Photograph – Urban Egret

Urban Egret

This image, enhanced with artistic filters, captures an Egret hunting for small fish in the shallow, marshes along Back Cove in Portland, Maine. This area is connected to the downtown by the Bayside Trail, a multi-use recreational trail that runs along the Eastern Promenade park area and Back Cove at the north end of the city. This is a great place to bicycle or walk, with attractive residential neighborhoods, several urban parks, and views of the waterfront. The marshes seen here, frequented by shorebirds, are concentrated in the northern area of Back Cove.

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Photograph – Skies

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

Some dramatic skies over our home in Dover, New Hampshire this past weekend, due to hot weather spawning some severe thunderstorms. I took this photo of a double rainbow, which is visible due to double reflection of light inside the raindrops. The secondary rainbow is fainter than the primary one and is usually positioned about 10 degrees above it; note the colors are in reverse order. Wikipedia has more details on rainbows for those with a mind for physics.
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