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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Into the weekend

We’ve had some pretty changeable weather here this week. The beginning was cold, with a thick frost.



It certainly made everything look ‘magical’. Even things you wouldn’t give a second glance to, looked interesting.




 There were some spectacular colours in the early morning sunrise,






and then as the week progressed, it got milder, which made things easier for the wildlife.




A female Goosander. A frequent winter visitor.




The Heron was happier, with some unfrozen water to fish in.




The Shoveler, shovelled,




The Tufted Duck enjoyed some sun,




and a female Blackbird enjoyed some berries.


A strange week


Enjoy the rest of yours.


41 comments:

  1. Hi Keith...I like the first two photo's..cobweb very different! All picture are great though!!
    Weather here a little crazy to ...yesterday not above 20 degree F. today 40...crazy : }
    Never know...!!
    Hugs and have a good one!!

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  2. Love that spider's web! these are some awesome shots :)

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  3. Excellent work Keith, the frosted web is superb

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  4. Thanks Grammie. The weather seems as daft as me lol

    Hillary, thank you. :)

    Thanks Bob. The web seems a popular one :)

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  5. Those are spendid photos, all of them are unique.

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  6. Add another vote - that frosted spider web is too cool!

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  7. The spider web is really a keeper as are the colours in the water photos. The Heron is good also as it shows his colours, plumes and habitat as well.Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.

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  8. ...the spider's web is spectacular. It must have stopped you dead in your tracks when you spied it! The first photo looks like it's out of a scene out of a movie...something dramatic is about to happen, no doubt! :-)

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  9. A lovely collection of photographs Keith.
    The frosted web is a great creative shot.

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  10. Oh, I love these magical frozy moments! The best of winter but a hard time for the animals. I wish you a wonderful Sunday and a good new week. Hugs from Luzia.

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  11. What a wonderful collection of photos.. though I expect nothing less from you. That web is just incredible though.

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  12. A very nice set of images Keith. It certainly was strange and its supposed to get colder again next week. Is this the start of a long winter.?

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  13. Thank youBob :)

    Nicole, thank you. The web is certainly popular ;)

    Thanks Gary, appreciate your comments.

    SublimeHues, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. :)

    Thanks Kelly. The web was one of many, hanging along a footbridge. The thick frost on them, just begged for a picture lol

    Trevor, (The Herald), thank you :)

    Trevor, (The Watcher), thank you. :)

    Thanks Lucy. It makes me wonder how the animals manage to survive such harsh weather.

    Thank you Hilary. That web is popular lol

    Roy, I hope not. Two long winters in a row will be fatal for some of our smaller birds and animals. Let’s hope for a mild winter ;)

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  14. We've yet to see a proper hoar frost. Good job you did and made such a grand job of photographing it.

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  15. The hoar frost really accentuates the trees.

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  16. Thanks Adrian. That frost made even the most mundane areas look exciting.

    Inverness Daily Photo, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. Appreciate it.

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  17. Wow...wahtr a great serie Stu. The frozen web is magic! I also really like the colors in #3 ;)

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  18. WOW what a spiders web!! I know the birds are happy with the warm up...we have had some strange weather too!!

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  19. Thanks Dixxe.
    I think nature is on her head at the moment. It was thick frost this morning, and tonight looks like rain, and much milder lol

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  20. Gorgeous frost photos - that cobweb looked like a work of art. Loved that tufted duck too!

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  21. I am fascinated with the frozen spider web! Amazing creation! The golden sunrise with various birds is very beautiful and romantic too! :) The female blackbird especially drew my attention, I saw male Blackbirds in the forest on the European side of Istanbul, next time I will look carefully to see the females too!

    Have a beautiful and delightful new week,

    Best regards,

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  22. Beautiful photos Keith! My favourites are the Blackbird with the berries and the first one.

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  23. Thank you Müge; the web seems very popular.
    Enjoy your week too. Thank you :)

    Thanks Jan. I've been struggling for pictures the last few weeks, so I was pleased with the few I got recently. We need some sun lol

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  24. Wow - each photo is just glorious!

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  25. ladyfi, thank you. Appreciate your comments :)

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  26. Very nice photography, I was really impressed with your share.

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  27. Out on the prairie, thank you for stopping by, and your comment. :)

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  28. Beautiful photos. I've never even heard of a Goosander; now I want to see one in person. Your header photo is stunning. Congrats on a well-deserved POTW mention.

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  29. congrats for the potw

    the shot of the frozen spider web is fantastic!

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  30. Linda, thank you for your comment, and compliment. Appreciate it. :)

    Thank you for stopping by, and your comment Christine :)

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  31. Thanks for stopping by Linda, and your comment.

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  32. Gorgeous photo's...especially enjoyed you capturing that spider web. Congrats on POTW at Hilary's!

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  33. Just found your blog, and have really enjoyed looking through your beautiful images. I especially love the shades of water in this post. I am now a 'follower' and will be back to visit you again, and I invite you to visit me too!

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  34. Lori, thank you for stopping by, and commenting. :)

    Thank you for your comments Karen. Appreciate it :)

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  35. Hi, very beautiful pictures! colours and ice crystals are great..

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  36. Thank you for your comment; appreciate it. :)

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