Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mullens in the Fog

This post is for World Bird Wednesday

We don't get a lot of fog on the Bay but when we do it is a magical place!  However, I have always found it difficult to take photos that catch that magic- until one morning early this week.  The fog was just as thick as other times but it was moving and shifting fast and there were places where the light was shining through.


Where the shafts of light hit an object it looked even brighter than normal because of the contrast.


A Grey Mangrove tree was festooned with white Egrets (Little Egrets I think).

A White-faced Heron flew up in front of me.  It looked as insubstantial as the fog around it.  


Extra:  I showed a photo of two Double-banded Plovers in last week's post. On another trip out to Inskip Point a couple of days ago I saw two Double-banded Plovers getting that band of red across their front which is part of their breeding colors.  It seems a little early to me as south New Zealand (where they breed) is still very cold - and likely to stay that way for a good few weeks yet!


31 comments:

  1. Beautiful images, that fog gives a serreal look to the images. Lovely birds especially that last one.

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  2. You definitely caught the magic this time, Mick, awesome photos!

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  3. All are great, but the first is super. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Those first shots of the water are just gorgeous! The egrets roosting in the lone tree is a very cool shot! Nice work, Mick!

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  5. Great shots. Like the Egrets in the tree.

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  6. beautiful series; I love the reflections as the fog lifted

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  7. Love the fog series, very pretty. Cool capture of the egret tree. And I just love the adorable Plovers. Great captures, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful photos of both the birds and the nature! /Susanne

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  9. Mick you have captured a lovely mood here.

    All great images, but #5 takes some beating mate, brilliant

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  10. Serene place, lovely captures.

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  11. OOOH! I really like the photo of the egret-festooned tree and reflection! Magical!

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  12. Beautiful series of pictures you show. Wishing you a good day :)

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  13. Wonderful shots Mick. You captured the light just at the right moment.

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  14. Wonderful shots - the early morning landsapes (waterscapes?) are great.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  15. Fabulous images. They look cute.

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  16. I love taking photos in the fog - yours are beautiful! And that little bird is so sweet!

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  17. Wow....glorious images. Of the close up photos and the misty distant images.

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  18. AMAZING....really enjoyed this weeks submission!!

    LOVE that misty fog!!

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  19. Oh to find a tree full of egrets! These are beautiful shots!

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  20. Great shots Mick! The Egrets in the Mangrove Tree is just awe inspiring. Of course, those beautiful pics of the Double-banded Plovers are super!

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  21. All so beautiful, just marvelous images and those sweet Plovers, lovely!

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  22. Wonderful misty images...love the light hitting the boat and the last shots of the birds..they are so cute!!

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  23. What beautiful images, Mick! The fog & reflections certainly give an eerie feel. Eerie but beautiful!

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  24. What dreamy shots of the fog and water. Very colorful images of the plover.

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  25. Incredible images and love those little birds! Have a great week!

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  26. Very nice pics ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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