Cypress Swamp

© Carol Teal

Cypress Swamp

Uploaded: January 22, 2008


F3.5, 1/160, 40mm, ISO 100, flood added


William F. Clair January 22, 2008

This is just plain beautiful!!! The color are so true to the setting. #836110

Paul E. Earl January 22, 2008

Amazing! Great shot, Carol. #5375109

Kate Jackson January 22, 2008

What an amazing find Carol! And skilfully taken and presented! #5375161

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 22, 2008

Terrific shot! Textures and feeling of this image are really awesome, Carol!! #5375225

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 22, 2008

Cool find here, Carol, love the textures and details.

Dominick #5375227

Tiia Vissak January 22, 2008

great tones, light & clarity! #5375301

Leanne Ruter January 22, 2008

Stunning #5375350

Colette M. Metcalf January 22, 2008

Terrific image!!! #5375535

Deb Koskovich January 22, 2008

Wonderful use of the flood, very realistic. Great effects! #5375542

Bonnie Gearhart January 22, 2008

Very nice, looks like you stepped out into my back yard. Taken in Florida?
I love cypress, it is so beautiful and stylish.
Bonnie #5375926

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 22, 2008

Very nice, Carol. Love the colors and all the moss. #5375970

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 22, 2008

Love the tones and detail here, Carol. This is, appropriately, very eerie. #5378699

Tammy Espino January 23, 2008

Great shot! Be careful out there walking around swamps~ :) #5381094

Jennifer L. Alder January 23, 2008

AMAZING texture and light, Carol!! What a super find and capture
:) #5382115

Colleen Farrell January 24, 2008

Gorgeous color, detail and composition, Carol! Wow! Great use of the flood filter, too! #5387136

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 16, 2008

Beautiful textures and design, excellent details on this flowing image! #5505086

Danielle Fuller February 18, 2008

WOW Carol!!! Amazing colors and texture!!!! Good luck with this one! #5512620

Colleen Farrell February 19, 2008

Carol, I hope BOTH your Hershey photo and this one win this month! Awesome work, my friend--good luck! #5518169

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 22, 2008

BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!! #5533450

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic February 22, 2008

Gorgeous Carol!!! Congrats! #5533452

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 22, 2008

You know I love the mood here, Carol. Congratulations. #5533720

Colleen Farrell February 22, 2008

Looks like I'm getting my wish! (see above) Congratulations again, Carol and good luck in the next round! #5534051

Dianna Hauf February 22, 2008

Totally awesome in every way here Carol! Heartfelt congrats and all the best into next round!!! HUGS! #5534053

Crystal L. Craig February 22, 2008

Congrats Carol on another spectacular finalist! Hurray! #5534518

Danielle Fuller February 22, 2008

Congrats Carol!!! So very well deserved. Loved it as soon as I saw it! Good luck in the next round!!! #5534667

Corinne M. Thompson February 22, 2008

Congrats again Carol! #5534696

Dave Winchell February 22, 2008

Wonderful. Good for you. Well deserved! #5535182

Stephanie Frey February 22, 2008

Wonderful finalist! Congrats! #5535197

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 22, 2008

Congratulations on all your finalists, Carol! #5535432

Patrick Rouzes February 22, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Carol!!! #5536191

Jeana Clark February 22, 2008

Another Fantastic Finalist!!!

~J~ #5536535

Tiia Vissak February 23, 2008

Congratulations! #5537495

Shannon D. Miller February 23, 2008

Ohhh...YAY! Another CONGRATULATIONS to you Carol this is STUNNING!!! A Winner for sure! #5537770

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 23, 2008

Congrats on your wonderful finalist. #5538438

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Carol. #5539112

Dianna Murphy February 23, 2008

Wow two finalists! Awesome! #5542026

Ronald F. Fischer February 23, 2008

What a spectacular finalist, Carol! #5542048

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 24, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Carol!! #5542401

Cheryl E. Molennor February 24, 2008

Congratulations!! #5544201

Carol Teal February 24, 2008

William, Paul, Kate, SuSana, Dominick, Tiia, Leanne, Colette, Deb, Bonnie, Kay, Nikki, Tammy, Jennifer, Colleen, Donna, Danielle, thank you all so much for taking time to stop by and for your encouraging comments! Bonnie, this was taken in FL at a lake in Citrus County. We were having a serious drought, and the water was really low so I thought I would add a bit of flood. Tammy, I was careful! While I really wasn't expecting a gator, I was watching for snakes and anything that could be hiding in those holes in the tree! I was wearing flip flops, no boots, so I had to watch where I put my feet! I didn't see any slimy creatures, thank goodness!

Colleen, thanks for dropping in a 2nd time to wish me luck since this was one of my favs posted in the countdown thread. I really appreciate your kindness and support!

I apologize for being behind on responding! I really appreciate all of you!


Carol Teal February 24, 2008

Peaches, Judy, Nikki, Colleen, Dianna (and hugs back to you!), Crystal, Danielle, Corinne, Dave, Stephanie, Barbara, Patrick, Jeanna, Tiia, Shannon, Leslie, Kay, Dianna M, Ronald, SuSana, and Cheryl, your kind congrats mean so much to me! Thank you all! #5547019

Jim Baines February 25, 2008

A hardy congratulations on this superb Finalist, Carol! Magnificent job. Reminds me of the swamp where I grew up (Dismal Swamp). #5548523

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 25, 2008

Wonderful... Congrats Carol!! #5549385

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe February 25, 2008

Another awesome finalist!! Big congratulations Carol!! Good luck in the next round!! #5551967

Sherri Gorman February 27, 2008

Congratulations on your awesome finalists!!!!! #5563662

Laurie Daily level-deluxe February 28, 2008

WoW do I love the tones in this one...Congratulations on your finalist, Carol!


March 04, 2008

Great eye! This is such a beautiful find. Love how the light brings out all the scrumptious textures. Lovely! #5590640

Danny B. Head level-deluxe June 11, 2010

...I like the texture contrast of the cypress and the Spanish Moss on this one! #8688022

Carol Teal June 11, 2010

Thank you all for your kind wishes. Danny, thank you for your kind comment! I really love this one because I think cypress trees are so beautiful, and I do love the spanish moss that hangs around in so many of the trees here in FL. I need to find a cypress swamp to visit. This is a lake, not a swamp, and while there are a few cypress trees, there are not that many. #8688713

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