Valley Views: Bog Inhabitant, Florence 

Published: 8/31/2018 5:03:25 PM

Bog Inhabitant

Warner Street, Florence

Photograph and text by Larry Cadorette of Florence  


After building a bog in the backyard of my home in the Bay State section of Florence and waiting three years for the growth of Lotus Plants to finally reach maturity and fill the bog, I have an ecology that presents an opportunity for the close up photographing of flowers, greenery, birds and various insects and amphibians at any time during the 24 hour cycle.  The present photo was captured in mid July under direct and bright morning sun, with a DSLR camera and a short tele macro lens.  Being able to shoot at high resolution, on a tripod, from a foot or less allows the camera to capture highly detailed and contrasty images while controlling and shaping available light.  Often photos are made remotely from a distance so as to allow the bogs inhabitants and visitors to remain undisturbed.  I find night photography in the environment particularly rewarding using remotely triggered lighting.  I especially like this photo for the contrast of large and small within the context of various patterns of light.

Larry Cadorette is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. It is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.




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