Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Reflections

This post is part 2 of a series featuring many lovely birds seen while vacationing in Longboat Key, Florida, a beautiful tropical paradise.


An elegant Snowy Egret casts a most resplendent reflection


A striking Great Blue Heron enjoys a beautiful day at the pond


A pretty Snowy Egret shows off its lovely feathers


Two White Ibises preen at the water's edge


A sightly Great Heron wades in the shallows


A Northern Shoveler delights in a morning swim


The stunning reflection of a Mute Swan


The perfect mirror image of a Wood Stork


A delicate Snowy Egret in flight


A most pleasing Tri-colored Heron


The appealing reflection of a Great Heron


The golden reflection of the setting sun shows off the lovely silhouette of a Great Heron

29 comments:

OldSchoolHaiku said...

Wonderful!!

Victoria said...

The photos of the egret in flight are amazing!

I need to get to Florida one day - I've always wanted to see a tri-coloured heron, and a swallow tailed kite!

Janet Hug said...

Julie, thank you for sharing your beautiful photography. These are spectacular images.

BirdGalAlcatraz said...

Oh, Julie, these are so stunning! Thanks for sharing these with us!

capturethesoul said...

Julie, always a JOY to see your Gorgeous Photos!! I Love the theme of reflections you have on this post. Beautiful...as Always! Cathy

dAwN said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love reflections.

PoetessWug said...

I love the reflections of all of the birds in water. Such a wonderful collage!

SLH said...

Wow! Fantastic photos!

JRandSue said...

A magnificent collection of Beautiful Wildlife,on and about the water.
Photography perfection.
John.

Steve Creek said...

They are all Amazing! I really like that last photo.

YsMum said...

Stunning!!

Beverly said...

Wonderful images, Julie! What a thrilling trip you had!!!

A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful images with us. It's going to take me a long time to go through your blog roll of birds lovers.

greggard said...

Spectacular photographs, Julie!

dreamfalcon said...

Great series! I loved Florida for all those birds! You could have called your post "Mirror Birds" ;-)

cindyzlogic said...

Julie, these pictures are spectacular!! You are a fantastic photographer!!

Tricia said...

Hi Julie... some stunning pictures there. I just love reflections in water and that Snowy Egret is just a beauty.

Daniel said...

Your images are stunning; beautifully composed, with thought and experience you captured each subject's behavior as nature intended.

Daniel

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Ninette's Pacific Coast Photos said...

Enjoyed these!

Julie G. said...

Extending a heartfelt thank you for all of your kind words. I appreciate your thoughtful comments greatly.

The Early Birder said...

Sorry Julie I'm a bit late catching up with this post. Absolutely gorgeous photos. Cheers FAB.

John S. Mead said...

Julie, Just discovered your blog and I really appreciate the quality of both your vision and your technical skill. I am looking forward to following your work from here on out. Thanks for sharing your gift!

Harold Stiver said...

A gorgeous series. Well done!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. Your colors really pop!

Hamadryad said...

Lovely pictures - I just love herons and your shots of them are stunning.

Pat Ulrich said...

So many awesome shots -- they are great! I really like the ibises and the wood stork!

Joanna Durczok said...

Beautiful colours and compositions! Great job;)

drmarm said...

Spectacular! Love them all--the preening ibises with the glow of the sun & reflections awesome!

Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

As Wildlife biologists, we can really appreciate a stunning wildlife shot when we see one... You have the gift for sure. Bird photography takes so much patience and we are thrilled we ran across your blog and look forward to following :)