A photograph from July 2008 when I spent many a warm evening photographing osprey at the Assabet headwaters in Westborough. This photo has something both subtle and amazing every time I see it: the water lily is literally indented into the water with surface tension inconceivably not broken. Considering this is in the middle of a large body of water is a bit of a testament to how still it must have been that evening in July…
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Technical: Canon 1D Mark II, 500mm f/4L IS, 1/1600 second at f/7.1, ISO 400. Handheld from kayak. Processed with Lightroom CC. Minor exposure tweaks: Ev-0.8, whites +28; linear contrast curve with slight tweak to the “darks” part of the curve, masked sharpening.