Really nice photos Robin! I love how there is fog on the right side of the dam/berm/?, and none on the left side.
Love the forth one, he looks like he's got his eye on you
All lovely! This is the persistent beauty that gives us strength when we see the destruction our species is responsible for.That first photo is striking. It contains an S-curve, which keeps the eye exploring the image. Besides, I love the different shades of green!The third photo's cute, with the little independent bird saying, "I'm going to face THIS way!"Who isn't touched by the site of a pair of doves? Who doesn't smile to see a hawk's head feathers ruffled by the breeze? And who doesn't wish he or she were walking with you on that fog-sided road?
Very nice photos. I think the first one is my favorite. There's something very peaceful about it.
I like birds, but the first one and the last pictures here are fantastic. The last one ought to be blown up as big as it will go and stuck on my wall.
Pat-- The right side of the photo is Arcata Bay, and the left is Klopp Lake at the marsh. I loved the yin/yang of the moment.Bill-- That Red-tailed hawk definitely had its eye on something, it didn't move at all.CCorax-- That first photo is one of the larger ponds at the marsh. It is covered in duck weed. It usually has hundreds of dabblers and divers in it, but lately it's been quiet there. Glad you liked these photos. It's been quite beautiful out the marsh with the fog wisping off the muddy flats and the blue skies beyond.Sharon-- We love walking past that pond. It's full of so much life.Nasreen-- So glad you like these photos. If you would like a larger format of that last photo, let me know. I'd be happy to email it to you. I reduce the size when I post it on blogger. The original is 25.6"x 19.2" and 180 megapixels.
Every one nice!
Paul-- Thank you! So glad you liked them.
My favorite is your photo with the levee separating Arcata Bay from Klopp Lake. Just like being there. After going to Google Maps, I see exactly where it is. Not at all far from downtown Arcata. Such extraordinary and accessible beauty!
I loved all the photographs but especially the calm water reflections. The hawk looks a bit put out. And I don't even like doves but the picture is still beautiful.
am-- The marsh is really close to downtown. We are always delighted by how many people we see there whenever we go. NCmountainwoman-- The hawk was hunting very intently. We saw people walking under these branches, and that hawk did not move at all. I liked see the doves land in the tree right above us. Glad you liked these pics!
I love the picture of that bird of prey - what kind of bird is it? I wish you a pleasant weekend!!
Optimistic Existentialist-- It's a Red-shouldered hawk. It was hunting quite intently and didn't budge even when people walked by under the branches. Thank you for the good wishes, same to you!
That top one is exquisite. Looks like you could walk on it (it's water,isn't it?)
Phil-- It is water, and it's covered in duckweed. It was beautiful in the sunlight. Really glad you liked the photo. Thank you.