Thursday, March 13, 2014

Humboldt Part Two the Arcata Marsh

Whenever I'm up in Humboldt County in Northern California one of my can't miss places for photography is the the Arcata March located on the northeast corner of Arcata Bay. The marsh is actually a very innovative waste water facility for the city of Arcata using settling and oxidation ponds in conjunction with marsh plants helping to process their waste water. It helps to serve as a great habitat for bird life. I was up and out there before sunrise on Tuesday and I must say it was quite beautiful with the soft light. There were a lot of waterfowl and shorebirds migrating through along with the local birds. I enjoyed a pleasant morning photographing before I met Jay for lunch for a burrito at Carmelos. (I could only eat half). Then I pointed the nose of the pick up southward and drove through the Redwoods homeward. I must say I had a great day photographing shorebirds, Green Wing Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Coots, Sparrows and even a Great Egret eating a fish. God's light and love to all, chris Camera Equipment Used- Canon 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lensand a Canon 10-22 EF-S lens, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a 3055 Ballhead. Camera Settings- AV mode, ISO 400,Shutter speeds and F stops varied.


  1. Thank you so much for your comment, Mary G! I had a wonderful time up there.

  2. My favourite are no. 3 and 5! Beautiful!

  3. I am so glad that you like them, Krzysztof Mikunda. Thank you very much for dropping by for a visit.