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A Slug on a Horsehair Fern at Beverly Beach (+7 insets)

(+7 insets)

Being a Photographer Opens Your Eyes
When we decide to record things we see in the world, at some point a flip switches and we see things differently. Instead of just taking a quick picture of the thing that's grabbed our attention, the impassioned photographer looks at the world with different eyes. Whatever your specialty--if you even have one--you will find yourself constantly scanning for the next composition, the next special subject to put on stage. Some places, like Beverly Beach, are so full of incredible sights that it seems that you could stand in one spot and fill a memory card with an endless variety of fabulous sights.

Today's Picture
The trail along Spencer Creek meandered into an area which was obviously quite wet most of the year. This was where a bunch of horsehair ferns grew and I loved staring at their unusual forms as I walked by.

Imagine my surprise when I found this Banana Slug creeping slowly over one of these ferns! I couldn't believe my eyes! It's the only time I've seen such a thing and I never saw another slug there after that day. Lucky me!

Today's Insets
Inset #1: Dazzling buttercups twinkled cheerfully along the trail and I loved to see their shining golden faces smiling up at me.

Inset #2: Depending on what time of the day and the weather, the view of the awesome bog changed dramatically. A blindingly bright but overcast day really made the greenery glow!

Inset #3: A side view of a Bristle Flower shows its striped coloration and the sticky droplets that adorned its stems.

Inset #4: Stepping over this dead fern frond that lay on the trail, I stopped and went back to take a picture because I thought the scene was really pretty.

Inset #5: Trees are always falling across trails and many times they are too large to move and only the lighter side is pulled away (sometimes a path is sawn through the felled tree which is always fun to walk through!). This tree must have fallen a number of years ago and I loved looking at the moss taking over the end of it.

Inset #6: A vertical panorama of Spencer Creek showing the canopy above and sparkling water below.

Inset #7: One of the only days I could walk out to Beverly Beach without rain or blasting wind, the dramatic beauty of Spencer Creek emptying out into the ocean against a stormy sky is really something to look at!

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25 comments

cammino said:

A beautiful stroll through an interesting nature!
4 months ago

Fred Fouarge said:

waar zit de kop?
4 months ago ( translate )

bonsai59 said:

Hej Janet! Eine wunderbare Serie, die Du uns hier zeigst. Tatsächlich hätte ich hier lieber ein anderes Titelbild hier gesehen, als die Schnecke, aber dafür kannst Du nichts. Die mag ich einfach nicht so. Das liegt ja auch immer in den Augen des Betrachters. ;-)

Aber Du hast recht! Mit der Zeit verändert sich der Blick auf das, was man sieht. Ich muß aber immer wieder feststellen, daß einer der wichtigsten Faktoren, die das Fotografieren beeinflussen die Zeit ist. Die Zeit, die man braucht, die Kamera so einzustellen, daß ein gutes Ergebnis zu stande kommt, aber auch die Zeit, die man sich nimmt um den richtigen Blickwinkel zu finden. Und dann muß man sich natürlich auch die Zeit nehmen, seine Umgebung wahrzunehmen.

Ich wünsche auch Dir eine schöne Zeit, paß auf Dich auf, genieße die Zeit und mach was draus! Es gibt nur die Eine! :-) Liebe Grüße, Frank
4 months ago ( translate )

Peter Castell said:

Some more wonderful images Janet, I agree with bonsai to me a slug is an enemy !!!! but as long as it stays there I don't mind. I totally agree with you a camera does make you look at things always searching for some interesting and different, your dead fern frond makes a great photo, and a wonderful beach shot to end the set
4 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

I really love the swamp, Janet! Fantastic series!!
4 months ago

Boarischa Krautmo said:

wonderful set of pictures!
4 months ago

Günter Klaus said:

.....das hast du sehr schön umschrieben liebe Janet,man verändert die Sichtweisen als Fotograf und hetzt nicht so rum,ich versuche es auch wie du und suche mir Motive,die normal Unscheinbar sind,aber man kann als Fotograf das beeinflußen,sei es mit verschiedenen Perspektiven,mit dem Licht oder eben mit einen schönen weichen Bokeh,ich bin von deinen Eindrücken deiner Runde wieder sehr fasziniert liebe Janet,bei dir ist immer Abwechslung drinnen,das machst du sehr schön,hat mir wieder supi gefallen dein schöner Beitrag:))

........wünsche noch einen schönen Abend,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
4 months ago ( translate )

Jenny McIntyre said:

Oh another selection of amazing photos, Janet. There are often those long slugs crawling or sliding over the garden, but usually in the summer. Small slugs seem to find their ways in my kitchen - I swear they catch onto Pippin's fur and get a lift in!!! The swamp picture is amazing - especially the nearness of it to the beach - such contradiction to each other. I sometimes tend to find time to take pictures of things that aren't usually relevant to the main photo, because I can see something different. Sometimes, I take a picture, and when I look at it on the computer, I see something in it that I didn't see when I was taking the photo, and so I enlarge it and it gives a totally different feeling to the original.

Thank you so much for sharing these amazing photos with us.
4 months ago

Stefani Wehner said:

All captures are absolutely amazing, Janet!
4 months ago ( translate )

William Sutherland said:

Exceptional shots! Stay well!

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4 months ago ( translate )

PascalL said:

belle série
4 months ago ( translate )

Pam J said:

OH YES.. THE WORLD BECOMES EVEN BIGGER.. AND SMALLER AT THE SME TIME !
4 months ago

Karl Hartwig Schütz said:

Wunderbares Foto!
4 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

Most beautiful images

Happy Thursday.
4 months ago

FarbFormFreude said:

wow ! whenever i'd start a Course for Beginners, i'd Quote this pic and text
4 months ago