Random Photos – Week 12/15

On Wednesday I left home early for work, and stopped at Franklin and took some photos.

Seagulls on Jetty
Seagulls on Jetty

This is my favourite shot of the morning, I love the misty pale colours of the far shore, the waves lapping against the jetty, and the little morning cluster of seagulls.

Red Yacht
Red Yacht

I couldn’t resist the flash of the red yacht against the misty hills.

Seagull Flying
Seagull Flying

Some of the seagulls started to fly off and I managed to capture this one, but I admit to having to do a bit of editing to get the photo to look smooth.  (I had a massive “will I – won’t I” argument with myself about doing so much noise reduction, but in the end I figured it was my photo and I should do what I want with it, it doesn’t have to be “Real Life” all the time).

Two Big One Little
Two Big One Little

Just a short way further up the road the Pelicans often sit on this log, sometimes as many as 5 will be there.  This morning there were only two, and a smaller fly-in-friend.

White Egret
White Egret

The photo was taken on Friday afternoon -on my way home.  I saw him in the water out of the corner of my eye as I approached the bay, luckily for me, even though he flew off from the water when I stopped, he didn’t go far.

Hope your week was full of calm, with a hint of colour to liven it up.

Random Photos – Week 11/15

Things that caught my eye last week:

Birds seem to pop up everywhere this week, these are the photos I finally settled on, a Red Robin, an Egret in the Early Morning, a Cormorant and Crows!  Yes, I finally managed to get a shot of crows, multiple crows – now I just need a close up.

Facts I learnt this week:  there are 2 types of dandelions growing in my lawn, who knew? Photographing a fairy isn’t easy!  Camellia Seed pods are bizarre.  The weird coloured cloud may be an alien mothership (that’s probably not a fact, but if it is you heard it here first).  Rainbows never look as good in a photo I take as they do in real life.  Ships with red sails are not necessarily invading raiders.