2009 2:52:20 PM

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! #7069898

Teresa A. Burnett 1/22/2009 2:57:34 PM

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Nadya!! #7069922

Renee Doyle 1/22/2009 3:56:44 PM

Big congratulations Nadya on this wonderful finalist! #7070187

Sam Britt 1/22/2009 4:53:43 PM

Congratulations Nadya!! #7070480

Pamela Shane 1/22/2009 5:20:12 PM

Super beautiful Nadya, congratulations
on your finalist. #7070646

Nadya Johnson 1/22/2009 5:38:51 PM

Thank you so much, everybody! #7070770

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 1/22/2009 5:58:29 PM

A beautiful piece of Art.. Congratulations again, Nadya! #7070857

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/22/2009 11:44:21 PM

Huge congratulations on yet another wonderful Finalist,Nadya!! #7071880

Debra R. Harder 1/23/2009 6:08:28 AM

An incredibly beautiful scene here, Nadya!! Congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #7072751

Marijana Fajgl 1/23/2009 9:19:32 AM

Fantastic capture, Nadya! Big congratulations! #7073450

Jill Battaglia 1/23/2009 10:29:50 AM

Big congrats Nadya! This is gorgeous! #7073744

Eugenio Diaz 1/23/2009 2:30:44 PM

Congratulation on your AMAZING Finalist!!!
Well done Nadya!!! #7074746

Stephanie Frey 1/24/2009 3:50:38 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nadya! #7078273

frank w. degenhardt 1/24/2009 6:55:07 AM

Nadya- Gorgeous work on this wildlife scene.Beautiful. Congratulations on being a Finalist. #7079197

Cassie L. Woodlee 1/24/2009 1:36:44 PM

Amazing Nadya, congratulations!!!!! #7080353

Linda Blair 1/24/2009 3:16:17 PM

Congratulations Nadya!!!! #7080740

Jeana Clark 1/24/2009 8:03:47 PM

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

~J~ #7081809

David Van Camp 1/24/2009 8:50:48 PM

Another lovely finalist, Nadya! Good job! #7081950

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/25/2009 10:34:43 PM

Beautiful scene and colors. Love the effects. CONGRATULATIONS Nadya on a well deserved finalist !!!! #7087117

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/23/2009 2:50:43 PM

Congratulations and WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO, Nadya!!!!! :-) k #7201464

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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.

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 12/26/2008 12:13:46 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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