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Weekly Photo Challenge

WWE #30: Golden Reflections

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #30 Photo Challenge.

These are two summer plumage Horned Grebe on a farm pool in Saskatchewan, Canada. The golden reflections on the water aren’t from a sunset, the photo was taken in the afternoon.

Behind the pool is a weathered wooden corral fence and a large stack of weathered straw bales. Because I was lying in the mud at the edge of the water getting down to eye level with the birds the fence and bales are being reflected in the water.

I should also explain that the Horned Grebe of North America is a subspecies of the bird known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.

 

Water Water Everywhere #30: Golden Reflections

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections.

I was considering my post early on Sunday morning when I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise photographing the colour reflected in the bay. The first two reflections that came to mind were both from Saskatchewan in the late 1990s so I decided to add a third photo from around the village of Punnichy.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections

A sunrise partially reflected in the ice on a frozen slough near Punnichy.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections

A Horned Grebe amongst reflections of weathered straw bales near Punnichy.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections

Autumn colour partially reflected in a slough near Punnichy.

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Deception

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Deception.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the bird species that I have photographed when they’re deceiving the photographer by appearing to be resting or napping. They’re usually keeping at least a partially open eye on the photographer.

A Horned Grebe napping on a farm pond near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. Known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.

Known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.

 

A napping Bewick’s Swan at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England.

Bewick's Swan napping.

 

A male Common Pochard resting on Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.

Common Pochard napping.

 

A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

having a nap

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Monthly Squares

July Squares: Blue Water, Horned Grebe.

A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue challenge.

A breeding plumage Horned Grebe on blue water (a farm pond) in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Horned Grebe is known as the Slavonian Grebe in the U.K.

July Squares: Horned Grebe, Blue Water.