Saturday, 31 October 2009

Venus Pool - Snipe reflections

This was what came next, and to think it was only mintues after the gloom of the Golden Plover display! I'd been keeping my eye on three Common Snipe which had been feeding in the water not far away. As the sun came out and they started to preen - it looked like a good opportunity......

One of the classic bird poses is the Owl peeking around an object theme - not often you get a Snipe in this pose eh?






There's no trickery in the above - just a very unusual reflection! But on the subject of reflections......






Common Snipe viewed from almost every angle....






My favourite - I just love this image! The pose, reflection, ripples, light - worth all the hours of trying.....






Which is yours?

1 comment:

  1. wow! what brilliant shots, Jim. Well done. My fav has to be the second one, don't know why. I am yet to find any 'showy' Snipe. They always seem to be hidden in reedbeds :(

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