The Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge is the home to migrating geese, ducks, swans and shorebirds. The flats contain 28,000 acres. There are coastal and freshwater wetlands, tidal sloughs, mudflats, lakes, streams and upland birch forests in the flats. There are trails and steel bridges for families to hike. When I visited the flats in May of 2014 the area was covered with smoke from forest fires. I could not post many images because of the heavy haze until Lightroom CC introduced the dehaze control under the effects panel. A wonder feature.

I used my surveyor tripod to take these images with my Nikon D600 and Nikon 24-120mm f/4 zoom lens. This is a good walk around lens that is wide enough for landscapes and has adequate telephoto power for photographing people. It was a bright day so I was able to use small apertures for depth of field.
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