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peargrin on June 26, 2010

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge with Atlantic City in the background

spencer baugh on June 28, 2010

Thank goodness for green space.

patano on June 28, 2010

Very nice enquadre !! Best regards and tank you for your visit in my gallery ! You are in my favorite photographer !

Greetings from Paolo, Italy Genoa.

peargrin on June 29, 2010

spence-ation, Totally! Otherwise this would all be condos like most of the Jersey coast...

Paolo, thanks so much for your kind visit and adding me to your favorites! You are in my favorites too!

Cheers, pear

davidcmc58 on July 19, 2010

A great shot that is thought provoking! Cheers, David

peargrin on July 19, 2010

David, thanks so much, I'm glad you think so! This perspective at the refuge always makes me appreciate where I am all the more... Cheers, pear

© KennyW on July 20, 2010

I took a similar shot HERE In mine I think the greyness of industry has taken over, in yours the green of nature still abounds. This looks a wonderful place, thanks for sharing.


peargrin on July 21, 2010

Thanks so much, Kenny! I guess we should be grateful for any greenspaces, despite what surrounds them... Off to see yours. Cheers, pear

someGuyinmasset on July 28, 2010

!t may take a long, long time, but the swamp will win.

peargrin on July 28, 2010

Guy, a loud chorus of amens to that! Cheers, pear

Patty Arsenault on August 26, 2010

Pear, very nice shot! Nice composition, great depth of field. Cheers, Patty

peargrin on August 27, 2010

Patty, so happy you like this one! Landscapes are not my forte, but I'm trying! Cheers, pear

walking eagle on September 28, 2010

Wetlands have historically been the victim of large-scale draining efforts for real estate development, or flooding for use as recreational lakes. By 1993 half the world's wetlands had been drained.[10] Since the 1970s, more focus has been put on preserving wetlands for their natural function — sometimes also at great expense. Wetlands provide a valuable flood control function. Wetlands are very effective at filtering and cleaning water pollution [11], (often from agricultural runoff from the farms that replaced the wetlands in the first place). To replace these wetland ecosystem services enormous amounts of money have been spent on water purification plants and remediation measures, constructing dams, leves and other artificial flood controls.I dont think swamps will ever Win Only in dreams Once they have gone and drained they have gone [edit]

peargrin on September 28, 2010

John, I hear you loud and clear! But don't ever give up hope. We may have done it the hard way, but I like to think we are learning and changing. I know New Jersey is spending millions buying up any remaining wetlands for preservation. And in our own small way, by documenting the wild areas where we live, I hope we're contributing to an awareness and appreciation of the diversity of life and lands around us. Just think...all of my recent photos were taken in New Jersey. It's not at all the heavily-accented, highway laden, industrial disaster people assume it is. And my favorite reaction from family and friends is..."You took that around here!?!?". YES. It's a start. :)

zanot10 on December 12, 2010

Nice shot! LIKE!

Best regards Z.

peargrin on December 14, 2010

zanot10, thanks so much for "liking" this one! I appreciate it! Cheers, pear

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  • Uploaded on June 26, 2010
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    by peargrin
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
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    • No flash