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Water Water Everywhere

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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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #24: Ripples and Reflections

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #24.

This is a photo about the ripples and reflections on the water, the immature Double-crested Cormorant is just there to provide a sense of scale. Photographed on the Saugeen River, Bruce County, Ontario.

Water Water Everywhere #24: Ripples and 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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Water Water Everywhere

Sometimes it’s just about the Water

It’s not always about the bird, sometimes the bird is just there to provide a focal point or a sense of scale to the ripples and reflections on the water.

A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #14 Photo Challenge.

 

Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge

A male Common Pochard rests amongst some interesting ripples and reflections on the water.

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Water Water Everywhere

Ripples and Reflections

This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #11.

I had been standing on the dock in Colpoy’s Bay photographing the sunrise when I turned around and saw the reflection of the tree being distorted by the ripples.

Water Water Everywhere #11

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Throwback Thursday

Frozen Slough at Sunrise

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

It was the pattern of snow on the ice of the frozen slough that caught my eye and the way it was reflecting the clouds in the frozen surface. I didn’t notice the weak sun pillar until I was editing a scan of the shot years later.

A frozen slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday: 2nd January 2020

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Monthly Squares Weekly Photo Challenge

January Squares: First-light

This is my day one contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

January’s prompt is words ending in light so here’s the first light of day and my first cheat using a hyphen. The sun rising over White Cloud Island in the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

January Squares: First Light