Tuesday, 3 January 2012

On Golden Pond......................................................... Dunham Massey

I had a lovely walk at Dunham Massey yesterday... wonderful sunshine but very cold.
Today stormy winds a wreaking havoc across the UK...
My journey home from work has taken me over an hour longer than usual.

 These images were taken on one of the ponds in the deer park.

Children were feeding the birds... and the Black-headed Gulls were making the most of it.


 
The sun shining on the water gave a lovely golden glow... much better than my images show.
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46 comments:

Nature in the Burbs said...

very nice!

heyBJK said...

Fantastic, Andrew! The water running off the swan's bill is great!

Chatty Crone said...

I agree - that first picture with the water run off - awesome. Sandie

Gary said...

Great series, especially that swan!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Art said...

Wonderful pictures!
Happy New Year!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

such an apt title for this post Andrew. Don't envy the cold weather conditions when they're so bad. Love your white swan photograph, just perfect.

Dianne said...

A beautiful serene Golden Pond - your fist capture of that elegant white swan is exquisite Andrew.

Joop Zand said...

They are all very nice Andrew..... but i prefer the first one.

Greetings, Joop

mick said...

All beautiful photos but I especially like the color of the water contrasting with the bird in the first photo.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the active gulls! good luck with that wind!!!

missing moments said...

I love that first shot!

joo said...

Superb collection Andrew! The photo of Swan is simply fabulous!

Jeanne said...

How beautiful Andrew! I especially love the swan..... so graceful and such perfect focus and capture of the water droplets! Lovely. Hope your weather improves

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the swan and the gull. Yesterday,I was able to pick up the Black Headed gull lifer seen on a here parking lot here in Maryland.

NatureFootstep said...

love the last shot even if it is not as golden as you saw it. :)

Susan said...

You are amazing! Your photography is art!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have a city park nearby with a large lake that harbors the usual suspects to places like that. I never pay it much attention for everyone has seen tame geese and ducks before. But I can see now it is a good opportunity to improve one's photographic skills. Thanks for showing me that.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It must have been wonderful to catch some sunshine and photos, well worth being an hour late arriving home. Lovely photos Andrew.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the water dripping in the first one and it is so peaceful looking but probably not peaceful with the gulls going...

NicoleB said...

Lovely photos!
The droplets from the swan and the flight shot are gorgeous!
Glad you got home safe!

Nature Rambles said...

Amazing captures of the bird taking off. I also love the gold shimmer on the water. beautiful swan too!

BlueShell said...

Drew....Lovely birds...Gorgeous photos!
Congrats. You are an artist!

Thanks for visiting and commenting. That is an honor to me!

KISSES
BShell

ADRIAN said...

Another good set. Try the saturation sponge on the water.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I had forgotten how red the feet of BHG's are!

Not as many different species of gull down here - which is a shame as I like them!

Happy New Year!

Stewart M - Australia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Superb and the glow on the water was incredible. Happy New Year Andrew~

Art Activities said...

Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

MoiCLouLou said...

Very nice birds and pictures! I love the first one with the drops of water on the beak.

Thanks for sharing,

Louise

Carole said...

What gorgeous birds. Love that first shot.

holdingmoments said...

Lovely selection Andrew.
Those Black-headed Gulls are always good entertainment value.

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful photos! Love the third one with the outstretched wings!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Andrew,
I am your newest follower and was guided to your blog by my dear friend Chatty Crone. Some stunning photographs you show in your blog. Have a great day.
Greetings from Ireland.

Eva

Pat Ulrich said...

Lovely shot of the swan -- a great pose and really nice light!

The Glebe Blog said...

The swans around my local pond appear to be thinking about nesting.
The seasons are definitely merging.

John said...

Love the top two shots Andrew!
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Rose said...

That swan shot is fantastic!

Pantherka said...

Fantastic, Andrew.
Greetings!

Liz said...

Great series of images Andrew! I love the first shot of the swan.

Arija said...

Fabulous Andrew!!! The shot of the swan is to die for! Your photos are just amazing, a real treat for the eyes.

Hilke Breder said...

I love your Black-headed Gulls, Andrew; they look cute with their ear patch! Your swan with the water droplet is superb!

Springman said...

Gorgeous captures Andrew, can't take my eyes off the swan capture.
Happy New Year!

JM said...

All are beautiful, but the swan shot is outstanding!

Larry said...

Gorgeous Swan photo but I love the action shots of the Black-headed Gull. The "Old Stumpy" sculpture i the following post is also very cool!

carmen said...

Divinas Fotos!!! saludos desde Panama

Porch Days said...

That picture of the swan with the water dripping from the beak is fantastic!! Nancy

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Lovely images! Absolutely gorgeous,Great work....

johnpeterjohn said...

excellent shots, seems like you are a professional photographer..
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