Saturday, April 18, 2009

Two-headed Lake Monster


Two-headed Lake Monster?
Not quite!

This Pied-billed Grebe sat quietly in the shallows as I passed nearby with my boat this morning. As I came near the bird sank out of sight below the calm water with barely a ripple to indicate that it had ever been there.

This morning was an outstanding morning of waterfowl photography. Species photographed included; Horned Grebes, Osprey, Mallard, Bufflehead, Red-head Duck, Loon, Gulls, and Canada Geese.

Fishing was good also and I returned with a nice catch of Bluegills destined for the frying pan.

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21 comments:

Yen said...

Very cool reflection! Nice shot:)

Jedediah said...

Beautiful shot!

imac said...

A day to be proud of Salty.
A day of great catches.


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Steve B said...

Nice shot! I don't get these calm waters on Gloucester Harbor.

Chris said...

HI,
This is a fantastic shot coy!! Well done, I love it, the reflection is perfect and the fact that the bird was looking at you gives a plus to the picture!!

The Early Birder said...

Excellent mirror image - Could be the "Loch Ness Monster"!

Happy Days said...

It is rather a querky photo! He does look monstery and creepy...all hidden away in the tall grass!You angled that just perfect!!...debbie

Montanagirl said...

Salty, that's a great "capture". It looks like a smiling two-headed snake! Good job. I took my 100-400 lens out again and have been using it. I posted a Meadowlark photo that came out tack sharp. Sometimes I just don't know. If I'm too far away from my subject, then not so good results.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Perfect reflection,crating a unique look.
Blessings,Ruth

Michele said...

Oh my, I adore the reflection, would make a wonderful jigsaw puzzle. You had caught him just at the right moment in the right position! A beautiful capture indeed!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness...that is one of the cutest photos of a Pied-billed Grebe I've ever seen! I've never been lucky enough for a head-on shot like that!

floreta said...

don't think i've ever seen this critter! nice.

Louise said...

This makes me smile. I also love the osprey in the previous post.

Karen said...

Very cool photo. That water is like glass..

lv2scpbk said...

Nice reflection.

Amy said...

Wow what a great shot.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Good one.

Leedra said...

LOL! This reflection is great!

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Old Wom Tigley said...

Sounds like a perfect day Salty.

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! I want some monsters like that in my ponds!!! hehehe Great capture - the reflection is so cool.

Manz said...

Love it!

It sounds like a morning that you will remember. All you'll need to do is take a look at some photos to open the memory flood-gates. I love how photos have the power to do that.