Saturday, 3 September 2011

Quiet Reflection

This week seems to have raced by, with several trips into school and planning and prep very much in hand. We did manage a day out on Tuesday though, to Old Moor, an RSPB reserve in South Yorkshire. It was a mostly dry day, but the sun didn't show itself much. The dull day didn't lend itself to detailed photos of birds, but I enjoyed trying to capture a few reflections.
This young heron posed perfectly for us.
A tufted duck...
 clouds reflected in water...
and a great kingfisher perch with no kingfisher, but a couple of ducks in the background!
Finally there was a great crested grebe that was looking at us looking at him.
It was a very peaceful, restful and calming day. I hope to capture a little of this atmosphere in a card soon. Thanks for looking!

7 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

looks like a good day out- wonderful pics ...
Lisa
ps Beth has got Docs in purple too lol.. and lime green and yellow lol.. we have quite a collection now

Carola Bartz said...

Sally, I love these pictures, especially the one of the heron - they have such a special mood and it fits perfectly. Very beautiful.

Lesley said...

Beautiful pics Sally. Enjoy being back at school.

Vicky Hayes said...

Your photos are wonderful Sally, despite being taken in dull conditions. Glad you were able to get a day off!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there Sally you certainly are a dab hand with the camera, such beautiful images and I love the fact that it was cloudy as it lends a beautiful quality to the pictures. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your new school year.

Marie

Cath Wilson said...

Missed this - sorry. Lovely pics - I recognise that kingfisher perch, lol - there are a few of those at my fave nature reserve, often empty since the big freeze, which is sad. You're pretty flipping good with that camera - love the clouds :-)