A peaceful pastoral scene with a twist… this open field is actually a narrow pool of water edged by sand dunes, maritime forest, shrub land and freshwater marsh. A haven for migratory birds (including snowy owls way off in the distance, too far for postable pictures), come Spring you’ll find the Bill Forward Pool filled with waterfowl and shore birds instead winter’s frozen water and thick snow.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts USA
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal length 4.3mm (24mm SLR equivalent), 1/500 sec at f/8, ISO 200
RAW image processed into JPG with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop, Nik Efex Collection