Saturday, January 17, 2009

43 - Habitat

Canon 5DmkII, 20mm, iso800, Combination of 3 exposures at f/9.5





The red mangrove is so important to coastal life it is home to so many creatures.

6 comments:

Robert said...

Mike,

Really nice use of the roots as leading lines. I can just feel the warmth of this still water (and the mosquitoes too!).

Bob

J. L. T. said...

Mike,
wonderful colors of the leaves. a little cryptical feeling - like everything could appear;-) sunny greetings

TJ Avery said...

My wife and I kayaked through a mangrove forest in Key West many years ago. We were amazed at how much life existed there. The shallow waters near the roots were filled with all sorts of critters. Wish I had taken a camera back then :-)

This abstract scene takes a while to figure out. Maybe that's good. I like the almost collage look to it. I like how the roots, water, sky intermingle into one scene.

MikeH said...

Bob, Thanks for commenting....

J.L.T. Thanks for being here...

TJ, Thanks, Mangroves have got to be some of the coolest trees ever. I liked the one for the same reason you did. I didn't see the sky when I took it, but as soon as I looked at it I knew it was a keeper.

Colbs said...

the psychedelic beauty of mangrove, and the touch of an artist.

Diane - Daily Walks said...

I really like the sense of abstraction in this one.... the bronzy colors that seem to glow... the play of depth created by the reflections. It has a feeling of multiple dimensions of time for me. This is one of those images that is perfect for meditation... letting oneself float into it.