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Looking through images from last winter, this twilight scene of Great Meadow’s frozen marsh caught my eye. I didn’t realize it at the time, but in the upper left corner of the darkening sky, with his handle pointing down and his spout pointing up, is the distinct sparkle of the Big Dipper, the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major.
(Best viewed Large by scrolling below or clicking on the image above to zoom.)

March 5 2013, Frozen wetlands of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, Massachusetts USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 16mm, 30 seconds at f/11, ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead
Single RAW image processed into JPG using Nik Collection, Lightroom and Photoshop

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Nature12 months ago

    Description  by Owed to Nature

    Looking through images from the last icy winter, this twilight scene from Great Meadows caught my eye. I didn’t realize it at the time, but in the upper left corner of the darkening sky, with his handle pointing down and his spout pointing up, is the distinct sparkle of the Big Dipper. (Best viewed Large by scrolling below or clicking on the image above to zoom.)
    March 5 2013, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, Massachusetts USA

  • The Big Dipper and stars above the frozen winter wetlands of Great Meadows…

     

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter12 months ago

    wow, great colours xx

  • Thank you Lynn. Something about dusk and twilight colors captivates me every the time.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Keller12 months ago

    Another gorgeous image Sylvia!!!

  • Thanks Kent. Love finding surprises like that when reliving images. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp12 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
  • So very much appreciated… Thank you POP’s!

    – Owed to Nature

  • seeya
    seeya12 months ago

    I am glad that this caught your eye as it is marvelous! Sandy

  • Thank you very much Sandy for your wonderful words! Images like this reinforce my addition to photography. Not does a photograph preserve special memories we’ve enjoyed but memories we’ve yet to discover! ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci12 months ago

  • Thank you so much!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily12 months ago

    Ursa Major. great shot again Owed to Nature ;)

  • I knew there was a more properly astronomical name for these stars, but all I could think was Big Dipper. ;-) Thank You Manon for your generous comments and helping me remember elementary astronomy!

    – Owed to Nature

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Truly amazing color and light!!

  • Thank You Gena! I love the colors of twilight… just as you think the world will go black, somehow magic light seems to skim the horizon and, if you’re really lucky, it jumps to touch the clouds. And I’m fascinated at what my favored friend, my camera, sees when given 30 seconds in the dark. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt11 months ago

  • THANK YOU so VERY MUCH! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

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