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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dammed Beautiful





If you look closely in the center of this photo you can see a beaver in the water.











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64 comments:

  1. Yes - so very beautiful indeed!

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  2. I love the b & w of the round dam in the center of the photo....justspectacular

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  3. I watched a program the other day on beavers and how scientists are trying to get them to bring back the marsh and wetland. Two beavers can take a small running stream and a year later have a small lake that is thriving. The sad thing is, they do not always survive because they are eaten by predators but it is a work in progress. The scientists believe that beavers are a away to bring back the wetlands that are so vital to our environment.

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  4. Great post for the "himmelske" theme!
    Nice to see!

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  5. Busy, Building, Beavers Borrowing Branches...Beautiful :D
    Your photos are beautiful too ♥

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  6. Clever title or this post, Laura! I have seen a lot of beaver evidence lately, in fact I scared a couple of beavers the other day. They let me know by slapping their tails on water to make huge splashes. :)

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  7. Your nature photos are gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

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  8. SPECTACULAR photos!!!!! What a glorious spot!!!!!! You made my day!!!!

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  9. Great photos of the dam and the reflections in the water.

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  10. The reflections are gorgeous! Have you seen the beavers yet?

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  11. Hello Laura!
    Lovely pictures. You have a wonderful blog.
    I come to you from Mina.
    I send greetings from distant Polish ..
    Always write off the comments ...
    Lucia

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  12. Beavers in the neighbourhood?
    lovely photod.
    All the best.
    Mormor

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  13. Your photos are wonderfu, Laura - we have also got beavers in a big lake where I live.

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  14. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  15. I especially love the title of this blog entry. SO perfect. And your photos fill my eyes, which, as you know, is the greatest compliment I can give.

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  16. Nice pictures. Beautiful reflections, it seems very poetic!

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  17. Great photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  18. LOVE the reflections in the water!
    Looks like the beavers are having a good time. :)

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  19. That post title is so great. :)

    We have a lot of beavers around here, and the boys love the occasional sight of one as we're driving. Wonderful shots, Laura!

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  20. Dammed beautiful indeed Laur. (I love the title, being a sucker for puns!) It's a gorgeous place... that is some serious beaver work there! (I'm glad you got to go outside and take some pictures and hopefully relax a little.)

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  21. Beautiful images, the reflection of the sky in the water is lovely. Bad beaver! Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

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  22. Yes indeed, those photos are dammed beautiful. I'd hire that beaver any time, he/she is doing such great work. Looks like a really interesting place.

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  23. You captured it so well in beautiful photography ~ Mother Nature's art. ^_^

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  24. i love how the beaver's teethmarks on the trunk reminds me of some sculptor trying to convey intense emotion in her chiseling--or, could that be the other way around?

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  25. Terrific captures with reflections and all.

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  26. I like the sculptural tooth marks on the almost felled tree. The sky reflection in so much richer than the sky itself. Love all the architectural building shots.

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  27. What a great catch. Beavers are such interesting creatures.

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  28. Now that is quite a damn! Very busy beavers!

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  29. Thank you for your visiting and comment. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  30. вау! КАКИЕ ЧУДЕСНЫЕ ФОТО!Смотрю и восхищаюсь...

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  31. Great photos of the beaver's work. I am fascinated by beavers.. I like your title too ;-)

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  32. Amazing nature. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. At first I was frustrated that I can't see the beaver but at last I spot it! :D

    Thanks for visiting my page. Happy weekend!

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  34. Beautiful shots and a very clever title. :-)

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  35. Yep, darned beautiful, as you say it. Perfect title and perfect pics...

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  36. beavers are so industrious! Lovely photos!

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  37. Lovely photos again. Great to see the beaver so busy 'beavering away'

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  38. What awesome reflections in both color and black and white...and those beavers. Boy, can they destroy the trees from around a lake. They are fearless. Would hate to have a run-in with their teeth. OUCH! Wonderful series. genie

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  39. Heips,
    I love your reflections.
    Regards from Finland
    Orvokki

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  40. Wonderful b&w shots, Laura!
    Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  41. Great pictures of nature in different color dresses :)
    http://lundcityphoto.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/weekly-photo-challenge-up/

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  42. Beautiful images! I love the reflections.

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  43. Lovely skies, Laura:) and other great captures:)
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/04/moods-rishikesh-in-himalayas.html

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  44. Beautiful captures . Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  45. Great photos !!!
    I would also like to see a beaver at work (they do not live here, unfortunately.)

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  46. Thank you for this fabulous walk through incredible and beautiful lanscapes!
    Thank you also for joining my blog, you're welcome!
    i'm sending caresses for Ellie.

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  47. I've seen beaver dams before but this one is the biggest one I have ever seen.

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  48. Great mix of colour and black and white in this.

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  49. Wow! Just wow! I saw the beaver in the middle of that one photo. Imagine all that work they do. Mother Nature has given them one fine set of teeth, and a really smart brain to move the wood to the right place. Animals are so much smarter than we give them credit for. In my house, my macaw is smarter than my dog. My dog is smarter than me. Uh huh!

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  50. wonderful shots - great perspectives, and superb reflections...enlarging the pics made them even better!

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  51. Such creativity, productivity and destruction all at once. Amazing to see what beavers can do.

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  52. Quite beautiful!
    (But the beaver dam reminds me of the story of the EPA prosecuting a farmer for having an unauthorized dam on his property - and it was a dam built by a beaver!)

    «Louis» thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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  53. Hi! Beautiful photos. And I had complexed feelings.
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  54. So crisp and clear. Beautiful reflections and images!

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  55. Wow! You have a beaver dam in your neighborhood? How cool is that?

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  56. Great photos...I loved seeing all the steps and phases of the beavers' efforts. Amazing!

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  57. Great collection of photos here, congrats!

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