Wildlife haven in the heart of industry

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Comments (4)

© KennyW on January 19, 2010

RSPB Saltholme bird hide with an industrial backdrop.

Žaltys on March 5, 2010

beautiful picture with nice title. I like this shot. Warmest regards - Žaltys

peargrin on July 21, 2010

Amazing birds are using this location with the amount of industry nearby. Is that a reactor?? Maybe we should start a forum topic for ironic landscapes...The lack of color is perfect for this shot. Cheers, pear

© KennyW on July 21, 2010

Hi Pear Welcome back to my gallery. Lack of color is almost mandatory in the UK (it was a winter shot)!!!

Interesting that you suggest a topic for ironic landscapes. I had noted that most of the shots are pretty pictures and I thought I would buck the trend. Read my thread and note the comments of AXOTA and British regarding a worst of Panoramio!

The cooling towers are for a chemical plant but amazingly behind the camera is a nuclear power station. The birds dont seem to mind and this area is one of the few breeding grounds in the UK of the Avocet

Best regards

Kenny

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 19, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by © KennyW
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 154.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.657
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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