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Hardwood Swamp This is a typical hardwood swamp found in the northeastern US.  I frequently have to muck through these to get where I'm going and find some really cool slime molds and lots of frogs while passing through.   Geotagged,Summer,United States,swamp Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Hardwood Swamp

This is a typical hardwood swamp found in the northeastern US. I frequently have to muck through these to get where I'm going and find some really cool slime molds and lots of frogs while passing through.

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  1. Gorgeous! I don't have the proper gear for mucking through swampy areas! What do you typically wear? Posted 3 months ago
    1. Well. It depends. I have rainboots, which go up to my knee and work the best. I also have hip-waders, which I rarely wear because they are huge on me and are seriously annoying to lug around - unless your main purpose is to peruse mud flats or swamps. Sometimes, I wear just my hiking boots, which gets nasty and is only a last resort. And, on occasion, I go barefoot (if I know the swamp well and am assured that there are no super pokey sticks in there)...Yes, really. It's not a super big deal to me because I grew up wading through swamps barefoot so I didn't ruin my shoes and thus get in trouble ;) Posted 3 months ago
      1. Thanks!!

        And, ughhhhh! Stepping in bodies of water in which I cannot see the bottom creeps me out! I don't see how you do it!
        Posted 3 months ago
        1. Haha! I like the surprise of not knowing. But, it is a bit creepy, especially when the muck is much thicker than anticipated. I have gotten stuck up to my thighs before, which was quite scary. I would never do it in a place with venomous snakes and other dangerous critters. The worst I encounter are leaches. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Oh I do love the wetlands...nice capture. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Greg! I love them too! Posted 3 months ago

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Uploaded Dec 10, 2018. Captured Sep 15, 2018 10:09 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/49s
  • ISO800
  • 34mm