Tuesday, 8 January 2013

On the Water - Thematic Photography

I've decided to start my 'On the Water' theme with a few birds.

Ducks on the Clinton River at Rochester, Michigan 
I think they were waiting to be fed by passers by. Meanwhile at Saltholme Nature Reserve near Middlesbrough in England no one would attempt to feed this water bird.

Coot at RSPB Saltholme
There is another nature reserve adjacent to the River Tees at Stockton.

Herons at Portrack Nature Reserve
The smaller birds round the island are plovers (also called peewits or lapwings) presumably there for a drink or what they could find in the mud.

At Fowey in Cornwall I found this steaming along.

Steamboat in Fowey Estuary
 My daughter was in that boat on a short trip round the harbour in 2008.

Finally we have a stand off.

Gem, Cody and Lily
But which one will get that floating ball.

Hope you liked my selection of water shots; more interesting to me than photos of big ships. But don't let that stop you sailing across to Carmi's Thematic-photographic-229

9 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

Just love Fowey, I'm sure your daughter enjoyed her time there, always enjoy their festival.

Karen S. said...

These are all wonderful, but you know my heart belongs to the three adorable water-lovers!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

If not the ball, perhaps they could chase a few ducks? Well, perhaps not in the nature preserve (I love those places).

Add a chocolate lab and you'd have a full set! :)

Michèle Dextras said...

Thank you Bob for the encouraging comments of my first attempt at participation. I love your photos, especially the ducks that are my favourite birds!

Aunt Snow said...

I love the triple scoops of dog flavors!

Alexia said...

I'm fond of coots - but fonder still of dogs :) Great pictures, Bob

Jean Knill said...

Excellent variety of water shots, Bob. And you reminded me of our 2012 autumn holiday in Cornwall. We spent some time in Fowey.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Birds and dogs?

Terrific subjects, Bob! I'll have to try that sometime...

;-)

Carmi Levy said...

That is the coolest steam ship...I've never seen one in real life! And you already know how I feel about birds :)

Great shots, Bob!