Thanks Chad. The vignette might be a little over done, even for my taste. I did quick edits on these late last night after I got home, so they may get re-visited.I like the vignette in the first and the fact that you opened the lens up in the second for that painterly effect - Nice!
Thanks Dossy. They are beautiful aren't they. They will darken a tad in the next few days as they age.Beautiful shots, Mike! What a lovely flower!
Thank you Mike.Hi Mike. The second photo is wonderful.
Thanks John. It's called Cedar Bog but is actually a fen. Beautiful place. Very fragile environment with lots of endangered and threatened species. http://www.cedarbognp.org/Nice photos! Is this a natural bog?
Thanks Karen. Composition was limited because access is very limited. The boardwalk through the area is the only way around. The environment is so fragile that guests are required to stay on the boardwalk.Very nicely done! Lovely composition on the first one!
You're quite welcome John. I would highly recommend a Cedar Bog visit to anyone interested in fen flora and fauna. It is a remnant of the ice age glaciers that pushed into the area. Cedar Bog is home to 40% of Ohio’s rare species, in one location. Here's another link that might interest you. The Bog is a State Nature Preserve but is actually managed by the Ohio Historical Society. http://www.ohiohistory.org/museums-and-historic-sites/museum--historic-sites-by-name/cedar-bogThanks for the info - I might try to visit some time in the future!