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Swamp monsters have been a staple of comics for years. From the 1940s to the present many murk-dwellers have made their muddy mark in comics. Swamp creatures are humanoid creatures similar to fish or resembling living piles of swamp mire. They live underwater and occasionally come to the surface, but only when provoked. Within modern American folk myth and legend a notable example is Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp monster.
They seem to be akin to Kelpies, Kappa, the Loch Ness Monster, and muck monsters. Being only part humanoid, it is not popular belief that they are capable of speech, but in some cases, they have been capable of speech.
Popular renditions of swamp creatures occur in popular media such as Kim Possible (Ron Stoppable's rival at Camp Wannaweep?) and comic books (Marvel's Man-Thing and DC's Swamp Thing). They have even been featured on older films, most notably The Creature from the Black Lagoon. In all these cases, they displayed superstrength, extreme underwater adaptability, possible muck spitting and a frighteningly bad attitude.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-10-04 10:22
Hello Tom! Excellent colours. Superb brightness and saturation. Fine contrast and sharpness. Well done!
Kielia (24077) 2010-10-04 10:55
what a funny view! You have perfectly realized the artistic potential of this scene and created an almost fairytale like impression. The brightness reminds me of spring! A great capture!
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-10-04 12:08
Ola Tom ,
Gostei deste Swamp Monster :), mas os reflexos em tons de azul ficaram lindos , bons detalhes de natureza, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jplebrun (21208) 2010-10-04 12:19
magnifique cliché de ce sous-bois plein de belles couleurs et de calme, bravo.
boa (7375) 2010-10-04 13:21
an excellent title for this shot. And why not, with bad eyes and weak nerves :D I read DC's Swamp Thing magazine regularly when I was a kid with great interest (and big eyes. I think i still have them in a box in my basement actually..
Anyway, a funny observation, sharp and clear also,Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
pajaran (59559) 2010-10-04 21:57
Pozdrav, kod nas je hladno jutro.
Mocvare i njene tajne ...
Vrlo interesantano, lepo mesto sa reflexima na vodi i skulptura koju je napravila priroda, dobra kompozicija.
Dobro ste prikazali lepim bojama i fotografijom, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji. zeli vam Paja.
Hello, here is a cold morning.
Wetlands and its secrets ...
Very interesting, nice place with reflexa water and sculptures made by nature, good composition.
Well you display the beautiful colors and photography, my congratulations on the good work.
All the best in the new week, he wants you Paja.
danyy (0) 2010-10-04 23:26
beaucoup d'humour dans cette fresque bien colorée et naturelle, jolis jeux de reflets bleus du ciel dans cette verdure fraiche.
JCG (35129) 2010-10-04 23:35
The shape of this old stock of tree also resembles a mandrake, plant that one used in sorcery because magic powers were allotted to it… Indeed we can imagine a multiplicity of things by looking at this floating piece of wood, a beautiful photograph with pleasant colors and a good luminosity. Well seen Tom and thank you for your interesting note.
With all my friendships and with soon,
Urs (14082) 2010-10-05 0:47
It is such a simple, but very effective photograph, full of vibrant color hues and sharpness. Very nice POV and high DOF. Well done.
Thanks for your critique of my monk blessing in Hat Yai. If these monks are holy, that is another question, I would rather say no
snunney (97561) 2010-10-05 2:26
A composition with an ethereal feel to it. Nicely composed with good colours and sharpness. The 'swamp monster' adds a nice touch of humour and is well spotted.
asajernigan (21427) 2010-10-05 3:47
Your imagination is working overtime here! HaHa!!!
The stump does seem to resemble a swamp monster. The reflection adds depth to the scene. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has nice sharpness.
Longroute (19396) 2010-10-05 9:39
well, I think the best feature of the photo is the reflection on the water rather than the "monster"... (:-) So in this respect I'd have given more importance to the reflection, cropping few cm at the bottom (or moving the camera) and so leaving the monster nearer to the left lower angle. I guess it would have been more harmonious. Fine colours and scenery.
jurek1951 (42196) 2010-10-05 10:22
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good autumn colors and sharpness.
Excellent point of view.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.
danos (96772) 2010-10-06 1:02
lovely snapshot with the swamp monster to be the eye catcher of the scene.I like the brilliant light and colours as the reflections on the little pond.Well done.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2010-10-06 6:22
Amazing reflections and sharpness in this moody photo! Great lighting and colours.
sabermonajati (11183) 2010-10-06 6:29
amazing reflect you captured.sky in water is nice idea.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-10-06 7:16
Excellent framing very well selcetd for the presentation of these incredible coloured reflections. The differents elements arise very well in the superb blue colors. Excellent image of reflections.
shevchenko (20456) 2010-10-06 19:54
Attractive colourful view in a sunny day, the blue sky is well reflect on the calm water surface, nice natural view with dead branches distribute everywhere, good discover and good frame to a habitat for various species, thanks for sharing.
yeln (11516) 2010-10-10 9:30
lepa in zanimiva fotografija močvirja z izjemni barvami refleksije na vodi. imaš dobro oko za zelo zanimiv motiv. TFS!
lep dan, vojko
clic (16885) 2010-10-10 12:48
Thanks for your kind words, Tom
The question is: How did you managed to keep contact so long with the beast to the point of directing it towards the more colourful reflexions on those tranquil waters!
The legend is beautifully illustrated.