Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Reflections.

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James from New Town Area Photo. I have here two very different reflection photo's today. They speak for themselves.
I believe I have to explain about the second photo. These willow trees are next to a river.When there is flood tide the water in the river comes up and reaches the trees. When ebb-tide comes the water draws back and what stays is this little stream.
 
 
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28 comments:

awarewriter said...

The swans are lovely. I'm intrigued by your second photo. I really like it.

James said...

Great photos. I especially like the swans.

Ida said...

Beautiful swans in the first shot.
Elegant.
Very nice reflection in the second picture.

Happy weekend! :)

"Création" said...

Je Weekend Reflections foto's zijn weer PRACHTIG Riet, beide foto's zijn super mooi. En bij de bomen foto krijg ik meteen weer een fantasie verhaal in mijn hoofd.

fijne avond,
groetejs Josephine

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Riet...
I so love the swans, as they are so graceful and so free. The elegance reflected in the water as the dance by. I love them, I could watch them all day for sure. You are so fortunate to be able to have a lake that they live in. What a treasure.

Now I am not sure what the second picture is trees? Is this a form of irrigation where the water has receded? Trees planted up on a hill area, so the water is held? I am not sure sweetie. But I love the cold, sleeping reflection in the water. So beautiful.

You have a photographic eye for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Please stop by and let me share my Friday the 13th post with you.

Country hugs, Sherry

Irma said...

Heej Riet,
Prachtige foto's, ze spreken echt voor zichzelf.

Een heel fijn weekend, groetjes Irma

Carletta said...

Wonderful shot of the geese even without the wavy reflection!
Your second shot just shows how little water is needed for a great shot - I like this.

James said...

Sometimes tha happens to me. I leave a comment but then it's gone.
I took a second look. I think it's very interesting how man and nature work together to control water in Holland. I imagine flodding could cause a problem in such a flat land.

cieldequimper said...

Riet, these are both lovely.

Rambling Woods said...

The first photo is lovely as I am a bird lover, but the second is so very interesting..good eye...

Icy BC said...

These are wonderful photos! I like to see reflection of critter, and trees!

Thérèse said...

These trees receive probably a haircut every year!
Very nice.

Pacey said...

Alle zijn leuk en mooi foto's... Groetjes!

Sharon said...

Love the swans. Very interesting about the second photo. Sharon

James said...

Hello again Riet. I almost forgot to tell you that the mirror in my picture was attached to a wall. I think it was put there to help people who are backing out their cars into traffic.
There were no cars on the street when I took the picture though.

Ebie said...

The swans look so graceful and love the second photo and its reflection, great composition!

Ann said...

We have black swans here. You are good in taking a close up photo.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos, I love the swans.

diane said...

The reflection in the little stream is so clear and amazing that you noticed ot in such little water. Beat swans reflection too.

Fluitenkruid said...

Mooie dieren, kan me niet voorstellen dat ze in dat smalle slootje passen.
prettig weekend!

Barbara Martin said...

Swans are such graceful birds. The second photo of the water ditch makes me think it would be a good cross-country jump for riding.

Reader Wil said...

Mooie foto's, Riet! Zwanen zijn altijd zulke fotogenieke vogels! Deze omgeving lijkt wel wat op de plaats waar ik woon!

Malyss said...

Two beautyful reflections, and two great autumn lights..

maryt/theteach said...

Riet, your photos are incredible. The swans and their reflections and of course the beautiful roses! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Your swans live up to their legendary, graceful reputation but the second photo's reflection is magically unique!

mbkatc230 said...

I love the swans, they are so elegant. And the second shot is very interesting, thanks for the explanation. Kathy

Tania said...

I'm sure swans were invented for 'reflection' photography!

Catharina Maria said...

Riet wat mooi dat water en die knotwilgen , het is echt een mooie weerspiegeling !
Lieve groet Rini