Thursday, February 18, 2021

Placid lake on a foggy morning

On a still and very humid morning, fog accumulated over the lake as predicted. It peaked just around sunrise, before lifting as the sun's rays penetrated and heated the surface of the water. 

A Great Egret descended, white feathers against white fog,...

...mirrored on the surface:

A Wood Stork arrived...

...and joined the egret:


With bubble-gum pink feet, the stork stirs the water to frighten fish into its beak:


A Mottled Duck looked on...

...and provided my favorite shot of the morning:

Another egret waded in the foggy wet prairie:

A female Belted Kingfisher perched at the edge of the prairie:

A pair of Pied-billed Grebes carved a wake on the lake's surface:

Before sunrise, the Wood Stork and Great Egret punctuated the landscape:


The Pine Bank was shrouded in fog as sunlight illuminated the foreground:

Moments later, rays of the sun reached the shore of the Pine Bank

Over the wetlands along the canal, fog persisted after sunrise:

There was no fog to spoil our view of the sunrise from our back yard on February 16th: 


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Linking to:

Nature Thursday

Skywatch Friday

Weekend Reflections

Saturday's Critters

BirdD'Pot

Camera Critters

All Seasons

Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday)

Natasha Musing

Our World Tuesday

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Please visit the links to all these posts to see some excellent photos on display
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23 comments:

  1. I am particularly excited about the wonderful Reflections photos! Thank you for linking again. The view from the backyard is also gigantic
    Best regards

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  2. Love the Egret/Fog shots as well as the reflections..Superior!! Your favorite is perfect..I also love the narration that goes along with the pictures..What a wonderful view you have..Thanks for sharing..

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  3. Good afternoon Mr. Kenneth.
    What a blessed land where you live. So many natural beauties.
    Thank you for letting us know these wonders with your photos.
    A hug.

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  4. I think my favorite photos are the ones capturing the birds reflected in the still waters. Very pretty shots!

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  5. You surpassed yourself with your photos today. That one with egret landing, complete with reflections is spectacular!!

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  6. Your photography today is exquisite - the beautiful birds, wetlands, and the unbelievable sunsets

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  7. Wow! What a beautiful life you have with nature.

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  8. Ah great pictures! And loved the post

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  9. Gorgeous photos. i love the morning clouds. It is great to see beauty with no snow.

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  10. Greetings and Salutations! My favorite was the image taken from your backyard. Home sweet home.

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  11. The egret is so graceful for such a large shore bird (not sure if that's the correct term) Kenneth. I also enjoy the smaller snowy egret. How nice to be able to get those great sunrise and sunset photos from your backyard as well.

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  12. Beautiful shots. I have a bigger appreciation of bird photography now since I was trying some. I'm also a fan of the landscape shots!

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  13. Hello Ken,
    Your reflection photos are all just beautiful. Lovely captures of the Great Egret and Wood Stork and the Mottled Duck. The sky is gorgeous. Lovely series of photos. Happy Birding! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  14. How beautiful! I like the pair that seem to be discussing things...maybe talking about you! Enjoy your weekend! Looks like we have some beautiful weather in the week to come!

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  15. Buenos visitantes acuden al lago. Me parecen fantásticas las fotografías.

    Me gustan sobretodo las dos últimas fotografías.

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  16. Beautiful post! Your bird images are breathtaking.

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  17. Hi Kenneth :) Oh that photo of the Great Egret is gorgeous! I love the blues in the feathering...and the reflections too! You're so talented with your camera. The stork and duck seem to be having a meeting of the minds! I'd love to be a fly on the leaf for that conversation!!! :)

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  18. Beautiful birds photos. Love the beautiful nature photos too.

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  19. Gorgeous photos! Breathtaking.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/02/more-from-last-weeks-peek-at-cedar-creek.html

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  20. Wow ! Lovely bird capture .. It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening, Nature and birds here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/02/garden-affair-fungicide-on-plants.html

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  21. Love the misty captures, Ken. Especially that one with the reflection of the pink cloud. Very unusual! Thank you for sharing this side of Florida with All Seasons! Your encouraging comment about the ice storm was appreciated, Jesh.

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  22. Lovely scenes yet again Kenneth. I do miss my trips to the coast or wetlands in this lockdown.

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