Lying between Flintshire in north Wales and the Wirral peninsula in the north west of England, the Dee estuary salt marshes are a fine example of an increasingly rare ecosystem. They attract all sorts of bird life, both permanent residents and seasonal visitors, as well as providing a home for many smaller creatures.

The tides make a huge difference to the landscape of the Dee, and especially the extra high ones. On 2nd February 2014 there was a perigean spring tide, a rare tide, high enough to flood the vast majority of the salt marsh.

This short film uses timelapse photography to show the estuary disappearing under the waves, and looks briefly at how these tides effect the local wildlife, as well as the marsh grasses themselves.

wirral.gov.uk/my-services/find-us/parks/wirral-country-park
rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/d/dee-burtonmerewetlands/
deeestuary.co.uk

The film was produced using Nikon and Canon stills cameras for the timelapse sequences, and a combination of Red Epic MX and Magic Lantern Raw (crop mode) on a Canon 5D mkII for the rest.

forum.timescapes.org
magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5533.0
eu.red.com

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