While the river Rhine is one of Europe's most important water ways and it has been tamed on most of its course to allow transport of goods from Rotterdam to Basel, one side arm of the river just across the border from Switzerland in France has been allowed to roam freely.
It has thus created an unique micro cosmos of bogs, marshes and ponds in a heavily forested area and is a protected nature reserve. It has an abundance of wild live, mostly birds and insects. Throughout the year one can find nature lovers and bird watchers with heavy gear and long telephoto lens in the numerous hides scattered in the reserve to photograph the many beautiful water bird species or the countless dragonflies that roam the reserve.
When in the petit Camarque Alsacienne, one completely forgets that it is in fact perched between a busy highway and the airport.
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mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-19 10:00
The concept of this picture, beautiful view of trees and branches in water and sky reflection in the water, catching and spectacular, good resolution
We and the Iranian people, proud of the presence of visitors and tourists visiting the country will
Thanks and best wishes
dkmurphys (42431) 2013-10-19 10:13
Very fine scene from the flooded forest. I like the colors and the calm mood. Well taken.
Have a fun evening.
siudzi (27701) 2013-10-19 11:24
There is something special in this landscape post. The soft lighting and interesting tonality created a really fantastic and magical scene. You have found a great place for taking this image. Well done!
fabbs99 (11030) 2013-10-19 13:25
Great shot and lovely colors. TFS.
dekanski (1065) 2013-10-19 16:29
No specific comments, I just want to say that I like the photo!
SnapRJW (23538) 2013-10-20 4:53
hello Daniel - This is a magical shot. I like your POV with the large area of water which seems to flood the forest floor. A super collection of reflections and floating organic debris fringed by trees and plants make his an atmospheric shot. I wonder if there are any mosquitoes here? It looks like a perfect environment for them! Beautiful! Warm regards rosemary
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-10-20 5:02
I watched a TV show this weekend about the Rhine, and it s a fascinating show. When I think of the Rhine, I think of its industrial and urban face, never of it's natural beauty that you portray so well here. The show told of the wildlife and natural environments, and it's a beautiful rider. From urban to natural, there must be so much to see along its banks. Great shot and note.cheers
Kugart (1764) 2013-10-20 6:34
Another fine shot from this very special reserve. Amazing colours and reflections on the water. Good clarity and sharpness in the shot and as you say hard to imagine this lies between a busy road and an airport.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-10-21 3:06
A tranquil pic looks so peaceful. Nice composition with some lovely tones here, i feel strength of this shot lies on the foreground complemented by the wonderful blue and gold reflections. A well done shot, imho the cyan color can be toned down a bit to reflect a more rep colour, Congrats.
ikeharel (43903) 2013-10-24 8:01
Good evening Daniel, did not see you on TE for long.
Fabulous sight over the small "Camarque" just north of Basel, looked up in Google-map, border of three countries.
With the afternoon light you managed beautiful upper part in light and a reflection over water, under shaded area.
Picture space filled in an immaculate clarity on details and fantastic depth through the bushs.
delpeoples (48576) 2013-10-27 3:20
Salut cher Daniel
A lovely tranquil scene, where the choice of the vertical frame complements the vertical trees and their reflections so well. I love the luminosity and incandescent blues and greens. A beautiful, minimalistic photo, congratulations.
mcmtanyel (5173) 2013-10-29 21:01
The reflection of the sky on the water and the tint it gives to the water is otherworldly! Congrats & TFS!
Miguel82 (14376) 2013-10-30 10:41
Good evening Daniel, I appreciate your comment
Interesting view of that swamp habitat, nice colors and pov
A brillant picture
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (5863)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm, Hama Circular Polarizer 72 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-19 9:54