Friday, May 16, 2014

AN EVENING AT THE MARSH

A friend and I went for a ride to a local marsh the other day.It was in the evening so the light was fading fast.
There is still no new growth visible in the marshes,but the birds are sure busy,as are the frogs. The noise of the frog chorus was almost deafening.


As the sun was setting the marsh took on new life.I like the light in this shot.



Some of the many ducks which were on the water were these,two male Ruddy Ducks.
They were very far away,so this shot has been cropped. The added bonus are the reflections in the water.


Of course there is constant action,with ducks flying from one side of the marsh to the other.I think these are Gadwell,but I am willing to be corrected.


A male Yellow-headed Blackbird decided to pose for me.Just look at how talented he is,holding on with only one foot.

When he was done posing he took off,but not before I was able to get one quick shot.
When I saw this picture on my computer,I knew that this evening had been successful.

God,who made the world and everything in it,since He is Lord of heaven and earth,does not dwell in temples made with hands……As though He needed anything,since He gives to all life,breath and all things.
Acts 17:24-25 NKJV











26 comments:

  1. Oh that last shot is just amazing, Ruth. What a fine day indeed.

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  2. Very nice set, Ruth. I love the blackbird shots. Diane

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  3. Thanks for sharing your evening at the marsh with us. All of your photos are marvelous, but the last one is simply fabulous.

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  4. He is wonderful, and so are your shots!! I have never heard of a yellow headed blackbird and I am pretty sure we do not have any around here.

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  5. Definitely a successful evening! All lovely shots, but the last is wonderful!

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  6. I love your Yellow headed Blackbird shots! The marsh may look dead to some people in passing but it is full of life.

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  7. What beautiful shots Ruth. Particularly the "look ma, no hands"!

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  8. I knew your evening had been successful as quick as I saw the first picture. It just got more successful.

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  9. Wow Ruth! Fantastic pictures. I love that scripture verse too. Perfect.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Beautiful!! That last shot is just incredible and I love the verse.

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  11. Wonderful, Ruth - and that last shot is real winner!!

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  12. Oh wow Ruth.....all of the photos are great, but the last photo is outstanding. It was if the bird was posing for you.....love it...
    Enjoy a great weekend...
    shug

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  13. I was impressed with the "one-leg pose" until I saw the one with his wings spread open. Definitely a good day!

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  14. The yellow headed black bird picture is awesome. I've never seen one of them in person.

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  15. Love the play between the colors of pale orange and blue. Really great shots.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  16. Love the blackbird pic! Looks like he is dancing!

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  17. Beautiful photos, Ruth. It's great to see the bird life in the marsh.

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  18. WoW Ruth, the yellow black bird is just amazing!! What a beautiful bird!!

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  19. I like the reflections [and the blue bills] of the ruddy ducks...but the yellow headed blackbird images you shared are phenomenal!!!!

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  20. Wow, great shots of that yellow-headed blackbird! Beautiful blues and tans in the first two shots.

    The bible verse is one I had forgotten. Thank you for including it in your post. How true!

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  21. Wonderful photos of a day to remember. I agree that the flying ducks are Gadwall.

    You captured the perfect moment with the blackbird.

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  22. Never saw a yellow-headed blackbird but you got a couple of beautiful shots of him. But I'm sure your day was successful even without those shots.

    Very appropriate text.

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  23. Hi Ruth, The marsh pictures are excellent. And so are the pics of the Yellow Headed Blackbird. I do not think I have seen that bird before. I looked up the range map on Google and, sure enough, they are not out here in Western Washington. So thank you for sharing those captures. I sure know that feeling you mentioned about the last picture ... not realizing what a great shot it was until you opened it up on the computer. I guess, for this digital age, that comes as close as anything to the feeling you got back in the film days when you opened up the envelope of prints from the processor. Have a great day Ruth. John

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  24. Yes, you did get some beautiful shots...that blackbird is beautiful. Our marshes are still brown too, but the water is finally warming up!

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