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Continuing the series of images caught in the Ecological Reserve Costanera Sur, I present my first panoramic, in this case "The City" from the nature.

The dream takes shape the 5 of June of 1986, by municipal ordinance is created the Park Natural and Zone of Ecological Reserve Costanera Sur.

Their waters are calm and stirred only by the wind and the movements of birds. Ducks, swan coots, grebes and storks, together with insects, toads, and frogs, execute a symphony of sounds that fill the air by day and by night. At the edge of the water, the diferents hues of green of reeds and cattails offer adequate refuge to "coypos" (False otter) and to a large variety of nesting birds.

Between the paths we can discover a sea of colous green, white and sometimes violet.

In this particular type of grassland we find a giant grass called "cortadera" (Pampas
grass) or "cola de zorro" (Fox tails) because of their glittering feathery tops. Many birds such as the "verdones" (finches) "Tordos" (Blackbirds) and Picos de plata "Spectacled tyrants) find food and rest there, as well as a good breeding place.

Field mice live in the lower parts of this green labyrinth, and pass unnoticed except to the hawks and the silent snakes that feed on them. The cortadera brings part of
the Pampas to the Heart of Buenos Aires.

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