Monday, October 25, 2010

Views From the Water's Edge

Below are a series of photographs taken from the water's edge of beautiful Lake Michigan and scenic North Pond in Lincoln Park.


A colorful male Wood Duck wades in the cool waters of North Pond

 
A lone Semipalmated Plover scans the shoreline for tasty treats

 
A Northern Shoveler glides on a reflective pond


One of several Horned Larks seen foraging along the beach


A handsome Peregrine Falcon stands in the shallows of Lake Michigan


A striking Killdeer enjoys a sunny day at Montrose Beach


A stunning Hooded Merganser swims in a sunlit pond


A Black-bellied Plover searches the shoreline for delectable morsels of food


A pretty Dunlin gets doused by Lake Michigan waters ...


and recovers quite nicely


A most beautiful autumn day at North Pond


A diminutive Pied-billed Grebe delights in a morning swim


A tiny Sanderling searches the shoreline for sustenance

28 comments:

capturethesoul said...

Julie..always a treat to see a new post...this one is absolutely stunning! Your first photo of the wood duck is amazing...the depth of color and detail are exquisite!! You have an amazing eye for beauty!!

forestal said...

Your photos each and every one are amazing. I love the peregrine especially. Thanks for sharing these wonders.

dan

BirdGalAlcatraz said...

Julie, your photos are just staggering in their beauty. Every one a gem. I think the beautiful male Wood Duck is the most gorgeous I have seen. All of these are stunning!

Robin said...

Wow! Your images are stunning. Thank you for sharing!

Elijah Goodwin said...

Great post Julie! You managed to get some tight shots of some really great birds.

dAwN said...

Wonderful Julie!!!!!

Kimberley W. said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning photographs. I tried, in vain, to select a favorite but they're all fantastic :)

Cathy Bueti said...

These are amazing!! I especially like the one with the water splashing up around the bird! Wow!

PoetessWug said...

You must have been out there for hours getting these shots!! The birds look like they were just posing in between meals for you! :-) Beautiful, as usual!

holdingmoments said...

Stunning pictures!
The Peregrine and Hooded Merganser are superb.

JRandSue said...

My God,what a fantastic treat,superb photography.
Your Wood Duck image is amazing.
John.

Jen said...

Gorgeous photos! I especially love the Dunlin getting splashed and the Horned Lark!

cindyzlogic said...

Wow!! Awesome photos, Julie! My favorite is the vividly colorful Wood Duck!!

Beverly Everson said...

All are beautiful birds and gorgeous photographs but I especially love the shot of the peregrine falcon!! Great job, Julie!!

Kenny Salazar said...

Dunlin getting doused is my fave. Great shots Julie!

Patricia/Trisketta said...

Julie, I've just spent the loveliest time browsing through your latest posts. Breathtaking and evocative--every image is a work of art. Bravo!! :)

moonlight said...

beautiful.

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Lovin' that Falcon, Merganser and Dunlin, all wonderful as always! Beautiful post.

Lúcia said...

All of them are so beautiful!!!
It's so nice to see these animals free! The photo from the Dunlin is superb!!!!
Congratulations!
Have a nice weekend. :o)

Life Ramblings said...

these are such awesome captures, very colourful and appealing shots. i enjoy these very much. well done. hope you have a wonderful week.

dreamfalcon said...

these photos are so beautiful!
I didn't know the Peregrine Falcon was a water bird ;-)

moonlight said...

My favourite one is the Semipalmated Plover in the shore.

Needful Friends said...

awsome photos, fantastic colours ;O)

Enrique G.A. said...

I have really enjoyed these pictures. It's amazing the texture you've got to water.
Greetings from Spain.

Weekend Cowgirl said...

These bird shots are awesome. Wonderful photography. Wonderful birds!

Mike B. said...

Your photos are incredible. The wood duck shot is good enough for a poster. Thanks for sharing.

Julie G. said...

A very gracious thank you for all the thoughtful comments. Your especially kind words mean so much to me. I am very appreciative.

James said...

Julie,
These are beautiful. All shot near your house?
Keep them coming.

jim