Meandering with camera…
Some conditions call for slow and easy, and water lilies are one of those, who knows what you’ll find in a spot like that if you slip in as quietly as you can. It’s a lot easier than fighting through them also.
Slow and easy was a bit hard to come by with a bit of a breeze and some current, but you reminded me that I was surprised to find some critters (Pied-billed Grebes) hiding in the lily pads once I downloaded the shots. They’re not easy to spot, but hope you can find them.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
― John Muir
Fun finding those guys!
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They certainly look to be hiding away. Well spotted, Gunta. :).
Thanks, Sylvia… but this one was 99.9% pure luck. 😉
Oh, yes, I’ve been in this sort of spot. Isn’t it fun to see these lovely creatures peeking at you from the foliage?
It’s utterly fantastic to get to see critters I never would have seen without the kayak. I’m simply loving it!
I can’t wait to be kayaking again too. There is nothing like it.
I’ve always found grebes to be fairly shy here so I’m glad you accidentally found these ones from the water lillies shot. Lovely photo and quote as always. Jerry does give good encouraging birding advice too, doesn’t he. 🙂
I was rather thrilled at this lovely surprise myself. Jerry does give great birding and photography advice. He helped me pick out the lenses I’m using and I’m quite happy with them… though there’s always that temptation to want to upgrade.
What a lovely surprise to find.
Indeed. Who knew what was hiding in the reeds and water lilies. Kayaking has been such great fun. Now if I can just learn to steer better! 😉
I’d never seen that John Muir quote. I like it.
John Muir… a man of great wisdom.
Thanks for the shout out, and also, thank you for the photo of the grebes. With as many photos of them that I’ve shot, I’ve yet to get a male in breeding plumage as you have.
I appreciated the reminder that I had captured these guys. I vaguely remember seeing some movement and shooting relatively blind, only to find them in the shot after downloading. Pure luck to catch the birds, much less the breeding plumage!
Way cool….I like the water-level shot…and Muir’s words, too. 🙂
Actually, it was pretty warm, except at night. Then it was way cool. The way I like it! 🙂 So very nice you like the shot and the words.
A lovely post, wonderful photo and quotes, Gunta. I like pied-billed grebes a lot…. 😀
Another species I’ve never seen before. It’s sheer joy the wonderful critters I get to see in the kayak. Who knew?
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