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Wildlife in Green Venice, Arcais

Wildlife in Green Venice, Arcais
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Poitevin Marsh, Marais Poitevin, Decisive moments, Animals and plants, Sevre Niortaise valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-20 5:34
Viewed: 3356
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 21, 2009
Arçais 790010 79210
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.298 -0.689 5 m

Wildlife in Green Venice, nickname of the Poitevin Marsh, on the territory of the commune of Arçais.

One sight.
Other sight.

Video with Canon Powershot S3IS.

On the canal of "la Taillée", a Common Moorhen at nest.

It often nests on floating supports. The male and the female, remain faithful until the death of one or other. What a good example!
One easily recognizes it with his red nozzle at yellow end.

The sea occupied there is 8000 years all the golf of Pictons.
The 95 000 hectares of the Poitevin Marsh, were built by the marine currents and the alluvia brought by the rivers and rivers. Since the Neolithic era, the resources were exploited there. Salt, fishing, the breeding were developed there until the time Gallo Romaine. With the Middle Ages began great work of draining and installation under the impulse of the abbeys, like the benedictine abbey of Maillezais. They continued in particular under Henri IV and during XIXe century. It was necessary and it is still necessary, to contain the effects of the sea and evacuate surface waters of a marsh often to the lower part of the open seas.
On the whole thousands of kilometers of channels of all sizes, drains, ditches, conches, were dug.

The marshes are divided into two, the desiccated marshes of 47.000 hectares, the wet marshes known as La Venise Verte, Green Venice of 29.000 hectares. 19000 hectares partially desiccated should be added.
Poitevin marsh.

Arçais is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 572 Airçaisiens, distributed on 15 km², that is to say 38 hab./km².

In the middle of the marsh poitevin, the village of Arçais is one of most typical.

My images of Arçais
My images of Marais Poitevin, Poitevin Marsh.

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Bonjour Joël,

Les réflexions sur l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. La végétation cadre bien l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir le nid et la gallinule poule d'eau. La lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Joël,
A good capture of this moorhen almost hidden by the vegetation in his waterside nest. The reflections are a nice bonus.

A foto está linda e me lembra muito imagens de nosso gigantesco Amazonas. Parabéns, abraço

a fine capture here my friend,
a well taken shot, good details, fine format, good one, have a nice day.
regard jaap

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2009-08-20 7:16]

Bonjour Joël

Wonderful framing on the bird atop its nest, with good dof & sharpness. Nice fg reflections in the water. Tfs!

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-08-20 9:16]

Bonjour Joël,

très bonne approche. En règle générale ces animaux sont des effrayées, mais ici il a perçu que tu il voulait seulement enlever une photo. Joli sujet, belle photographie!

Ciao caro Joel,
stupenda e rara immagine di questo uccello d'acqua, ottimo esempio di fedeltà coniugale! La foto è preziosa anche perchè ci sono dei bellissimi funghi (sulla parte destra dell'immagine) che crescono sulla corteccia degli alberi con la forma di un disco, fino a diventare anche loro come il legno.
Eccellente lavoro, bravo!
Ciao, buona serata!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2009-08-20 9:51]

Hello Joël,

elle couve, génail captage animalier, pas facile a réaliser ce genre d'image, mais elle est fantastique cette pourle d'eau dans son nid,

Merci et amitié


Bonsoir Joël,

Très beau cadrage sur cette poule d'eau que tu montres dans le édcor où elle vit et avec lequel elle se confond à l'exceppetion de son bec rouge qui ressort joliment dans l'iamge. Beau boulot d'approche photographique en outre.
Bonne soirée,

Ciao Joel,
ho avuto difficolta a vedere l'uccello, forse perche' dello stesso colore dello sfondo,ed è per questo che ha scelto questo posto per nidificare. una foto molto bella, mi piace questo nido sull'acqua.

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2009-08-21 3:07]

Who would have thought that a hen could make a good photo Joel?
A great one in difficult circumstances.

Hello Joël,
Wonderful shot. Great POV with perfect sharpness, superb colour and details on this nest!
Best wishes,

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-08-21 4:40]

La vraie decouverte est quand on ouvre la photo. Un coin bien mignon et la pure reflexion de ta sensibilite, Joel. C'est beau et grand merci!


Hi Joel,
Very sharp clean clear picture.
A gentle composition. Nice colours.
Great reflections.

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