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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections / Jake’s Printer: Peaceful

“Know that the world of created beings is like pure and clear water, reflecting the attributes of God. “

Rumi

WINGS
GRACE

This week I’ve combined the Weekly Photo Challenge, “Reflections”, with Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post, “Peaceful”.Β  Both challenges offered an opportunity to share some of my favorite moments of stillness.

Here on Kiawah, there are reflections all around us, and for those of us who choose it, there is always a peaceful setting to be found. Our lagoons and marshes attract beautiful birds and do a lovely job of mirroring the nature that surrounds them.

POSING
POSING

“…to hold, as ’twere the mirror, up to nature.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

PAS-DE-DEUX
PAS-DE-DEUX

Herons, egrets, woodstorks, kingfishers, ibis, gulls and many others fish the lagoons with amazing agility and speed. At any given moment, their stillness is absolute as they evaluate the possibilities. At other times, if you are quick enough, you can catch them in action.

FISHING, EGRET-STYLE
FISHING, EGRET-STYLE
ANGELIC
ANGEL WINGS

And here, a shot or two of the peaceful landscapes that attract them.

FALL COLORS, KIAWAH
AUTUMN, KIAWAH ISLAND

“The water flowing in the stream changes many times, but the reflection of the moon and stars in the water remains the same.”

Rumi

LAGOON TWILIGHT
LAGOON TWILIGHT

“There’s something about the water – that solitary, kind of peaceful feeling.”

John C. Reilly

True that πŸ™‚

  1. Grace – Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 70-200 @ 340mm*, f/4.8, 1/1600, ISO 400
  2. Posing – Nikon D/50, Nikkor 70-200mm @340mm, f/4.8, 1/125, ISO 200
  3. Pas-de-Deux – Nikon D/80, Nikkor 70-200mm @340mm*, f/4.8, 1/400, ISO 200
  4. Fishing- Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 70-200mm @ 300mm*, f/5, 1/125, ISO 400
  5. Angel Wings – Nikon D/80, Nikkor 70-200mm @ 340mm*, f/4.8, 1/500, ISO 250
  6. Autumn – Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @82mm, f/9, 1/25, ISO 200
  7. Lagoon Twilight – Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @ 27mm, f/11, 1/25, ISO 200

* Lens extended using Nikon TC-17E

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49 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections / Jake’s Printer: Peaceful Leave a comment

  1. Those are truly spectacular (in a reflective way!) Some of your very best! i noticed you mostly used your 70-200. Did you use your teleconverter or did you use that lens because of the distance or setting or just because you had it on?

    • Hi ML. I meant to add an asterisk for extension on my lens – will do it later. I use that lens whenever I can because the images are so clear-it’s wonderful glass. Also, allows you to shoot close-ups without scaring the birds away. Thanks so much for your compliments!

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