Morning on the Marsh

© Nadya Johnson

Morning on the Marsh

Uploaded: December 26, 2008 00:13:46


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


A P December 26, 2008

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 Burnett level-deluxe December 26, 2008

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

Paul E. Earl December 26, 2008

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 level-classic December 26, 2008

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

Brett Dolsen December 26, 2008

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

Kerry Hill December 26, 2008

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 26, 2008

Fantastic tones lighting and beautiful capture Nadya! #6942594

Lynne Morris level-classic December 26, 2008

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

Lynne Morris level-classic December 26, 2008

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 26, 2008

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

Ray Thoms December 26, 2008

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

Mike Clime December 26, 2008

Wonderful wildlife capture with nice lighting and effects! #6942784

Michelle Alton December 26, 2008

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

Aimee S. McMaster December 26, 2008

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

Robert R. Goodman level-addict December 26, 2008

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 December 26, 2008

beautiful #6942970

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 26, 2008

Wonderfully captured peaceful scene, Nadya! #6943015

Ron McEwan December 26, 2008

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 December 26, 2008

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

Melissa G. Meiselman December 26, 2008

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

I hope you had a great holiday!! #6943464

Bonnie C. Lackey December 26, 2008

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 December 26, 2008

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 December 26, 2008

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 December 26, 2008

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

Mukesh Srivastava December 26, 2008

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

Dianna Murphy December 26, 2008

Nice work, beautiful scene! #6943998

Hendrik Storme December 26, 2008

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 26, 2008

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 level-classic December 26, 2008

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

Nadya Johnson December 27, 2008

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

Lorri Shane January 04, 2009

Gorgeous! #6982122

Nadya Johnson January 08, 2009

Thanks, Lori! #7002466

Tammy Espino January 21, 2009

Congrats!!! #7062468

Margaret R. Barry level-classic January 21, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Nadya! #7062497

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 21, 2009

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

A P January 21, 2009

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 level-classic January 21, 2009

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

ROLAN NARMAN January 21, 2009

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

Janet McNeil level-classic January 21, 2009

Congratulations!! #7063032

Ken Smith level-classic January 21, 2009

Excellent work, Nadya. Congrats to you! #7063159

Deb Koskovich January 21, 2009

Hooray, Nadya...huge congrats! #7063356

Mukesh Srivastava January 21, 2009

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

Robert R. Goodman level-addict January 21, 2009

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

Melissa Olsen January 21, 2009

I am so happy for you Nadya! #7063518

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 21, 2009

Congratulations, Nadya! A beautiful finalist! #7063728

Cecil Whitt level-classic January 21, 2009

Congrats on the finalist Red, lovely. C #7063834

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 21, 2009

Congratulations Nadya!!!!! #7063982

Joannie Bertucci level-classic January 21, 2009

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 21, 2009

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 21, 2009

WTG, Congrats. on this stunning Finalist.

UB. #7064589

Janet Daniel level-classic January 21, 2009

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

Alex T. Mizuno January 21, 2009

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

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR level-deluxe January 21, 2009

congrats on this beautiful Finalist ! #7065046

mark grandoni January 21, 2009

Very Lovely Nadya, Congratulations! #7065653

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 21, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Nadya. #7065660

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 21, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Nadya! #7066080

Vitor Dias January 22, 2009

Congrats on a wonderful capture, Nadya.

rgs Vitor #7066480

Erin Appelbaum January 22, 2009

Gorgeous finalist Nadya. Peter #7066772

Bill Wyatt January 22, 2009

Very beautiful Congratulations on your finalist!! #7066887

Charlene Taylor January 22, 2009

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

Evy Johansen level-classic January 22, 2009

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nadya! #7067803

Melissa G. Meiselman January 22, 2009

Congratulations, Nadya on this beautiful finalist!! #7067909

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your gorgeous Finalist, Nadya! #7068010

Nadya Johnson January 22, 2009

Thanks so much to all! #7068088

Datha Y. Thompson January 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Nadya :0) #7068185

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 22, 2009

Congratulations, Nadya! Beautiful!!! #7068235

Colleen Farrell January 22, 2009

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

Renata Gusciora January 22, 2009

Huge congratulations on this magical finalist,Nadya! #7068618

Mitch Spence level-classic January 22, 2009

Congratulations to you, Nadya! #7068627

Tiia Vissak January 22, 2009

Congratulations! #7068646

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 22, 2009


Sandy Stigliano January 22, 2009

Congratulations! #7069044

Mike Clime January 22, 2009


Phil Stith January 22, 2009

Great job, Nadya! #7069623

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 22, 2009

Congratulationson this incredible finalist, Nadya!!! #7069661

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 22, 2009

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

Sandy Powers January 22, 2009

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 Burnett level-deluxe January 22, 2009

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

Renee Doyle level-classic January 22, 2009

Big congratulations Nadya on this wonderful finalist! #7070187

Sam Britt January 22, 2009

Congratulations Nadya!! #7070480

Pamela Shane January 22, 2009

Super beautiful Nadya, congratulations
on your finalist. #7070646

Nadya Johnson January 22, 2009

Thank you so much, everybody! #7070770

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton January 22, 2009

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic January 22, 2009

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

Debra R. Harder January 23, 2009

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

Marijana Fajgl level-classic January 23, 2009

Fantastic capture, Nadya! Big congratulations! #7073450

Jill Battaglia January 23, 2009

Big congrats Nadya! This is gorgeous! #7073744

Eugenio Diaz January 23, 2009

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

Stephanie Frey January 24, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nadya! #7078273

frank w. degenhardt level-classic January 24, 2009

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

Cassie L. Woodlee January 24, 2009

Amazing Nadya, congratulations!!!!! #7080353

Linda Blair January 24, 2009

Congratulations Nadya!!!! #7080740

Jeana Clark January 24, 2009

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

~J~ #7081809

David Van Camp January 24, 2009

Another lovely finalist, Nadya! Good job! #7081950

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic January 25, 2009

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 23, 2009

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

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