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Posts tagged “Clay Gully

Clay Gully Enchantment


February 20, 2018

If you follow Clay Gully (a tributary of the Myakka River) to one of its tributaries, you come to this place. The close understory that you’ve brushed against all along the path suddenly disappears, and the stream becomes narrower and narrower until spreads out in great pools under towering live oaks. It was too early to see the blue flag irises (Iris virginica) flowering, but their foliage was reaching out from the water earlier this month.


Palm Leaves in Myakka River State Park 3


February 16, 2018


Palm Leaves in Myakka River State Park 2


February 15, 2018


Palm Leaves in Myakka River State Park 1


February 14, 2018

This sabal palm leaf was floating in the water of Clay Gully, a tributary of the Myakka River. A polarizing filter on the camera lens and a little tweaking with Color Efex Pro in processing darkened the water and added to the leaf’s glow, which was substantial enough in the first place to draw attention.


Clay Gully Origin—30


January 17, 2016

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Clay Gully Origin—29


January 16, 2016

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Clay Gully Origin—28


January 15, 2016

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Clay Gully Origin—27


January 14, 2016

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January 13, 2016

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Clay Gully Origin—25

January 12, 2016

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