“Know that the world of created beings is like pure and clear water, reflecting the attributes of God. “
This week I’ve combined the Weekly Photo Challenge, “Reflections”, with Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post, “Peaceful”. 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.
“…to hold, as ’twere the mirror, up to nature.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
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.
And here, a shot or two of the peaceful landscapes that attract them.
“The water flowing in the stream changes many times, but the reflection of the moon and stars in the water remains the same.”
“There’s something about the water – that solitary, kind of peaceful feeling.”
John C. Reilly
True that 🙂
- Grace – Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 70-200 @ 340mm*, f/4.8, 1/1600, ISO 400
- Posing – Nikon D/50, Nikkor 70-200mm @340mm, f/4.8, 1/125, ISO 200
- Pas-de-Deux – Nikon D/80, Nikkor 70-200mm @340mm*, f/4.8, 1/400, ISO 200
- Fishing- Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 70-200mm @ 300mm*, f/5, 1/125, ISO 400
- Angel Wings – Nikon D/80, Nikkor 70-200mm @ 340mm*, f/4.8, 1/500, ISO 250
- Autumn – Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @82mm, f/9, 1/25, ISO 200
- Lagoon Twilight – Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @ 27mm, f/11, 1/25, ISO 200
* Lens extended using Nikon TC-17E