Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Season # 4 - Episode # 10

Sky Watch Friday this is the place. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post. You can link a 2:30 PM EDT. SWF is run by Klaus, Louise, Wren, Sandy and myself.

I was on Lake Hodgson last week and captured this blue sky reflecting off the lake. I was following the Great Blue Heron as it cruised over the lake but the sky reflecting in the lake was special. I caught the bird right in the gap between the trees. Click on the photos for a closer look.
My wife called me the other evening and told me to check out the sky. I'm always telling her to check things out in the sky. She had a better view then I, but I loved what I was able to capture. This was from my front porch. The dusk was moving in and the sky was in alive in a pastel fire.
There are a lot of great skies to visit above.

58 comments:

Kitty said...

Mm - lovely! It's nice how both skies are the same sort of tone.

Dirkjogt said...

Lovely reflection on the first one, nice colours on the second one.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos. Love both.

Troy

lazyclick said...

Fantastic shots.

Daryl said...

Wow .. nice catch!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That pastel sky is phenomenal.
Blessings,Ruth

Sylvia K said...

Such marvelous shots, Tom! Love the reflections in the first one and the colors in the second one are breathtaking!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

Nice place to go fishing, or birding, or .....

Good thing your BH keeps an eye to the sky for you. Such a great view you have.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely skies. I have yet to catch a good photo of a blue heron. They are way to fast for me!

James said...

Wonderful skies!

bobbie said...

Wonderful reflections, and the perfect capture of the bird.
Your lovely pink sky is a real delight too.

JOE TODD said...

Great colors.My wife keeps an eye out for photo opportunities for me also but then I need all the help I can get LOL

imac said...

Very peacful and that red sky - beautiful my friend.

Susan at Stony River said...

Wow, you couldn't have put that heron in a more perfect spot! I love how he's skimming just over the water, between the trees and their own reflection. Then the pink you captured at home is amazing. Beautiful shots as always!

Craver Vii said...

"Pastel fire" is a brilliant description.

The egret punctuates the top photo quite nicely.

Nice shots--both of them.

Torsdag said...

Stunning silhoutettes.
Hartmut

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shots, FG!
I love those pink, red and purple skies.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Skywatch pictures, Tom.. I love the pink sky.
Betsy

eileeninmd said...

They are both awesome photos. I seeing the GB Heron in flight. They are amazing to watch.

Photo Cache said...

i am completely taken by that dramatically moody reflection. happy skywatching.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful captures Tom. I tried to capture a GB Heron this morning but he/she was having none of it! Have a great weekend.
Blessings and smiles

Japa - cbanga360 said...

These are beautiful, indeed, Mr. FG.

marianne said...

both beautiful- i do love the shot of the heron. love the way their legs stick straight out when they fly!

Jenn Jilks said...

The colours are so amazing. I am not sure if it is the time of year, or the angle of the sun, but glorious.

Craig Glenn said...

Very nice shots FG!

Craig Glenn

darsden said...

Very nice picture,last one looks like an oil painting

Janie said...

Very nice heron and reflection shot. I love the color in your sunset sky.

Regina said...

Great skies!
Happy weekend.

alicesg said...

The skies looked so beautiful on your part of the world. The scenery is so superb. Have a nice weekend.

TSannie said...

2nd pic is pretty - 1st pic is just wonderful. Of course I'm partial to reflection photos.

SaraG said...

Great pictures Tom!
Love the reflection shot!
Take care
and Happy SWF

J Bar said...

Great colours in that second one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

TCKK said...

So beautiful especially when I clicked on them and could see the detail.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi, Tom. I love your description of "pastel fire". A perfect sky for that. Nice job.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a view from your front porch!

luna miranda said...

great shots...lovely colors.

magiceye said...

gorgeous captures!!

Pietro said...

Tom, these are both wonderful sky pictures. I like a lot the soft pink tone of the last picture.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Maybe oneday I will be back where I can take beautiful sunrise shots. Till then I will have to be contend with just hearing the sound of the birds in the morning.

Pearl Maple said...

Both beautiful photos for Sky Watch Friday fans, lovely views from your place.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

You really never cease to amaze me with your love of the skies... that beautiful coloring on the second one is outstanding. Very nice indeed!!

Hugs♥

Darla said...

Both of these images are beautiful...

Eaglesbrother said...

Great shots!!!
I used to live up that way in a town near you..just outside Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls.

Bob
aka Eaglesbrother

Tom said...

Stunning pink sky... I've not had chance to get a Sky Watch post up and running this week.. but I do have time for more visits this week... thanks for the fish picture.. my nephew as just took fishing up and is doing quite well... over here most of the fishing is catching stuff and putting it back... I'd rather eat what I caught... :O)

Happy Sky Watching
Tom

Jan K. said...

Specially the first photo is great. The reflection, the glittering on the water and the great blue heron make it a fantastic shot.
Enjoy your weekend!

Carletta said...

I like the first shot Fishing Guy. It's got great elements as Jan said; but that pink sky is very pretty!

Denise said...

Lovely skies, sounds like you and your wife make a good team.

Miss Becky said...

thanks for doing this Sky Watch Friday around the world. It is a lovely idea, and Fridays are so much more enjoyable now that I travel around the world and see the skies. your photos are awesome too :)

Jane said...

Some lovely images FG, I love the Heron one-thanks for sharing:)

charlotte said...

Breath-taking, both of them! The heron in the first one is like icing on the cake.

Tipper said...

Both are pretty-but I like the pink the best!

SandyCarlson said...

I'm glad you gave the sky a looking over. We reap the benefits!

George said...

You've got a couple of great captures here, Tom. I'm very impressed with your first photo -- you caught the heron perfectly.

Louise said...

That heron shot is fantastic!

Rhea said...

Bo photos are gorgeous. The heron about to skim the lake is just breathtaking!!

Tammie Lee said...

lovely images! endless beauty in our world!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Both sky views are marvelous ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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