The World As We See It, Or As You Missed It …10 April 2011
Captured last fall, early in the morning just after sunrise, at Oak Hammock Marsh, north of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada…Better seen fullscreen BTW
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC Wide Angle Lens, Aperture exp 14.0, Shutter speed 1/400, ISO 400
HDR enhanced, hand held…1 RAW image tone curved in Photomatix Pro 3.2
This is the Canadian Headquarters of Ducks Unlimited here in Canada…Oak Hammock Marsh (OHM) …Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has been conserving wetlands and their associated habitats for waterfowl, wildlife and people in Manitoba since 1938. That’s the year DUC established its very first conservation project in Canada at Big Grass Marsh near Gladstone, Manitoba.
DUC employs scientists, biologists, agrologists, engineers and technical staff specialized in the conservation of wetlands and their associated habitats. DUC also partners with other non-profit organizations, all levels of government, landowners and industry to help reach its conservation goals
Oak Hammock Marsh is one of North America’s birding hotspots and a great destination for people of all ages. This 36 km2 Wildlife Management Area features a restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, some of Manitoba’s last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie and 30 kilometers of trails for you to explore.
The marsh is home to 25 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, numerous amphibians, reptiles, and fish, and countless invertebrates. During migration season, the number of waterfowl using the marsh during migration can exceed 400,000 daily!To view other related images in the area…Click on any of the images below, to view/buy or leave comments