Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids

Liquid turning into solid at sunrise as waves form icicles on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids

A Common Swift feeding on insects over the surface of Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. This is a young bird by the brown body. It was one of around a dozen birds feeding over the water surface.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids

Half a cup of coffee. This is the third version of half a cup of coffee I have used in blog posts using two different cups of coffee and three different lenses. This version was photographed with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids

A Ring-billed Gull feeding in the surf on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. The Ring-billed Gulls will often feed in the surf, either standing on shoreline or patrolling up and down watching for anything edible that gets washed up.

 

Icicles in the snow.

Spotted on a walk last Tuesday afternoon. It had been sunny most of the day until I had a chance to go for a walk with the camera when it started clouding over.

I think that the snow had got warm enough in the sun to start thawing and then the water was freezing as it ran down to the tips of the branches. I don’t know why the tips of a couple of the icicles are crooked.

Icicles on the tips.

Splish, splash revisited.

Week 9 of my 52 week photo project was titled Splish, splash and showed icicles being formed by the waves breaking on the shoreline at Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario.

I was originally considering the photo below but went with a tighter view of the icicles and a wave breaking.

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This photo shows the tripod set up on the shoreline. By the time I was ready to pack up the equipment the lower legs were icing up and the leg closest to the water was frozen to the stones it was standing on. I only slipped on the stones once, I was more careful after that.

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Week 9. Splish, splash.

Week 8 was ice on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. A week later and almost all the ice has either thawed or been blown out of the bay by the wind. I went down to Colpoy’s Bay and discovered that the waves were breaking on the shoreline and forming icicles on a section. By the time I had finished photographing the action the tripod leg closest to the water was coated with ice and frozen to the stones it was standing on.

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