E.J.Wilkins

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Lymington Reedbeds

This shot was taken from the bridge that crosses the Lymington River, it shows the reedbeds which cover an area of approximately 80 acres (32 hectares) making them the largest reedbed in the South of England.

The area, managed by Hampshire Wildlife Trust, has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and it's claimed that there are now otters in residence. The "Otters Crossing" sign on the bridge is the only one in this part of the UK.

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Lymington Reedbeds

This shot was taken from the bridge that crosses the Lymington River, it shows the reedbeds which cover an area of approximately 80 acres (32 hectares) making them the largest reedbed in the South of England.

The area, managed by Hampshire Wildlife Trust, has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and it's claimed that there are now otters in residence. The "Otters Crossing" sign on the bridge is the only one in this part of the UK.

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comments (26)

  • Mia
  • United States
  • 31 Oct 2006, 00:29
Do you take a boat into these reedbeds? Very serene shot, love the cool colours and the sharpness.
EJWilkins: Hi Mia, I don't think you can .. at least I've never seen anybody there in a boat of any sort. It's very difficult to get 'at' the river because of the way the banks/riverside are managed.
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2006, 00:40
Are these beds farmed for roofing? I was right about you, you do have an eye for the moment.
EJWilkins: Hi Johnny. I don't think they're 'farmed', I think they are mostly left as they are, although I have seen the after effects of them being trimmed back only once or twice. They also cut them back to keep the watercourse clear. Glad you like the picture, I was lucky with the seagull! wink
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 31 Oct 2006, 00:49
great shot ellie. did you try a mono with this one.
EJWilkins: Aaargh, I never ever think of mono until somebody suggests it! I'll have to have a go and see what it looks like, thanks for the idea Nev.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 31 Oct 2006, 01:40
Wow, wow, wow, amazing amazing capture. Just love the clarity and senerity of the image. Beautiful colours

Suby
EJWilkins: I'm really pleased you like it Suby, it's a lovely place
very very nice. Lovely colours and clarity.
EJWilkins: Thanks for dropping by Polarbear, I'm glad you like the picture.
This looks very natural, not over photoshoped. Good work!
EJWilkins: Thanks Dotun, no, it hasn't had much done to it. I haven't used Photoshop 'for real' yet either. wink
wow! vraiment une très belle photo.
I love that kind of picture. nature is quiet and relaxing.
very good picture
EJWilkins: Thank you very much for your comment, I appreciate you dropping by to say something smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Oct 2006, 07:22
Serene is the word. The reedbeds look soft. the exclamation is the lone bird flying accross the water. Very nice.
EJWilkins: Oh Louis, I was sooo lucky that the seagull appeared when it did, and even luckier it was in 'that' spot when I pressed the shutter.
Nice clarity
EJWilkins: Thanks Daniel smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Oct 2006, 13:42
very nice capture
EJWilkins: Thanks Chantal
  • Sidak
  • India
  • 31 Oct 2006, 14:41
lovely ellie

i love the lone bird flying and the curving path of the river amongst the weeds.
great capture
EJWilkins: Thanks Sidak, this is the view from the road. I'm lucky it is such a good viewpoint. The seagull was pure chance.
  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2006, 15:52
Just imagine a bride and groom in this picture how beautiful will that be. Well done.
EJWilkins: It would be beautiful, yes, but I think they might get muddy ;-) Thanks Atunbi
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2006, 16:58
This is lovely Ellie, its very serene
EJWilkins: Thanks for dropping by to leave a comment Sola smile
  • Dafredo
  • France
  • 31 Oct 2006, 17:18
looks so peaceful really great I like the bird, it was a good move to tell it to come at this precise moment!
EJWilkins: I've got them well trained tongue ... no seriously, it was a very lucky thing for me that the bird happened to come along at just the right time.
  • Wirld
  • South Africa
  • 31 Oct 2006, 17:57
Awesome Ellie. To my mind (and compositional eye) the seagull really adds to the image!
EJWilkins: I think it does, and I was very lucky. This was the best of the shots I took and because of the seagull. ... Serendipity?
Very beautiful indeed Ellie. The wildlife there must be amazing. I totally agree with Louis about the lone seagull. Magnificent. Cheers, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thank you Neil, I'm going to have to try to get 'in there' some time to see if I can see any creatures, and manage to get some photos too. The seagull was pure luck.
A very beautiful country landscape... and a lovely capture too.
EJWilkins: Thank you so much Florence, I'm grateful for your comment.
  • Eileen
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2006, 19:12
Beautiful picture - I love the bird too!
EJWilkins: Thanks Eileen, I'm really pleased you like it.
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2006, 19:18
Well spotted Ellie, nice timing too smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Chris, it was one of those very lucky shots. smile
Everything seems perfect: the colours, the lighting, the whole scene. Well done.
Everything seems perfect: the colours, the lighting, the whole scene. Well done.
Everything seems perfect: the colours, the lighting, the whole scene. Well done.
EJWilkins: Thank you David, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog smile I'm glad you like the shot.
  • sparklite
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 31 Oct 2006, 22:57
The bird in the foreground really works for me here. I can only imagine how amazing this shot must look full-screen or on a big print! smile lovely.
EJWilkins: I'm going to have to print this one to see what it looks like, it's one of my favourites. The bird was pure luck, and makes it better than otherwise. Thanks Sparklite. smile
As sparklite said above, I think would make a fabulous print.
It is so natural and the color so soothing smile
Nice shot, Ellie!
EJWilkins: Thanks, I think I will print this one and see how it turns out. smile
  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 1 Nov 2006, 09:54
Beautiful scenery. smile
EJWilkins: Hi Tetsu, I'm glad you like the view.
Gorgeous photo, Ellie. Beautiful textures and strong composition. I love the bird flying towards the reeds.

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