Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sky Watch Season # 4 Episode # 3

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 at 3:00 PM EDT on Thursdays. SWF is run by Klaus, Wren, Sandy, Sylvia and myself. 

I was on Lake Hodgson this morning before 7 AM and the Moon greeted me. We had overnight storms so I didn't know how the fishing would pan out.
A Great Blue Heron flew over the area I was fishing so I took a shot with my Canon A590 boat camera. There was also a seagull above it. I saw an Osprey and a Green Heron but wasn't quick enough because I was fighting fish.
Wind out of the North with a cold front moving through but forty Crappie later, at 10AM, I was headed off the lake and the sky was outstanding. 
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41 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shots. Looks like you had fun fishing.

Carver said...

I love catching the moon in the daytime. These are all beautiful shots.

LadyFi said...

Wonderful heron shot... and I love that last sky shot.. so pretty!

Sylvia K said...

I love the moon shot, Tom! And the heron and the last shot is so lovely! Guess that means I really love all your shots -- as I usually do! Hope you have a fun, great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful sky.Do you folks eat all those fish?I bet they are delicious.
Blessings,Ruth

ksdoolittle said...

I'll bet you couldn't help letting go with a big sigh! What a fishing trip! ~karen

imac said...

Early bird gets the worm eh Tom. beautiful set of shies.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---the fishing is really good right now, isn't it, Tom???? 40 Crappie? Wow!!!! I'm impressed.

Great pictures of the water, moon, sky, birds, etc...

Glad you had a great morning.
Betsy

Barb said...

Well, if you were "fighting fish" you were probably having some luck! I really like the heron shot. I saw the moon after sunrise this AM, too.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful blue sky.

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Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful series. It's a nice way to take a view from up there to back to earth.

reanaclaire said...

I love watching the skies these days and capture the "designs" the clouds formed up there.. looks like u also have fun too!

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful shots, - especially the Heron. They make me keen to go fishing!!

George said...

I'm jealous of both your beautiful sky and the cold front!

eden said...

Fantastic captures, Tom. Love all the images.

Have a great weekend.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful early morning shots. The last shot is awesome.

gnometree said...

Great skies fishing guy. I wish I had been too busy with fish to get my photo, but alas, the fishing was not good for me

Regina said...

Beautiful clear skies!
" Happy SWF "
Enjoy the weekend.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow, forty fish?!
They were putting up a fight. tee hee
When I read you were fighting fish, my imagination ran away and I caught visions of you duking it out with an oversized crappie. LOL
I'm sorry. **snicker**

Pietro said...

All wonderful pictures, Tom. I like a lot that moon alone among the white clouds. Very nice Sky Watch post!

Gaelyn said...

More great captures Tom, fishing seems to go good with birding.

J Bar said...

Good shots.
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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skies, love the heron in flight! Happy skywatching!

Naturegirl said...

Great capture of the Heron in flight.Love the view of the water!
Happy fishing to you!Tis the season!Lots happening here with me..relocating!!

Darla said...

Sounds like a great morning!

LV said...

Beautiful early morning sky sights. Nature does a great job on changing them for us.

Hilary said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful morning with lot of natures best - in the water and in the air.

Lanny said...

What a pretty sky you had this morning. Our sky hasn't been looking like that until just after noon when our fog burns off. But I have been very appreciative of the morning marine air, it allows me to get a lot done, well that is when I'm not in here visiting friends and their forty crappie! So do you think it is true, that crappie is the best tasting fresh water fish? The only time I remember catching them or their relatives I guess, was when my brother and I went fishing at a lake not to far from Dirt's and my home (back then my folks live in town). We caught so many it filled the bottom of the boat. My dad didn't seem to impressed, called them sunfish. He was a trout and salmon man, stream and ocean fisher. But the folks who owned the lake house where we were visiting were glad to see that we caught so many and she helped my brother and I put them in her freezer. Was she just humoring us or are they delish? If so, I might have to take a break from tidying up for the wedding and take my girls fishin'!

ascu75 aka Don said...

I would sooner fight fish any day, shame I cant cast anymore but maybe I can go drop a line from the pier this summer. I love the shot of the moon, sounds like you had a good day what did you catch? Don

Splendid Little Stars said...

I fell like I was out there on the lake with you! What a lovely place! sounds like you had a wonderful morning.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Did you know there is a black squirrel in your garden Tom? :)

I was trying some moon shots again too which I will post soon as this thime they were not too bad. :)

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Lovely sh0ts and the lake lo0ks s0 peaceful.have a great weekend of fishing!and oh,y0ur fish are alot,y0u can fish very well.

CaptainRunner said...

The moon, it never really leaves us even the sun shines brighter :)

Jenn Jilks said...

The heron is an amazing bird. Well done. My world !

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Kcalpesh said...

Amazing!! These are marvelous captures! I love the picture of the bird in flight...

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SandyCarlson said...

These are totally magical. Awesome. Thanks, friend!

Wren said...

Wonderful sky shots, FG. But I have to ask - what will you do with 40 crappie?

hmmm ... just looked them up in wikipedia and was surprised to learn that they are a type of sunfish, which I used to catch as a child. Never knew that was what crappie were.

By the way, I'm glad it's you and not me that has to clean that many. :)

blog with no name said...

Come on Tom, you can't fight fish with one hand and take pics with the other? LOL :) Need to rig up the "pole cam"...

Craver Vii said...

40 crappie ain't bad!! I couldn't do that even if I used dynamite.

Tipper said...

40 crappie-wow.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture!!!!!
Colleen