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11-Jul-2004 Raymond D Marlow

Budd Lakes Baby Trout

Budd Lake, Yosemite National park view map

Budd lake in early July
Operation BTS, July 2005)

As I set up for the image, I sorely wanted to edge closer to the precipice of
the ice thaw where the fish were more visible and I felt I could better my
foreground. I quickly nixed the notion however as I could easily see myself
and my gear doing the insta-hypothermia Budd Lake bath upon crashing through
the ice. Deciding on a location that seemed somewhat safe I bracketed off
images while using a ND filter to cut down on the brightness from top to
bottom. The waiting took on a rhythm of its own while watching for the right
amount of baby trout to swim in to the image.

"Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins
because he had achieved so much... the wheel, New York , wars, and
so on, whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the
water having a good time. But conversely the dolphins believed
themselves to be more intelligent than man for precisely the
same reasons."

-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Milan Vogrin24-Mar-2009 16:13
Great scene!
Guest 16-Apr-2008 03:20
Very cool. Great photo
tony_england05-Apr-2008 16:29
Outstanding almost arctic feel to this Don. v
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