Reflecting Birds on a Foggy Morning

 

Arriving at the 10,000 Islands NWR early one morning this past March, the rising sun was just beginning to burn off a light fog.

I hurried to my favorite location to see what I might find in the shallow pools between the mangroves.

I couldn’t believe the spectacular sight….

 

Reflecting Birds on a Foggy Morning

 

In just a few minutes, the fog disappeared.Β  The bright sun aroused the birds; and just as quickly, they left, off to find their breakfast and begin their day.

 

 

47 thoughts on “Reflecting Birds on a Foggy Morning

    • Thank you, Ted! You know exactly what my brain was doing, trying to take in the big picture and figure point where? Where?? πŸ˜… This was my last visit to this refuge before we left Florida. It took me three months to score fog and lots of birds, so no it does not happen often!

  1. Great captures Donna. I especially like the pano (or pano-like cropped?) shot. The soft, diffuse lighting conveys a sense of serenity and an ethereal-like quality. It should remind all of us nature photographers that photography is always about the light!

  2. OMG. Those are stunning! They look like paintings (think Rembrandt, not Monet) or postcards. I’m tellin’ ya…NatGeo…BBC… Richard Attenborough would love your work.

  3. You captured the scenes right on time! Great job, my friend. Artistic composition at best. πŸ™‚ πŸ‘

  4. These photos are absolutely beautiful…… Not a ripple in the water. *Thank you, Susan*

    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:06 AM Photos by Donna wrote:

    > bayphotosbydonna posted: ” Arriving at the 10,000 Islands NWR early one > morning this past March, the rising sun was just beginning to burn off a > light fog. I hurried to my favorite location to see what I might find in > the shallow pools between the mangroves. I couldn’t belie” >

    • Thank you, Ellen! I was so glad I didn’t hit the snooze button. It was awesome and exciting, I know I was trying to be calm to be steady for the shots. Wasn’t easy! lol

  5. How beautiful and serene are those captures Donna, they are special moments when the water is so still. I had a similar one yesterday with a small flock of Royal Spoonbills.

    • Thank you, Ashley! It was so quiet too, the birds were all still hunkered in, just waiting for the clearing. It was quite special. Looking forward to your similar moment with your Royal Spoonbills!

  6. Beautiful! Hard to choose, but I think 7901 was the favorite followed closely by 7900. (Tried to comment at the individual shot, but it didn’t seem to take?)

    • Thank you, Gunta! It was a beautiful scene, and the birds were most cooperative. I just had to shoot and see what compositions I ended up with, was so worried someone was going to come up on me and scare all the birds away. πŸ™‚

  7. Just beautiful Donna! The reflections are so crisp and the fog really gives these shots an otherworldly feel. Love these!

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