Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Reflections -- You Tell Me

Marbled Godwith (I think).
Somebody please correct me, if I'm worng.


Weekend Reflections by other photographers at Newtown Area Photo.


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64 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Birds.
Sorry, that's all I know! Cool photo.

Sarah said...

Amazing!!! This is something that would look great blown up and hanging in a house.

becca said...

what a simple but beautiful picture

Oilfield Trash said...

That is a beautiful picture.

baygirl32 said...

don't know what they are, but the look nice!

Japy said...

Wonderful photo. Greetings.

Bossy Betty said...

I have no idea, but I have a feeling somebody somewhere is going to have a British Romance novel with a character by that name!

Lovely picture, Patrick. Happy weekend to you!

Arlee Bird said...

don't know what they are but it's a serene beach picture in light of all the tsunami news that we're hearing this morning.

Lee
Tossing It Out

MacDougal Street Baby said...

I really like this shot and, yes, it would be stunning blown up.

EG Wow said...

I love their long legs and how they can still bend to reach the water.

Pat Tillett said...

Alex - Me too! thanks!

Sarah - thanks Sarah! They posed for me.

becca - Nothing special, I just liked the way the were standing there.

Oilfield Trash - Thanks so much!

baygirl - That makes two of us! Thanks...

Japy - Thanks so much!

Bossy Betty - That's funny! Probably true also... Thanks!

Arlee - Thanks! Yes, much bad news. We're getting some reports from my wife's family (she's Japanese).

Miss Becky said...

some kind of bird with a very long beak. but I love the photo. have a great weekend Pat!

Sylvia K said...

I have no idea, but I do love your capture, Pat! What perfect reflections and such cute, hungry little buggers they are. I love it! Hope you -- and them, have a fun weekend!

Sylvia

Pat Tillett said...

MacDougal - thanks so much! gotta love seabirds!

EG Wow - They are pretty interesting to watch. thanks!

Miss Becky - That's all I know! thanks, you have a good weekend also...

Shrinky said...

Awww, how lovely - and who cares what they are named? They never answer to it when called, anyway!

James said...

I love reflection photos like this one. I also love watching those little birds run around. I'm terrible with bird names so all birds like these are sandpipers to me. :)

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous photo, Pat. Have a great weekend.

'Tsuki said...

Aha ! These are NOT marbled Godwits, but they are "des barges marbrées" !!!

Okay, this is the poorest joke of the weekend, i'm sorry, but I couldn't resist ("Barge marbrée" is the french translation for this type of Godwit... ;D).

Nice picture, and nice reflection, anyway...

Pat Tillett said...

Sylvia - thanks so much! Have yourself a nice weekend also. I'm glued to CNN...

Shrinky - that is so true! Thanks!

James - Me too! They are pretty cure flitting in and out of the surf.

Talli - Thanks Talli! You have one also!

'Tsuki - Oh, that's funny! I'd never even heard of a Godwit until I took this photo!

Brian said...

That's a beautiful snack time! Oh, for them...not me!

Lovkyně said...

i just saw some birds like this for the first time yesterday and took pictures of them ^_^

Tracy said...

Pat,
What a beautiful picture...I love the reflection in the water. I can't help you with the type of bird, but they are really cool; love their legs :) whew, whew...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I googled the name you suggested and it does look like them. Whatever type of shore bird you have captured, this is a great balanced photo and fabulous reflection!

Bises,
Genie

Malyss said...

A double-double reflection! lovely!

Meri said...

There's something tender in the way they're mirroring each other and in the way they're reflected back.

Belle said...

I think I found it in my bird book. If I am right, it is a Marbled Godwit.
Beautiful photograph!

joo said...

It's an awesome photo!
have a great weekend:)
j.

Dorian Susan said...

Couldn't correct you if I wanted to, but can tell you this is a lovely catch. So pretty.

Francisca said...

The only thing I can offer, my friend, is a compliment on your image: very nice, especially enlarged to the fullest. :-)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love the reflection- great shot! Have a good weekend Pat.

ρομπερτ said...

how fragile they look.

please have a good weekend.


daily athens

Chuck said...

I want to know what they are going to do with the clams once they find them.

Marlene said...

How far away did you have to be to capture them in a photo? Everytime I get anywhere near enough a bird, it flies off!! Sheesh, like I'm gonna eat it or something. NOT!

Genie said...

I wish I could help you but I am brain dead when it comes to the names of plants and animals. That is why I was a 6th grade English teacher. I can tell you this shot is a beauty. The reflections of the “water fowl” are lovely. I like the name Marbled Godwit so hope it is that. Whenever you can capture a two for one or a three of one, you have really hit the jackpot. Guess you are pretty rich tonight. Wonderful shot!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool photo! :-)

Regina said...

Beautiful reflections and capture
Happy weekend.
R e g i n a

Sally in WA said...

I find it amazing how deep they can go with those long slender bills.

faye said...

Great capture.. reflection and the
birds... Godwits for sure.

Edie B. Kuhl said...

That's my new nickname for myself. Great shot.

Dawn said...

Uhhhh...birds with very long
leg-limbs?
Nice capture...whatever they are;)
Have a great weekend Pat!

Carolyn Ford said...

I don't know bird names worth beans! But, I do know I love watching these guys scurry in the wet sand doing what sea birds do...cute little critters, they are!

tapirgal said...

Nice photo and reflections. I probably would have called them sandpipers, but birds are not my strong suit. I'm just learning. . . .

Cezar and Léia said...

They are beautiful, great shot!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

DawnTreader said...

Not a bird expert I'm afraid - but good shot!

snowwhite said...

Pat, thank you for your concern.

Two birds and reflections look like delicate and fragile artworks! Beautiful shots.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful reflections Patrick.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

Sharon Wagner said...

They look like Sand pipers to me. I think I may have to go back to the beach to investigate. I wish.

Rita said...

Sorry, do not know the species but I photographed some of the same at Del Mar last time I was in Ca.

Your wonderful photo reminds me of that trip and how much I would love to be able to go back again soon.

Warren Zoell said...

We see Marbled Godwit's hanging around here in the summer.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pat .. the photo is brilliant .. marbled Godwith ..

I hope all is well with your family in Japan .. with thoughts - Hilary

Baby Sister said...

How serene. :)

ruma said...

I deeply thank for your warm heart and thoughts...

From Japan, ruma

Sérgio Pontes said...

I like that photo

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's beautiful. It's as if they were posing just for you.
xoRobyn

John McElveen said...

Sometimes you just piss me off! LOL
Great pics as always!!!!

J

Jayne said...

Their reflections make them look like different birds, squatter, plumper - and then you look up amd see their elegance. Lovely pic!

stardust said...

Their pose, reflections, water, or color tone, all are simply but beautifully represented . This has a soothing effect on me.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Wow!
Exquisite!!
Love it!

Happy Sunday!
Betty

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

...and hey Pat, I've proudly added your lovely blog to my Blog Roll!

Betty

JM said...

This is such a beautiful image! Great capture.

Rekha said...

A delicate and lovely capture...a photo frame....

Cheeseboy said...

Amazing Patrick.

Owen said...

Straight-beaked Bent-Leg Beachcomber, no ?

(sorry)(I have no clue)

Beautiful photo though, and I hope they are finding plenty of good things to nibble there... I know it's just the perspective, but it does look like one is picking the other one's brains...

Icy BC said...

This is such a beautiful image to see, Pat!