Kelly Warm Springs can be found north of Jackson off the Gros Ventre Road within the Grand Teton National Park. The springs originate from a small limestone ridge. There is a river and pond and the only place in the world where Kendall dace are found. These fish grow to about two inches. Their habitat is the spring area and 984 feet of stream. The temperature that day was many degrees below freezing but the warm springs kept the water from freezing.
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holmertz (27216) 2012-03-17 8:04
Your US journey gave you many opportunities for discreet and refined compositions, almost monochrome. The branches and twigs of this tree create a very fine pattern for which the grey sky provides a perfect background. The birds entered the composition at a suitable time, I guess you were waiting for them to reach a perfect spot. The smoke on the water is another fine detail.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-03-17 8:09
un panorama innevato in cui il protagonista è il grande albero spoglio per l'inverno.
Ben inquadrata la scena con il volo di uccelli a dare vita all'immagine,
MJR (3214) 2012-03-17 8:13
ManuMay (33523) 2012-03-17 8:20
Very nice winter mood, finely captured on a very elegant way, birds and tree performing a special atmosphere here, fine colours and misty sensation...I like it very much!
Have a nice day...
mohammad_H (6668) 2012-03-17 8:52
. Viewing angle of the great scenes of snow and birds over a single tree. Beautiful and extremely attractive, and you did it perfect record
lousat (58446) 2012-03-17 9:39
Hi Ann,beautiful winter peinture,simple but very very nice and artistic,great work whit the best details and light balance,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
JFS (32429) 2012-03-17 10:52
Beautiful and romantic winter shot, the steam of the spring gives a magical touch to the image. The birds give a good balance to the shot and the lonely tree too.
Have a good WE!
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-17 11:16
A beautiful winter photo with nice framing by the lonely naked tree. Nice perspective.
Good colors and sharpness with vertical format choice.
rychem (9750) 2012-03-17 11:19
Beautiful classic composition and the birds as a bonus. Nice winter atmosphere and graphism of the single tree, well done
ricochet (9692) 2012-03-17 11:28
A very nice minimalist composition with a subject I particularly enjoy, a beautiful misty and winter atmosphere which gives a lot of charm to your photo. Bravo!
Have a nice WE!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-17 14:31
a beautiful winter atmosphere with very nice composition and details, peaceful and romantic view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
bukitgolfb301 (30401) 2012-03-17 15:19
Hello my dear Ann
Great shot you have gotten! Great white world!
I can perceive the coldness and severeness of European winter very well. A small brizzard makes good atmosphere. Nice comfortable sequare format framework and well composition as usual.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Sunday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
SnapRJW (19188) 2012-03-17 23:17
Hello Ann - The minimal colour palette is very attractive here and works well in the winter landscape. I particularly like the few yellow toned grasses in the FG and well captured fine detail in the tree. The mistiness of the scene is attractive but unfortunately the definition in the rising stream is lost against the sky. I expect this is not the case in the full size version which I would love to see. Take care and warm regards Rosemary
PS. Just to check I looked at the Flikr upload. Far better definition and I prefer that crop.
jjcordier (63074) 2012-03-18 0:34
Jolie composition hivernale par "jour blanc". J'aime "l'escadrille" d'oiseaux qui vient saluer ce bel arbre et l'atmosphère de la photo.
dkmurphys (37419) 2012-03-18 8:10
Very beautiful capture. An artistic shot in a mysterious atmosphere. Well taken, have a nice afternoon.
saxo042 (31862) 2012-03-18 10:21
This is a beautifully simple photo with just a few ingredients; birds, a tree and a brook with steaming water. These items are well composed together here into a very pleasant picture.
m00n (2187) 2012-03-18 12:38
This is an amazing shot, very subtle tones.
Made with great sensitivity and feeling, with great atmosphere ...
to the square of what I consider to be a very brave decision, because the composition to the square is not a simple matter, in my opinion ...
mhm ... really good work, stays in memory!
pozdrawiam z Polski sunny - spring today!
mesutilgim (68620) 2012-03-18 13:47
Very nice wintery scene with this lonesome tree at the center and flying birds above it.
Very good layout and nice framing
TFS and best regards
tyro (13585) 2012-03-18 14:11
A very simple yet effective and striking composition, the solitary tree standing proudly amidst the snow covered land with clouds of water vapour rising behind it.
Lovely soft colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness. A fascinating note too.
bertolucci (13351) 2012-03-18 14:28
Good evening Ann,
A beautiful take on the Kelly Springs. You again controlled the exposure very well under this difficult circumstances - water in its three + one states (liquid, vapour, frozen and dispersed) are clearly distinguisable. And this serves the compo with the narrative tension between the tree and the flock of birds very well.
Have a fine start of the week tomorrow,
bayno (16423) 2012-03-18 19:31
beautiful composition, the majestic tree contrasts beautifully with the light background, I really like the flight of birds, beautiful even the sharp contrast between the snowy and cold landscape and hot water vapor...perfect framing...
Have a good day...
williewhistler (7595) 2012-03-19 5:04
A very nice minimalist composition in a very suitable square format,the feeling of Winter is well captured with the naked tree commanding the scene whilst the birds do add a nice touch for me.
Best regards Les.
wolf38 (28300) 2012-03-19 9:53
Hello Ann. What should we say about this picture - it is beautiful and very atmospheric. Fine composition, good handling of light. Overall, a masterful shot.
atifsaeed (379) 2012-03-19 11:58
all i can say is simple and perfect and with a touch of bird make this picture alive
cavli (1874) 2012-03-20 6:09
Nice capture. birds give very good dynamic. but I think this could be better on BW presentation.
very good informative note.
patdeph (35738) 2012-03-20 12:45
just a lonely tree and a few birds in this large, desertic snowy and misty landscape, this is simple and superb.
ChrisJ (87654) 2012-03-21 19:21
Love the flock of birds at the top. A superb minimalist shot with good graphism of the dark tree against the white snow. Good sharpness & the diagonal stream at left adds dynamism & linear perspective. Tfs!
thebest (3370) 2012-03-21 19:34
This is a beautiful Winter image ' I adore the snow ' makes everything look like a fairytale... well that's my opinion.
I like the bare tree standing alone & the birds flying in just at the right time.
Well done it is very pleasing to the eye.
amaryllis (30381) 2012-03-22 7:20
je vois que dans votre galerie vous appréciez tout comme moi les arbres et le format utilisé pour votre photo est superbe, cette neige , voire du vent, cet arbre solitaire élégant malgré qu'il soit dénudé, un très beau tableau
Cricri (87288) 2012-03-22 11:30
Magnifique cette image, l'arbre isolé sous la neige et la brume au fond, le top avec le groupe d'oiseaux en plein vol, très belle réalisation
kennyblack (4193) 2012-03-24 1:31
Beautiful winter image with all the elements to make it spectacular. very nice contrast of white with the colors of vegetation and a stroke of luck for having captured the flight of birds gives life and warmth to 'image.
A great job, congratulations
A greeting and good wishes for the weekend ... Marino
ourania (13085) 2012-03-24 13:48
this is a lovely, sensitive and elegant photo carefully and marvellously composed and framed to show the solitude of the beautiful tree and the vast snowy landscape. The flock of birds is captured at a perfect position with perfect timing. The tree and the birds make a subtle graphical effect against the white background and atmosphere. Well done and thank you!
All the best,
Robert1969 (6330) 2012-03-25 8:17
This is a picture with a gentle composition.
The picture is lovely modest and looks like
a painting, with many small (and again
modest) details and has a great light management.
joncheever (0) 2012-05-18 19:21
A geeky correction--The Kendall Dace (endangered fish) is not found at Kelly Warm Springs. It's found in Kendall Warm Springs, about 30 miles north of Pinedale.